People

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 [...]

Fidel Castro joins Chinggis Khan. CIT smartmint the Cuban leader on a Mongolian proof silver coin

By | 2017-05-14T21:37:50+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, People, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Mongolia|

Fidel Castro joins Chinggis Khan. CIT smartmint the Cuban leader on a Mongolian proof silver coin A look at a coin we didn't cover on its debut at the Berlin World Money Fair earlier this year, Coin Invest Trust's Fidel Castro coin is the spritual successor to their revised Chinggis Khan coin from 2016. Carrying on with a design that takes advantage of CIT's outstanding SmartMinting technology, [...]

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont

By | 2017-05-11T21:27:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Quick Look, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont The latest sterling silver coin from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has just been released and features a commemoration of the life of Russian poet, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. Considered one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, his books Burning Buildings and Let Us Be Like the [...]

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver

By | 2017-05-11T21:34:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The House of Windsor is a century old and the Royal Mint commemorates in gold and silver We've already taken an early look at these back when the Royal Mint announced their range for 2017, but to recap, these coins are issued in commemoration of a century since the founding of the House of Windsor. The name of the British monarchy, it was changed from the rather [...]

April, 2017

CIT@TICC: Princess Diana remembered on the lightest gold coin they’ve produced to date

By | 2017-05-11T21:39:32+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Quick Look, Gold, People, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

CIT@TICC: Princess Diana remembered on the lightest gold coin they've produced to date Diana, Princess of Wales stands as one of the most iconic women of the 20th century. Born on 1 July 1961, she married Prince Charles, the heir to the British Throne, on 29 July 1981 and during a sometimes tumultuous relationship gave birth to two sons, William and Harry. After a bitter, public break-up [...]