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April, 2018

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins

By | 2018-04-04T15:53:42+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Australia, Coloured, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins A better than usual mix from the Perth Mint this month with some new additions to ongoing series, some high-end variants to their iconic bullion coins, and some new designs. There are also a couple of other interesting coins, some commissioned, that we'll look at elsewhere and the the Ready Player One movie coins that [...]

March, 2018

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty

By | 2018-03-30T13:15:52+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Coloured, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

New Cameroon silver coin issued in remembrance of the end of the Romanov dynasty With Russia so prevalent in world affairs again, there's also a renewed interest in its past. One of the most pivoiotal events of the 20th century was without question the Russian Revolution and its baptism in the blood of the Tsars that had ruled the country for centuries. Tsar [...]

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series

By | 2018-03-29T14:27:00+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: History, Austrian Mint, Austria, Gold, Nature, People, Silver|

Austrian Mint releases penultimate issues in its gold wildlife and silver Maria Theresa coin series Two of the Austrian Mints ongoing precious metal coin series are coming to an end this year and the mint has recently debuted the penultimate issues in both of them. This mint has a track record of releasing some very high quality and gimmick-free series of coins focusing on Austrian history and [...]

Women of France continues with Desiree Clary and the fabled Josephine, wife of Napoleon

By | 2018-03-14T20:58:51+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Women of France continues with Desiree Clary and the fabled Josephine, wife of Napoleon Now in its third year, the Monnaie de Paris series Women of France continues to work its way through the female icons that have contributed to the rich history of this European nation. Beginning in 2016 with a trilogy of coins featuring Clotilde, Mathilde and Jeanne d’Arc, three more were issued the following [...]

Italy adds to its minigold Roman Emperors series with one of the best of them – Trajan

By | 2018-03-08T09:17:29+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy adds to its minigold Roman Emperors series with one of the best of them - Trajan A new series from the Italian Mint IPZS that debuted last year, Serie Imperatori Romani (‘Roman Emperors Series’) are 3 gram minigold coins featuring some of the more well known of Ancient Rome's leaders. The 2017 coin showcased Hadrian and 2018 sees one of the famous 'five good emperors', Trajan. At [...]

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 [...]