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A prestigious cityscape

Numismatica Genevensis will auction off a 20 ducat piece of the city of Basel with a gorgeous cityscape on November 25, 2014. The estimate amounting to 500,000 Swiss francs is likewise remarkable. There is a good chance that this coin becomes the world’s most expensive Swiss coin. more ]

Auction sales

Numismatik Lanz, D-Munich [ more ]

Tradart SA, B-Brussels [ more ]

Éditions V. Gadoury, MC-Monaco [ more ]

Sincona AG, CH-Zürich [ more ]


Atari video game burial between e-waste and cultural heritage

Since 1983, when Atari buried a mass of unsold video games in New Mexico, this burial has been legend. Recently a Canadian entertainment company has excavated part of them raising reflections on the difference between historical objects and early e-waste. more ]

Nelson Bunker Hunt (1926-2014)

Economic history knows him as the man whose silver speculation led to Silver Thursday. As a coin investor, Hunt played equally big. His name is inextricably linked to the rise and fall of the legendary NFA. On 21 October 2014, Nelson Bunker Hunt now passed away. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at the grammar school ... more ]