October, 2019

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov

By |2019-10-15T22:55:49+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Military, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Born on the 10 November 1919 in Kurya in Russia, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was the 17th of 19 children and after an early brush with death at aged six, went on to work at a job in a tractor factory where he indulged his passion for mechanics.At the outbreak [...]

There’s the Panda. The Giant Panda. And then there’s Samoa’s new Mastersize commemorative panda coin!

By |2019-10-14T22:36:57+01:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Silver, Samoa|

There's the Panda. The Giant Panda. And then there's Samoa's new Mastersize commemorative panda coin! Last year saw the 35th anniversary of the first Chinese Silver Panda coin in a series that remains hugely popular to this day. The annually changing designs have pleased collectors for decades, and with the numbers minted growing ever greater, that seems unlikely to change anytime soon. It's fallen to European producer AllCollect to [...]

The Japanese Geisha culture is brought to life by the Mint of Poland on a new silver coin

By |2019-10-13T13:51:41+01:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Japanese Geisha culture is brought to life by the Mint of Poland on a new silver coin There are few things that evoke Japan more than the iconic and distinctive Geisha. These finely decorated women have come to encapsulate Japanese Culture around the world and they inhabit a world of strict traditions of aesthetics and behaviour, much like those in the Sumo wrestling world do. There [...]

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland’s new ancient commanders series

By |2019-10-10T22:16:30+01:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland's new ancient commanders series Along with their multiple high-end ranges of coins themed around the ancient world, usually distributed by smaller third-parties, the Mint of Poland also produces several smaller ranges that is handles itself. Despite their less ambitious specification and design, there have been some beautiful coins released in this very popular genre. A good example is the [...]

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” Edgar Allan Poe’s literary masterpiece given new life in silver

By |2019-10-09T23:15:35+01:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Niue Island|

Quoth the Raven "Nevermore." Edgar Allan Poe's literary masterpiece given new life in silver Literary works make great subjects for coins. Unlike movies and television series, there remains considerable scope for interpretation, and thus creativity when bringing these works to life on our favourite little metal discs. Even so, you kick off with a huge head start when you choose a work evoking such potent imagery as American author [...]

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Art Mint releases a silver, playable classical music CD coin

By |2019-10-08T19:01:34+01:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Art Mint, Inserts, Silver, Fiji|

Think you've seen it all? Think again. Art Mint releases a silver, playable classical music CD coin One thing that has characterised the modern collectable coin market has been the increased use of technology to enhance just what can be done. In most cases, that has led to levels of design and relief which were quite unthinkable on a mass scale just a decade or so ago. Likewise, there's [...]

Guitar pick shaped coins commemorate fifty years since the iconic cultural event Woodstock took place

By |2019-10-07T18:51:57+01:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Event, Gold, Silver, BH Mayer, Cook Islands|

Guitar pick shaped coins commemorate fifty years since the iconic cultural event Woodstock took place One of the biggest and most impactful music events in history, Woodstock brought together some of the biggest bands of the late Sixties to play in a field meant to hold a fraction of the 400,000 that turned up. Like a lot of cultural events from the period, their influence felt much [...]

Coloured proof gold and silver EC8 Montserrat coins join their bullion siblings

By |2019-10-04T12:32:33+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Grenada, Scottsdale Mint|

Coloured proof gold and silver EC8 Montserrat coins join their bullion siblings Following the bullion versions of the latest issues in Scottsdale Mint's expansive EC8, the mint has finally revealed the coloured proof variants of the second of them - Montserrat. The Grenada issue was covered last week. This is a more traditional style of design than that used for the Grenadian coin, using an enhanced interpretation of [...]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits the coin world with a trio of new issues from Niue

By |2019-10-03T22:19:37+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Movies & TV, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits the coin world with a trio of new issues from Niue All the way back in 1977 when Star Wars debuted, it was envisaged as a nine-movie triple trilogy. What is now known as the Original Trilogy (1977-1983). actual constitutes episodes 4-6 in the sequence of 9. The Prequel Trilogy followed between 1999-2005 and formed episodes 1-3. The latest, and last series [...]

Barbados and Scottsdale Mint add to the 2019 silver bullion coin selection with the Flying Fish

By |2019-10-02T20:09:13+01:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Barbados, Silver, Scottsdale Mint|

Barbados and Scottsdale Mint add to the 2019 silver bullion coin selection with the Flying Fish The burgeoning selection of 2019 silver bullion coins has had another bump from the super-prolific Scottsdale Mint. Adding a second coin to their Barbados fish-themed series after the April issued Lionfish, they can boast a selection of designs second to nobody else in the market this year. The highly [...]

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