Science

January, 2018

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin

By | 2018-01-31T11:17:16+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Victory over the Space Invaders celebrated forty years on with a lenticular silver coin Without question one of the most famous video games of all time, Space Invaders has become a legend in the gaming community. Created by Japanese programmer Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978 for Taito, this simple shooting game became a world-wide phenomenon that remains to this day. A version for the cult Atari 2600 (VCS) [...]

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 [...]

November, 2017

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release

By | 2017-11-20T23:49:23+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release Surprisingly given their ubiquitous nature, cars are a relative rarity on modern precious metal commemorative coins. Leave it up to Italy, the home of some of the worlds most famous sports car builders, to drop a cool, car coin on the market then. For all that people admire the Ferrari [...]

September, 2017

Australia’s first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin

By | 2017-09-03T22:47:16+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

Australia's first home-grown fighter aircraft is celebrated on a fine new high relief silver coin Downies Australia have a history of releasing some fine coins in recent years, nearly always ones picking up on an aspect of Antipodean nature or history. Their latest issue sits firmly in the latter camp, showcasing the first indigenous fighter aircraft produced in Oz, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Boomerang. Designed and [...]

July, 2017

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins

By | 2017-07-10T11:33:46+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins Every year the Royal Mint issues a range of new designs for its circulating currency and we glanced at those back in our first post of 2017, but as the year progresses they also issue precious metal variants of each coin. It's time for the £2 coin to get [...]

April, 2017

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 [...]

Mint of Polands domed solar system coin series voyages out to the enigmatic Red Planet

By | 2017-04-07T21:57:13+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Polands domed solar system coin series voyages out to the enigmatic Red Planet The second of our exclusive looks at the Mint of Poland and Pela-Coins latest releases, following the excellent Nummulites Evolution of Earth debut yesterday. Like that coin, this third launch in the domed Solar System series is running at the top of its genre and continues on with a series that has [...]

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites

By | 2017-04-06T18:00:44+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Science, Ruthenium, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Exclusive: Evolution of Earth debuts its second coin with the aptly named Nummulites With three ranges of fossil-themed coins on the market now, competition has never been higher. That's a great thing for us as we love the subject matter and many people find it a source of constant fascination. It's no surprise that Coin Invest Trust (CIT) kicked off the current wave of new coins with [...]

March, 2017

World’s first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin

By | 2017-03-31T12:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Science, Belgium, Silver, Royal Belgian Mint|

World's first heart transplant 50 years ago is commemorated on new Belgian silver coin Belgium has launched a new silver coin commemorating half a century since Christiaan Barnard undertook the first human heart transplant. The momentous event took place in 1967 in South Africa, ironically the same year the Krugerrand hit the market. Deemed a success, we now consider heart transplants as a solid weapon in our [...]