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Treasure Running into Millions Recovered from War Time Wreck

In 2013, the company Deep Ocean Search recovered tons of silver coins at a depth of about 5100 meters, off the Namibian coast, thus beating a record. The money had been intended to fund Great Britain’s effort in WWII. The numismatists, however, have lost the treasure a second time. more ]

Google’s Digital World of Museums

Do we actually have to visit museums when everything will be available on the internet very soon? As part of its project called Google Cultural Institute, Google now presents numerous digital exhibitions that have one or two advantages indeed. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, on Mount Olympus ... more ]


Human faces, part 34: A “terrible” Pope

Why does this coin feature both the Pope and the trademark of an influential merchant family? This coin, portraying Julius II and the Fugger family business, illustrates that economy and religion always have and always will go hand in hand. more ]

Auction sales

Harlan J. Berk Ltd., USA-Chicago [ more ]

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa (CA) [ more ]

Atlas Numismatics [ more ]

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers [ more ]