Was there a Roman emperor called Sponsian? Yes, says a new study of the University of Glasgow, which received great attention in the daily press. Renowned scholars claim the opposite.
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.
The long awaited new RPC VII.2 volume features all provincial coins from Gordian I to Gordian III (except Asia). Though this period is short, coin production was at its peak. Read on what this volume offers in detail.
In June 2023 numismatists have a date in Bulgaria: The 10th Joint Meeting of the European Coin Find Network and Nomisma.org will be held in conjunction with the Second Bulgarian Numismatic Readings in Sofia. If you want to submit a contribution you have to be quick!
What do Santa Claus, Queen Elizabeth and an American football have in common? They are all themes of CIT small gold coins. Be it Biker or Truck, Athena’s Owl or Napoleon Bonaparte – the world of small gold coins is as diverse and exciting as our time.
With the release of the new "Mani Matter” commemorative coin, Swissmint is revising its image, website and much more. Read here what will change in the future.
50 years after Mani Matter's death, Swissmint is dedicating a 20-franc silver coin to the singer-songwriter and his Bernese-German chanson “Dr Alpeflug”.
The Israel Antiquities Authority has found 44 Byzantine gold coins during an excavation at Banias. The spectacular hoard takes us back to a very dramatic time when Muslim conquerors overran this area.
Gauls, Germanic tribes, and Romans: In antiquity, different cultures came together where Basel’s located today. This did not always occur peacefully. The Antikenmuseum Basel dedicates an exhibition to this subject – set up in a particularly playful way.
Robert Brueggeman has been Executive Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild for 27 years. In 2023 he will retire and John Feigenbaum was chosen as his successor. The Greysheet editor already gave a clear statement on potential members.
Is it legitimate to trade with Russian coins? At least since Russia’s attack on the Ukraine this is an open question. Jürg Richter, managing director and auctioneer of SINCONA, has commented on the subject before the start of the SINCONA autumn auctions.
The Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal 2022 honors photojournalist, author and public servant Ruth Gruber. CoinsWeekly readers receive a special discount.
The collector app Coiniverse offers a method for coin collectors to create their own collectible digital coin in an app. These Non-Fungible Tokens will exist only in a digital form.
The US Mint presented the new reverse design for the 2023 Native American $1 Coin. It will honor American ballerina Maria Tallchief and American Indians in ballet.
On 14 November 2022, Numismatica Genevensis will auction off a 20-fold Basel ducat of 1741 with the exceptional grade of MS65PL. It depicts the most beautiful Basel city view one could imagine. The estimate is CHF 600,000.
It’s an institution – the Zurich International Coin Fair organised by the Numismatic Society of Zurich. In 2022, it took place for the 50th time. A great reason to celebrate! And indeed, the fair at the heart of Zurich was a celebration of numismatics. Ursula Kampmann brought home many pictures.
Finally, it’s that time again! On 4 and 5 March 2023, the classic among coin shows will finally take place again. If you’re a dealer who wants to attend NUMISMATA: register early, especially if you have a voucher.
The British Library reveals how Alexander the Great was made a myth. This major exhibition may help you understand better a popular subject for collectors: coins from Hellenistic Greece.
Auction house Leu Numismatik founds Leu Numismatik USA Inc. as a subsidiary. With this step Leu aims at improving the service for US customers as the US market is the most important sales market for the company.
Monaco’s coins are always rarities in circulation. Our author numiscontrol shows interesting collectibles at affordable prices. And explains why you should never buy a joint issue of the Eurozone from Monaco!
The Royal Mint has started manufacturing the first circulating coins featuring the portrait of King Charles III, representing the biggest change to UK coinage since decimalisation. The first coins will start to appear in the public’s change very soon.
“Coin noodling” is going viral on social media: people get rolls of coins at the change machine and search them for treasures. Does that sound exciting? Ready why you should be careful before you give it a try.
Since October 2022, you can study Cultural Property Protection at the University of Heidelberg. In a completely new kind of cooperation, experts from the State Criminal Police Office will accompany the interdisciplinary MA degree programme.
For centuries, people have used coins to protest. The Fitzwilliam Museum documents in an exhibition how currencies have been mutilated, punched, scratched, over-printed or digitally manipulated as cries of anger, injustice, or despair.
The American Numismatic Society has been named a partner of Guinness World Records. Read on what this means.
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.
With this second issue of the Into the Wild series CIT sets an impressive monument to the king of the jungle: the lion – featuring smartminting® (Ultra High Relief) and partial color application.
The Belgian 1 franc coins of 1917 and 1918: several millions of them were minted, but only a few specimens have survived. In its upcoming auction, Numismatica Genevensis will be offering four extremely rare pieces. Read on to discover their story.