Slovakia celebrates on a silver coin the life and work of the 18th century astronomer priest, Maximillian Hell

By |2020-06-08T18:33:18+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

The name Max Hell conjures up a warrior who vanquishes evil across multiple dimensions, but in reality, the eighteenth century Jesuit priest, astronomer and mathematician, Rudolf Maximilian Hell, had an altogether more academic life. Born in what was then the Kingdom of Hungary, but is now modern day Slovakia, Hell was the third of 22 children (That explains the surname...) [...]

University in Bratislava named for a pioneer in modern education has its centenary immortalised

By |2019-06-26T18:40:07+01:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

University in Bratislava named for a pioneer in modern education has its centenary immortalised John Amos Comenius was born in 1592, at a time when we all think of education as being the sole preserve of the very rich, or the very religious. Comenius helped to bring education to the fore as [...]

It’s a century since Czechoslovakia was inaugurated and the National bank of Slovakia celebrates in silver

By |2018-10-26T03:35:55+01:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

It's a century since Czechoslovakia was inaugurated and the National bank of Slovakia celebrates in silver Slovakia is remembering it was a century ago, at the end of the First World War, that it joined with the Czech's to form the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Breaking away from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it lasted [...]

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin

By |2018-08-11T22:25:06+01:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Crushing of the Czechoslovakian uprising in 1968 is remembered on new Slovak silver coin After the Second World War, Soviet influence over Eastern Europe became all encompassing to such a degree that Winston Churchill described it as an Iron Curtain descending. For decades, communism kept countires like Poland, East Germany and Hungary, [...]

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin

By |2018-07-20T16:03:04+01:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Architecture, News Nuggets, People, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakia celebrates Jurkovic, one of its architectural masters, with a new proof silver coin A new issue from the National Bank of Slovakia celebrates a master of Slovak architecture. An 18 gram silver coin, it looks decent, the portrait looking particularly well done, although the subject matter may be a little esoteric for [...]

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates.

By |2018-06-03T14:14:20+01:00June 3rd, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

The Carolina steamboat first sailed the Danube 200 years ago. Slovakian silver coin commemorates. Steamboats are not a subject that appears with great regularity in the numismatic world, but we've recently had a new series debut at the Swiss Mint and now the National Bank of Slovakia is adding a new coin. [...]

Slovakia kicks off its 2018 numismatic program with a celebration of 25 years of existence as a state

By |2018-01-04T18:11:15+00:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakia kicks off its 2018 numismatic program with a celebration of 25 years of existence as a state Slovakia is launching its 2018 numismatic coin programme with the debut of a one-ounce fine-silver coin celebrating 25 years since Czechoslovakia split into two seperate states in what is seen as a textbook example [...]

Slovakias St James Church commemorates its Gothic altarpiece with new silver coin

By |2017-06-28T13:21:41+01:00June 28th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

Slovakias St James Church commemorates its Gothic altarpiece with new silver coin One of those rare medieval towns that has managed to preserve much of its character and architecture into modern times, Levoča in eastern Slovakia was rewarded with being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Filled with impressively preserved buildings from [...]

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