May, 2020

Czech Mint’s latest ‘Gold Double-ounce’ features the reluctant pairing of Napoleon and Marie Louise

By |2020-05-31T14:36:53+01:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint's 'Double-ounce' range of gold coins gets a new addition to its ranks with the launch of Napoleon and Marie Louise. Traditionally featuring historical couples, the remit has been quite broad with previous issues, including a pair of royal brothers, and a pair of alchemists, but this is the second time, following 2017's Maria Theresa and Joseph II, that the pairing has been a romantic one.Everyone knows the tale of Napoleon and Josephine, [...]

2020 ANIMAL CHAMPIONS: RHINOCEROS BEETLE (CZECH MINT)

By |2020-05-16T22:27:06+01:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Nature, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A series we haven't covered before I don't believe, Animal Champions is a 1oz antique silver coin series from the Czech Mint that showcases record breaking animal species. Those that can fly, run or swim the fastest, grow to be giants, or carry great power, are all valid subjects.The latest is the fascinating Rhinoceros Beetle, an insect so strong it would need a human to pick up 65 tons to be a [...]

Four of the greatest scientific minds of the 1800’s feature on a new silver coin series from Niue

By |2020-05-11T20:55:37+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

One of the best small series of 2019 was the Czech Mint's outstanding Inventions of Leonardo. Four one-ounce silver coins portrayed some of the Renaissance masters incredibly forward looking inventions associated with flight and with blowing things up. This year has already seen a similar set, in gold as well, that focused on Notre Dame Cathedral, although that was sold only as a complete set. The mint has returned in 2020 with another set to [...]

Twelve of the world’s Mythical Beasts populate the Czech Mint’s latest series

By |2020-05-08T10:05:30+01:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Our love for the mythical beasts of ancient lore has never been higher. With modern mega-budget movies like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter drawing in huge audiences, as well as the new legends that are inherent parts of the various superhero universes, the weird and fantastical remains a popular escape from the day to day life most of us lead today. There's no substitute for the old legends, however, dreamed up in [...]

April, 2020

Czech Mint’s latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame

By |2020-04-30T23:53:53+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame We all know the story of Notre Dame de Paris, thrust so tragically into the popular conciousness last year with a fire that almost destroyed the centuries old cathedral, and there have been a few beautiful coins issued celebrating the French icon over the last couple of years. Now the Czech Mint is adding [...]

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: History, News Nuggets, 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: History, News Nuggets, 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 [...]

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