Pobjoy and Gibraltar remembers Victory in Europe Day with a fifty pence coin trio After several years of a numismatic commemoration for the centennial events of the First World War, we're now firmly within the realms of the 75th anniversary memorials for the Second. An even bigger swathe of destruction swept around the globe for the rematch, with hardly a region in the world completely untouched. It's [...]
Pobjoy revisit the Penny Black stamp for the postal trailblazers 180th anniversary Along with the Royal Mint, the British Pobjoy Mint are prolific issuers of the United Kingdoms's seven-sided 50 pence coin. There has been a plethora of different designs this year, with Pobjoy's eclectic mix of nature coins, and the Royal Mint seemingly trying to rule the world of popular culture releases with their Paddington Bear, Gruffalo, and [...]
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.
The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]
Gibraltar adds three bullion versions to its Royal Arms of England range An new annual series that launched earlier this year, Scottsdale Mints 'The Royal Arms of England' is to be a look at the heraldic history of the worlds most popular monarchy. More traditional in design than the Royal Mint series 'Queen's Beasts', it's a great looking coin, particularly this [...]
Scottsdale debut their new The Royal Arms of England series with a multicoloured reverse-proof range
Scottsdale debut their new The Royal Arms of England series with a multicoloured reverse-proof range Never one to rest on their laurels for long, Scottsdale Mint has launched another coin series today, and in a nod to the hugely popular and highly regarded Queens Beasts series from the Royal Mint, is trying their hand at Britain's rich heraldic history. Called The Royal Arms of England, they're inextricably [...]
First popularised by the Royal Canadian Mint with its $20 for $20 range, quickly followed by a $100 for $100 coins, the basic concept is of a coin sold by the mint at the same price as its denomination. In theory, this should protect the coin from any falls in the precious metal value as you could just change it in a bank for its face value. No doubt there'll be complications, but that's the [...]