STAR WARS CHEWBACCA CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-28T00:40:34+01:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Our weekly dive into the New Zealand Mints super rapid release schedule of Chibi coins in the run up to Christmas, continues. This week it's the turn of Star Wars to get its second issue. Darth Vader kicked it off and Chewbacca now carries the torch for the tarnished movie franchise.It's another cool design, clearly aimed at a [...]

DC COMICS THE FLASH CHIBI (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-09-21T18:08:14+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's latest Chibi coin is here, and with another ten due to drop before the end of 2020, it's a place we'll obviously visiting pretty often (we like these!). Based on the Japanese big-headed 'Super-deformed; cultural style, they reinterprete characters from three of the mints big franchises - DC Comics, Harry Potter, and Star [...]

400 YEARS OF THE MAYFLOWER (2020, Pobjoy Mint)

By |2020-09-17T12:56:14+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

The epic voyage of The Mayflower four centuries ago has remained an inspirational tale to many, but there have been surprisingly few numismatic issues commemorating it. One of those participating was the British Pobjoy Mint, who released a limited run of silver bullion coins featuring the ship under full sail. This was exclusively distributed by US dealer, APMEX.That [...]

AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS: BATAVIA (2019, Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-09-15T20:01:27+01:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The Royal Australian Mint's innovative and attractive triangular bullion coin series has recently seen its third issue, but we're heading back to the first of them for this latest release. Batavia came out last year with it's standard 20,000 silver and 250 gold coin mintages and is back in very limited form with an antique finish. The [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN POSTER (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-14T14:17:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Harry Potter behemoth is back in the coin world with the release of the third movie poster coin in the New Zealand Mints series of seven. Having its premiere in 2004, the movie went on to gross $796.7 million worldwide, and picked up a pair of Oscar nominations on the way. A darker movie than the [...]

AFRICAN WILDLIFE: SOMALI ELEPHANT BULLION (2021, Emporium Hamburg)

By |2020-09-10T13:50:29+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

Now an old stalwart of the annual bullion coin release calendar, the Somali Elephant, also called the African Wildlife, is rapidly closing in on its 20th anniversary. First appearing in 2004, the coin features a depiction of an elephant in various poses and has seen some fine designs over the years. However, recent years have exhibited a [...]

AMBER SCARABEUS ANTIQUED (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-09-07T11:50:55+01:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A long running seriesof 17.50 gram silver coins that debuted in 2015, the Mint of Poland's Scarabaeus series reproduces one of the biggest icons in Ancient Egyptian culture - the scarab beetle. This series is a little different from most commemorative ranges in that rather than have a basic design that changes every year, they have a [...]

WIZARDING WORLD HERMIONE GRANGER CHIBI (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-06T12:11:16+01:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Copper, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

It looks like the New Zealand Mint's Chibi coin range is turning into a hit, with the Batman, Harry Potter and Darth Vader issues selling out almost immediately. Next in line is the second in the Potterverse, Hermione Granger, and it's another instantly recognisable caricature. Shaped and coloured for each release, these Chibi coins have had a [...]

THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-03T16:12:04+01:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third of the New Zealand Mints Archangel coins is now available. After Gabriel and Michael comes Raphael, the archangel famed for his healing in the major Abrahamic religions. As before, the beautiful stained-glass designs from Hull Minster in the UK are the basis for the coins. Created in 1920 by Mary Hutchinson, they're an inspired choice for [...]

STAR WARS DARTH VADER BULLION COIN (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-09-01T20:56:02+01:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The third Star Wars bullion coin of 2020, following both Boba Fett and the Mandalorian Mythosaur Emblem, features the fourth appearance of Darth Vader. To date, the screen baddie has alternated designs with Empire soldiers, and with the noticeable exception of the APMEXclusive Mandalorian coin, that continues here. The design is a familiar one, perhaps a little [...]

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