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New Zealand Features Honey Bee on World’s First Silver Hexagonal Coin with Resin Inclusion

August 3, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has unveiled (August 1) a new coin paying homage to the humble honey bee, or Apis mellifera. The honey bee is an integral part of our lives, providing honey while pollinating flowers and plants that provide the human race with needed sustenance. The life and hierarchy of the honey bee is complicated, with an organized society of three adult castes comprising of the queen, workers, and drones, each with a specific purpose and function.

Queens, who are responsible for producing and laying eggs, live for an average of two-to-three years and sometimes longer. Just one… Full article at the source>

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New “Star Wars Classic” Han Solo Gold and Silver Coins From New Zealand

December 16, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, New Zealand Mint, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The New Zealand Mint has issued the second character design in its new Star Wars Classic series after featuring Darth Vader on gold and silver coins back in September. This time, the coins carry an image of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo frozen in carbonite, referencing the famous scene from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The Star Wars Classic: Han Solo design is available as a 1 oz. gold coin, a 1 oz. silver coin, and a 1/4 oz. gold coin; each coin comes with a stylized case and a… Full article at the source>

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On This Day Martial arts icon Bruce Lee is born

November 29, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Bruce Jun Fan Lee was born in the hour and the year of the Dragon, on 27 November 1940 in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Bruce was the fourth child born to Lee Hoi Chuen and his wife Grace Ho. Lee Hoi Chuen was a comedian in the Chinese opera, and an actor in Cantonese films. At the time Bruce was born, Mr. and Mrs. Lee were on tour with the opera company in the United States.

At the age of three months, Lee Hoi Chuen, his wife Grace, and baby Bruce returned to Hong Kong where Bruce would be raised until the age… Full article at the source>

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An Unexpected Meeting of the Hobbies With J.R.R. Tolkien

August 27, 2015 in Books, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Caitlyn Trautwein News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.

If I had had the money for it, I probably would have made an impulsive decision when I first saw the news about these commemorative coins.

Ever since I was about 11 years old, I have been a huge fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I stumbled across his Lord of the Rings and proceeded to read the trilogy back-to-back so many times that the copy of The Two Towers literally fell to pieces in my hands. This was a great heresy in my mind, and I was incredibly upset, especially as… Full article at the source>

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New Zealand Mint Releases New “Star Wars Classic” Darth Vader Coins

August 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The New Zealand Mint is now taking orders for the first issues in a series its Web site describes as a “major new Star Wars programme.” Star Wars Classic: Darth Vader will be available as a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 1 oz. gold coin, and will come with a stylized case and a certificate of authenticity.

The three coins share a common design. The reverse features an image of Darth Vader at the moment he first appears in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, walking briskly with two storm troopers behind him. The… Full article at the source>

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New Zealand Silver Coin Produced in the Shape of All Blacks Team Jersey

August 13, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, in association with New Zealand Post, has achieved a first in the field of numismatics by designing a coin incorporating the shape of a sports jersey.

The New Zealand All Blacks are the country’s much-loved national rugby team. The first recorded game of what is now considered New Zealand’s national sport took place in 1870, but it wasn’t until 1905 that the first national rugby team was organized. The Original All Blacks, or simply “The Originals,” were the first New Zealand national rugby union team to tour outside Australasia and represent their country in international… Full article at the source>

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New Zealand Kiwi Silhouette Silver Proof Coin

June 1, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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New Zealand Post have announced the launch of a new coin which highlights New Zealand’s feathery national symbol – though in a different method previously not depicted on a national coin.

The Kiwi, a flightless birds native only to New Zealand, and similar to the size of a domestic chicken, kiwis are by far the smallest living ratites or flightless birds which also consist of ostriches, emus or rheas. Kiwis have been featured on many coins from New Zealand, becoming the motif for the two shilling coin in 1933, though the design did not transition onto its equivalent, the twenty… Full article at the source>

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Joint Australia – New Zealand stamp & coin set commemorates ANZAC’s shared Gallipoli experience

April 7, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Stamps, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The national postal service providers of Australia and New Zealand have come together in conjunction with The Perth Mint to honour troops from both nations who fought at Gallipoli.

The 2015 ANZAC Silver Coin & Stamp Set is a stunning collectable comprising an Australian 70c stamp, a New Zealand $2.00 stamp, and special commemorative stamp-shaped legal tender coins featuring superb complementary designs.

Set on background imagery of Anzac Cove, they share the word ANZAC and silhouetted figures of two soldiers at a memorial service – an Australian bugler wearing a slouch hat, and a New Zealand catafalque sentry Full article at the source>

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Golden opportunity for fans of Mickey Mouse and his classic cartoon friends

September 22, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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Mickey & Friends, the delightful coin program featuring some of Disney’s most famous cartoon characters, is now available in gold!

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of pure gold, the six new coins portray the ever popular Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto.

Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender of Niue, each coin is officially licensed by Disney Consumer Products.

Destined to be highly-prized for their rarity, no Full article at the source>

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Donald Duck commemorative coin issued

June 26, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, New Zealand Mint, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

June 26th, 2014. By Fuseworks Media, (http://www.voxy.co.nz)

A new Donald Duck commemorative coin represents big news for Disney fans, young and old.

One of the world’s most beloved animated characters, Donald Duck, is set to celebrate his 80th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, New Zealand Mint has designed and produced a gold and silver coin honouring the popular character.

It’s the second in a collector series of Disney’s most cherished and memorable characters to be minted and released globally during the next two years.

The Donald Duck release follows New Zealand Mint’s Steamboat Willie collectible coin release from April 2014, which was snapped up by Disney collectors in record time.

The 1 oz 99.9% pure silver and ¼ oz 99.99% pure gold Donald Duck coins will be available to purchase from June 26th, 2014.

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Priced at NZ$755.00 and NZ$108.00 respectively, the coins can be purchased on www.nzmint.co.nz

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Doctor Who fan’s loyalty pays off

October 24, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, New Zealand Coins, New Zealand Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Limited Mintage Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

June 28, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, New Zealand Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

June 26, 2013 By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

Limited mintage coins have been produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, a British science fiction television show about the adventures of a time traveling humanoid alien who explores the universe in a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). Produced by the BBC, Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television series in history.

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NZ Post celebrates Matariki with stamps, coins

June 5, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013. Fuseworks Media (http://www.voxy.co.nz)

2013 Māori Art - Koru Silver Proof Coin

2013 Māori Art – Koru Silver Proof Coin

2013 Māori Art - Koru Silver Proof Coin

2013 Māori Art – Koru Silver Proof Coin

New Zealand Post is pulling out the stops to celebrate Matariki (the Maori New Year) – with a special stamp and coin issue and some major public events in Auckland and Wellington.

Matariki celebrates the return to the skies of the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades – with Matariki being the Maori name for the brightest star in that group. Matariki is widely acknowledged to signal a change of seasons, and traditionally the manner in which these stars return to the skies (which occurs on 10 June this year) signals how successful the season’s crops will be.

These days Matariki is celebrated around the country – and across the world – with festivals showcasing all aspects of Maori culture, art and entertainment.

New Zealand Post’s head of community engagement, Nicola Airey, says Māori have played a key role in the development of New Zealand Post throughout its 173 year history – and Matariki is a chance to celebrate Maori and their unique culture.

“In Wellington we’re sponsoring the New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka, which happens on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of June at Te Papa as part of their Matariki Festival,” Nicola Airey explains.

“The New Zealand Post Kaumatua Kapa Haka is set to be a stunning event, with some of this nation’s most revered Maori entertainers performing waiata and haka. It really looks set to showcase the very best in Kapa Haka, and is on track to be a deeply moving experience, celebrating the richness and depth of Maori culture.”

Aucklanders can also join in the festivities, with the annual New Zealand Post Manu Aute Kite Day on Saturday 20 July.

“It’s the signature event of Auckland Council’s Matariki Festival, which we also sponsor. As well as spectacular kite displays, people can have a go at making their own kites, or take in kapa haka and story-telling events during the day,” Nicola Airey said.

People elsewhere in the country, and the world, haven’t been forgotten – with New Zealand Post issuing a special set of Matariki stamps incorporating one of the most iconic symbols of Maoridom, the koru, alongside aspects of traditional Maori culture that have particular significance during the time of Matariki.

“The koru is derived from the shape of silver fern fronds as they emerge, and that sits nicely with the concept of Matariki as a time of new beginnings, like the Maori New Year.

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THE HOBBIT Coins to Become “Precious” in New Zealand

October 17, 2012 in Coins, Gold Coins, New Zealand Coins, Silver Coins

by Shawn Cauthen (http://www.screenslam.com)

THE HOBBIT COINS – According to the New Zealand Post, The Hobbit commemorative coins will be release by New Zealand as actual legal tender. The coins themselves will be worth thousands of dollars and feature characters from Peter Jackson’s epic. The coins will go on sale starting November 1, 2012.

Gold coins, $1 face value: Priced at $29.90 – depicts Bilbo Baggins, in the presence of Thorin Oakenshield, signing the contract which will lead him on his adventures; a set of three others also available for $85 showing Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and dwarves.

Silver coins with gold plating, $1 face value: Priced at $149 – shows Bilbo Baggins setting out at the start of his epic quest.

Silver coin set, $1 face value: Priced at $889 for a set of six. Limited to 1000 sets and shows Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, Thorin Oakenshield, Elrond and Radagast.

Premium gold coins, $10 face value: Either a single coin depicting Bilbo Baggins, priced at $3695, with only 1000 available; or a set of three for $10,995, limited to just 250 sets and depicting Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield.

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