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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, 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 [...]

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 [...]

September, 2017

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin

By | 2017-09-28T15:53:02+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin Leading Italian literary critic and scholar of Italian language, Francesco de Sanctis (28 Mar 1817 –  29 Dec 1883) is being remembered on a new sterling silver coin from the national mint, IPZS. A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De Sanctis is deemed one of the greatest historians of 19th-century Italian literature as well as [...]

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki

By | 2017-09-22T01:25:38+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Coloured, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki With the current tensions in the region, it's of little surprise that the National Bank of Poland is looking to its anti-communist heroes for numismatic inspiration. Just this year we've seen coins commemorating the 1920 Battle of Zadworze, Fighting Solidarity, the WWII Warsaw massacres and the 1982 Battle of Lubin. Prior to all of this was [...]

Johan Cruyff, one of the worlds best footballers, is remembered on a new Dutch coin range

By | 2017-09-09T23:01:50+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, People, Sport, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Johan Cruyff, one of the worlds best footballers, is remembered on a new Dutch coin range There aren't many football players iconic enough to warrant a series of precious metal coins to be issued with their face on them, but easily making the shortlist would be Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff. One of the most talented and influential footballers of all time, Cruyff has the kudos to cross [...]

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin

By | 2017-09-03T22:48:58+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: People, Silver, Central Bank of Ireland, Ireland|

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin Not a prolific releaser of precious metal commemoratives, the Central Bank of Ireland issues the occasional coin in celebration of its famous people or historical events and one of the current series is called Irish Science and Inventions. An unusual €15 Euro denomination adorns these coins and this new release featuring the inventor of the [...]

August, 2017

UPDATED: 350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin

By | 2017-08-11T00:12:25+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin Born on 25 September 1599 and dying on 3 August 1667, Swiss architect Francesco Borromini, along with his contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, is a key figure in the emerging architectural style, Roman Baroque. He developed a distinctive style within this type of architecture, employing manipulations of Classical architectural forms, [...]