06 December 2018 One of the founders of the New York International Numismatic Convention, Richard Margolis, passed away on November 24, 2018. The amiable New Yorker was one of the prominent experts of French numismatics and medal art.
06 December 2018 With the issue of additional denominations, the Norges Bank continues with its new family of banknotes. The new 50 and 500 Kroner banknotes were released in October of 2018. Michael Alexander writes about their security features as well as their motif.
05 December 2018 CIT Coin Invest AG continues its extremely popular Skull series. The “Blackbeard Edition” is presented as a unique gold coin in the shape of a three-dimensional skull. The silver coin “Big Pirate Skull”, which is made of 500 grams of silver, has also been issued.
05 December 2018 The Republic of San Marino has issued a new 20 Euro coin in gold. It marks the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the San Marino Historic Center and Mount Titano in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
05 December 2018 There are 205 surviving coins of the African usurper Domitius Alexander. And those 205 coins form the basis of this die study, which replaces one chapter of the RIC. It is a standard reference work of Roman numismatics, no doubt. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it.
03 December 2018 The European Central Bank has unveiled the designs and new security features of the two remaining banknotes to undergo updates. The new banknotes will be available throughout the Eurozone in May of 2019.
03 December 2018 At New York University you can admire the Berthouville Treasure in “Devotion and Decadence”. The largest and best-preserved hoard of ancient silver ever unearthed demonstrates with more than 160 objects how ancient Romans exhibited their wealth.
29 November 2018 Carter’s fascination for the treasures of Tutankhamun has become deeply embedded in our collective memory. Rupert Wace dedicates a magnificent catalog of contemporary photographs to the media event of that time. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it.