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New Journeys of Discovery – Marco Polo 2 oz Silver Coin

We are pleased to introduce you to our brand new coin collection – Journeys of Discovery. This series celebrates exploration and discovery of the unknown. We begin with intrepid traveler, Marco Polo, whose detailed writings of his journey throughout Asia inspired many others to undertake their own Journeys of Discovery.

The Marco Polo 2 oz Silver coin is fully engraved with an antique finish, and captures the moment of Marco Polo meeting the great Kublai Kahn. The packaging of a protective draw string sack has been designed to model the transport materials to trade around the globe at that time.

Journeys of Discovery Coin Collection - NZ Mint

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Forgotten Cities – Petra 1 oz Silver Coin

NZ Mint is pleased to introduce the Petra 1 oz Silver Coin, the second release in our Forgotten Cities coin collection. Located deep in the rugged south-western mountains of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Petra was once a thriving centre of trade.  Carved directly into the vibrant red, white, and pink sandstone cliffs, this prehistoric city was soon after abandoned and lost to the Western world for hundreds of years. In 1812, a Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, discovered an empty city of mystery. Walking through its abandoned doors, he was amazed by its architecture and complex infrastructure.  Today, Petra is an icon of Jordan, as well as the country’s most-visited tourist attraction and has been named one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World.

Win this book:  “Travels in Syria and the Holy Land” by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt…Click here to find out details.

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New Release - Thunderbird 3 Silver Coin

The countdown continues as we introduce the new Thunderbird 3, 1 oz silver coin. Thunderbirds were a 1960’s British television sci-fi hit, using puppets and special effects to follow the exploits of the International Rescue, a secret organisation established to save people who are in mortal danger. Set in 2065 the futuristic heroes are ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his family and their fleet of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air- and space-rescue vehicles launched from a secret island to battle against the forces of evil. Thunderbird 3 features the champion driver Alan Tracy and his space rescue and transport vehicle Thunderbird 3. The release of the Thunderbirds collectible coins is timed to coincide with an exciting part-CGI television remake, which has begun its broadcast in 2015, 50 years after the original. Check out the Thunderbird 3, 1 oz silver coin here.

Thunderbird 3 Coins - NZ Mint

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New Disney Princess collectible coin portraying the courageous Belle

Intelligent, beautiful Belle, dreams of adventures in the great wide world. When she first takes her father’s place in the enchanted castle, Belle is frightened of the Beast. But as time passes, she sees the goodness inside him. With encouragement from the enchanted objects, Belle’s courage and love break the spell that binds the Beast, and takes Belle on the greatest adventure of all - finding true love.

Disney’s 1991 production, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated feature film in the history of the Academy Awards® to be nominated for Best Picture. Production of Beauty and the Beast took three and a half years to complete, requiring the talents of around 600 artists, animators, and technicians. The film became the most successful animated feature ever produced at that time.

The Belle collectible coin is the fourth officially Licensed Disney Princess coin release from New Zealand Mint and follows the previously released; Cinderella, Aurora and Ariel releases.

View the Disney Princess – Belle coins here.

Disney Princess - Belle Coins - NZ Mint

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New Release – Feng Shui Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin

NZ Mint is pleased to release the latest collectible coin in the Feng Shui series - the Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin. Legend tells that the Phoenix was a supernatural creature. Every five hundred years it returned to its birthplace where it died and was reborn, rising from the ashes to live again. In Feng Shui, the Phoenix as Queen of all birds represents Yin or female energies. It may evoke images of resilience, strength, and transformation, as the Phoenix is able to rise from its own ashes to reach greater heights. This stunning new Feng Shui - Phoenix coin features the moment of rebirth, as the transformed Phoenix rises up into the air. Around the bird, auspicious Peony flowers are engraved against a proof quality polished background.This beautifully designed coin is presented in a stylish and ornate lacquered box and has a limited mintage of 5,000 coins.

You can view the Feng Shui - Phoenix 1 oz Silver Coin here.

Feng Shui - Phoenix Silver Coin - NZ Mint

 

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