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“Detectorists” on German and French Television

Great Britain has a new cult sitcom that is now being broadcast in many countries – also in Germany and France: “Detectorists” deals with a topic that is rather controversial in some countries: searching objects by means of a metal detector.

Fernando Chao (1946-2021)

The enthusiastic collector, passionate researcher and renowned Argentine numismatist Dr Fernando Chao has passed away on 7 January 2021. The Federation of Numismatic and Medallist Entities of Argentina recall their former vice-president.

Certified Collectibles Group Will Expand into the World of Trading Cards

Certified Collectibles Group will launch a new company in February: Certified Sports Guaranty will be specialized in the field of sports card. CCG thus enters the highly competitive market of sports cards.

Gold From Coal and Stone: Ernst III of Holstein-Schauenburg

While others ruined themselves with enormous buildings, Ernst III was one of the beneficiaries of early absolutism. He supplied others with the material needed for construction and metalworking. On 28 January 2021, auction house Künker offers a 10fold ducat of this enterprising count.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, while isolating…


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Künker Auction 346: Iconography – The Language of the Images

Images on coins convey messages that sometimes seem incomprehensible today. If you want to decipher them, you have to speak the language of images: iconography. Learn it in our video crash course with examples from Künker’s Auction Sale 346!


Casoli, Andrea

Andrea Casoli is a Swiss numismatist and has been working as a curator at the coin cabinet of the Basel Historical Museum since 2020. He mainly works on ancient coinage and the monetary history of Switzerland.