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October, 2023

The Robert Pattison headlined The Batman movie gets a three-ounce silver coin bar replete with high relief

By |2023-10-18T23:56:28+01:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: Movies & TV, Barbados, Silver, MDM|

The Robert Pattison headlined The Batman movie gets a three-ounce silver coin bar replete with high relief With a premiere in early 2022, the Matt Reeves helmed, Robert Pattinson starred superhero film, The Batman, launched to excellent reviews, quite something in an industry suffering from superhero fatigue. The film eschewed the usual mass of CGI, and instead focused on what was essentially a detective story, taking this most iconic of comic [...]

March, 2023

Bullion round-up 15: Batman, birds, dragons, scientists, monkeys, and a Slavic sea spirit, Does it get more varied than that!

By |2023-03-01T22:01:23+00:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: APMEX, Bullion roundup, Culture, Bullion, Coloured, Australia, Gold, Nature, Barbados, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Gdansk, National Bank of Serbia, Perth Mint, Samoa, Serbia, Scottsdale Mint|

Bullion round-up 15: Batman, birds, dragons, scientists, monkeys, and a Slavic sea spirit, Does it get more varied than that! Part two is here, although we called it round-up 15 for clarity, and there's another varied selection from around the world. The Komodo Dragon literally just came out, and barely scraped in, but it's a great design, especially in antiqued form. A couple of Perth Mint show specials using the pretty [...]

August, 2022

The NZ Mint’s late July releases include horror movies, Harry Potter, Batman, and a yellow bird who tawt he taw a puddy-tat…

By |2022-08-09T11:50:13+01:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Medallion, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

The NZ Mint's late July releases include horror movies, Harry Potter, Batman, and a yellow bird who tawt he taw a puddy-tat... In our second catch-up of New Zealand Mint popular-culture releases, we have the usual selection of Chibi, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Star Wars, and more, encompassing a decent selection of styles and formats. There should be something of interest here, but if not, the mint will have something soon, [...]

February, 2022

Batman is back with another reboot and another actor playing the iconic role. The NZ Mint is prepared for it.

By |2022-02-21T16:51:35+00:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Batman is back with another reboot and another actor playing the iconic role. The NZ Mint is prepared for it. I think we're on safe ground assuming anybody reading this will know who Batman is, having been around since 1939, and that you're also aware of the character's various incarnations over the years, so we'll head straight onto the new coin. Also varying considerably over the last decade, is the variety [...]

November, 2021

Batman Returns with an impressive new 80 mm tall silver miniature of the Caped Crusader crusading

By |2021-11-17T19:07:37+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Miniatures, Silver, NZ Mint|

Batman Returns with an impressive new 80 mm tall silver miniature of the Caped Crusader crusading It's been a while since we've seen a silver miniature emanate from the New Zealand Mint, with only Grogu from the mega-hit The Mandalorian show coming out, but we have seen others dip their toes in. The Mint of Gdańsk launched a very well done Geralt of Rivia statue, and Coins Today have dipped into [...]

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, Tuvalu, The Coin Company|

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 [...]

September, 2021

Movie, TV and Popular Culture coin roundup for early September – Batman, Monsters Inc, and head bangers

By |2022-04-01T14:51:28+01:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Film/TV roundup, Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint, Perth Mint, Tuvalu, The Coin Company|

Movie, TV and Popular Culture coin roundup for early September - Batman, Monsters Inc, and head bangers This is our third, roughly fortnightly round-up of coins in the popular culture genre. This has turned out to be an excellent way to corral the ever-increasing number of such coins, which are popular, so worthy of coverage, but time consuming for a one-man band like AgAuNEWS. We do still run Quicklooks on some stuff, [...]

July, 2021

Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero

By |2021-07-14T12:46:45+01:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gilded, Silver, Cook Islands, MintXXI|

Batman Returns! Mint XXI debuts a high-end silver coin featuring the classic comic book superhero Few characters in popular culture need as little introduction as the ultra-iconic DC Comics superhero, Batman. The Dark Knight has been the subject of thousands of comics, novels, TV series and movies, to the degree that he’s been impossible to miss. The Dark Knight has also been a regular feature in the coin world for a [...]

May, 2021

Wonder Woman follows Batman as the second release in the New Zealand Mint’s DC Comics bullion range

By |2021-05-03T13:53:57+01:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Wonder Woman follows Batman as the second release in the New Zealand Mint's DC Comics bullion range It seems that popular culture continues its inroads into the bullion coin market with the New Zealand Mint expanding its DC Comics range. Batman debuted via exclusive distributor EMK back in January, and now fellow Justice League member, Wonder Woman, joins the precious metal line-up.The design is clearly in the same vein [...]

January, 2021

Holy investment opportunity, Batman!! The Dark Knight hits the bullion market with a new gold and silver coin

By |2021-01-18T14:23:33+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Holy investment opportunity, Batman!! The Dark Knight hits the bullion market with a new gold and silver coin With the big success of Star Wars and Disney bullion coins, the New Zealand Mint is now trying its hand at shoehorning its many Warner Brothers licences into the market as well. It's a good idea. The Perth Mint and LPM have long issued silver bullion coins based on the expansive Marvel Comics [...]

June, 2020

BATMAN HUSH #4 THE KISS (2020, NZ MINT)

By |2020-06-11T16:58:44+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks|

Fourth and last entry in a series continuing the art of comics legend Jim Lee, produced for Batman: Hush. Antique finished with colour highlights, these remain one of our favoiurite coins of the genre. Available now, these are very well presented in a solid acrylic frame which look great. Price is around $105.00 USD LINKS: PREVIOUS COINS IN THE SERIES

May, 2020

2020 BATMAN HUSH #3 THE CAPED CRUSADER (NZ MINT)

By |2020-05-11T15:51:47+01:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks|

The third in a series featuring the art of comics legend Jim Lee, produced for the acclaimed series, Batman: Hush. Antique finished with selective colour, these 31.1g (1oz) 0.999 silver coins are easily amongst our favourites of the genre. This one benefits from a particularly expansive amount of uncoloured background art, with the depiction of Poison Ivy looking reminiscent of the Helvetic Mints pretty 'Dark Beauties' series. Available now, these are very [...]

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 [...]

February, 2020

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series

By |2020-02-18T13:55:46+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Niue Island, NZ Mint|

Same Bat-time, same bat-channel! The sidekick and the arch-enemy join Batman 66 coin series Back for a second batch of coins, Batman 66 is the weirdest and most fun of all the superhero series, if not one exactly true to the comics. Last December saw Batman and The Penguin released to kick off this series, and now we have his over-energetic sidekick, Robin, and the most iconic of all [...]

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 [...]

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