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April, 2021

SUPERGIRL & NEWT SCAMANDER CHIBI (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-04-26T23:35:47+01:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The second and last pair of April Chibi coins have now debuted, and we get an addition to the most populous sub-series (DC Comics) and a whole new sub-series. We've expressed some concern at the pace of release in the past, but it seems the mint is diversifying the selection so that collectors can just collect the sub-series that interests them the most. A wise decision. The DC Comics addition is Supergirl. [...]

January, 2021

DC COVERS: ACTION COMICS #7 (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-01-08T12:39:11+00:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, NZ Mint|

The third time Action Comics has appeared in this series, issue #7 is a strange choice. A very sought after issue because of its rarity, it continues the style of the time in having a mix of small stories inside. in this case there are seven overall, with six being essentially throwaway stories. The headliner is Superman and this is the second time the character had ever appeared on a comic cover. [...]

November, 2020

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk’s ‘The Witcher’ silver coins debut with scenes from ‘Sword of Destiny’

By |2020-11-18T12:11:11+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The second pair of Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' silver coins debut with scenes from 'Sword of Destiny' Continuing to make a pleasant change from the many silver coins featuring the ancient world, the Mint of Gdansk's 'The Witcher' series continues its eight-issue jaunt through the hugely popular world created by Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski. Each of the eight issues is comprised of a pair of coins, encompassing a regular 2 [...]

September, 2020

CHIBI COLLECTION (2020-) by the New Zealand Mint

By |2022-12-01T21:38:19+00:00September 6th, 2020|Categories: , |

2020+ CHIBI COLLECTION by the New Zealand Mint 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 tiny bodies and over-sized heads – also called super-deformed (SD). A popular style in anime and manga, and also with the Funko figures that [...]

March, 2020

Jim Lee’s brilliant Batman story, ‘Hush’ inspires Niue’s latest DC comic series silver coins

By |2020-03-27T16:49:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Jim Lee's brilliant Batman story, 'Hush' inspires Niue's latest DC comic series silver coins When you take one of the most iconic superhero characters of all time and give him to one of the best comic artists of the modern age, you get a story like Batman: Hush. Originally published over 12 issues of Batman (#608 in Oct 2002 until #619 in Sept 2003, the Jeph Loeb penned story [...]

January, 2020

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue’s new coin series celebrates the iconic characters

By |2020-01-22T10:26:39+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Coloured, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The Justice League is sixty years old and Niue's new coin series celebrates the iconic characters Sixty years old, DC Comics iconic Justice League is getting a new silver coin series in celebration, starting off with Wonder Woman. Enjoying a new lease of life after a hit movie, with another promising one on the way, this is a good choice to start off the series. Nothing unusual about [...]

November, 2019

Andrzej Sapkowski’s hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo

By |2019-11-06T13:14:06+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Andrzej Sapkowski's hugely popular The Witcher books enter the world of coins with a striking duo Greek gods, Roman gods, Chinese warlords, weird ancient myths and legends, even the occasional real historical figure, have all been subjects of the Mint of Poland in its quite outstanding range of 2oz silver coins. To date, however, they've shown little inclination to applying their now signature format to modern interpretations of the [...]

September, 2019

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck’s 85th birthday in gold and silver

By |2019-09-03T14:43:02+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Disney bullion coins return for Donald Duck's 85th birthday in gold and silver Even more so than Star Wars, the New Zealand Mint has issued multiple Disney bullion coin releases over the last few years. Starting with Steamboat Willie, we've seen a mix of designs from both the Mickey Mouse family, and from that of the dysfunctional duck, Donald and his kin. The mints latest issue is [...]

August, 2019

DC CLASSIC COMIC COVERS (2017) by the New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:17:18+01:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: , |

2017+ DC CLASSIC COMIC COVERS by the New Zealand Mint Part of the New Zealand Mint's premium foil range, DC Comic Covers reproduces some of the most iconic, and expensive, comic covers of all time. From the debuts of such modern day giants as Superman, Batman and the Flash, to a beautiful Batman: The Killing Joke issue, these are the perfect way to display some truly fine comic artwork, [...]

June, 2019

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates

By |2019-06-25T15:09:48+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Miniatures, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Did he retake his driving test in the Batmobilityscooter? Batman is 80 years old and Niue celebrates Despite the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it's probably fair to say that Batman remains the most well known and iconic superhero in popular culture today. Appearing in multiple blockbuster movies, often of outstanding quality, various television series, books and, of course, thousands of comic books, the [...]

May, 2019

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint

By |2019-05-31T12:32:48+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Gold, Miniatures, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Minnie joins Mickey in the silver Minnieature world with a new release from the NZ Mint A little off our usual beaten track, but here's the New Zealand Mint's latest silver miniature. Last August the mint launched a whole range of coins to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. In amongst the goodies was a cast silver sculpture of the iconic rodent. Standing around 9 cm in height, [...]

BATMAN VILLAINS SILVER FOILS (2019) by the New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:25:14+01:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: , |

2019 BATMAN VILLAINS SILVER FOILS by the New Zealand Mint 2018 was a busy year for the New Zealand Mint as they continued to popularise the silver foil with a whole swathe of variously sized designs. They’ve obviously had some success with the relatively new type of coin as 2019 has seen the selection expand further. We can now add Batman Villains to the list. The mint has three [...]

STAR WARS: An overview of the New Zealand Mint range post-2016

By |2022-11-25T01:03:33+00:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: , |

STAR WARS: An overview of the New Zealand Mint range from 2016 to date It was in 2016 that the New Zealand Mint announced it had obtained the licence to produce coins based on the Star Wars movie universe. It had already been issuing coins for Disney, and Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm meant it was only a small step from there to Star Wars. As a universe rich with characters [...]

February, 2019

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman

By |2019-02-18T10:14:35+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand mints first silver miniature of the year is fan favourite Wonder Woman With comic book heroes blasting their way to record box-office receipts, it's fair to say the huge increase in modern commemorative and bullion coins tapping into the genre is heavily linked to that success. The NZ Mint has recently added DC Comics to its range of licenced properties and as you would [...]

October, 2018

Spock joins Kirk and the USS Enterprise in the New Zealand Mint’s silver miniature collection

By |2018-10-15T12:06:39+01:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

Spock joins Kirk and the USS Enterprise in the New Zealand Mint's silver miniature collection The third of the New Zealand Mint's Star Trek miniatures debuts today, and after the obvious Captain Kirk and USS Enterprise releases, it's joined by the equally obvious Commander Spock. A new line this year from the NZ Mint, miniatures have also been released for Disney and DC Comics as well, and [...]

August, 2018

The art of Juan Ortiz adorns Niue’s latest series of Star Trek silver foils for the Next Generation

By |2018-08-05T15:25:11+01:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The art of Juan Ortiz adorns Niue's latest series of Star Trek silver foils for the Next Generation Good or bad, depending on your love or hate of silver coin notes/foils, the choice of subjects on this new format has increased exponentially as we work our through 2018. The foremost champion of this market has been the New Zealand Mint. With this mints heavy involvement in the [...]

July, 2018

Silver Alert! Starship Enterprise joins Captain Kirk in the NZ Mint’s new miniature range

By |2018-07-15T14:04:54+01:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

Silver Alert! Starship Enterprise joins Captain Kirk in the NZ Mint's new miniature range The New Zealand Mint has dived right in with its new range of miniatures and has now added a pretty cool looking USS Enterprise to stand alongside the Captain Kirk statuette that was released a few months ago. Like the Kirk effort, this isn't a coin in any way, so has been produced [...]

Ultra-classic debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27 is showcased on a premium silver foil

By |2018-07-08T11:53:48+01:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, NZ Mint|

Ultra-classic debut of Batman in Detective Comics #27 is showcased on a premium silver foil 2018 DETECTIVE COMICS #27 Considered the second most valuable comic book of all time, just behind the Superman debut in Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 from May 1939 was the first ever appearance of one of popular cultures true giants - Batman. A comic character that long ago transcended the genre [...]

April, 2018

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue’s Justice League series of silver coin notes

By |2018-04-10T13:55:50+01:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Movies & TV, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Aquaman and Cyborg join Niue's Justice League series of silver coin notes The second and third issues in the New Zealand Mint's Justice League series are now available. Meant to build into a six note set, there will be two new issues in May (Flash and Wonder Woman) and a final issue in June (Superman). Identical in style to the first Batman issue, these are firmly [...]

JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE (2018) by New Zealand Mint

By |2021-10-30T21:31:46+01:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: , |

2018 JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE by New Zealand Mint It isn’t just Star Trek and Star Wars that is getting the coin note treatment. The New Zealand Mint has released a set of six Justice League coins, each based on a character from the blockbuster DC Comics Universe movie. The characters featured are all members of the Justice League and encompass Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman. The second [...]

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