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 [...]

A drones eye view of Barcelona is the clever subject of the Mint of Poland’s new domed silver coin

By |2021-08-05T21:30:31+01:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

A drones eye view of Barcelona is the clever subject of the Mint of Poland's new domed silver coin The Mint of Poland's latest takes an unusual approach to the field of architecture-themed coins by combining it with the world of drone photography. These little insect-like devices are now capable of some quite phenomenal feats using [...]

APMEX launches the second of its Seven Wonders bullion rounds – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

By |2021-07-26T16:15:32+01:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver|

APMEX launches the second of its Seven Wonders bullion rounds - the Hanging Gardens of Babylon We don't cover many rounds here as it's hard enough keeping up with the coins, but we do dabble when we feel it's relevant, and we think that applies to this very nice series from US dealer APMEX. The Seven [...]

PONTE VECCHIO BRIDGE SILVER COIN (2021 Mint of Poland)

By |2021-05-28T20:42:48+01:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Quicklooks, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Built in 1345 to replace wooden, and later stone bridges that had stood on the site for almost four centuries, the stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River is one of the most popular attractions in the Italian city of Florence. Covered from end to end with shops selling jewellery, souvenirs and art, it's a [...]

The Pagoda of Many Treasures, the Dabotap, is showcased on a new three ounce smartminted silver coin

By |2021-05-19T17:12:21+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Silver, Coins Today KR, Palau|

The Pagoda of Many Treasures, the Dabotap, is showcased on a new three ounce smartminted silver coin Situated in Gyeongju, South Korea, at the temple of Bulguksa, is the Dabo Pagoda. Built during the United Silla period in 751, the 10 metre tall Dabotap and the temple constitute one of the most famous locations in Korea. This [...]

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza

By |2021-04-19T10:56:02+01:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Architecture, History, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint starts a golden journey through the Seven Wonders with the Great Pyramids of Giza The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been cause for conjecture and wonderment for hundreds, in some cases thousands of years. Structures that have long since crumbled to dust are still part of popular discourse today, so its no [...]

The Royal Mint celebrates 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall and there’s a mint first domed coin incoming

By |2021-03-23T14:01:19+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint celebrates 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall and there's a mint first domed coin incoming One of the more popular tourist attractions in London, and one of the worlds premier locations for musical events, the Royal Albert Hall was built in Victorian times and named after the recently deceased husband of the [...]

CIT bring a fine selection of new releases and enhanced variations to existing coins with their Autumn Launch programme

By |2020-12-02T18:52:04+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, People, Platinum, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT bring a fine selection of new releases and enhanced variations to existing coins with their Autumn Launch programme Coroney has certainly changed the way some mints and producers are releasing their coins now,and we particularly like the way CIT have dealt with the disruption. Usually issuing for the major shows, they've now taken control of [...]

MDM brings the Pharoah Khufre’s magnificent tomb to dimensional life with a new silver pyramidal coin

By |2020-10-01T17:38:13+01:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Architecture, History, Gilded, Silver, Djibouti, MDM|

MDM brings the Pharoah Khufre's magnificent tomb to dimensional life with a new silver pyramidal coin The pyramids on the Giza plateau in Egypt are rightfully considered wonders of human ingenuity, which have for thousands of years evoked a sense of awe in those that have seen them. That these structures, and the civilisation that [...]

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 [...]

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