How to press your point by an implied lie: the UNESCO campaign shows objects from the Metropolitan Museum as part of the decoration of a private interieur pretending the objects were stolen. Kate Fitz Gibbon discusses this story.
The Monnaie de Paris dedicates a special exhibition to barter in West Africa. One focus is on the Ashanti people, who used gold dust to carry out transactions until the 20th century.
In May 2020 a 1839 “Una and the Lion” five pound coin set a record price realising 855,000 euros. In October this was surpassed by a result of 984,000 euros for another coin of the same type.