22 March 2019 Last week, we presented the oldest dated coin of Württemberg. We had already typed out the article about the oldest coin dated according to the Christian era at the time. Now, a possible competitor has entered the stage.
21 March 2019 The German numismatic community has lost a visionary: Dr. Rainer Opitz. In the numismatic world he is known for his dedication to coins and medals of the history of the Reformation. Fritz Rudolf Künker and Oliver Köpp remember this outstanding collector.
21 March 2019 The Monnaie de Paris has announced that a 2 euro commemorative coin will be issued in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Asterix. The comic created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo was first released on October 29, 1959.
21 March 2019 A long tradition, an exciting present, countless new possibilities! In early 2019, the long-standing Frankfurter Münzhandlung was reopened. Find out everything you need to know about the company’s history and the goals of the new managing team headed by Arne Kirsch.
21 March 2019 In the context of the ANA’s National Money Show 2019, Harlan J. Berk has published the second edition of his successful work “100 Greatest Ancient Coins”. Renowned numismatist Italo Vecchi has taken a look at it and reflects on the importance of this book.
21 March 2019 The Mint Directors Conference 2020 will take place in Cape Town and Pretoria in South Africa. Now, the new MDC 2020 website is online and offers an abundance of information, such as the program, registration options, and the schedule.
20 March 2019 Paul Whitnah has known some of the greatest coin personalities in his lifetime including Eva Adams, Q. David Bowers, Ken Bressett, Mary Brooks and many more. He shares his memories in this interview conducted by David Lisot.
20 March 2019 In celebration of the life and legacy of physicist Stephen Hawking, the Royal Mint has issued a 50p coin in gold, silver and cupro-nickel. The reverse features a design inspired by one of his “playful” lectures on black holes.
20 March 2019 The Swiss National Bank has begun issuing the new 1000-franc note. The design of the fifth banknote in the latest “The Many Facets of Switzerland” series is dedicated to the communicative flair of the polylingual country.
20 March 2019 F+W, parent company of Krause Publications, has filed for bankruptcy. This could potentially result in the end of numerous numismatic publications in the United States. Years of mismanagement and staggering malinvestment are considered the causes of these developments.
14 March 2019 The Munich-based auction house Savoca Coins has made a name for itself in the business of dealing in ancient coins. Now, the company has opened a new office in another location – in London.