Royal Canadian Mint’s 2018 dogs bring as much bite as they do bark

February 16, 2018, ushers in the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. The Dog is the 11th sign of the 12-year cycle, in which particular birth years supposedly correspond to various personality traits. Dog people are generally assumed to be cheerful, honest, and loyal—not unlike Man’s best friend. Dogs are also considered to be […]

New Zealand Mint entombs silver coin in loving memory of the Pumpkin King

For many millenials, the 1993 stop-motion fantasy musical film The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Tim Burton, is a formative masterpiece. To this day, the film holds a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert described the visuals in Nightmare to be “as revolutionary as Star Wars.” Niue Island commissioned the New Zealand Mint to produce a […]

Roswell Greys take center stage on new silver Cameroon coins

In our first numismatic extraterrestrial investigation, we examined some silver flying-saucer coins from the island of Niue that commemorated the 70-year anniversary of the Roswell Incident. Now our interstellar journey takes us to the Republic of Cameroon, and instead of focusing on flying saucers, we will be focusing on their little grey passengers. Grey aliens, also referred […]

Second coin in “Battles That Changed History” series depicts the one that broke Bonaparte

In our first foray into Niue Island’s “Battles That Changed History” series, we examined a coin that commemorated the pivotal victory of joint American and French forces against the British army at Yorktown, Virginia, in the fall of 1781. For the next major rout to be depicted in the series, Niue Island, collaborating with the New Zealand Mint, […]

Niue takes you to their leader with new UFO-themed coin

While the infamous descriptor of “flying saucer” was not coined until the 1930s, we now have a coin decades later that literally imitates the alien vehicle on a miniature scale. To commemorate the 70-year anniversary of the Roswell Incident, which took place in the summer of 1947, the quaint island nation of Niue has commissioned […]