The traditional National Coin Week of the USA starts on Sunday. If you don’t live in the USA, you’re probably wondering: what’s that? And why would such an idea be good for the hobby of coin collecting in your country, too?
The Muslim Akbar founded a world empire in which people of different religions lived together peacefully. How did this come about and what challenges did the ruler have to overcome to get there? And, most importantly: what can coins tell us about it?
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.
Every two years the American Numismatic Association elects the president, vice president and seven governors. Here you find out who is running for President and for other offices.
Ivan Macquisten shows the weak points of the proposed regulations concerning the import of cultural goods into the EU. The international art market analyst explains how a few simple adjustments could clearly improve the draft.
On 8 May 2021 the Oriental Numismatic Society will be meeting online. As usual the Research Centre for Islamic Numismatics Tübingen will be holding a conference on that occasion – this year via Zoom. You can still register.
CIT dedicates its latest coin to the Inca sun god Inti. Thanks to smartminting® technology, it has been possible to reconstruct a mysterious cult object that the members of a culture that is lost today preserved for centuries.
Not one but two coins by Swissmint made it into the Guinness Book of Records. Swissmint can be proud to mint the coin with the oldest design still in circulation. The mint also issued the world’s smallest commemorative coin with its 1/4 franc commemorative coin. Congratulations on the record!
The European Commission has published a draft of implementing regulations concerning the import of cultural goods into the EU. Everybody is invited to comment before April 21, 2021.
Alan Stahl, curator of numismatics at Princeton University Library, has been named the first recipient of the Giles Constable Award. The award, which is given to scholars advancing the study of Venice, was initiated in 2021.
The Musée du Louvre has launched two new digital tools: a platform that brings together all of the museum’s artworks in one place; and a new and improved website that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive.
The Bank of England unveiled the design for the new £50 banknotes featuring computer pioneer Alan Turing. Along with many security features and other benefits comes a slight change in dimensions.
The Mint Directors Conference planned for 2021 has been postponed once again, this time to 2022. The event was to be held in South Africa, but a change of location is under discussion.
What is the “moneyness” of new digital monies and cryptocurrencies? In the fifth and last part of this series, Simon Bytheway discusses such issues to find out what they tell us about competing currencies, and the wider socio-economic meaning of money.
A man is going to prison for trying to smuggle looted excavation finds into Britain, including numerous ancient coins. Were the objects worth the risk? Examining the goods casts doubt on that.
Sotheby’s will be offering the one and only 1933 Double Eagle legally authorized to be privately owned. It is expected to set a new world record.
1,311 treasure finds for 2019, 1,077 for 2020 - these are the preliminary figures of the UK for the last two years. Find here three extraordinary cases from the last year.
David Jacobson from the University of Oxford has won the Shekel Prize Medal of the American Israel Numismatic Association for his book “Agrippa II, the Last of the Herods” as the best 2020 publication on Judaic / Israel numismatics.
Countless sources tell us the story from the perspective of the winners. Dumbarton Oaks dedicates a symposium to the question what it meant to be conquered. It will be hold via Zoom on 16 and 17 April 2021.
We are continuously working on our database. Recently, many new coins have been added, both historical and modern issues. This is a good opportunity for us to give an overview of all the topics available at Cosmos of Collectibles.
The press manufacturer Schuler, too, has been hit hard by Covid-19. However, the company generates positive results again. Read here, how Schuler did achieve this and whether its decisions might be an option for other companies, too.
Reconnaissance’s conferences scheduled for 2021 and 2022 will be held as online conferences or will be postponed to a new date. Here are the new dates for your agenda!
CIT Coin Invest will issue a follow-up series of the famous Tiffany coins. The new series’ name is Tiffany Art Metropolis. Its first issue is dedicated to Paris.
The annual Global Art Market Report 2021 reveals striking market shifts in 2020: online sales have exceeded the general retail, female collectors spent more than their male counterparts, and the USA are no more the largest global market for public auctions.
Have our first numismatic jigsaw puzzles made you happy, too? Or did you bite your nails because it was too much of a challenge? That will change now! There are categories with different levels of difficulty – and we regularly add new puzzles.
The Money and Medals Network training program has gone digital. Because of the pandemic they are now being hold via Zoom. In this article Henry Flynn explains how it works and how the audience has reacted.
In the 1880s the British Museum produced frames of electrotype replica coins. The original sets include 2 frames of gems and 4 frames of Greek and Roman coins and medallions. Mary Hinton researches the history of these sets and needs your help.
Launched in late June 2020, the American Numismatic Association eLearning Academy offers collectors 20 to 24 online courses per quarter. To ensure these classes remain free, the ANA partners with CDN Publishing.
Venezuela’s economy shrank exponentially for a seventh straight year. As an answer to that, the country has introduced a 1,000,000 bolivares banknote. It is the largest in the nation’s history – but worth only 50 US cents. An analysis by Michael Alexander.
The Royal Mint has launched its new Britannia collection. For the first time it features two designs: the “traditional” one, and a “premium exclusive range” with Britannia as woman of colour celebrating Great Britain’s diversity.