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 [...]

Woof Woof. Artisan adds a unique and ominous twist to a lunar coin market in need of it

By |2019-02-27T10:20:31+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Artisan Coins, Lunar Calendar, Silver, Chad|

Woof Woof. Artisan adds a unique and ominous twist to a lunar coin market in need of it Regular collectors of commemorative coins are well aware of the huge number of issues released annually for the Chinese Lunar Calendar. While there's been a small consolidation over the last couple of years , [...]

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-02-01T02:18:01+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint goes rectangular for its 2019 Dragon gold and silver bullion coins Revered in Chinese culture, the Dragon has also become a hugely popular symbol in numismatics over the last decade. With the Perth Mint seemingly settling on round animal-themed bullion coins of varying mintages in its portfolio, it's great to see [...]

CIT debut a gilded version of its innovative dimensional lunar pig for the Beijing coin show

By |2018-11-08T14:35:45+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

CIT debut a gilded version of its innovative dimensional lunar pig for the Beijing coin show 2019 GILDED JOLLY PIG Probably our favourite lunar pig coin to be released so far, CIT Coin Invest launched the Silver Jolly Pig earlier this year and it was something quite different. A [...]

World exclusive: CIT bring their dimensional smartminting to the lunar market with a Mongolian Pig

By |2018-07-27T06:36:11+01:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

World exclusive: CIT bring their dimensional smartminting to the lunar market with a Mongolian Pig It isn't just their skull range that has a new addition - CIT Coin Invest have expanded their dimensional coin range with a fine effort in what has become a predictable and slightly stale lunar market. That [...]

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