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April, 2017

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins

By | 2017-04-22T17:22:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins A new series from the Italian Mint (IPZS) is always something to look forward to, especially when it celebrates the people, deeds, art and architecture of one of the worlds' most impressive empires, that of the Ancient Romans. Choosing to issue the coins in gold is also a pleasant change, [...]

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland’s latest coin

By | 2017-04-15T15:10:23+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: People, Silver, Science, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Copernicus, a giant of science, is commemorated for his economic achievements on Poland's latest coin Polish state bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, has inaugurated a new series of proof sterling silver coins celebrating The Great Polish Economists. While on the surface it isn't a particularly gripping theme, we were pleasantly surprised by the subject of the first coin, the giant of European Renaissance scientific thinking, Nicolaus Copernicus. As [...]

Pobjoy expands its new British Virgin Islands bullion range with a JFK silver coin

By | 2017-04-13T20:24:49+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Bullion, People, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy expands its new British Virgin Islands bullion range with a JFK silver coin With Isle of Man coins now being handled by Tower Mint and Coin Invest Trust, the British Pobjoy Mint has redirected its talents to another of its many client states, the British Virgin Islands. The first silver bullion fruits of their labours appeared in the form of the Pegasus one-ounce silver coin. Limited [...]

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series

By | 2017-04-10T18:28:54+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series The natural sucessor to AgAuNEWS favourite series From Clovis to Republic, Women of France takes a look at the females that have influenced France over the last millenium. Designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix, the coins continue with a very cool method of striking a coin that simulates the old hammered [...]

March, 2017

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint’s new five ounce coin

By | 2017-03-30T01:22:45+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Australia, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Iconic Australian writer Henry Lawson is celebrated on the Perth Mint's new five ounce coin Time for the Perth Mint to release its monthly batch of new coins, a little earlier than normal, and in amongst the usual special versions of the mints popular bullion coins is a rare five-ounce silver coin. This fine silver coin is issued to commemorate 150 years since the birth of iconic Australian writer [...]

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici

By | 2017-03-25T10:44:31+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Gold, History, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici Last year, the world's oldest mint debuted a sequel sereis to one of our favourite ranges of coins from recent years. You've often heard us praise the Monnaie de Paris series, From Clovis to Republic, one struck in what the mint calls its historical strike and designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix. [...]

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases

By | 2017-03-24T10:26:27+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, People, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT continue their minigold coin bonanza with five new half-gram releases One of the earliest and certainly most eager proponents of the half-gram 'minigold' format coin, Liechtenstein-based and collector favourite Coin Invest Trust (CIT) have launched some more of these increasingly popular coins today. CIT usually launch when there's a major coin show on somewhere on the globe and this time it's the turn of the 2017 [...]

200 years since the birth of Hungarian writer Janos Arany celebrated on two new coins

By | 2017-03-21T11:07:02+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, Hungarian Mint, Hungary|

200 years since the birth of Hungarian writer Janos Arany celebrated on two new coins Eastern European mints seem to revel in their respective countries history, with generals, monarchs and artists particularly popular. Writers definitely fall within the last group and this new coin pair from the Hungarian Mint celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Janos Arany fits the genre perfectly. Two coins with completely [...]

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series

By | 2017-03-02T23:00:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coloured, History, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland remembers its post-war military heroes with an epic new proof silver coin series Not being afraid to produce long running coin series, the excellent Stanislaw August and History of Polish Coin series being evidence of that, the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski NBP) has embarked on another epic set of silver coins. With tensions higher than normal between Poland and Russia over the Ukrainian [...]

February, 2017

France remembers the death of the sculpture Rodin a century on with silver coin duo

By | 2017-02-25T11:02:51+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France remembers the death of the sculpture Auguste Rodin a century on with the release of a face value silver coin duo The Monnaie de Paris has launched its latest range of Face value coins following on from the beautiful Marianne designs it launched in December. Depicting the acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin, this is a fine-looking and interesting coin. Unlike Marianne, Rodin is only available in [...]