Silver

November, 2017

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin

By | 2017-11-05T17:50:06+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Sport, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin One of the core North American sports, although very popular in central and eastern Europe as well, Ice Hockey is a contact team sport played on an ice rink. The sports governing body is the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), but like football, there are bodies in 76 countries, the most famous [...]

Seventeenth century Lithuanian Radziwill Palace is celebrated with a new silver coin

By | 2017-11-02T18:42:17+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Quick Look, Silver, Lietuvos Bankas, Lithuania|

Seventeenth century Lithuanian Radziwill Palace is celebrated with a new silver coin The Bank of Lithuania has issued the first silver coin in its new series "Lithuanian Castles and Manors". With a new coin every year, the range will highlight some of the more impressive historical buildings in this Baltic state. The initial offering will showcase the residential palace of Janusz Radziwiłł, Palatine of Vilnius and Grand [...]

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series

By | 2017-11-01T23:48:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Event, Australia, Coloured, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series Sydney's New Year celebrations are known throughout the world, both for being one of the first major cities to move into the latest calendar year, and for the huge fireworks display. Held in a harbour full of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the bridge, the Royal Australian Mint [...]

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile

By | 2017-11-02T13:04:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile Our latest Coin Series Profile is now up and features the companion series to the excellent Warriors of History series from the New Zealand Mint. Called Battles That Changed History, the series is very close in concept and execution to Warriors and should have plenty of crossover appeal. Even though it's currently at [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]

October, 2017

Han Solo in carbonite follows Darth Vader into the ultra high relief silver coin world

By | 2017-10-31T12:47:50+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Han Solo in carbonite follows Darth Vader into the ultra high relief silver coin world The New Zealand Mint recently expanded its range of Star Wars themed coins away from its regular series with the release of its first ultra high relief (UHR) coin. Darth Vader was struck in two-ounces of silver and sold out its 5,000 mintage in pretty quick order. It didn't take a psychic [...]

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns

By | 2017-10-30T22:07:12+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns The New Zealand Mints latest Warriors of History coin is the tenth in the series, a sure sign of popularity, and it's easy to see why. Antique-finished and with a figure highlighted in colour, they're attractive releases and feature a perennial numismatic subject. Struck in an ounce of fine silver, they're very well [...]

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets

By | 2017-10-27T18:48:24+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its Beatrix Potter offering with a gold Peter Rabbit and deluxe silver sets One of the surprise hits of 2016, especially in the United Kingdom, the Beatrix Potter series of Tales of Peter Rabbit coins almost crashed the Royal Mint website as thousands queued to buy them. Ostensibly simple coins, just a quarter-ounce of silver with colour highlighting, even a price of £55 per [...]

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin

By | 2017-10-26T14:34:32+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin As iconic in its day as any modern design is now, the Ancient Greek Tetradrachm (literally 'four drachmae') was introduced in the sixth century BCE and replaced the older didrachms with their heraldic style. Carrying the head of the goddess Athena on one side and the image of the owl of Athena, with [...]

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold

By | 2017-10-25T17:42:54+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Bank of China, Silver, China|

China debuts its extensive range of Panda bullion and commemorative coins in silver and gold One of the most eagerly awaited annual bullion coin designs has been revealed - the 2018 Chinese Panda. Now in its fourth decade of production after a debut back in 1982, this hugely popular coin is available in a wide range of sizes in both proof and bullion finishes. All carry the [...]