Architecture

November, 2018

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang

By |2018-11-08T14:35:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Banknote / Foil, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

Skyline Dollars continue with three Asian cities added, including the topical Pyongyang With the addition of these three new issues at the Beijing International Coin Exposition, CIT's Skyline Dollar series is now thirteen issues big. A range that CIT used to help bring the new silver coin note format to popular attention, it seems to be quite popular and a nice way to get banknote [...]

October, 2018

Long-running Italy of Arts series features the Queen of Venetian Villas, the Villa Pisani

By |2018-10-15T01:06:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Art & Literature, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Long-running Italy of Arts series features the Queen of Venetian Villas, the Villa Pisani Now in its ninth year, with two sterling silver releases per year (one 22g and one 18g), Italia Della Arti (Italy of Arts) has been showcasing some of this Mediterranean nations amazing works of art and architecture. This is the second coin of 2018 and is the lighter of the two. The Italian Mint [...]

August, 2018

Palau’s Sacred Art windowed coin series hits 12 with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

By |2018-08-26T19:16:07+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Inserts, Silver, Numiscollect, Palau|

Palau's Sacred Art windowed coin series hits 12 with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre 2018 CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE One of the stalwarts of the art-architectural coin market, Sacred Art has been an annual issue by Dutch producer Numiscollect since 2011. This year sees the twelfth issue in the series (2011 and 2012 had three coins each). In 2016, smartminting was used in this series [...]

July, 2018

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin

By |2018-07-20T16:03:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, People, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin A new issue from the National Bank of Slovakia celebrates a master of Slovak architecture. An 18 gram silver coin, it looks decent, the portrait looking particularly well done, although the subject matter may be a little esoteric for audiences outside of his homeland. Struck by the Kremnica Mint, it carries an edge inscription [...]

May, 2018

Gdansk Cathedral’s famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland’s new windowed silver coin

By |2018-05-20T15:00:53+00:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Gdansk Cathedral's famous organ is showcased on the Mint of Poland's new windowed silver coin The Mint of Poland has released a new two-ounce silver coin showing off the famous Oliwa Organ that resides in the archcathedral in Gdansk on Polands Baltic coast. Built in the closing decade of the sixteenth century, this 17.7m high and 107m long structure is the longest Cistercian church in the [...]

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain

By |2018-05-17T22:55:48+00:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint expands its bullion coin offerings with a gold Two Dragons and the third silver Landmarks of Britain The Royal Mint is increasing its presence in the international gold and silver bullion coin markets with yet more new issues. Uncharacteristically for the mint, the last couple of years has seen a much bigger range of choice from the usual Britannia and Sovereigns that have served them [...]

Pisa cathedral was consecrated nine centuries ago and Italy marks the date with a new silver coin

By |2018-05-05T20:40:43+00:00May 5th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Pisa cathedral was consecrated nine centuries ago and Italy marks the date with a new silver coin Italy has debuted a new sterling silver coin and it's another showcasing the extraordinary architectural history of this Mediterranean country. One of the most iconic buildings in Italy is without question the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lesser known but no less impressive is the cathedral on the same site called The [...]

January, 2018

Masterpieces in Stone is here with a Rhodonite inset coin celebrating the Venetian Doges Palace

By |2018-01-28T14:08:03+00:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Inserts, Silver, Fiji, Moneda Nueva|

Masterpieces in Stone is here with a Rhodonite inset coin celebrating the Venetian Doges Palace A notoriously tough genre of modern coins to stand out in, the general quality of art-architectural coins is second to none. CIT's much-admired trailblazing 2004 Tiffany Art coin has sprouted a whole range of competing series, one of which is Moneda Nuevas Masterpieces in Stone. There have been three issues to date, the [...]

An early peek at the Mint of Poland’s Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin

By |2018-01-25T19:08:20+00:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

An early peek at the Mint of Poland's Amber Art Renaissance art-architectural coin Back in November 2016, the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), launched a new art-architectrual coin, the first in a whole new series, called Amber Art Baroque. The series is called Amber Art because it uses a piece of polished, translucent amber on the reverse face, behind which is an engraved representation of a piece of [...]

November, 2017

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By |2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling local water bodies. Built between 1883 and 1920, a ring of 45 forts, along with [...]

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