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October, 2021

DC Comics Superman bullion coin (2021 NZ Mint)

By |2021-10-28T16:48:08+01:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The popular culture invasion of the bullion market continues apace with the launch of the third of the New Zealand Mint's DC Comics rsnge. After Batman and Wonder Woman, we come to that most iconic of superheroes, Superman. It's actually a really good design, drawing heavily from the modern comic era rather than the movie world and it's all the better for it.The third release this year, it follows the same pattern. There [...]

July, 2021

DC Comics legend Aquaman, joins Superman with his own shaped silver emblem coin

By |2021-07-20T12:43:42+01:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

DC Comics legend Aquaman, joins Superman with his own shaped silver emblem coin Back in March, the New Zealand Mint issued their first DC Comics emblem-shaped coin and as you'd expect, it was Superman. The debut coin in a new series, the second one launches today, and it's his Justice League compatriot, Aquaman. It's fair to say that the Aquaman logo isn't as well known as others like Batman or Flash, [...]

March, 2021

Kryptonian superhero, Superman has his iconic symbol brought to life in silver for a new shaped proof coin

By |2021-03-26T13:59:28+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Kryptonian superhero, Superman has his iconic symbol brought to life in silver for a new shaped proof coin One of the most iconic emblems, not just in comic books, but in popular culture in general, the shield logo of Superman is rivalled only by that of Batman as something instantly recognisable wherever you go. Said to represent his family (El) on Krypton, rather than 'Superman', it's become inextricably tied to the [...]

January, 2021

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL (2021 NZ MINT)

By |2021-01-26T21:57:52+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

A very cool set of four coins for the comic collector was released last year, featuring artwork from the Jim Lee series, Batman Hush. A well regarded story, it made for an attractive set. Following that up in 2021, the New Zealand Mint is launching Superman: Man of Steel. The format is the same, a 1 oz silver rectangle with a coloured reverse, but we're not complaining, as it suits the comic [...]

June, 2018

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the NZ Mint’s latest striking miniature featuring Superman

By |2018-06-05T13:22:11+01:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Miniatures, NZ Mint|

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the NZ Mint's latest striking miniature featuring Superman We were quite surprised by the Captain Kirk miniature released by the New Zealand Mint back in April. A departure from their core range of coins, it was a circa-150g figurine in fine silver that featured a classic pose of the Star Trek icon. While we're expecting there will [...]

Superman’s long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series

By |2018-08-05T14:15:56+01:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Superman's long 80 year comic book history celebrated in the NZ Mints new six-note cover series We've already seen a huge increase in the number of precious metal coin notes being released lately and one of the prime movers in the market is the New Zealand Mint. They themselves run several ranges based mainly on size. The most common is a format also employed by others like [...]

May, 2018

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range

By |2018-05-07T08:56:03+01:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint|

Superman #1 is the second DC Comic cover in the NZ Mints large premium foil range The second of the New Zealand Mint's premium foil DC Comic covers debuts today and it features another truly classic example of the genre - Superman #1. Published in June 1939, it was the first true Superman comic, although not his debut, which happened in Action Comics #1 in 1938. Another [...]

October, 2017

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver

By |2017-10-04T20:51:28+01:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes big and bold with a ten ounce Superman Shield coin in fine silver With the Royal Canadian Mint having released waves of Superman coins for several years now, the style and design has seemingly become more ambitious as time has moved on. This months big release is a good case in point. Gone is the relative safety of a one-ounce coloured silver coin and in [...]

June, 2016

Royal Canadian Mint launches Supermans Kryptonian symbol silver bullion coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:54+00:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Now firmly established as the second biggest producer of silver bullion coins on this planet, the Royal Canadian Mint is using another planet to boost its sales even further. With the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) coin as the 500lb gorilla in the room, the RCM has regularly launched smaller mintage 'semi-numismatic' silver bullion coins that sell with a slightly higher premium to stimulate interest for those that want a little [...]

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 [...]

August, 2015

Superman makes the leap to the ultra popular $20 for $20 line of Canadian silver coins

By |2016-11-05T06:31:45+00:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The seventeenth and latest in the very popular series of face-value coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint for Canada is now available for sale and depicts what has been the mints highest profile star, the superhero son of Krypton, Superman. Continuing the extremely popular $20 for $20 range of four-nines silver ¼ oz coins, this one will no doubt sell out in relatively short order, even with sales limited to five per household, [...]

June, 2015

Canadian Superman coins in gold and silver back for the third year

By |2016-11-05T06:32:04+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

For the third year in succession the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has released a range of coins featuring one of the most iconic characters in comics history, Superman. Unlike in 2013 when we saw seven coins released, all in large display boxes, the RCM has followed their 2014 launch with a range of three 1 oz silver coins and a 12g 14kt gold one,

November, 2022

Catching up with the New Zealand Mint’s popular culture coin releases from October

By |2022-11-02T21:55:02+00:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Medallion, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Catching up with the New Zealand Mint's popular culture coin releases from October An overdue look at the New Zealand Mint's copious popular-culture output is what we have here, and it's another good mix of the many franchises they have in their repertoire. Including such giants as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, movie fans will likely find something that catches their eye,There are many coloured coins, and [...]

August, 2022

The Witcher: Time of Contempt continues the numismatic journey through Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy classic

By |2022-08-31T15:37:21+01:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Witcher: Time of Contempt continues the numismatic journey through Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy classic The much loved world of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski 'The Witcher' series of fantasy novels has been successfully making the transition to the numismatic world since 2019. Working their way through the two short story collections, and six main novels chronologically, Mint of Gdańsk has been issuing silver coins in both two-ounce, and one-kilo formats, offering unique designs, [...]

April, 2022

Our early April round-up of the latest film/TV coins is here. Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek

By |2022-04-05T22:09:29+01:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Crown Mint, NZ Mint|

Our early April round-up of the latest film/TV coins is here. Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek Time for another of our attempts to stay on top of the ongoing tsunami of TV and film themed coin releases, and also to catch up with the prolific New Zealand Mint, who almost exclusively stick to this genre now. A tiring job, along with the companion bullion round-ups we do, but the [...]

February, 2022

A big and varied selection of the latest gold and silver bullion coins in our February 2022 roundup of new releases

By |2022-04-01T14:48:35+01:00February 22nd, 2022|Categories: APMEX, Bullion roundup, Bullion, Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Silver, Chad, East India Company, Niue Island, NZ Mint, Royal Australian Mint|

A big and varied selection of the latest gold and silver bullion coins in our February 2022 roundup of new releases The bullion coins continue to come out, so it's time for another of our lightweight round-ups of the new releases. There are a few missing, like the new Wedge-tailed Eagle from the Perth Mint, the KOMSCO stuff, and the new Fiji Dogs, but we'll cover them separately. These articles [...]

January, 2022

Blood of Elves, the third book in The Witcher saga, hits the numismatic world with a silver coin pair

By |2022-01-20T15:31:05+00:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Blood of Elves, the third book in The Witcher saga, hits the numismatic world with a silver coin pair Working their way through the literary works of Polish fantasy author, Andrzej Sapkowski, the Mint of Gdańsk has now debuted their third pair of coins, quite obviously for the third book of the eight published in the Witcher saga, 'The Blood of Elves'. As before, there are two silver coins in the range, [...]

November, 2021

It’s movie and TV coin time with our early November round-up of the new releases

By |2022-04-01T14:50:55+01:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint, Perth Mint, The Coin Company, Tuvalu|

It's movie and TV coin time with our early November round-up of the new releases Our fifth round-up of movie and TV coins has a couple of surprises, but is generally more of the same. In general, it's more Chibi, more shaped coins, and more 007, so our decision to round these coins up rather than spend time better spent elsewhere on them is looking more and more sensible. The genre [...]

October, 2021

Movie and TV coins for mid October – Potter, Batman, 007, Green Lantern, and a good doggie

By |2021-10-15T17:16:20+01:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint, Perth Mint, The Coin Company, Tuvalu|

Movie and TV coins for mid October - Potter, Batman, 007, Green Lantern, and a good doggie Regular media licenced coin roundup number four, we'll continue to do these as while they're quite time-consuming to put together, they are quicker than individual articles would be. Besides, the genre as a whole is quite repetitive, so it frees up time to focus on more original releases. We do feel the need to [...]

July, 2021

A round up of the latest in movie and television coins – Minions, Back to the Future, DC Comics, & more

By |2021-08-16T00:52:31+01:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, The Coin Company|

A round up of the latest in movie and television coins - Minions, Back to the Future, DC Comics, & more A bit late with this onje today, we thought a quick round-up of the three or four new movie coins wouldn't take too long to get together, but the list continued to grow to eight before we drew it to a close. Anyway, here it is and there's a [...]

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