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New Release - Forgotten Cities Angkor Silver Coin

New Zealand Mint is pleased to introduce the third release in the Forgotten Cities coin collection. The ruins of the forgotten city of Angkor are located near modern-day Siem Reap , hidden deep in the forests of northern Cambodia. The story starts in the 9th century, when two states in what is now modern day Cambodia were united forming the Khmer Empire. In 1113 a phase of building commenced which included the great temple of Angkor Wat, built over the course of 30 years. Times of conflict followed and as decades passed, the world’s largest pre-industrial city was slowly abandoned and overgrown. 

The Forgotten Cities- Angkor 1 oz Silver Coin captures the air of mystery of the forgotten city of Angkor and is packaged in an impressive explorer-themed travel journal coin case, which holds the clue to the next coin release in this series; Find the Longitude and Latitude of the next Forgotten Cities release within the packaging!  The Certificate of Authenticity is incorporated within the packaging.

This classic-styled engraved coin would appeal to those who have interests in historical culture and travel or enjoy traditional coin collecting. You can view more information on this beautiful silver coin here.

Forgotten Cities Coin Collection - NZ Mint

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New Release - Lunar Year of the Monkey 2016 Silver Coin

New Zealand Mint has released this beautiful 1 oz Fine Silver Coin portraying a Monkey's face engraved in fine relief, set against a polished background. The words "Prosperity, Happiness and Intelligence" are inscribed on the background, representing the characteristics of those born in the Year of the Monkey.

Those born in the Year of the Monkey are highly intelligent, have a positive sense of humour and a magnetic personality, which leads to them being prosperous individuals.

Lunar Years of the Monkey: 
1920  1932  1944  1956  1968  1980  1992  2004  2016

This lovely engraved Silver Coin has a limited worldwide mintage of 10,000 coins only. You can view this coin here.

Lunar Year of the Monkey 2016 Silver Coin

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Exciting New Release - STAR WARS Classic: Darth Vader Coins

New Zealand Mint announces the first release in a major new Star Wars programme - the  Star Wars Classic Collection. Commencing with Darth Vader, this collection will feature many of the great characters associated with this cultural phenomenon. Do not delay, start your collection today, as we expect demand will outstrip our ability to supply on this release. Look out for further announcements and releases in the coming weeks, as New Zealand Mint gets to unveil further Star Wars limited mintage collectible coins.

Star Wars is an American epic movie franchise centered on a film series created originally by George Lucas in 1977. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as "far, far away" in the distant past, and portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart.  

The first film in the series, Star Wars, was released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It has since been followed by five additional Episodes, with the seventh due to be released in 2015. All six Star Wars films have been nominated for or won Academy Awards, and all were huge box office successes; making Star Wars one of the highest-grossing film series ever.

Darth Vader’s appearances span all six Star Wars films, as one of the most important character in the Star Wars universe.

Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force, became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor - the evil Darth Sidious - for decades, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. But there was still good in him…

The Darth Vader 1 oz Silver Coin comes presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized inner coin case and themed outer coin packaging. Limited mintage of 10,000 coins.

The Darth Vader 1/4 oz Gold Coin 1 oz Gold Coin comes presented in a high-quality wooden inner coin case and Star Wars branded outer coin packaging. Limited mintage of 1,000 / 500 coins.

These limited edition coins depict a dramatically illustrated iconic Star Wars moment when Darth Vader first appears in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Sith Lord, is engraved in fine relief, while behind him two Stormtroopers stand at attention. Check out the new Star Wars Classic Collection here.

Star Wars Classic Coin Collection - NZ Mint

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D23 Disney Expo Report - Day Two

Day Two at D23 and the show was for the masses. The venue limit of 25000 visitors is hit meaning a sellout. People queuing since 5.00am in order to be near the front of the long snaking queue. Saturday is a family day with lots of people.lots of queuing but a different demographic today. There was a Star Wars presentation for the new movie “The Force Awakens” and Johnny Depp appearing as Jack Sparrow on stage. Our most sold product continued to be the Scrooge McDuck 1 oz Silver Coin, followed by Disney Crazy in Love 1 oz Silver coin. The lovely Disney’s Seasons Greetings 2014 ½ oz Silver Coin was a hit as well - we are looking forward to releasing our 2015 edition of the Disney Seasons Greetings coin later in the year. 

Disney D23 EXPO 2015 - NZ Mint

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D23 Disney Expo Report - Day One

Day one was pretty busy, with the crowds queuing for hours to get into the prime attractions- the Disney DreamStore and the wonderful Disney Archives Collection of paraphernalia from over 90 years of Disney inventiveness.

Trade was brisk with a lot of interest in the Scrooge D23 Limited Edition One Ounce Silver Coin our largest seller, closely followed by Ariel 1 Oz Silver, and Crazy in Love 1 Oz Silver. Famous faces in the crown with Johnny Depp in attendance and George Lucas being inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame today.

Day two has dawned hot. The show is a sellout today, with the line of hundreds of fans outside already formed. The first ones started lining up at 5:30am for a 10:00am kickoff. Another busy day for the NZ Mint team, but we awoke this morning to the great All Black result from home overnight, and we are set for another big day. Stay tuned on Facebook for our regular updates on the D23 Expo.

Disney D23 Expo Image

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