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November, 2017

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release

By | 2017-11-23T00:35:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Rwanda|

The 2018 Rwandan African Ounce adds the Giraffe for its tenth annual silver bullion coin release The popular Rwandan African Ounce silver bullion coin is now ten years old as the 2018 coin design is revealed. Launching in 2008 with a gorilla design, the series began with some very low numbers and has picked up steam over the few years since. A little later than usual, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

October, 2017

Mint of Gdansk produces collectors boxes for the Queens Beasts bullion coin ranges

By | 2017-10-18T16:16:03+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Accessories, Quick Look|

Mint of Gdansk produces collectors boxes for the Queens Beasts bullion coin ranges One of the best of the modern bullion coin series, the Royal Mint's Queens Beasts has proven popular with collectors because of its superb design and defined range. A series of ten designs based around iconic British symbols, the Jody-Clark penned coins have ably stepped into the gap left by the Britannia now having [...]

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

By | 2017-10-16T19:55:42+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Silver, Malta|

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 years of the war came about because of the sheer size of the British Empire, spread across every theatre of [...]

September, 2017

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin

By | 2017-09-28T15:53:02+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin Leading Italian literary critic and scholar of Italian language, Francesco de Sanctis (28 Mar 1817 –  29 Dec 1883) is being remembered on a new sterling silver coin from the national mint, IPZS. A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De Sanctis is deemed one of the greatest historians of 19th-century Italian literature as well as [...]

Russia celebrates the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students with a coloured silver coin

By | 2017-09-14T11:55:58+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Event, Coloured, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students with a coloured silver coin Organised by a UN recognised group called the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), the World Festival of Youth and Students is an irregularly held event meant to embrace global youth solidarity for democracy and a rejection of war and imperialism. Last held in Quito, Ecuador, on 7-13 December 2013, the next [...]

August, 2017

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks

By | 2017-08-16T23:34:28+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Nature, Titanium, Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mints long running titanium coin range welcomes the Patagonian Toothfish to its ranks Pobjoy have long produced coins in the super-tough metal, titanium and are almost unique in doing so. Difficult to strike given the metal is harder than that used to make the dies, most mints stick with copper, silver and gold, all malleable metals that take a coin design with ease. Titanium takes colour [...]

Perth Mint finish off their fourth run of popular ancient mythology coins with the Norse goddess Hel

By | 2017-08-01T01:27:28+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint finish off their fourth run of popular ancient mythology coins with the Norse goddess Hel As well as Ghostbusters, the Perth Mint also wraps up its very popular Norse Goddesses series with the final coin in the trilogy depicting the Goddess Hel. This is the twelfth coin to be released since the mint kicked off the whole ancient mythology genre when it debuted Zeus back [...]

July, 2017

Somali Elephant design for 2018 revealed on limited run coin for the ANA Show in Denver

By | 2017-07-26T20:55:14+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Nature, Silver, BH Mayer, Somalia|

Somali Elephant design for 2018 revealed on limited run coin for the ANA Show in Denver Just like last year, the new Somali Elephant bullion coin design has shown its face by appearing on a limited coin release rather than on the bullion coin proper. This year it's the turn of a small run of 1,000 coins struck for the upcoming ANA show to be held in [...]