History

April, 2019

Mint of Poland applies it’s signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on

By |2019-04-19T15:56:51+01:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland applies it's signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on One of histories greatest minds, Leonardo Da Vinci may have been a Renaissance period genius, but he's as well known and respected today as he ever was. Think about that for a moment - a  sixteenth century artist/inventor from a provincial city in Italy is still so widely known half a [...]

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring

By |2019-04-19T20:38:23+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring Back after a years hiatus, the Mint of Poland's impressive Imperial Art art-architectural coin series has returned. Beginning in 2014, the series debuted with a look at the Mesopotamian world through views of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Ishtar Gate. The following year saw the series journey to the land of [...]

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora’s Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin

By |2019-04-11T23:41:43+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora's Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin While best known as being one of the world's premier commemorative coin dealers, Rome-based Powercoin have also released an enviable selection of quality numismatics, usually in conjunction with industry leaders, CIT Coin Invest. Such series as the Revolutionary Masks, Micromosaic Passion, and Eternal Sculptures, hint at a strong affinity for the [...]

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed ‘hewn from rock’ bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut

By |2019-04-11T17:02:02+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed 'hewn from rock' bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut After a brief hiatus last year (or at least a detour to China), Scottsdale Mint's popular series of rough-edged Egyptian-themed bullion coins is back for 2019 with a new chunky 5oz addition to the range. Launching in 2016 with King Tut, it was followed in 2017 with Nefertiti and Rameses II issues. There [...]

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin

By |2019-04-02T01:25:42+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Inserts, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin Born on 24 May 1819, Queen Victoria went on to become, until recently, the longest serving monarch in British history. Ruler of the largest empire the world has ever since, and reigning through a period of tumultuous social and technological upheaval, her name has come to describe the 19th century as the Victorian Age. [...]

Said by some to be the first armoured warship, the carrack Sant’Anna is showcased on Maltese coins

By |2019-04-01T20:20:50+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Malta, Malta|

Said by some to be the first armoured warship, the carrack Sant'Anna is showcased on Maltese coins Of all the world's large bodies of water, the Mediterranean Sea has probably had a more profound influence on humanity than any other. The backyard of such massively influential empires as the Greeks, Romans, Persians, Egyptians, and countless others, this almost totally surrounded sea has been the site of epoch making [...]

March, 2019

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio

By |2019-03-20T21:59:41+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian celebration of 825 years of the Vienna Mint continues with the second of its limited bullion trio Producers of the Wienna Philharmoniker bullion coin range, one of the worlds most numerous, the Austrian Mint has no real recent history of limited run bullion coins. Earlier this year that changed, with the launch of the first in a trilogy commemorating 825 years since Richard the [...]

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range

By |2019-03-15T21:31:34+01:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range The East India Company (EIC) have relaunched their one-ounce silver Spade Guinea bullion coin today, aimed at those who appreciate classic historical design instead of the nature or popular culture designs that have become so prevalent recently. Joining the widely lauded Queens Beasts by the Royal Mint, as well as [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+01:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

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