May, 2020

2020 DUTCH SILVER DUCATS: HEESWIJK CASTLE

By |2020-05-25T14:20:38+01:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Architecture, 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 proof standard and come in a tin. The mintage is 2,000. Heeswijk Castle in North-Brabant, [...]

2020 THE MOSCOW METRO (CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA)

By |2020-05-14T03:33:55+01:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Architecture, 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 world, carrying 9m passengers on a weekday, riding on 12,000 trains between 275 stations. The [...]

April, 2020

Czech Mint’s latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame

By |2020-04-30T23:53:53+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, History, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's latest set of coins celebrating religious architecture highlights the French icon, Notre Dame We all know the story of Notre Dame de Paris, thrust so tragically into the popular conciousness last year with a fire that almost destroyed the centuries old cathedral, and there have been a few beautiful coins issued celebrating the French icon over the last couple of years. Now the Czech Mint is adding [...]

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born 175 years ago and AllCollect mark the date with a minigold look at his architectural legacy

By |2020-04-14T23:07:11+01:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Allcollect, History, Gold, Solomon Islands|

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born 175 years ago and AllCollect mark the date with a minigold look at his architectural legacy Despite dying in 1886 at just 40 years of age, King Ludwig II of Bavaria left behind an incredible legacy of impressive castles and palaces, none more famous than the stunning Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for many a Fairy tale. Ludwig II oversaw the twilight years of [...]

March, 2020

Mandala Art reaches new heights of relief and excellence with its Persian themed sixth annual issue

By |2020-03-11T13:31:47+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Culture, Art Mint, Coloured, Silver, Fiji|

Mandala Art reaches new heights of relief and excellence with its Persian themed sixth annual issue Art Mint's Mandala series first appeared back in 2015 with a beautiful interpretation of a Kalachakra Mandala, replete with a crystal centre. Since then, they've issued a single piece every year in this series, although there was also a special and very limited design for Notre Dame, so sadly thrust into front page [...]

February, 2020

Mint21 Week: Notre Dame Cathedral is showcased in fine style on Cameroon’s new high relief coin

By |2020-02-24T00:45:26+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

Mint21 Week: Notre Dame Cathedral is showcased in fine style on Cameroon's new high relief coin The last coin of the six new issues released by Mint 21 at the Berlin World Money Fair is also one of the best. With the tragic destruction of much of the fabric of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last year, there was a renewed interest in the numismatic world, with [...]

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold

By |2020-02-09T14:38:35+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Architecture, Gold, Inserts, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Smartminting Week: Tiffany Art coin series bows out in style with its final release, including a first in gold Our penultimate look at smartminting this week and there's no finer way to say goodbye to its first iteration than to say goodbye to CIT Coin Invest's finest series - Tiffany Art. Launched in 2004 to little fanfare, it wasn't long before this architectural series began generating interest until [...]

November, 2019

Notre Dames famous stained glass window is immortalised on Art Mint’s stunning new silver coin

By |2019-11-22T16:11:34+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Art Mint, Coloured, Silver, Fiji|

Notre Dames famous stained glass window is immortalised on Art Mint's stunning new silver coin Very much in the news after the catastrophic fire earlier this year, the stunning architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been the inspiration for many works of art in countless different mediums. Numismatics have been no exception to that, with some fine examples in recent years, like Numiscollect's entry in its Sacred [...]

October, 2019

Milan’s stunning cathedral features on the latest in the long-running Italy of Arts silver coin

By |2019-10-18T15:59:21+01:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Milan's stunning cathedral features on the latest in the long-running Italy of Arts silver coin Italy of Arts has been a long running series of sterling silver coins issued by this pretty Mediterranean country over the last decade. A mix of €5 and €10 denominations coins based on a difference in size and weight, the series has examined many of the beautiful architectural and artistic masterpieces that seemingly fill [...]

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 [...]

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