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Human faces, part 28: Fight for Sicily

Why was the human head the motif on coins for centuries, no, for millennia? And why did that change in the last 200 years? Find out why the Houses of Anjou and Aragón fought for Sicily and how Ferdinand of Aragón cleverly used coins for propagandistic purposes in this episode. more ]

Auction sales

Archives International Auctions, USA-New York [ more ]

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers, USA-Baltimore (MD) [ more ]

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, USA-Winter Park [ more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, USA-Baltimore [ more ]


‘Germany – Memories of a Nation’ in the British Museum

The British Museum has opened its new exhibition ‘Germany – Memories of a Nation’ running until 25 January 2015. The display features 200 objects and focuses on a key period of 600 years in Germany’s history, from the 15th century to the present day. more ]

GDR – Turnaround – Reunification: Museum and Numismatics in Politically Turbulent Times – Part 3

In 2009, Bernd Kluge, Director of the Münzkabinett (Coin Cabinet) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, gave Ursula Kampmann an interview and explained to her what it meant to work in the Münzkabinett in the GDR era and to lead it through the Turnaround and the German Reunification. On the occasion of his retirement on 1 October, 2014, we publish this interview again in CoinsWeekly. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, outside the child’s room ... more ]