Science

June, 2019

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin

By |2019-06-18T01:45:32+01:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, International Coin House, Macedonia|

Artificial Intelligence stars on the newest Republic of Macedonia commemorative silver coin Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and countless other scientists and visionaries have accelerated the discussion on the potential hazards of Artificial Intelligence. Currently, AI takes two forms, the first of which is called Narrow Intelligence. This means a machine intellect that is designed to function in a very limited range of scenarios. Good examples are facial [...]

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin

By |2019-06-12T10:19:50+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, Science, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin The Swiss Mint isn't a hugely prolific one, but they do bring a certain quirky charm with their style and choice of subject. They generally only issue a single gold coin every year, and the last three years has seen a railway tunnel, a mountain rescue dog, and William Tell doing the honours. [...]

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!

By |2019-06-04T00:13:53+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin

By |2019-06-03T17:49:05+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Science, Silver, BH Mayer, Niue Island|

The beginning of everything? The Big Bang is realised on a new meteorite adorned silver coin It's been a little quieter on the astronomy coin front of late. Fewer series seem to be ongoing and individual releases are not appearing in the numbers they were a few years ago, but what is coming on to the market is maintaining the high quality the genre is known for. [...]

May, 2019

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin

By |2019-05-29T09:45:35+01:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin The coins commemorating the epic 1969 moon landing continue to flow and they represent a great reminder that this wasn't just a US endeavour.Much of the science and technology behind this ground-breaking mission originated in other countries, and as the Swiss Mint is gently reminding us, Switzerland was one [...]

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury

By |2019-05-03T14:34:56+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, Cameroon, Mint21|

The Classic gods of antiquity and modern advances in planetology collide to showcase Mercury It goes without saying that regular readers have noticed the popularity of astronomy coins and also of issues tied to the myths and legends of old. There's actually a lot of overlap between the two, not only with the binding of the planets into the beliefs of the old cultures, but in their [...]

April, 2019

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box?

By |2019-04-16T13:42:14+01:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Science, Silver, NZ Mint, Niue Island|

Tetris hits the silver coin world. How many tries to get it into the slot in the box? A nice surprise last year, the Space Invaders 40th anniversary coin was the perfect commemoration of the groundbreaking early cult video-game. Using lenticular imagery to replicate the famous spaceship movement, and packaging in a very cool arcade cabinet style box, it's no surprise that it sold out at the [...]

Italian Excellence series of silver coins celebrates the ultra-iconic Vespa scooter with a trio of variants

By |2019-04-09T19:07:30+01:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Science, Silver, IPZS Italy, Italy|

Italian Excellence series of silver coins celebrates the ultra-iconic Vespa scooter with a trio of variants Two-wheeled transport doesn't get more iconic than the Italian brand, Vespa. Along with their competitor Lambretta, this company pioneered the popularity of this once cheap and cheerful mode of transport after the Second World War ended. While Lambretta has fallen by the wayside, even if it has revived recently as a [...]

March, 2019

One small step continues. Pobjoy adds a domed silver coin to the commemorations

By |2019-03-27T21:47:32+01:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

One small step continues. Pobjoy adds a domed silver coin to the commemorations Our continuing showcase of all the new coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing continues with a new piece released today by the British Pobjoy Mint. Pobjoy have already issued a design in a choice of three metals - base, silver or titanium - but this one is a far [...]

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. [...]

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