LPM's very pretty Dragon Dollar Restrike series continues to be filled out to completion with the addition of three new variants. For those unfamiliar, the series reproduces some of the beautiful Chinese trade dollars from the late 19th, to early 20th centuries, and each takes the classic Chinese dragon of lore for its base design. LPM chose [...]
The modern credit card is 70 years old. Celebrate by using your credit card to buy Art Mint’s new credit card coin!
The modern credit card is 70 years old. Celebrate by using your credit card to buy Art Mint's new credit card coin! UPDATED. Love them or hate them (I'm guessing that split is about 10:90!), credit cards have become an indelible part of modern culture. Indeed, the rush away from cash continues unabated. The cards [...]
The Central Bank of Russia is marking 75 years since it set up a Soviet nuclear industry. In typical Russian style, it had an epic name - First Chief Directorate under the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union. Creating weapons first - a sign of the times - and then moving into general technological applications, [...]
Founded in 1845 by the decree of Emperor Nikolay I, the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world. It serves the dual functions of spreading knowledge about the geography and related sciences of the region, and of aiding nature reserve management in Russia. The current Board of Trustees of the [...]
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 [...]
A favourite of ours and a series that should have great appeal to the classic numismatist, 'History of Polish Coin' takes a centuries long journey through the coinage of this Central European country. Starting in 2013 with a 1,000 year old design, we've now moved forward to the mid 18th century for this 14th issue. These are [...]
Very much in the news over the last couple of years, the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (SVR) is tasked with 'the safety of individuals, the society and the state against external threats' much like Britain's MI6 or the USA's CIA. Tracing its origins back to 20 December 1920, when Felix Dzerzhinsky signed an order [...]