The scourge of the Crusaders, Saladin, is immortalised on an impressive new silver coin from The Treasurists

By |2020-09-17T19:03:45+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: History, People, Silver, Chad, Precious Metal Collectors|

The scourge of the Crusaders, Saladin, is immortalised on an impressive new silver coin from The Treasurists Building themselves an impressive reputation with their innovative copper-cored coins, Precious Metal Collectors also work with Thai company, The Treasurists, to issue some excellent standard silver coins as well. The latest to appear is this excellent issue starring [...]

Beethoven, one of the greatest composers of all times, is 250 years old. The Mint of Poland celebrates in silver.

By |2020-07-23T11:32:08+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

One of the legendary greats in the musical world, Ludwig van Beethoven would have been celebrating his 250th birthday this year. We've already seen some marking of the occasion with the Helvetic Mint's issue, but now the Mint of Poland is adding a design of their own to the mix. Choosing the stylistic over the realistic, the reverse face [...]

The Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ series celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s groundbreaking work with DNA

By |2020-07-29T19:41:50+01:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

In amongst all the intellectual giants that have inhabited the world of science and technology, there are those equally worthy of recognition, but haven't received it for one reason or another. One such scientist is Rosalind Franklin, who contributed groundbreaking work to one of our most important fields, yet was sadly struck down by ovarian cancer at the young age [...]

France harks back to the American War of Independence with coins celebrating La Fayette’s arrival

By |2020-06-21T14:36:56+01:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

The Monnaie de Paris is launching a new range of coins celebrating the French involvement in the American War of Independence. The first issue marks the 240th anniversary of the arrival of the Marquis de La Fayette in Boston aboard the frigate Hermione. Confusingly, it's also billed as part of the mints Major Landmarks in the History of Humanity [...]

ROMAN EMPERORS: MARCUS AURELIUS (2020, IPZS)

By |2020-06-15T15:05:40+01:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180, the fifth of the Five Good Emperors (a term coined by Machiavelli centuries later), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. Despite that, his reign is one of military campaigning, seeking to expand and [...]

CENTENARY SINCE THE BIRTH OF JANOS HARSANYI (2020, Hungarian Mint)

By |2020-06-11T16:55:24+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, People, Politics & Finance, Silver, Hungarian Mint, Hungary|

Harsányi János Károly; May 29, 1920 – August 9, 2000) was a Hungarian-American Nobel Prize laureate economist, born in 1920 and best known for his contributions in the field of 'game theory' and how it applies to economics. Game theory is used to study logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers, using mathematics, with applications in [...]

Slovakia celebrates on a silver coin the life and work of the 18th century astronomer priest, Maximillian Hell

By |2020-06-08T18:33:18+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Bank of Slovakia, Silver, Slovakia|

The name Max Hell conjures up a warrior who vanquishes evil across multiple dimensions, but in reality, the eighteenth century Jesuit priest, astronomer and mathematician, Rudolf Maximilian Hell, had an altogether more academic life. Born in what was then the Kingdom of Hungary, but is now modern day Slovakia, Hell was the third of 22 children (That explains the surname...) [...]

Czech Mint’s latest ‘Gold Double-ounce’ features the reluctant pairing of Napoleon and Marie Louise

By |2020-05-31T14:36:53+01:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

The Czech Mint's 'Double-ounce' range of gold coins gets a new addition to its ranks with the launch of Napoleon and Marie Louise. Traditionally featuring historical couples, the remit has been quite broad with previous issues, including a pair of royal brothers, and a pair of alchemists, but this is the second time, following 2017's Maria Theresa and Joseph II, [...]

The Emperors of China’s rich past are the focus of the Mint of Poland’s latest signature series

By |2020-05-24T20:10:52+01:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: History, Gilded, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

The Mint of Poland's dive into Asian culture continues with a new coin in their signature 2oz ultra high relief range. The series is called 'Legends of the Great Chinese Emperors' and as the title suggests, features a non-historical look at genuine figures from the formative years of this ancient state.First out of the Heavenly Gate is the famous first [...]

2020 250th ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN’S BIRTH (HELVETIC MINT)

By |2020-05-21T15:17:25+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, People, Silver, Helvetic Mint, Niue Island|

Along with Mozart, Beethoven is a byword for musical genius. While his exact birthdate is not known, he was baptised on 17th December 1770, so 2020 is considered his 250th anniversary. His first major orchestral work premiered in 1800 and he died just 27 years later, leaving behind a highly regarded body of music, even more impressive [...]

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