2020 UNA & THE LION 1KG SILVER (ALLCOLLECT)

By |2020-05-13T13:40:25+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Alderney, Quicklooks, Allcollect, Culture, Silver|

Una and the Lion is one of those classic British coin designs, that comfortably sits alongside such numismatic icons as Britannia, and Pistrucci's George and the Dragon. Famed sculpture William Wyon did the original art for this way back in 1839, and it was the first time a reigning monarch had been depicted as a fictional character [...]

Remembrance 2016. Alderney and the Royal Mint issue new silver coins

By |2016-11-05T06:30:27+00:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Alderney, Event, History, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint|

Remembrance Day 2016. Alderney and the Royal Mint issue new silver coins Remembrance Day is fast approaching. Observed on 11th November to commemorate the 1918 end of hostilities of the First World War, the memorial is marked by Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who [...]

Englands epic 1966 FIFA World Cup victory celebrated after fifty years

By |2016-11-05T06:30:56+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Alderney, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Mint|

Long considered one of England's greatest sporting triumphs, the 1966 FIFA World Cup final was a classic even by the standards of this long running tournament. Most remembered for Englands controversial third goal, argued not to have crossed the line, an argument that persists to this day, the match against West Germany was watched by a [...]

Alderney issues its latest Remembrance Day coin in poppie-adorned silver and silver piedfort

By |2016-11-05T06:31:38+00:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: Alderney, History, Coloured, Silver, Royal Mint|

After using the 2012 award-winning Emma Noble design in 2012  and 2013, the Royal Mint went with a new piece of art by designer Laura Clancy in 2014 for its annual £5 Remembrance Day coin issued for the island of Alderney. The coins have special significance at the moment as we're currently in the centenary period of the war [...]

QUOTES FROM THE GREAT ORATOR, SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ADORN NEW SILVER COIN SET

By |2016-11-05T06:32:09+00:00May 8th, 2015|Categories: Alderney, Coloured, People, Silver, Royal Mint|

The celebrations of the life of Sir Winston Churchill in the 50th year since his death continue apace in the numismatic world. Just this year we've had the excellent close-up portrait from the Royal Mint, a £20 design that also made it onto some large proof gold and silver coins, and one from the Pobjoy Mint.

SEVENTY YEARS SINCE VICTORY IN EUROPE COMMEMORATED IN ROYAL MINT PLATINUM

By |2016-11-05T06:32:15+00:00April 15th, 2015|Categories: Alderney, History, News, Platinum, Royal Mint|

In a couple of weeks time on 7 May, we celebrate 70 years since the end of the European theatre of the most destructive war in human history, World War II. After seven long years of brutal conflict, German General Alfred Jodl signed the unconditional surrender of all German forces. By the time the war was over, at least [...]

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