Science

April, 2019

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box?

By |2019-04-16T13:42:14+01:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box? A nice surprise last year, the Space Invaders 40th anniversary coin was the perfect commemoration of the groundbreaking early cult video-game. Using lenticular imagery to replicate the famous spaceship movement, and packaging in a very cool arcade cabinet style box, it's no surprise that it sold out at the [...]

Italian Excellence series of silver coins celebrates the ultra-iconic Vespa scooter with a trio of variants

By |2019-04-09T19:07:30+01:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Excellence series of silver coins celebrates the ultra-iconic Vespa scooter with a trio of variants Two-wheeled transport doesn't get more iconic than the Italian brand, Vespa. Along with their competitor Lambretta, this company pioneered the popularity of this once cheap and cheerful mode of transport after the Second World War ended. While Lambretta has fallen by the wayside, even if it has revived recently as a [...]

March, 2019

One small step continues. Pobjoy adds a domed silver coin to the commemorations

By |2019-03-27T21:47:32+01:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

One small step continues. Pobjoy adds a domed silver coin to the commemorations Our continuing showcase of all the new coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing continues with a new piece released today by the British Pobjoy Mint. Pobjoy have already issued a design in a choice of three metals - base, silver or titanium - but this one is a far [...]

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control

By |2019-03-26T16:27:19+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, People, Science, Silver, National Bank of Serbia, Serbia|

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control One of the greatest scientists in history, Nikola Tesla is one of the most visionary inventors of all time. Involved in the creation of technologies that became the foundation of the modern world, he is especially credited for his work developing alternating current, the subject of the first coin released last year. [...]

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin

By |2019-03-23T20:26:03+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inserts, Science, Silver, Cook Islands, Numiscollect|

One small step continues. Numiscollect insert actual moon meteorite material in their latest coin Time to kick off a look at a second wave of coins celebrating the ground-breaking Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 after our first batch a few weeks ago (see toggle). We've gone over the history several times before, so we'll jump straight into the coin itself. This is the second Numiscollect coin [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+01:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+01:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

Mendeleev’s Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin

By |2019-03-04T21:45:06+01:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Mendeleev's Periodic Table is 150 years old and commemorated on a new Tuvalu silver coin The Period Table of the Elements is an unusual subject for a commemorative coin, and one with great merit. A core part of the teaching and practice of chemistry, physics and countless other disciplines, the Periodic Table is a tabular display of known elements arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, [...]

January, 2019

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

By |2019-01-28T11:25:31+01:00January 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 [...]

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