Science

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 [...]

Perth Mint Compass. AgAUNEWS video now up of this attractive new antiqued coin

By | 2017-03-01T14:36:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Inserts, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint Compass. AgAUNEWS video now up of this attractive new antiqued coin With the Perth Mint seemingly sticking to its usual diet of bullion coin variants (proof/coloured/gilded etc) and the gift market, the desire to experiment looks to be on the wane at this collector favourite giant of commemorative coins. Having pretty much reinvented the antique gods genre of numismatics with its seminal Zeus coin and [...]

February, 2017

Pioneering airship maker’s death a century ago remembered on a new silver coin from CIT

By | 2017-02-18T10:45:06+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Coin Invest Trust|

Pioneering airship maker's death a century ago remembered on a new silver coin from CIT Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, collector favourite coin producer CIT (Coin Invest Trust) release their eagerly awaited annual entrants in the Tiffany Art and Mongolian Wildlife Protection series. While these rarely disappoint, we usually find that it is elsewhere in the release catalogue that our favourite new coins [...]

Time Capsule silver coin from CIT follows innovative warped 2016 Space Time Continuum

By | 2017-02-10T09:50:42+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Science, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Time Capsule silver coin from CIT follows innovative warped 2016 Space Time Continuum If you're looking for unusual and high-quality numimsatics that push boundaries, the prime candidates to supply them to you are Coin Invest Trust and the Mint of Poland. While the latter has directed its energies to a high-end dimensional range, this year represented by a pair of bell-shaped coins, the former has continued to [...]

January, 2017

Space Shuttle legacy showcased on Cook Islands coin with spaceborne material inset

By | 2017-01-26T16:24:09+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Categories: Gilded, Inserts, Science, Silver, Coin Invest Trust, Cook Islands|

Space Shuttle legacy showcased on Cook Islands coin with spaceborne material inset We often see coins themed around the numerous meteorites that impact the Earth, usually containing fragments of the actual object itself. It's a genre that has experienced some excellent variety and quality of design over the last few years, some quite ambitious. Less common are coins that look at objects going in the opposite direction. [...]