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50 Years of Celtic Coin Index

Setting up an index of Celtic coins found in Britain was first thought of in 1959 by the archaeologist Professor Sheppard Frere and the numismatist Derek Allen. The growth of the CCI testifies to a commensurate increase in co-operation between professional archaeologists and amateur metal detectorists... more ]

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XIV International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow
Between August 31st and September 4th, 2009, the XIV International Numismatic Congress was held in Glasgow. 550 delegates came from all over the world to visit sessions and give lectures. more ]

Dr. Pierre Bastien (1912-2010)

With Pierre Bastien the numismatic society looses one of the profoundest experts on Late Roman coinage... more ]

Financial History Researcher to Speak at National Coin and Currency Convention

Financial history researcher Lawrence Schuffman will be the keynote speaker during the educational programs to be held in conjunction with the Professional Currency Dealers Association’s November 8-11 National Coin and Currency Convention. more ]

Festschrift 10 years Association of Baltic Numismatics

Ten years ago, the Association of Baltic Numismatists was founded to support numismatics in Estonia and to strengthen international relations. And it worked, as the festschrift for their anniversary proves. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look. more ]

COIN OF THE YEAR 2008 – winners of the 2010 COTY Award drawn

Each year the US-American journal World Coin News awards the COTY Award celebrating the year’s best coins... more ]

IOC Honorary member Professor Walther Tröger receives World Money Fair Award 2010

Prof. Walther Tröger has been awarded during the 15th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair at the German Sport and Olympic Museum Cologne with the prestigious World Money Fair award... more ]

Swissmint Awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to “swissmint” by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. more ]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Award Winners?

The international panel of more than 60 judges has selected the winners. Voting for the coin of the Year, as well as the People’s Choice award will begin shortly... more ]

Coty 2011 – this time featuring pictures

Krause has announced the winners. By now, we can show you pictures of all coins. There is also one change to communicate... more ]

Hungary has won the COTY People’s Choice Award for an incredible fourth time

Since the existence of this category no other country has ever won this award. In 2011 Hungary remains People’s Choice... more ]

ANS confers Huntington Medal Award to Bernd Kluge

In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of numismatics Bernd Kluge will receive the Huntington Medal Award 2009 on March 24, 2011... more ]

The International Coin Design Competition 2010

Since 1998, Japan Mint has invited coin designs from all over the world to the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC). Now the winners of the competition 2010 are chosen... more ]

University of Vienna awarded Otto Paul Wenger Prize

The prestigious Otto Paul Wenger Prize was awarded to the Institute for Numismatics and Monetary History of the University of Vienna by the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists. Of special merit are the Institute’s publications... more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2012 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society announces the honorees for the 2012 Dinner Gala: Harlan J. Berk and Frederic G. Withington. Mr. Berk and Mr. Withington will be honored on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City... more ]

Krause Publications Announces Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the nominees for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. The awards honor the best in coin design and manufacturing from around the world and will be presented during a ceremony taking place at the World Money Fair in Berlin... more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2012 Coin of the Year Winners

Krause Publications has announced the winners of its 2012 Coin of the Year Awards. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is still open. The 2012 COTY Awards will be given February 4, 2012, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany... more ]

Voting Opens for 2012 People’s Choice Coin of the Year Award

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Coin of the Year Awards, sponsored by Krause Publications and NumisMaster.com. Everybody is invited to participate and give his or her vote! more ]

“Jonah In the Whale” Named Coin of the Year

A 2-New Sheqalim coin from the Bank of Israel has been named Coin of the Year by Krause Publications. The “Jonah In the Whale” silver coin was chosen the best of 10 individual category winners for coins minted in 2010 by an international panel of coin experts. more ]

“Ancient British Coins” wins RNS award

The authors of Ancient British Coins - Elizabeth Cottam, Philip de Jersey, Chris Rudd, John Sills – have been awarded the Lhotka Prize by the Royal Numismatic Society. more ]

Think tank in Liechtenstein

Since decades the Coin Invest Trust in Balzers, Liechtenstein, takes the market by surprise with innovative coins till then unimmaginable. For these products the company has received many prestigious awards. Only recently it was awarded with the prize for the most innovative coin of the “Coin of the Year” Award in Berlin. more ]

International Coin Design Competition (ICDC)

In their International Coin Design Competition 2011 the Japan Mint received 127 works from 16 countries for the General Category and 174 works from 7 countries for the Student Category. And here are the winners. more ]

International Coin Design Competition 2012

To encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs the Japan Mint will hold the International Coin Design Competition 2012. Besides the student section there is a general section open to any interested person. The entry period is going to begin on June 1, 2012. more ]

IADAA Member Jerome M. Eisenberg Honored by the President of Italy

Jerome Eisenberg was awarded the Order of the Star of Italy. He was decorated due to his commitment as journalist founding and publishing Minerva and due to his effort to promote the ethical acquisition of antiquities. more ]

Ursula Kampmann received Otto-Paul-Wenger Award

On June 29, 2012 numismatist and CoinsWeekly publisher Ursula Kampmann has received the prestigious Otto-Paul-Wenger Award. By that prize the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists honours those who are particularly engaged in propagating numismatics. more ]

Quadrennial award of Royal Belgian Numismatic Society

The Royal Belgian Numismatic Society has been granting an award every four years since 1981. Authors of numismatic works in the largest sense possible may submit papers until October 1, 2013. Read the complete conditions here. more ]

Dutch coin is Coin of the Year 2013

After the announcement of the winners in the various categories of the Coin of the Year Award the jury has announced as well the overall coin of the year: a Dutch coin featuring a QR barcode. more ]

David Dykes awarded the BNS North Book prize for 2012

The British Numismatic Society’ North book prize was awarded to Dr David Dykes for his volume on Currency and Coinage in Eighteenth-Century Britain: the Provincial Coinage. The Sanford Saltus Medal was awarded to Dr Martin Allen. more ]

Kushnir-Stein Receives Meshorer Numismatic Prize

Prof. Alla Kushnir-Stein was awarded the 2013 Ya’akov Meshorer Numismatic Prize at a ceremony and reception in her honor at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on January 15th. She is the fourth recipient of this award. more ]

American Numismatic Society 2013 Annual Gala a Success

The American Numismatic Society held its 2013 Annual Gala event on 10 January honoring Roger Siboni, who retired as ANS President in October 2012, as well as Richard B. Witschonke and Rosemary Lazenby. more ]

Hubert Lanz receives World Money Fair Award

On February 1, 2013 Hubert Lanz received the World Money Fair Award for his numismatic merits. Rarely a single person has done more for coin collecting in Germany and Europe. Since years Hubert Lanz is fighting for the right of every European to collect coins. more ]

2012 and 2013 Huntington Awards for excellence in numismatic scholarship

The American Numismatic Society announces Dr. Ioannis Touratsoglou and Prof. Olivier Picard as the respective recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Archer M. Huntington Awards. more ]

Hendin Receives 2013 Medal from Gunnar Holst Foundation for Numismatics

David Hendin was the recipient of the 2013 Gunnar Holst Numismatic Foundation Medal, awarded at the University of Göteborg, Sweden, on May 16. CoinsWeekly congratulates on this well-deserved recognition of his achievements. more ]

2012 and 2013 Huntington Awards for excellence in numismatic scholarship

The American Numismatic Society announce Dr. Ioannis Touratsoglou and Prof. Olivier Picard as the respective recipients of the 2012 and 2013 Archer M. Huntington Awards. more ]

American Jews Honor Unsung Hero of Soviet Jewry Movement

The Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award is given every year to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to strengthening the American Jewish community. This year, the award is presented to Avital Sharansky. more ]

MONETA wins two prestigious awards at once

Moneta, the journal of the Ottawa Numismatic Society in Canada has won two prestigious awards. Although moneta has won each of these awards previously, this is the first time it has taken top honors for both in the same year. more ]

American Israel Numismatic Association won ANA award

The Shekel, bi-monthly periodical of the American Israel Numismatic Association won the First Place Award for Outstanding Publication of a Specialty Coin Club, recently presented by the American Numismatic Association. CoinsWeekly congratulates them! more ]

Details on Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium quadrennial prize

As the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium announced the deadline for submitting a memoir for its next quadrennial prize has been fixed to November 1st, 2013. Submitting authors must not be older than 35 years. more ]

ANS Announces 2014 Gala Honorees

On January 9, 2014 the American Numismatic Society will honor Marian Scheuer Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer with the Trustees’ Award, thanking these two members, supporters, benefactors and donors for their decades-long commitment. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 99 nominees for the 2014 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 8, 2014, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Krause Publications’ World Coin News Announces 2014 Coin of the Year Winners

France and Australia are the top contenders following the first round of voting for 2014’s Coin of the Year Award sponsored by World Coin News. Both countries take home trophies in two of 10 categories. more ]

France Wins 2014 Coin of the Year Award

France has won the 2014 Coin of the Year Award. The Monnaie de Paris’ Yves Klein 10-euro silver coin with a distinctive blue hand of the artist against a silver background triumphed Dec. 8 at the conclusion of voting by an international panel of judges. more ]

Pawel Leski wins ANS’s J. Sanford Saltus Award

The American Numismatic Society has selected Pawel Leski to receive the Society’s 2014 J. Sanford Saltus Award for distinguished achievement in the art of the medal. Established in 1913, the award remains one of the most prestigious awards in the field of medallic art. more ]

Herbert Wähner is presented Krause Lifetime Achievement Award

Only few artists can rejoice over such great a number of people whose daily life is enriched by their work. Herbert Wähner, engraver at Austrian Mint, has shaped modern numismatics in Austria. Now, he has been presented a lifetime achievement award. more ]

ANS awards Archer M. Huntington Award to John W. Adams

The American Numismatic Society awards John W. Adams the 2014 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. more ]

ANS receives NEH Grant

The ANS and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World received a major grant of $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide for the full implementation of the Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) project. more ]

The American Numismatic Society Announces 2015 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society will honor longtime benefactors Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Dinner Gala on Thursday, January 8, 2015. The evening promises to be particularly lively ... more ]

Coin News pluri-awarded at Annual Writers Competition 2014

Three awards for Coin News made their staff rejoice. Every year the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) honours numismatic publications and writers in various categories. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2015 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 94 nominees for its 2015 Coin of the Year awards. The awards will be presented in January at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, the public can also vote, independent of the jury’s decision. more ]

Coin of the Year Winners 2015 Announced

Austria is the outstanding winner of the COTY 2015. World Coin News’ international panel of judges has chosen Austrian coins as top coins in three out of ten categories. Now the winner of the winners, the Coin of the Year is going to be chosen. more ]

CIT's 'Crying Wolf' pluri-awarded

The name Coin Invest Trust stands above all for innovative technology. This year, the company from Liechtenstein was particularly successful at the Coin Constellation in Moscow. more ]

ANA calls for nominations for 2015 Medallic Sculpture Award

The American Numismatic Association has announced the 2015 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. Nominations can be submitted until January 15, 2015. more ]

Austrian Mint’s Klimt and his Women named Coin of the Year 2015

The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges. The trophy will be presented January 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

Whitman Publishing: “Share Your Hobby” Photo Contest

Whitman Publishing announces a numismatic photography contest with prizes up to $500 in retail value. The “Share Your Hobby” Photo Contest is open to all photographers 18 and older and will run through the Fourth of July 2015. more ]

Excellence in Currency Awards: The Winners

Seven organisations have scooped a prestigious award from the International Association of Currency Affairs. The awards were presented at a special ceremony during the Currency Conference on 14 May in Vancouver. more ]

ANS awards Archer M. Huntington Award 2015 to Arthur A. Houghton

The American Numismatic Society awards the 2015 Archer M. Huntington Award to Arthur A. Houghton, III in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on May 16, 2015 in New York. more ]

Nominations Open for Excellence in Currency Awards for Coins

International Association of Currency Affairs will present four awards related to coins at The Coin Conference in Madrid, Spain in October. Two new categories have been added. more ]

Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2014

Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2014. The objective of the competition is to encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs. more ]

New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild 2015 young numismatist scholarship. He began collecting two years ago when he saw coins in the window of an antique shop. more ]

First American Medal of the Year Award Won by Michael Meszaros

The Australian medalist Michael Meszaros won the first American Medal of the Year competition sponsored by the American Medallic Sculpture Association. more ]

CSNS Announces Exhibit Award Sponsorships

The Central States Numismatic Society has announced sponsorships for a number of the organization’s educational exhibit awards at the CSNS convention 2016. But four exhibiting categories are still available for sponsors to endow. more ]

Coin of the Year – The Book

It is a legend, this Coin of the Year Award, the annual prize awarded by Krause Publications. Pretty much all other coin prizes are modelled on the COTY. Now, an entire book is devoted to it. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Pelletier awarded highest honour in Canadian numismatics

Serge Pelletier received the J. Douglas Ferguson Award, the highest numismatic honour in Canada. The award was presented at the 62nd annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) held in Halifax on July 22-26, 2015. more ]

2016 Coin of the Year Awards category winners announced

Krause Publications have announced the winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2016. Like in the previous year, Austria brings home three category awards in the first round of World Coin News’ 2016 COTY voting. more ]

ANA announces: Ursula Kampmann to receive the 2015 Burnett Anderson Award

Ursula Kampmann is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing. She is the first European who was honored with this award which is presented annually to an author, journalist or researcher in recognition of their career contributions to the hobby. more ]

Steve Ivy Honored With PNG’s Highest Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild has presented its 2015 Abe Kosoff Founders Award to Steve Ivy, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Auctions. The award was presented at the PNG’s annual banquet, held in Rosemont, Illinois on August 10, 2015. more ]

Krause Publications Announces 2016 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications has announced the 100 nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards. The awards will be presented during a ceremony February 6, 2016, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. more ]

ANS Gala-Dinner at the NYINC

On January 7th, 2016, the ANS Gala-Dinner was held, which included the presentation of several awards. Among the awardees was Ursula Kampmann, founder of CoinsWeekly, who received the Burnett Anderson Award of 2015. Other awardees of the evening were Kenneth E. Bressett and Regina and John W. Adams. more ]

United States wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. Another big winner for the year’s awards is Austria, which came away with three category wins. more ]

2015 Excellence in Currency Coin Awards presented to winners

Every year, the Excellence in Currency Coin Awards recognise excellence in currency issue, production, processing, management, and distribution. This year’s winners have been presented the award during the Coin Conference in Madrid. more ]

Kirsten Petersen receives World Money Fair Award

As one of the most renowned experts on the coin collector’s soul, Kirsten Petersen is given the World Money Fair Award. Her ideas laid the foundation for many coin types that today range among the most successful commemorative coins. more ]

Gilles Bransbourg Receives French Embassy and ISAW Award

Dr Gilles Bransbourg was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the “Ordre des Palmes Académiques”. France’s oldest non-military decoration thus acknowledges the exemplary activities of the ANS Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins. more ]

Michael Alram to receive distinguished Huntington Award

The American Numismatic Society awards its 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr Michael Alram, director of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien in Vienna (Austria). more ]

The winners of the MDC Awards

Recognizing the best products, the MDC Award is a prize given by mints every two years under the program of the MDC. The jury consists exclusively of the world’s leading experts, the mint directors. more ]

Honors celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

On May 21, 2016, the Société Royale de Numismatique de Belgique celebrated its 175th anniversary with a conference under the title “Belgian Numismatics in Perspective”. Several of the top-class attendees were honored. more ]

2016 ANA college scholarships awarded

Every year, the American Numismatic Association awards college scholarships to young, talented numismatists to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. The 2016 winners are Nathan Godin and Peyton Souder. more ]

Corpus Nummorum Thracorum wins Berlin DH-Award 2016

The team of Corpus Nummorum Thracorum has won the 2nd place at the Berlin DH Prize 2016. The project presents coins from ancient Thracia in an online database in a exemplary way. more ]

Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2015

Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2015. The objective of the competition is to encourage creativity and enhance the artistry of coin designs. more ]

Coin Constellation-2016 coming up

More than 240 commemorative coins and numerous coin series have been presented to the contest “Coin Constellation-2016”. The winners will be announced in a gala-ceremony in Moscow on 22 September 2016. more ]

Jürg Richter receives Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016

Jürg Richter, numismatist and founder of Swiss auction house SINCONA AG, has been awarded the Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016. The Otto Paul Wenger Prize is the highest decoration of Swiss numismatics. more ]

International Coin Design Competition 2016

The Japan Mint will hold the International Coin Design Competition 2016 with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. more ]

David Sundman Awarded ANA’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. more ]

Winners of the contest “Coin Constellation – 2016”

The winners of the 10th anniversary commemorative coins contest “Coin Constellation – 2016” were announced on 22 September 2016. Read the complete list of winners in 9 different categories. more ]

ANAS honors numismatic legend at World’s Fair of Money

At the World’s Fair of Money, the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society hosted the launch of a new book on ancient Armenian coins. The first Lifetime Achievement Award was given to the great expert on Armenian coinage, Y. T. Nercessian. more ]

2017 Coin of the Year nominees announced

World Coin News has announced the 100 nominees for the 2017 Coin of the Year awards. Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition. more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the American Numismatic Society will hold its Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The society has announced to whom it will confer the honor of receiving the Trustees’ Award. more ]

Italy wins Coin of the Year Award 2017

An international panel of judges has chosen the Coin of the Year among the ten category winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017: Italy’s 10 euro silver coin ’70 Years of Peace in Europe’.
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2017 Coin of the Year Awards category winners announced

Krause Publications have announced the winners of the Coin of the Year Award 2017. This year Finland and the United States were the top winners bringing home two category awards each. more ]

2016 IAPN book prize for Hugo Vanhoudt

Every year IAPN assigns an honour literary Prize to award a book dealing with Numismatics. The 2016 award went to Hugo Vanhoudt for his book on Burgundian, Spanish and Austrian Netherlands and French and Dutch period coins 1434-1830. more ]

International Symposium on Roman Coins in the Renaissance

From November 16 to 18, 2011 various research institutes organize an international symposium in Berlin. The aim is to conduct a comparative analysis of the role and function of antique coins, and the reception, and (re-)construction of ancient culture and history in the age of the Renaissance... more ]

ILAC – new computer applications for numismatics

The Austrian research project ILAC opens the interdisciplinary field of computer vision to numismatic research. One of the applications will be the Computer-aided coin archiving and processing. Martin Kampel and Klaus Vondrovec who are working on ILAC explain what it is all about. more ]

Call for papers for monographs on ancient economy

The Spanish journal “Herakleion” has started to prepare monographs on different topics of antiquity to be published as “Anejos de Herakleion”. The editors call for paper for a monograph on ancient economy. more ]

The Mark Blackburn Memorial Fund

The British newsletter Money&Medals reports in its August issue about a Memorial Fund in memory of the late numismatist Mark Blackburn in order to promote research on coins of various epochs and geographical areas. more ]

Over 7,000 coins from Huntington Collection return to ANS as long-term loan

The American Numismatic Society has received a long-term loan of a group of some 7,291 coins and tokens from the collection of Archer M. Huntington. An anonymous friend of the Society bought the group. more ]

Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program at Dumbarton Oaks

From July 8 to August 2 Dumbarton Oaks will again offer a summer program on Byzantine numismatics and sigillography, drawing upon its extensive holdings of coins and seals. A limited number of places will be available for graduate students. more ]

The DAMIN program of the depreciation of silver in history

The axis of the DAMIN program is the study of the depreciation of silver in the second half of the XIXth century and its consequences in developed countries. DAMIN publishes also important historic documents and organizes round tables. more ]

The British Museum and the University of Leicester announce £645K to study Roman hoards found in Britain

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded the British Museum, working in collaboration with the University of Leicester, a £645K grant for a 3-year project on “Crisis or continuity? The deposition of metalwork in the Roman world: what do coin hoards tell us about Roman Britain in the 3rd century AD?” more ]

TropenMuseum petition

Amsterdam’s renowned Museum of the Tropics is hit hard by budget cuts and government plans to even close it. We call everybody to help putting this case again on the government agenda by signing an online petition. This is an open letter from the museum. more ]

Princeton Acquires Landmark Medieval Egyptian Coin Collection

Princeton University has just acquired the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins as part of its goal of building a comprehensive study collection of the coinage of the medieval Mediterranean. more ]

ANS seeks Assistant Curator of American Collections

The American Numismatic Society seeks an energetic and creative Assistant Curator to oversee its collections of American coins, currency, medals and related objects. more ]

Parva ne Pereant – A visit to the ANS

The American Numismatic Society has been bringing together serious collectors and researchers for more than 150 years. Their headquarters in Fulton Street houses one of the most renowned collections of coins worldwide with more than 800,000 objects. Accompany Ursula Kampmann at her visit to the ANS. more ]

ANS receives NEH Grant

The ANS and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World received a major grant of $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide for the full implementation of the Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) project. more ]

Annual Meeting Belgian School at Athens

The Belgian School at Athens invites all interested persons to its Annual meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, the 27th of May 2014, at 6.15 pm at the New Acropolis Museum, Athens. more ]

NGC Encapsulates National Numismatic Collection

The Smithsonian Institution has again enlisted NGC to preserve the National Numismatic Collection. NGC previously encapsulated the collection’s top 200 US coins, and has now been commissioned to encapsulate 100 international coins. more ]

India’s Numismatic Institute under cross-fire

India’s only Numismatic Institute is not allowed to admit new master students. The decision made by the university follows the troublesome question whether coins from the affiliated museum have been illegally purloined and offered in auction. more ]

About DAMIN

DAMIN is a program dedicated to the study of the depreciation of silver in the second half of the XIXth century and its consequences in developed countries. In this conference talk, Georges Depeyrot tells you exactly what DAMIN does and why. more ]

American Numismatic Society seeks to appoint a Librarian

The American Numismatic Society, located in New York City, invites nominations and applications for the position of the Francis D. Campbell Librarian in its Harry W. Bass Jr. Library. So if you feel like managing some 100,000 volumes don’t miss the job posting! more ]

New Francis D. Campbell Librarian appointed

The American Numismatic Society announced the appointment of David Hill as its Francis D. Campbell Librarian. He took up the position on November 17, 2014. more ]

ANS Partners with HathiTrust for Open Access Publications

The American Numismatic Society has partnered with HathiTrust in effort to make its older publications available to the public as Open Access. Scans of nearly 550 ANS titles have already become fully readable and downloadable. more ]

American Numismatic Society Introduces Digital Library

The American Numismatic Society Digital Library will grow to house three collections of digital material: numismatic theses / dissertations, auction catalogues, and ebooks. Everybody is invited to send material. more ]

Successful Sixth BM Numismatic Summer School

In its sixth year the British Museum Numismatic Summer School welcomed twenty students from a range of different universities to the Department of Coins and Medals at the BM. more ]

Ex Oriente … Salus! Greeting card from China

This autumn Sven Günther founded the numismatic collection at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in Changchun providing a basis for the first systematic research activities with Western Ancient Numismatics in China. However, many instruments are still missing. more ]

Princeton acquires Schaaf Collection of Sasanian Coins

The Princeton University Numismatic Collection announced the acquisition of one of the most comprehensive collections of Sasanian coins in private hands, that of Robert W. Schaaf, a New Jersey resident employed in the electronics field. more ]

New ANS grant project on hoard analysis

HARP is the title of the latest grant project of the American Numismatic Society, aiming to create a tool that provides a global analysis of patterns of coinage circulation from Archaic to Byzantine times. more ]

ANS launches online catalogue with Egyptian National Library

The American Numismatic Society announced the digital publication of the non-hoard numismatic collection of the Egyptian National Library, in collaboration with the universities of Washington and Cairo. more ]

New web portal for Thracian coins

The Corpus Nummorum Thracorum has created a new web portal collecting virtually thousands of Thracian coins for research. An impressive amount of data, a clear interface and sophisticated search options are offered for free. more ]

Crowdsourced Coin-Identification Project Completed in Record Time

In December 2015 the American Numismatic Society and British Museum’s Portable Antiquity Scheme have concluded in record time a crowdsourced coin identification project thanks to the help of many volunteers. more ]

3D symbols against the terror

Starting in April 2016, replicas of blasted Syrian cultural heritage will be exhibited in London and New York in 3D and original size. The famous Palmyra arch is currently being recreated using the world’s biggest 3D printer. more ]

Project on Late Antique and early Medieval Economy prepares conference

‘Framing the Late Antique and early Medieval Economy’, a large Digital Humanities project, holds a conference at Princeton University to launch its first phase in reconstructing the ancient economy. The event will take place on April 29-30, 2016. more ]

New ‘Swiss Finance Museum’ to open in 2017 in Zurich-West

Zurich gets a new museum. The museum ‘Wertpapierwelt’ in Olten, operated by Six, will move into its new home in Zurich-West in the second quarter of 2017. The new ‘Swiss Finance Museum’ will illustrate the history of the Swiss financial industry and how it works. more ]

Corpus Nummorum Thracorum wins Berlin DH-Award 2016

The team of Corpus Nummorum Thracorum has won the 2nd place at the Berlin DH Prize 2016. The project presents coins from ancient Thracia in an online database in a exemplary way. more ]

On Open Access

In this contribution, ANS Director of Publications Andrew Reinhard explains why the American Numismatic Society is Open Access” and why any institution, learned society, or publisher, should be, too. more ]

A Transformative Numismatic Donation

The Frank L. Kovacs Numismatic Library, undoubtedly one of the largest and most complete reference collections on ancient numismatics situated on the West coast of the U.S., is now housed at the Stanford Libraries. David A. Jordan presents this marvellous library. more ]

Digital mediation on Gallica.fr

Digital mediation on Gallica.fr is making the Bibliothèque nationale de France’s Coin department’s collections more accessible. Julien Olivier presents the development of thematic itineraries through the Greek and Roman coins collections. more ]

Game over for the Ephesus excavation?

After more than 120 years, the Austrian Archaeological Institute has lost its excavating licence. The Turkish government thus strikes back against Austrian attitudes towards Turkey. more ]

Interview with Manager of Dutch National Numismatic Collection

With more than 400,000 items, the National Numismatic Collection is the largest collection of means of payment in the Netherlands. Ursula Kampmann talked with Ewout van Haeften, who is responsible for the collection, about the current situation and plans for the future. more ]

ICTA forms Anti-Counterfeit Task Force

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) approved the formation of an Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force committee to mobilize law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. coinage. As director of anti-counterfeiting, Beth Deisher was hired. more ]

A King at a pinch – the stolen coin collection of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

A King dealing in coins – that sounds preposterous? Well, in 1944 the satirical magazine “Nebelspalter” published a caricature of the same tenor which was understood throughout Europe. Victor Emmanuel’s passion for coins was proverbial. He is said to have collected 120,000 pieces as the foundation of the most important publication of Italian coinage, the CNI, whose first volume was published exactly 100 years ago... more ]

Leo Mildenberg

In the first semester of 2011, the glorious history of the Bank Leu / Leu Numismatik AG and LHS Numismatik AG will come to an end. Hence, it is time to look back when Leo Mildenberg left a decisive imprint on the numismatic scene in Zurich... more ]

An Obituary to Arnold Spaer

Arnold Spaer a renowned collector of ancient coins passed away in Jerusalem on Friday March 4, 2011. He had formed his collection over more than 50 years... more ]

Honorary doctorate conferred on merited numismatist

Harald Nilsson has made the Uppsala University Coin Cabinet known worldwide and has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Arts, Department of History, at the University of Uppsala. more ]

Stefan Heidemann

The Metropolitan Museum, New York was able to secure one of the worldwide most renowned scholars in Islamic science... more ]

Heidrun Höhn (July 16, 1949 – October 20, 2010)

The numismatic community grieves for Heidrun Höhn, who passed away after a long and serious illness on October 20, 2010. ... more ]

Numismatica in Nummis

A medal was issued in honor of Joe Cribb curator of the British Museum’s coin cabinet on the occasion of his retirement... more ]

Director of United States Mint Resigns

Edmund Moy will depart for position in private sector. He will join L&L Energy... more ]

Israel Numismatic Society establishes Arnold Spaer Memorial Fund

The Israel Numismatic Society would like to honor one of its senior members, Arnold Spaer, who passed away last week in Jerusalem at the age of 92 by creating a grant to promote research in the study of coins of ancient Israel and the Levant... more ]

2010 Huntington Medal Award for Christof F. Boehringer

On Wednesday, April 27th, the ANS will award the 2010 Huntington Medal to Professor Christof F. Boehringer... more ]

Hans Erni (1909-2015)

Swiss artist and medallist Hans Erni died on 21 March 2015 aged 106. He bequeaths a rich artistic oeuvre comprising drafts of a banknote series never issued, a commemorative coin, medals, and stamps. more ]

The Royal Mint appoints Shane Bissett as Director of Commemorative Coin

Shane Bissett has been appointed as the new Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint. Shane’s focus as Director of Commemorative coin will be developing the Royal Mint’s offering to become more relevant and engaging with consumers... more ]

Nicholas Rhodes (1946-2011)

Important scholar on Asian numismatics passed away recently... more ]

Dr Mark Blackburn has passed

The Caius College Cambridge announces with great sadness the death on 1 September of Dr Mark Blackburn, at the age of 58... more ]

The World’s Biggest Art Collector Is Also Interested In Coins

ARTnews has nominated Sheik Saud al-Thani the biggest collector of 2011. And the numismatic world has begun to feel his passion. In occasion of Morton & Eden’s last auction the sheik bought coins worth more than 1 million pound sterling... more ]

Spectrum Group International Expands Opening Office in Paris

Spectrum Group International is expanding in Europe. After a new office in Vienna another one in Paris has opened. U.S. Numismatist Kerry Pieropan will lead the Paris operations with support from numismatic expert Ron Gillio... more ]

Action against Bob Hecht in Italy abandoned

Italian courts accused him of having been one of the most active dealers on the black market in ancient art. Now the trial against the 92-year-old man ended with no verdict – because the time allotted for the trial had expired. more ]

Bob Hecht (1919-2012)

On February 8, 2012 Robert Emanuel Hecht died only four weeks after the law suit in Italy had been abandoned because of the statute of limitations. more ]

Obituary: Robert J. Myers

Robert J. Myers died aged 77 on February 14, 2012. He was a coin dealer and auctioneer, a “Renaissance Man” with many passions and interests comprising numismatic literature. The obituary is accompanied by a personal statement of George F. Kolbe. more ]

David T. Alexander joins Heritage Auctions New York office as Senior Numismatist

Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime numismatist, expert and writer David T. Alexander has joined its New York staff as Senior Numismatist... more ]

Roberto Russo (1945-2012)

The great expert on Roman Republican coins and founder of Numismatica Ars Classica has passed. We publish the obituary written by his colleagues at NAC... more ]

Dr. habil. Edith Schönert-Geiß (b. August 7, 1933 – d. June 12, 2012)

On June, 12 Edith Schönert-Geiß has died in Berlin. Ulrike Peter recalls a colleague and teacher who accomplished much on behalf of the study of Greek coins. more ]

Ursula Kampmann received Otto-Paul-Wenger Award

On June 29, 2012 numismatist and CoinsWeekly publisher Ursula Kampmann has received the prestigious Otto-Paul-Wenger Award. By that prize the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists honours those who are particularly engaged in propagating numismatics. more ]

Peter Weiss condemned to write extra essay

Now has arrived the legal end of an episode which had begun at the New York International Coin Convention. Peter Weiss pleaded guilty of owning two coins he believed to have been taken out of Italy illegally after the 1909 deadline. An expert had declared the pieces in question to be forgeries. more ]

Changeover at Swissmint

For nearly 15 years Kurt Rohrer had headed the Swissmint. Now the moment of his retirement is approaching. His successor is Marius Haldimann, previously vice-director. more ]

Horst-Rüdiger Künker: 40 Years with Künker

On September 1, 2012, Horst-Rüdiger Künker will look back on a successful 40-year career at Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. For many years he has been Künker’s head of gold trade. more ]

New CSNS Bourse Chairman

Jerry Lebo, CSNS Bourse Chairman since 1998, will be retiring from that position at the conclusion of the 2013 convention. He will be succeeded by Patricia Foley, a Milwaukee attorney. more ]

New Director of US Mint Nominated

On September 20, 2012 US President Barack Obama announced his nominations to key Administration posts. Among them he chose Bibiana Boerio as future Director of the US States Mint, Department of the Treasury. more ]

Baldwin to sue sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani

Bidding until one owns the most beautiful pieces of the sale and no need to consider what they might cost? This collectors’ dream has turned out a nightmare for the New York Sale organisers. Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani owes them 12.2 million pounds for coins from the Prospero Collection. more ]

Peter Berghaus (1919-2012)

On November 16, 2012 Peter Berghaus died just four days before his 93rd birthday. Even during his last months he was keeping his mind active.. With him we have lost one of the most eminent numismatists of Europe whose cooperative character strongly influenced the world of collectors and researchers. more ]

New divisional heads at collectable auction house Spink

The collectables auction house Spink & Son Ltd announces the appointments of two new divisional heads, the Numismatic division and the Philatelic department. In the last decade Spink has rapidly expanded from its original London base. more ]

Volker Heuchert appointed Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean

German-British numismatist Volker Heuchert has been working at Oxford University since many years and has established his reputation particularly as collaborator to the Roman Provincial Coinage project. Now he was appointed Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum. more ]

Hubert Lanz receives World Money Fair Award

On February 1, 2013 Hubert Lanz received the World Money Fair Award for his numismatic merits. Rarely a single person has done more for coin collecting in Germany and Europe. Since years Hubert Lanz is fighting for the right of every European to collect coins. more ]

Coin dealer killed in Berlin

The much-loved coin dealer Gernot Dorau has been found dead in his coin shop yesterday, March 27, 2013. According to the homicide squad it is a case of murder with robbery. more ]

Haim Gitler nominated Chief Curator of Archeology at The Israel Museum

Following Michal Dayagi-Mendels, Haim Gitler has been nominated new Chief Curator of Archeology at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. He has joined the museum’s staff in 1987 and became Curator of Numismatics in 1994. CoinsWeekly congratulates Haim Gitler on his promotion wishing him all the best! more ]

Veteran ANA employee Kim Kiick named Executive Director

Kim Kiick, a long-time senior manager and Director of Operations at the American Numismatic Association, has been named the Association’s new executive director, replacing Jeff Shevlin, whose contract was not renewed by the ANA Board of Governors. more ]

Raymond Merena dies

On May 21, 2013 Raymond Merena died. Mr Merena was general manager of Empire Coin Co., Inc. Later he became Dave Bowers’ partner in a new company, Bowers & Merena Galleries the then largest-volume auction house in the world. more ]

Richard (Dick) G. Doty, 1942-2013 Smithsonian Curator

The numismatic community is in mourning for Richard G. Doty. He was a master not only in describing coins but in reconstructing their history. He certainly would have written many more books. We will miss him. more ]

I.A.P.N. 62nd Annual Congress

This year’s I.A.P.N congress was held in Leipzig and, amongst other things, included elections of the members of the Executive Committee. The new president comes for the very first time from Germany... more ]

Was it another fatal robbery of a coin dealer?

72-year-old coin dealer Giuseppe Miceli was found dead at his home nearby Northampton where he ran his coin business. A man has been arrested under suspicion of murder, but the circumstances are still unclear. Police is investigating and appealing for witnesses. more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries names John Konop as Vice President

John Konop, a recognized financial industry executive and experienced U.S. and world coin collector, has joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries as vice president, operating out of the company’s Irvine, Calif., headquarters. more ]

Terry Hanlon named PNG President

Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage Metals in Addison, Texas, has been selected to serve as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) for the 2013-2015 term. Hanlon served the past two years as PNG Vice President. more ]

Joel Gabrelow Joins Heritage Auctions as Consignment Director

Heritage Auctions has announced longtime gold and rare coin expert, author and scholar Joel Gabrelow has joined the company as a Consignment Director, operating out of the company’s Dallas headquarters. more ]

Dieter Raab’s 75th birthday

Only very few coin dealers have shaped numismatics in such a reserved and inconspicuous manner as Dieter Raab. Therefore we are delighted to congratulate him on occasion of his 75th birthday. more ]

Did National Geographic bribe Egyptian Indiana Jones?

Did the famous National Geographic pay illegal bribes to Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former chief archaeologist in order to be granted privileged access to sites and information? According to an online-article the US Justice Department is investigating. more ]

Brad Ciociola joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as currency specialist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces the addition of Brad Ciociola to its currency division. Ciociola brings a wealth of currency and grading experience to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and has begun his position with the firm in January 2014. more ]

Paul (Jean-Paul) Divo, 8.8.1937-13.2.2014

On February 13, 2014 numismatist and coin dealer Jean-Paul Divo died. Lutz Neumann-Lysloff recalls his life and his achievements for numismatics. more ]

Michel Prieur (1955-2014)

On March 18, 2014 French coin dealer and numismatist Michel Prieur died of heart attack. He has influenced France’s numismatic world lastingly by calling the attention to the importance of the internet. more ]

The Sunday Morning Get Together – Memories of Richard Lissner

Currently Classical Numismatic Group offers the Lissner Collection in auction. But who was Lissner? Mark Teller shares with us the memories of his friend Richard Lissner a passionate coin collector like himself. more ]

Ron Gillio celebrates 50th anniversary as an ANA member

Stack’s Bowers Galleries congratulates senior numismatist and consignment director Ron Gillio as he celebrates 50 years as member of the American Numismatic Association. more ]

Arne Kirsch is a new Associate of SINCONA AG

Arne Kirsch experienced numismatist and in the numismatic world well-known expert changes to Sincona AG. more ]

Bernard Poindessault (1935-2014)

On 12 July, 2014, Bernard Poindessault has died. With him we lose a coin dealer and keen numismatist who has shaped French numismatics thanks to his active commitment. more ]

The era Kluge draws to an end

Only very few numismatists have shaped the numismatic course of events like Bernd Kluge, hitherto Director of the Münzkabinett (Coin Cabinet) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. On 1 October, 2014, he is retiring. At this point, Ursula Kampmann would like to dedicate a small laudation to him. more ]

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

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 ]

Dr. Arie Kindler (1920-2014)

The famous numismatist Dr. Arie Kindler died on July 23rd at the age of 94. We reprint his obituary written by Cecilia Meir and published first on the website of the Israel Numismatic Society. more ]

Collector Sheik al-Thani died

As Quatar’s Minister of Culture but also privately Sheik al-Thani acquired art objects worth billions of dollars. Coin collectors feared him because of his unlimited financial means, auction houses because of his easy-going payment-morale. On Sunday he died in London. more ]

Dimitri Loulakakis, + 2014

On December 17, 2014 Dimitri Loulakakis lost his battle against cancer. His colleague Ian Goldbart of Baldwin & Sons sends him a last farewell. more ]

New Deputy Director of US Mint in charge

Rhett Jeppson became the Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint on 12 January 2015. Since the Mint has currently no director, Mr Jeppson will be the chief operating officer of the world’s largest coin manufacturing agency. 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 ]

Patrick van Maris new Chief Executive Officer of TEFAF

Paul Hustinx will step down as Managing Director of TEFAF, the world's leading fair for art, antiques and design. The Executive Committee of TEFAF has appointed Patrick van Maris as new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 May 2015. more ]

New Francis D. Campbell Librarian appointed

The American Numismatic Society announced the appointment of David Hill as its Francis D. Campbell Librarian. He took up the position on November 17, 2014. more ]

New Director of Publications Electrifies the ANS

Andrew Reinhard began his tenure as the Director of Publications at the ANS in December 2014, and is already beginning to implement new initiatives opening the ANS publications to the digital world. more ]

Memorial service for Dimitri G. Loulakakis

On March 24, 2015 Mrs Marie-José Loulakakis and the directors of A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd will celebrate the life of numismatist Dimitri G. Loulakakis who died last December. A Memorial Book will gather thoughts and memories of the late Mr Loulakakis. more ]

Jeremy Cheek retires

Jeremy Cheek will retire from his position as a specialist valuer at London-based auctioneers Morton & Eden. ‘But coin people never stop,’ says the Queen’s numismatist, who is responsible for her collection in Windsor … more ]

Canada appoints new Master of the Mint and new Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced the appointment of Sandra L. Hanington as Master of the Royal Canadian Mint and of Carman Joynt as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint. more ]

Richard B. Witschonke (1945-2015)

On 24 February 2015, Richard B. Witschonke, distinguished expert on the Roman Republican coinage, died. more ]

Bernhard Weisser New Director of the Berlin Münzkabinett

Since December 5, 2014, it’s official: Bernhard Weisser becomes the new Director of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. more ]

The Kingdom of Bermania

In a very remote corner of the Balkans a small kingdom is hidden where not only His Majesty Alanus Rex rules, but numismatics and humor as well. Becoming a citizen there is difficult. Only he who feels the true Bermanic spirit is granted citizenship. Ursula Kampmann has been made citizen and noble of Bermania on January 10, 2015. more ]

Perth Mint announces new Chair and CEO

The Perth Mint will see changes: Donald Mackay-Coghill has been appointed as its new Chairman, and Richard Hayes as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 July 2015. Both men are experienced in the numismatic sales field. more ]

Coins & Collectors

A collection of anecdotes revolving around coins, collectors and the past of US American numismatics is the content of the rewarding book by author Q. David Bowers. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

Matthew Rhett Jeppson nominated new US Mint Director

On 9 July 2015 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Matthew Rhett Jeppson Director of the Mint. Since January 2015 Mr. Jeppson has been Principal Deputy Director of the Mint. more ]

Jeff Garrett ANA’s new president

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. Jeff Garrett will become the ANA’s 59th President, Gary Adkins will be Vice President. more ]

PMG Hires Jim Fitzgerald as Consultant

Paper Money Guaranty® has hired Jim Fitzgerald, the current President of the Professional Currency Dealers Association, as a consultant. Jim’s focus will be on the authentication and grading of paper money. more ]

Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller - Part 1

In his Reminiscences George Kolbe is sharing his memories and experiences as a Numismatic Bookseller with us. The text was first published in The Asylum, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-March 2013) and is the first part in a series of articles. more ]

Paper Money Guaranty Hires Sergio Sanchez as Consultant

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has announced that the US currency expert Sergio Sanchez, Jr., has joined its team as a consultant. more ]

Kent Ponterio Joins Mexican Coin Company

Mexican Coin Company and Latin American Numismatics announce that Kent Ponterio has joined their team, coming on as full partner in the company. more ]

Israeli numismatist Shraga Qedar (1933-2015)

Israeli scholar and professional numismatist Shraga Qedar (1933-2015) died on September 23 in Israel, surrounded by his children. more ]

Lutz Ilisch celebrates his 65th birthday

On July 2, 2015, Lutz Ilisch celebrated his 65th birthday. It was him who has made Tübingen an internationally renowned center for Islamic numismatics. more ]

Royal Dutch Mint changes CEO

The Managing Board and Advisory Board of the Royal Dutch Mint have jointly decided that Maarten Brouwer will resign from his position as CEO of the Royal Dutch Mint as of December 1st, 2015. The reason are serious operational and financial problems of the mint. more ]

Harold B. Mattingly (1923-2015)

On August 23, 2015, Harold B. Mattingly has died at the age of 92. The distinguished historian, numismatist and epigraphist, looks back on a long and fulfilled life. more ]

Tribute to Shraga Qedar (1933-2015)

The Israeli scholar and professional numismatist Shraga Qedar died in his home in Gvat Shmuel, near Tel Aviv on September 23, surrounded by his six children. CoinsWeekly publishes the obituary written by his friend David Hendin. more ]

Transition in CIT’s management

Coin Invest Trust, the numismatic think tank located in Liechtenstein, announces that there has been a transition in the company’s management, effective January 1, 2016. more ]

Anglo-German switch-over: British Museum Director comes to Germany, while German becomes designated British Museum Director

Neil MacGregor, outgoing Director of the British Museum, will preside over the founding committee of the Humboldt-Forum. His current position will be taken by Hartwig Fischer, General Director of the Dresden State Art Collections since 2012. more ]

Albert Pick (1922-2015)

On November 22, 2015, founder of modern bank notes collecting Albert Pick died. Published in 1964, his standard work “Papiergeld” (Paper Money) provided the first historical overview of this topic. more ]

Dieter Raab (1938-2015)

Dieter Raab, long-time owner of the Frankfurt-based auction house Dr. Busso Peus & Co., died on December 20, 2015. With his passing, we lose one of the most lovable figures of the coin trade in post-war Germany. more ]

Dr Thomas Gräbener retires from Management of Gräbener Minting

On December 31, 2015, Dr Thomas Gräbener will retire from the Management of Gräbener Minting as planned. Martin Stahlschmidt and Ronny Stöcker are appointed new Managing Directors. more ]

Tom Cederlind (1959-2015)

On December 16, 2015, coin dealer Tom Cederlind died. With his passing, the numismatic community loses a quiet and restrained man of great integrity. more ]

Kirsten Petersen receives World Money Fair Award

As one of the most renowned experts on the coin collector’s soul, Kirsten Petersen is given the World Money Fair Award. Her ideas laid the foundation for many coin types that today range among the most successful commemorative coins. more ]

Michel Sapin: Minister of Finance with a soft spot for numismatics

Most European citizens know Michel Sapin as the French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts. Only a few know that the politician has also a predilection for coins on a more private level. Starting in his adolescence, he is a keen hobby numismatist. more ]

Gilles Bransbourg Receives French Embassy and ISAW Award

Dr Gilles Bransbourg was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the “Ordre des Palmes Académiques”. France’s oldest non-military decoration thus acknowledges the exemplary activities of the ANS Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins. more ]

Acting Mint Master for Royal Dutch Mint

Kees Bruinsma has been appointed acting mint master of the Royal Dutch Mint. A limited number of coins bearing his mint mark have been struck in 2015. more ]

Jennifer Cargill Thompson née Warren (1931-2016)

The late Jennifer Cargill Thompson née Warren was a numismatist of rare distinction, whose output greatly advanced our knowledge of the Classical and Hellenistic Greek coinages of, above all, the Peloponnese. An obituary by Richard Ashton. more ]

Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – Part 2

In his Reminiscences George Kolbe is sharing his memories and experiences as a Numismatic Bookseller with us. The text was first published in The Asylum, Vol. 31, No. 2 (April-June 2013) and is the second part in a series of articles. more ]

Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – Part 3

In his Reminiscences George Kolbe is sharing his memories and experiences as a Numismatic Bookseller with us. The text was first published in The Asylum, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2013) and is the third part in a series of articles. more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries expand gold trading operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading and of Amandeep Jassal to lead the company’s new East Coast U.S. Gold trading desk. more ]

Coin dealer killed in Chicago

When his coin shop was burglarized on April 1, 2016, a coin dealer was killed. Police has arrested a strong suspect. more ]

World Numismatics announces a new partner to the Company

World Numismatics announces that Benjamin Bell has joined their team as a full partner in the company. He will be making numerous trips to Europe and will greatly contribute to the company’s goal of becoming a full service world numismatics firm. more ]

Call for nominations for the Executive Board of ICOMON

At the triennial plenary meeting of ICOMON in Milan in July 2016 a new board for ICOMON will be set up. All voting members of ICOMON are eligible to run for office for the coming three-year term on condition that they have paid their 2015 membership fee. more ]

Peter Nikolaus Schulten, M.A. (1936-2016)

Peter Nikolaus Schulten was renowned as coin dealer and author of numismatic books not only in Germany but also abroad. Since 1990 he worked for auction house Künker. Now he died aged 79. Fritz Rudolf Künker remembers him in this article. more ]

29th MDC in Thailand

Every two years, representatives of the mints gather at the Mint Directors Conference, to discuss the main issues. The venue is changing. This time, the Royal Thai Mint in Bangkok was the host. The Land of Smiles was at its best. more ]

Speech of Maarten Brouwer receding from the office as Secretary General of the MDC

At the Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok Maarten Brouwer receded from his office as Secretary General of the MDC. Here you will find his remarks on chances and challenges this organization will face in the future. more ]

Speech of Thanks to Prabir Dee receding from the office as President of the Technical Committee

Dr. Peter Huber gave a speech of thanks to Prabir Dee who receded from the office as President of the Technical Committee at the MDC in Bangkok 2016. Here you will find its full text. more ]

Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – Part 4

In his Reminiscences George Kolbe is sharing his memories and experiences as a Numismatic Bookseller with us. He can tell a lot of stories about these acquisitional forays but none is more exotic than the one he is narrating in this part of the series. more ]

To Maria R.-Alföldi’s 90th birthday

On June 6, 2016, the numismatist Maria R.-Alföldi celebrated her 90th birthday. Helmut Schubert congratulates her on this special day and recalls the importance of the work of this doyenne of numismatics. more ]

Chester L. Krause (1923-2016)

Chet Krause has founded an empire of numismatic information. The volumes of the phone book-like Krause-Mishler form part of every library. Now, the patriarch of numismatic journalism is dead. more ]

Introducing the Newest Member of the Baldwin’s Specialist Team

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd are proud and delighted to welcome the newest member of their specialist team, the renowned medallist and curator Mark Smith will be handling Baldwin’s Medals and Orders Department. more ]

Farewell celebration for Hortensia von Roten

At the Swiss National Museum an era comes to an end: Hortensia von Roten, responsible curator for the biggest collection of Swiss coinage world wide, is retiring. Her successor has already been determined. more ]

The Artist who created the Canadian Loonie is dead

Robert Ralph Carmichael, renowned artist behind Canada’s Lonnie died on Saturday, July 16 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the age of 78. The Royal Canadian Mint gives a statement on his passing. more ]

Changes at the London coin market

The Antiques Trade Gazette reported that five members of Baldwin have transferred to Sovereign Rarities. Sovereign Rarities is the new numismatic dealership of Ian Goldbart, who sold Noble Investments, owner of Baldwin, to the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2013. more ]

Changes in the staff of Giesecke & Devrient

Wolfram Seidemann will follow Ralf Wintergerst as manager of the Banknote business unit at Giesecke & Devrient. Ralf Wintergerst will become the new CEO of Giesecke & Devrient. more ]

Jonne Hankimaa new CEO of Mint of Finland

Mint of Finland CEO Paul Gustafsson has left the company and the board of directors appointed M.Sc. Jonne Hankimaaa new CEO. Previously Jonne Hankimaa was CEO of Cargotec India and worked for Nokia. more ]

Markus Schlein has been made authorized manager at Sack & Kiesselbach

On the occasion of the 125-year company anniversary of Sack & Kiesselbach, CEO Claus-Günther Knorr announced that Markus Schlein will be promoted to authorized manager. more ]

Aldina Cutroni Tusa (1923-2016)

In a very advanced age, Aldina Cutroni Tusa has died – archaeologist and professor of numismatics, doyenne in the field of Sicily. Christof Boehringer dedicates an obituary to this extraordinary expert of Sicilian coins. more ]

Harald Salvesen (1928-2016)

After a long illness, the Norwegian collector Harald Salvesen passed away. He was known as a great aficionado and connoisseur of Athenian coinage. His collection of Trade Dollars was auctioned off at Spink & Son in Zurich in 1988. more ]

Léon Lacroix (1909-2016)

On August 1, 2016, Belgian numismatist Léon Lacroix passed away. He is probably best remembered for his monograph on the depiction of statues on coins, published in Liège in 1949. more ]

New Managing Director for Baldwin's

A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd confirm the appointment of Neil Paisley as Managing Director. Neil joins Baldwin’s from Colin Cooke Coins. A familiar name and face to many in the trade, he has worked within the industry for more than 20 years. more ]

Introducing the new Managing Director for A H Baldwin & Sons

Baldwin announces the arrival of their new Managing Director, Neil Paisley. Read here a first Q&A with him where he talks about how he came to numismatics, what he thinks about the future of Baldwin, and the most memorable coin he ever dealt with. more ]

Dimitrios Gerothanasis joining Nomos AG

Dimitrios Gerothanasis, a PhD candidate in History & Archeology from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, will join Alan Walker at Switzerland-based Nomos AG on February 1st, 2017. more ]

In memoriam Georg Baums

On 16 February 2017, Georg Baums died aged 81. His collection of siege coins as well as medals referring to war and peace has become a standard reference. more ]

Sberatel 2010

Sberatel can be described like this: success for the exhibitors, joy for the 12.000 visitors.
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The Challenges for Circulating Coins: Managing the Change

Currency Publications announces “The Coin Conference”, a new event that focuses on circulating coins... more ]

World Money Fair celebrates its 40th anniversary

The anniversary edition of the World Money Fair takes place from January 28 to 30, 2011 in Berlin... more ]

40 Years of World Money Fair – Part 1

What made a little coin show in Basel / Switzerland the most known coin show all over the world? Here’s the first part of the story... more ]

40 Years of World Money Fair – Part 2

What made a little coin show in Basel / Switzerland the most known coin show all over the world? Here’s the second part of the story. more ]

Latest News on the ANA

Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19: The ANA will exhibit some of its treasures...
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'Monster' Chicago Paper Money Expo Hits Midwest

Attendees from 33 states and 11 countries made their way to Chicago, March 10-13, for the 17th Annual Chicago Paper Money Exposition at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare... more ]

40th edition of the World Money Fair – a magnificent jubilee

More than 15,000 visitors flocked to the 8 fairground halls of the World Money Fair. On the periphery of the auction, the auction and trading house Künker realized the highest price ever for a coin sold in Germany. And these are but a few remarkable occurrences of the 40th World Money Fair...
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The Challenges for Circulating Coins: Managing the Change

From May 31 to June 1, 2011, "The Coin Conference“ will take place at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel, London. Its title will be “The Challenges for Circulating Coins: Managing the Change”... more ]

Call for posters for the 1st International Numismatic Workshop, Rome

The Scientific committee for the 1st International Numismatic Workshop at La Sapienza University, Rome invites to send proposals for posters dealing with the theme of “Numismatics and Archaeology: coins, stratigraphies and contexts”... more ]

Anonymous Donor Gives $100,000 to ANA

A generous donation will fund the Radford Stearns Award for excellence in exhibiting... more ]

3rd Hanseatic Money Fair in Hamburg

For the third time now, the Hanseatic Money Fair will be conducted on March 27, 2011, in Hamburg. It is of interest both to the collector of Classical coins and to the investor... more ]

Great Success for Singapore coin show

The first major Singapore coin show held in over 10 years proved to be an unqualified success. 8.000 visitors came to see the dealers. more ]

Review of the First Coin Conference in London

The inaugural Coin Conference, held from May 31 to June 1, 2011 in London, was the first event of its kind to focus on the challenges and issues faced by circulating coins in the context of countries’ currency management strategies... more ]

Numismatic events at Chicago in 2012

Krause Publications has announced 2012 dates for its Chicago numismatic events, the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo... more ]

Investor trade fair to address customers who want to invest

The Investor trade fair, the 1st-annual trade fair for investments in gold, coins, philately and precious stones in Prague, focuses on an attractive group of customers – wealthy, well-off visitors who are not interested in collecting as a hobby, but who want to invest their available funds in gold and precious stones... more ]

1st Latin American High Security Printing Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Reconnaissance International will be holding the 1st Latin American High Security Printing Conference in Rio de Janeiro from June 12-14, 2012. It addresses topics for specifiers and producers, issuers and distributors of government documents in the region... more ]

ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Proposals for Chicago World’s Fair of Money

American Numismatic Association members are encouraged to share their creativity and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2011 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money SM... more ]

Spectaculum: About Golden Crowns and odd disguises

On the first weekend of May a Dark Age Festival took place at German Bad Säckingen. The response was incredible, which gives us a good reason to reflect, why the Middle Ages are so popular and why museums can’t benefit a little bit more from this trend... more ]

Whitman Publishing Authors Will Gather in Atlanta Summit

Kenneth Bressett, Q. David Bowers, and Jeff Garrett will meet in an editorial summit at the offices of Whitman Publishing in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 9 and 10, 2011. The purpose of their two-day conference is to review several key numismatic publications and to plan for future editions... more ]

Theft at the World Money Fair

Ancient coins worth about half a million Euro have been stolen at the World Money Fair. Here you will find an illustrated list.
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Program of the 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage

At Sapienza University, Rome the third Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage will be held from September 23 to 24. The topic is Umayyad Coinage in Context: from the late Byzantine and Sassanian time to the early 'Abbasid period (7th-8th century)... more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention

From Thursday, January 5 through Sunday, January 8, 2012 the 40th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York... more ]

Oxford Conference: 50 Years Celtic Coin Index

A one-day iron age conference at the University of Oxford, Saturday 10 December 2011, organised by Dr John Sills will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Celtic Coin Index (CCI) at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford... more ]

XVIII ICOMON Annual Meeting at Nicosia

The XVIIIth Annual Meeting of the International Committee of Money and Banking Museums (ICOMON) will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus from October 10 to 13, 2011. The theme is: Money Museums Communicating with the Public... more ]

The Future of Recording the Past. Different laws of finds in Anglo-american World

In Dublin ABA members will meet to discuss with experts the law of finds in the United Kingdom and the United States. The panel aims on considering the benefits and disadvantages of the systems in each of these countries... more ]

57th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics

The ANS will hold its 57th Annual Graduate Summer Seminar from June 6 through July 29, 2011... more ]

An American coin fair in European eyes

From August 16 to 20, 2011, the World’s Fair of Money of the American Numismatic Association was conducted near Chicago Airport. It was a typically American fair as a European can hardly imagine... more ]

International Symposium on Roman Coins in the Renaissance

From November 16 to 18, 2011 various research institutes organize an international symposium in Berlin. The aim is to conduct a comparative analysis of the role and function of antique coins, and the reception, and (re-)construction of ancient culture and history in the age of the Renaissance... more ]

Translatio nummorum – Roman Emperors in the Renaissance

From November 16 to 18, 2011 experts from all over the world gathered in Berlin to discuss how their Renaissance colleagues started to interpret the wealth of coins they had at hand... more ]

Computer-aided coin archiving and processing

The use of computer-aided processing methods bears great potential for the numismatic world and opens up new possibilities. During a conference at Southampton in 2012 there will be a Special Session on computer-aided coin archiving and processing. Interested authors are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers... more ]

1st Latin American High Security Printing Conference: Call for Paper

From June 12 to 14, 2012 the 1st Latin American High Security Printing Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Registration is now open and the responsibles call for papers... more ]

World Money Fair 2012 – On the Way to the Olympics

From 3 to 5 February 2012, the 41st World Money Fair will take place. The upcoming Olympics will dominate this year’s event. Invited as Guest of Honour is The Royal Mint who has prepared the numismatic side of the largest sports event worldwide for four years. But this is only one of many attractions … more ]

Historic Medals Countdown offer to Commemorate 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

American Lutheran Publicity Bureau thinks of Commemorative Medals in order to publicize the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation... more ]

International Collectors Fair Collecta in Slovenia

The 6th International Collectors Fair – Collecta will take place from 23rd to 25th March 2012 at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in Slovenia. more ]

Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage 2012

Tony Abramson’s symposia in early medieval and medieval coinage have now become a firm fixture in the numismatic calendar of events. On March 31, 2012 the event returns to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. more ]

Finland launches 10 euro coin at World Money Fair Berlin

The Mint of Finland and the Ministry of Finance are to issue a new 10 euro collector coin commemorating Henrik Wigström the Finnish workmaster of the famous Fabergé firm. The coin is to be launched at the World Money Fair in Berlin on 3 February 2012. more ]

FIDEM congress 2012 at Glasgow

The 32nd FIDEM congress will be held in Glasgow on 10-14 July 2012. The programme will include talks on historical and contemporary medals, with the theme of the principal sequences of papers being ‘The medal as object / The medal as idea’. more ]

150th Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Victoria Racing Club and Royal Australian Mint launch commemorative coins to celebrate Melbourne Cup milestone... more ]

World Money Fair 2012: Faster – Higher – Stronger

The World Money Fair 2012 in Berlin had only highlights: 15,000 visitors came to the fair, at the gala dinner the World Money Fair Award was given and a Künker auction fetched the highest price ever for a coin in Germany. more ]

Islamic Numismatics online seminar at Hamburg University

Beginning on April 13, 2012 Professor Stefan Heidemann of Hamburg University will offer a seminar on Islamic Numismatics as a Source for Economic, Political and Art History of the Middle East. The web class will cover various topics of Islamic numismatics.
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Call for paper for XIX ICOMON Meeting 2012 in Morocco

The Bank al-Maghrib will host the XIX ICOMON meeting 2012 from October 15-17, 2012 in Rabat, Morocco. The topic is “Money and Banking Museums: New challenges and perspectives” and the call for paper has been opened. more ]

International Numismatic and Philatelic Fair in Warsaw

The new Polish numismatic and stamp fair Monety Expo Warsaw will take place for the first time in Poland’s heart, Warsaw, on the first weekend of September 2012. It is one of the biggest numismatic fairs in Central and Eastern Europe. more ]

Impressions from Chicago International Coin Fair

The coins of India have joined the coins of China as most sought after by world coin buyers according to one dealer, others say Roman gold and high quality Greek silver are searched for. It seems, however, that the higher end market of any section goes particularly well. more ]

Webinar on Islamic Numismatics at Hamburg University

The First Webinar for Islamic Numismatics was initiated at Hamburg. Twelve students in six countries meet every Friday at 2 pm CET in a classroom in cyber space. more ]

NYINC 2013: room block approaches capacity

The great 41st New York International Numismatic Convention 2013 is getting closer taking place from January 5 to 14, 2013. As the Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley states, due to the strong request of dealers and attendees the room block at the Waldorf Astoria approaches its capacity yet. more ]

Central States Numismatic Society announces convention plans

The Central States Numismatic Society announces its plans for the big convention from April 24 to 27, 2013. The convention will observe a new schedule. More than 250 booth holders are expected to attend the event. more ]

Official EXPO 2015 coins-medals programme launched

The official EXPO 2015 coin-medals programme was launched on May 3, 2012 at Milan’s Museum of Science & Technology. The coins will have legal tender status during the duration of the EXPO event. more ]

Conference on ‘Greek Coins and Their Images’

From September 26-28, 2012 the Belgian School at Athens and the French School at Athens will organise a conference in collaboration with KIKPE, FRS-FNRS and Ulg. The title of the conference is: ‘TYPOI. Greek Coins and Their Images: noble issuers, humble users?’ more ]

Numismatic Summer Meeting in Oxford in July 2012

Every year the British Numismatic Society (BNS) and the Royal Numismatic Society (RNS) hold a joint summer meeting. This year’s meeting has the theme of Anniversaries and Jubilees. more ]

White Gold – exhibition in the Israel Museum

Electrum coins are among the most fascinating coinages because they are right at the beginning of Western numismatics. Unfortunately the decisive facts are still contested. The Israel Museum has just opened an exhibition on electrum issues and on that occasion held an important congress. more ]

First International Fair of Numismatics, Philately and Collecting in Spain

In Burgos the first International Fair of the Numismatics, Philately and Collecting in Spain, “Colecciona Burgos 2012“, will take place during the weekend from September 21 to September 23, 2012. more ]

International numismatic and precious metal fair at Warsaw

From 11th to 13th October 2012 the 8th International Numismatic, Gold & Art Jewellery Exhibition CoinExpo 2012 is going to take place in the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland. more ]

VAM seminar at Ontario coin show

From July 19-21, 2012 the SoCal Ontario Coin and Currency Show will be held at the Ontario Convention Center. The show is going to feature a VAM seminar highlighting the authors Jeff Oxman and Mark Witkower. more ]

14th Silesian Collectors’ Market 2012

The organizators of the 14th Silesian Collectors’ Market inform that on 7th October 2012 the event will be held in in Katowice, Poland. The event called by many ‘Collectors’ Day’ concentrates about 400 exhibitors and almost 5,000 visitors from Poland and Europe. more ]

New Coin and Stamp Fair in Warsaw

Warsaw has become an important commercial centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Thus on September 1 and 2, 2012 a new coin and stamp fair will be held there. Monety Expo Warsaw will be supported by the German numismatic-fair Numismata. more ]

US Master Designer Iskowitz to speak at Philadelphia forum

A free forum at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 9 will feature one of the most prolific designers of United States coins, Joel Iskowitz. The forum is being conducted by the American Israel Numismatic Association and the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation. more ]

Central States Convention Approaches Sell Out

Only six weeks after bourse applications were initially mailed to potential booth holders, the Central States Numismatic Society 74th Anniversary Convention, scheduled for April 22-27, 2013, is approaching a sold out bourse area. more ]

Financial History Researcher to Speak at National Coin and Currency Convention

Financial history researcher Lawrence Schuffman will be the keynote speaker during the educational programs to be held in conjunction with the Professional Currency Dealers Association’s November 8-11 National Coin and Currency Convention. more ]

15th Collector Fair Sberatel in Prague

The 15th International Trade Fair Collector Sberatel will be held in Prague from September 6 to 8, 2012. Past fairs have been a great success and Sberatel is the biggest event of this kind in the Czech Republic. more ]

Geneva University to inform about illegal art-trade

On October 31, 2012 Geneva University in cooperation with the Swiss Office for Culture proposes a study day ‘Campaign against illegal art-trade.’ The event focuses on those who work in museums and the cultural scene, and art dealers. more ]

NCCC Offers Hotel Rebates to Public Attendees

Attendees at the National Coin and Currency Convention, scheduled for November 8-11, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois, will be able to receive a hotel rebate from the event sponsor, according to Patricia Foley, General Chairman of the convention. more ]

Numismatic Crime Investigation Seminar for Law Enforcement

The Numismatic Crime Information Center will be conducting a Free seminar on Numismatic Crime Investigations on October 18, 2012 in conjunction with the ANA Dallas National Money Show. The seminar is being hosted by the Pantego Police Department and open to Law Enforcement Personnel Only. more ]

Jerusalem Electrum Congress Films online

In June 2012 an electrum congress took place in Jerusalem generating new discussions and giving many fresh ideas on this topic. Now videos show all papers given during this event. more ]

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Web Site to be Under Auspices of the ANS

Andrew Meadows, Deputy Director of the American Numismatic Society and Mel Wacks of the American Jewish Historical Society have signed an agreement to transfer the web site of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame to the auspices of the ANS. more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2013 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society announces the honorees for the 2013 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is ANS President, Roger S. Siboni. The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award is Richard B. Witschonke. more ]

Innovations in the land of silver – A congress in Hall / Tyrol

Tyrol remembers you of nothing else than skiing? Shame on you! You would miss the region’s importance in world’s history since here money history was written – from the first high denomination silver coin to the mechanization of the whole coining process. The Hall Mint held a congress on that topic on October 12, 2012. more ]

Monaco: Coin show on the first Sunday in Advent

On December 2, 2012 an international coin show will take place in Monaco. The opening hours for the public are 9 am to 5 pm. Éditions Victor Gadoury invites to visit “la Grande Bourse” in cooperation with the Numismatic Association of Monaco. more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces an Additional 2013 Gala Honoree

The American Numismatic Society Board of Trustees voted to include Ms. Rosemary Lazenby, Curatorial Officer of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and ANS Honorary Life Fellow, as an additional honoree at the 2013 Annual Dinner Gala. more ]

Congress in Padova

On November 30, 2012 the Department of Numismatics in the Padova University will hold a congress on ‘Money findings and historical-economical processes’. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Final Plans

The 41st annual edition of the New York International Numismatic Convention will take place at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria with activities starting on Friday, January 4 and the final convention related event concluding on Monday, January 14. more ]

Congress on Anatolian Numismatics in Antalya

The Suna & Inan Kirac Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations, an affiliate of the Vehbi Koc Foundation, organizes the “First International Congress on Anatolian Monetary History and Numismatics” on February 25-28, 2013. more ]

Round table on ‘small change’

The DAMIN programme studies the depreciation of silver in the second half of the nineteenth century and its consequences in developed countries. The second round table is dedicated to ‘small change’ or bronze and copper coins from Antiquity to the nineteenth century. more ]

Numismatics in the Principality of Monaco

Yachts, luxuries, gambling casino – an ambience barely suited for a down-to-earth coin collector? On the contrary, when coming in the off season the Principality of Monaco has much to offer in regard to numismatics, like an attractive coin fair. more ]

National Coin and Currency Convention Announces 2013 Dates

The National Coin and Currency Convention will be held November 21-24, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in close proximity to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. more ]

Numismata in Munich

One of the most important coin fairs in the world in terms of type and diversity of the range, with unmistakable flair and cultivated tradition since 1970! Numismata will take place on 2nd and 3rd March 2013 in Munich. more ]

Central States Convention Bans Liberty Dollars

So-called Liberty Dollars, the creation of Bernard Von NotHaus and the NORFED, will not be part of the April 24-27, 2013 74th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Schaumburg, Illinois. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Preliminary 2014 Plans

The 42nd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention will take place over a nine day period from January 4 through January 12, 2014 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, its site since 2002. more ]

Central States Numismatic Society Announces Sponsorship Program For 2013 Convention

Kevin Foley, General Chairman for the Central States Numismatic Society’s 74th Anniversary Convention, has announced the availability of convention sponsorships for the event. more ]

American Numismatic Society 2013 Annual Gala a Success

The American Numismatic Society held its 2013 Annual Gala event on 10 January honoring Roger Siboni, who retired as ANS President in October 2012, as well as Richard B. Witschonke and Rosemary Lazenby. more ]

1st International Numismatic Conference of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

The Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium has decided to organize, in close collaboration with the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium, one-day conferences on the coinage and the monetary history of the Low Countries during the Middle Ages on May 24, 2013. more ]

ONS conference on Islamic Numismatics

This year’s ONS conference on Islamic Numismatics in Tuebingen will be held on 4th and 5th May 2013 in the main lecture room of the Dept. of Orient- und Islamwissenschaften of the Asia-Orient-Institute of Tuebingen University. Contributions are welcome. more ]

National Coin and Currency Convention Approaches Sell Out

The National Coin and Currency Convention, slated for November 21-24 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare is almost sold out, according to Convention Chairman Patricia Foley. more ]

Joint 2013 meeting of Royal Numismatic and British Numismatic Society in York

The Yorkshire Numismatic Society is delighted to host the 2013 joint meeting of the Royal Numismatic and the British Numismatic Societies at York Racecourse on 20 July 2013. The event is open to all and free! more ]

CPMX Proves Paper Money Market Strong

Even though the year started a bit slow, the paper money market can be considered strong and the experts are optimistic. more ]

Chicago International Coin Fair Set for 18-21, 2013

Krause Publication will play host to the 38th annual Chicago International Coin Fair set for April 18-21 at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare, Chicago. more ]

Application forms for Sberatel 2013

In early September the collector fair Sberatel will be held in the Czech Republic. Already many places have been booked. So, if you are interested in participating you should book soon. more ]

Strong Demand for PCGS-certified Coins at the 24th Tokyo International Show and Taisei Auction

PCGS took part in the 24th Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC), the most important and established coin fair in Japan, May 2-4, 2013 at Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo. more ]

Singapore International Coin Fair Attracts Over 10,000 Enthusiastic Attendees

The 2013 Singapore International Coin Fair proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event (March 29-31) attracted over 10,000 visitors. Over 40 different dealers and mints attended, representing 21 different countries. more ]

Conferences on Archaeology and Asian Art in Brussels

ArtConnoisseurs is a cultural and scientific event taking place from 6 to 8 June 2013 which consists of a series of expert conferences – also on numismatics – given by renowned collectors, scholars and museum curators from Europe and from all over the world. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Reduced Hotel Rates

The New Your International Numismatic Convention, to be held January 4-12 has negotiated a special reduction in sleeping room rates from those previously contracted. more ]

DAMIN News

The DAMIN project on the depreciation of silver in history has made available online all interviews and presentations of the last two round tables. Additionally all these papers were published in a new Moneta volume. more ]

Belgian School at Athens celebrates 50 years of excavations

The Belgian School at Athens celebrates 50 years of Belgian activities at Thorikos, Attika, Greece with a conference on October 7-8, 2013. more ]

I.A.P.N. 62nd Annual Congress

This year’s I.A.P.N congress was held in Leipzig and, amongst other things, included elections of the members of the Executive Committee. The new president comes for the very first time from Germany... more ]

International Workshop ‘Archaeology of Money’ at Tübingen University

At Tuebingen University an international workshop will be held on 17-18 October 2013: ‘Archaeology of Money’ aims to discuss the archaeology of money in a comprehensive global and diachronic approach from Eurasian prehistory to 20th century ethnographies. more ]

HSP awards Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013

The organisers of the Latin American High Security Printing Conference have announced that the inaugural award of Latin American Banknote of the Year 2013 was presented to Senora Katya Daura, President of S.E. Casa de Moneda, Argentina for the 100 Pesos Eva Perón note. more ]

British Numismatic Society and The Royal Numismatic Society 2013 Summer Meeting

The British Numismatic Society and The Royal Numismatic Society 2013 Summer Meeting ‘Coin Hoards and Treasure Finds’ will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the York Racehouse. Here you will find the programme. more ]

NYINC Waldorf Astoria Room Block Approaches Sell Out

The New York International Numismatic Convention has organized for its attendees special room offers with the Waldorf Astoria. But the sleeping room block is almost sold out already. more ]

DAMIN Osaka meeting 2014

In the framework of the DAMIN program on Silver monetary depreciation and international relations, the next round table will be held in Osaka in April 2014 on East/West relations. All marks of interest are welcome. more ]

Central States Plans Civil War Educational Forum at 75th Anniversary Convention of CSNS

The 2014 Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society is a very special one, celebrating the society’s diamond jubilee. It features not only the traditional big bourse, but has a particularly strong lineup of Civil War researchers with presentations on a broad array of Civil War era related topics. more ]

ONS Meeting in Bremen

On November 23, 2013 the Oriental Numismatic Society will hold their next meeting in Bremen. Lectures can still be integrated into the programme. As always there will be dedicated plenty of space to exchange and discussions. more ]

National Numismatic Exhibition in India postponed due to political situation

The organisers of the National Numismatic Exhibition scheduled on October 4-6 in Hyderabad (India) announced that the event will be postponed due to the critical situation in the region where a separating state inflames the passion. more ]

Feast of collectors - the Silesian Collectors' Market

On October 6, 2013 the Silesian Collectors’ Market will be held in southern Poland, in the centre of Katowice, the capital city of a region of enthusiasts of collecting. Being a one-day event it starts very early. more ]

Paris Colloquium remembers archaeologist and numismatist Henri Seyrig

On October 10 and 11, 2013 a colloquium in honour of French archaeologist and numismatist Henri Seyrig will be held in Paris. He was not only a scientist and collector of coins and Byzantine seals but also a political activist in a period of turmoil. more ]

ANS organizes symposium on early electrum coinage

‘The Beginning of Coinage’ on November 15-16, 2013 offers members and others interested in early electrum coinage to learn more about some of these new discoveries. Papers by international experts in the field will cover a variety of aspects. more ]

Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act

The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act was the result of ten years of lobbying and legislative drafting. This panel will explore the history of the CPIA, its implementation over the past thirty years and new ideas about improving it in the future. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Programs and Speakers

The lineup of speakers for the 42nd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention to be held from Friday, January 3 through Sunday, January 12 was announced. As always it will span from antiquity to modern times and cover a lot of various topics. more ]

National Coin and Currency Convention 2013 Approaches

In just a few weeks’ time, from November 21 to 24, the 28th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will be conducted in Chicago. Here you will get the latest relevant information on that great event. more ]

New collector’s fair in Spain

A new collector’s fair in Spain aims at bringing together collectors and dealers and to develop the market. ECC Torremolinos 2014 European Collector’s Convention will take place for the first time from February 27 to March 2, 2014. more ]

Workshop in Tübingen: Archaeology of Money

Actually archaeology means ‘study of the beginnings.’ And in this sense the interdisciplinary workshop that took place in Tübingen on October 17 and 18, 2013 treated the beginnings of money featuring an impressive synopsis of various disciplines: ethnology, anthropology, archaeology, sinology and numismatics. more ]

10th Basel Ancient Art Fair in 2013

The Basel Ancient Art Fair focuses on the art of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. As a result, the BAAF has rapidly become the leading global event in the field and will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Details

The New York International Numismatic Convention will sponsor its 42nd annual edition January 3-12, 2014 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Further details have been announced. more ]

29th NCCC 2014 in Chicago

The National Coin and Currency Convention has set the dates for its 29th Annual event. The 2014 edition will be held November 20-23 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. Moving from St. Louis to Chicago has visibly boosted the event’s appeal and success. more ]

Visiting the New York International

American coin fairs are something entirely different from the ones we are used to in Europe. And even for American standards, the New York International Coin Convention is something special. Forget about the euro, forget about current commemorative coins – in New York, collectors of ancient and world coins come together from all over the world. Ursula Kampmann was there for you. more ]

Colloquium on mediaeval coinage of Spain and Maghreb

The French School in Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, will host a colloquium on the coinage in al-Andalus and the Maghreb in the Middle Ages on February 12-13, 2014. more ]

Changes at the ANA Summer Seminar

In summer 2014, the American Numismatic Association’s 46th Annual Summer Seminar will be held in Colorado Springs (CO). After evaluating member feedback, the ANA has decided to implement a number of changes concerning the funding and organization of the event. more ]

NYINC 2015 Bourse Sold Out

The 43rd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), scheduled for January 3-11, 2015 has a sold out bourse. Only 3 out of 130 dealers did not renew their spaces prior to departing. So only 3 dealers from the long waiting list were able to move up. more ]

Annual ONS meeting in Tübingen

This May, the Oriental Numismatic Society invites to their annual meeting in Tübingen. The programme has not yet been agreed on and the organisers appeal for active participation and contributions. more ]

Lecture on Byzantine money

On March 13, 2014 Eurydice Georganteli of Harvard University will give an Ilse and Leo Mildenberg Memorial Lecture on Byzantine Money in Cambridge, MA (USA). more ]

CSNS celebrates 75th Anniversary Convention

The Central States Numismatic Society’s 75th Anniversary Convention will be held in April in Chicago. Amongst others, the convention will offer several auction sessions, an almost 300 booth bourse area as well as educational seminars, for instance on Women in Numismatics or on the Civil War. more ]

Conference on coinage associated with York

“Connecting Through Coinage”, a major two-day event focussing on coinage associated with York, will be held in June 2014 in York. Day One is the “Romano-British Congress” and Day Two will be the fifth biennial international “Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage”. more ]

National Coin and Currency Convention Announces Auction Rights Award

Lyn Knight will be the official auction house for the November 20-23, 2014 29th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention a Professional Currency Dealers Association sponsored event. more ]

XXI ICOMON Annual Meeting in Belgrade

The XXI ICOMON Annual Meeting will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from 1-4 July 2014. The conference and accompanying exhibition are dedicated to discussing the role of money and banking museums in raising public awareness and preserving cultural heritage. more ]

Numismatic Conference at Royal Library of Belgium

The 4th International Numismatic Conference of the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium explores the differences of monetization in urban and rural contexts. On May 16, 2014 all those interested are invited to assist at the event confirming previously their participation. more ]

Research Colloquium on Roman Republican Coinage in Dresden

An international colloquium entitled “New Research on Roman Republican Coinage” will be held at the University of Dresden from 19 to 21 June 2014. 15 speakers will be presenting their recent research relating to this broad thematic spectrum. more ]

Singapore International Coin Fair 2014 Attracts Nearly 10,000 Visitors

The 2014 Singapore International Coin Fair was an unprecedented success. The 3-day coin event (March 28-30) attracted thousands of visitors, with long lines forming before the doors opened. Hours were extended to allow the crowds of people to complete their business with over 100 different dealers and mints attending. more ]

XVth International Numismatic Congress 2015 Call for papers

The International Numismatic Council and the Scientific Committee of the XV International Numismatic Congress invite submissions for papers to be presented at the XV INC in Taormina, on 21-25 September 2015. more ]

Reformatio in Nummis – Luther and the Reformation on Coins and Medals

More than 100 coins and medals covering 500 years of reformation provide an insight into the history of Protestantism and the world of numismatics in an entertaining way. Auction house Künker organised this special exhibition at the famous German castle Wartburg. more ]

Annual Meeting Belgian School at Athens

The Belgian School at Athens invites all interested persons to its Annual meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, the 27th of May 2014, at 6.15 pm at the New Acropolis Museum, Athens. more ]

Shining the Future - Mint Directors Conference in Mexico

Between 11 and 14 May 2014, the 28th Mint Directors Conference took place in Mexico. Mint representatives from approximately 40 nations discussed current issues relevant to coin manufacturers. This is Ursula Kampmann with a conference report. more ]

Las Vegas Club Show a Success

The 51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show held April 4-6 attracted 3044 attendees and approximately 300 dealers to a sold out bourse floor. Pre-registered conventioneers came from as far away as France, Australia and Canada. more ]

Numismata terminates collaboration with Monety Expo Warsaw

Erich Modes, executive director of the company Münzen Modes and organizer of the widely known coin fair NUMISMATA, informs that he has terminated the collaboration with Monety Expo Warsaw, effective immediately. more ]

Chinese Rare Coin Experts Visit Long Beach Expo

More than two dozens of the top rare coin experts from mainland China and Hong Kong attended the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo for the first time, June 5 - 7, 2014. The response was enthusiastically positive. more ]

Chicago past and present to be highlighted on medal

A medal commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Chicago Coin Club features historic past and present cityscape images of Chicago. more ]

“Master Coin Conference” of the precious metals and coin industry

On June 17th and 18th 2014 the summit conference of precious metals and coin industry took place under the patronage of Schoeller Münzhandel in Vienna. It saw a professional exchange in keynotes, discussions and workshops. more ]

Conference on “Urban versus rural contexts”

In May 2014, the Fourth International Numismatic Conference of the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium was organised. The conference’s subject was the contrast between urban and rural contexts on the level of monetization from ancient Greece to the early Middle ages. more ]

UK’s Festival of Archaeology is the largest of its kind

The 24th annual Festival of Archaeology, the largest celebration of archaeology in the world, will run until 27 July 2014 with over 1000 events – many free – right across the UK. The Festival gives the public the opportunity to experience archaeology at first hand. more ]

About DAMIN

DAMIN is a program dedicated to the study of the depreciation of silver in the second half of the XIXth century and its consequences in developed countries. In this conference talk, Georges Depeyrot tells you exactly what DAMIN does and why. more ]

IAPN held General Assembly in Monte Carlo

The International Association of Professional Numismatists held its 63rd General Assembly in Monte Carlo, May 29th-June 1st 2014. A total of 38 of the world’s leading numismatic firms met to attend the congress, with an additional 21 firms represented via proxy. more ]

PNG: Coin and paper money show in New York City in October 2014

The Professional Numismatists Guild will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9-11, 2014. More than 100 dealers are expected to have tables at the show. more ]

Las Vegas Show Hosts Seminars on various topics

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Fall coin show is set for September 12-14 in Las Vegas. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate at seminars on silver dollars, panda coins and many others offered by leading experts. more ]

4th Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage

The 4th Assemani Symposium will take place on 26 and 27 September 2014 at Trieste University. The symposium is dedicated to Islamic Coinage and numerous experts participate at the event. more ]

100th Hannover Coin Show

The 100th Hannover Coin Show is scheduled for 30 November, 2014, an anniversary for the oldest active coin show in Germany. On this occasion, we will tell you something about the coin show’s history today. more ]

3rd Coin Conference 2015 in Madrid

Following the successful 2nd Coin Conference, held in Berlin last March, the 3rd Coin Conference will take place 21-23 October 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The conference focuses on circulating coins. more ]

The Knights’ Tournament at the Herrenacker at Schaffhausen

In 1436, there was a knights’ tournament held at Schaffhausen. That was something of an event back then, but nothing out of the ordinary. It only becomes extraordinary thanks to a detailed record on this competition that has come down to us. Now, there was a reenactment of this famous tournament to be witnessed on the original site. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention Announces 2015 Schedule

The 43rd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention will take place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel over a ten day period beginning Friday, January 2 and concluding on Sunday, January 11. Now the organizers have announced a schedule for this event. more ]

Jerusalem to host important conference on Archaeology

In June 2015 Jerusalem will see an important event in the field of archaeology: the International Conference Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible invites experts to exchange over the most recent archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land. more ]

Saddle Ridge Coins and Cans Coming to PNG New York Show

The first public appearance in New York of gold coins from the headline-generating $10 million Saddle Ridge Hoard buried treasure trove that was unearthed last year in California’s gold country is approaching. more ]

National Coin and Currency Convention Scheduled for Rosemont

The 29th Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will once again be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, featuring a three session auction cataloged and conducted by Lyn Knight that will include both United States and foreign paper money. more ]

Grande Bourse de Monaco on December 7, 2014

On December 7, 2014, the 22nd Grande Bourse will be held at Monaco, a coin show which attracts first and foremost dealers from France, Italy and Spain – and collectors aiming for the latest issues of Monaco at their issue price. more ]

Invitation to second ONS Meeting in Bremen

On November 8, 2014, the ONS (Oriental Numismatic Society) will meet in Bremen. Everyone interested in Islamic numismatics is welcome. more ]

ANS Seminar on Forgery Basics at S.F. Historical Bourse

On December 12, 2014 a study seminar on 'The Basics of Numismatic Forgeries' will feature presentations by Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Executive Director of the ANS, and David Hendin followed by a panel discussion with experts. more ]

International congress in Vienna on numismatist Joseph Eckhel

In Vienna an international congress will be completely dedicated to numismatist Joseph Eckhel: “Ars critica numaria. Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798) and the development of numismatic method” will take place from 27 to 30 May 2015. Read the complete programme. more ]

Special offers by PCGS at New Macau Coin Show

The 1st Macau International Coin & Precious Metals Expo, MICAPE 2014, 2-7 December 2014, has on-site authentication and grading by Professional Coin Grading Service at the show and the pre-show events. more ]

New York International Numismatic Convention

Anyone dealing with ancient coins knows the New York International Numismatic Convention, the most important event early in the year, which was held from January 2 to 12 in 2015. Ursula Kampmann reports on her impressions. more ]

Kangaroo meets Ampelmann: Australia is Guest of Honour at World Money Fair

The Royal Australian Mint is this year’s Guest of Honour at Berlin World Money Fair. The Australians have seized the opportunity to celebrate their Mint’s fiftieth birthday. The attendees in Berlin can look forward to very special coins. more ]

Scientific Meeting Explores Greek Colonisation

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection organise the Scientific Meeting “Greek Colonisation: New Data, Current Approaches” in Thessaloniki on February 6, 2015. more ]

1st Macau International Coins & Precious Metals Expo (MICAPE)

The 1st Macau International Coins & Precious Metals Expo (MICAPE) will take place 5-7 December 2014 in the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau. more ]

Quo Vadis, NUMIS? 13th Van Gelder lecture in Haarlem

On Saturday 22 November, the 13th Van Gelder-lecture will be held at Teylers Museum (Haarlem, The Netherlands). This year’s lecture – Quo Vadis, NUMIS? – is about the future of the Dutch coin finds database NUMIS. more ]

EXPO 2015 Milano featured during Monaco’s coin show

On December 2-7, 2014, a special exhibition of coins and medals commemorating the previous Universal Exhibitions and World’s fairs were brought together in one place and could be seen during Monaco’s coin show. more ]

PCDA Announces Format Change for National Coin and Currency Convention

Patricia Foley, Convention Chairman for the Professional Currency Dealers Association, has announced a format change for the event, effective with its 2015 edition: The public hours on Sunday will be eliminated, and there will be a four session Numismatic Educational Symposium instead. more ]

Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics

From June 8 through July 31, 2015 the American Numismatic Society offers select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with its preeminent numismatic collections. Applications are due no later than February 13, 2015. more ]

Boris Kochnev Memorial Seminar on Middle Eastern and Central Asian Numismatics

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the Middle Eastern and Central Asian Program at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, will hold the Seventh Seminar on Middle Eastern and Central Asian Numismatics in Memoriam Boris Kochnev (1940-2002). more ]

The Coin Conference 2015

From 21 to 23 October 2015 the Coin Conference will take place in Madrid. The event is organised by Currency Publications and focuses on circulating coins as part of countries’ currency strategies. Here is the programme. more ]

Educational Programs at the Central States Convention in Chicago

The Central States Numismatic Society will hold its 76th Anniversary Convention April 21-25 in Chicago. In conjunction with the Convention there will be educational programs with a wide range of topics: from the Civil War to Legislative and Regulatory Issues. more ]

Milan EXPO 2015 medal best fast seller

Until 31 October EXPO 2015 is taking place in Milan. It is the world’s largest event on nutrition and food ever. But who knows if the very popular official EXPO medal will be available until the end? more ]

Law Enforcement Seminar at ANA World's Fair of Money

The Numismatic Crime Information Center will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money on August 12, 2015. more ]

Regional Conference for Islamic Numismatics in Tübingen

The Regional Conference for Islamic Numismatics of the Oriental Numismatic Society will take place on the 2nd and 3rd May 2015 at the Tübingen University. more ]

A successful fair: 48th NUMISMATA in Munich

On March 7 and 8, 2015, the NUMISMATA took place in Munich. As was to be expected, the 48th edition of this major numismatic event attracted collectors and dealers from all around the world. They witnessed a fair that was successful in every single way. more ]

More Police Officers for more Security at Whitman Baltimore Expo

The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo which will take place on July 16-19, 2015, will feature enhanced security for the safety and convenience of its visitors and dealers, including more police officers and more security officers at the Convention Center. more ]

Three Numismatic Organizations collaborate for Educational Symposium in Rosemont

The Professional Currency Dealers Association, the Central States Numismatic Society and the Chicago Coin Club produce together a numismatic education symposium on November 22 in Rosemont, Illinois, held in conjunction with the Annual National Coin and Currency Convention. more ]

Gemini Auctions of HJB Ltd. Will Be Held in Chicago

HJB Ltd. has announced that the firm will not be holding a Gemini auction at the upcoming 2016 New York International Numismatic Convention. Instead the firm plans to organize an important new numismatic convention in downtown Chicago, at which future Gemini auctions will be held. more ]

Silver Monetary Depreciation and International Relations

DAMIN is the name of a project initiated by Georges Depeyrot about four years ago. It examines the depreciation of silver in the second half of the 19th century and its international repercussions. Most importantly, DAMIN has a truly global focus. more ]

Joseph Eckhel (1737-1798) and ancient numismatics in the Enlightenment

A conference on Joseph Eckhel took place in Vienna from May 27 to 30, 2015. 21 speakers from Europe and the United States analyzed the life and work of the so-called “Father of Numismatics” in the broader context of his time. more ]

Money and Ritual in the Greco-Roman World

On October 15-16, 2015 the international workshop “Money and Ritual in the Greco-Roman World” will take place at the University in Tübingen (Germany). The workshop addresses the nexus of coin use and ritual practice and will cover primarily the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. more ]

43 companies present at the IAPN meeting in New Orleans

The International Association of Professional Numismatists has held its annual meeting from the 28th May to the 1st June 2015 in New Orleans. 43 companies were present, coming from 20 different countries. more ]

Copenhagen DAMIN Meeting videos available

On 28 and 29 May 2015 the DAMIN research project met in Copenhagen for a round table on ‘Mints, Technology and Coin Production’. All the videos of the speeches are now online. more ]

A Treat for Collectors: 17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015

On October 17th and 18th, 2015, all eyes will be on numismatics in the German capital when the 17th NUMISMATA will open its doors. This event is eagerly awaited by coin aficionados throughout the world. Collectors of stamps will likewise get everything their heart desires. more ]

Colloquium on Celtic Numismatics in Brussels

On November 27-28, 2015, a colloquium on Celtic numismatics will be held at the Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels). It is organized by the Royal Library of Belgium and the Center Michel de Boüard-Craham. more ]

HJB Ltd. Establishes “History in your Hands Foundation”

A new annual coin show at the Chicago Cultural Center will take place for the first time on April 5-8, 2017. All profits from this show will benefit the “History in your Hands Foundation”, recently established by HJB Ltd. for the purpose of popularizing the collection and study of coins. more ]

15th International Numismatic Congress in Taormina

700 attending numismatists, 420 presentations, 50 posters, four Round Tables, and countless stimulating lectures of numismatists from all over the world. Every International Numismatic Congress marks a new superlative! Taormina was no exception. more ]

The German Capital under the sign of numismatics: 17th NUMISMATA Berlin 2015

Berlin invited and everybody came: on October 17 and 18, 2015, thousands of aficionados of numismatics and philately visited the Messe Berlin am Funkturm to meet their favorite dealers. It is no surprise, therefore, that this NUMISMATA became another great success! more ]

Colloquium on Romanisation of Coinages of the Aegean Basin

On April 14 and 15, 2016, a round table will be held at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, focusing on the Romanisation (or not) of Greek coinages and their circulation in and around the Aegean Basin in the second and first centuries BC. more ]

Impressions from the New York International Numismatic Convention 2016

Like every year, the NYINC, the New York International Numismatic Convention, took place from January 2 to January 11, 2016. Ursula Kampmann was there for you and brings you many photos. more ]

Circulating coins: security features and social responsibility

Between October 21 and 23, 2015, the Coin Conference took place in Madrid. In seven sessions, topics revolved around circulating coins. This time, we report on considerations on new security features and the social responsibility of companies. more ]

Circulating coins: cash logistics

Between October 21 and 23, 2015, the Coin Conference took place in Madrid. In seven sessions, topics revolved around circulating coins. This time, we report on strategies for an ideal cash logistics as described by different central banks. more ]

A day in honor of George Le Rider

November 7, 2015, will be devoted to the memory of George Le Rider when distinguished researchers will meet at the Bibliothèque nationale de France to illuminate the different spheres of action of one of the greatest experts in Greek numismatic. more ]

Online registration for ICOM Milano 2016 launched

ICOM invites online registration for the 24th General Conference in Milano in July 2016, offering an early bird-registration until January 28, 2016. more ]

Report on Joint Summer Meeting of BNS and RNS

On July 11, 2015, the Joint meeting of the Royal and British Numismatic Societies was hosted by the Yorkshire Numismatic Society in the Yorkshire Museum. The day was loosely focused on hoarding with a chronological range which spanned the Iron Age to the Seventeenth-century. more ]

Final DAMIN meeting in California

The final meeting of the DAMIN program is scheduled for San Francisco, California and connected regions during May 2016. Its topic is “From Underground to End-Users: Monetary History in Scientific Context”. more ]

News from the world of minting technology – Part 2

What’s new in coin minting? Held under the program of the World Money Fair, the Technical Forum provided the venue for experts to catch up. Please find short summaries of six presentations here. more ]

A fair in a class of its own: 49th NUMISMATA Munich

On March 5 and 6, 2016, all eyes in the Bavarian capital will be on classic numismatics again: Munich will experience its 49th NUMISMATA. more ]

Restitution and Collecting in the Time of ISIS

On March 1, 2016 Cardozo School of Law, NYC, will host a conference on “Rethinking Antiquities: Collecting in the Age of ISIS”. Experts and award-winning journalist Judith H. Dobrozynski will discuss problems related to the Middle East conflicts and collecting art. more ]

The Cheshire Hoards and the Romano-British North West

In 2012 and 2014 two hoards from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD were made in the English county of Cheshire. Museum of Liverpool is now organising a one-day conference on 27 February 2016 casting light on the findings and their historical and numismatic context. more ]

7th International Coin Conference and Exhibition COINS-2016

The Seventh International Coin Conference and Exhibition COINS-2016 will be held on 22-24 September 2016 in Moscow. The organizers still accept paper proposals. more ]

New year events at the Royal Australian Mint

On January 1, 2016, coin enthusiasts and Canberra public formed long queues in front of the Royal Australian Mint to witness the New Year’s celebrations. A teenage coin collector was the lucky one to strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. more ]

Global Money Week fast approaching

Youth and debt – these are a regular topic in the media. How to teach young people about financial matters? A private initiative tries to achieve this goal through a Global Money Week – with millions of children and youth all around the world participating. more ]

International Congress on the coinage of Cyrene and the Cyrenaica

‘The coinage of Cyrene and the Cyrenaica in the Mediterranean – problems and chances’ is the title of a congress in Padova (Italy). From 17 to 19 March 2016 at Palazzo del Bo international experts will discuss this topic. more ]

ANS Gala-Dinner at the NYINC

On January 7th, 2016, the ANS Gala-Dinner was held, which included the presentation of several awards. Among the awardees was Ursula Kampmann, founder of CoinsWeekly, who received the Burnett Anderson Award of 2015. Other awardees of the evening were Kenneth E. Bressett and Regina and John W. Adams. more ]

Thailand’s Treasury Department held Press Conference for hosting 29th MDC

The 29th Mint Directors Conference will take place between 1 and 8 May, 2016, at Bangkok, Thailand. As host, Thailand’s Treasury Department held a press conference, stating that the event is also intended to assist the Royal Thai Mint in becoming an international coin maker. more ]

ONS Meeting Tübingen 2016

The ONS annual meeting/regional conference on Islamic numismatics will take place in the large seminar room of the department of Oriental and Islamic studies of the AOI, Tübingen University in the afternoon and morning 7/8 May 2016. more ]

Numismatic Training Day in West Midlands

On the 20th of April 2016 the Money and Medals Network and the University of Warwick will be holding a numismatic training day for people working and volunteering in West Midlands museums and other public institutions. more ]

Hoarding Conference at the British Museum

A conference on ‘Hoarding and Deposition in Iron Age and Roman Britain, and Beyond’, will be taking place at the British Museum on Friday and Saturday 11th-12th March 2016, at the BP Lecture Theatre. The conference is free, but ticketed, so booking is essential. more ]

Kochnev Memorial Seminar on Central Asian and Middle Eastern Numismatics

On 12 March 2016 the Middle Eastern and Central Asian Program at Hofstra University (New York) will hold the B.D. Kochnev Memorial Seminar in Central Asian and Middle Eastern Numismatics with many international experts. more ]

The Archaeology of Money

What is money? What can be used as money? And what functions may the objects that are used as money carry out? These are just a few of the questions raised in a new collection of papers. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

CSNS Convention to Include Program About Newman Numismatic Portal

Len Augsburger and Wayne Homren will be giving a program at the 77th Anniversary Convention of the Central States Numismatic Society entitled: The Newman Numismatic Portal: What It Is, How It Works and What It Can do For You. more ]

Project on Late Antique and early Medieval Economy prepares conference

‘Framing the Late Antique and early Medieval Economy’, a large Digital Humanities project, holds a conference at Princeton University to launch its first phase in reconstructing the ancient economy. The event will take place on April 29-30, 2016. more ]

Belgium's Royal Numismatic Society celebrates 175th birthday

Founded in 1841, the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium celebrates 175 years of its existence in 2016. To mark the event, a conference entitled “Belgian numismatics in perspective” will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 in the Royal Library of Belgium. more ]

Singapore International Coin Fair Attracts Nearly 7,000 Enthusiastic Attendees

The 2016 Singapore International Coin Fair proved to be an unqualified success. The 3-day coin event from 1-3 April attracted thousands of visitors, and featured more than 100 different dealers and mints displaying their coins and banknotes. more ]

Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage Call for Papers

The Sixth International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage will take place on 28th and 29th October 2016 at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The organizers call for papers and speakers. more ]

Belgian School at Athens hosts Seminar on Methodology

The Belgian School at Athens announces its first postgraduate Summer School. The intensive seminar from 1-9 October 2016 focuses on Greek numismatics. Questions of method, history, archaeology, and economy will also receive attention. more ]

29th MDC in Thailand

Every two years, representatives of the mints gather at the Mint Directors Conference, to discuss the main issues. The venue is changing. This time, the Royal Thai Mint in Bangkok was the host. The Land of Smiles was at its best. more ]

The winners of the MDC Awards

Recognizing the best products, the MDC Award is a prize given by mints every two years under the program of the MDC. The jury consists exclusively of the world’s leading experts, the mint directors. more ]

The MDC in Bangkok: News from the world of mints. Part 1 The plenary sessions

From May 1 to 4, 2016, the Mint Directors Conference took place in Bangkok. It was attended by nearly 360 delegates for whom 35 presentations were held. Here you find the first part of a short abstract of the papers given. more ]

International Reformation Numismatics Day approaching

The International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals has declared June 19th as ‘International Reformation Numismatics Day.’ This day was chosen in light of one of the greatest contributors to Reformation numismatics. more ]

From the underground to the end-users: the final Round Table of the DAMIN project

Where does the material come from, that is used by mints for coining? In the final Round Table of the DAMIN project in San Francisco, the focus was placed on gold, silver, and mercury. more ]

Honors celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

On May 21, 2016, the Société Royale de Numismatique de Belgique celebrated its 175th anniversary with a conference under the title “Belgian Numismatics in Perspective”. Several of the top-class attendees were honored. more ]

The MDC in Bangkok: News from the world of mints Part 2 Sessions of the Technical Committee 1

From May 1 to 4, 2016, the Mint Directors Conference took place in Bangkok. It was attended by nearly 360 delegates for whom 35 presentations were held. Here you find an abstract of the papers given by the Technical Committee. more ]

Security Guard Tackles Suspected Coin Thief At Long Beach Expo

A suspected thief was tackled by a security guard as he tried to escape at the Long Beach Expo on Friday, June 10, 2016. An alleged accomplice with a backpack containing more than $300,000 of rare coins was also taken into custody. more ]

The MDC in Bangkok: News from the world of mints. Part 3 Sessions of the Technical Committee 2

From May 1 to 4, 2016, the Mint Directors Conference took place in Bangkok. It was attended by nearly 360 delegates for whom 35 presentations were held. Here you find an abstract of the papers given by the Technical Committee. more ]

IAPN Congress in Amsterdam 2016

The International Association of Professional Numismatists held its 65th general assembly from Thursday 5 May to Sunday 8 May 2016, in Amsterdam, Holland. A main topic discussed at the meeting were new international laws affecting the numismatic trade. more ]

African Currency Forum scheduled for November 2016 in Egypt

Organized by the Association of African Banknotes and Security Documents Printers (AABSDP), the upcoming African Currency Forum will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 20 to 23 November 2016. more ]

The MDC in Bangkok: News from the world of mints Part 4: Sessions of the Marketing Committee

From May 1 to 4, 2016, the Mint Directors Conference took place in Bangkok. It was attended by nearly 360 delegates for whom 35 presentations were held. Here you find an abstract of the papers given by the Marketing Committee. more ]

Coin Constellation-2016 coming up

More than 240 commemorative coins and numerous coin series have been presented to the contest “Coin Constellation-2016”. The winners will be announced in a gala-ceremony in Moscow on 22 September 2016. more ]

West Midlands Money and Medals Network follow-up training

The first follow-up training event of the West Midlands Money and Medals Network will be held on the 14th of September 2016 at the University of Warwick, hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient History. more ]

Olympic Games medals sustainable and innovative

On 5 August 2016 the Olympic Summer Games 2016 are going to start in Rio de Janeiro. Now the organisers have presented the winner medals revealing not only the design but also interesting details on the materials. more ]

Catalog of Olympic Coins by Albert M. Beck

In time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the catalog of Olympic Coins written by Albert M. Beck has been published, both in English and German. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it. more ]

DAMIN Congress in Paris

On 17 and 18 November 2016 the DAMIN research project will held a workshop on ‘The Variety of Exchange and the Character of Money’. The workshop deals with the many ways of possible exchange and indicates why money cannot be easily unified. more ]

Sixth International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage

At the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge the Sixth International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage will be held from 28th-29th October 2016. The common theme is ‘North v South’. more ]

31st Annual National Coin and Currency Convention Announces Schedule

The 31st Annual National Coin and Currency Convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in the suburb of Rosemont (USA). The mixed currency and coin event will be open to the public from Thursday, November 17, to Saturday, November 19. more ]

Workshop on modern technologies for archaeology and numismatics

The University of Padova (I) hosts a workshop on modern technologies for archaeology and numismatics on 3 and 4 November 2016. The title is: ‘Tomography Image Processing Surface and Bulk Characterization Technologies Archaeology and Coins TicTac’. more ]

XXXIV Art Medal Congress in Ghent (Belgium)

The XXXIV FIDEM congress will be held in Belgium from 5-11 September 2016 in the city of Ghent. The organizers have published the programme. more ]

Germany’s capital, a great fair hall: The 18th Numismata Berlin 2016

On October 15 and 16, 2016 Berlin became the Mecca for coin and stamp enthusiasts. In the capital for the 18th time, the event was thus another success in the long history of ever-popular Numismata coin fairs. more ]

2017 Coin Conference countdown to Warsaw has begun

The next Coin Conference addressing mints and central banks will take place at Warsaw on October 23-25, 2017. You can already check out the programme and start preparations. Registration is now open. more ]

NYINC announces future date and site plans

The New York International Numismatic Convention changes its venue. The date commitments reveal that it will be possible in the future to visit both shows, the New York International as well as the FUN show in January. more ]

NUMISMATA events in Berlin and Frankfurt

Aficionados of numismatics and philately look forward to two fairs in a class of their own: the 18th Numismata Berlin in October and the 12th Numismata Frankfurt in November 2016. Two great weekends for the collectors! more ]

NYINC announces room rates at Waldorf Astoria

Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the 45th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention, has announced that event’s special discounted rates at its Waldorf Astoria event site for 2017. more ]

Coin collectors share their thoughts with the CCAC in historic Colorado

Colorado is for coin collectors a special location, rich with numismatic history. It was the venue for the 2016 meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. CCAC member Dennis Tucker reports on the agenda and suggestions made by coin collectors. more ]

COINEX 2016 – 38th Premier International Show

The British Numismatic Trade Association invites to this year’s COINEX – 38th Premier International Show. 80 international dealers will offer an amazing selection of coins from all periods and countries, medals, tokens, banknotes, books and even antiquities. more ]

DAMIN Workshop Call for Papers

The research project DAMIN will meet in Vienna in October 2017 and is calling for papers. The workshop will address the causes and consequences of the destabilization of monetary unions from a cultural and historical approach. more ]

Oriental Numismatic Society Annual General Meeting and Study Day

On 12 November 2016 the ONS’s Study Day at the British Museum will focus on what numismatics can tell us about culture and society. Speakers will be asked to focus on what coins can tell us about wider culture and society. The Call for Papers is still open. more ]

Numismatic Training Days in England

Some numismatic training events are coming up in England organised by the Money and Medals Network. They give basic information on Roman coin identification or HLF-funded collections management. Attendance is free so check out! more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2017 Gala Honorees

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the American Numismatic Society will hold its Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The society has announced to whom it will confer the honor of receiving the Trustees’ Award. more ]

Call for Papers of Conference on Ancient Black Sea Trade

A workshop entitled ‘Money on the Margins: Coinage, Forms and Strategies of Intercultural Commerce on the Black Sea Shore in the Classical and Hellenistic Eras’, will take place on June 18-22, 2017, at Zichron Yaakov, Israel. The organizers call for papers. more ]

13th Technical Forum of the 2017 Berlin World Money Fair

As part of the 2017 Berlin World Money Fair, the 13th Technical Forum will take place on February 2, 2017. Mints and the industry will present their latest innovations to the specialized audience. Here you can have a look at the preliminary program. more ]

Chicago Coin Expo Returns to Chicago

On April 5-8, 2017 the inaugural Chicago Coin Expo will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center. It is hosted by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. and the History In Your Hands Foundation. more ]

Anniversary in Munich – the 50th Numismata Munich

Europe’s most successful coin fair for Classic numismatics will turn 50! The exhibition space of the Munich Numismata has increased tenfold, and 4,000 visitors come every year. It was initiated once by the Munich-based collectors. more ]

Vienna Workshop on Chinese Numismatics with F. Thierry

On March 8, 2017, the Vienna-based Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture organizes a workshop on Chinese numismatics with F. Thierry. The topics addressed include the development of Chinese coinage and Sasanian Coins from China. more ]

5th Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage

From 29 to 30 September 2017 the 5th Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage will take place in Rome focusing on Islamic coins in archaeological context: coin finds, coin circulation. Read the organizers’ call for papers. more ]

A well-rounded fair: 50th Numismata in Munich 2017

On March 4 and 5, 2017, Bavaria will once again become the focal point of Classic numismatics. Collectors and investors will come from near and far, to meet the most renowned exhibitors at the 50th Numismata in Munich. more ]

2017 ICOMON Meeting – Call for Papers

For the XXIV ICOMON 2017 Conference at Jakarta from September 3-9, 2017, Museum Bank Indonesia invites members, academia, professionals and public. Papers related to the theme “Money and Banking Museums: from display to engagement” are welcome. more ]

Greek and Roman Numismatics Summer School in Athens

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation organises its first Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from 3 to 12 July 2017. A visiting scholar will develop a special topic. more ]

PNG Adopts Coin «Doctoring» Definition

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) has created a definition of coin "doctoring" and now officially included it as one of the prohibitions in the organization's By-Laws... more ]

New Numismatic Association founded

Collectors of Reformation Medals are going to prepare the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Those who want to participate in the efforts should join the IARCM... more ]

Mint Directors Conference 2010

From September 26th to 29th, 2010, the 26th Mint Directors Conference was hold in Canberra / Australia. Here you will find some photos of this numismatic mega event...
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Promoting young mint apprentices

Royal Australian Mint announces the Janine Murphy Scholarship for Apprentices in the minting industry... more ]

20 years FENAP – 20 years in the European coin collectors’ service

FENAP, the Federation of European Numismatic Trade Associations, is in existence for 20 years now. Within this international framework, representatives of ... more ]

ANA – Elections

The American Numismatic Association Announces 11 Candidates for Nine Positions On 2011-13 Board of Governors... more ]

Winners Announced for 2011 ANA National Coin Week Activities

Congratulations to Matthew Tormey and the Tucson Coin Club, grand prize winners in the ANA’s 2011 National Coin Week activities... more ]

The Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists Welcomes Two New Members in its Ranks

The Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists welcomes two new members in its ranks: Mr. Michael Haeberling from Antiqua Trading AG and Mr. Jürg Richter from Sincona AG... more ]

ANS Modern Chinese Duplicates in Stacks Bowers Ponterio Auction

The American Numismatic Society’s Board of Trustees has approved the sale of a group of duplicate modern Chinese coins from the collection of its East Asian Department (estimated at $200,000). The pieces have been consigned to Stacks Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction... more ]

ANS Unveils New Medal Honoring Eric P. Newman

The American Numismatic Society announces the limited edition medal honoring ANS Trustee Emeritus, Eric P. Newman. The medal will be minted in both bronze and silver and will be available by subscription only until January 13, 2012... more ]

American Numismatic Society unveils a modern archival search tool

American Numismatic Society has unveiled the new interactive ANS archival search tool, ARCHER. It provides access to the ANS’ collection of unique archival material, through a series of simple search screens... more ]

Important coin collection offered at Sotheby’s by Hispanic Society of America

The Hispanic Society of America will offer its collection of rare coins as a single lot at Sotheby’s. The collection consists of almost 38,000 coins and is expected to raise between $25 million and $35 million... more ]

IADAA – Guidelines on due diligence when purchasing ancient objects

The International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art has developed guidelines how to act when buying ancient objects with all reasonable due diligence. more ]

The Oriental Numismatic Society

The Oriental Numismatic Society sees a couple of jubilees and important changes. Its new Secretary General, Joe Cribb, reports on how the organization works, how it is structured and what are the major events in the society’s life. more ]

Money & Medals Newsletter – give it a try!

Are you based in the UK or interested in what happens there? If so you should give a try to the newsletter of Money & Medals. Three times a year it provides you with plenty of information around coins, medals and tokens. more ]

Numismatic journal moneta now for free

At their May 28 meeting, the members of the Ottawa Numismatic Society voted unanimously in favour of making the Society’s award-winning publication, moneta, free for all to enjoy. more ]

Numismatic Summer Meeting in Oxford in July 2012

Every year the British Numismatic Society (BNS) and the Royal Numismatic Society (RNS) hold a joint summer meeting. This year’s meeting has the theme of Anniversaries and Jubilees. more ]

Roosevelt Dime with Anti-Semitic Counterstamp is Featured in The Shekel

The cover story of the March-June 2012 double issue of The Shekel was inspired by Mel Wacks’ discovery of a 1953 Roosevelt Dime with the word “JEW” stamped over the portrait. But the new issue contains more intriguing stories ... more ]

More Good News about the Huntington Collection

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous friend of the ANS, approximately 9,000 additional Huntington coins have been purchased and will be placed on long-term loan to the ANS. Thus more than half of the collection has been regained. more ]

Numismatic news to watch and listen to

The British numismatic network Money & Medal offers now a section with audio and video material on numismatics. From August on there will be also a monthly podcast. more ]

Canadian Numismatic Journal Free Edition

The electronic copy of the October issue of The Canadian Numismatic Journal, the official publication of the Association, will be available – live and free to all – on its Web site beginning on October 1, 2012. more ]

Oriental Numismatic Society launches new website

Whoever is interested in oriental coins and money knows the Oriental Numismatic Society, network of collectors, academics, enthusiasts of this topic. Now the society has launched a new website. more ]

American Numismatic Society Announces 2013 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society announces the honorees for the 2013 Dinner Gala. The recipient of the Trustees’ Award is ANS President, Roger S. Siboni. The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award is Richard B. Witschonke. more ]

New issue of moneta

Recently the November/December issue of moneta, the journal of the Ottawa Numismatic Society, has been made available online. more ]

American Numismatic Society receives endowment gift for lecture in honor of Vladimir and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli

The American Numismatic Society received an endowment gift for a lecture series in memory of former ANS Fellows Vladimir and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli. The lecture series will cover a variety of subjects covering ancient, medieval and modern coinage. more ]

Hubert Lanz receives World Money Fair Award

On February 1, 2013 Hubert Lanz received the World Money Fair Award for his numismatic merits. Rarely a single person has done more for coin collecting in Germany and Europe. Since years Hubert Lanz is fighting for the right of every European to collect coins. more ]

PNG Launching Numismatic Mentoring Program: Promoting Numismatic Growth

The Professional Numismatists Guild has announced it will create an education and mentoring program to recruit and train the next generation of coin dealers including online instruction about coins and the coin market and much more. more ]

ANA Board of Governors Elections

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2013-15 election term. For the first time ANA members were given the option to vote by either electronic or paper ballot. more ]

Swissmint new member of the association of Switzerland’s coin dealers

The Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists welcomes Swissmint as a new member. The Federal Mint Swissmint is an independent unit of the Swiss Department of Finances and has produced Switzerland’s coins since 1848. more ]

PNG Website Has New Address, Appearance and Features

The Professional Numismatists Guild has changed its online address and changed the appearance of its website to make it easier for collectors, dealers and the general public to get information. The new address is www.PNGdealers.org. more ]

ANS Fellow and Trustee Elections

During the October 19, 2013 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees the American Numismatic Society has elected the Trusties and new Fellows of Society among them the editor of CoinsWeekly, Ursula Kampmann. more ]

Longtime dealer Robert Lecce memorialized with scholarship fund

A new scholarship fund, established in the name of longtime Florida coin dealer Robert Lecce, will provide members with financial aid and merit-based scholarships to attend the American Numismatic Association’s annual Summer Seminar. more ]

Parva ne Pereant – A visit to the ANS

The American Numismatic Society has been bringing together serious collectors and researchers for more than 150 years. Their headquarters in Fulton Street houses one of the most renowned collections of coins worldwide with more than 800,000 objects. Accompany Ursula Kampmann at her visit to the ANS. more ]

New web design of Spanish Association of Professional Numismatists

The Association of Spanish Professional Numismatists AENP is focusing on their online presence and in this context has renewed their website. Visitors may download a calendar of coin shows, or go directly to the association’s channels in the social media. more ]

George Walton heirs donate $100,000 to the ANA

A generous donation of $100,000 has been given to the ANA. The donation will be used to update and digitize the Numismatic Diploma Program, a range of courses in numismatic training and education that will become available as online courses in the future. more ]

IAPN held General Assembly in Monte Carlo

The International Association of Professional Numismatists held its 63rd General Assembly in Monte Carlo, May 29th-June 1st 2014. A total of 38 of the world’s leading numismatic firms met to attend the congress, with an additional 21 firms represented via proxy. more ]

Jeff Garrett ANA’s new president

Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term. Jeff Garrett will become the ANA’s 59th President, Gary Adkins will be Vice President. more ]

New Internet Presence of IAPN

The International Association of Professional Numismatists has reworked its website. The newly designed site grants not only IAPN members access to useful tools. more ]

Three Numismatic Organizations collaborate for Educational Symposium in Rosemont

The Professional Currency Dealers Association, the Central States Numismatic Society and the Chicago Coin Club produce together a numismatic education symposium on November 22 in Rosemont, Illinois, held in conjunction with the Annual National Coin and Currency Convention. more ]

Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society Launched in Chicago

A new organization, the Armenian Numismatics and Antiquities Society (ANAS) was launched in August. The goal of ANAS is to unite Armenians worldwide in their quest for knowledge about Armenian coins and to provide a forum to share collections and exchange ideas. more ]

Round Table of INC and IAPN in Taormina on future prospects for young numismatists

From September 21 to 25, 2015, the XV International Numismatic Congress will take place in Taormina. The INC and the IAPN have taken this as an opportunity to organize a Round Table entitled “Numismatics in the 21st century: Jobs, careers, professions for the young generation of coin enthusiasts“. more ]

Report on Joint Summer Meeting of BNS and RNS

On July 11, 2015, the Joint meeting of the Royal and British Numismatic Societies was hosted by the Yorkshire Numismatic Society in the Yorkshire Museum. The day was loosely focused on hoarding with a chronological range which spanned the Iron Age to the Seventeenth-century. more ]

American Numismatic Association Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Today, after 125 years, the American Numismatic Association has become the world’s largest nonprofit numismatic organization with 24,000 members. Starting in 1891, though, the association wanted to get coin collectors together which was not easy at the time. more ]

ANA launches “Video Vignettes” Series

The American Numismatic Association has launched a new video series called “Video Vignettes,” featuring ANA Education Director Rod Gillis. The short clips cover topics aimed at helping collectors become more judicious and informed. more ]

Belgium's Royal Numismatic Society celebrates 175th birthday

Founded in 1841, the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium celebrates 175 years of its existence in 2016. To mark the event, a conference entitled “Belgian numismatics in perspective” will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 in the Royal Library of Belgium. more ]

Call for nominations for the Executive Board of ICOMON

At the triennial plenary meeting of ICOMON in Milan in July 2016 a new board for ICOMON will be set up. All voting members of ICOMON are eligible to run for office for the coming three-year term on condition that they have paid their 2015 membership fee. more ]

29th MDC in Thailand

Every two years, representatives of the mints gather at the Mint Directors Conference, to discuss the main issues. The venue is changing. This time, the Royal Thai Mint in Bangkok was the host. The Land of Smiles was at its best. more ]

Honors celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium

On May 21, 2016, the Société Royale de Numismatique de Belgique celebrated its 175th anniversary with a conference under the title “Belgian Numismatics in Perspective”. Several of the top-class attendees were honored. more ]

2016 ANA college scholarships awarded

Every year, the American Numismatic Association awards college scholarships to young, talented numismatists to use toward tuition at an institution of their choice. The 2016 winners are Nathan Godin and Peyton Souder. more ]

IAPN Congress in Amsterdam 2016

The International Association of Professional Numismatists held its 65th general assembly from Thursday 5 May to Sunday 8 May 2016, in Amsterdam, Holland. A main topic discussed at the meeting were new international laws affecting the numismatic trade. more ]

Guidelines for Coin Traders in Dealing with the German Cultural Assets Protection Act

The German law on the revision of the Cultural Assets Protection Act has substantial impact on the coin trade. The two coin dealer associations have sought legal advice from a specialist lawyer providing first recommendations for further action in your day-to-day business. more ]

Festschrift 10 years Association of Baltic Numismatics

Ten years ago, the Association of Baltic Numismatists was founded to support numismatics in Estonia and to strengthen international relations. And it worked, as the festschrift for their anniversary proves. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look. more ]

Heritage Auctions Donation Endows Eugene H. Gardner Scholarship

Heritage Auctions has donated an additional $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association to endow a scholarship fund in honor of the late Pennsylvania collector Gene Gardner. more ]

ANS launches new website

The American Numismatic Society announces the debut of its new website. Featuring improved navigation, search capability, and user interface, it aims at helping numismatists explore, learn, shop, and conduct research. more ]

Roberto Ganganelli is the new President of the Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici

Roberto Ganganelli, editor-in-chief of the online magazine “Il Giornale della Numismatica” was elected new president of the AISN. The choice shows how closely collectors, dealers, and scholars in the field of numismatics cooperate. more ]

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