Movies & TV

July, 2019

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney’s classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin

By |2019-07-13T18:56:31+01:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Disney's classic Lion King adorns the NZ Mints latest bullion coin Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse, Stormtroopers, and Scrooge McDuck, have all featured on bullion coins from that king of the popular culture licence, the New Zealand Mint. They've been mining the extensive Disney catalogue for a few years now, but they've preferred to stick to the older stuff as far as classic Disney is [...]

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint’s Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old

By |2019-07-09T10:40:23+01:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Hulk Smash! Perth Mint's Marvel Comics silver bullion series is seven issues old While the Perth Mint seems to prefer its nature-themed bullion coins above all others, it's good to see variety and it's hard to be any more different from nature than Marvel Comics. Over the decades there's been quite literally hundreds and hundreds of different characters in a huge selection of comic books, [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

June, 2019

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint

By |2019-06-17T01:40:01+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Alien movie poster finally arrives on a premium silver foil courtesy of the Perth Mint The New Zealand Mint has popularised the concept of a large silver foil and did so by the simple act of reproducing movie posters and comic covers. As the movie memorabilia market is both capacious and full of variety, it's hard to argue with that as a business plan. Despite that,and [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series

By |2019-06-10T16:42:26+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the penultimate issue in the NZ Mints nine coin movie poster series Star Wars poster coins have been a good seller for the NZ Mint, with early coins seemingly attracting some appreciation on the after market, but The Last Jedi here represents the penultimate movie to get an issue. Only the last in the multi decade spanning series, called Episode IX: The [...]

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!

By |2019-06-04T00:13:53+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]

May, 2019

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint

By |2019-05-31T12:32:48+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint A little off our usual beaten track, but here's the New Zealand Mint's latest silver miniature. Last August the mint launched a whole range of coins to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. In amongst the goodies was a cast silver sculpture of the iconic rodent. Standing around 9 cm in height, [...]

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu’s proof coin series

By |2019-06-30T16:44:27+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Bart is the latest of the dysfunctional Simpsons to join Tuvalu's proof coin series The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom, and scripted primetime TV series, is represented again on the Perth Mint's fifth coin to feature Matt Groening's ultra-popular creation. Now 30 seasons old and with at least 2 more on the way, this animated juggernaut will surpass 700 episodes. Although its best seasons are behind it, the show [...]

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie ‘Alien’ is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebration

By |2019-04-30T10:05:38+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Ridley Scotts brilliant sci-fi horror movie 'Alien' is 40 and gets the coin it deserves in celebrationn After the issue of a movie poster coin and the removal of a cool-looking large poster foil from the schedule, we didn't expect to see any more Alien coins to put in an appearance. Fortunately, we were wrong and not only has the Perth Mint launched a new addition to [...]

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