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The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Spain – 1, 2 and 5 Cent – Santiago de Compostela

The euro coins are a splendid means for all countries in the eurozone to convey their own self-conception. What does the pilgrimage to St. James mean to Spain? And what role did the Way of St. James play for European Christians of medieval times? Here you get the backdrop of the design of the Spanish 1, 2 and 5 cent coins. more ]

Auction sales

Morton & Eden, GB-London [ more ]

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

St. James’s Auctions / Classical Numismatic Group / M. Louis Teller Numismatic Group, USA-Chicago [ more ]

Atlas Numismatics [ more ]


Robbery at Claude Burgan’s with fierce gunfire in Paris underground

A robber took gold coins worth 100,000 euros during a forced incursion in the famous coin shop in Paris. He did not even shrink from using his gun. more ]

Sicily in full bloom Part 8

Syracuse: the Mecca of Greek coinage. Birthplace of the most beautiful women’s coin portraits of all time. Just saying the name can send you into raptures. But then again, rats and closed museums can bring you back down to earth very quickly. more ]

The Revenge of the Solidi

Numismatist and cartoonist Jeremy Bostwick discovers a different point of view of antiquity and its coinage. Today’s cartoon is dedicated to Byzantine numismatics which Jeremy loves. Watch Fokas and his focus group! more ]