History

February, 2018

Innovative “The 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence” multi-ring coin debuts

By | 2018-02-19T10:46:01+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, Lithuanian Mint, Lithuania|

Innovative "The 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence" multi-ring coin debuts One of the three Baltic states, Lithuania is situated in a region of the world with a tumultuous history. The Kingdom of Lithuania was created in 1253 and during he 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was actually the largest country in Europe. In 1569, they formed a voluntary union with Poland that [...]

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect

By | 2018-02-08T15:30:27+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Nature, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia, Palau|

Dimensional smartminting stretches its legs with impressive issues from CIT and Numiscollect With SmartMinting continuing to impressive with ultra high-relief strikes maintaining tons of detail, it's easy to forget that it can be employed in other ways as well. There seems to be a slowly increasing interest in coins that eschew the standard flat format, whether it be round or another geometric shape, in favour of one [...]

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts new antique high relief series.

By | 2018-02-05T10:35:12+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The gods are no more. Long live the art of warfare. Perth debuts antique high relief series. Almost single-handedly creating the ancient mythology high-relief antique coin market with its Gods of Olympus series, the Perth Mint has kept the concept going every year since. Goddesses of Olympus, followed by two series of Norse-themed issues led us to suspect another series this year, but it looks like a change [...]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin

By | 2018-02-04T13:21:48+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin It's 250 years since Captain Cook set off on his famous voyage to the South Ppacific during which he landed on Australia. With several mints in Australia, it's obvious an event like that would get marked with some fine numismatics and we've already had a great three-coin set from Downies to enjoy. The Royal Australian [...]

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass

By | 2018-02-04T13:31:04+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Nature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does still retain the knack of releasing some fine coins (and yodelling coins...). Their latest is a beautiful 20g silver coin depicting the Klausen Pass. The first in a new series called Swiss Alpine Passes, if the rest of the coins [...]

January, 2018

WMF18 – Great Commanders UHR. Mint of Poland launches impressive new series with Spartacus

By | 2018-01-30T12:52:57+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Great Commanders in high relief. Mint of Poland launches impressive new series with Spartacus It seems there's going to be little in the way of ancient mythology coins losing any popularity in 2018 if the early roster of releases is to be believed. There are some quite superb new designs coming over the next couple of weeks as we head into Berlin for the World Money Fair [...]

America commemorates the men and women of World War I with a new commemorative silver coin

By | 2018-01-23T12:13:30+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: History, Silver, US Mint, United States|

America commemorates the men and women of World War I with a new commemorative silver coin One of the bloodiest wars in human history, the First World War brought the full force of the new industrialised economies to the waging of warfare. When the war started there were echoes of conflicts a century past. When it ended mankind have taken warfare into the air and under the [...]

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series

By | 2018-01-17T14:21:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series Despite the celebrations around Christopher Columbus and other fifteenth-century European explorers when it comes to talking about the discovery of the America's, it's pretty clear that the Viking were there centuries before. Legendary seamen for their times, the Norse longship took Leif Erikson all the way to Vinland (Newfoundland), where he established a [...]

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins

By | 2018-01-15T11:33:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins Like the Rooster and Marianne, the Sower is an icon of French numismatics. Dating back to 1887, it was designed by one of the most celebrated medallists of the Art Nouveau, Oscar Roty. Initially a controversial work in many quarters, because of its use on a whole range of coins in the [...]

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border

By | 2018-01-10T13:19:34+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border A perennial favourite, the Royal Mints Britannia bullion coin design has changed many times since its introduction in 1987. In 2014 however, the mint moved its design changes over to a unique annual proof range and settled on the original Philip Nathan design for the bullion coin. Despite that, there have been multiple tweaks to the [...]