History

November, 2018

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers.

By |2018-11-11T12:19:33+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Today is the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The Royal Mint remembers. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A time that has resonated throughout popular conciousness over the last century and the time that the First World War, also called the Great War, came to an end. A brutal war the likes of which had never been [...]

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands

By |2018-11-04T23:30:09+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, People, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands 2018 TWELVE PROVINCES DUCATS One of our Coin Series Profiles that hasn't seen much activity this year is the one covering the Dutch Mint series called Twelve Provinces Ducats. A 0.873 fineness silver coin series, it will grow into a set of twelve coins, with one issue for each of the [...]

October, 2018

The architect of the Declaration of Independence was born 275 years ago and Pobjoy celebrates with a new coin

By |2018-10-28T21:40:34+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: History, People, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

The architect of the Declaration of Independence was born 275 years ago and Pobjoy celebrates with a new coin The President of the United States from 1801 to 1809 and the third man to hold that office, Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Of English ancestry, Jefferson worked for a large part of his adult life in service of the fledgling state [...]

It’s a century since Czechoslovakia was inaugurated and the National bank of Slovakia celebrates in silver

By |2018-10-26T03:35:55+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

It's a century since Czechoslovakia was inaugurated and the National bank of Slovakia celebrates in silver Slovakia is remembering it was a century ago, at the end of the First World War, that it joined with the Czech's to form the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Breaking away from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it lasted in a relatively peaceful state until it was divided and incorporated into Nazi Germany in [...]

Scottsdale move from Egypt’s Pharaohs to China’s Terracotta Army for its latest chunky bullion coin

By |2018-10-25T13:19:25+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale move from Egypt's Pharaohs to China's Terracotta Army for its latest chunky bullion coin Over the last few years, Scottsdale Mint has dived fully into the legal-tender bullion coin market with a constant stream of interesting and well-designed products. While there have been a few gold coins in amongst the mix, the focus has primarily been on the burgeoning silver market. As well as standard formats, Scottsdale [...]

Gibraltar adds three bullion versions to its Royal Arms of England range

By |2018-10-24T21:16:51+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Gibraltar, Scottsdale Mint|

Gibraltar adds three bullion versions to its Royal Arms of England range An new annual series that launched earlier this year, Scottsdale Mints 'The Royal Arms of England' is to be a look at the heraldic history of the worlds most popular monarchy. More traditional in design than the Royal Mint series 'Queen's Beasts', it's a great looking coin, particularly this [...]

Exclusive first look. Mayan Calendar features on the Mint of Poland’s latest high relief coin

By |2018-10-23T13:39:46+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive first look. Mayan Calendar features on the Mint of Poland's latest high relief coin It seems that after a long period of under-representation in numismatics, even given the huge popularity of ancient mythology recently, the Mesoamerican civilisations are finally seeing some cool coin designs highlighting elements of their art and their legends. The best of the new breed in our opinion, was the recent Numiscollect coin depicting [...]

Italy digs into a rich history of geographical discovery with Marco Polo, the first Explorers silver coin

By |2018-10-16T11:00:11+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: History, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy digs into a rich history of geographical discovery with Marco Polo, the first Explorers silver coin One of the world's greatest explorers, or one of history's biggest spoofers, the legacy of Marco Polo is still argued about today. His epic journal detailed travels to the Far East and are likely a mix of reality and exaggeration. Born in 1254 in the Republic of Venice, he didn't [...]

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin

By |2018-10-02T09:10:27+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin The sequel series to the Perth Mints numerous gods series, Warfare launched this year as a three-coin series and we've already seen the Romans and Vikings. The last issue is a superb depiction of a cavalry force called the Hussars. A two-ounce silver, rimless coin, antique finished and high-relief, it ticks all the boxes in this genre, [...]

September, 2018

Numiscollect replicate the incredible early 16th century Aztec Calendar on their latest silver coin

By |2018-09-27T16:09:56+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

Numiscollect replicate the incredible early 16th century Aztec Calendar on their latest silver coin One of the most intriguing civilisations of the last millenia, the Aztec Empire wasn't a particularly long-lasting one. Starting as an alliance of three city states called Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan, the Aztecs ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico from 1428 until 1521. It wasn't long after its formation [...]

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