September, 2019

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes

By |2019-09-11T12:44:15+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes The Royal Mint's latest Remembrance Day coin is now available and has been issued in a gold variant for the first time. This year marks the 100th time that the Remembrance Day service has been held, starting just one year after the end of what until then had been mankind's greatest conflagration.This [...]

August, 2019

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins

By |2019-08-14T18:38:09+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Numiscollect, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: Numiscollect launches another imaginative mix of superb silver coins Up there with the best of the world;s coin producers, Dutch company Numiscollect have tapped into the CIT/BH Mayer pairing, thus leveraging the expertise on offer to bring to reality some of the best coins released today. Numiscollect have a great reputation for inventive designs and a wide choice of themes and their ANA 2019 selection [...]

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins

By |2019-08-14T22:19:53+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Banknote / Foil, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia|

ANA 2019: CIT launches an eclectic mix of top quality collectable coins Liechtenstein coin producer CIT have long been the darlings of the coin world, with their ability to design, and then fully realise, some ambitious and stunning numismatics. Since the debut of the Tiffany series back in 2004, they, along with the mint BH Mayer, have repeatedly pushed the envelope on what is possible, and their [...]

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases

By |2019-08-13T02:08:52+01:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Paddington Bear is back for the second year with a pair of new Royal Mint releases After a long run of Beatrix Potter coins, the Royal Mint added another iconic British children's character to its repertoire last year with a pair of coins celebrating the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear. Sticking with the heptagonal fifty pence coin, this seems to be the mints format of choice for [...]

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer…

By |2019-08-06T01:22:52+01:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer... Continuing the varied selection of the last couple of months, the Perth Mint's August offerings are again, a mix of commemorative versions of their core bullion ranges, and of their increasing move into the licenced popular culture market. That isn't a bad thing, especially in the case of the former. Five ounce high-relief variants of the [...]

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag

By |2019-08-04T23:58:29+01:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland marks the centenary of its classic red and white horizontally striped national flag There's no more potent symbol of national identity than a flag. While in numismatics we tend towards the female personifications to fulfil that role, that doesn't mean the history of that symbol isn't a great subject for commemoration in precious metal. The Polish red and white flag is a century old this year, and the [...]

MDM bring the Bhutanese legend of the Four Harmonious Friends to life on a new coin duo

By |2019-08-05T19:41:37+01:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Coloured, Gold, Bhutan, Silver, MDM|

MDM bring the Bhutanese legend of the Four Harmonious Friends to life on a new coin duo Enigmatic and mysterious, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of those countries known to few and known about by even fewer. A strict tourist policy and a land-locked geography haven't helped, but this naturally beautiful nation has opened up in recent years. Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, it's bordered by [...]

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. [...]

The Nature Isle, Dominica, returns as Scottsdale continues its second run through the Caribbean

By |2019-07-24T14:09:12+01:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, Scottsdale Mint, St Kitts & St Nevis|

The Nature Isle, Dominica, returns as Scottsdale continues its second run through the Caribbean Three coins into the eight-coin 2019 programme, the EC8 series from Scottsdale Mint is working its way through the Caribbean countries for the second time. One of the most beautiful islands anywhere, not just in this region, is the island of Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic. An island devoid [...]

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 [...]

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