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  • The Coolest Philatelist of All Time: John Lennon

    18 October 2018
    Nowadays, collectors have to fight the image of it being a dusty hobby. But back in the day, philately was trendy and hip. Possibly the coolest young collector at the time was Beatles co-founder John Lennon. The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum now presents his collection.

  • The Most Expensive Roman Coin

    17 October 2018
    The next CoinsWeekly Coin Record to have been submitted is the presumably most expensive Roman coin. It sold for 2 million Swiss francs on December 3, 2008.

  • Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

    17 October 2018
    Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, caught in a thunderstorm ...

  • The Fascinating World of Swords

    17 October 2018
    The Landesmuseum Württemberg in Stuttgart has dedicated an exhibition to the symbol of power. Visitors will not only find fascinatingly beautiful swords, but also weapons and battle scenes depicted on paintings, Hollywood posters, and – coins and medals!

  • A Rookie’s Review of Coinex 2018

    11 October 2018
    CoinsWeekly sent their newest colleague, Leonie Schulze, to the annual Coinex convention in London. If you have forgotten what the world of numismatics might look like from an outsider’s perspective, her review will surely give you an idea.

  • Laughing Buddha 2018

    11 October 2018
    The new version of the laughing Buddha CIT presents after the great success of the preceding 2017 edition, unites a wealth of innovative minting technologies to turn a beloved motif into a small numismatic artwork. The silver coin was designed on behalf of the Republic of Palau.

  • The Most Comprehensive Gold Bar Collection in the World

    10 October 2018
    Gold bars are also included in CoinsWeekly’s Coin Records! The Degussa Goldhandel GmbH claims to possess the numerically largest collection of individual contemporary gold bars in the world: namely, the famous “Rothschild-Collection”.

  • Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

    10 October 2018
    Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, while settling a transaction ...

  • Leipzig University Library receives collection of medals made by local artist Bruno Eyermann

    10 October 2018
    The Leipzig University Library first presented its 218 newly-acquired collection of medals made by Bruno Eyermann to the public. Eyermann was the central figure among Leipzig’s artistic medalists in the first half of the 20th century.

  • UK and France Consider Withdrawal of Low-Denomination Coins

    05 October 2018
    Bank of England employees have published a comment on the feared ramifications of abolishing coppery coins of low value. Discussions about such a course of action have not only been rekindled in the UK, however. France is allegedly considering doing the same.

  • The most expensive coin of Lüneburg

    04 October 2018
    The next CoinsWeekly Coin Record has been announced and this time it is the most expensive coin of Lüneburg. The 10 ducat piece is an off-metal strike in gold of a jagdtaler and was made in 1620. It was sold by auction house Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger in Auction 333.

  • Louis I of Bavaria and his Commemorative Coins

    04 October 2018
    The “geschichtstaler” of Louis I of Bavaria constitute a high-ranking source on how the Bavarian king interpreted the events of his time. In this film we will show you a few examples which will be on offer at the Künker Fall Auction 314.

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