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May, 2019

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 [...]

April, 2019

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil

By |2019-04-30T14:32:51+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint|

Iconic cover of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time is reproduced on a silver foil The New Zealand Mint's Premium Silver Foil range has churned up some interesting designs since they debuted last year, all of them part of their popular culture ranges. The focus has been on tweaked reproductions of either movie posters (Star Wars, Star Trek mainly), or classic comic book covers [...]

August, 2018

Batmans first solo comic book has its cover immortalised on a new silver foil

By |2018-08-25T11:26:12+01:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, NZ Mint|

Batmans first solo comic book has its cover immortalised on a new silver foil 2018 BATMAN #1 While his first appearance was in May 1939's Detective Comics #1, Batman didn't get his own comic until the publication of Batman #1 in the Spring of 1940. With a run that continues to this day, Batman comics have introduced a whole universe of esoteric and ruthless villains and heroes. [...]

July, 2018

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: News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Art & Literature, 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 [...]

February, 2016

Royal Canadian Mint debuts new range of Batman v Superman blockbuster movie coins

By |2016-11-05T06:31:14+00:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

For the fourth year in a row, the Royal Canadian Mint have debuted their latest Superman coins, and for the first time they're doing it specifically for a movie. In the past there's been a mix of comic art and covers from across this iconic Superheroes vast library of work, but with the release of the new blockbuster movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. From the title you'd think it [...]

April, 2024

Pop-culture coins remain as popular as ever in numismatic circles. Here’s a look at a small mix of recent issues from different mints.

By |2024-04-16T23:03:36+01:00April 16th, 2024|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, MDM, Niue Island, NZ Mint, PAMP, Samoa|

Pop-culture coins remain as popular as ever in numismatic circles. Here's a look at a small mix of recent issues from different mints. It's been a while since we did one of our pop-culture coin round-ups, mainly because we try to give things a break now and then for the sake of variety, and also because they're tedious to put together. I've tried to cover everything newly released in previous articles, [...]

November, 2023

The Penguin & Sabine Wren Chibi silver coins (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-11-21T12:34:48+00:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Chibi continues its relentless pursuit of market domination with a pair of new issues for two of the biggest franchises that make up the broad range. The first is the 16th in the DC Comics subset, and features one of Batman's most popular adversaries, The Penguin, complete with monocle and dapper suit. The second is from the Star Wars Universe, and while there have been dozens of those, this is the [...]

October, 2023

MINT. TRADING COINS (2023-) by the New Zealand Mint

By |2024-01-17T13:59:58+00:00October 23rd, 2023|Categories: , |

MINT. TRADING COINS (2023-) by the New Zealand Mint Called Mint Trading Coins, they basically take the age-old swapping idea from baseball and bubblegum cards, and applies it to silver coins. Each range consists of 51 coins depicting characters from a specific media franchise. So far, we had Star Wars as the first series, and Marvel Comics as the second, with DC Comics dropping as the first of 2024. So far, [...]

September, 2023

The New Zealand Mint has been busy this month. Here’s a catch-up of their September pop-culture releases

By |2023-09-28T14:05:09+01:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint has been busy this month. Here's a catch-up of their September pop-culture releases It's been a while since we did a round-up of New Zealand mint coins, so here we have the latest September issues. Moving forward, we'll get back to a more usual routine with them. There are plenty of the old favourites here, like Chibi, Star Wars helmets, Marvel and DC, but a few surprises [...]

July, 2023

A round-up of the New Zealand Mint’s varied recent coin releases in the movie and television world

By |2023-07-18T23:23:53+01:00July 18th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

A round-up of the New Zealand Mint's varied recent coin releases in the movie and television world A little look at some of the new issues put out there by the New Zealand Mint, includes additions to their five-ounce commemoration of Warner Brothers Studio's centenary, as well as a new Comix comic book cover coin, and a highly original design marking the 60th anniversary of the movie-goers favourite, Raiders of the [...]

May, 2023

The Perth Mint goes heavy on the crime fighting in May with The Phantom, and James Bond featuring

By |2023-05-16T14:45:22+01:00May 16th, 2023|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The Perth Mint goes heavy on the crime fighting in May with The Phantom, and James Bond featuring May sees the Perth Mint lean heavily into its various pop-culture franchises, with its long-running James Bond range getting a boost with a new mini character coin, alongside additions to the classic 'Legacy' series, showcasing the various actors to take on the role. A new Phantom coin is a rare treat for fans [...]

March, 2023

Bullion round-up 16: Ships on the water, superheroes under it, bulls, leopards and the arcade classic Dig-Dug

By |2023-03-31T11:14:53+01:00March 28th, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Bullion roundup, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Congo, Emporium Hamburg, NZ Mint, Samoa, Spanish Mint|

Bullion round-up 16: Ships on the water, superheroes under it, bulls, leopards and the arcade classic Dig-Dug Welcome to our sixteenth bullion coin round-up since we started doing these, and the second in March. It's been a busy month for new issues, and the selection of designs and formats continues to impress. We'd hoped to have this one published earlier today, but they always take longer than expected to collate [...]

Aquaman Mega Chibi 2 oz silver coin (2023 New Zealand Mint)

By |2023-03-02T18:16:46+00:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The behemoth that is the New Zealand Mint's Chibi range continues with only the second 'Mega-Chibi' release to date. These are basically the same as the rest of the range, except bigger, tipping the scales at two-ounces, rather than one. Surprisingly, given the low-profile of the character of late, it's Aquaman, from the DC Movies subset. Like the Batman Mega, it isn't just a bigger character, but the same scale figure with a [...]

November, 2022

DC COMICS: A guide to the DC Universe on silver and gold coins

By |2023-11-20T20:12:58+00:00November 27th, 2022|Categories: |

DC COMICS: A guide to the DC Universe on silver and gold coins With the popular culture world driving new collectors into our hobby, it’s fair to say the volume of new issues has grown exponentially since the first of the modern wave dropped in 2013. The superhero genre was always going to be part of that, especially since the explosive growth of the two major cinematic universes One [...]

June, 2022

The New Zealand Mint’s impressive silver miniature range expands with a second Darth Vader statue

By |2022-06-30T14:58:38+01:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

The New Zealand Mint's impressive silver miniature range expands with a second Darth Vader statue It's been a while since we saw a new miniature from the New Zealand Mint, but here we are with a second Darth Vader statue. The mint has quite a wide variety of these, spread mainly across its DC Comics, Disney, Star Trek, and Star Wars licences, all sculpted by the clearly very talented, Alejandro Pereira [...]

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