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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, [...]

July, 2017

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest

By | 2017-07-27T11:34:46+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Fiji, Pobjoy Mint|

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest With Queen Elizabeth having sat upon the throne of the United Kingdom for so long, it's no surprise that records are being broken all the time. The oldest and longest serving monarch, the Queen has also had a stable marriage to Prince Philip for seventy years. With that anniversary coming [...]

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin

By | 2017-07-19T11:39:33+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin After the geographer Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky and the poet Balmont, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is showcasing the talents of a painter for its Outstanding Personalities of Russia series of proof silver coins. I. K. Aivazovsky was Russian Romantic painter of marine art, considered one of the greatest masters of this genre. Born in the [...]

June, 2017

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler

By | 2017-06-30T12:38:05+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Treasures of Stanislaw August hits the half way mark with its twelfth Polish ruler Here is a coin series that epitomises classic numismatics for many people. Grounded in history and struck without gimmickry, Treasures of Stanislaw August is one of the best of its type being released today. Replicas of a series of medallions commissioned by Stanislaw August Poniatowski in the late eighteenth century, they were works [...]

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 [...]

May, 2017

Austrian Mint debuts three coin Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy set with Sigmund Freud

By | 2017-05-26T12:51:27+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Austrian Mint, Gold, Austria, People|

Austrian Mint debuts three coin Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy set with Sigmund Freud Known for producing short-run gold coin series of exceptional quality, the Austrian Mint has embarked on a new three-coin set of quarter-ounce gold coins to fill the hole left by the award-winning Klimt and His Women five-coin set. Released one  per year, this series is called Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy and each of the [...]