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Global power Portugal – Part 2: Belem and Henry the Navigator

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann shows us Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In the second episode, she visits Belem, the place from which so many departed to conquer the world. Legend has it that Henry the Navigator was their inspiration. more ]

Secularization in India

With a GDP growth of 5.9% in 2014, India is one of the world’s fastest expanding economies. Not good enough, thinks the government. It hopes for the Hindu temple gold to be melted down to curb annual gold imports. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in the attic ... more ]


The True Draft of the First Commemorative Coin of the Federal Republic of Germany

On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony! more ]

Auction sales

Hess Divo, CH-Zürich [ more ]

Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, D-Stuttgart [ more ]

Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, D-Munich [ more ]

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]