American Football & Basketball shaped minigold coins (2022 CIT)

By |2022-05-09T22:27:48+01:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

We're going to be honest straight from the start, nobody does minigold coins as well as Liechtenstein-based producer, CIT. While many other mints have embraced the half-gram gold coin format, none have issued so many designs, across so wide a range of subjects, or have so comprehensively integrated them into their wider range. The great majority of CIT's [...]

Year of the Sweet Rabbit silver and gold coin range (2023 CIT)

By |2022-04-29T15:14:52+01:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Part of yesterday's Spring Launch at CIT, their annual Lunar Calendar range continued with the debut of a trio of new issues, as varied in format as last year. Headlining the 'Sweet Rabbit' range is a super little fully dimensional silver coin, of an ounce in weight. These have always had a quite unique style of their own, [...]

Rectangular Australian Dragon bullion coin (2022 Perth Mint)

By |2022-04-21T11:13:20+01:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Launching in 2018, the Perth Mint’s striking Rectangular Dragon bullion coin series was a pretty departure from the mints typical nature-themed ranges. Available in both gold and silver forms, each an ounce in weight, they carry a new design every year, with quite some variation in artistic style. The 2022 design by Monique Reeves is a fine one, [...]

PMC WEEK (4/5): Big cats from nature and from Ancient Chinese legend adorn a trio of Precious Metal Collectors latest

By |2021-10-08T19:22:54+01:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Chad, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors, Tokelau|

PMC WEEK: Big cats from nature and from Ancient Chinese legend adorn a trio of Precious Metal Collectors latest Day four of PMC Week brings forth the moggies of doom - Lions and Tigers - in their various natural and mythical forms. A perennial favourite of the modern coin world, the big cats appear on a [...]

Scottsdale Mint quantum leaps to 2024 with the (very) early launch of its first ‘Year of the Dragon’ coin

By |2021-06-08T09:27:42+01:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Samoa, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint quantum leaps to 2024 with the (very) early launch of its first 'Year of the Dragon' coin Yes, you haven't read that incorrectly, this really is a 2024 coin! Scottsdale Mint is getting a head start on the Year of the Dragon lunar market with the debut of its Samoan issue in gold. [...]

YEAR OF THE CHARMING TIGER RANGE (2021 CIT)

By |2021-04-29T22:20:42+01:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

A new selection of CIT coins is coming and the first we're looking at is the latest in the mints dabble with the Lunar Calendar. Instead of an annual selection of simple coin designs that rely solely on the depiction of the relevant animal, CIT bring to market some pretty cool fully dimensional pieces. The latest of [...]

CELESTIAL ANIMALS – BLACK TURTLE (2021 APMEX)

By |2021-03-09T14:31:54+00:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

APMEX are rounding out their five-issue bullion coin series, 'Celestial Animals' with the release of 'The Black Turtle' in gold and silver. The series has depicted each of the five major Feng Shui animals, the dragon, phoenix, snake and tiger, and the turtle brings it to a natural conclusion. The coin, like its predecessors, has an ornate border, [...]

Royal Australian Mint adds the Ox to its new range of silver and gold Lunar bullion coins

By |2021-01-11T16:42:46+00:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint adds the Ox to its new range of silver and gold Lunar bullion coins We don't cover the lunar coin market as deeply as we have in the past, mainly because variety has tapered off and interest seems to be lower than before, but it is still a big market and there are still [...]

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

By |2020-07-07T01:46:19+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, 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 [...]

96 Zodiac brings fresh blood to the lunar market with ’96 Rat’ and its denominated silver certificate

By |2019-11-05T11:56:41+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Silver, Niue Island, Precious Metal Collectors|

96 Zodiac brings fresh blood to the lunar market with '96 Rat' and its denominated silver certificate Now, we've given extensive coverage to the Lunar coin market over our relatively short existence, producing several annual guides to the plethora of releases and with more to come. Doing so, you pick up on trends, which [...]

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