The Celtic and Roman museum in Manching, Bavaria, has been the victim of a spectacular heist. Almost 500 Celtic gold coins were stolen. The sequence of events recalls the burglaries in Berlin and Dresden and raises questions about complex security issues of museums.
Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful and vibrantly painted. This is demonstrated in an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art based on recent studies. Coin enthusiasts should look out for the gems in the display!
Numismatic Guaranty Company introduced NGCX, the first 10-point grading scale for coins. The new 10-point grading scale will supplement the 70-point Sheldon scale, which will continue to be used by NGC.