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, [...]

November, 2019

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 like the movie industry, tend to bring those 'inspired' by new ideas to join in [...]

February, 2019

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 , it remains a busy marketplace with numerous series competing for attention. While there are lots [...]

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 something a bit different for aa chnage. Available in 1oz silver and 1oz gold, the [...]

November, 2018

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 full dimensional coin - basically one that is sculpted in all directions - it was [...]

July, 2018

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 the lunar market sometimes fails to excite collectors is inevitable in hindsight. The twelve year [...]

February, 2018

It’s the Chinese New Year and the guide to all the lunar coins has been updated again

By |2018-02-16T22:01:15+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Site Update, Lunar Calendar|

It's the Chinese New Year and the guide to all the lunar coins has been updated again Today is Chinese New Years and for the next twelve months or so (the date is a little more flexible than the Western one), it's the year of the Brown Earth Dog. Those born under the Year of the Dog are said to be honest, faithful, loyal, trust-worthy, worrisome and sharp-tongued [...]

November, 2017

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration

By |2017-11-28T12:59:29+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Lunar Calendar, Gilded, Inserts, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint debuts its last selection for 2017 with the theme of celebration December is traditionally a quiet month for the big mints and the Perth Mint is no exception. Mostly a fairly generic selection of coins, there are the usual wedding and birthday issues, along with the expected celebrations of the Chinese New Year. All are issued in what has become the Perth Mint's signature format [...]

October, 2017

Year of the Dog update: Tons of new lunars added to our ever expanding guide

By |2017-10-17T20:07:34+01:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update, Lunar Calendar|

Year of the Dog update: Tons of new lunars added to our ever expanding guide As we said, rather than flood the news page with a never-ending procession of new Year of the Dog coins, we started our annual lunar Superguide early and continue to add to it as the year progresses rather than just summarise them all at years end. Plenty of new coins including new [...]

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin

By |2017-10-14T12:29:27+01:00October 14th, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin Producer of probably our favourite lunar snake coin, Moneda Nueva didn't follow it up in following years but are now back with a new entrant into what is the most varied theme in modern numismatics. Issued for the Republic of Cameroon instead of Samoa, it retains the high-relief strike and the [...]

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