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The Gold Coinage of Zurich

On 9 October, 2014, Künker will offer a large series of Swiss gold coins for sale. This is a good opportunity to have a closer look at the gold coinage of Zurich. more ]

Auction sales

Classical Numismatic Group [ more ]

Auctiones GmbH [ more ]

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa, California [ more ]


The art collector as collectible

Usually it’s the coins that are in the spotlight, not so much their collectors. But in 1970, Norman Rockwell created the painting “The Collector”, which was recently sold at Christie’s. The painting is worth a closer look as it tells us much about the collector. more ]

Scottish Independence and the Currency

On September 18, 2014 Scotland is to vote whether it will become independent from the United Kingdom or not. In case of ‘yes’ many questions are still open – one of them is what currency the new country will use. Professor Nick Mayhew, director of the Winton Institute for Monetary History, outlines this tricky problem. more ]

The Revenge of the Solidi: Byzantine Selfie

Numismatist and cartoonist Jeremy Bostwick discovers a different point of view of antiquity and its coinage. Today’s cartoon is dedicated to Byzantine numismatics which Jeremy loves: An imperial selfie! more ]