History

August, 2017

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin

By | 2017-08-18T15:21:01+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers the fallen of the 1982 anti-communist uprising in Lubin with new silver coin The National Bank of Poland continues to commemorate Polands tumultuous post-war history with a coin remembering the anti-communist uprisings of 35 years ago. Part of a wave of protests and demonstarations around the freedom movement Solidarity, Lubin wasn't a particularly large example, but the response of the government forces made it stand [...]

The fourth of the Royal Mints commemorative six-coin sets marking the First World War launches

By | 2017-08-06T01:15:41+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The fourth of the Royal Mints commemorative six-coin sets marking the First World War launches The Royal Mint has an extensive programme of coins marking the centenary of what was meant to be the war to end all wars, the First World War. In amongst a plethora of intriguing designs there sits an annual six-coin set produced in association with Imperial War Museums. Each of the five [...]

Battles That Changed History continues with the decisive defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo

By | 2017-08-02T21:17:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History continues with the decisive defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo The New Zealand Mints companion series to their Warriors of History range called ‘Battles That Changed History’ has seen a second release. Jumping from the New World to the Old, an incredibly pivotal battle in the history of Europe and the wider world is featured; the Battle of Waterloo. Putting paid to Napoleon's [...]

Isle of Man Angel appears on its first coin since the Manx move to Tower Mint and CIT

By | 2017-08-02T18:00:02+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Isle of Man, Tower Mint|

Isle of Man Angel appears on its first coin since the Manx move to Tower Mint and CIT We reported back in March that Tower Mint, a London-based private mint owned by well-known effigy designer Raphael Maklouf, was to take over the reins of the Isle of Man's coin programme. As most of this would be circulating currency and the hope that the bullion coin program would continue, [...]

July, 2017

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest

By | 2017-07-27T11:34:46+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Fiji, Pobjoy Mint|

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest With Queen Elizabeth having sat upon the throne of the United Kingdom for so long, it's no surprise that records are being broken all the time. The oldest and longest serving monarch, the Queen has also had a stable marriage to Prince Philip for seventy years. With that anniversary coming [...]

The legendary Captain Cooks iconic HMS Endeavour remembered on new coin pair

By | 2017-07-27T16:32:50+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Inserts, Silver, MDM|

The legendary Captain Cooks iconic HMS Endeavour remembered on new coin pair Some of the best of the huge range of annual lunar coins to be released are the ones issued for the Cook Islands and featuring a mother-of-pearl inlay. Along with the regular lunar coins, MDM have also issued a range of coins depicting a wide choice of subjects from railways, bicycles and a steamboat. The [...]

The horror of the Warsaw Wola and Ochota massacres is remembered on new Polish silver coin

By | 2017-07-18T09:44:03+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The horror of the Warsaw Wola and Ochota massacres is remembered on new Polish silver coin The Polish National Bank (NBP) is launching a new coin on the 27th of July to commemorate the fallen in one of the Second World War's worst massacres. The Polish people certainly took the brunt of atrocities perpetrated on the Eastern Front, from the Katyn massacre of the Polish officer corp [...]

Limited proof silver joins bullion coin in remembering the fallen of the Falklands War 35 years ago

By | 2017-07-12T00:04:40+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Silver, Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Limited proof silver joins bullion coin in remembering the fallen of the Falklands War 35 years ago Following on from the recent release of a one-ounce silver bullion coin marking the conflict, the British Pobjoy Mint has launched a limited proof sterling silver coin with a unique design to accompany it. Struck in a standard ounce and with a diameter of 38.6 mm, the coin again uses Pobjoy's own [...]

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins

By | 2017-07-10T11:33:46+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins Every year the Royal Mint issues a range of new designs for its circulating currency and we glanced at those back in our first post of 2017, but as the year progresses they also issue precious metal variants of each coin. It's time for the £2 coin to get [...]

The Royal Mint launches a five-ounce First World War centenary coin in gold and silver

By | 2017-07-06T00:55:04+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint launches a five-ounce First World War centenary coin in gold and silver The Royal Mint continues its extensive five-year programme of coins being issued to commemorate the centenary of the Great War with the launch of the fourth of five annual five-ounce coins. While there has been a rare kilo-sized coin in the programme, this range here could realistically be said to be the [...]