May, 2020

Exclusive! South Korea issues ‘Bong-Hwang’, a striking new silver bullion round with latent technology

By |2020-05-13T00:45:21+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Medallion, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

The Phoenix is a popular icon in Asian mythology, just as it is in Europe. The Western image of the fantastical bird rising from the ashes of its own corpse is a powerful symbol of rebirth - the growth of the new from the old. In Korea, the bird is known as Bonghwang 봉황, the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese fenghuang, and has a different meaning. In Asia, the Phoenix is often seen in partnership [...]

Monnaie de Paris thanks French health workers and invites you to do the same

By |2020-05-04T15:33:02+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Event, People, Medallion, News, Monnaie de Paris|

I'm pretty sure you don't need a recap on what's happening around the world at the moment. Many of us are sat on our asses burning our way through the entire Netflix database, piling on the pounds and slowly going stir crazy. There are however, whole swathes of people that have never had it so hard, and those are the healthcare professionals and volunteers that are fighting on the front line against this insidious virus, [...]

April, 2020

The last 64 years of Eurovision is blasted through water to inspire the Royal Dutch Mint’s new anniversary medal

By |2020-04-27T17:01:01+01:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Event, Medallion, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

The last 64 years of Eurovision is blasted through water to inspire the Royal Dutch Mint's new anniversary medal For those of you around the world that have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest, it's an annual song competition for the countries in and around Europe. Each participating nation enters a song (or at least what loosely passes for one...), and then every nation gets to vote, by [...]

February, 2020

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fistbump

By |2020-02-07T18:14:27+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Medallion, Sport, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fist-bump While it is the Chiwoo Cheonwang that is the most widely known issue from the Korean Mint, KOMSCO, they do maintain a neat selection of series highlighting various elements of Korean culture and history. Starting in 2019, it was the turn of the sport of Taekwondo. The one-ounce silver round depicted an advocate of [...]

November, 2019

Legendary Japanese warrior Uesagi Kenshin starts Truney P.M.’s new three coin Sengoku inspired set

By |2019-11-14T14:16:12+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Medallion, Silver, Truney|

Legendary Japanese warrior Uesagi Kenshin starts Truney P.M.'s new three coin Sengoku inspired set It's good to see an increased amount of interest in the ancient and medieval worlds that isn't centred on Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. After years of Greek, Roman and Egyptian themed subjects taking the lions share of numismatic attention, we're finally seeing producers look further afield. Continuing that trend, Truney Precious Metals have [...]

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 [...]

February, 2017

He said he’d be back. Terminator returns with a Genisys silver round from Stardust Silver

By |2017-02-20T14:50:09+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Medallion, Silver, Stardust Silver|

He said he'd be back. Terminator returns with a Genisys silver round from Stardust Silver With a numismatic market as diverse and quick moving as the one we have today, we made the decision early on to limit our coverage to precious metal coins. In spite of that, we do occasionally cover a base-metal coin or a precious metal round if there's a good link with our core [...]

October, 2016

Czech Mint remembers dissident President Vaclav Havel with new medal set

By |2016-11-05T06:30:21+00:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: Gold, People, Medallion, Silver, Czech Mint, Czech Republic|

Czech Mint remembers dissident President Vaclav Havel with new medal set We don't generally cover medallions here, but never let it be said we ignore the unusual niche on the odd occasion. This new set of three medals, available in either gold or silver, has been struck by the Czech Mint to commemorate what would have been the 80th birthday of a giant in [...]

September, 2016

The Dutch welcome Trix the T-Rex with a glowing silver medallion

By |2016-11-05T06:30:28+00:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Medallion, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

The Dutch welcome Trix the T-Rex with a glowing silver medallion We don't normally cover medals here, there's only so much time in the world, but we do make exceptions for the odd stand-out. The Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt, based in the Netherlands, have just launched a new one struck in sterling silver and featuring the countries newest immigrant, Trix. Trix is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. [...]

August, 2016

The Terminator is back in two ounce silver version of last years hit

By |2016-11-05T06:30:36+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Movies & TV, Medallion, Silver, Stardust Silver, Sunshine Mint|

I'LL BE BACK... TERMINATOR 2 (oz) VERSION OF LAST YEARS HIT ROUND DEBUTS Last year, Stardust Silver debuted their first in a five piece series of silver rounds featuring The Terminator, or as Arnie likes to say it, Tha Tuurrrmeenayta. Sci-Fi has been a big subject in numismatics for the last few years, and getting more popular with Star Trek and Star Wars experiencing [...]

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