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 [...]

The multi-billion dollar Spanish Galleon, ‘San Jose’ is the fourth of Mint XXI’s ‘Grand Shipwrecks’ silver coins

By |2021-11-13T01:17:05+00:00November 13th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, MintXXI, Niue Island|

The multi-billion dollar Spanish Galleon, 'San Jose' is the fourth of Mint XXI's 'Grand Shipwrecks' silver coins We've been finishing the week off with our favourite subjects, dinosaurs yesterday, and naval history today. Mint XXI's 'Grand Shipwrecks in a History' showcases some of the most famous rediscovered shipwrecks and has done a great job to date picking [...]

A round-up of new releases at the Mint of Poland – from ancient history to modern love

By |2021-11-10T17:31:18+00:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, History, Coloured, Military, Gilded, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

A round-up of new releases at the Mint of Poland - from ancient history to modern love One of the most innovative and prolific mints out there, we've long admired the Mint of Poland for its great design and fine strikes. A huge player in the ultra-popular ancient world genre of coins, they actually cover a [...]

Italian coin remembers their fallen in the First World War on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’s centenary

By |2021-10-25T15:08:18+01:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian coin remembers their fallen in the First World War on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier's centenary It's fair to say that the Italian Front in the First World War is one of those forgotten battlefields that just isn't well known outside of Italy. It was, however, an especially harsh one, often taking place [...]

The King Tiger joins the IS-2, the tank that was developed to fight it, in the striking coin series, ‘Confrontation’

By |2021-09-29T21:29:53+01:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: History, Military, Gilded, Silver, Niue Island, Volgo-Vyatka Mint|

The King Tiger joins the IS-2, the tank that was developed to fight it, in the striking coin series, 'Confrontation' Just three weeks ago we featured a brilliant new coin from a new producer in Russia that hit bang on with my love of tanks. Depicting the Soviet heavy tank, the Iosef Stalin 2, it [...]

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 [...]

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