Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Soldier

By |2020-10-28T00:54:04+00:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Royal Mints 2020 Remembrance Day issue marks a centenary since the internment of the Unknown Warrior It's that most poignant of times again. Remembrance Day marks the incredible sacrifice of those that fell fighting in the Great War, and has become a regular of the numismatic calendar, especially over the last few years, because it's [...]

Mint 21’s outstanding 2019 Spartan Hoplite coin is followed by a Viking Axeman for 2020

By |2020-05-21T02:19:30+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

After a stellar 2019 with the debut of some very fine new coins, Mint 21 has continued the quality streak with some great new releases so far this year, and we're also starting to see some follow-ups to some of last years issues. Our favourite Mint21 issue to date has been the stunning Spartan Hoplite design, the first in a [...]

The stunning World War II memorial statue in Russia’s Rhzev is showcased on a new silver coin

By |2020-05-10T13:56:35+01:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Military, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

The fight against Nazism ended 75 years ago, and there have been commemorations around the world in celebration. It was a worldwide conflictof course, and we're certainly not going to get drawn into the distasteful debate on which nation did the most, but it's fair to say the former Soviet Union took an inordinately brutal level of casualties in the [...]

Pobjoy and Gibraltar remembers Victory in Europe Day with a fifty pence coin trio

By |2020-05-08T02:14:22+01:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Event, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Gibraltar, Pobjoy Mint|

Pobjoy and Gibraltar remembers Victory in Europe Day with a fifty pence coin trio After several years of a numismatic commemoration for the centennial events of the First World War, we're now firmly within the realms of the 75th anniversary memorials for the Second. An even bigger swathe of destruction swept around [...]

A coin series look at the world’s great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis

By |2020-02-26T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: History, Military, Inserts, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A coin series look at the world's great sea battles debuts with the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis A new series from the Mint of Poland, Sea Battles will look at some of history's greatest naval punch-ups, and what better place to start than the pivotal Battle of Salamis. This battle, way back in [...]

General Joseph Haller’s symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin

By |2020-02-19T12:41:31+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: News Nuggets, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

General Joseph Haller's symbolic ride into the sea marked on new Polish silver coin Poland seems to love its history coins more than most and the National Bank of Poland (NBP) issues some quite esoteric examples. There are quite a few centennial coins of late, buoyed by the period around one hundred years ago being one of [...]

Poland commemorates a hundred years of its airforce with a new silver coin issue

By |2020-02-19T02:23:39+00:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

Poland commemorates a hundred years of its airforce with a new silver coin issue Quite a few of the Eastern European nations have been releasing commemorative military coins of late, no doubt spurred on by the anniversaries of the First and Second World War having significant dates last year. We were particularly [...]

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set

By |2019-11-11T13:31:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech militaries contribution to the air war against the Axis is remembered on new four-coin set It used to be the case that many thought Britain stood alone against Germany in the early years of the Second World War, but fortunately, the vital contribution of the peoples of fallen countries is now more widely [...]

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank

By |2019-10-19T01:30:06+01:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank One of our favourite series of 2019, the Czech Mints superb 'Inventions of Leonardo' four-coin series has featured some of the incredible contraptions that Leonardo da Vinci envisioned in the pursuit of war. Not a war-monger by any means, he was [...]

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov

By |2019-10-15T22:55:49+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Military, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Born on the 10 November 1919 in Kurya in Russia, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was the 17th of 19 children and after an early brush with death at aged six, went on to work at [...]

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