History

October, 2017

Charge of the Light Horsemen at the Battle of Beersheba remembered on Australian proof silver coin

By | 2017-10-18T13:22:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Charge of the Light Horsemen at the Battle of Beersheba remembered on Australian proof silver coin The commemorations of the First World War have continued through this year and will do so through 2018 as well and there have been numerous coin issues emanating from the worlds major mints. The Antipodean mints in particular have been remembering the efforts of the ANZAC forces, particularly related to the [...]

Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy

By | 2017-10-16T19:55:42+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Silver, Malta|

Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy Unlike the constant grinds and stalemates that typified the First World War, WWII was a considerably wider placed and dynamic conflict, truly taking in most parts of the globe. Much of this in the early years of the war came about because of the sheer size of the British Empire, spread across every theatre of [...]

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar

By | 2017-10-05T12:54:55+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar Battles That Changed History by the New Zealand Mint is the successor series to the very popular Warriors of History range. Done in the same style - antiqued finished with a coloured figure - we see no reason that these shouldn't prove equally as popular. Now on the third release, the focus has [...]

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin

By | 2017-10-04T09:30:27+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Enigmatic Queen Nefertiti adorns Scottsdales latest chunky Egyptian Relics silver bullion coin One of our favourite silver bullion coins of 2016, an opinion we don't think we're unique in holding, Scottsdales chunky five-ounce Egyptian Relics coin came out of nowhere and proved very popular. Done in the Egyptian hieroglyphic style and depicting Tutankhamun, the most famous Pharoah in modern times, the coin was issued for the African [...]

September, 2017

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki

By | 2017-09-22T01:25:38+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki With the current tensions in the region, it's of little surprise that the National Bank of Poland is looking to its anti-communist heroes for numismatic inspiration. Just this year we've seen coins commemorating the 1920 Battle of Zadworze, Fighting Solidarity, the WWII Warsaw massacres and the 1982 Battle of Lubin. Prior to all of this was [...]

Royal Mint debuts two new 2018 bullion coins in their popular ongoing multi-year series

By | 2017-09-20T16:14:16+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint debuts two new 2018 bullion coins in their popular ongoing multi-year series The Royal Mint has expanded the choice available in what have become their most eagerly awaited bullion coin ranges. The Shēngxiào Lunar series is now five coins into a 12-coin cycle with the launch of the Year of the Dog variant. The design is another by the Chinese-British artist, Wuon-Gean Ho, who has [...]

Legendary Warriors are showcased on MCI-Mints newest ultra high-relief silver coin series

By | 2017-09-19T10:17:09+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint|

Legendary Warriors are showcased on MCI-Mints newest ultra high-relief silver coin series German mint MCI has debuted what should be the first in a new series of two-ounce, high-relief silver coins showcasing some of the warrior castes that have defined the path of world history through the centuries. It's a similar concept to the New Zealand Mint issued Warriors of History series, although for design the new [...]

Australia’s first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin

By | 2017-09-03T22:47:16+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Australia's first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin Downies Australia have a history of releasing some fine coins in recent years, nearly always ones picking up on an aspect of Antipodean nature or history. Their latest issue sits firmly in the latter camp, showcasing the first indigenous fighter aircraft produced in Oz, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang. Designed and [...]

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run

By | 2017-09-01T16:01:51+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run A couple of months ago the Royal Dutch Mint released a restruck, modern version of one of the most important coins in history, the Lion Dollar. Available in two sizes of proof silver and two of proof gold, the coin was a quite beautiful and very popular. Now the mint has decided to go a [...]

August, 2017

The Zulus are the latest fighting force in Niue’s Warriors of History silver coin series

By | 2017-08-21T15:00:10+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

The Zulus are the latest fighting force in Niue's Warriors of History silver coin series Coin number nine in one of our favourite New Zealand Mint coin series is launched today. The Zulu warrior is the latest Warriors of History coin, a range looking at warrior classes from around the world and throughout time that have influenced the direction of human history. Each of them is struck [...]