TREASURES OF STANISLAW AUGUST ADDITIONS (2021 NBP)

By |2021-01-19T17:17:56+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, People, Medallion, Silver, Narodowy Bank|

The National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August series, in progress since 2013, kicks off the banks numismatic program for 2021 in fine style. We're huge admirers of these medallions (they carry no denomination) and they do what numismatics excel at - bringing national history to life. These are straight reproductions of late 18th century originals [...]

The Royal Mint is reporting a sharp rise in small gold purchases amongst millennials

By |2021-01-19T14:09:34+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Marketwatch, Royal Mint|

Interesting statement from the Royal Mint today. An increase in demand for small fractional gold, which also ties in with our observation that 0.5 gram minigold coins continue to be popular as choice expands. Whether based in reality or not, there still seems to be a general acceptance that gold is safe and permanent. PRESS RELEASE 19.01.2021: [...]

DRAGON DOLLAR RESTRIKES ADDITIONS (2021 LPM HK)

By |2021-01-18T12:50:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, China, LPM HK|

LPM's very pretty Dragon Dollar Restrike series continues to be filled out to completion with the addition of three new variants. For those unfamiliar, the series reproduces some of the beautiful Chinese trade dollars from the late 19th, to early 20th centuries, and each takes the classic Chinese dragon of lore for its base design. LPM chose [...]

DINOSAURS: 05 BRONTOSAURUS (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-14T22:14:56+00:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The fifth of the New Zealand Mint's neat little Dinosaur coins is launched today and features the controversial Brontosaurus. This poor beastie was a thing, then wasn't a thing for decades (it lost its name to Apatasaurus), and then became a thing again as the type specimen was reclassified. Whatever the case, it's one of the most [...]

HARLEY QUINN CHIBI (2021 NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2021-01-12T11:43:56+00:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Chibi is back bright and early in 2021 with the launch of the 7th in the DC Comics sub-series, Harley Quinn. Coming to fame as The Joker's main love, Harley Quinn is now one of the most popular DC characters of them all, with both a hit animated series, and the Margot Robbie headlined movie appearances. She [...]

DC COVERS: ACTION COMICS #7 (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-08T12:39:11+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint|

The third time Action Comics has appeared in this series, issue #7 is a strange choice. A very sought after issue because of its rarity, it continues the style of the time in having a mix of small stories inside. in this case there are seven overall, with six being essentially throwaway stories. The headliner is Superman [...]

UNESCO PRAGUE HISTORICAL CENTRE (2020 Czech Mint)

By |2021-01-07T12:22:23+00:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, History, Platinum, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint has issued the 12th in its series of platinum coins depicting Czech UNESCO sites.  When the series kicked off in 2017, there were 12 UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic, and the mint even went to the trouble of creating a wooden box to hold the set. However, in 2019, two more sites were [...]

DOUBLE PIXIU GOLD BULLION COIN (2021, Perth Mint/LPM)

By |2021-01-06T12:09:54+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Perth Mint|

The legendary Chinese Guardian Lions, also called Foo Dogs, are often seen placed outside Chinese homes and temples. Set as a pair, a male looking outwards and a female inwards, they take the form of winged lions (a bit like an ancient Sharknado...). Perth Mint designer, Ing Ing Jong, has done a good job depicting the two [...]

PREHISTORIC LIFE: MAMENCHISAURUS BULLION (2020,)

By |2020-12-18T21:39:09+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|

Sneaking in just before Christmas, the third Prehistoric Life bullion coin has been added to the range just a month after the Plesiosaurus debuted. We're heading to sauropod territory this time with a species found in China that possessed a quite epic neck.Living during a part of the Jurassic Period, from 160-145 mya, the largest species reached [...]

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