July, 2020

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM (2020, Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-07-07T15:40:16+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: QLM, Australia, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Usually reserved for one of their astronomical coins, the domed silver coin format, popularised by the Royal Australian Mint, is now being used for a broader range of subjects. The latest is this pretty issue celebrating the Australian Olympic squad. A clever little detour from the Olympics themselves, due to be held in Japan, but now postponed for the obvious reasons. Easily one of the best Olympic designs we've seen on a coin, [...]

February, 2020

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fistbump

By |2020-02-07T18:14:27+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Medallion, Sport, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fist-bump While it is the Chiwoo Cheonwang that is the most widely known issue from the Korean Mint, KOMSCO, they do maintain a neat selection of series highlighting various elements of Korean culture and history. Starting in 2019, it was the turn of the sport of Taekwondo. The one-ounce silver round depicted an advocate of [...]

June, 2019

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has its rising popularity showcased on a new multi-coin Euro range

By |2019-06-16T14:55:57+01:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Gold, Sport, Silver, France, MDM, Monnaie de Paris|

The FIFA Women's World Cup has its rising popularity showcased on a new multi-coin Euro range With the FIFA Womens World Cup currently underway in France, and the Monnaie de Paris having a good history of issuing sporting coins, it comes as no surprise to see them issue a range to mark the tournament. Not a single coin, the've gone for four different designs across both of [...]

December, 2018

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate

By |2018-12-11T16:02:57+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Art Mint, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Niue Island|

Forget a coin about chess when you can have chess on a coin! Art Mint goes for checkmate There have been a few attempts to incorporate a coin into a board game, the most recent one that we can remember being CIT's The Treasure of the Cruel Captain. While that was a large base metal piece that really stretched the limits of being called a coin, this [...]

September, 2018

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin

By |2018-09-29T11:10:27+01:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Event, News Nuggets, Coloured, Australia, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin Being seriously injured while serving in the military isn't a sign that an active life has ended. Those that serve in combat are already those amongst us with the greatest drive to overcome obstacles, so why should that end when that service does? Prince Harry of the British Royal Family understood that is doesn't and [...]

March, 2018

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it

By |2018-03-15T20:23:36+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Event, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia is hosting the XXI Commonwealth Games and the Royal Australian Mint is issuing coins for it Gold Coast 2018 is the name and location of the XXI Commonwealth Games, an international multi-sport event held by the Commonwealth of Nations every four years. Last held in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Gold Coast in eastern Australia is a considerably warmer location for what is one of the world's most [...]

December, 2017

MDM celebrate the celebration with a Mexican Wave inspired proof silver coin

By |2017-12-13T16:20:08+00:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Sport, Silver, MDM, Solomon Islands|

MDM celebrate the celebration with a Mexican Wave inspired proof silver coin The biggest sporting extravaganza on the planet and one loved with a passion by more people in more countries than any other tournament, the FIFA World Cup arrives in Russia next June for what will be the most watched event of the year. Like the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, lots of countries [...]

November, 2017

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin

By |2017-11-05T17:50:06+00:00November 5th, 2017|Categories: Sport, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The National Hockey League is a century old and Canada celebrates with a silver coin One of the core North American sports, although very popular in central and eastern Europe as well, Ice Hockey is a contact team sport played on an ice rink. The sports governing body is the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), but like football, there are bodies in 76 countries, the most famous [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By |2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]

September, 2017

Johan Cruyff, one of the worlds best footballers, is remembered on a new Dutch coin range

By |2017-09-09T23:01:50+01:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, People, Sport, Silver, Koninklijke Nederlandse, Netherlands|

Johan Cruyff, one of the worlds best footballers, is remembered on a new Dutch coin range There aren't many football players iconic enough to warrant a series of precious metal coins to be issued with their face on them, but easily making the shortlist would be Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff. One of the most talented and influential footballers of all time, Cruyff has the kudos to cross [...]

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