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September, 2018

Scottsdale Mint debut a new series of silver bullion coins rich in Chinese dynastic culture

By |2018-09-20T14:43:17+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Silver, Cameroon, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint debut a new series of silver bullion coins rich in Chinese dynastic culture Never let it be said that Scottsdale are a mint that rests on its laurels! Almost unique amongst the bigger producers, Scottsdale have a large and varied range of silver bullion products, especially with legal tender coins for far flung places. With the ongoing EC8 Caribbean series taking pride of place at [...]

August, 2018

The original Seven Wonders of the World are immortalised on a gold foil

By |2018-08-26T23:56:35+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Banknote / Foil, History, Gold, MDM, Solomon Islands|

The original Seven Wonders of the World are immortalised on a gold foil set from MDM Is there anything cooler in architecture than the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?  Of course there isn't. While modern structures surpass them in scale and outrageous design, these structures were built in a time before digital and electrical technology had even been imagined. Breathtaking in design and pushing every ounce [...]

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship

By |2018-08-29T16:58:43+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship 2018 350 YEARS OF RUSSIAN STATE SHIPBUILDING A coin producer that enjoys dipping into its countries rich military history, the Central Bank of Russia has long issued coin commemorating figures and events from Russias difficult past. With an epic 350 years since the nation started state shipbuilding, remembering some of the [...]

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the fifth proof Queen’s Beast coin from the Royal Mint

By |2018-08-28T12:56:21+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the fifth proof Queen's Beast coin from the Royal Mint It's Queen's Beasts time again and the Royal Mint have debuted the fifth coin in the proof range, one that has a slightly different order of release to the bullion coins. Those who are familiar with the range will know exactly what's on offer as there are no fundamental changes, although [...]

Mint of Poland issues Ruby Scarabeus – the fourth in its Ancient Egyptian themed coin series

By |2018-08-23T15:24:23+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Culture, History, Gilded, Inserts, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland issues Ruby Scarabeus - the fourth in its Ancient Egyptian themed coin series 2019 RUBY SCARABEUS An interesting little release that appears once a year, the Scarabeus series from the Mint of Poland are a range of 17.5 g silver coins that share the same base design, but adorned differently with every issue. Depicting a scarab beetle in the Ancient Egyptian style with a [...]

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM’s new 50th anniversary range

By |2018-08-22T17:00:11+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, Barbados, Inserts, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Neil Armstrong goes coin hunting on the moon and finds MDM's new 50th anniversary range One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. With these words, astronaut Neil Armstrong opened up the next phase in human exploration by stepping from the Apollo 11 lunar lander onto the surface of the Moon. Joined 20 minutes later by Buzz Aldrin, and watched overhead by designated driver, [...]

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins

By |2018-08-16T13:41:09+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland celebrates a century of independence with seven ounce gold and silver spherical coins A country with a tumultuous history, Poland has had empires of its own, been a vassal state, has conquered and been conquered and generally had everything except long-term stability. All that was meant to change during the First World War as the Allies agreed that Poland would be reconstituted when the war ended. [...]

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin

By |2018-08-11T22:25:06+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin After the Second World War, Soviet influence over Eastern Europe became all encompassing to such a degree that Winston Churchill described it as an Iron Curtain descending. For decades, communism kept countires like Poland, East Germany and Hungary, firmly under its heel, but as time passed, disaffection set in. Beginning in January 1968, [...]

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past

By |2018-08-07T11:36:31+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past We often bemoan the Perth Mint release schedule for being too reliant on collectable variants of their endless bullion coin designs, but let's not forget they're also quite capable of kicking out in new directions - witness the Zeus coin, for example, that kicked off a whole new genre. The mint has been pushing its two-ounce, [...]

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map

By |2018-08-06T12:08:43+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map Following on from their hugely popular Southern Sky and Northern Sky series of domed, silver astronomy coins, the Royal Australian Mint launched a domed gold coin in February this year that expanded the concept in a different direction. Eschewing colour and direct representations of the night sky, that coin chose instead [...]

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