February, 2020

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver

By |2020-02-13T10:05:11+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Lion bullion coin returns with a new design and a full selection of sizes in gold and silver A relatively recent addition to the bullion coin world, having its first debut in 2017, the Czech Lion, issued for Niue but struck by the Czech Mint, has quickly established itself as one of the more attractive offerings on the market. Unlike the Perth Mints iconic bullion coin [...]

November, 2019

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set

By |2019-11-11T13:31:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set It used to be the case that many thought Britain stood alone against Germany in the early years of the Second World War, but fortunately, the vital contribution of the peoples of fallen countries is now more widely known and appreciated. Pilots, soldiers and sailors from such nations as Poland, France and Czechoslovakia [...]

October, 2019

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank

By |2019-10-19T01:30:06+01:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank One of our favourite series of 2019, the Czech Mints superb 'Inventions of Leonardo' four-coin series has featured some of the incredible contraptions that Leonardo da Vinci envisioned in the pursuit of war. Not a war-monger by any means, he was often pushed into the field by the political situations in this turbulent part of Italian [...]

July, 2019

Czech Mint’s celebration of Leonardo’s engineering talents continues with the machine gun

By |2019-07-03T23:03:56+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's celebration of Leonardo's engineering talents continues with the machine gun The Asamat Baltaev penned series of proof silver coins celebrating the engineering genius of Leonardo da Vinci now sees the third of the four coins making its debut. You can read more about the series in our original article, but we only had a pencil drawing of this coin back then. Fortunately, that has now changed [...]

June, 2019

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th

By |2019-06-13T18:58:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's 500th The numismatic commemorations marking the half-millennium since Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci died, continue apace, with another new addition from the Czech Mint. This prolific mint produces some really fine designs and the four-coin silver series featuring Leonardo's military engineering ideas is a beautiful example of them. That series is half way [...]

March, 2019

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins

By |2019-03-07T23:28:11+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint looks at Leonardo Da Vinci and his work in the field of engineering with four new coins Renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci is no stranger to the coin world and it's easy to see why. A huge body of incredible artwork and astounding inventions are a veritable visual feast and make splendid numismatics. To date, the vast majority of coins featuring the mans work [...]

April, 2018

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series

By |2018-04-20T21:05:36+01:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Fantastic Worlds of Jules Verne is the inspiration for the Czech Mints latest limited silver series The French novelist Jules Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) is the second-most translated author of the last 50 years, just behind Agatha Christie and it's easy to see why. The sense of spectacle and wonder weaved in his novels has near universal appeal - appearing in countless [...]

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 [...]

May, 2014

NEW COINS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE ICONIC JAPANESE BULLET TRAIN

By |2016-11-05T06:33:29+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Japan Mint, Japan, Liberia|

Starting in 1964 with the Tokaido Shinkansen, Japans network of high-speed 'Bullet Trains' is world famous and the envy of much of the world. Japan was the first country to build a railway system dedicated to high speed, primarily because its existing network was of a narrow gauge, being only 42" (1.1m) wide and weaved in and out of Japans mountainous terrain, so wasn't straight enough to support the required velocities. While the name [...]