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November, 2018

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands

By |2018-11-04T23:30:09+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, People, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands 2018 TWELVE PROVINCES DUCATS One of our Coin Series Profiles that hasn't seen much activity this year is the one covering the Dutch Mint series called Twelve Provinces Ducats. A 0.873 fineness silver coin series, it will grow into a set of twelve coins, with one issue for each of the [...]

October, 2018

The architect of the Declaration of Independence was born 275 years ago and Pobjoy celebrates with a new coin

By |2018-10-28T21:40:34+00:00October 28th, 2018|Categories: History, People, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

The architect of the Declaration of Independence was born 275 years ago and Pobjoy celebrates with a new coin The President of the United States from 1801 to 1809 and the third man to hold that office, Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Of English ancestry, Jefferson worked for a large part of his adult life in service of the fledgling state [...]

Prince Charles is 70 and the Royal Mint issues another Royal coin to celebrate

By |2018-10-18T00:32:11+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Prince Charles is 70 and the Royal Mint issues another Royal coin to celebrate 2018 PRINCE CHARLES 70TH BIRTHDAY It's certainly been a busy few years for the Royal Mint with regards to royalty-themed numismatics. A seemingly never ending procession of weddings, births, birthdays and landmarks has led to a seemingly never ending procession of new coins in celebration.  There are no signs of a slowing down [...]

Italy digs into a rich history of geographical discovery with Marco Polo, the first Explorers silver coin

By |2018-10-16T11:00:11+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: History, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy digs into a rich history of geographical discovery with Marco Polo, the first Explorers silver coin One of the world's greatest explorers, or one of history's biggest spoofers, the legacy of Marco Polo is still argued about today. His epic journal detailed travels to the Far East and are likely a mix of reality and exaggeration. Born in 1254 in the Republic of Venice, he didn't [...]

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint

By |2018-10-03T12:37:18+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Australia, Coloured, People, Royal Australian Mint|

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint Such luminaries as VH1, MTV, Rolling Stone, and the music buying public have consistently rated AC/DC one of the greatest music groups of all time. Selling more than 200 million albums over a forty-five year period is a phenomenal achievement for any rock and roll band. Formed in Sydney, [...]

September, 2018

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait

By |2018-09-05T10:52:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Coloured, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait 2019 SIXTH EFFIGY QUEEN ELIZABETH II After a couple of years, we're finally seeing more countries start to use the latest Jody Clark effigy of the Queen, but with a twist. The design we're all now familiar with thanks to its use on all new Royal Mint coins of [...]

July, 2018

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin

By |2018-07-20T16:03:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, People, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin A new issue from the National Bank of Slovakia celebrates a master of Slovak architecture. An 18 gram silver coin, it looks decent, the portrait looking particularly well done, although the subject matter may be a little esoteric for audiences outside of his homeland. Struck by the Kremnica Mint, it carries an edge inscription [...]

June, 2018

Henry Valois is the latest ruler in Poland’s superb Treasures of Stanislaw August series

By |2018-06-28T09:48:55+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Gold, People, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Henry Valois is the latest ruler in Poland's superb Treasures of Stanislaw August series With a debut back in 2013 and several years still to go, Treasures of Stanislaw August is a long-running program to replicate a series of late-18th century medals commissioned by the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. The Nardowy Bank Polska will launch 24 designs in this series and [...]

Captain Cook, one of the world’s greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series

By |2018-06-15T08:52:49+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Captain Cook, one of the world's greatest explorers, stars on new annual British coin series Responsible for expanding our knowledge of the world through some incredible voyages of discovery, Captain James Cook FRS is one of the greatest of the worlds explorers. Through a series of famous voyages in the mid-late eighteenth century, he mapped Newfoundland and he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern [...]

May, 2018

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations

By |2018-05-28T12:05:15+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Event, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations It has been a busy couple of years for Royal coin collectors with a whole string of landmark events around Queen Elizabeth II's groundbreaking reign. She has already become the longest reigning British monarch and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Chuck in what seems like an endless procession of marriages and births, and it's [...]

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