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How the 8 Reales Became A World Currency

Inspired by the thaler, in the 16th century the Spanish monarchs issued the 8 Reales in their territory. And as they ruled large parts of the “New World”, the Spanish dollars became a world currency with many successors.

CCG Has Graded More than 75 Million Collectibles

Until 2022, Certified Collectibles Group has graded over 75 million collectibles. Of the 55 million coins 35 million are US coins. One type of US coins is particularly strong.

Ramskold, Lars (born 1954)

One of the many passions of Lars Ramskold is numismatics. He built up an impressive and record-setting collection of coins from Constantine I the Great and also published articles on numerous coins.

Eswatini and Giesecke+Devrient Explore Central Bank Digital Currency

The Central Bank of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and technology group Giesecke+Devrient investigate the development of an electronic form of money for the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Heritage Auctions, USA-Long Beach (CA)

In October 2022, the Heritage Long Beach Expo auctions feature an outstanding number of chosen items both from US coins and currency. The sales comprise rarities that have not reached the auction market for many years.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

Künker’s Spring Auctions Sales were held from 21 to 25 March and from 4 to 6 April 2022. They will go down in the company’s history as the auction week with the highest turnover that was ever achieved. In this review, we present the Top Five of Celtic, Greek and Roman coins.

The Last Coins of Independent Syracuse

The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is dedicated to antiquity: This article presents three specimens that are among the last coins that were issued by independent Syracuse while the Romans besieged the city and Archimedes built his defense machines.

Heritage Auctions, HK-Hong Kong

NGC announced that the “Mukden Tiger” certified by this grading institute was sold for more than $2.1 million at Heritage Auctions’ HKINF World Coins Auction.

Kingold and China’s Fake Gold Reserves

The Chinese coin dealer Kingold backed loans with 83 tons of gold bars – that’s almost 5% of China’s gold reserves! However, most of the bars turned out to be gold-plated copper, leaving creditors with debts running to the billions.

Why Have US MOUs Become so Restrictive Against Coin Collectors?

Peter Tompa shares his inside knowledge about the disgraceful story of how MOUs are used as a means of policy. He states that the State Department is cooperating with an archeological lobby group in order to foster collaboration with authoritarian states.