Soviet heavy tank, the IS-2, is the first in a great new silver coin series called Confrontation

By |2021-09-08T22:28:36+01:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: History, Military, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Volgo-Vyatka Mint|

Soviet heavy tank, the IS-2, is the first in a great new silver coin series called Confrontation It isn’t often that we get a new coin from a new series from a new producer, and from a mint we haven’t covered before, so clearly we’re intrigued. That the coin subject is one I have a passion [...]

Grand Shipwrecks in a History series returns with one of the biggest nautical cock-ups of all time – Vasa

By |2021-07-26T09:58:55+01:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

'Grand Shipwrecks in a History' series returns with one of the biggest nautical cock-ups of all time - Vasa Naval history is always a solid subject for a coin, going hand in hand with numismatics long association with the rulers of empires and nations, and the large fleets many had under their control. It also [...]

New coin issue from the Royal Australian Mint celebrates a centenary of service from the Royal Australian Air Force

By |2021-01-05T11:41:41+00:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: History, Military, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

New coin issue from the Royal Australian Mint celebrates a centenary of service from the Royal Australian Air Force The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) joins the Royal Air Force in a very select club of nations whose military air organisation has hit that magic century in age. Little demonstrates the ingenuity and progress that [...]

TREASURES OF STANISLAW AUGUST: LADISLAW VASA (2020, NBP)

By |2020-12-09T07:29:57+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

As well as the Enduring Soldiers series we looked at earlier today, another long-running favourite of the National Bank of Poland, 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' has also seen a new addition. In this case, it is the 17th of 24 coins that make up this beautiful series. They are quite unique in being reproductions of an actual [...]

ENDURING SOLDIERS MIECZYSLAW DZIEMIESZKIEWICZ (2020, NARODOWY BANK)

By |2020-12-09T03:27:05+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

A quick heads-up that the latest coin in the National bank of Poland's long-running 'Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists' is now available. We've been following this series for some time, including a Coin Series Profile, not because they are boundary-pushing coins, or even anything particularly unusual numismatically, but because the subject matter is so compelling. The [...]

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, MintXXI|

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 [...]

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