The hills are alive with the sound of Ducati’s! Swiss Mint wraps up its Alpine Passes series and more.

By |2020-11-06T16:05:01+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The hills are alive with the sound of Ducati's! Swiss Mint wraps up its Alpine Passes series and more. The Swiss Mint continues its unique look at the geography, technology and people of the beautiful Alpine nation of Switzerland with three new additions to their range of silver numismatics. Two are unique designs, and one is the [...]

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, [...]

CIT’s Summer Launch coin videos show a fine selection of different designs

By |2020-08-05T15:55:24+01:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

CIT’s Summer Launch coin videos show a fine selection of different designs As promised earlier today, we've collated all the new videos for CIT's Sumemr Launch into one place. Some great releases here. If you'd like to see more images of the coins, check out our earlier post, and we will be covering these [...]

Mountains, meteorites, sharks, Islamic architecture, Steampunk, fighter pilots, dinosaurs and rollercoasters. It can only be CIT’s Summer Launch.

By |2020-08-10T02:46:20+01:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, History, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Nature, Inserts, Science, Silver, CIT Coin Invest, Cook Islands, Mongolia, Palau|

Mountains, meteorites, sharks, Islamic architecture, Steampunk, fighter pilots, dinosaurs and rollercoasters. It can only be CIT's Summer Launch. We'll be taking a better look at most of these coins in the coming weeks, but here's a roundup of the big new Summer Launch coin range from probably the best producer in the [...]

The Royal Mint’s ‘Innovation in Science’ series celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s groundbreaking work with DNA

By |2020-07-29T19:41:50+01:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Science, Silver, Royal Mint, United Kingdom|

In amongst all the intellectual giants that have inhabited the world of science and technology, there are those equally worthy of recognition, but haven't received it for one reason or another. One such scientist is Rosalind Franklin, who contributed groundbreaking work to one of our most important fields, yet was sadly struck down by ovarian cancer at the young age [...]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11 LANDING: GILDED (2020, Pobjoy)

By |2020-06-17T19:37:22+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Ascension Island, Gilded, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

We saw a good selection of coins last year that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in amongst the mix was a domed piece by the Pobjoy Mint. A two-ounce silver coin with plenty of high relief, it was a neat enough design, mixing various elements associated with the mission (flag, footprint, [...]

Slovakia celebrates on a silver coin the life and work of the 18th century astronomer priest, Maximillian Hell

By |2020-06-08T18:33:18+01:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Bank of Slovakia, Slovakia|

The name Max Hell conjures up a warrior who vanquishes evil across multiple dimensions, but in reality, the eighteenth century Jesuit priest, astronomer and mathematician, Rudolf Maximilian Hell, had an altogether more academic life. Born in what was then the Kingdom of Hungary, but is now modern day Slovakia, Hell was the third of 22 children (That explains the surname...) [...]

2020 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 (POBJOY MINT)

By |2020-05-21T02:56:08+01:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Ascension Island, Science, Silver, Pobjoy Mint|

Last year was a big coin event with the 50th anniversary of the amazing moon landing, undertaken on the Apollo 11 by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. While that was a success, it wasn't all plain sailing for NASA. Just a year later, the Apollo 13 mission to return to the moon almost ended in [...]

Four of the greatest scientific minds of the 1800’s feature on a new silver coin series from Niue

By |2020-05-11T20:55:37+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Czech Mint, Niue Island|

One of the best small series of 2019 was the Czech Mint's outstanding Inventions of Leonardo. Four one-ounce silver coins portrayed some of the Renaissance masters incredibly forward looking inventions associated with flight and with blowing things up. This year has already seen a similar set, in gold as well, that focused on Notre Dame Cathedral, although that was sold [...]

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