175TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (2020, Central Bank of Russia)

By |2020-07-26T22:54:50+01:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Politics & Finance, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Founded in 1845 by the decree of Emperor Nikolay I, the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world. It serves the dual functions of spreading knowledge about the geography and related sciences of the region, and of aiding nature reserve management in Russia. The current Board of Trustees of the [...]

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (2020, CBR)

By |2020-05-28T03:07:19+01:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Politics & Finance, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Very much in the news over the last couple of years, the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (SVR) is tasked with 'the safety of individuals, the society and the state against external threats' much like Britain's MI6 or the USA's CIA. Tracing its origins back to 20 December 1920, when Felix Dzerzhinsky signed an order [...]

2020 THE MOSCOW METRO (CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA)

By |2020-05-14T03:33:55+01:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Quicklooks, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

It seems a bit weird to say, but the underground train network in Moscow is a big attraction. Home to some quite outstanding architecture, the stations are amongst the finest in the world, combining a modern metro system with palatial design. The first section opened in 1935, and today it is one of the busiest in the [...]

The stunning World War II memorial statue in Russia’s Rhzev is showcased on a new silver coin

By |2020-05-10T13:56:35+01:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

The fight against Nazism ended 75 years ago, and there have been commemorations around the world in celebration. It was a worldwide conflictof course, and we're certainly not going to get drawn into the distasteful debate on which nation did the most, but it's fair to say the former Soviet Union took an inordinately brutal level of casualties in the [...]

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov

By |2019-10-15T22:55:49+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Military, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Born on the 10 November 1919 in Kurya in Russia, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was the 17th of 19 children and after an early brush with death at aged six, went on to work at [...]

World’s oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin

By |2019-08-31T16:36:27+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Movies & TV, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

World's oldest film school is celebrated by Russia with a silver centenary coin Founded back in 1919 by the film director Vladimir Gardin, the Moscow Film School is the oldest running film school in the world. Responsible for countless famous names in Russian and Soviet cinema over the next 100 years and [...]

Russia issues three silver coins to mark the work of its Nuclear Support Units

By |2019-08-16T15:18:44+01:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Military, Science, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues three silver coins to mark the work of its Nuclear Support Units ForThe Central Bank of Russia has long had a penchant for celebrating some very off the wall subjects with a selection of eclectic coins. In a country with a political system like Russia, the goverment isn't just seen as a [...]

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

By |2019-07-11T21:01:38+01:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

A catchup of the latest wave of proof coins from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Time to play catchup with what's been emanating from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Quite prolific, the bank, like many national coin producers, has a very domestic outlook on the subjects chosen, and [...]

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues

By |2019-05-12T13:07:18+01:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian Red Data Book wildlife silver coin series adds three new issues It debuted in 1993 and is still going strong today. You can't say that about many coin series, if any, but the Central Bank of Russia has managed just that feat with its nature-focussed Red Book Data series. It hasn't [...]

Russian Saint George the Victorious silver and gold bullion coins confirmed for 2019

By |2019-01-30T22:34:00+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, Gold, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russian Saint George the Victorious silver and gold bullion coins confirmed for 2019 One of our favourite classic bullion coins is the Russian Saint George the Victorious (I was born on St Georges Day, so I'm biased...). This one-ounce silver and quarter-ounce gold coin first saw the light of day in 2006 (silver in 2009) [...]

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