Science

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 [...]

August, 2018

ANA 2018: CIT go all in with a hugely impressive release program of new coins

By |2018-08-14T21:22:22+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Isle of Man, Mongolia, Palau|

ANA 2018: CIT go all in with a hugely impressive release program of new coins Philadelphia is hosting the 2018 ANA World's Fair of Money and with it comes a whole host of new issues from many of the world's premiere coin producers. Chief amongst those will be CIT Coin Invest, the Liechtenstein based collector favourite issuer of some of the world's most impressive modern numismatics. We've [...]

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin

By |2018-08-07T17:54:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin 2018 MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY The Perth Mint's August run is out now and in amongst the usual proof versions of their bullion coins are a couple of different items. This one is a one-ounce silver coin dedicated to the bicentenary of Macquarie Lighthouse, the first to be erected in Australia, although [...]

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past

By |2018-08-07T11:36:31+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past We often bemoan the Perth Mint release schedule for being too reliant on collectable variants of their endless bullion coin designs, but let's not forget they're also quite capable of kicking out in new directions - witness the Zeus coin, for example, that kicked off a whole new genre. The mint has been pushing its two-ounce, [...]

July, 2018

It just had to happen. Boaty McBoatface gets a Coiny McCoinface!!

By |2018-07-04T11:05:11+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bi-Metallic, Coloured, Science, British Antarctic Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

It just had to happen. Boaty McBoatface gets a Coiny McCoinface!! 2018 BOATY McBOATFACE In what turned out to be a hilarious turn of events, the UK's new polar research ship needed a new name, so the powers that be decided asking the British public to vote on one was a good idea. The nation that gave the world everything from Monty Python to Father Ted was never [...]

CIT honour the 80 year old record-holding Mallard steam train with a new smartminted silver coin

By |2018-07-04T10:09:35+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT honour the 80 year old record-holding Mallard steam train with a new smartminted silver coin It's quite surprising that there are so few classic trains on modern numismatics. It's been proven time and again that coins with nautical themes are well liked and we understand that there is a sizeable community of rail enthusiasts out there, so the reasons for the scarcity are a little mysterious. [...]

June, 2018

Airplanes of Ukraine silver coin series restarts after a thirteen year hiatus with the Antonov 132

By |2018-06-19T11:00:44+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Science, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|

Airplanes of Ukraine silver coin series restarts after a thirteen year hiatus with the Antonov 132 2018 ANTONOV AN-132 It isn't often that a coin series continues 13 years after stopping, but Airplanes of Ukraine is one such. Following four coins issued between 2002 and 2005, this 1 oz coin series is back with the military transport aircraft, the Antonov AN-132. The reverse has a simple image [...]

May, 2018

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva

By |2018-05-15T18:56:15+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva Following on from last years debut in their three-issue set of Swiss Steamboats silver coins, the Swiss Mint is launching the second of the trilogy. Also designed by Ueli Colombi, the Swiss marine artist responsible for Steamboat Uri in 2017, Steamboat La Suisse is another look at a rare classic ship in [...]

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