Science

January, 2019

Swiss Mint rounds out its Steamboat silver coin series with the Blümisalp

By |2019-01-28T11:25:31+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint rounds out its Steamboat silver coin series with the Blümisalp The Swiss Mint is finishing off its three-coin look at the steamboats plying their trade on the Alpine lakes of this stunning part of the world. The previous two coins, issued one per annum, have showcased the Steamboat Uri, and the Steamboat la Suisse. Rounding out the series is the Blümisalp, one of [...]

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers

By |2019-01-25T16:10:13+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small week for mankind: Before Apollo 11 there was Apollo 8 and Numiscollect remembers Not strictly a moon landing celebration, Numiscollects latest entry in its 'Meteorites' series commemorates the Apollo 8 mission, without which Apollo 11 would not have been possible. Crewed by Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders, the mission was the first time that human beings had [...]

One small week for mankind: Pobjoy celebrate the first man on the moon in silver and titanium

By |2019-01-24T17:03:08+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

One small week for mankind: Pobjoy celebrate the first man on the moon in silver and titanium The British Pobjoy Mint, Europe's largest private mint, has thrown their hat in the ring with a new 50th anniversary of the first moon landing coin. Pobjoy specialise in clean-struck proof coins, and while they do occasionally dabble in more esoteric stuff, this latest issue eschews oddities. The design is [...]

One small week for mankind: MDMs technically impressive spherical coin joins the party

By |2019-01-22T21:07:51+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Barbados, Science, Silver, MDM|

One small week for mankind: MDMs technically impressive spherical coin joins the party We carry on our week-long round-up of some of the new coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the US moon landing with an impressive new offering from German producer MDM Deutsche Munze. Spherical coins are nothing new - the mint of Poland has issued a few over the last couple of years, for example, [...]

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin

By |2019-01-21T01:24:51+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

One small week for mankind: Powercoin incorporates a piece of Apollo 11 in its smartminted coin Our look at 50th anniversary of the moon landing coins continues with Powercoins CIT-produced effort.  Struck in three-ounces of fine 0.999, the coin employs colour and a black proof finish to stand out from the crowd, but adds in a little something to make it quite special. The design isn't a [...]

One small week for mankind: US Mint celebrates America’s 1969 moon landing with four domed coins

By |2019-01-20T17:33:00+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Gold, Science, Silver, US Mint, United States|

One small week for mankind: US Mint celebrates America's 1969 moon landing with four domed coins It's fifty years since Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar lander and onto the surface of the moon - the first human being to set foot on a planetary body other than Earth. This week we'll have a look at some of the coins coming out in celebration and as [...]

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop’s invention

By |2019-01-17T16:27:25+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Art Mint, Inserts, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Burning rubber! Art Mint adds a tyre to a coin to celebrate 130 years of Dunlop's invention Producers of some pretty unique coins, Paris-based Art Mint have managed to pick up several awards for their innovative and beautifully struck issues over the last few years. They recently won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2018 Coin Constellation Awards in Moscow for their attractive Celestial Bodies: The Sun [...]

December, 2018

The man on the moon arrived fifty years ago and Cameroon celebrates with a silver coin

By |2018-12-04T22:42:08+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Moneda Nueva|

The man on the moon arrived fifty years ago and Cameroon celebrates with a silver coin A defining moment in human history, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out from the Apollo 11 lander onto the lunar surface, a new chapter in our history commenced. That it was one that we as a species have failed to capitalise on, takes away nothing from that incredible achievement [...]

October, 2018

Military transport aircraft, the Transall, is the subject of the fourth French Aviation & History coin

By |2018-10-01T10:52:43+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Gold, Science, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Military transport aircraft, the Transall, is the subject of the fourth French Aviation & History coin One of our favourite national mints, the Monnaie de Paris has a knack of producing some exceptional series of coins. Series like From Clovis to Republic and its Women of France follow-up, have struck a chord here with their combination of beautiful design, high-quality, and interesting subjects. Aircraft aren't a rare subject on [...]

September, 2018

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint

By |2018-09-19T21:38:02+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does offer a fascinating glimpse into this beautiful alpine country, regardless. Some of the subjects (Yodelling!!) are a little esoteric, but everybody knows a Swiss Army Knife when they see one. As iconic in red as a London bus, these [...]

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