Military

December, 2018

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement

By |2018-12-02T20:24:41+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement Seen throughout the world as a predominantly American conflict, the Vietnam War also drew in several other Allied nations in the fight against the Communist North. In those countries, the war proved to be as divisive as it did in the USA, nowhere more so than Australia. During the course of a ten-year period, [...]

October, 2018

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin

By |2018-10-02T09:10:27+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin The sequel series to the Perth Mints numerous gods series, Warfare launched this year as a three-coin series and we've already seen the Romans and Vikings. The last issue is a superb depiction of a cavalry force called the Hussars. A two-ounce silver, rimless coin, antique finished and high-relief, it ticks all the boxes in this genre, [...]

June, 2018

Pictorial – New images of the Mint of Poland’s first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus

By |2018-06-14T00:33:55+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: AgAuShoot, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Pictorial - New images of the Mint of Poland's first Great Commanders coin featuring Spartacus One of the healthy number of new ancient history and mythology coins emanating from the Mint of Poland, Spartacus is the first coin in a new series called Great Commanders. We've already posted about this one, but that article relied on the early renders to get across how well the coin had been [...]

Russia’s second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration

By |2018-06-13T00:06:39+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia's second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration 2018 GUARDING THE HOMELAND II Following an issue in April showing off their modern hardware, Russia has issued the second military history coin in its Guarding the Homeland series and this one depicts a group of WWII Russian soldiers in combat. It's a very patriotic, stirring image and makes for a fine military [...]

May, 2018

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin

By |2018-05-26T11:34:07+00:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

The Battle of Hodow, the second Polish Thermopylae, is remembered on a new silver coin The National Bank of Poland (NBP) is continuing its series of coins showcasing some of the battles in Polands history where the home nation was very much the underdog. The second coin in the series, following one released last May featuring the Battle of Zadworze, it's struck in an ounce of [...]

April, 2018

Russia showcases the armed forces tasked with defending its border with a new silver coin

By |2018-04-18T08:59:01+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia showcases the armed forces tasked with defending its border with a new silver coin Russia seems to like its military-themed coins and so do we, so it's good to see another fine effort from the relatively prolific Central Bank of Russia (CBR). Usually the subject is historical (with an epic title...), drawing on this vast countries deep and eventful past, but this time the subject is [...]