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The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1 Cent – 10, 20 and 50 Cent – Miguel de Cervantes

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. Choosing Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote as depiction of a coin is a masterstroke allowing the former global power Spain to give the best account of itself. more ]

Auction sales

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Morton & Eden, GB-London [ more ]

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

Paul-Francis Jacquier, D-Kehl am Rhein [ more ]


The Hype about the Golden Kennedy Half Dollar

Due to excessive demand, the Unites States Mint is now forced to stop selling the golden Kennedy Half Dollar. After three days, the coin is available for sale on the internet only. more ]

Great Coin Heist at State Library of New South Wales

On 7 August, 2014, twelve coins worth about €700,000 have been stolen from the State Library of New South Wales / Sidney. One of them is an original Holey Dollar from 1810. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin's World

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