One of the most well-known of history’s great military leaders, Genghis Khan – or Chinggis Khaan in Mongol – founded the Mongolian empire that annexed much of Eurasia in the 13th Century. The subject of many books and films, Genghis Khan is an extremely important historical figure. But is there more to his tale? Does […]
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Perhaps, we should consider ourselves lucky every day that we do not share our planet with the prehistoric monsters that came before us. The most famous of these beasts is, of course, Tyrannosaurus Rex. The T-Rex has been the subject of countless popular culture horror stories over the years and in recent days, it may […]
In Australia, winter is just two weeks away! For some, this is a bleak time of year bringing rain, howling winds, low temperatures, and in some areas, a blanket of snow. But this is not an unhappy time! An intrepid nation, it is perhaps our desire for exploration and adventure that sparks our love affair […]
The culmination of a 13 year dream and, subsequently, a lengthy 14-month construction process, www.MelbourneMintCoins.com.au is finally here. After a successful career trading in Collector Coins, the boss here at Melbourne Mint was able to move onto other business projects. Again, he met with great success. But of course, the heart always knows its true desires […]
Way back in 2012, the newly opened offices of Melbourne Mint were featured in the pages of Melbourne’s own Herald Sun Newspaper.
Gold. The most popular of all precious metals. But, over the years, which issues have proven the most important?
Named for Henry Comstock, the man who first officially claimed the land of the original silver discovery.
The 5th Century Greek historian Herodotus wrote that it was the Ancient Lydians who were the first to use silver and gold coinage.
Of course, this is a trick question, akin to asking about a tonne of feathers versus a one tonne elephant.
A riddle: What do Dinosaurs and Gold Bars have in Common?
Well, after a whirlwind two weeks of flights, jetlag, meetings, a few official “functions”, then more flights and a few further days of jetlag.