July, 2019

Angry Birds, a heatwave and a few days off

By |2019-07-25T15:26:19+01:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Bi-Metallic, News Nuggets, Site Update, Coloured, Movies & TV, Pobjoy Mint, Sierra Leone|

Angry Birds, a heatwave and a few days off Just to let you know, we're taking a few days off. With the heat here reaching record highs and not having had a break for what seems like an epoch, we're going to have a recharge. We should be back early next week. There may be an article or two in the meantime, but no promises. [...]

May, 2019

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 known as Hanky Panky, can make that claim, having worked on all of them, along [...]

July, 2018

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 nation that gave the world everything from Monty Python to Father Ted was never [...]

July, 2017

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 issue precious metal variants of each coin. It's time for the £2 coin to get [...]

June, 2017

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 European club and has pushed hard since the fall of communism to join. In 2003 [...]

March, 2017

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

By |2017-03-08T10:02:40+01:00March 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 with the release of a big and pricey precious metal coin featuring the same subject [...]

January, 2017

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

By |2017-01-01T09:35:31+01:00January 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 £1 coin, now with 12-sides instead of being round. For our purposes however, the new [...]

September, 2016

September sees modified coins aplenty from the Royal Canadian Mint

By |2016-11-05T06:30:30+01:00September 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 it seems popular enough to warrant another dabble into the world of glass on numismatics. [...]

Perth Mint launch bi-metallic Wedge-tailed Eagle coin for the first time

By |2016-11-05T06:30:30+01:00September 5th, 2016|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launch bi-metallic Wedge-tailed Eagle coin for the first time While we're used to high-end variants of the Perth Mints many bullion coin designs every year, it isn't often that there are many surprises in the release schedule. After the bullion version usually comes proof, coloured, gilded, high-relief, or even the ocassional antique version. For a new version of the 2016 Wedge-tailed Eagle [...]

January, 2016

Royal Australian Mint celebrates Australia’s first mints with the first of four mintmark coins

By |2016-11-05T13:38:59+01:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bi-Metallic, History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The Royal Australian Mint kicks off 2016 with a trip back to the past and the first designs struck by the fledgling Sydney Mint in the mid-19th century. Sydney, Melbourne and Perth were all branches of the British Royal Mint set up to process the large quantities of gold being mined in the colony. The main product was a variant of the world famous Sovereign with a design altered [...]

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