50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMENS RIGHT TO VOTE (2021 Swiss Mint)

By |2021-05-19T11:55:17+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The latest gold coin from the Swiss Mint celebrates an event that probably should have taken place considerably sooner than it did. In 1971, after having rejected the notion just a dozen years before, the Swiss people finally decided to let women have the right to vote. Seems amazing that in a progressive European country like Switzerland that [...]

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

By |2021-05-11T22:32:47+01:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: History, Politics & Finance, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands|

CIT continue their delve into our ancient numismatic past with a stunning reimagining of the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm We're all aware of just how important the influence of Athens has been on the development of Western civilisation, but much of the history of this ground-breaking city state is less well known. Even the notion that Athens [...]

DRAGON DOLLAR RESTRIKES ADDITIONS (2021 LPM HK)

By |2021-01-18T12:50:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, China, LPM HK|

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!

By |2020-11-02T15:50:13+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Art Mint, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Science, Silver, Niue Island|

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 [...]

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN NUCLEAR INDUSTRY (2020, Russia)

By |2020-09-30T18:10:45+01:00September 30th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Politics & Finance, Science, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

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, [...]

175TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (2020, Central Bank of Russia)

By |2020-07-26T22:54:50+01:00July 26th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Politics & Finance, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

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 [...]

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 [...]

HISTORY OF POLISH COIN: GDANSK ZLOTY (2020, NBP)

By |2020-05-30T02:23:40+01:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Politics & Finance, Silver, Narodowy Bank, Poland|

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 [...]

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (2020, CBR)

By |2020-05-28T03:07:19+01:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Politics & Finance, Silver, Central Bank of Russia, Russia|

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 [...]

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