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Double delight for Diwali devotees

Double delight for Diwali devotees

The popular festival of Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Known as the festival of lights, the occasion is marked by millions of people from India as well as Hindu communities all over the world with candles and fireworks.

This year we’re marking Diwali with two spectacular releases portraying Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Hindus believe that by worshipping Lakshmi sincerely, but not through greed, they will be blessed with fortune and success.

Diwali represents a special time to honour Lakshmi as the colour and lights of the festivities are said to make her very happy!

Diwali Festival 2017 1oz Silver Coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin represents Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower with gold coins pouring out of her hands, symbolising material and spiritual wealth.

No more than 5,000 of these vividly coloured releases will be issued, each housed in a latex display frame that showcases both sides of the coin.

Diwali Festival 2017 Stamp and Coin CoverAn aluminium bronze version of the Diwali coin is included in this new Stamp and Coin Cover featuring an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp postmarked 17 October 2017.

Happy Diwali!

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Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy

Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy Unlike the constant grinds and stalemates that typified the First World War, WWII was a considerably wider placed and dynamic conflict, truly taking in most parts of the globe. Much of this in the early […]

2017 Burnished Silver Eagles: FDI and Mercanti hand-signed labels!

 

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin

Moneda Nueva is back in the lunar market with a high-relief Year of the Dog coin Producer of probably our favourite lunar snake coin, Moneda Nueva didn’t follow it up in following years but are now back with a new entrant into what is the most varied […]

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant With proof versions of the Kiwi series having been released since way back in 1990, it’s fair to say that it’s picked up a few fans along the way. It’s that […]

Special canine coin for Sydney Expo

Special canine coin for Sydney Expo

One of the benefits for coin collectors attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association’s Money Expo is the opportunity to pick up interesting coin show specials.

At the forthcoming Sydney event, taking place at Lower Sydney Town Hall between 14 and 15 October, attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to secure a unique release from our Australian Lunar – 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Coin Series.

Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure silver, this petite show special portrays a meticulously coloured image of a German shepherd and its pup. The design also includes the Chinese character for ‘dog’.

With an issue limit of just 1,500, the Australian legal tender special offers astute collectors the essential combination of exclusivity, quality and popularity.

How to buy

To secure your coin, which is housed in presentation packaging including a distinctive box shipper featuring Sydney Money Expo branding, it will be necessary to visit ANDA’s own booth at the event.

With a recommended retail price of just $29, it’s a great and affordable way to mark your attendance.

For those unable to get to the Expo, any remaining stock will be available from The Perth Mint and Downies on 16 October.

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Star Wars Stromtrooper goes to war with the Bullion Rebellion with gold and silver coins

Star Wars Stromtrooper goes to war with the Bullion Rebellion with gold and silver coins After years of just ticking along with low-mintage Fijiian Taku bullion coins, the New Zealand Mint has embraced the bullion coin market over the last couple of years with a lunar range, […]

Dragons eye lustrous bead on new rotating charm coin

Dragons eye lustrous bead on new rotating charm coin

The dragon is one of the principal emblems of Chinese iconography. Ancient myths and legends portray the dragon as a benevolent creature that brought rain to help the Chinese people grow crops. As the embodiment of the Chinese emperor, it continues to be revered as a powerful symbol of good fortune.

Said to be the dragon’s favourite possession, the pearl was endowed with mystical powers that could grant people their wishes. For example, it was thought that a pearl could swell or multiply anything it came into contact with. In one legend it helped a farmer expand his crop yield.

Because of their milky radiance, pearls were also seen as symbolic of the moon.

The combination of dragons and pearls has been depicted in Chinese painting, fabrics, ceramics and architectural friezes from at least the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), a golden age in Chinese art and literature. A frequent theme in such works portrayed celestial dragons eagerly competing with one another in pursuit of a pearl. As it was caught and slowly devoured by the victorious dragon, the pearl was said to represent the waning moon. In the reverse process, the dragon gradually disgorged the pearl to symbolise the waxing moon.

Dragon and Pearl 2017 1oz Silver Antiqued Coin

If you’re fascinated by Chinese symbolism and mysticism this remarkable new coin will have special appeal. Like our popular 2016 Ying Yang release, it’s a highly innovative creation in which our skilled minters have incorporated a revolving charm.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver with an antiqued finish, the coin portrays two Chinese dragons encircling a pearl-like bead. Bisected by a pin on which it rotates, the bead has a lustrous, milky appearance in-keeping with the pearl’s lunar associations.

Only 3,000 of these Dragon and Pearl coins, each housed in presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, will be released on behalf of collectors.

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Classic Archangel Michael bullion coin debuts a silver proof version for 2017

Classic Archangel Michael bullion coin debuts a silver proof version for 2017 A bullion coin that’s been produced since 2011, the Ukrainian Archangel Michael has a classic numismatic design and over the last couple of years has proven increasingly popular. While there are gold bullion versions available, […]

Pela Coins and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’

Pela Coins and the Mint of Poland debut a fascinating new silver coin series ‘Carved Skulls and Bones’ A pernennial image in culture from Neolithic times right up to the modern world, the human skull has been used to represent everything from love to dread. The recent […]