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Heidelberger Münzhandlung, D-Heidelberg

Auction 83 of Heidelberger Münzhandlung offers exactly what many collectors are currently looking for: coins they can afford with estimates starting in the two-digit range. From common talers to Chinese patterns: with 5,268 lots there is something for everyone.

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio

Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong September auction reached the $30 million mark a second consecutive time. Among the six-figure results stood out a pair of Republic of China Year 10 (1921) “Pavilion” Dollars, and a popular Year 28 (1949) “Bamboo” Dollar in EF-45.

Gold, Silver, the Morgan Dollar and the Rarest Silver Crown of the Latin Monetary Union

On 16 November 2021, Numismatica Genevensis will be auctioning a very important rarity: 5 francs, 1886 – the rarest silver crown of the Latin Monetary Union. Produced around the same time as the Morgan dollar, its rareness also shares the same economic and historical background: the overproduction of silver in the American town of Virginia City, Nevada.

Numismatica Genevensis SA, CH-Geneva

Numismatica Genevensis SA presents their three new auctions: 100 Roman gold coins, World Rarities with special collections focusing on medieval Sicily, Uri and Thailand as well as spectacular individual lots and, in auction 15, the first part of an extensive collection of coins from Geneva.

Italy Cancels Controversial Cashless Campaign

In a much-maligned scheme Italy’s government aimed at encouraging cashless payments by reimbursing a part of the sum paid with ec cards. Recently the European Central Bank wrote a letter of concern to Rome over the matter – not for nothing.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at Victoria's home…

Stack’s Bowers Galleries & Künker, USA-New York

At NYINC 2021 Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Künker will offer the first portion of the Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, a vast collection of the utmost importance built up over a lifetime by the son of the famous German auctioneer Felix Schlessinger.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage offered a newly discovered 1870-CC Double Eagle at the Long Beach Expo Coins and Currencies Auctions. It sold for $360,000. The coin auction produced a sell-through rate of 100% by value and by lots, and the currency sale saw many very strong results, too.

“Franklin’s World” as Print Edition: The Book for the Column

For years, Claire Franklin has been proving every week with her “Franklin’s World” cartoons that ancient coins and the numismatic world are anything but dull. Now Claire Franklin presents a printed book in which she published a selection of her works.

This is the Winner of the IAPN Book Prize 2021

In 2021, the International Association of Professional Numismatists organized their General Assembly for the first time virtually. During the meeting ten new members were welcomed and the winners of the IAPN Book Prize were announced.
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