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Austria continues its historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character

Austria continues its four-coin historical Maria Theresa silver coin series with Justice & Character A classic in the numismatic world, the Maria Theresa thaler (MTT) was first minted in 1741 and this silver bullion coin remained currency in the Austrian Empire until 1858. It continued to be […]

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin

Royal Wedding anniversary celebrated by Ascension Island in huge style with a 70-ounce coin An incredible feat for any couple but a staggeringly rare one for a sitting monarch, a platinum wedding anniversary marks seven decades of commitment. Queen Elizabeth II is one of the worlds longest-ever […]

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America

CIT expand their banknote style coins to epic new sizes with a Waldseemuller map naming America A relatively new concept in modern numismatics, ultra-thin banknote-style coins have grown in popularity since their debut last year.  Usually 150 x 70 mm in size and weighing around five grams, […]

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin

The classic numismatic icon of Ancient Greece is modernised for new antiqued silver coin As iconic in its day as any modern design is now, the Ancient Greek Tetradrachm (literally ‘four drachmae’) was introduced in the sixth century BCE and replaced the older didrachms with their heraldic […]

The Royal Mint remembers the fallen with its new annual Remembrance Day poppy coin

The Royal Mint remembers the fallen with its new annual Remembrance Day poppy coin The Royal Mint is finally issuing its first ever official Remembrance Day coin for the United Kingdom after spending years issuing them for Alderney, the Channel Island closest to France. The design or […]

Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy

Malta remembers the 75th anniversary of the crucial WWII Operation Pedestal convoy Unlike the constant grinds and stalemates that typified the First World War, WWII was a considerably wider placed and dynamic conflict, truly taking in most parts of the globe. Much of this in the early […]

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar

Battles That Changed History goes nautical with Nelson and the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar Battles That Changed History by the New Zealand Mint is the successor series to the very popular Warriors of History range. Done in the same style – antiqued finished with a coloured figure […]

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki

Poland continues its remembrance of its anti-communist heroes with Witold Pilecki With the current tensions in the region, it’s of little surprise that the National Bank of Poland is looking to its anti-communist heroes for numismatic inspiration. Just this year we’ve seen coins commemorating the 1920 Battle […]

Royal Mint debuts two new 2018 bullion coins in their popular ongoing multi-year series

Royal Mint debuts two new 2018 bullion coins in their popular ongoing multi-year series The Royal Mint has expanded the choice available in what have become their most eagerly awaited bullion coin ranges. The Shēngxiào Lunar series is now five coins into a 12-coin cycle with the […]

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run

Beautiful sixteenth century Dutch Leeuwendaalder recreated for limited silver bullion coin run A couple of months ago the Royal Dutch Mint released a restruck, modern version of one of the most important coins in history, the Lion Dollar. Available in two sizes of proof silver and two […]