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 Island 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 […]

Niue Island: New “Great Cities” coin features Tokyo, the dynamic capital of Japan

Niue Island and the New Zealand Mint have released the “Great Cities” collection’s fifth coin, which features Japan’s dynamic capital city, Tokyo. (The previous cities featured were Copenhagen, Shanghai, London, and New York.) Originally a small fishing village known as Edo, the growing city became the nation’s political center in 1603; its name was changed to Tokyo (tō, […]

Niue’s “Battle of Yorktown” inaugurates a new series, “Battles That Changed History”

Niue Island has launched a brand-new coin collection titled “Battles That Changed History,” which highlights legendary military battles that had historic repercussions. The “Battle of Yorktown” 1-ounce, legal-tender silver coin, released today (June 8), is the first issue in the collection. The reverse of the coin depicts American troops capturing a British gun during the 1781 battle. […]

National precious-metals dealer releases the 1/2-oz. New Zealand Bounty silver coin to U.S. investors

The following is a press release courtesy of Money Metals Exchange. Money Metals Exchange, a leading U.S. precious metals dealer, has just released the half-ounce Bounty coin to the public through an exclusive arrangement with the New Zealand Mint. Demand for half-ounce silver bullion is significant, yet few legal-tender mints (including the U.S. Mint) offer […]

New Zealand Southern Lights Replicated On Holographic Silver Crown Coin

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have announced (18th January) the issue of a new silver coin that highlights the southern hemisphere’s own natural and astounding light show: the Aurora Australis. The Southern Lights (as many know them) form a spellbinding natural light show that produces shimmering sheets of colourful light that appear to dance across the […]

New Zealand Issues 2016 Star Wars “R2-D2” and Warriors of History “Vikings” Silver Coins

The New Zealand Mint has released new issues in two of its popular ongoing series: the Star Wars Classic program and Warriors of History. First, we’ll take a look at the most recent addition to the Star Wars Classic coin series, which features characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The newest design features the […]

The New Zealand Mint’s 2016 Sherlock 2-Coin Silver Set

The New Zealand Mint has issued the Sherlock 2 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set, which includes two one-ounce 99.9% silver coins featuring characters from the BBC’s popular television series, Sherlock. The two-coin set is available for $120 and is packaged in a rectangular coin case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The total mintage for […]

New Zealand 2016 Warriors of History – Samurai Silver Coin

The New Zealand Mint has launched its new “Warriors of History” coin series with a one-ounce silver piece featuring the Samurai, a caste of warriors that held power for centuries in feudal Japan. The issue has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces and is available for $85 USD. The obverse design features an color illustration […]

New Zealand Mint Features “Cyclopes” on 5th Creatures of Greek Mythology Coin

The New Zealand Mint has released the fifth one-ounce silver Proof coin in its Creatures of Greek Mythology series, which launched late last year with the debut of the Cerberus issue. The new coin features the Cyclopes, one of a race of giants with a single eye in the center of their foreheads. Like other […]