History

June, 2019

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th

By |2019-06-13T18:58:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's 500th The numismatic commemorations marking the half-millennium since Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci died, continue apace, with another new addition from the Czech Mint. This prolific mint produces some really fine designs and the four-coin silver series featuring Leonardo's military engineering ideas is a beautiful example of them. That series is half way [...]

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect

By |2019-06-11T09:51:56+01:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Banknote / Foil, History, People, Silver|

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect This year sees the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance giant Leonardo da Vinci and the numismatic world has certainly taken notice. Various coin issues have looked at Leonardo's work in invention, especially the superb Czech Mint series, and others have concentrated on his many masterpieces in the world of art and sculpture, [...]

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]

May, 2019

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition

By |2019-05-31T18:04:50+01:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, News Nuggets, History, Silver, British Virgin Islands, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoys Pegasus silver bullion coin gets a limited edition D-Day proof privy mark edition In a neat twist, Pobjoy are issuing a limited number of Pegasus bullion coins with a paratrooper privy mark and a proof finish, and they will be struck on the 75th anniversary of D-Day - 6th June. Operation Deadstick was an airborne assault designed to capture two bridges in Normandy. The operation [...]

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin

By |2019-06-01T12:00:25+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Mint of Poland sneaks around the Medieval Middle East with its new Assassins silver coin There are no shortage of ultra-cool and very high quality high-relief coins from the Mint of Poland that are themed around ancient times, so many in fact that we feel one of our new Thematic Guides coming on, but most look at the fantastical parts of the cultures of the times. This [...]

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

Mint of Poland applies it’s signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on

By |2019-04-19T15:56:51+01:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland applies it's signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on One of histories greatest minds, Leonardo Da Vinci may have been a Renaissance period genius, but he's as well known and respected today as he ever was. Think about that for a moment - a  sixteenth century artist/inventor from a provincial city in Italy is still so widely known half a [...]

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring

By |2019-04-19T20:38:23+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Architecture, History, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Imperial Art, the ancient architecture coin series, is back with the Greek Acropolis starring Back after a years hiatus, the Mint of Poland's impressive Imperial Art art-architectural coin series has returned. Beginning in 2014, the series debuted with a look at the Mesopotamian world through views of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Ishtar Gate. The following year saw the series journey to the land of [...]

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora’s Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin

By |2019-04-11T23:41:43+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Exclusive: All the worlds ills straight from Pandora's Box are contained on Powercoins latest silver coin While best known as being one of the world's premier commemorative coin dealers, Rome-based Powercoin have also released an enviable selection of quality numismatics, usually in conjunction with industry leaders, CIT Coin Invest. Such series as the Revolutionary Masks, Micromosaic Passion, and Eternal Sculptures, hint at a strong affinity for the [...]

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed ‘hewn from rock’ bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut

By |2019-04-11T17:02:02+01:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Bullion, History, Silver, Chad, Scottsdale Mint|

Scottsdale Mints Egyptian-themed 'hewn from rock' bullion coins are back with the Sphinx of Hatshepsut After a brief hiatus last year (or at least a detour to China), Scottsdale Mint's popular series of rough-edged Egyptian-themed bullion coins is back for 2019 with a new chunky 5oz addition to the range. Launching in 2016 with King Tut, it was followed in 2017 with Nefertiti and Rameses II issues. There [...]

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