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03Jul 20

Germania Mint adds Germania Beasts to it’s range and kicks off with the treasure hoarding dragon, Fafnir (UPDATED)

By |July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion Round, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|1 Comment

It was less than two years ago that the fledgling Germania Mint burst onto the scene with its pretty Germania bullion round, and it wasn't long after they moved into the numismatic realm with some fine proof and plated coins. Part of the Kurowski Group, they've developed an impressive talent [...]

09Jul 20

Congo adds a cool new silver bullion coin series to its repertoire – Prehistoric Life – and T-Rex kicks it off

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo|0 Comments

Continuing our catching up on new releases in the bullion world is a new one from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a subject that will always get my attention - DINOSAURS! There have been some fine prehistoric themed coins over the last few years, demonstrating a noticeable jump from [...]

08Jul 20

PREDATORS: PANTHERA TIGRIS BULLION (2020, AllCollect)

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Allcollect, QLM, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Congo|0 Comments

Allcollect's Predators bullion coin series continues apace with the fourth issue, Panthera Tigris, or Tiger. An unusual series because it employs a range of finishing touches that are rarely seen in the predominately brilliant uncirculated finish competitors. Each issue has an incused footprint that is partly reverse-proof [...]

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06Jul 20

World Cultures silver coin series is back with a look at the Maori ceremonial challenge – the fabled Haka

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|0 Comments

While the world of ancient gods and monsters seems to dominate the ultra high relief, antique-finished coin genre, there have been some notable exceptions. One of our favourites to date has been the Numiartis and Magikos Coins -produced series 'World Cultures', first hitting the market two years ago with an [...]

06Jul 20

Music Legends from the Royal Mint follows legendary band ‘Queen’ with the equally iconic Rocketman, Elton John

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|0 Comments

It was in January that the Royal Mint surprised us all with the debut of its new 'Music Legends' range. Launching with one of the biggest bands in history - Queen - the collaboration with music management company Bravado and Universal Music Group, opened up quite a bit of [...]

02Jul 20

Mint 21 expands its coin series linking gods and planets with a new duo, Mars and Uranus

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|0 Comments

Last May, Mint 21 had the great idea of starting a coin series that combined the planets in our solar system with the ancient gods that gave them their names. All of the nine planets in our local system, with the exception of Earth (an Anglo-German world for 'ground'), [...]

01Jul 20

Back to the Future’s iconic ‘OUTATIME’ licence plate is reproduced on a two-ounce silver coin

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island|0 Comments

The much loved Robert Zemeckis time-travel comedy ‘Back to the Future’ has spawned a small number of commemorative coins over the last few years, starting with a 30th anniversary range of issues from the Perth Mint in 2015. It wasn't until March this year that The Coin Company came back [...]

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30Jun 20

Scottsdale Mint’s expansive Eastern Caribbean 8 series of bullion coins returns in 2020 for a third run

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Antigua & Barbuda, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|2 Comments

With everything that's been going on in the world, it's no surprise that the coin world hasn't been spared, and we'd not have been surprised in the slightest if Scottsdale Mint had decided to eschew its annual bullion jaunt around eight Caribbean nations. Late, but unbowed, the first in [...]

30Jun 20

The Japanese art of Chibi comes to coins and the first to get a monster noggin is the Dark Knight himself

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|0 Comments

A phenomenon that has travelled far from its Japanese homeland, Chibi (ちび or チビ) is slang for short and is applied to various pop culture genres today. Chief amongst those are the small, chubby caricatures with their small bodies and over-sixed heads - also called super-deformed (SD). A popular style [...]

29Jun 20

Micromosaic Passion coin series continues its unique look at masterpieces with Da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|2 Comments

A big hit over the last few years, both with collectors and award ceremonies, Powercoins innovative Micromosaic Passion series is back for a fourth time with a second interpretation of the work of Italian Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci. This time, it's the charming portrait of Cecilia Gallerani called [...]

28Jun 20

Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian Guard are the latest in Niue’s ‘Guards of the Empire’ Star Wars coin series

By |June 28th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|0 Comments

The latest in the New Zealand Mint's attractive 'Guards of the Empire' Star Wars themed coin series is upon us, and after looking at the various layers of cannon fodder that makes up the Empire's bulk, we get a look at the elite. The red armour clad Praetorian Guards, named [...]

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26Jun 20

Mint 21 debuts it’s first Goddesses of Health, the Greco-Roman Hygieia Salus

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Ghana, Mint21|0 Comments

Mint 21's latest new coin series is a timely look at the world of deities worshipped for their protection from the ailes of nature. Clearly they're all having a siesta given what's been happening over the last few months, but nevertheless, a fascinating subject. The series kicks off with a [...]

24Jun 20

American Eagle bullion coin redesign gets underway with a plethora of new options up for contention

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, US Mint, United States|4 Comments

After what seems to be an absolute age, the slow moving wheels of US government have finally decided the American Eagle bullion coin is due for a revamp, well, one side of it anyway. The stylish John Mercanti-penned heraldic style eagle on the silver coin is to be changed, as [...]

23Jun 20

New Zealand issues its first denominated silver bullion coin with the debut of the Crested Penguin

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|0 Comments

Bullion coins denominated in the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) are not exactly rare. Coins issues for the island nation of Niue, one familiar to coin collectors everywhere, have been a thing for years, but none of those NZD coins were ever issued for New Zealand. Until now. The New Zealand [...]

22Jun 20

A quick apology

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Site Update|0 Comments

A quick apology We've been a little quiet on site for the last few days as we've been tracking down and eradicating a bug in our back-end that meant pages were not always displayed. You may have encountered the error a few times. It did [...]

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