PREDATORS: 3 NEW ADDITIONS (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-08-01T19:46:57+01:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

We've been digging around for information to bring our coverage of AllCollect's wildlife-themed silver bullion coin series, up to date, and these three here should bring us to that state. An interesting mix of finishes marks out 'Predator' as something a little different from the norm, with a part incused, part reverse-proof footprint/bodypart, a mirror proof style background [...]

DINOSAURS: PTERODACTYL (2020, NZ Mint)

By |2020-07-27T12:18:10+01:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Always great to see a coin depicting prehistoric life and we've had some great ones over the last half decade or so. An attractive issue to debut this year was the New Zealand Mint's 'Dinosaurs' range, which launched back in February. This one featured the Tyrannosaurus Rex and was followed by the Triceratops a couple of months [...]

PREDATORS: CHEETAH BULLION (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-07-22T11:22:42+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

Next in the wave of new entrants in Allcollect’s Predators bullion coin series is Acinonyx Jubatus, the Cheetah. Using the same mixed finish of an incused footprint that is partly reverse-proof finished, a matte finish foreground, including the animal subject, and a mirror proof style background field,  they remain quite unique. This one is the sixth release [...]

The giant creatures of the Galapagos feature on PAMP’s new shaped silver coin series

By |2020-07-22T13:31:08+01:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, PAMP, Solomon Islands|

We see a huge variety in the shape of coins these days, going hand in hand with technological improvements in the minting process. Shaped dimensional coins have been a particularly impressive genre of late, with CIT, Numiscollect and the Mint of Poland dropping some striking designs, but they all carry hefty premiums. PAMP had some success with flat shaped designs, [...]

CAYMAN ISLANDS MARLIN SILVER BULLION (2020, Scottsdale Mint)

By |2020-07-21T13:38:21+01:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Cayman Islands, Scottsdale Mint|

Back for the fourth year is Scottsdale Mint's Cayman Islands issued 'Marlin' bullion coin. The leaping fish adorns the central section of the reverse face, and is surrounded by a 'wavy-patterned' border carrying various inscriptions. That border is also present on the obverse, with the centre area occupied by an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The mintage [...]

PENGUIN SERIES: GENTOO PENGUIN (2020, Pobjoy Mint)

By |2020-07-18T16:56:28+01:00July 18th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, South Georgia|

The British Pobjoy Mint's long love affair with the penguin continues with the release of the second of four 50p coins in their 2020 collection. These collections originated in 2017 with a 4-coin set issued for the Falkland Islands, followed by a similar set of 5 the following year. In 2019, they moved to the British Antarctic [...]

PREDATORS: RATTLESNAKE BULLION (2020, AllCollect)

By |2020-07-16T16:17:07+01:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|

Just last week we did a Quicklook at Panthera Tigris, the fourth issue in Allcollect’s Predators bullion coin series. We noted at the time that several other issues were in the wings, appearing at various places in a fairly haphazard way, but we'll cover them as they go for sale. First of these is the only reptile [...]

ANIMAL CHAMPIONS: SHARK (2020, Czech Mint)

By |2020-07-12T14:25:42+01:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The last of the Czech Mints 'Animal Champions' intros this month and features one of natures most finely honed predators, the shark. For over 400 million years, sharks and their immediate ancestors have prowled the world's seas, often as apex predators, a position the Great White Shark occupies today, as long as there aren't any Orca around, [...]

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