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Heinz Tursky (1941-2023)

Heinz Tursky is one of those coin enthusiasts who truly left their mark on the world of numismatics. Without him, Tyrolean numismatics in particular would never have been what it is today. Ursula Kampmann remembers the Tyrolean coin dealer.

As the King Lay Dying… – The Most Spectacular British Gold Coin of the Modern Era

In Part 4 of its extraordinary British Collection, SINCONA will be presenting several extremely rare patterns, some of which are the best-preserved specimens available on the market. In this article, we tell their story.

Jere L. Bacharach (1938-2023)

Jere L. Bacharach, expert on Islamic numismatics, died in April 2023. The ANS remembers its long-time member of the Board of Trustees, and an invaluable scholar of the numismatic community and Middle Eastern studies.

The Most Important Document of Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State

A 1790 report written by Thomas Jefferson while Secretary of State is of extraordinary importance for US numismatics. Now one of only six known surviving copies was donated to the ANA.

The Numismatic Index on 26 April 2023

The numismatic index numindex transparently shows how the prices of selected coins change over time. In the style of a stock index, it was designed for collectors who consider their collection an investment. Find out about the current state of the index.

The Most Expensive Krugerrands on the Market: Hidden Treasures Among the Bullion Coins

Even in the field of bullion coins, there are some rarities that are now worth considerably more than the gold price. It pays to be informed! In this article, we’ll present the rarest Krugerrands on the market, with the help of specialist Dirk Wasserthal from RareCoin.

Osborne Coinage Joins Belgium’s Royal United Mint

Osborne Coinage is the oldest private mint in the United States. Now it has become part of the Royal United Mint in Belgium joining two other mints.

Two Coins in One: The Contour Necktie

Croatia issued its first two collector coins denominated in the euro currency, which was introduced in 2023. They are dedicated to a fashion accessory that owes its name to the Croats, the cravat, precursor of the necktie.

Pobjoy Celebrates Mars Glacier in The British Antarctic Territory

In 2023, Pobjoy starts a new series dedicated to the glaciers in the British Antarctic Territory named after planets of the solar system. The first coin features the Mars Glacier.

In Memoriam Romain Probst

Romain Probst was one of the central figures of Luxembourg numismatics. Now the charming and eloquent coin dealer has passed away. Ursula Kampmann remembers him.

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.

The World’s Largest Celtic Coin Hoard Is On Display

Le Catillon II is the world’s largest Celtic Coin Hoard with 70,000 coins and jewellery. In 2012, it was discovered by two metal detectorists in Jersey. Now it is on display in Jersey’s newly refurbished archaeological gallery.

The Coins From Villa Borg

In antiquity, Villa Borg in Germany was a flourishing economic enterprise. Numerous coin findings bear witness of its far-reaching trade connections. Claire Franklin took a look at the new catalogue by Ulrich Werz presenting this numismatic material.

Collecto – the Easy Way to Digitize Coin Collections

Collecto digitizes art collections. One of its latest projects: the about 100,000 coins of the Qatar collection. Founder Johannes von Mallinckrodt explains why Collecto is ideally suited for the numismatic world and tells us about the opportunities of machine learning.

Fakers Using Same Cert Numbers Multiple Times

Looking up a coin’s cert number in a database is not always reliable. Recent examples of fake “certified” Morgan and Peace dollars have been found with the same certification numbers on the encapsulation inserts.

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.

The New Yale Gallery of Numismatics

The Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics at Yale University Art Gallery comprises over 120,000 objects. Curator Benjamin Hellings and his assistant Emily Pearce Seigerman present the collection in a video.

Varied But Rare: 2-Euro Commemorative Coins from the Vatican

2-euro commemorative coins from Vatican City will round off our series on this topic. Many of these popular issues have drastically increased in value over the years. Numiscontrol gives you an overview and a few tips that are worth real money.

Real Heroes – Coast Guard

With the fourth motif of the Real Heroes series, CIT sets a monument to all coast guards in the world.

Mint Directors Conference 2023 in Canada

The 2023 Mint Directors Conference will take place in Ottawa, Canada from 15th to 18th October 2023 under the theme “Minting for the Future”. Register now!

Coronation Medal by the Numismatic Society of Auckland

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of her son as King Charles III, the Numismatic Society of Auckland decided to produce a medal to mark his coronation. It does not show Charles III, but his two predecessors of the same name.

numindex – The Stock Index for Coins

Has it become more expensive to collect coins? Numindex has the answer. The numismatic index transfers the concept of a stock index into the world of numismatics to help collectors find a suitable topic for their collection.

NGC Database Helps Solving Mystery of Missing Coins

In Beaumont, Texas, coin shipments worth more than $400,000 were lost or stolen over months. Thanks to the NGC database, the police were able to track down two suspects.

The Numismatic Index on 3 April 2023

The numismatic index numindex transparently shows how the prices of selected coins change over time. In the style of a stock index, it was designed for collectors who consider their collection an investment. Find out about the current state of the index.

Ursula Kampmann on the Evolution of the German Coin Market After 1970

During the NYINC 2023, Ursula Kampmann gave a presentation on the Evolution of the German Coin Market after 1970. This is the time when it changed profoundly becoming what it is today. But watch for yourselves, the video recording is now available online!

Christian Strayhorn New ANA Education Director

The American Numismatic Association has a new Education Director. Christian Strayhorn is responsible for implementing an online education program while elevating and improving upon existing programs as the ANA Summer Seminar.

A Lawyer’s Assessment of the Return of the Brutus Aureus

A Manhattan District Attorney returned the world’s most expensive ancient coin to Greece. The reason for this was a falsified provenance. The lawyer Peter K. Tompa is convinced that this case should be of concern to everybody.

The Birth of Portraiture on Coins

How and when did portraits get on coins? We should look at Alexander the Great and his successors to answer this question. A new exhibition at Nickle Galleries in Calgary explores the representation of power and identity on ancient coins.

New Year Address 2023 of the King of Bermania

The small age-old Kingdom of Bermania is ruled by Alanus I who promotes both humor and numismatics. King Alanus I campaigns for a flexible calendar and delivers his Royal New Year Address for 2023 – now.
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