Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin

By |2022-01-19T23:09:29+00:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Copper, Inserts, Science, Silver, Mint of Poland, Niue Island|

Turn base metal into gold? The Mint of Poland gets an alchemist as far as silver for its latest coin Turning base metal into gold, the quest for immortality, the cure for disease - each of these were goals that the alchemists of old struggled to achieve, for obvious reasons. Alchemy, a mix of philosophy and [...]

World Exclusive! Space exploration kicks off the quirky ‘De Doodle’ high-relief coin series from Magikos Coins

By |2022-01-10T01:56:28+00:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Inserts, Science, Silver, Cameroon|

World exclusive! Space exploration kicks off the quirky 'De Doodle' high-relief coin series from Magikos Coins Who hasn't, at one time in their life, sat down and doodled on a piece of paper? Letting your imagination run riot has always been the perfect release from boredom or stress, and we all have our own styles, however [...]

It’s that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs

By |2021-12-31T15:12:46+00:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Bi-Metallic, Culture, Event, History, Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

It's that time of the year again. The Royal Mint releases images of its 2022 circulating currency designs An earlier than usual look at the Royal Mint's proof sets for the year (they go on sale next week), and it's another selection of themes encompassing royalty, science, personalities, and events. There are a pair of seven-sided [...]

Special Shapes Minigold – Four new designs (Palau CIT)

By |2021-12-27T13:34:20+00:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Gold, Science, Sport, CIT Coin Invest, Palau|

Probably the most enthusiastic of the minigold producers, CIT have a really wide range of traditional, and more eclectic half-gram gold coins, going back over a decade. We were first attracted to the concept by the excellent Ancient Roman inspired series, 'Coins of the Roman Empire', that were issued between 2009 and 2012, but numerous coin issues [...]

50th Anniversary of E-mail (2021 World Coin Appreciation)

By |2021-11-23T15:58:28+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Science, Silver, Niue Island, World Coin Appreciation|

It's such a ubiquitous part of everyday life, that it's hard to believe Email is only 50 years old. In 1971, Ray Tomlinson developed the first networked Email service, running on ARPANET, and using the now commonplace '@' symbol. Just a few years later, and the system became formalised into what we still use today. Over 300 [...]

Pressburg Mint adds a view of Mars and the Perseverance Rover to its eclectic silver bullion coin portfolio

By |2021-11-16T18:22:03+00:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Bullion, Science, Silver, Niue Island, Pressburg Mint|

Pressburg Mint adds a view of Mars and the Perseverance Rover to its eclectic silver bullion coin portfolio It's to our discredit that we haven't covered as much of the Pressburg Mint's output as we should, but this new release has given us a kick up the butt towards rectifying that. The mint has an unusual [...]

Hydropower (2021 Swiss Mint)

By |2021-10-21T18:46:27+01:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

In a rare twist for the normally quite conservative Swiss Mint, they issued a few weeks ago, a coin with a glow-in-the-dark application on its reverse face. Normally the reserve of mythology and media-based coins, the mint has incorporated it into a science themed coin for a change. The science in question is hydro-electric power [...]

Innovation in Science continues its look at boundary-pushing scientists from history with the discoverer of Insulin

By |2021-10-15T19:30:58+01:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

Innovation in Science continues its look at boundary-pushing scientists from history with the discoverer of Insulin The Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ series of fifty pence coins follows John Logic Baird, Stephen Hawking, Rosalind Franklin, and Charles Babbage with a giant event in medical science, the discovery of Insulin. Dr John Macleod, Sir Frederick Banting, Dr [...]

The Perth Mint expands its eclectic range of coins sporting unusual centres with an hourglass issue

By |2021-10-05T18:26:01+01:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Gilded, Inserts, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

The Perth Mint expands its eclectic range of coins sporting unusual centres with an hourglass issue We haven't covered Perth Mint issues as much as we should, mainly because they've leaned heavily into numismatic versions of their iconic bullion coins and there's only so much you can write about those. However, we've missed a few goodies, [...]

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