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 [...]

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines

By |2021-01-09T00:47:48+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland widens its look at Slavic mythology with a new coin featuring Skarbek, the Spirit of Coalmines It appears that 'Slavic Gods' isn't going to be the only facet of Eastern European mythology showcased by the Mint of Poland as today, they've released a new coin looking at other aspects of it. Indeed, [...]

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 [...]

Royal Mint releases details of its 2021 core commemoratives with a surprising and ridiculous error

By |2021-01-06T13:40:28+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint releases details of its 2021 core commemoratives with a surprising and ridiculous error It's that time of the year again, when the Royal Mint shows off its core range of commemorative coins, those based on circulating currency, and it's another varied selection of formats and subjects. All of them are being overshadowed by one [...]

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 [...]

The pill-gobbling Pacman is 40 years old and APMEX have four new coins to put in the arcade machine

By |2020-12-15T22:38:09+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Niue Island|

The pill-gobbling Pacman is 40 years old and APMEX have four new coins to put in the arcade machine Given the huge size of the popular culture influence on modern coins over the last half-decade or so, it's surprising that the massive gaming market hasn't appeared more. With games now making more money than movies [...]

THE JOKER CHIBI (2020. NZ MINT)

By |2020-12-11T23:58:15+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The last Chibi coin of 2020 is now amongst us and is a departure from the norm, featuring a villain from the DC Comics Universe instead of the superheroes that have populated the first five spaces in this collection. If you're going to start with a big bad, pick the biggest one, and that would be the [...]

BOBA FETT CHIBI (2020, NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2020-12-08T00:39:35+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

A blistering hit, we thought Chibi would be popular when we saw the prototypes back in Berlin in January, but never to this degree. Now being released almost on a weekly basis, these $99.00 USD, 1oz silver coins have really struck a chord with collectors and sell out very quickly.Case in point is this brilliant Boba Fett coin, [...]

The Two Qiao’s are the third figures in the beautiful ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ inspired silver coin series

By |2020-12-04T15:05:14+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Two Qiao's are the third figures in the beautiful 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' inspired silver coin series Chinese mythology seems to have taken over from the Greek, Roman and Norse gods as the subject of choice in the expansive world of ancient myths and legends coins. A distinctive visual style and a cast relatively unknown [...]

Santa season continues with PAMP’s latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character

By |2020-11-18T18:33:31+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

Santa season continues with PAMP's latest shaped silver coin featuring the beloved character Every year sees a good mix of Christmas coins from various national and independent mints, and most of them have Santa Claus in the design in one form or another. We don't usually cover many of these as they seem to appeal to [...]

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