Cameroon Mandrill silver and gold bullion coins (2022 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2023-05-30T01:03:10+01:00May 29th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Despite our desire for a little break from covering bullion coins, after a swathe of them hit us over the last ten days, they continue to come, so I guess here we are. Fortunately, it's yet another good one, continuing what has been a golden age for limited mintage bullion going back over the last few years. One [...]

World of Cryptids 06: Bunyip silver coin (2023 Lithuanian Mint)

By |2023-05-25T20:10:31+01:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Lithuanian Mint, Niue Island|

The Lithuanian Mint's super-cool 'World of Cryptids' series, complete with its esoteric art style, hits the half-way mark with the release of Bunyip. Depicting half-believed creatures across the globe, the 12 coins in the set are a subset of a considerably larger body of work of the same name, drawn by a single Lithuanian artist, Laimutė Varkalaitė.The coins will [...]

Ghana Leopard silver and gold bullion coins (2022 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2023-05-24T12:19:17+01:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Gold, Silver, Ghana, Scottsdale Mint|

No sooner than covering 20 new bullion coins and looking forward to a break, another one comes out. Scottsdale Mint seems to be on a mission to get up to date on 2022 issues, and the Ghana-issued 'African Leopard' is the next in line. Launched in 2017 in silver form, there's been a new design every year since, [...]

Treasures of World Painting – The Birth of Venus silver coin (2023 Mint of Poland)

By |2023-05-22T21:36:33+01:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

More fine art today, this time in considerably more recognisable, with the release of the 18th (we think) in the Mint of Poland's 'Treasures of World Painting' series. Launching in 2019 with six coins, there were three more in 2020, and four each in 2021 and 2022. The release we're looking at here is the first in 2023, and [...]

Czechoslovak Radio Boradcasting Centenary 18g silver coin (2023 National Bank of Slovakia)

By |2023-05-17T16:46:35+01:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Movies & TV, Silver, Bank of Slovakia, Slovakia|

Designed by Miroslav Schovanec, this 18 gram, 34 mm,  0.900 silver coin is issued to mark a centenary since Czechoslovak Radio started broadcasting on 18 May 1923. The Slovak Radio Building takes pride of place on the reverse, above which is a transmitter tower sending forth radio waves. Behind the waves is an outline map of Czechoslovakia. Impressively, [...]

EXPO 2025 Osaka Japan 1 oz silver coin (2023 Japan Mint)

By |2023-05-17T15:59:00+01:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Event, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint, Japan|

Due to take place in Osaka, Japan over 184 days from April 13th 2025, EXPO 2025 will showcase technologies from around the world meant for the betterment of mankind, and a more harmonious balance between us, and nature. As cynics, we think it'll be more of a token showing by the world's biggest corporations, designed to placate opinion, while [...]

Beethoven Wax Seal 2 oz silver coin (2023 Coin’s Today)

By |2023-05-15T17:49:17+01:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, People, Silver, Chad, Coins Today KR|

We've seen a few Beethoven coins over the last few years, most recently an impressive piece from Art Mint, but we haven't seen one done in such a unique way as this one. Wax seals have been a part of the government machine, mostly during the age of monarchy as the ultimate power, for literally hundreds of years. Once [...]

Congo Shoebill & Komodo AI Apocalypse bullion coins (2022 Scottsdale Mint)

By |2023-05-12T16:35:44+01:00May 12th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Science, Silver, Congo, Scottsdale Mint, Tokelau|

A couple of new bullion coins from Scottsdale Mint have debuted. The first of them is the second in their Shoebill Stork series issued for the Democratic Republic of Congo. This strange, prehistoric-looking bird is a great idea for a coin series, and for the 2022 coin, they've depicted the bird in flight, and with a more ornate [...]

Jabba the Hutt Mega Chibi May the 4th SE 2 oz silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-05-04T17:48:07+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

It's May 4th, or Star Wars Day as fans of the franchise have dubbed (May the 4th be with you, for those unaware of its origins), so like last year, we're getting a special Chibi coin to celebrate it. Last May 4th we got a special, two-ounce, gilded C3-PO coin, one of the rare two-ounce offerings, and up until [...]

Deadly and Dangerous: Australia’s Tiger Shark (2023 Downies)

By |2023-05-01T16:41:33+01:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Gold, Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

A perennial fixture on the numismatic calendar for longer than AgAuNEWS has been alive, the Perth Mint/Downies series 'Deadly and Dangerous' was once one of the hottest coin ranges around. Early issues of this series, garnered significant aftermarket appreciation, with the 2006 Red-Back Spider issue becoming almost legendary. The series doesn't attract quite as much attention [...]

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