The Netherlands: “Lion daalder” reborn in new gold and silver bullion coins

The following is a cross-post from World Mint News Blog’s sister site, Coin Update. The Royal Dutch Mint have unveiled their newest silver and gold 1-ounce coins, which are based on one of the world’s most well-known and trusted trade coins of the late 16th century. The famed lion daalder (or leeuwendaalder) was first minted by the Province […]

Malta Issues Tribute to Historic “Patakka”

A brand-new numismatic coin, issued by the Central Bank of Malta, pays homage to a very old symbol: the Maltese Cross. The origins of the eight-pointed emblem reach back to the 6th century, when it appeared as an ornamental feature in Byzantine art and architecture. It was adopted in the late 15th century as a […]

Netherlands 2014 King’s Medal

The Royal Dutch Mint has recently released a limited mintage medal to mark the one year reign of King Willem-Alexander which revives an intriguing design concept. A continuous circle of text in varying degrees of boldness is used to create an image. The obverse of the medal contains a portion of King Willem-Alexander’s inauguration speech […]