VIDEOGAMES ON COINS: A multi-mint roundup of gaming and numismatics

2022-10-12T21:59:53+01:00

VIDEOGAMES ON COINS: A multi-mint round-up of gaming and numismatics Video games have grown from the weird little hobby of the far-sighted few, to a mainstream juggernaut that drawfs the movie and music industries. It’s easy to understand why. Other forms of entertainment generally involve soaking up someone else's vision, but gaming allows you to control the narrative personally, to a quite extraordinary degree in some modern titles. From early, pixelated beginnings, to today's AAA titles, video games have muscled in on the formerly sedate entertainment industries, with a huge variety of game types, like [...]

HARRY POTTER: A multi-mint overview of the Wizarding World on coins

2022-11-25T00:47:48+00:00

HARRY POTTER: A multi-mint overview of the Wizarding World on coins It was with some surprise that i noticed Harry Potter coins appearing from just about everywhere. It;s a popular franchise as we know, but one that has been fairly quiet over the last couple of years, with just the occasional Fantastic Beasts movie keeping it alive. So what's been going on? No idea! We felt it was time to get a grip on what is out there and from where, given the obvious popularity of it, but it turned into a far bigger task [...]

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

2022-11-25T01:03:33+00:00

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 and worlds, there are plenty of subjects for coins and the mint has taken full advantage of that. The offerings cover proof coins in gold [...]

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY: An overview of Mint of Poland struck high-relief coins

2022-06-12T17:55:15+01:00

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY: An overview of Mint of Poland struck 2oz high-relief coins Ironically raised to popularity by the Perth Mint with its debut Gods of Olympus series, the ancient world coin genre has taken to the two-ounce, antique-finished, rimless, high-relief silver coin format like no other. Although employed by several producers, it is the Mint of Poland that has made, not only the most numerous, but also the best use of this excellent compromise between weight and cost with a range of, quite frankly, stunning issues. There are numerous series currently in progress, with [...]

V.E. DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues

2020-05-12T01:16:16+01:00

V.E. DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues After several years of a numismatic commemoration for the centennial events of the First World War, we’re now firmly within the realms of the 75th anniversary memorials for the Second. An even bigger swathe of destruction swept around the globe for the rematch, with hardly a region in the world completely untouched. It’s fair to say that the First World War had a predominantly European focus, but the Second World War was a fight against two tyrannies simultaneously – linked more by [...]

MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues

2019-08-06T18:59:17+01:00

MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues Welcome to our round-up of the precious metal coins issued to commemorate the epic Apollo 11 mission to land a man on the Moon. There are fewer ways to commemorate an event for posterity than a coin, and none more likely to survive the test of time than one struck in gold or silver. Most of the world's big mints and coin producers have invested much expertise in marking the occasion, many with huge success. This is an eclectic mix. There are [...]

D-DAY 75TH Anniversary coins in silver and gold

2019-09-08T23:34:54+01:00

D-Day 75th Anniversary coins in silver and gold Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by the weather, D-Day encompassed an assault on five beaches – Gold, Juno and Sword by British & Commonwealth forces, with Utah & Gold by the US. Starting with an extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault, Allied troops [...]

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