February, 2020

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 [...]

Deadly & Dangerous is 15 and the big cuddly tarantula carries the baton for Australia

By |2020-02-06T15:53:35+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Downies, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly & Dangerous is 15 and the big cuddly tarantula carries the baton for Australia Hard to believe that Deadly & Dangerous is now fifteen years old. A testament to the popularity of the subject and of the seemingly endless supply of malevolent creatures that populate the Australian continent, it's fair to say the series doesn't command the attention it once did when the iconic 2006 Redback Spider [...]

Beautiful Polish history series, Treasures of Stanislaw August, debuts the first of its two 2020 releases

By |2020-02-04T17:36:37+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Beautiful Polish history series, Treasures of Stanislaw August, debuts the first of its two 2020 releases A long term favourite of ours, the National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' is a superb series that reproduces a late 18th century series of medallions commissioned by the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. There will be 24 issues in the set, and this latest one is [...]

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins

By |2020-02-03T13:44:22+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, People, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting Week: CIT add Gandhi pair to their Revolutionaries series of silver and minigold coins A relatively low key issue from CIT Coin Invest kicks off our look at smartminting this week. The first coin in this series, Chinggis Khan, was actually the one that introduced the potential of smartminting to the world. A reintroduction of a traditionally struck design, it showed the improvements that CIT and BH Mayer had [...]

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish ‘Trapped’ series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands

By |2020-02-02T02:53:01+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

WMF20: Quirky mesh-finish 'Trapped' series from CIT returns with an eerie pair of hands A hugely original release from CIT Coin Invest last year was a coin called 'Trapped'. Depicting a human face screaming from behind some tightly stretched fabric, it raised in us that innate claustrophobic fear that almost all of us have. Collectors certainly were unafraid to buy the coin, as it sold out [...]

January, 2020

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue’s new coin series celebrates the iconic characters

By |2020-01-22T10:26:39+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue's new coin series celebrates the iconic characters Sixty years old, DC Comics iconic Justice League is getting a new silver coin series in celebration, starting off with Wonder Woman. Enjoying a new lease of life after a hit movie, with another promising one on the way, this is a good choice to start off the series. Nothing unusual about [...]

400th anniversary of the Mayflower expedition is commemorated on a new limited run Pobjoy bullion coin

By |2020-01-21T12:19:39+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

400th anniversary of the Mayflower expedition is commemorated on a new limited run Pobjoy bullion coin A big year for the United States with the 400th anniversary of the voyage of The Mayflower. Carrying the Puritans from Plymouth, England to Provincetown, Massachusetts in the New World, this small ship battled for two months to cross the brutal North Atlantic before depositing its cargo of 102 men, women and children on [...]

NZ Mint bullion kicks off a busy 2020 with the APMEX-distributed Mickey & Minnie in gold and silver

By |2020-01-06T19:08:08+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

NZ Mint bullion kicks off a busy 2020 with the APMEX-distributed Mickey & Minnie in gold and silver It seems that 2020 is going to be as busy as 2019 if the early release of the latest Disney-themed bullion coin is any indicator. These seemingly very popular coins have seen their release schedule increase while the mintages of each design have been reduced to what are very low numbers.A cute [...]

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