Monday, 21.09.2020

Hoard of Abbasid Gold Coins Uncovered in Israel

Students discovered an important hoard of 425 gold coins during an excavation near Tel Aviv, mostly from the Abbasid period. Gold coin caches from this time are extremely rare in Israel. But archaeologists did not find only solid coins, but also something else quite particular.

Sotheby’s Case Against Greece: A Legal Analysis

When Greece demanded an ancient Greek object to be withdrawn from a public auction at Sotheby’s, the auction house answered with a law suit against the country. William Pearlstein analyzes this important case and what implication it has for collectors and the art market.

Financial History Network to Launch Webinar Series

The Financial History Network will launch a new webinar series. The network aims to promote scholarship in the fields of financial history and the history of finance. The webinars will provide a space for the presentation and discussion of works in progress.

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, over a calyx of wine…

DOWNLOADS

MünzenMarkt 31

  • Einliefern leicht gemacht!
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Mint News Quarterly 7/2020 June

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PODCASTS

Künker Auction 337: 500 Years of Taler

Exactly 500 years ago, the Czech diet passed an edict determining the technical specifications of a coin, whose name lives on in our taler. A perfect occasion to tell the story of the taler!

WHO'S WHO

Cheung, Kelvin

Kelvin Cheung is Global Head of Banknotes at Spink and Head of Numismatics for Spink China. The trained medical doctor came to Spink as a collector and has been responsible for Spink’s global banknote business including several auctions a year since 2014.
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