Thursday, 24.09.2020



Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, over a calyx of wine…

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

Classical Numismatic Group

CNG’s Electronic Auction 477 features 990 lots. Collectors will find ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, World and British coins from the Martinez, James Barry, Stein A. Evensen, Maxwell, and Todd Hansen collections.

Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio, HK-Hong Kong

The fall auction of Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong features over 4,600 lots mostly from China and East Asia and is particularly strong among the Chinese Provincial issues, with rarities as a Chihli Tael 1907 estimated between $150,000 and $225,000.

Naville Numismatics

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 60 features a selection of 665 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

Hoard of Abbasid Gold Coins Uncovered in Israel

Students discovered an important hoard of 425 gold coins during an excavation near Tel Aviv, mostly from the Abbasid period. Gold coin caches from this time are extremely rare in Israel. But archaeologists did not find only solid coins, but also something else quite particular.

Sotheby’s Case Against Greece: A Legal Analysis

When Greece demanded an ancient Greek object to be withdrawn from a public auction at Sotheby’s, the auction house answered with a law suit against the country. William Pearlstein analyzes this important case and what implication it has for collectors and the art market.

Financial History Network to Launch Webinar Series

The Financial History Network will launch a new webinar series. The network aims to promote scholarship in the fields of financial history and the history of finance. The webinars will provide a space for the presentation and discussion of works in progress.

NGC Certified Beeston Collection of British Error Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation certified the Beeston Collection of over 200 British error coins with many different types of unusual and appealing errors. The whole collection can be now viewed online in the NGC Registry.

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Profits and Performance for Q2 2020

The latest report of the Royal Canadian Mint documents the financial results for the second quarter of 2020 providing insight into the mint’s activities, the markets influencing the businesses and expectations for the next 12 months.