The works of Caravaggio are reproduced on a silver coin series in the 450th anniversary of his birth

By |2022-01-21T16:49:14+00:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Coloured, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The works of Caravaggio are reproduced on a silver coin series in the 450th anniversary of his birth A hugely influential artist, the late 16th century painter, Caravaggio, had an intense visual style, no doubt tied in with his intense and violent personality. His paintings are bold, often brutal, rarely sexual. On the 450th anniversary of [...]

In a change from it’s current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin..

By |2022-01-06T13:07:12+00:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

In a change from it's current deadly wildlife, the Royal Australian Mint looks to extinct deadly wildlife for a coin.. Australian coin producers have built their businesses on mining the highly unusual national fauna for inspiration. Surely the strangest and most varies ecosystem on the planet, you can see why coins featuring it have been [...]

It’s that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs

By |2021-12-31T15:12:46+00:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

It's that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs An earlier than usual look at the Royal Mint's proof sets for the year (they go on sale next week), and it's another selection of themes encompassing royalty, science, personalities, and events. There are a pair of seven-sided [...]

Niue and PiK Coins debut an atmospheric Al Capone silver coin to launch the new ‘Gangsters’ series

By |2021-12-15T12:04:52+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Niue Island|

Niue and PiK Coins debut an atmospheric Al Capone silver coin to launch the new 'Gangsters' series Murder, extortion, bootlegging, prostitution, bribery, and tax evasion - the life of a gangster is a busy one. Nobody epitomises that more than the classic mobster, Alphonse Gabriel Capone, more popularly known as Al. Born in New York City [...]

Steve McQueen, a movie legend and the epitome of cool, gets his own epically cool bullion coin

By |2021-12-14T00:05:15+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Movies & TV, Gold, People, Silver, Samoa|

Steve McQueen, a movie legend and the epitome of cool, gets his own epically cool bullion coin Like James Dean, Steve McQueen became one of those film legends that burned brightly, but had their light extinguished before their time. Throughout the 60's and early 70's, McQueen and his anti-hero persona, grew into one of the biggest [...]

The Royal Australian Mint’s ‘Pirate Queen’s’ bullion series continues with the legendary Ching Shih

By |2021-11-19T21:05:06+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint, Solomon Islands|

The Royal Australian Mint's 'Pirate Queen's' bullion series continues with the legendary Ching Shih It didn't take long for the Royal Australian Mint to replace it's neat inverted triangular shipwreck series with something equally nautical, as in July of this year they debuted the first 'Pirate Queen's' bullion coin. That debut featured the well-known Anne Bonny, [...]

Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated by a new Royal Mint coin on the 75th anniversary of Indian independence

By |2021-11-08T18:11:24+00:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated by a new Royal Mint coin on the 75th anniversary of Indian independence Once considered the jewel of the British Empire, by the end of the Second World War, it was clear that there was little appetite in Britain for further conflict, and popular opinion had moved heavily toward the Independence of [...]

Great Commanders coin series marches back into view with the leader of the Mongol Hordes, Genghis Khan

By |2021-11-05T01:09:08+00:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Gdansk, Niue Island|

Great Commanders coin series marches back into view with the leader of the Mongol Hordes, Genghis Khan It was just six weeks ago that we were applauding the Mint of Gdańsk for its latest Roman Gods coin, which was a significant step-up in quality from the two earlier releases. Now, after a years' hiatus, another [...]

Italian renaissance writer, Dante Alighieri, is celebrated in gilded silver 700 years after his death

By |2021-11-02T21:38:58+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Gilded, People, Silver, Palau|

Italian renaissance writer, Dante Alighieri, is celebrated in gilded silver 700 years after his death Considered by many to be one of the finest and most influential literary works in history, The Divine Comedy by Italian writer Dante Alighieri needs little introduction. It's inspired a few coin issues of late, especially a stunning pair from [...]

Innovation in Science continues its look at boundary-pushing scientists from history with the discoverer of Insulin

By |2021-10-15T19:30:58+01:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Innovation in Science continues its look at boundary-pushing scientists from history with the discoverer of Insulin The Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ series of fifty pence coins follows John Logic Baird, Stephen Hawking, Rosalind Franklin, and Charles Babbage with a giant event in medical science, the discovery of Insulin. Dr John Macleod, Sir Frederick Banting, Dr [...]

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