History

April, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-22T17:22:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, 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: Gilded, History, 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 [...]

Moneda Nueva debut their third silver kilo art-architectural coin, the Mayan city of Uxmal

By | 2017-04-11T10:30:06+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Chad, Moneda Nueva|

Moneda Nueva debut their third silver kilo art-architectural coin, the Mayan city of Uxmal For the third time in four years, Spanish producer Moneda Nueva is releasing a coin in its kilogram weighted silver architectural series. Following the superb Taj Mahal coin in 2014 and last years equally fine Angkor Wat coin, the producer is launching Uxmal for 2017. The format is one familiar to collectors of [...]

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series

By | 2017-04-10T18:28:54+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series The natural sucessor to AgAuNEWS favourite series From Clovis to Republic, Women of France takes a look at the females that have influenced France over the last millenium. Designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix, the coins continue with a very cool method of striking a coin that simulates the old hammered [...]

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series

By | 2017-04-03T17:27:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Netherlands releases Zeeland, the sixth in its Twelve Provinces silver ducat coin series We have to go back to 1586 (1659 for silver) for the birth of the Ducat coin in the Netherlands and today, well over four centuries later, they're still being produced with the same weight, composition and general design, although now for collectors. Spread around the world by the dominance of Dutch international trade, [...]

March, 2017

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range

By | 2017-03-30T19:08:23+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

HMS Bounty silver bullion coin adds a smaller half-ounce sibling to the range Last October we reported on a new silver bullion coin sold by US dealer Money Metals Exchange and reportedly produced for them by the NZ Mint. Struck in an ounce of fine 0.999 silver, it was the second silver bullion coin to depict a legend in old maritime circles, the HMS Bounty. Like the [...]

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici

By | 2017-03-25T10:44:31+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici Last year, the world's oldest mint debuted a sequel sereis to one of our favourite ranges of coins from recent years. You've often heard us praise the Monnaie de Paris series, From Clovis to Republic, one struck in what the mint calls its historical strike and designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix. [...]

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series

By | 2017-03-02T23:00:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, History, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series Not being afraid to produce long running coin series, the excellent Stanislaw August and History of Polish Coin series being evidence of that, the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski NBP) has embarked on another epic set of silver coins. With tensions higher than normal between Poland and Russia over the Ukrainian [...]

February, 2017

Russian legend Peter the Great is celebrated on a half-kilo coin of pure gold

By | 2017-02-25T20:12:16+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, History, People, International Coin House, Niue Island|

Russian legend Peter the Great is celebrated on a half-kilo coin of pure gold What do you get when you cross an icon of a nations history and a country that loves coin collecting? When that country is Russia and that icon is Peter the Great you get some impressive numismatics being released. A couple of years ago, JVP of Berlin released a Peter the Great coin [...]