History

May, 2017

Bank of China celebrates seven decades since forming Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

By | 2017-05-16T10:51:51+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Bank of China, Silver, China|

Bank of China celebrates seven decades since forming Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region The Bank of China are commemorating seven decades since the country established Inner Mongolia as an autonomous region within China and what better way to do it than to release a trio of precious metal coins. Capable of some quite superb coin designs, the Bank of China has done a fine job again with the [...]

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri

By | 2017-05-11T21:23:03+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri The second pair of coins from the Swiss Mint has debuted and celebrates a pair of subjects that are quintessentially Swiss. The first features a beautiful steamship that resides on Lake Lucerne called 'Uri' and the design of the coin centres around a fine representation of the ship. The symbol of the ships [...]

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:13+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Numiartis, Palau|

Egyptian Symbols antiqued silver coin series reaches new highs with the Goddess Isis Now on its third incarnation, Egyptian Symbols is a superb series of high-end silver coins taking iconic elements of Ancient Egypt as its subject. Produced by Numiartis in conjunction with CIT, they're also responsible for the Mythical Creatures series like the Vampire, and also the brilliant Ares coin that will surely be mixing it [...]

Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour marked on a silver coin 75 years later

By | 2017-05-11T21:35:47+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Niue Island|

Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour marked on a silver coin 75 years later A startling event at the time, proof that the war was closer to Australian borders than many wanted to believe, the 1942 attack on ships moored in Sydney Harbour by a trio of Japanese midget submarines is one of those tales of daring that fill the history of war. These tiny 23.9 [...]

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver

By | 2017-05-11T21:34:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver We've already taken an early look at these back when the Royal Mint announced their range for 2017, but to recap, these coins are issued in commemoration of a century since the founding of the House of Windsor. The name of the British monarchy, it was changed from the rather [...]

April, 2017

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids

By | 2017-05-11T21:38:26+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History heads to the Middle East and the Middle Ages with the Ayyubids The New Zealand Mint have released the seventh coin in their series Warriors of History. Depicting some of the warrior classes throughout history, the series launched in June 2016 and has travelled around the globe and through time from pre-Roman times through to the Middle Ages. This seventh coin looks [...]

CIT@TICC: Latest shaped silver coin is a beautiful tribute to Remembrance Day’s iconic poppy

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:49+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Event, History, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT's latest shaped silver coin is a beautiful tribute to Remembrance Day's iconic poppy There's no shortage of Remembrance Day coins released every year, especially over the last couple as we're running through a five-year centenary period for the First World War, but we haven't seen anything quite like Coin Invest Trust's new one.  Ostensibly a less extreme variant of their new shaped coin range (Panda, Skull, [...]

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins

By | 2017-05-11T21:42:31+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins A new series from the Italian Mint (IPZS) is always something to look forward to, especially when it celebrates the people, deeds, art and architecture of one of the worlds' most impressive empires, that of the Ancient Romans. Choosing to issue the coins in gold is also a pleasant change, [...]

The historical influence of the lion on Ukrainian monuments is showcased on latest silver coin

By | 2017-04-12T01:16:19+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

The historical influence of the lion on Ukrainian monuments is showcased on latest silver coin Fauna in Cultural monuments of Ukraine is an attractive silver coin series now in its second year. With three coins launched in 2016 and a coin that debuted just last month, this new release is the fifth to appear to date. A sixth coin will appear next month and feature the influence [...]

Two more forms of Gladiator join MDM’s eight coin series as it reaches the half way mark

By | 2017-04-12T10:22:23+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Two more forms of Gladiator join MDM's eight coin series as it reaches the half way mark The sequel to the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016, Gladiators is an eight coin range of coins with an identical specification. Struck in high-relief and with an antique finish, these two-ounce fine silver coins depict the various classes of gladiator that fought for the enjoyment of the Ancient [...]