October, 2019

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov

By |2019-10-15T22:55:49+01:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Military, People, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

Russia issues a silver coin to mark a centenary since the birth of famed AK47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov Born on the 10 November 1919 in Kurya in Russia, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov was the 17th of 19 children and after an early brush with death at aged six, went on to work at a job in a tractor factory where he indulged his passion for mechanics.At the outbreak [...]

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland’s new ancient commanders series

By |2019-10-10T22:16:30+01:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Hannibal and Alexander the Great launch the Mint of Poland's new ancient commanders series Along with their multiple high-end ranges of coins themed around the ancient world, usually distributed by smaller third-parties, the Mint of Poland also produces several smaller ranges that is handles itself. Despite their less ambitious specification and design, there have been some beautiful coins released in this very popular genre. A good example is the [...]

September, 2019

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin

By |2019-09-17T13:53:45+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, News Nuggets, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy marks the 100th anniversary of the death of artist Cesare Maccari on latest 5€ silver coin Cesare Maccari was born on 9 May 1840 was an Italian painter and sculptor who found fame for his works of historical art. It is his work on a series of frescoes in the Salone d'Onore, in Rome's Palazzo Madama, (home to the Italian Senate), painted between 1882-1888, for which he has become [...]

Samoan domed silver coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe

By |2019-09-07T00:13:21+01:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Commonwealth Mint, Samoa|

Samoan domed coin commemorates 500 years since Magellan set sail to circumnavigate the globe One of the great endeavours of human exploration, Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1519 that circumnavigated the globe for the first time. While the famous explorer died on the voyage, it's become, perhaps unfairly, his achievement, rather than those that actually did complete the whole journey. Nevertheless, this is certainly a historical event worthy of numismatic [...]

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Polands mythology range with some hard history

By |2019-09-05T20:39:10+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

World Exclusive! The Great Khan gatecrashes the Mint of Poland's mythology range with some hard history The Mint of Poland continues, albeit at a slightly slower rate, to flesh out its stunning collection of antiqued high-relief coins featuring various aspects of the ancient world. One of the finest range of designs in modern numismatics, it's nevertheless becoming harder and harder to differentiate between the various series. One aspect of [...]

August, 2019

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages

By |2019-08-21T13:47:37+01:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: History, People, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italy continues its silver Explorers Series with Christopher Columbus and his naval voyages The Italian mint, IPZS, kick-started a new series of €10 silver coins last year, designed to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the world's great explorers. The first issue was a fine look at Marco Polo and his epic travels through Asia. A 22.0 gram sterling 0.925 silver coin with a 5,000 mintage and a [...]

July, 2019

Czech Mint’s celebration of Leonardo’s engineering talents continues with the machine gun

By |2019-07-03T23:03:56+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, People, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

Czech Mint's celebration of Leonardo's engineering talents continues with the machine gun The Asamat Baltaev penned series of proof silver coins celebrating the engineering genius of Leonardo da Vinci now sees the third of the four coins making its debut. You can read more about the series in our original article, but we only had a pencil drawing of this coin back then. Fortunately, that has now changed [...]

June, 2019

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th

By |2019-06-13T18:58:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, People, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

A gold coin joins the Czech Mints superb silver series celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's 500th The numismatic commemorations marking the half-millennium since Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci died, continue apace, with another new addition from the Czech Mint. This prolific mint produces some really fine designs and the four-coin silver series featuring Leonardo's military engineering ideas is a beautiful example of them. That series is half way [...]

Renaissance master Tintoretto adorns Italy’s gold entrant in the 2019 Europa Star Programme

By |2019-06-12T19:37:42+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Renaissance master Tintoretto adorns Italy's gold entrant in the 2019 Europa Star Programme Tintoretto, born in 1518 as Jacopo Comin, was an Italian painter noted for the speed he painted, and the sheer boldness of his brushwork. Nicknamed Il Furioso for the energy he imparted into his work, he was a painter of the Venetian school and one that divided contemporary opinions. His work was characterised by [...]

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect

By |2019-06-11T09:51:56+01:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Allcollect, Banknote / Foil, History, People, Silver|

Leonardo da Vinci celebrations continue with a five gram silver foil from Allcollect This year sees the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance giant Leonardo da Vinci and the numismatic world has certainly taken notice. Various coin issues have looked at Leonardo's work in invention, especially the superb Czech Mint series, and others have concentrated on his many masterpieces in the world of art and sculpture, [...]

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