Human Faces Part 14: Hadrian, Citizen of the World
Why is it that for centuries – or rather thousands of years – the head has served as the motif for the side of a coin? And why has this changed in the last 200 years? In this chapter of the series ‘Human Faces,’ you’ll hear about how the Greek beard made its way into Roman f [ more ]
France Wins 2014 Coin of the Year Award
France has won the 2014 Coin of the Year Award. The Monnaie de Paris’ Yves Klein 10-euro silver coin with a distinctive blue hand of the artist against a silver background triumphed Dec. 8 at the conclusion of voting by an international panel of judges. [ more ]
No gold in Fort Knox?
Are you worried about lacking gold in Fort Knox? Relax, it is there! So says Edmund C. Moy, former director of the US Mint who visited the arguably best protected place on this planet and saw the gold reserves with his eyes. [ more ]
Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World
Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, when the couple was discussing financial issues ... [ more ]