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Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in the study of a very hip artist ...

Atlas Numismatics

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 460 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed prices.

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 1: Times of War

The birth of the United States of America was anything but peaceful. Two major wars were necessary so that the nation as we know it today could emerge: the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

Heritage Auctions, USA-Dallas, Texas

Rock H. Currier was one of the most legendary mineral collectors of the last 50 years. His collection of 322 specimens comprises some gigantic items like a Topaz weighing impressive 3.28 kg, and other world-class material.

Robbery in Wild West-Style

About $2.5 million worth of gold coins and watches were stolen from the Mexican Mint. The armed robbers entered the shop of the Mint Museum in Mexico City at gunpoint and carried their haul away in a trolley case.

A CoinsWeekly Special Issue for the Sberatel in Prague

From 6 to 7 September 2019, the Sberatel will take place in Prague. It is the largest collector’s fair in Central and Eastern Europe. On this occasion, CoinsWeekly issues a free publication in Czech.

Eightieth Birthday of Walter Grasser

The Bavarian numismatist Walter Grasser considered himself a mediator between coin museums, dealers and collectors. In the 70ies his books were numismatic bestsellers. Matthias Barth offers his congratulations on the occasion of Walter Grasser’s 80th birthday.

The Bank of England: 325 Years, 325 Objects

The Bank of England will celebrate its 325th anniversary this July with a story-filled exhibition. Objects include banknote designs, the earliest notes and 19th century forgeries. Also featured: The newly-commissioned floral banknote sculpture by artist Justine Smith.

Homo Ludens – or why Toy Money belongs in the British Museum

Playing with Money – that is the title of a small display that can be visited until 29 September 2019 in the British Museum. A small but fundamental book on the topic of games involving money written by Robert Bracey coincides with the exhibition. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

ANA honors Numismatists at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The ANA honored numismatists of outstanding merit at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Among them are Thomas Hallenbeck and George Kolbe.
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