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Wolfgang Haney (1924-2017)

Wolfgang Haney ranged among the most important collectors in Germany, even without having unlimited resources. He illustrated the history of the Holocaust through his more than 12,000 objects. We mourn the loss of a collector who, on the basis of objects from everyday life, made the incomprehensible comprehensible. more ]

Stephan Satijn appointed Royal Dutch Mint Master

The renowned Royal Dutch Mint has appointed a new Mint Master: Stephan Satijn. This will influence the Dutch Euro coins, as Dutch mint masters have got an individual mint mark. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, on the road from Pella to Athens ... more ]


Items found: Carsten Niebuhr reports on treasure troves in wild Kurdistan

In the service of the King of Denmark, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) travelled through the Orient from 1761 to 1767. His main goal was to prove the Bible right after all. To us numismatists, however, other parts of his report are much more intriguing nowadays. more ]

Auction sales

Numismatica Ars Classica, CH-Zurich [ more ]

Roma Numismatics Ltd [ more ]

Naville Numismatics Ltd [ more ]

Leu Numismatik, CH-Zurich [ more ]