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.
14 March 2019 In the 18th and 19th centuries, many rulers were proud to have their gold coins minted from local precious metal, especially when the gold came from their rivers. This film shows wonderful specimens from Künker’s Spring Auction 321 and explains the historical background.
14 March 2019 Some people suffer from a pathological urge to swallow coins. A man from Japan set a sad record: doctors removed 8 kilos of coins from his stomach. The injuries caused by this diet vary depending, among other things, on the coins’ material.
13 March 2019 CIT Coin Invest AG has created a new silver coin dedicated to one of the primal fears of humans: the feeling of being trapped. The piece is a numismatic piece of art which will amaze collectors and non-numismatists alike.
13 March 2019 The Royal Mint has announced that an additional 2.1 million 10p coins of the Great British Coin Hunt will enter circulation soon. The extremely popular A to Z collection showcases the best of British culture.
13 March 2019 On March 15th and March 16th, a spring edition of the Sberatel Fair will take place in the capital of the Czech Republic for the first time. Visitors can look forward to a vast range of offers by international dealers as well as the free evaluation of their collector’s items.
13 March 2019 Three trials, two verdicts, one adjournment. We have summarized the latest developments in some of the court cases we reported on in the last couple of months. Verdicts were delivered in the context of the stolen crowns of Strängnäs and the Beatrix-Potter-murder.
08 March 2019 There are only a few early-modern coins which were designed as elaborately as the bankportugaleser of Hamburg. See for yourself in this film on Künker’s Berlin Auction 316 and learn why the coins are sometimes spelled portugaleser and sometimes portugalöser.
08 March 2019 In December, the latest World Customs Organisation Illicit Trade Report was published. As it only constitutes 0.2 % of the illegal trade, cultural property is the most insignificant problem cited. This begs the question: How is it possible that politicians know about these figures and nevertheless see a need for action?
07 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.