May, 2020

Numiscollect wraps up its high relief animals series with a predator on the comeback trail, the Grey Wolf

By |2020-05-22T13:33:06+01:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Launching at the World Money Fair in Berlin, but about to ship soon, the Grey Wolf is the last of the five coins to be released in Numiscollects High Relief Animals range. The first of these arrived in 2015 and was unusual for its choice of subject (the Narwhal) and the interesting mix of an antique finish with proof highlights, something uncommon at the time. That part-proof finish was to become a series signature, continued [...]

2020 DINOSAURS: TRICERATOPS (NZ MINT)

By |2020-05-15T21:42:46+01:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

We love a good dinosaur coin as much as any coin collector, so it was great news to discover the New Zealand Mint was adding their own effort to the mix. The Trannosaurus Rex debuted a couple of months ago, and now it's the turn of the behemoth traditionally portrayed in life or death combat with it - the Triceratops. The big triple-horned herbivore is an icon of the palaeontological world, maybe [...]

2020 ANIMAL CHAMPIONS: RHINOCEROS BEETLE (CZECH MINT)

By |2020-05-16T22:27:06+01:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A series we haven't covered before I don't believe, Animal Champions is a 1oz antique silver coin series from the Czech Mint that showcases record breaking animal species. Those that can fly, run or swim the fastest, grow to be giants, or carry great power, are all valid subjects.The latest is the fascinating Rhinoceros Beetle, an insect so strong it would need a human to pick up 65 tons to be a [...]

Royal Australian Mint dips into the continents deep Aboriginal history with their legends of the stars

By |2020-05-05T03:02:11+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Over 65 millennia in age, the Aboriginal peoples of Australia are thought to be the oldest astronomers in the world, certainly the oldest still continuing today. SInce the earliest times, mankind has sought meaning in the stars, associating objects and natural life with patterns they have seen in the skies above. The Royal Australian Mint has taken the legends of the continents most ancient people as inspiration for its new half-ounce silver coin series, Star [...]

April, 2020

One of Stuart Devlins old 1964 coin designs is resurrected for the Royal Australian Mint’s latest bullion coin

By |2020-04-28T14:32:43+01:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

One of Stuart Devlins old 1964 coin designs is resurrected for the Royal Australian Mint's latest bullion coin Coming from a very quiet place, the Royal Australian Mint has turned its sights on the every expanding bullion coin market with a renewed vigour. With their neat triangular Australian Shipwrecks series, the Dolphin series and the Lunars, amongst others, the RAM has fully embraced this burgeoning genre. They've now expanded [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s latest coin set looks at the continents less cuddly wildlife from the inside

By |2020-04-15T23:06:04+01:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Nature, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's latest coin set looks at the continents less cuddly wildlife from the inside There's no shortage of wildlife coins on the market, as we're sure you know. Everything from cheap and cheerful bullion coins to a 54kg elephant themed behemoth, have featured a nature theme, so it isn't often we see a new take. The Royal Australian Mint has debuted a new three coin range simply [...]

AllCollect adds the Puma to its range of multi-finish silver bullion coins called Predators

By |2020-04-07T14:47:09+01:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

AllCollect adds the Puma to its range of multi-finish silver bullion coins called Predators The third coin in AllCollect's bullion coin series, Predators, has been launched and this time out features an impressive big cat, the Puma. It was in 2019 that the wolf coin first poked its head out from the bullion forest, and that was followed up in January with a scorpion issue. Surprisingly, a [...]

Royal Australian Mint expands its nature themed bullion selection with a pair of Sumatran Tigers

By |2020-04-06T14:35:17+01:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint expands its nature themed bullion selection with a pair of Sumatran Tigers A surprising player in the burgeoning gold and silver bullion coin markets, the Royal Australian Mint has always been a dabbler in investment coins, but never a major player. While they're still a long way from giving the Canadians a run for their money, the RAM has shown an increased interest in this most [...]

WMF20: Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT’s groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade.

By |2020-04-06T11:51:27+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Copper, Gold, Nature, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Mongolia|

Smartminting is dead! Long live Smartminting Reloaded! CIT's groundbreaking tech gets an upgrade. It was only four short years ago that the Liechtenstein-based masters of coin design, CIT Coin Invest, partnered up with B.H.Mayer, the German mint world renowned for its expertise, to produce a new minting technology called Smartminting. The premise was simple enough. Greater levels of relief, with finer detail for a given weight, or [...]

March, 2020

APMEX launch an attractive limited mintage Pelican 1oz bullion coin for Barbados

By |2020-03-23T11:06:16+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Barbados, Silver|

APMEX launch an attractive limited mintage Pelican 1oz bullion coin for Barbados Joining an ever groing selection of nature-themed bullion coins with limited mintage runs, APMEX have debuted a new Caribbean coin - the Barbados Pelican. Like all of this type of coin, their popularity depends on the premium over spot (for stackers), and/or the design (for collectors). With eveything going on at the moment around [...]

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