June, 2019

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

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 [...]

May, 2018

Tanzanian Rare Wildlife two-ounce silver coin series continues with the Lion in high relief

By |2018-05-17T00:57:41+01:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Tanzanian Rare Wildlife two-ounce silver coin series continues with the Lion in high relief While the Rare Wildlife series has ostensibly been running for five issues, we think it fair to say that in its current form the series launched in 2016. That would make the coin we're looking at today the third to be issued, following the excellent Black Panther and Bengal Tiger coins. It was [...]

December, 2017

Numiscollect debuts its new mythological animal silver coin series with the Chimera

By |2017-12-15T21:54:00+01:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Numiscollect debuts its new mythological animal silver coin series with the Chimera One of the most popular themes in modern commemorative coins over the last couple of years has, with little doubt, been the world of ancient mythology. A deep wellspring of fantastical creatures, gods and heroes has given rise to a huge variety of designs. We've often said that the genre has one of the highest [...]

November, 2017

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set

By |2018-02-11T18:18:22+01:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Banknote / Foil, Gold, Nature, CIT Coin Invest, Tanzania|

CIT bring the new banknote style coin format to gold with a Tanzanian Big Five set Following on from the successful launch of their silver Skyline Dollars, Coin Invest Trust have taken the coin note concept into our other favourite precious metal – gold. Managing to stretch to the same cavernous 150 x 70 mm as the five-gram silver versions, this gold series amazingly manages to do [...]

January, 2017

Numiscollect continues its Rare Wildlife series with the Royal Bengal Tiger proof silver coin

By |2017-01-29T23:45:56+01:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Numiscollect continues its Rare Wildlife series with the same format as 2016 Black Panther Last July, Dutch coin producer Numiscollect launched a new coin in its Rare Animals series that differed greatly from the three coins that preceded it. Originally produced in a diamond-shaped format, the 2016 coin changed that completely by going to a round format and employing a new colour technique where no colour had [...]

September, 2016

King of the elephant coins? Numiscollects latest stakes its claim

By |2016-11-05T06:30:28+01:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

King of the elephant coins? Numiscollects latest stakes its claim Despite all the attention being focused on the art-architectural, ancient gods and domed coins of late, a perennial favourite always kicks up its fair share of impressive numismatics and likely will always continue to do so. That favourite is the wildlife coin. Available in a wide range of formats to suit all pockets, nature [...]

July, 2016

Innovative colouring technique showcased on new silver Black Panther coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:39+01:00July 30th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Numiscollect, Tanzania|

Jaguars and Leopards are some of the most beautiful and impressive predators on the planet. Powerful and elegant creatures, they tend to hunt at night which makes the subject of this new coin from Numiscollect all the more frightening. Melanistic colour variations are fairly common in the animal world and for these big cats, black is the colour. Called Black Panthers, they're variants of Leopards (Panthera pardus) in Africa & Asia, [...]

February, 2016

WMF 2016 CIT Week: Globe-trotting 3D Butterfly series heads off to the African state of Tanzania

By |2016-11-05T06:31:15+01:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Tanzania|

Our look at Coin Invest Trust's release run at the World Money fair in Berlin takes us back to a long-running series that's proven very popular since the first coin appeared back in 2011, Butterflies in 3D. This range is a little different from the norm in that the adornment that gives the coin its name sits on the coin instead of in it as is more commonly the case over [...]

September, 2014

A ROUND-UP OF CIT’S LATEST ECLECTIC RELEASE RUN. PART TWO

By |2016-11-05T06:33:00+01:00September 29th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Palau, Tanzania|

Here's the second part of our CIT roundup of recent releases. You'll find the first part that covers the latest Marine Wildlife Protection, Berlin Wall, Da Po and Ounce of Luck coins HERE. Most well-known for the Mongolian Endangered Species nature coins and the Tiffany art-architectural series, Coin-Invest Trust also release some odd and unusual lower-profile coins. They're one of the few that have actively embraced the gold half-gram size, designing coins specifically [...]

A ROUND-UP OF CIT’S LATEST ECLECTIC RELEASE RUN. PART ONE

By |2016-11-05T06:33:00+01:00September 28th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Equitorial Guinea, Palau, Tanzania|

Most well-known for the Mongolian Endangered Species nature coins and the Tiffany art-architectural series, Coin-Invest Trust also release some odd and unusual lower-profile coins. They're one of the few that have actively embraced the gold half-gram size, designing coins specifically for the format, and also releasing themed series containing dozens of releases. They're not afraid to try something new, and while they sometimes fall flat, the hits when they come, are significant. There's [...]

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