July, 2017

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin

By |2017-07-19T11:39:33+01:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Quick Look, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin After the geographer Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky and the poet Balmont, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is showcasing the talents of a painter for its Outstanding Personalities of Russia series of proof silver coins. I. K. Aivazovsky was Russian Romantic painter of marine art, considered one of the greatest masters of this genre. Born in the [...]

June, 2017

Russian silver coin features the fortified Novospassky Monastery outside Moscow

By |2017-06-08T11:47:18+01:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian silver coin features the fortified Novospassky Monastery outside Moscow The Central Bank of Russia continues to release a fine selection of niche and interesting coins looking at the architecture and tumultuous history of this huge country. The last one we looked at was the Surp Kach monastery in the Crimea. The latest is a five-ounce proof silver coin featuring one of the fortified monasteries that circle [...]

May, 2017

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont

By |2017-05-11T21:27:29+01:00May 7th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Quick Look, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Central Bank of Russia commemorates 150 years since the birth of Russian poet K.D. Balmont The latest sterling silver coin from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has just been released and features a commemoration of the life of Russian poet, Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont. Considered one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, his books Burning Buildings and Let Us Be Like the [...]

March, 2017

Crimean Surp Khach monastery from the fourteenth century featured on newest Russian silver coin

By |2017-03-10T14:11:20+01:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Crimean Surp Khach monastery from the fourteenth century featured on newest Russian silver coin The Central Bank of Russia is back with its latest Crimean themed silver coin. Not one linked to current events in the region, this is instead a look at the rich historical past of the Crimean Peninsula. Founded in 1358, the Surp Khach Monastery, literally Monastery of the Holy Cross, is located near [...]

January, 2017

Noted geographer Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky is the subject of first 2017 Russian coin

By |2017-01-21T19:58:33+01:00January 21st, 2017|Categories: People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Noted geographer Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky is the subject of first 2017 Russian coin The first silver commemorative coin for 2017 has been issued by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR) and it's another of those eclectic subjects that Eastern European mints do so well. Pyotr Petrovich Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (14-01-1827 – 11-03-1914) was the head of the Russian Geographical Society for more than 40 years and was a talented geographer and [...]

June, 2016

History of Russian Aviation expands with two military aircraft coins

By |2016-11-05T06:30:48+01:00June 24th, 2016|Categories: History, Coloured, Science, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

The Central Bank of Russia has announced this years entrants in their long-running History of Russian Aviation series of sterling silver coins. Starting in 2010, there have been two coins in this series released every year, except for some reason, 2015. Each coin features a Russian plane and to date the series has covered both military and commercial aircraft, old and new. The 2016 pair are both military aircraft. The first [...]

May, 2016

Russia expands Red Data Book wildlife series with three new silver coins

By |2016-11-05T06:30:58+01:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

We all pass comment when we find out a coin series takes many years to complete. Treasures of Stanislaw August, Mountains & Flora, Biblical Stories and their like are all running into tens of coins over several years, but some series have been at it for simply ages, and the Central Bank of Russia certainly have with their Red Book Data wildlife series of ½oz silver coins. This year will see [...]

February, 2016

Architectural Monuments of Russia continues with the Shoanin Ancient Christian Temple

By |2016-11-05T06:31:14+01:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

The first commemorative to be released by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is always a pleasure. Their coins are well struck, often well-designed, occasionally quite superb. We also look forward to them winning the competition (every year!) for the longest coin title. With such gems as "The Year of the Russian Federation in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Year of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Russian [...]

September, 2015

Central Bank of Russia restarts production of its St George the Victorious bullion coins

By |2016-11-05T06:31:39+01:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

One of the coolest of the worlds bullion coins, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) issued St. George the Victorious coin made its gold debut on 01 February 2006 with the silver following on 11 January 2009. It's never been one of the easiest coins to get hold off outside of Russia, with eBay being the best bet for many, but it's widely liked for its classic and clean design, devoid of superfluous inscription [...]

December, 2014

RUSSIA RELEASES 2014 GEORGE THE VICTORIOUS GOLD BULLION COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:32:39+01:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

To say it's a little late in the year to be releasing a 2014 bullion coin is probably an understatement, but that hasn't prevented the Central Bank of Russia from doing so with its gold Saint George the Victorious coin. In fact this year is actually a sooner announcement than for the 2012 coin, which was formally issued on 21 January 2013. There are no changes in either the specification, mintage, or design [...]

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