The Royal Mint employs the talents of John Mercanti with The Lion and the Eagle, a nod to the US/UK relationship

By |2023-11-27T18:22:41+00:00November 27th, 2023|Categories: Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint employs the talents of John Mercanti with The Lion and the Eagle, a nod to the US/UK relationship We've all heard about the 'Special Relationship' that exists between the United States, and the United Kingdom, two nations, who over the last three centuries, have been amongst the most powerful in history. However close [...]

King Charles III Definitive Collection of UK circulating currency features nature, a subject close to his heart

By |2023-10-12T20:06:01+01:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Nature, Politics & Finance, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

King Charles III Definitive Collection of UK circulating currency features nature, a subject close to his heart British circulating currency, especially since decimalisation, has seen a rise in popularity amongst collectors, with the iconic heptagonal fifty-pence coin attracting particular attention. The mintages on them vary tremendously, but it's the wide mix of designs that appear to [...]

The 2,600 year old Lydian Stater, possibly the world’s first government issued coin, is reproduced for WCA’s latest issue

By |2023-10-09T12:35:24+01:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: History, Gilded, Politics & Finance, Silver, Chad, World Coin Appreciation|

The 2,600 year old Lydian Stater, possibly the world's first government issued coin, is reproduced for WCA's latest issue Introduced into the Lydian Empire by King Alyattes in the latter part of the 7th century BCE, the Lydian Stater is considered by most numismatic historians to be the first example of a state-issued coin in history, [...]

Mint XXI Summer ’23: Animals in nature, mythology, and finance feature on new coins

By |2023-08-08T10:23:18+01:00August 8th, 2023|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Nature, Politics & Finance, Silver, Ghana, MintXXI, Niue Island|

Mint XXI Summer '23: Animals in nature, mythology, and finance feature on new coins We're going to have a look at seven coins, about half the total number in Mint XXI's summer range, and spread them over three posts. This is the first of them, There's quite a varied selection, with the highlight for us [...]

The European Mint adds new annual issues to the five silver bullion coin series it started in 2022

By |2023-06-16T17:51:24+01:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Politics & Finance, Silver, European Mint, Niue Island|

The European Mint adds new annual issues to the five silver bullion coin series it started in 2022 In March 2022, European Mint debuted five new bullion coins, offering a variety of themes, but headlined by a focus on the national identities of countries in the British Isles, namely Ireland and Wales. Alongside those were pirate [...]

The Royal Mint reveals its celebratory coronation range in gold and silver ahead of the Coronation on 6 May

By |2023-04-13T10:57:31+01:00April 13th, 2023|Categories: Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint reveals its celebratory coronation range in gold and silver ahead of the Coronation on 6 May With the coronation of King Charles III less than a month away, it was clear that the Royal Mint wasn't going to let an event so rare and important pass without numismatic commemoration. Today sees the unveiling [...]

Having a bad Monday? Mellow out with a cow, or swim with a penguin on the Royal Australian Mint’s new bullion coins

By |2023-04-03T15:47:00+01:00April 3rd, 2023|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Politics & Finance, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Having a bad Monday? Mellow out with a cow, or swim with a penguin on the Royal Australian Mint's new bullion coins Not one, but two new bullion coins have dropped at the Royal Australian Mint today, one a continuation of an existing series, the other the first in a new one. The all-new range is [...]

The Royal Mint’s ‘Great Engravers’ returns with a fifth issue, and it’s the Petition Crown, a real British numismatic rarity

By |2023-03-16T17:45:57+00:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The Royal Mint's 'Great Engravers' returns with a fifth issue, and it's the Petition Crown, a real British numismatic rarityt The fifth in the Royal Mint's hit 'Great Engravers' series features a reproduction of a coin with an almost mythical reputation. The Petition Crown, A pattern coin designed in 1663 by Thomas Simon, a noted [...]

The NHS, Flying Scotsman, Windrush Generation, JRR Tolkein, and King Charles III headline the Royal Mint’s 2023 circulating coins

By |2022-12-29T01:44:58+00:00December 29th, 2022|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, Politics & Finance, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

The NHS, Flying Scotsman, Windrush Generation, JRR Tolkein, and King Charles III headline the Royal Mint's 2023 circulating coins Time for the Royal Mint to reveal its base circulating coin designs for 2023, so we've popped back from our holiday break to post up the designs for your perusal. There's always been a huge selection of anniversaries [...]

That most iconic of coins, The Sovereign, changes effigy for the first time in 70 years with the debut of King Charles III

By |2022-11-15T12:01:45+00:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

That most iconic of coins, The Sovereign, changes effigy for the first time in 70 years with the debut of King Charles III It isn't often that we see upheaval in the Sovereign world. A staple of the precious metal numismatic world for decades, only major events, like a jubilee, for example, ever provoke a change [...]

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