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January, 2019

Pobjoy adds a bicentennial celebration of Queen Victoria’s birth to its silver bullion coin range

By |2019-01-19T14:40:50+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, People, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy adds a bicentennial celebration of Queen Victoria's birth to its silver bullion coin range Pobjoys latest silver bullion coin harkens back to the reign of Queen Victoria and the start of Britain's Golden Age of innovation and culture. Born two centuries ago in 1819, Queen Victoria ruled for an extraordinary 63 years until 22nd January 1901, a record until recently surpassed by her great-great-granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth [...]

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day

By |2019-01-15T15:13:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches five-coin fifty pence British Culture set of re-issues that sells out in a day It seems the British public have a previously unrecognised love affair with the good old 50 pence coin. Launched back in 1969 as the country switched over to the decimal system, the seven-sided coin was different in size and shape to the rest of the new coins. In recent years, [...]

Poland’s Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions

By |2019-01-04T22:18:11+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland's Enduring Soldiers and Treasures of Stanislaw August series see new additions 2019 ENDURING SOLDIERS 'ZAPORA' The seventh coin in the 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' series, this range celebrates the lives of those who were killed in the communist-led purges after the end of the Second World War. It's easy to forget that the fall of Nazism didn't suddenly lead to peace across Europe and [...]

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection

By |2019-01-03T17:37:30+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint debuts its circulating coin designs for 2019 with a very British selection The first week of the New Year brings with it the unveiling of the Royal Mint's circulating currency specials and from there, the inevitable selection of proof silver and gold coins that we all know and love. All the coins below will be available individually as the year progresses, but at present, [...]

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019’s numismatic schedule

By |2019-01-02T21:16:53+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019's numismatic schedule It isn't just the first country in the world to have their fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year, it's also a tradition at the Royal Australian Mint that they strike the first new coins of the year as well. At 9.15 am in the mints headquarters in Canberra, the first [...]

December, 2018

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens

By |2018-12-18T14:10:30+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Tower of London is celebrated on a new four-coin Royal Mint collection starting with the ravens Amongst the most iconic structures in the British capital, the Tower of London can trace its history back almost a millenium. The White Tower at its centre was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and housed its first prisoner, the Norman Bishop of Durham, Ranulf Flambard, just a few years [...]

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio

By |2018-12-17T17:41:52+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Silver|

Austrian Mint celebrates 825 years of the Vienna Mint with the first of a new silver bullion coin trio One of the big guns in the bullion coin world since its debut in 1989, the Philharmonic has been very successful for the Austrian Mint. Silver joined the gold range in 2008, and platinum was added to the line-up in 2016. However, despite competitors like the Royal Canadian [...]

The Scottsdale bullion tsunami continues with the first in their new Samurai Archives silver series

By |2018-12-13T11:38:19+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Coloured, Silver, Fiji, Scottsdale Mint|

The Scottsdale bullion tsunami continues with the first in their new Samurai Archives silver series Every time we think Scottsdale are winding down for the holidays they surprise us with another bullion coin release. To say they've issued an impressive selection of offerings throughout 2018 would be an understatement. From low mintage run coins, to some bigger volume items, there seems to be something that appeals to [...]

Karnak is the fourth subject in Moneda Nueva’s heavyweight ancient architecture coin series

By |2018-12-13T00:51:07+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Chad, Moneda Nueva|

Karnak is the fourth subject in Moneda Nueva's heavyweight ancient architecture coin series The iconic Indian temple the Taj Mahal, the enigmatic Cambodian ruins at Angkor Wat, and the Mexican city of Uxmal have all been chosen as subjects for Moneda Nueva's flagship series of one-kilogram silver coins. Impressive pieces, with very exclusive mintages of just 100 pieces, they join CIT Coin Invest at the top of [...]

The man on the moon arrived fifty years ago and Cameroon celebrates with a silver coin

By |2018-12-04T22:42:08+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|

The man on the moon arrived fifty years ago and Cameroon celebrates with a silver coin A defining moment in human history, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out from the Apollo 11 lander onto the lunar surface, a new chapter in our history commenced. That it was one that we as a species have failed to capitalise on, takes away nothing from that incredible achievement [...]

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