Ukraine’s cultural identity, and its current turmoil, are used to aid the beleaguered country with charitable coins

By |2023-05-30T13:20:12+01:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Art & Literature, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Ukraine's cultural identity, and its current turmoil, are used to aid the beleaguered country with charitable coins The '3-day' invasion of Ukraine by Russia continues past its 460th day, continuing to be the most unnecessary and ill-advised conflict in Europe since the Second World War. This is a coin site, so I'm not going to espouse [...]

100th Anniversary of the Aeronautica Militare (2023 IPZS Italian Mint)

By |2023-03-07T18:23:18+00:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

While tracing its roots back to the 1880s with its balloon forces, the Italian Air Force, Regia Aeronautica, was created as an independent force on 28 March 1923 by King Vittorio Emanuele III. From early operations in Ethiopia, it grew to fielding over 3,000 aircraft during the Second World War. Split when Italy changed sides in 1943, it [...]

Treasures of Stanislaw August: Stanisław Leszczyński gold/silver medals (2023 Narodowy Bank)

By |2023-01-16T19:03:45+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

In our view, one of the finest numismatic series of the last few years, the National Bank of Poland's 'Treasures of Stanislaw August' reproduces a series of medallions commissioned by the Polish King at the time, Stanisław August Poniatowski.  They feature a selection of kings and queens of Poland, with a few notable exceptions (he didn't like some [...]

After a trip to the Vikings for 2022, MDM’s shaped helmet coin range returns to Greece with the warriors of Troy

By |2022-12-07T23:21:00+00:00December 7th, 2022|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

After a trip to the Vikings for 2022, MDM's shaped helmet coin range returns to Greece with the warriors of Troy The subject of countless books, movies and other media, the Trojan War, despite the relative lack of evidence for its details, has entered popular culture as a pivotal event in the ancient world. Said by later [...]

The pivotal Second World War Battle of Midway is the second in the Sea Battles series of silver coins

By |2022-11-21T14:12:39+00:00November 21st, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

The pivotal Second World War Battle of Midway is the second in the Sea Battles series of silver coins One of the Mint of Gdańsk's many ongoing antiqued coin series, 'Sea Battles' sees its second release, following the pivotal ancient Battle of Salamis with the equally pivotal Battle of Midway, arguably one of the most important [...]

Mint XXI marks the heroic Ukrainian stand against Russian forces around the Azovstal Steelworks with a charity silver coin

By |2022-10-14T14:43:21+01:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint XXI marks the heroic Ukrainian stand against Russian forces around the Azovstal Steelworks with a charity silver coin Unless you've been hiding under a rock this year, you'll be well aware of what is happening in Ukraine. A full invasion by Russia was actually unexpected, but attack they did. It was a disaster, and the [...]

Germania Week: Arminius, the destroyer of three Roman Legions, is the third of Germania Mint’s ‘Warrior’s’ coin series

By |2022-09-07T18:15:30+01:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Gilded, People, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania Week: Arminius, the destroyer of three Roman Legions, is the third of Germania Mint's 'Warrior's' coin series As overwhelmingly efficient and successful as it was, the Roman Army was not beyond getting a bloody nose now and then. Hannibal's victory at the Battle of Cannae (216 BCE) almost led to the collapse of Rome, and [...]

Ancient Warriors dimensional coin series returns with a Crusader helmet. another from man’s history of warfare

By |2022-07-29T14:59:40+01:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Fiji, LPM HK|

Ancient Warriors dimensional coin series returns with a Crusader helmet. another from man's history of warfare The third of LPM's very cool 'Ancient Warriors' coins is here, and after the Samurai and the Spartan, comes the Crusader. Each release in this series showcases famous military headwear, and the producer has done a great job to date, [...]

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War

By |2022-05-16T03:16:29+01:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: History, Military, Gold, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint launches its four-coin look at the potent tanks that fought on both sides during the Second World War A new series from the prolific Czech Mint features a favourite subject of ours, historical military hardware. Sadly, the 20th century is a veritable goldmine for weapons of destruction, containing an almost endless parade of [...]

30th Anniversary of the Polish Border Guard silver coin (2022 Narodowy Bank)

By |2022-05-09T20:43:30+01:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Military, Politics & Finance, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

First deployed on 16 May 1991, the Polish Border Guard is tasks with securing the territorial integrity of this Central European nation. Few nations in Europe have had the tumultuous history that Poland has, not just through the 20th century, but for hundreds of years before that. The land and sea border of Poland is currently 3,511 km in [...]

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