June, 2019

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin

By |2019-06-21T19:08:02+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, History, Coloured, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy joins the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrations with a new €5 silver coin As you can see from our toggle list lower down, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing has certainly created strong interest in numismatic circles. Some fine designs have appeared, from the small independent producers, and also from  national mints, not least of which, obviously, the US Mint. Even so, we were quite [...]

May, 2019

The treaty that ended one war and laid the groundwork for another is marked in silver

By |2019-05-23T11:37:47+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The treaty that ended one war and laid the groundwork for another is marked in silver This $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin, presented by the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty set the terms for peace after the First World War. It also allowed Australia to take on a new role as an independent nation under international [...]

April, 2019

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon

By |2019-04-25T20:47:16+01:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Event, Coloured, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

The Carnival of Venice inspires an unusual new silver coin from Cameroon Purveyors of all kind of weird and extreme modern coins, from quite stunning mythology coins, to truly dimensional ones, the Mint of Poland does also issue straightforward, flat and round commemorative coins. This isn't one of them. It's flat. It's round(ish). It isn't what you would call a traditional shape, however. It is a clever realisation [...]

September, 2018

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin

By |2018-09-29T11:10:27+01:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, Coloured, Australia, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin Being seriously injured while serving in the military isn't a sign that an active life has ended. Those that serve in combat are already those amongst us with the greatest drive to overcome obstacles, so why should that end when that service does? Prince Harry of the British Royal Family understood that is doesn't and [...]

May, 2018

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations

By |2018-05-28T12:05:15+01:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Event, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint launch two new coin designs for the Queens Sapphire Coronation celebrations It has been a busy couple of years for Royal coin collectors with a whole string of landmark events around Queen Elizabeth II's groundbreaking reign. She has already become the longest reigning British monarch and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Chuck in what seems like an endless procession of marriages and births, and it's [...]

April, 2018

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting

By |2018-04-11T23:15:54+01:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Event, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting As usual, the Royal Canadian Mint has another extendsive selection of new coins this month including additions to ongoing series, some quirky new issues, and the obligatory maple Leaf themed releases. The unobtrusive coin we're looking at here would normally have drifted under the radar as just another release, and [...]

The Royal Mint concludes its five-year World War I commemorations with poignant Armistice coins

By |2018-04-09T15:06:05+01:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint concludes its five-year World War I commemorations with poignant Armistice coins The Royal Mint are starting to wrap up their commemorations of the First World War after an extensive five-year program starting in 2014. This year marks the centenary of the end of the 'war to end all wars', as it was erroneously known, and that end is known as the Armistice. Commemorative coins [...]

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins

By |2018-04-04T15:53:42+01:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Australia, Gold, Nature, People, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint releases a good selection for April including some fine antiqued coins A better than usual mix from the Perth Mint this month with some new additions to ongoing series, some high-end variants to their iconic bullion coins, and some new designs. There are also a couple of other interesting coins, some commissioned, that we'll look at elsewhere and the the Ready Player One movie coins that [...]

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017

By |2018-04-03T18:38:38+01:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, News, Bank of Latvia, Latvia|

Latvia asks collectors to vote for its best collectors coin from the six issued in 2017 Every year the Bank of Latvia asks coin collectors to vote for their favourite Latvian precious metal coin and this year is no exception. This producer has always punched well above their weight and has issued some very interesting and eclectic designs over the last few years. There's a good mix in the 2017 selection [...]

March, 2018

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it

By |2018-03-15T20:23:36+01:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Event, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it Gold Coast 2018 is the name and location of the XXI Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event held by the Commonwealth of Nations every four years. Last held in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Gold Coast in eastern Australia is a considerably warmer location for what is one of the world's most [...]

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