Netherlands: Latest silver Proof ducat coin features the historical province of Friesland

The Royal Dutch Mint have issued (15th December) the latest silver ducat in their present series entitled “The Twelve Provinces,” which highlights all of the provinces which comprise the current Kingdom of the Netherlands. The traditional trade coin, which was a staple of European commerce in addition to many colonial states in the Americas, Asia, […]

The Netherlands: Defense line of Amsterdam features on latest Dutch UNESCO sites series of collector coins

The Royal Dutch Mint have released (21st November) the latest gold and silver coins in its popular Dutch UNESCO series highlighting the many locations and landmarks recognised as UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Netherlands. This year’s coin features the Defense Line of Amsterdam, which is a 135-kilometre (83-mile) defense line surrounding the greater perimeter of Amsterdam. It was built […]

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 […]