May, 2020

Some new updates, a new post style and an apology

By |2020-05-15T20:32:46+01:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets|

Some new updates, a new post style and an apology First of all, apologies for the downtime over the last day. Our host had some server maintenance planned that should have interrupted the site for just a few minutes. Apparently, things didn't go to plan and a multitude of sites went down, including AgAuNEWS and stayed down for much of the day. Fortunately, everything seems to be back to normal, but we [...]

April, 2020

Quick update 2

By |2020-04-20T22:56:06+01:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

Quick update 2 Apologies for the slow updates over the last couple of weeks. On top of everything going on, my PC got worse and because you get kind of used to it, you think its normal. Anyway, to keep things short, thanks to a couple of readers and advertisers, I managed to build a new PC over the weekend which is now up and running. To say the difference is [...]

A quick update on what’s happening

By |2020-04-10T11:39:30+01:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

A quick update on what's happening With all that's going on at the moment and worries about family, you can understand our posts have been a bit lower than normal, but we're expecting things to pick up a bit next week. We're all okay here and we hope you are all well and fighting fit. These are extraordinary times that make our little hobby seem hugely unimportant, but at the same [...]

Perth Mint’s Dragon & Tiger silver bullion coin goes large with a limited 10oz variant exclusive to LPM

By |2020-04-08T02:14:39+01:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint's Dragon & Tiger silver bullion coin goes large with a limited 10oz variant exclusive to LPM The Perth Mint's excellent Chinese Dragon series of bullion coins has expanded today with the launch of a ten-ounce version of the 2018 Dragon & Tiger design. In all respects this is just an enlarged variant, although the obverse is different. That face has a border running around the effigy to hold [...]

Are you the lucky one! Coins Today picks the certificate number that wins a one-off 5oz gold coin

By |2020-04-01T22:34:01+01:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Event, News Nuggets, Silver, Niue Island|

Are you the lucky one! Coins Today picks the certificate number that wins a one-off 5oz gold coin Back in mid-December, we posted an article about an intriguing new bullion coin from Korean producer, Coins Today. It was called 'Lucky Coin', and for good reason. Each of the 25,000 coins sold came with a certificate with a covered number on it, much like a lottery scratch [...]

March, 2020

New Australian bullion coin pays homage to the 1980 discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget

By |2020-03-02T22:42:22+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

New Australian bullion coin pays homage to the 1980 discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget Last year, the Perth Mint launched 'Welcome Stranger', the first in a new bullion coin series featuring some of the giant nuggets found in Australia. The series is back with 'Hand of Faith', Weighing in at almost 875 ozt, it pales in comparison to the 1869 discovery of Welcome Stranger, but remains the 2nd [...]

February, 2020

New Coin Series Profiles and updates – February 2020 – and an appeal

By |2020-02-28T20:12:12+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|

New Coin Series Profiles and updates - February 2020 - and an appeal Time for a quick round-up of updates as we do every now and then. It's been a manic month, with the most posts we've put up in a month since 2014. Moving forward, I'll keep the news posts confined to Monday-Friday, which will allow me to expand our guides and profiles at the weekends, as [...]

APMEX debuts a new limited silver bullion coin from Laos called Panthera Tigris – the Tiger

By |2020-02-28T02:49:53+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, Laos|

APMEX debuts a new limited silver bullion coin from Laos called Panthera Tigris - the Tiger A quick look at a new bullion coin from Laos. It isn't often we see coins from the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia - just the Jade Lunars from MDM spring to mind - but US mega-dealer APMEX have exclusive worldwide rights to a new 1oz silver bullion coin.Called Panthera Tigris, the Latin [...]

General Joseph Haller’s symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin

By |2020-02-19T12:41:31+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

General Joseph Haller's symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin Poland seems to love its history coins more than most and the National Bank of Poland (NBP) issues some quite esoteric examples. There are quite a few centennial coins of late, buoyed by the period around one hundred years ago being one of crucial importance in the foundation of the modern state of Poland and its effect on [...]

Saint Lucian Flamingo entrant in Scottsdale’s EC8 2019 series arrives in superb proof form

By |2020-02-12T17:26:50+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Saint Lucia|

Saint Lucian Flamingo entrant in Scottsdale's EC8 2019 series arrives in superb proof form The good news is that Scottsdale Mint's Eastern Caribbean 8 (EC8) series is coming back in 2020 for its third annual run through the eight nations in the programme, but what we're looking at here is the last issue in the 2019 sequence. Not the bullion coin itself, which we've covered [...]

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