History

June, 2017

Romania marks a decade of membership of the EU with commemorative coin in four metal variants

By | 2017-06-22T01:24:02+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Silver, Bank of Romania, Romania|

Romania marks a decade of membership of the EU with commemorative coin in four metal variants The Romanian national bank is marking a decade since the country joined the European Union with the launch of a new coin available in a range of metals. Romania has long sought membership to the great European club and has pushed hard since the fall of communism to join. In 2003 [...]

History of the Empire building East India Company showcased on nine gold coin monarch set

By | 2017-06-20T14:50:03+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, East India Company, St Helena|

History of the Empire building East India Company showcased on nine gold coin monarch set You think Apple, Google and Microsoft are big and powerful companies? They have a huge amount of influence but if you want to see corporate power you need to head back in time and look at the East India Company (EIC). This English/British company was first given a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth [...]

Warrior of History silver coin series mounts horseback with the Mongol Hordes

By | 2017-06-18T11:41:45+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warrior of History silver coin series mounts horseback with the Mongol Hordes The latest in what we think is the New Zealand Mint's best non-licenced coin series at the moment, Warriors of History debuts today and is the eighth to do so since it kicked off last year. Featuring some of the warrior classes from around the world and throughout time that have greatly impacted either their [...]

Olympe de Gouges rounds out the Women of France gold & silver coin releases for 2017

By | 2017-06-16T18:19:17+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Monnaie de Paris|

Olympe de Gouges rounds out the Women of France gold & silver coin releases for 2017 The third and last 2017 coin in the Monnaie de Paris series Women of France is now out and follows Catherine de Medici, and Madame de Pompadour this year, as well as three coins in 2016 featuring Clotilde, Mathilde and Jeanne d’Arc. This time we've moved forward to the eighteenth century [...]

Pobjoy Mint remembers the Falklands War with a new reverse-proof Britannia bullion coin

By | 2017-06-13T21:02:44+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mint remembers the Falklands War with a new reverse-proof Britannia bullion coin It was thirty five years ago that Argentina landed forces on South Georgia and then shortly after, the Falkland Islands. Both British Overseas Territorries, the Argentine government believed that Britain would not, or could not retake them. Ruled by a military junta, Argentina was rife with domestic problems and the invasion was also seen [...]

Fighting Solidarity, the anti-communist social movement, marks 35 years with a new silver coin

By | 2017-06-13T14:25:25+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Fighting Solidarity, the anti-communist social movement, marks 35 years with a new silver coin It was back in 1982 that Fighting Solidarity was formed as a response to the de-legalization of Solidarity, the group formed in 1980, and government repression of the opposition after martial law was declared in 1981. Founded in June 1982 by Kornel Morawiecki, it was one of the more radical branches of the [...]

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM’s fine silver series

By | 2017-06-09T13:52:52+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

Beast and trident fighters feature on the third pair of Gladiator coins in MDM's fine silver series MDM's series of eight coins featuring some of the most popular types of fighting styles in the Ancient Roman gladiatorial world continues with the release of the third pair. Ostensibly the sequel to the nine-coin Norse Gods series released in 2016, this series features a very similar style of artwork [...]

Battles That Changed History series of silver coins launches with the Battle of Yorktown

By | 2017-06-07T13:10:10+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, History, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History series of silver coins launches with the Battle of Yorktown Apart from the plethora of licenced popular culture coins that are produced by the New Zealand Mint, they also release quite a few limited series themed around history or nature. One of the best and most popular of recent years seems to be their Warriors of History range. Antique-finished and with selective colour, [...]

Royal Mints Queens Beasts proof series jumps ahead to the Unicorn of Scotland

By | 2017-06-05T15:38:50+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints Queens Beasts proof series jumps ahead to the Unicorn of Scotland The Queens Beasts proof series followed on relatively quickly from the beautiful bullion series when the Royal Mint debuted the proof Lion range back in December 2016. The bullion series has seen the Griffin of Edward III and the Red Dragon of Wales and many would expect proof versions to follow in the [...]

May, 2017

Romania celebrates 140 years of independence with a proof silver coin

By | 2017-05-30T18:15:22+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Bank of Romania, Romania|

Romania celebrates 140 years of independence with a proof silver coin Just 140 years ago, the East European nation of Romania declared independence from the Ottoman Empire after having been an Ottoman 'privileged province' previously. Carol I became the ruling Prince in 1866 and after the Ottomans had brutally crushed Christian uprisings in several other countries in the area, he asked the Ottomans to recognise Romania as [...]