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May, 2019

Royal Australian Mint portrays the countries rebellious history on a new silver coin trio

By |2019-05-15T20:29:32+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Royal Australian Mint portrays the countries rebellious history on a new silver coin trio You would think that being surrounded by a selection of flying, swimming and running wildlife that is poisonous, venomous, or just plain mean, would make the average Australian love his fellow man. Unfortunately, the colonists decided mutiny and rebellion was a more colourful way to fill their fledgling history books - hardly surprising given the [...]

D-Day 75th – Numiscollect debuts a two-piece bullet coin to mark the epic seaborne invasion

By |2019-05-10T11:06:20+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

D-Day 75th - Numiscollect debuts a two-piece bullet coin to mark the epic seaborne invasion One of major proponents of true dimensional coins, Numiscollect have issued some complex and beautifully detailed examples of this type of coin over the last couple of years. Their Egyptian coins are perfect examples, and the recent Mongolian Ural Owl coin is exquisitely designed, but this latest release is a simpler affair. Bullet-shaped [...]

June, 2018

Lawrence of Arabia headlines the Royal Mint’s latest six-coin First World War commemorative set

By |2018-06-09T13:58:21+01:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

Lawrence of Arabia headlines the Royal Mint's latest six-coin First World War commemorative set The Royal Mint continues its extensive programme marking the centenary of the First World War. There's been a large mix of formats and designs produced by this British mint over the last half-decade, but one of the best for us has always been the annual six-coin set produced in association with Imperial War Museums. [...]

April, 2018

The ultimate gold hoarder Scrooge McDuck headlines his own gold and silver bullion coins

By |2018-04-13T19:54:18+01:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|

The ultimate gold hoarder Scrooge McDuck headlines his own gold and silver bullion coins It was early last year that the New Zealand Mint brought its flagship Disney licence to the bullion coin market when it launched its Steamboat Willie range. Depicting Mickey Mouse in his 1928 movie, the coin seemed pretty popular and was followed up later in 2017 with a Mickey Mouse lunar bullion coin. [...]

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017

By |2018-04-03T18:38:38+01:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, News, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017 Every year the Bank of Latvia asks coin collectors to vote for their favourite Latvian precious metal coin and this year is no exception. This producer has always punched well above their weight and has issued some very interesting and eclectic designs over the last few years. There's a good mix in the 2017 selection [...]

March, 2018

Justice League is the latest blockbuster superhero movie to appear on a coin note series

By |2018-03-11T10:11:37+01:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

Justice League is the latest blockbuster superhero movie to appear on a coin note series It isn't just Star Trek and Star Wars that is getting the coin note treatment. The New Zealand Mint is today releasing the first of six Justice League coins, each based on a character from the blockbuster DC Comics Universe movie. The characters featured are all good guys and encompass Batman, Wonder [...]

September, 2017

British Pobjoy Mint offers aid to Hurrican Irma victims in the British Virgin Islands

By |2017-09-14T11:48:53+01:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, News|

British Pobjoy Mint offers aid to Hurrican Irma victims in the British Virgin Islands We've all been reading reports of the horrifying destructive power of nature yet again with the passing of Hurricane Irma through the Caribbean and onto mainland America, so it's good to see a mint make an effort. The Pobjoy Mint has long issued commemorative coins for islands that are not traditionally part of [...]

March, 2017

UPDATED: Royal Australian Mint reportedly scammed for a million dollars last year

By |2017-03-03T19:12:11+01:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, News|

UPDATED: Royal Australian Mint reportedly scammed for a million dollars last year UPDATE: It seems that it's come to light that the fraud was one perpetrated on the mint and not by an employee as was originally reported. The matter has been referred to the Australian Federal Police so further information isn't available at present. We'll update when we know more. The Australian Financial Review is reporting [...]

February, 2017

The worlds most chilled Koala mellows out on the Perth Mints latest antique silver coin

By |2017-02-20T11:21:54+01:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

The worlds most chilled Koala mellows out on the Perth Mints latest antique silver coin One of the main reasons for the current popularity of the two-ounce, high-relief, antique-finished coin was the huge popularity of the first in a new series by the Perth Mint called Greek Gods. Featuring Zeus, it's easy to argue that this coin kicked off the whole current trend for ancient god coins [...]

January, 2017

The Japan Mint announces winners of its International Design Competition

By |2017-01-26T19:58:05+01:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, News, Japan Mint|

The Japan Mint announces the winners of its International Design Competition for 2016 For the past few years, the Japan Mint has been hosting an International Coin Design Competition in which designers, both current and budding, are encouraged to enter their coin designs to win an award. There are two categories, a general one and a student one. The general category is by far the toughest as one of the primary [...]

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