May, 2020

2020 THE MOSCOW METRO (CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA)

By |2020-05-14T03:33:55+01:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Architecture, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

It seems a bit weird to say, but the underground train network in Moscow is a big attraction. Home to some quite outstanding architecture, the stations are amongst the finest in the world, combining a modern metro system with palatial design. The first section opened in 1935, and today it is one of the busiest in the world, carrying 9m passengers on a weekday, riding on 12,000 trains between 275 stations. The [...]

The stunning World War II memorial statue in Russia’s Rhzev is showcased on a new silver coin

By |2020-05-10T13:56:35+01:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

The fight against Nazism ended 75 years ago, and there have been commemorations around the world in celebration. It was a worldwide conflictof course, and we're certainly not going to get drawn into the distasteful debate on which nation did the most, but it's fair to say the former Soviet Union took an inordinately brutal level of casualties in the fighting. Russia is also a nation that loves its public memorials, and there are some [...]

October, 2019

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov

By |2019-10-15T22:55:49+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Military, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Born on the 10 November 1919 in Kurya in Russia, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was the 17th of 19 children and after an early brush with death at aged six, went on to work at a job in a tractor factory where he indulged his passion for mechanics.At the outbreak [...]

August, 2019

World’s oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin

By |2019-08-31T16:36:27+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Movies & TV, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

World's oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin Founded back in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin, the Moscow Film School is the oldest running film school in the world. Responsible for countless famous names in Russian and Soviet cinema over the next 100 years and known since 1986 as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, it became a university in 2008.A [...]

Russia issues three silver coins to mark the work of its Nuclear Support Units

By |2019-08-16T15:18:44+01:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Military, Science, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues three silver coins to mark the work of its Nuclear Support Units ForThe Central Bank of Russia has long had a penchant for celebrating some very off the wall subjects with a selection of eclectic coins. In a country with a political system like Russia, the goverment isn't just seen as a necessary part of the running of the country, it's seen as something to be showcased. [...]

July, 2019

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By |2019-07-11T21:01:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Time to play catchup with what's been emanating from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Quite prolific, the bank, like many national coin producers, has a very domestic outlook on the subjects chosen, and that gives us a fascinating look at this old and expansive country. Animals and bureaucracy [...]

May, 2019

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues

By |2019-05-12T13:07:18+01:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues It debuted in 1993 and is still going strong today. You can't say that about many coin series, if any, but the Central Bank of Russia has managed just that feat with its nature-focussed Red Book Data series. It hasn't been a half-hearted release run either, with a bulging selection of over 60 coins now [...]

January, 2019

Russian Saint George the Victorious silver and gold bullion coins confirmed for 2019

By |2019-01-30T22:34:00+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian Saint George the Victorious silver and gold bullion coins confirmed for 2019 One of our favourite classic bullion coins is the Russian Saint George the Victorious (I was born on St Georges Day, so I'm biased...). This one-ounce silver and quarter-ounce gold coin first saw the light of day in 2006 (silver in 2009) and has had a rather haphazard release schedule over the following decade. Some years there [...]

September, 2018

Russia celebrates another of its government departments with a silver coin showcasing Rosreestr

By |2018-09-26T11:26:10+01:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates another of its government departments with a silver coin showcasing Rosreestr 2018 ROSREESTR Wikipedia states that Rosreestr is the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, responsible for the organization of the Unified State Register of Rights on Real Estate and Transactions, as well as the spatial data infrastructure of the Russian Federation. Now call us old-fashioned, but that seems quite an unusual subject [...]

August, 2018

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship

By |2018-08-29T16:58:43+01:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship 2018 350 YEARS OF RUSSIAN STATE SHIPBUILDING A coin producer that enjoys dipping into its countries rich military history, the Central Bank of Russia has long issued coin commemorating figures and events from Russias difficult past. With an epic 350 years since the nation started state shipbuilding, remembering some of the [...]

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