Scottsdale Mint’s giant ‘EC8’ bullion program continues its 2022 run with the Montserrat Sea Turtle, and the St. Lucia Couple

By |2023-01-30T20:24:54+00:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint's giant 'EC8' bullion program continues its 2022 run with the Montserrat Sea Turtle, and the St. Lucia Couple Scottsdale Mint continues to play catch-up with its 2022 run through its Eastern Caribbean 8 series. Today sees the second pair of designs to be issued, so we've hit the half-way mark at last. We suspect [...]

Equatorial Guinea’s Giraffe bullion coin returns with a second annual issue in both gold and silver

By |2023-01-27T21:30:17+00:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Equatorial Guinea's Giraffe bullion coin returns with a second annual issue in both gold and silver The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a West African nation, doesn't have a huge presence in the bullion market, but last year, Arizona-based producer, Scottsdale Mint, issued its first Giraffe coin for the country. Depicting a pair of the necky mammals [...]

Aruba 5 Florin ‘Warawara’ silver coin (2022 Royal Dutch Mint)

By |2023-01-24T21:27:57+00:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: Aruba, Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver|

We've never covered the Royal Dutch Mint's Aruba-issued silver coin series before, a strange omission, but with the sixth annual issue having recently arrived, we felt a Quicklook was warranted. Aruba is an island located in the southern region of the Caribbean Sea, and is not a colony, but a constituent part of the Netherlands, along with Sint Maarten, [...]

Clockwork Evolution returns with the slow, precise movements of the turtle going mechanical on Powercoin’s latest

By |2023-01-23T03:03:07+00:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, Palau, Powercoin|

Clockwork Evolution returns with the slow, precise movements of the turtle going mechanical on Powercoin's latest Our biomechanical overlords are back! Powercoin's stylish Clockwork Evolution series has just debuted its third issue, following the Bee design in late 2020, and a particularly nice Ladybird design earlier this year. That latter coin was the 2021 issue, delayed [...]

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Poster coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-01-13T08:35:20+00:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The last of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, and as it did with both 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back', the New Zealand Mint is reissuing its movie poster coin with the anniversary logo. These rectangular coins reproduce the original movie posters, and all nine of [...]

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice.

By |2023-01-11T21:36:16+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Art & Literature, Bullion roundup, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Nature, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Congo, Germania Mint, Mint of Gdansk, Pobjoy Mint, Samoa, Somalia|

Bullion round-up 13: Mint of Gdańsk enters the bullion market. Pobjoy, Germania, and the South African Mint expand choice. The thirteenth bullion coin round-up, and our first of 2023, has a fine selection, a mix of old favourites and new arrivals. The big surprise is the Mint of Gdańsk dipping its toes into the bullion waters [...]

VANTAGE POINT: BALD EAGLE 1kg gold coin (2023 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2023-01-10T19:31:19+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Gold, Nature, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Nature coins are always popular, and there's a huge variety of designs and styles, often of a wildly varying quality, on the market today. There are shaped coins, dimensional ones, and a plethora of coloured efforts, but for us, nothing beats a cleanly struck proof coin that's focused on the artwork, and what better way to get the [...]

Winter Hunters debuts with ‘White Tiger’, a new coin series employing a unique technique to show frost and ice

By |2022-12-06T23:57:25+00:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: AgAuShoot, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Numiartis, Niue Island|

Winter Hunters debuts with 'White Tiger', a new coin series employing a unique technique to show frost and ice Even just a quick glance through this site will tell you all you need to know on just how popular animal coins are. Indeed, the frontal portrait view is a staple of that genre, so when the [...]

Mint XXI dives deep into the natural world for its Autumn Launch with four new coins, headlined by a stunning Rhino.

By |2022-11-24T00:46:07+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Gilded, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Ghana, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint XXI dives deep into the natural world for its Autumn Launch with four new coins, headlined by a stunning Rhino. One of our favourite producers, Mint XXI, has just released their new autumn collection, with over a dozen new issues. We'll cover them all in the coming weeks as we battle to get up [...]

Fierce Nature – Tiger silver coin (2022 New Zealand Mint)

By |2022-11-09T12:35:33+00:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

One of the New Zealand Mint's rare detours from their countless pop culture ranges, Fierce Nature debuted in July with the Lion, and continues now, with the Tiger. It's a series of two-ounce silver coins, that are shaped portraits of some of nature's most potent beasts, employing high-relief and antique-finishing to fine effect. We like this one even [...]

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