The Italian Constitution is 70 years old and IPZS releases rare enamel-coloured silver coin to mark it

By |2018-01-03T20:56:45+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

The Italian Constitution is 70 years old and IPZS releases rare enamel-coloured silver coin to mark it It was seventy years ago this month that Italy transitioned itself to a constitutional republic and abolished its age old monarchy. Coming into force on the first day of 1948, the Costituzione della Repubblica Italiana [...]

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release

By |2017-11-20T23:49:23+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy celebrates 60 years of the ultra-iconic Fiat 500 city car with a new silver coin release Surprisingly given their ubiquitous nature, cars are a relative rarity on modern precious metal commemorative coins. Leave it up to Italy, the home of some of the worlds most famous sports car builders, to drop [...]

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin

By |2017-09-28T15:53:02+01:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Quick Look, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin Leading Italian literary critic and scholar of Italian language, Francesco de Sanctis (28 Mar 1817 –  29 Dec 1883) is being remembered on a new sterling silver coin from the national mint, IPZS. A philosopher, writer and politician, Francesco De [...]

Trento and its Buonconsiglio Castle join Italy of Arts series of proof silver coins

By |2017-09-27T11:05:05+01:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Trento and its Buonconsiglio Castle join Italy of Arts series of proof silver coins Just north of the stunning Lake Garda in Northern Italy sits Trento, the regional capital of Trentino. While a significant educational, scientific, financial and political centre in the region, it's to the picturesque Medieval and Renaissance historic centre [...]

Italy of the Arts series continues its look at this nations culture with a visit to the city of Matera

By |2017-09-22T01:37:19+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy of the Arts series continues its look at this nations culture with a visit to the city of Matera The Italian Mint IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato) continues their series of sterling silver coins peeking at the ancient and medieval culture of Italy. Called Italia delle Arte (Art of [...]

UPDATED: 350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin

By |2017-08-11T00:12:25+01:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin Born on 25 September 1599 and dying on 3 August 1667, Swiss architect Francesco Borromini, along with his contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, is a key figure in the emerging architectural style, Roman Baroque. He [...]

Italys Europa Star coin showcases the iron and glass roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

By |2017-05-18T08:31:39+01:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italys Europa Star coin showcases the iron and glass roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan Named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed in 1861 and is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Built by Giuseppe Mengoni between [...]

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins

By |2017-05-11T21:42:31+01:00April 22nd, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Mint launches Hadrian, the first issue in a new Roman Emperors series of 3g gold coins A new series from the Italian Mint (IPZS) is always something to look forward to, especially when it celebrates the people, deeds, art and architecture of one of the worlds' most impressive empires, that of [...]

IPZS celebrates the historical culture of Sardinia and Recanati

By |2016-11-05T06:30:25+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

IPZS celebrates the historical culture of Sardinia and Recanati The Italian Mint IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato) have a reputation for producing some fine silver coin designs looking at the ancient and medieval culture of Italy. A nation replete with art and culture, Italy has a huge [...]

Renaissance residence Villa Cicogna Mozzoni featured on Italian silver coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:39+00:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

The fourth in the Italian Mint's range of silver coins called Ville E Giardini Storici (Historical Villas and Gardens) is now available. The latest coin features a fine piece of Renaissance architecture called Villa Cicogna Mozzoni, located in Bisuschio, near Varese, in the region of Lombardy. The first in this series came out in 2013 and [...]

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