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January, 2018

Four generations of the British Royal Family are marked on a single coin for the first time in over a century

By | 2018-01-30T13:12:10+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Four generations of the British Royal Family are marked on a single coin for the first time in over a century WIth the British Royal Family seemingly growing at a fair old rate of knots, we're in the position of having four generations regularly making headlines. The Royal Mint have noticed and have released a coin marking a member from each generation. Carrying the initial of Queen [...]

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 [...]

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising

By | 2018-01-27T01:36:43+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Nature, People, Titanium, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, MCI Mint, Pobjoy Mint|

Titanium. Multiple coins from Pobjoy and MCI indicate popularity for the tough and light metal rising As tough as high grade steel but a fraction of the weight, titanium is a metal with a simply phenomenal range of industrial uses that has only grown wider as production technology has made it cheaper to extract. Its use in numismatics is less widespread and for the same reasons that [...]

Alfred Adler is the subject of the second in the Austrian Mints gold Vienna Psychotherapy trilogy

By | 2018-01-11T10:57:36+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Austrian Mint, Austria, Gold, People, Science|

Alfred Adler is the subject of the second in the Austrian Mints gold Vienna Psychotherapy trilogy One of the Austrian Mints best releases last year, Sigmund Freud was the first in a three coin series to be released one per year called Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy. Each of the ¼ oz 0.986 gold coins features one of the major types of psychotherapy and the founding fathers from [...]

Frankenstein and the RAF among the Royal Mint commemorative circulating coin designs for 2018

By | 2018-01-01T16:59:19+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, History, People, Science, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Frankenstein and the RAF among the Royal Mint commemorative circulating coin designs for 2018 Time for the Royal Mint to show off its five special circulating designs of which we'll see fuller commemorative range as the year progresses. If you want these in silver, the only way to buy them currently will be the full sets, but they will of course, be available individually in various combinations [...]

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 [...]

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, Downies, Cook Islands|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris’ latest high-end coin range

By | 2017-11-08T13:07:04+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris' latest high-end coin range Now it goes without saying that we're great admirers of the Monnaie de Paris. Their From Clovis to Republic and follow-up Women of France series are some of our all-time favourites, but we're still not quite sure what to make of this one. Launched in 2014, French Excellence is meant to [...]