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Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with […]

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 […]

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin

Admired Italian philosopher, Francesco De Sanctis is remembered on new silver coin Leading Italian literary critic and scholar of Italian language, Francesco de Sanctis (28 Mar 1817 –  29 Dec 1883) is being remembered on a new sterling silver coin from the national mint, IPZS. A philosopher, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin

Ground-breaking naval engineer Charles Parsons is celebrated on Irelands latest science coin Not a prolific releaser of precious metal commemoratives, the Central Bank of Ireland issues the occasional coin in celebration of its famous people or historical events and one of the current series is called Irish […]

350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin

350th Anniversary of the death of Italian architect Francesco Borromini marked on gold coin Born on 25 September 1599 and dying on 3 August 1667, Swiss architect Francesco Borromini, along with his contemporaries Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, is a key figure in the emerging […]

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest

70 Years of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip: Coat of Arms on Pobjoys latest With Queen Elizabeth having sat upon the throne of the United Kingdom for so long, it’s no surprise that records are being broken all the time. The oldest and longest […]

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin

Russia celebrates the bicentenary of noted artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky with silver coin After the geographer Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky and the poet Balmont, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is showcasing the talents of a painter for its Outstanding Personalities of Russia series of proof silver coins. I. K. […]