May, 2020

NHS Charities boosted by a new silver bullion coin from EIC and Saint Helena

By |2020-05-19T12:17:44+01:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: People, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

These are obviously unprecedented times and for the first time in living memory, for at least the last few generations, we're totally reliant on our healthcare professionals to keep us all alive. It's easy to forget however, that this isn't a faceless force, but a group of hard-working, but human individuals that suffer from the same economic travails, health risks, and stresses as the rest of us, but ramped up to 11. The vast majority [...]

October, 2019

Sixteenth century classic Una & the Lion celebrates Queen Victoria’s bicentenary with new gold coin

By |2019-10-24T19:59:08+01:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Gold, East India Company, St Helena|

Sixteenth century classic Una & the Lion celebrates Queen Victoria's bicentenary with new gold coin First published in 1590 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser is an English epic poem - especially epic in the sense of its length as it is one of the longest poems ever written in the English language. Spread over six books, the latter three published in [...]

July, 2019

Murderous Moggies: Treasures of India bullion series kicks off with mighty Royal Bengal Tiger

By |2019-07-17T16:32:59+01:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

Murderous Moggies: Treasures of India bullion series kicks off with mighty Royal Bengal Tiger We were going to put this one out on Sunday as part of our Murderous Moggies Weekend of silver bullion coins, but we got the embargo date wrong, so here we are at last. The first in a new series by the East India Company called Treasures of India, this is a very [...]

March, 2019

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range

By |2019-03-15T21:31:34+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

East India Company reissues St Helena Spade Guinea for its 2019 silver bullion coin range The East India Company (EIC) have relaunched their one-ounce silver Spade Guinea bullion coin today, aimed at those who appreciate classic historical design instead of the nature or popular culture designs that have become so prevalent recently. Joining the widely lauded Queens Beasts by the Royal Mint, as well as [...]

February, 2018

19th century British Trade Dollar is back in proof and limited silver bullion form

By |2018-02-27T14:18:13+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Silver, East India Company, Niue Island, St Helena|

19th century British Trade Dollar is back in proof and limited silver bullion form Britain traded heavily in the Far East throughout the nineteenth century and paying for goods with the multitude of different currencies in the region was problematic. To alleviate the issue, one exacerbated by the First & Second Opium Wars, the Britsh, along with other countries, began to issue 'Trade Dollars'. Struck in 0.900 [...]

June, 2017

History of the Empire building East India Company showcased on nine gold coin monarch set

By |2017-06-20T14:50:03+01:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, East India Company, St Helena|

History of the Empire building East India Company showcased on nine gold coin monarch set You think Apple, Google and Microsoft are big and powerful companies? They have a huge amount of influence but if you want to see corporate power you need to head back in time and look at the East India Company (EIC). This English/British company was first given a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth [...]

May, 2016

Two centuries since the end of the British Guinea coin commemorated in new range

By |2016-11-05T06:30:57+00:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, East India Company, St Helena|

A new range of commemorative coins from the East India Company has been launched commemorating 200 years since the demise of one of history's great coins, the British Guinea. Introduced by Charles II who saw the process of machine-based minting while in exile, the Guinea debuted on 6 February 1663 and it was produced in several variants until it's end in 1814. The mill and screw press gave far superior dimensional [...]