Saturday, 04.07.2020



The Hunting Pleasures of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, went down in history as the Hunting Landgrave. With the help of coins that were sold in Künker’s Auction 327, you can learn his story and why he is wronged when derogatorily called simply the Hunting Landgrave.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in Paderborn…

Sotheby’s Cannot Sue Greece

For the first time, a US auction house tried to sue a state. The case primarily revolves around an ancient bronze sculpture, whose sale was prevented by Greece without sound reasoning. However, this case has also consequences for the coin market.

Roma Numismatics

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 72 was a big success. 2,033 lots went under the hammer, resulting in total sales of £353,961 being achieved. Any lots that did not already sell in the auction are now available to purchase at fixed prices.

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa (CA)

Auction 37 set a new record for Stephen Album Rare Coins with a total price realized of $1.85 million. A Chinese Pavilion dollar sold for an astounding price of $130,900 – more than three times the previous sales records for a Pavilion dollar.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, USA-Santa Ana, Ca.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized. Over $5 million was realized in the June sale across United States coins, tokens and medals, achieving 114% of the pre-sale estimate on sold lots.

Cayón Numismática

Cayón Numismática had an extremely busy June with four auctions. For the auction house, it was worth it. The activity has been terrific with many new clients, strong bids and extremely good results.

The Latest Addition to CoCo: Zurich Gold Coins from the 18th Century

Our database is growing constantly: now, you can also find all Zurich gold coins from the 18th century at Cosmos of Collectibles.

Help Making the US Reconsider Import Restrictions on All Roman Coins!

The US State Department plans to extend their import restrictions on all (!) Roman coins with the renewal of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Italy. Let’s try to prevent this by commenting and make our voices heard!

“The Planchet” Is The New Podcast of the American Numismatic Society

Podcasts are popular, not only since the COVID-19 outbreak. The American Numismatic Society has started their own podcast to entertain you: “The Planchet” is recorded for non-specialists and professionals alike presenting stories and histories of currency and medals.