A round up of issues from Russia for the first half of 2021 – War, Religion and History

By |2021-07-30T16:26:14+01:00July 30th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A round up of issues from Russia for the first half of 2021 - War, Religion and History As promised, here's the second of our round-ups of coin releases from the major Eastern European Mints for the first half of 2021. We've already covered Slovakia, and probably one of the Baltic states will be next. These [...]

The teeming life and beauty of the coral reef is the spotlight of the Mint of Poland’s latest coin

By |2021-07-28T18:28:45+01:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Mint of Finland, Niue Island|

The teeming life and beauty of the coral reef is the spotlight of the Mint of Poland’s latest coin Given how popular nature themed coins are, it's pretty surprising that the world's coral reefs are not more common as a subject. The most recent was the very impressive two-kilogram antique-finished coin released by the Perth Mint, a [...]

Fraser’s Dolphin high-relief silver coin (2021 Royal Australian Mint)

By |2021-07-19T13:04:13+01:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

A very pretty series of bullion coins, 'Dolphins' is another nature-themed bullion coin series from a continent famed for them. The Perth Mint has made the subject a staple of their bullion selection, and the other major Australian producer, the Royal Australian Mint, has also jumped in with some superb issues. The dolphin series belongs to the [...]

Emporium Hamburg’s ‘Prehistoric Life’ bullion coin series heads to the sky with the famous Archaeopteryx

By |2021-07-15T19:23:39+01:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Congo, Emporium Hamburg|

Emporium Hamburg's 'Prehistoric Life' bullion coin series heads to the sky with the famous Archaeopteryx The latest in Emporium Hamburg's cool 'Prehistoric Life' bullion coins here and it's the second of three due in 2021, and the fifth of at least twelve in the series. We have the first four base silver versions in hand here [...]

Ocean Predators: Polar Bear (2021 MTB/PAMP)

By |2021-07-08T18:39:52+01:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

After what seems like a longer than expected wait, the next in MTB/PAMP's next 'Ocean Predators' series is released today. Following the Great White Shark, the second coin takes a right turn into mammalia with the powerful Polar Bear doing the honours. The producer has had some considerable success with a mix of series featuring coins that [...]

A round up of issues from Slovakia for the first half of 2021 – Mountains, Caves & Music

By |2021-07-07T22:12:36+01:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Nature, People, Silver, Bank of Slovakia|

A round up of issues from Slovakia for the first half of 2021 - Mountains, Caves & Music With the release of the Bank of Slovakia's latest silver coin today, we thought we'd have a little round-up of their releases for 2021 to date. Obviously, as is often the norm with Eastern European countries, there are [...]

Peacock Spider silver coin (2021 Helvetic Mint)

By |2021-06-24T10:47:06+01:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Its amazing that even in a world so packed with people, there are still a myriad of life forms that come to light every year. This beautifully wee beastie is a Peacock Spider. Just 4-5 mm in body length and covered with a striking display of vibrant, iridescent colour, they dance for their mate. In true spider [...]

AUSTRALIAN SWAN PROOF GOLD & SILVER (2021 Perth Mint / APMEX)

By |2021-06-23T12:35:28+01:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Just two short months ago, the Perth Mint debuted the fifth in its Australian Swan bullion coin series. Always a popular series, and one that has continued where others have fallen by the wayside, the range comes in the usual choice of gold or silver, and also in finishes. Now available are the proof versions.Also on offer in [...]

Giants of the Ice Age bullion coin series passes the half way mark with the fifth of eight releases

By |2021-06-22T11:47:21+01:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Ghana, Leipziger Edelmetall|

Giants of the Ice Age bullion coin series passes the half way mark with the fifth of eight releases Now, here's a series we covered at launch but haven't returned to since, but thanks to the producer, we've managed to get some decent quality images of them all to date, Giants of the Ice Age was [...]

MDM and the Solomon Islands release a three silver coin set showcasing our favourite subject – Dinosaurs!

By |2021-06-15T15:36:25+01:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Nature, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM and the Solomon Islands release a three silver coin set showcasing our favourite subject - Dinosaurs! You can never have enough dinosaur coins, in my view, so we're always pleased to see something new. This time, it's German producer MDM doing the honours with an all new three-coin set of one ounce fine silver coins. [...]

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