History

December, 2017

Russia showcases its motorised rifle troops on a new sterling silver trio of proof coins

By | 2017-12-08T11:25:33+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia showcases its motorised rifle troops on a new sterling silver trio of proof coin Russia loves its history and its military, so it comes as no surprise that coins celebrating them are relatively common subjects on national numismatics. First appearing back in 2010, Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is a sterling (0.925) silver coin series highlighting different aspects of the Russian military. Released in trios, [...]

November, 2017

Scottsdale Mint adds a pair of Ramesses II coins to its popular Egyptian Relics bullion series

By | 2017-11-29T18:39:37+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, History, People, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mint adds a pair of Ramesses II coins to its popular Egyptian Relics bullion series A huge favourite of ours, in the silver bullion coin world, Scottsdale Mints Egyptian Relic series is a refreshing attempt to do something different with legal tender coins. They launched in 2016 with a chuncky five-ounce beast and that was followed up by a two-ounce coin and then a quite beautiful [...]

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By | 2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling local water bodies. Built between 1883 and 1920, a ring of 45 forts, along with [...]

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

By | 2017-11-20T17:51:43+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Cook Islands, Downies|

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the east coast of Australia, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand, Cook sailed [...]

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series

By | 2017-11-19T22:30:22+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

One in the eye for Harold! Battle of Hastings is the latest pivotal battle in the Niue silver coin series Time for the fourth coin in the New Zealand Mints successor series to its Warriors of History series - Battles That Changed History. With the first three coins set in a period of just 35 years from 1781 to 1815, we're finally heading back to a whole [...]

Austria continues its historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character

By | 2017-11-16T15:32:01+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: History, Austrian Mint, People, Silver|

Austria continues its four-coin historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character A classic in the numismatic world, the Maria Theresa thaler (MTT) was first minted in 1741 and this silver bullion coin remained currency in the Austrian Empire until 1858. It continued to be used for far longer as a standard trade coin and many other countries began to mint them, including mints in [...]

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin

By | 2017-11-15T13:04:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: History, Ascension Island, Gilded, People, Inserts, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin An incredible feat for any couple but a staggeringly rare one for a sitting monarch, a platinum wedding anniversary marks seven decades of commitment. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the worlds longest-ever serving monarchs, and probably one of the most admired. Her marriage to Prince Philip has been in the spotlight for [...]

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America

By | 2017-11-11T12:04:55+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Banknote Style, History, Coloured, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America A relatively new concept in modern numismatics, ultra-thin banknote-style coins have grown in popularity since their debut last year.  Usually 150 x 70 mm in size and weighing around five grams, the concept is a little older, but CIT took them into legal tender territory last year when they debuted the [...]

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile

By | 2017-11-02T13:04:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Battles That Changed History by the NZ Mint is our latest Coin Series Profile Our latest Coin Series Profile is now up and features the companion series to the excellent Warriors of History series from the New Zealand Mint. Called Battles That Changed History, the series is very close in concept and execution to Warriors and should have plenty of crossover appeal. Even though it's currently at [...]

October, 2017

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns

By | 2017-10-30T22:07:12+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns The New Zealand Mints latest Warriors of History coin is the tenth in the series, a sure sign of popularity, and it's easy to see why. Antique-finished and with a figure highlighted in colour, they're attractive releases and feature a perennial numismatic subject. Struck in an ounce of fine silver, they're very well [...]