October, 2019

The Harry Potter wizarding universe comes to precious metal numismatics with eight new coins

By |2019-10-16T16:23:01+01:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: SA Partners, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Fiji|

The Harry Potter wizarding universe comes to precious metal numismatics with eight new coins One of the most popular literary and movie characters of all time, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has enthralled fantasy fans for the last couple of decades since its first British publication in 1997. Spanning seven novels that were serialised in eight movies, the Harry Potter Universe has a firm grip on third place in [...]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits the coin world with a trio of new issues from Niue

By |2019-10-03T22:19:37+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits the coin world with a trio of new issues from Niue All the way back in 1977 when Star Wars debuted, it was envisaged as a nine-movie triple trilogy. What is now known as the Original Trilogy (1977-1983). actual constitutes episodes 4-6 in the sequence of 9. The Prequel Trilogy followed between 1999-2005 and formed episodes 1-3. The latest, and last series [...]

September, 2019

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue’s Star Trek Next Generation character foil set

By |2019-09-26T16:42:38+01:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Riker and Worf join Picard in Niue's Star Trek Next Generation character foil set The second and third foils in the New Zealand Mints six-piece set of Star Trek: Next Generation character foils are now available. Following the debut of Captain Jean-Luc Picard just last month, Commander Riker and the Klingon Security Chief, Worf, are the subjects this time, with just Troi, Data and Geordi LaForge yet to come.At [...]

Disney is back in bullion with a view of the Sorcerers Apprentice from the iconic Fantasia

By |2019-09-23T12:03:12+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney is back in bullion with a view of the Sorcerers Apprentice from the iconic Fantasia The New Zealand Mint has issued quite a few bullion coins over the last few years in conjunction with the Disney Corporation. Star Wars has been particularly successful, but it's the classic Disney world that has been the backbone for them. Several issues, ranging from the classic characters, to newer movies, have featured, [...]

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil

By |2019-09-19T12:27:51+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars annual weirdness returns with carol singing rebels on a new festive silver foil With silver foils remaining popular and clearly here to stay, we're seeing a bit more variety in the styles and subjects than we were initially. The NZ Mint ae the biggest issuers of the relatively new format and have concentrated on movie posters and characters for their many licenced properties. There is [...]

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey’s Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver

By |2019-09-16T15:30:13+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney Classic returns with a homage to Mickey's Mrs, Minnie Mouse, in gold and silver Mickey Mouse, since his very first outing on the silver screen, has had a girlfriend. Minnie has accompanied the iconic rodent on his adventures for over 90 years since, and has appeared several times in the past in the New Zealand Mints copious selection of collectible gold and silver coins.This time out, she's getting [...]

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck’s 85th birthday in gold and silver

By |2019-09-03T14:43:02+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck's 85th birthday in gold and silver Even more so than Star Wars, the New Zealand Mint has issued multiple Disney bullion coin releases over the last few years. Starting with Steamboat Willie, we've seen a mix of designs from both the Mickey Mouse family, and from that of the dysfunctional duck, Donald and his kin. The mints latest issue is [...]

August, 2019

World’s oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin

By |2019-08-31T16:36:27+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Movies & TV, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

World's oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin Founded back in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin, the Moscow Film School is the oldest running film school in the world. Responsible for countless famous names in Russian and Soviet cinema over the next 100 years and known since 1986 as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, it became a university in 2008.A [...]

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-gen crew of the Enterprise-D

By |2019-08-27T12:12:27+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Captain Picard kicks off a new six-foil series featuring the Next-Gen crew of the Enterprise-D Star Trek in its many forms is no stranger to the modern collectible coin market. Initially the licence was run by the Perth Mint, who released several series over the next few years, and continue to do so. In the convoluted world of media licencing, however, the Royal Canadian Mint also started to [...]

Darth Vader is back and going dimensional with the NZ Mint’s latest flagship coin

By |2019-08-19T02:27:57+01:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Darth Vader is back, and going dimensional with the NZ Mint's latest flagship coin The Star Wars juggernaut has clearly been a big hit for the New Zealand Mint, and only the last six years we've seen a huge selection of coins covering all aspects of the movie universe. Encompassing bullion coins, large and small silver foils, coloured coins and a classic series of character coins, there's [...]

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