Monza, the legendary Italian motor racing circuit is a century old, and IPZS commemorates its history with a silver coin

By |2022-07-25T12:56:05+01:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Sport, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Monza, the legendary Italian motor racing circuit is a century old, and IPZS commemorates its history with a silver coin Anyone with even the slightest interest in motorsport will know the name 'Monza'. Its full name is the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, and this 5.8 km racetrack is situated near Monza, north of Milan. It's the [...]

40th Anniversary of Italian World Champion – Paolo Rossi (2022 Italian Mint)

By |2022-07-06T19:40:41+01:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Sport, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

An absolute legend of both Italian and international football, Paolo Rossi made his professional debut for Juventus in 1973, ending his career at Hellas Verona in 1987. During that period, he broke multiple records, led Italy to the 1982 World Cup title, won several Serie A titles, and quite a few personal awards. His speed and ability to [...]

Italian coin remembers their fallen in the First World War on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’s centenary

By |2021-10-25T15:08:18+01:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian coin remembers their fallen in the First World War on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier's centenary It's fair to say that the Italian Front in the First World War is one of those forgotten battlefields that just isn't well known outside of Italy. It was, however, an especially harsh one, often taking place [...]

Who doesn’t love Nutella? IPZS issues a trio of silver coins celebrating 75 years of the company that makes it.

By |2021-06-02T13:06:42+01:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Who doesn't love Nutella? IPZS issues a trio of silver coins celebrating 75 years of the company that makes it. It was in Alba, Italy, back in 1946 that Pietro Ferrero first sold a batch of Pasta Granduja. Derived from Granduja, a mix of chocolate and hazelnut that itself was the result of Napoleon's blockade of [...]

EMPEROR CONSTANTINE 3 gram gold (2021 IPZS)

By |2021-03-17T14:46:20+00:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Constantine I lived from 272-337 CE and was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. One of the four emperors of the Tetrarchy, he emerged victorious in the civil war to become sole ruler. He enacted many reforms to strengthen the Empire, including introducing the gold solidus coin that continued in use for over a millennium. [...]

ROMAN EMPERORS: MARCUS AURELIUS (2020, IPZS)

By |2020-06-15T15:05:40+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180, the fifth of the Five Good Emperors (a term coined by Machiavelli centuries later), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. Despite that, his reign is one of military campaigning, seeking to expand and [...]

Milan’s stunning cathedral features on the latest in the long-running Italy of Arts silver coin

By |2019-10-18T15:59:21+01:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Milan's stunning cathedral features on the latest in the long-running Italy of Arts silver coin Italy of Arts has been a long running series of sterling silver coins issued by this pretty Mediterranean country over the last decade. A mix of €5 and €10 denominations coins based on a difference in size and weight, [...]

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin

By |2019-09-17T13:53:45+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin Cesare Maccari was born on 9 May 1840 was an Italian painter and sculptor who found fame for his works of historical art. It is his work on a series of frescoes in the Salone d'Onore, in Rome's [...]

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages

By |2019-08-21T13:47:37+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages The Italian mint, IPZS, kick-started a new series of €10 silver coins last year, designed to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the world's great explorers. The first issue was a fine look at Marco Polo and his epic travels [...]

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin

By |2019-06-21T19:08:02+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Event, History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin As you can see from our toggle list lower down, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing has certainly created strong interest in numismatic circles. Some fine designs have appeared, from the small independent producers, and also from  [...]

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