June, 2020

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 LANDING: GILDED (2020, Pobjoy)

By |2020-06-17T19:37:22+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Gilded, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

We saw a good selection of coins last year that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in amongst the mix was a domed piece by the Pobjoy Mint. A two-ounce silver coin with plenty of high relief, it was a neat enough design, mixing various elements associated with the mission (flag, footprint, patches) and laying them on a lunar surface. It was issued for Ascension Island, appropriately [...]

May, 2020

2020 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 (POBJOY MINT)

By |2020-05-21T02:56:08+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Last year was a big coin event with the 50th anniversary of the amazing moon landing, undertaken on the Apollo 11 by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. While that was a success, it wasn't all plain sailing for NASA. Just a year later, the Apollo 13 mission to return to the moon almost ended in tragedy and the death of all on board. A gas explosion meant the landing was [...]

March, 2019

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

By |2019-03-27T21:47:32+00:00March 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 [...]

January, 2019

One small week for mankind: Pobjoy celebrate the first man on the moon in silver and titanium

By |2019-01-24T17:03:08+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

One small week for mankind: Pobjoy celebrate the first man on the moon in silver and titanium The British Pobjoy Mint, Europe's largest private mint, has thrown their hat in the ring with a new 50th anniversary of the first moon landing coin. Pobjoy specialise in clean-struck proof coins, and while they do occasionally dabble in more esoteric stuff, this latest issue eschews oddities. The design is [...]

November, 2017

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin

By |2017-11-15T13:04:33+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: History, Ascension Island, Gilded, People, Inserts, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin An incredible feat for any couple but a staggeringly rare one for a sitting monarch, a platinum wedding anniversary marks seven decades of commitment. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the worlds longest-ever serving monarchs, and probably one of the most admired. Her marriage to Prince Philip has been in the spotlight for [...]

December, 2015

British stamp icon the Tuppenny Blue features on unusually coloured silver coin from Pobjoy

By |2016-11-05T06:31:27+00:00December 20th, 2015|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Ascension Island, Pobjoy Mint|

Following hot on the heels of it's popular Penny Black stamp coin, the British Pobjoy Mint is launching an unusual coin in a similar style featuring another philatelic icon, the Tuppenny Blue. The postal system as we know it today was born 175 years ago in Britain with the launch of a pair of stamps that were both proof of payment and receipt for postage, combined with a fixed [...]

November, 2015

Second Pobjoy Mint silver coin commemorates 275 years of the song Rule Britannia

By |2016-11-05T06:31:30+00:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Art & Literature, Ascension Island, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

One of the most recognisable figures in the world, Britannia was the symbol of one of history’s greatest empires, and particularly of the powerful navy that kept it safe. Highly regarded in numismatic circles for her appearance on the Royal Mint’s silver and gold bullion coins, as well as the impressive new proof series, the 2014 entrant being arguably the finest coin design of last year, Britannia has long been seen as [...]

April, 2015

THE POBJOY MINT RECREATES A CLASSIC NAPOLEON FIGURE IN HIGH RELIEF SILVER

By |2016-11-05T06:32:14+00:00April 19th, 2015|Categories: History, Ascension Island, People, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

British based Pobjoy Mint have announced their latest coin and despite dabbling with childrens character Paddington Bear a short while ago, they've gone back to a popular theme for them, history. Recent coins have featured the Sphinx and Sir Winston Churchill, and this latest issue lies inbetween those with the nineteenth century egomaniacal French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. Available in one-ounce silver format from Pobjoy, and one-ounce gold exclusively [...]