History

June, 2018

Captain Cook, one of the world’s greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series

By | 2018-06-15T08:52:49+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Captain Cook, one of the world's greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series Responsible for expanding our knowledge of the world through some incredible voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook FRS is one of the greatest of the worlds explorers. Through a series of famous voyages in the mid-late eighteenth century, he mapped Newfoundland and he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern [...]

Pictorial – New images of the Mint of Poland’s first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus

By | 2018-06-14T00:33:55+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Pictorial - New images of the Mint of Poland's first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus One of the healthy number of new ancient history and mythology coins emanating from the Mint of Poland, Spartacus is the first coin in a new series called Great Commanders. We've already posted about this one, but that article relied on the early renders to get across how well the coin had been [...]

Russia’s second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration

By | 2018-06-13T00:06:39+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia's second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration 2018 GUARDING THE HOMELAND II Following an issue in April showing off their modern hardware, Russia has issued the second military history coin in its Guarding the Homeland series and this one depicts a group of WWII Russian soldiers in combat. It's a very patriotic, stirring image and makes for a fine military [...]

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant

By | 2018-06-05T23:00:26+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant 2018 CHIWOO CHEONWANG South Korea has been little known in the modern numismatic market, but that changed in 2016 when KOMSCO, the Korean Mint, launched the first Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round. Another one-ounce addition was issued in 2017 and there's recently been a third design released. KOMSCO have now revisited the 2017 medal [...]

Warfare silver coin series moves from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia by showcasing the Vikings

By | 2018-06-04T21:50:32+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Warfare silver coin series moves from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia by showcasing the Vikings The Perth Mint's latest three-coin history series hits the halfway mark with the launch of Vikings, the follow up to the Romans issue that landed in February. The coins in this series are rimless, high-relief and two ounces in weight. This has become the higher-end format of choice at this Western Australian producer, [...]

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates.

By | 2018-06-03T14:14:20+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates. Steamboats are not a subject that appears with great regularity in the numismatic world, but we've recently had a new series debut at the Swiss Mint and now the National Bank of Slovakia is adding a new coin. The coin commemorates 200 years since the steamboat Carolina first made its way along the [...]

May, 2018

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:07+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) is continuing its series of coins showcasing some of the battles in Polands history where the home nation was very much the underdog. The second coin in the series, following one released last May featuring the Battle of Zadworze, it's struck in an ounce of [...]

The pivotal Battle of Marathon between Greece and Persia is the sixth Battle That Changed History

By | 2018-05-13T18:03:24+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The pivotal Battle of Marathon between Greece and Persia is the sixth Battle That Changed History Another entrant in one of the New Zealand Mints ongoing series, The Battle of Marathon is the sixth coin in the Battles That Changed History range. Without question a battle that deserves inclusion in a series with that title, Marathon was a crucial victory for Greek, and by association Western civilisation. [...]

Pisa cathedral was consecrated nine centuries ago and Italy marks the date with a new silver coin

By | 2018-05-05T20:40:43+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Pisa cathedral was consecrated nine centuries ago and Italy marks the date with a new silver coin Italy has debuted a new sterling silver coin and it's another showcasing the extraordinary architectural history of this Mediterranean country. One of the most iconic buildings in Italy is without question the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lesser known but no less impressive is the cathedral on the same site called The [...]

April, 2018

The iconic Swiss national hero William Tell is the subject of Switzerland’s 2018 gold coin

By | 2018-04-26T23:09:28+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The iconic Swiss national hero William Tell is the subject of Switzerland's 2018 gold coin It's that time of the year when the Swiss Mint issues its annual gold coin and after showing off Barry, a legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog, last year, it's the turn of an altogether far more famous subject in 2018 - William Tell. A tale well over 500 years old,  the story [...]