June, 2020

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 LANDING: GILDED (2020, Pobjoy)

By |2020-06-17T19:37:22+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Gilded, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

We saw a good selection of coins last year that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in amongst the mix was a domed piece by the Pobjoy Mint. A two-ounce silver coin with plenty of high relief, it was a neat enough design, mixing various elements associated with the mission (flag, footprint, patches) and laying them on a lunar surface. It was issued for Ascension Island, appropriately [...]

BIG CATS SERIES: THE PANTHER (2020, Pobjoy Mint)

By |2020-06-11T16:53:39+01:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy Mint's selection of Big Cat coins adds to the litter with the third issue in it's 2oz proof silver series. Launched early this year with a Lion design, and followed up by one featuring the Cheetah, the latest entrant depicts a Panther. The style of these are quite distinctive and consistent - showing a portrait view of the animal in profile. Very nicely realised, they seem to exhibit a surprising level [...]

May, 2020

2020 PENGUIN SERIES: CHINSTRAP PENGUIN (Pobjoy Mint)

By |2020-05-27T17:10:44+01:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Bi-Metallic, Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, South Georgia|

Pobjoy has a long history with the trqaditional British 50 pence coin, and while the UK issues are obviously dealt with by the Royal Mint, they've carved out a healthy niche in the Overseas Territories. In 2019, the mint issued a five-coin series depicting penguins. The lovable little bird-torpedoes were popular enough to warrant a new series for 2020, this time four coins big.There's no real change to the design ethos in use [...]

2020 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 (POBJOY MINT)

By |2020-05-21T02:56:08+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: QLM, History, Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Last year was a big coin event with the 50th anniversary of the amazing moon landing, undertaken on the Apollo 11 by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. While that was a success, it wasn't all plain sailing for NASA. Just a year later, the Apollo 13 mission to return to the moon almost ended in tragedy and the death of all on board. A gas explosion meant the landing was [...]

April, 2020

Pobjoy and Gibraltar remembers Victory in Europe Day with a fifty pence coin trio

By |2020-05-08T02:14:22+01:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Gibraltar, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy and Gibraltar remembers Victory in Europe Day with a fifty pence coin trio After several years of a numismatic commemoration for the centennial events of the First World War, we're now firmly within the realms of the 75th anniversary memorials for the Second. An even bigger swathe of destruction swept around the globe for the rematch, with hardly a region in the world completely untouched. It's [...]

March, 2020

APMEX has Pobjoy’s latest silver bullion coin on exclusive – the British Indian Ocean Territory Turtle

By |2020-03-10T00:33:54+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, British Indian Ocean Territory, Pobjoy Mint|

APMEX has Pobjoy's latest silver bullion coin on exclusive - the British Indian Ocean Territory Turtle The latest small mintage silver bullion coin to hit the market is the first for one of Britain's myriad overseas colonial era islands situated in the sea between Tanzania and Indonesia, the British Indian Ocean Territory. The BIOT is primarily a US/UK military base, and is one of the [...]

January, 2020

400th anniversary of the Mayflower expedition is commemorated on a new limited run Pobjoy bullion coin

By |2020-01-21T12:19:39+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, News Nuggets, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

400th anniversary of the Mayflower expedition is commemorated on a new limited run Pobjoy bullion coin A big year for the United States with the 400th anniversary of the voyage of The Mayflower. Carrying the Puritans from Plymouth, England to Provincetown, Massachusetts in the New World, this small ship battled for two months to cross the brutal North Atlantic before depositing its cargo of 102 men, women and children on [...]

Pobjoy follows 2019’s ‘Big 5’ 2oz silver coin series with ‘Big Cats of the World’.

By |2020-01-17T12:54:00+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Nature, Silver, Pobjoy Mint, Sierra Leone|

Pobjoy follows 2019's 'Big 5' 2oz silver coin series with 'Big Cats of the World'. An interesting series that emanated from the Pobjoy Mint last year, the African Big Five took a stylised look at the fabled quintet. Struck to a proof finish in two ounces of fine silver, they were all launched in the first half of 2019.The concept is back for 2020 with a [...]

December, 2019

Pobjoy revisit the Penny Black stamp for the postal trailblazers 180th anniversary

By |2019-12-06T23:33:41+00:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Gibraltar, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy revisit the Penny Black stamp for the postal trailblazers 180th anniversary Along with the Royal Mint, the British Pobjoy Mint are prolific issuers of the United Kingdoms's seven-sided 50 pence coin. There has been a plethora of different designs this year, with Pobjoy's eclectic mix of nature coins, and the Royal Mint seemingly trying to rule the world of popular culture releases with their Paddington Bear, Gruffalo, and [...]

August, 2019

The bond between the UK and the USA forged by WWII is celebrated on Pobjoy’s Uncle Sam & Britannia coin

By |2019-08-28T19:12:49+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

The bond between the UK and the USA forged by WWII is celebrated on Pobjoy's Uncle Sam & Britannia coin Two national icons - Uncle Sam and Britannia - are pictured together on the Pobjoy Mints coin that celebrates the coming together of these two great powers to fight the rising tide of National Socialism. Officially marking the commencement of the Second World War, there's a subtle nod [...]

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