July, 2020

YEAR OF THE MOUSE TEN-KILO SILVER COIN (2020 Perth Mint)

By |2020-07-07T01:46:19+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

I think everyone of our readers is aware enough of the Perth Mint's debut Lunar Series III design that launched last September, but we're finally seeing the release of the thicc boi - the mighty 10kg silver. Now this is a huge beast, with a diameter of 221 mm. We're talking over 320 troy ounces of the good stuff (0.9999). A maximum of 100 pieces of this will be struck, which comically, [...]

HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS POSTER (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-07-06T13:05:50+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The second movie in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets premiered in 2002 and was based on the 1998 novel by J. K. Rowling. It went on to gross over $879m, beaten in 2002 only by The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It tells the story of Potters second year at Hogwarts and the opening of the Chamber of Secrets, unleashing a monster within the school. The [...]

SERPENT OF MILAN HALF OUNCE (2020, Scottsdale Mint)

By |2020-07-06T10:43:49+01:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, Samoa|

A new bullion coin series from Scottsdale Mint, a producer known for its varied and widespread selection, Serpent of Milan was an interesting idea. Based on a centuries old emblem from the Italian city-state, the Biscione depicts a serpent eating a human child. It's currently still used by the top tier football team, Inter Milan and by the car maker, Alfa Romeo. The debut of this design at the beginning of the [...]

JASPER SCARABAEUS (2020, Mint of Poland)

By |2020-07-05T15:26:03+01:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A series that debuted back in 2015 with the Amber Scarabaeus, the Mint of Poland's Ancient Egyptian themed series has evolved by taking the same basic design - an Egyptian atyle beetle - and decorating it with different types of plating, colour and minerals. In all, it's been quite an eclectic mix, and one we'll probably do a Coin Series Profile on soon.These remain 17.5 gram 0.999 silver coins, issued for Niue and [...]

AUSTRALIAN EMU SILVER BULLION COIN (2020, Perth Mint)

By |2020-07-01T12:58:28+01:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: QLM, Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

We had a good look at the new 2020 Australian Emu coin range a few weeks ago, but the most important variant for collectors is only having its debut today. The one-ounce 0.9999 silver coin is the one collectors love to stack, and with a relatively small mintage of 30,000 pieces, it's also an attractive purchase, especially as it hails from the stackers favourite Australian producer, the Perth Mint. The Natasha Muhl [...]

June, 2020

DISNEY CLASSICS: STEAMBOAT WILLIE (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-06-30T13:11:44+01:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

You have to go back six years for the first New Zealand Mint Disney coin. They chose the original Mickey Mouse short, Steamboat Willie, and it came in a full range of sizes up to a staggering kilo of gold. Now the subject is back for a reissue in amore limited form. There are very few changes to the design, just the expected inscriptions showing difference.This time the range is limited to a [...]

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-06-25T15:44:21+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Launching in April, the New Zealand Mint issued the first Archangel in a new series of rectangular 1oz silver coins - Gabriel. The second is here now and features a depiction of the Archangel Michael from a stained-glass window in Hull Minster in England. A beautiful piece of art by Mary Hutchinson, Gabriel was also based on her work in this superb 13th century building. You can read more about it in [...]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 LANDING: GILDED (2020, Pobjoy)

By |2020-06-17T19:37:22+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Gilded, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

We saw a good selection of coins last year that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in amongst the mix was a domed piece by the Pobjoy Mint. A two-ounce silver coin with plenty of high relief, it was a neat enough design, mixing various elements associated with the mission (flag, footprint, patches) and laying them on a lunar surface. It was issued for Ascension Island, appropriately [...]

ROMAN EMPERORS: MARCUS AURELIUS (2020, IPZS)

By |2020-06-15T15:05:40+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180, the fifth of the Five Good Emperors (a term coined by Machiavelli centuries later), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. Despite that, his reign is one of military campaigning, seeking to expand and solidify Rome's borders. The tragedy that was the devestating Antonine Plague (killing around 5 million) [...]

SENSATION COMICS #1 FOIL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-05-30T01:18:54+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint|

One of the New Zealand Mint's superb 'Premium Foil' series, DC Comic Covers reproduces some of the iconic cover artwork from the last 80 years of what is now known today as DC. Some of the most popular superheroes around have been birthed in this period, and with the genre now more popular than ever, although ironically not as actual comics, these are a great way for the fan to obtain the [...]

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