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The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series Despite the celebrations around Christopher Columbus and other fifteenth-century European explorers when it comes to talking about the discovery of the America’s, it’s pretty clear that the Viking were there centuries before. Legendary […]

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border

Royal Mint launches a limited bullion Britannia variant with an Oriental themed border A perennial favourite, the Royal Mints Britannia bullion coin design has changed many times since its introduction in 1987. In 2014 however, the mint moved its design changes over to a unique annual proof range and […]

Slovakia kicks off its 2018 numismatic program with a celebration of 25 years of existence as a state

Slovakia kicks off its 2018 numismatic program with a celebration of 25 years of existence as a state Slovakia is launching its 2018 numismatic coin programme with the debut of a one-ounce fine-silver coin celebrating 25 years since Czechoslovakia split into two seperate states in what is […]

The Italian Constitution is 70 years old and IPZS releases rare enamel-coloured silver coin to mark it

The Italian Constitution is 70 years old and IPZS releases rare enamel-coloured silver coin to mark it It was seventy years ago this month that Italy transitioned itself to a constitutional republic and abolished its age old monarchy. Coming into force on the first day of 1948, […]

Australia kicks off 2018 by looking back at the convict era that began to build the modern nation

Australia kicks off 2018 by looking back at the convict era that began to build the modern nation It was in May 1787 that the First Fleet, a fleet of eleven ships, departed Portsmouth bound for the east coast of Australia – specifically Botany Bay in what […]

Frankenstein and the RAF among the Royal Mint commemorative circulating coin designs for 2018

Frankenstein and the RAF among the Royal Mint commemorative circulating coin designs for 2018 Time for the Royal Mint to show off its five special circulating designs of which we’ll see fuller commemorative range as the year progresses. If you want these in silver, the only way […]

History of the Crusades heads north with the first Northern Crusade silver coin

History of the Crusades heads north with the first Northern Crusade silver coin We’ve made no secret of our love of Numicollects History of the Crusades coin series and with the release of the Last Crusader coin it appeared it was coming to an end. However, the […]

Scottsdale Mint adds a pair of Ramesses II coins to its popular Egyptian Relics bullion series

Scottsdale Mint adds a pair of Ramesses II coins to its popular Egyptian Relics bullion series A huge favourite of ours, in the silver bullion coin world, Scottsdale Mints Egyptian Relic series is a refreshing attempt to do something different with legal tender coins. They launched in […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 by the Dutch settlers at Plymouth, Massachusetts to celebrate a successful harvest. It was a tradition that the Pilgrims brought with them from Europe. After the birth of the United States, President George Washington issued a proclamation honoring the Thanksgiving harvest during his presidency. The only other president to […]

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam

Royal Dutch Mint showcases a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Defence Line of Amsterdam The Stelling van Amsterdam (Defence Line of Amsterdam) is a complete ring of fortifications extending more than 135 km around the city of Amsterdam and is the only example of a fortification based […]