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, [...]

May, 2019

Famous Dutch tattoo artist ‘Hanky Panky’ is celebrated on a striking new medallion

By |2019-05-28T10:37:33+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Bi-Metallic, People, Medallion, Koninklijke Nederlandse|

Famous Dutch tattoo artist 'Hanky Panky' is celebrated on a striking new medallion Kurt Cobain, Robbie Williams, Adam Levine, Lady Gaga, Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers make a list of big name talent that any artist would love on their CV. Dutch tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher, affectionately known as Hanky Panky, can make that claim, having worked on all of them, along [...]

Lennon classic ‘Give Peace A Chance’ remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin

By |2019-05-25T13:53:26+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, People, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Lennon classic 'Give Peace A Chance' remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin Considered a classic anti-war anthem and the first single released by John Lennon as a solo issue (he was still in the Beatles at the time), 'Give Peace a Chance' was only a minor hit back in 1969. Peaking at number 14 in the US and number 2 in his homeland, the UK,  [...]

April, 2019

Mint of Poland applies it’s signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on

By |2019-04-19T15:56:51+01:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: History, Inserts, People, Silver, Cameroon, Mint of Poland|

Mint of Poland applies it's signature coin format to the memory of Leonardo Da Vinci, 500 years on One of histories greatest minds, Leonardo Da Vinci may have been a Renaissance period genius, but he's as well known and respected today as he ever was. Think about that for a moment - a  sixteenth century artist/inventor from a provincial city in Italy is still so widely known half a [...]

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin

By |2019-04-02T01:25:42+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Inserts, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin Born on 24 May 1819, Queen Victoria went on to become, until recently, the longest serving monarch in British history. Ruler of the largest empire the world has ever since, and reigning through a period of tumultuous social and technological upheaval, her name has come to describe the 19th century as the Victorian Age. [...]

March, 2019

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control

By |2019-03-26T16:27:19+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, People, Science, Silver, National Bank of Serbia, Serbia|

New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control One of the greatest scientists in history, Nikola Tesla is one of the most visionary inventors of all time. Involved in the creation of technologies that became the foundation of the modern world, he is especially credited for his work developing alternating current, the subject of the first coin released last year. [...]

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin

By |2019-03-12T22:40:06+01:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking is celebrated by his homeland on a new Royal Mint black hole coin Last March 14th was a particularly sad day when it was announced that one of the world's greatest visionaries, pProfessor Stephen Hawking, had passed away. In 1961, at the age of just 23, Hawking was told he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a particularly nasty, fatal, and rapidly progressing disease [...]

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