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Cayón Subastas

Cayón Subastas presents the second part of an eminent collection of Spanish medieval coins from Alfonso VI to Infante Juan. The sale features 605 lots including several rarities as well as hundreds of budget chance lots.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in the late 16th century …

Classical Numismatic Group

Classical Numismatic Group offers in Electronic Auction 492 an unparalleled run of New York Numismatic Club medals featuring many of the most prominent American numismatists of the 20th century.

Kolbe & Fanning

In their 459-lot sale Kolbe & Fanning will be offering material from the library of Richard Margolis, along with selections from Roger Persichilli, John Dannreuther, and the TAB Libraries.

Mosul Cultural Museum on Its Way to Reopening

Fundamentalist terrorists destroyed the Mosul Cultural Museum in 2015. Reconstruction has been underway since 2018. An international team is trying hard to allow the reopening of the museum soon. This is a story to raise the spirit.

Rare Error Coins Emerge from Somalia Elephant Series

An error of the 1/50 ounce coin from the popular Somalia elephant investment series was spotted. It can only be identified as such when placed on precision scales. Find here the facts about this new variety.

What Makes an Art Medal a Great Art Medal?

Was the vote on the 2021 FIDEM American Medal of the Year influenced by what can be called zeitgeist? Ursula Kampmann dared to raise this question in her editorial. Find here the answers of two eminent members of the jury involved: Mel Wacks and Philip Atwood.

Monetary Relations Between Switzerland and Italy in the Middle Ages

The proceedings of an international conference on the monetary circulation between Switzerland and Italy in the high Middle Ages have been published. The event was organized by the Circolo Numismatico Ticinese in 2018 and shed light on some crucial points.

Chicago World’s Fair of Money Gets the Green Light

Get ready for Chicago! The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Chicago will take place as scheduled from 10th to 14th August 2021. A first-ever “Dealer Day” will be held immediately prior to the show.

Did the Ancient World Need No Coins?

In some phases in Greek and Roman history coin production was interrupted for years, decades or even centuries. The 6th International Numismatic Conference of the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium is focusing on the long interruptions in coinage.