Australia’s pretty Spinner Dolphin bullion coin returns in prettier, proof high-relief form

By |2020-10-07T14:32:27+01:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's pretty Spinner Dolphin bullion coin returns in prettier, proof high-relief form Appearing last December, the Royal Australian Mint's second dolphin bullion coin depicted a really nice image of a Spinner Dolphin breaching the surface of the sea. The setting sun in the background helped give the background some focal point, and all in all, it [...]

DINOSAURS: 04 STEGOSAURUS ( NEW ZEALAND MINT)

By |2020-10-05T13:00:49+01:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The New Zealand Mint's journey through the ever-popular world of prehistoric life continues with the release of their fourth 'Dinosaurs' coin. Following Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and a Pterodactyl (despite it not being a dinosaur...), is Stegosaurus. The mint has a knack of picking the most well known and popular species and there are plenty of others left unpicked, [...]

KISKUNSAG NATIONAL PARK (2020, HUNGARIAN MINT)

By |2020-09-30T01:15:23+01:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Hungarian Mint, Hungary|

A pretty new issue from the Hungarian Mint showcases Kiskunság National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve covering an area of around 570km² across the Little Cumania (Kiskunság) region of the Great Hungarian Plain. Known for its shifting dunes and as a bird-watchers paradise, home as it is to many species of migratory birds. The Pied Avocet is [...]

The East India Company continues its Treasures of India bullion series with the Peacock

By |2020-09-23T13:33:35+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

The East India Company continues its Treasures of India bullion series with the Peacock Increasingly prolific in the bullion coin market, the East India Company brings its own more formal style with it. This is the second coin in a series called 'Treasures of India. The debut release came last July and featured the Royal [...]

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin – The Mandrill

By |2020-09-22T12:21:49+01:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale debuts a new Cameroonian silver bullion coin - The Mandrill Purveyors of an almost countless variety of bullion coins, Scottsdale Mint has carved itself a place at the top of the heap in this burgeoning marketplace. From such ambitious programmes as the Eastern Caribbean 8, to esoteric themes like the new Momotaro, there is [...]

The Velociraptor and Dilophosaurus come back to life as a pair of new silver miniatures

By |2020-09-19T15:54:32+01:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Miniatures, Silver, Heads or Tales|

The Velociraptor and Dilophosaurus come back to life as a pair of new silver miniatures We don't normally cover much in the way of silver miniatures, preferring to stick to the precious metal coin market above all else, but the New Zealand Mint range, now quiet for quite some time, was a natural progression to [...]

Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion coin range heads to Grenada for its third annual vacation

By |2020-09-16T13:37:48+01:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Grenada, Scottsdale Mint|

Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion coin range heads to Grenada for its third annual vacation It wasn't long ago we looked at the second of Scottsdale Mint's 2020 run through its annual eight-coin Caribbean themed bullion coin range and now, with a programme heavily compressed by the insidious coronavirus, is the third. This time it's the turn [...]

AFRICAN WILDLIFE: SOMALI ELEPHANT BULLION (2021, Emporium Hamburg)

By |2020-09-10T13:50:29+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

Now an old stalwart of the annual bullion coin release calendar, the Somali Elephant, also called the African Wildlife, is rapidly closing in on its 20th anniversary. First appearing in 2004, the coin features a depiction of an elephant in various poses and has seen some fine designs over the years. However, recent years have exhibited a [...]

A tiny murderous spider was the first Australia’s Most Dangerous bullion coin, now it’s the turn of a giant murderous shark

By |2020-09-09T09:40:29+01:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

A tiny murderous spider was the first Australia's Most Dangerous bullion coin, now it's the turn of a giant murderous shark The second of 'Australia's Most Dangerous' bullion coins has now broken out and after dabbling in the arachnid world with the Red-back Spider, it's the turn of the countries oceans to remind us of how unpleasant [...]

Australia’s numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters

By |2020-09-08T17:25:56+01:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters If anyone is going to have a history of night sky art, it will be the Indigenous people of Australia. Considered to be the oldest astronomers in the world, they've spent millennia looking up and seeing patterns and images ripe [...]

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