October, 2019

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland’s new ancient commanders series

By |2019-10-10T22:16:30+01:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland's new ancient commanders series Along with their multiple high-end ranges of coins themed around the ancient world, usually distributed by smaller third-parties, the Mint of Poland also produces several smaller ranges that is handles itself. Despite their less ambitious specification and design, there have been some beautiful coins released in this very popular genre. A good example is the [...]

September, 2019

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration

By |2019-09-16T22:28:41+01:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Queen’s Beasts is back with the White Lion of Mortimer returning to the big cats for heraldic inspiration The Royal Mint's beautiful Jody Clark-penned Queen's Beasts series of ten British heraldic coins continues its march towards conclusion with the seventh proof release to date - the 2020 White Lion of Mortimer. The bullion variant isn't covered here (we're working on one of our Bullion Coin Profiles for them), but [...]

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes

By |2019-09-11T12:44:15+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mint commemorates a century of remembrance for the sacrifices of the First World War multitudes The Royal Mint's latest Remembrance Day coin is now available and has been issued in a gold variant for the first time. This year marks the 100th time that the Remembrance Day service has been held, starting just one year after the end of what until then had been mankind's greatest conflagration.This [...]

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins

By |2019-09-09T14:02:36+01:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Gilded, Silver, Mint21, Niue Island|

Mint 21 adds the third century Ancient Chinese warlord Lu Bu to its range of high-relief silver coins While the greatest volume of coins in the antiqued, high-relief ancient world coin genre are produced by the Mint of Poland, followed some way behind in numbers, although certainly not in quality, by Numiscollect, there are still others issuing coins that can hold their own against these established presences. Although relatively [...]

Canada wraps up its D-Day numismatic commemoration with an extraordinary one-kilo silver coin

By |2019-09-08T23:28:04+01:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada wraps up its D-Day numismatic commemoration with an extraordinary one-kilo silver coin We've seen a pretty neat selection of coins so far this year that have marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the French Normandy coast, but few as impressive as this one. Canada has already issued several pieces, but this final issue is the biggest yet, at a full kilo of 0.9999 silver [...]

Samoan domed silver coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe

By |2019-09-07T00:13:21+01:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Samoa|

Samoan domed coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe One of the great endeavours of human exploration, Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1519 that circumnavigated the globe for the first time. While the famous explorer died on the voyage, it's become, perhaps unfairly, his achievement, rather than those that actually did complete the whole journey. Nevertheless, this is certainly a historical event worthy of numismatic [...]

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Polands mythology range with some hard history

By |2019-09-05T20:39:10+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Poland's mythology range with some hard history The Mint of Poland continues, albeit at a slightly slower rate, to flesh out its stunning collection of antiqued high-relief coins featuring various aspects of the ancient world. One of the finest range of designs in modern numismatics, it's nevertheless becoming harder and harder to differentiate between the various series. One aspect of [...]

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 [...]

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages

By |2019-08-21T13:47:37+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages The Italian mint, IPZS, kick-started a new series of €10 silver coins last year, designed to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the world's great explorers. The first issue was a fine look at Marco Polo and his epic travels through Asia. A 22.0 gram sterling 0.925 silver coin with a 5,000 mintage and a [...]

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design

By |2019-08-15T20:08:26+01:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania issues Berserk, the mighty warrior that strikes fear in his enemies, as a 2oz silver design New kids on the block, Germania Mint, have already gotten off to a flying start with their pretty Germania and Allegories silver bullion rounds. Tapping into the desire for national personification, the mint chose to bring to the fore the legends and iconography of a region that had fought the [...]

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