Austria continues its numismatic journey through the prehistoric world of the Supersaurs

By |2020-06-14T14:41:23+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Coloured, Austrian Mint, Nature, Austria|

We don't cover much in the way of base metal coins here, with usually just a little nod to a version of a silver coin, like those from the Royal Mint, but our love of a good dinosaur coin outweighs our apprehension. With sales of this coin series being pretty explosive, there's clearly interest, so here we are, if a [...]

2020 PENGUIN SERIES: CHINSTRAP PENGUIN (Pobjoy Mint)

By |2020-05-27T17:10:44+01:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bi-Metallic, Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, South Georgia|

Pobjoy has a long history with the trqaditional British 50 pence coin, and while the UK issues are obviously dealt with by the Royal Mint, they've carved out a healthy niche in the Overseas Territories. In 2019, the mint issued a five-coin series depicting penguins. The lovable little bird-torpedoes were popular enough to warrant a new series for [...]

Famous Dutch tattoo artist ‘Hanky Panky’ is celebrated on a striking new medallion

By |2019-05-28T10:37:33+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Bi-Metallic, People, Medallion, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

Famous Dutch tattoo artist 'Hanky Panky' is celebrated on a striking new medallion Kurt Cobain, Robbie Williams, Adam Levine, Lady Gaga, Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers make a list of big name talent that any artist would love on their CV. Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher, affectionately [...]

It just had to happen. Boaty McBoatface gets a Coiny McCoinface!!

By |2018-07-04T11:05:11+01:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Bi-Metallic, News Nuggets, Coloured, Science, British Antarctic Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

It just had to happen. Boaty McBoatface gets a Coiny McCoinface!! 2018 BOATY McBOATFACE In what turned out to be a hilarious turn of events, the UK's new polar research ship needed a new name, so the powers that be decided asking the British public to vote on one was a good idea. [...]

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins

By |2017-07-10T11:33:46+01:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The incredible story of WWI aviation showcased by the Royal Mint with new proof coins Every year the Royal Mint issues a range of new designs for its circulating currency and we glanced at those back in our first post of 2017, but as the year progresses they also [...]

Romania marks a decade of membership of the EU with commemorative coin in four metal variants

By |2017-06-22T01:24:02+01:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Gold, Silver, Bank of Romania, Romania|

Romania marks a decade of membership of the EU with commemorative coin in four metal variants The Romanian national bank is marking a decade since the country joined the European Union with the launch of a new coin available in a range of metals. Romania has long sought membership to the great [...]

US Capitol shaped coin is the latest unusual coin offering from the British Pobjoy Mint

By |2017-03-08T10:02:40+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Bi-Metallic, News Nuggets, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

United States Capitol shaped coin is the latest unusual design offering from the British Pobjoy Mint We're don't often cover base metal coins unless they're a little unusual or we feel they may have some appeal to our regular readers. With the British Pobjoy Mint having plenty of coverage anyway, combined [...]

Let’s start the year with a look at the Royal Mints 2017 themed circulating currency designs

By |2017-01-01T09:35:31+00:00January 1st, 2017|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Let's start the year with a look at the Royal Mints 2017 themed circulating currency designs. In an impecable bit of timing, the Royal Mint has announced its new themed designs for British circulating and general commemorative currency for 2017. Obviously the big news is the arrival of an all-new bi-metallic [...]

September sees modified coins aplenty from the Royal Canadian Mint

By |2016-11-05T06:30:30+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

September sees modified 'gimmick' coins aplenty from the Royal Canadian Mint September sees another big launch from the Royal Canadian Mint and our first look at this month's releases encompasses something the RCM is increasingly doing of late; adornments. The Murano glass animal series was a popular one and [...]

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