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June, 2017

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-05-11T21:42:31+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, 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, Science, Silver, 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: History, Gold, 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 [...]