Westhove Castle is the sixth in the Royal Dutch Mint’s latest Dutch Castles Silver Ducat series

By |2021-09-07T02:35:03+01:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Westhove Castle is the sixth in the Royal Dutch Mint's latest Dutch Castles Silver Ducat series Between 2015 and 2019, the Royal Dutch Mint issued a 12-coin set of silver ducats themed around the 12 provinces in the Netherlands. It was successful enough to warrant a follow on series, this time taking a look [...]

Royal Dutch Mint’s ‘Castle Ducats’ silver coin series continues in 2021 with Loevestein Castle

By |2021-03-11T13:27:18+00:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint’s ‘Castle Ducats’ silver coin series continues in 2021 with Loevestein Castle After twelve issues of Silver Ducats running from 2015 to 2019, all themed around the Dutch provinces, the Royal Dutch Mint launched a new themed ducat series last year, one that looks at some of the castles in this former European powerhouse. The [...]

Tom & Jerry, the masters of mayhem, are brought to life for their 80th anniversary by the Royal Dutch Mint

By |2020-12-17T21:42:51+00:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Movies & TV, Gold, Medallion, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

Tom & Jerry, the masters of mayhem, are brought to life for their 80th anniversary by the Royal Dutch Mint Never mind Disney. If you want top quality cartoon shorts, there are plenty of better ones out there from studios like Hanna Barbera, and Warner Bros. One of the first and the most loved is centred [...]

Royal Dutch Mint continues it Ducat-based look at the beautiful castles that helped build the nation

By |2020-09-02T18:20:55+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint continues its Ducat-based look at the beautiful castles that helped build the nation The Royal Dutch Mint continues its journey through the castles of the Netherlands with the release of the third in their silver Ducat range. Taking over from the now complete Twelve Province Ducats, 'Dutch Castles' will run for another set [...]

DUTCH SILVER DUCATS: HEESWIJK CASTLE (2020, Royal Dutch Mint)

By |2020-05-27T17:12:40+01:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Quicklooks, History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

The Royal Dutch Mint's 'Silver Ducat' range switched over from 'The 12 Provinces' to 'Dutch castles' for 2020, and this one, Heeswijk Castle, is the second of twelve to be issued, following De Haar Castle in February. These are 28.25g in weight, with a 40mm diameter. They're struck in the rarely used 0.873 fineness silver to a [...]

The last 64 years of Eurovision is blasted through water to inspire the Royal Dutch Mint’s new anniversary medal

By |2020-04-27T17:01:01+01:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Event, Medallion, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

The last 64 years of Eurovision is blasted through water to inspire the Royal Dutch Mint's new anniversary medal For those of you around the world that have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest, it's an annual song competition for the countries in and around Europe. Each participating nation enters a song (or [...]

Dutch Silver Ducats move from the ‘Twelve Provinces’, to ‘Dutch Castles’ for the latest series

By |2020-02-23T20:35:05+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: History, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Dutch Silver Ducats move from the 'Twelve Provinces', to 'Dutch Castles' for the latest series The Silver Ducat is a coin that has become quintessentially Dutch in the modern coin world and the Royal Dutch Mint has issued some particularly fine restrikes in recent years. They've also maintained a programme of new designs that [...]

Famous Dutch tattoo artist ‘Hanky Panky’ is celebrated on a striking new medallion

By |2019-05-28T10:37:33+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Bi-Metallic, People, Medallion, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

Famous Dutch tattoo artist 'Hanky Panky' is celebrated on a striking new medallion Kurt Cobain, Robbie Williams, Adam Levine, Lady Gaga, Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers make a list of big name talent that any artist would love on their CV. Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher, affectionately [...]

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands

By |2018-11-04T23:30:09+00:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, People, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Two new coins added to our profile of the 12 Provinces Ducats series from the Netherlands 2018 TWELVE PROVINCES DUCATS One of our Coin Series Profiles that hasn't seen much activity this year is the one covering the Dutch Mint series called Twelve Provinces Ducats. A 0.873 fineness silver coin series, it [...]

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

By |2017-11-23T14:33:48+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based on the principle of controlling [...]

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