August, 2019

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 known since 1986 as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, it became a university in 2008.A [...]

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 necessary part of the running of the country, it's seen as something to be showcased. [...]

July, 2019

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 that gives us a fascinating look at this old and expansive country. Animals and bureaucracy [...]

May, 2019

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 been a half-hearted release run either, with a bulging selection of over 60 coins now [...]

January, 2019

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

By |2019-01-30T22:34:00+01:00January 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) and has had a rather haphazard release schedule over the following decade. Some years there [...]

September, 2018

Russia celebrates another of its government departments with a silver coin showcasing Rosreestr

By |2018-09-26T11:26:10+01:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, News Nuggets, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates another of its government departments with a silver coin showcasing Rosreestr 2018 ROSREESTR Wikipedia states that Rosreestr is the Russian Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, responsible for the organization of the Unified State Register of Rights on Real Estate and Transactions, as well as the spatial data infrastructure of the Russian Federation. Now call us old-fashioned, but that seems quite an unusual subject [...]

August, 2018

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship

By |2018-08-29T16:58:43+01:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia celebrates 350 years of state shipbuilding with a retro look at its first home-built warship 2018 350 YEARS OF RUSSIAN STATE SHIPBUILDING A coin producer that enjoys dipping into its countries rich military history, the Central Bank of Russia has long issued coin commemorating figures and events from Russias difficult past. With an epic 350 years since the nation started state shipbuilding, remembering some of the [...]

June, 2018

Russia’s second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration

By |2018-06-13T00:06:39+01:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia's second Guarding the Homeland coin looks to the Great Patriotic War for inspiration 2018 GUARDING THE HOMELAND II Following an issue in April showing off their modern hardware, Russia has issued the second military history coin in its Guarding the Homeland series and this one depicts a group of WWII Russian soldiers in combat. It's a very patriotic, stirring image and makes for a fine military [...]

April, 2018

Russia showcases the armed forces tasked with defending its border with a new silver coin

By |2018-04-18T08:59:01+01:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia showcases the armed forces tasked with defending its border with a new silver coin Russia seems to like its military-themed coins and so do we, so it's good to see another fine effort from the relatively prolific Central Bank of Russia (CBR). Usually the subject is historical (with an epic title...), drawing on this vast countries deep and eventful past, but this time the subject is [...]

December, 2017

Russia showcases its motorised rifle troops on a new sterling silver trio of proof coins

By |2017-12-08T11:25:33+01:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia showcases its motorised rifle troops on a new sterling silver trio of proof coin Russia loves its history and its military, so it comes as no surprise that coins celebrating them are relatively common subjects on national numismatics. First appearing back in 2010, Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is a sterling (0.925) silver coin series highlighting different aspects of the Russian military. Released in trios, [...]

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