April 22, 2019 / May 11, 2019 - Chance Auction 40 / Literature-Auction 41 – Two exciting auctions are scheduled at Solidus, the first will take place this Easter weekend already: More than 700 lots from antiquity to modern times and 1300 lots of numismatic literature will be offered.
There is only a time span of one week and a four-hour flight that separates them: following the Singapore International Coin Fair, the Hong Kong Coin Show took place on the last weekend of March. Ursula Kampmann also visited the coin convention in Hong Kong.
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The new exhibition “Making a Nation” at the Fitzwilliam Museum allows visitors to explore the historic journey from medieval England to the United Kingdom. The major dynastic, political and cultural changes are traced through 250 years of coins and medals.
We have already found the oldest Christian era dated coin and the oldest dated coin from Württemberg. Up next is the presumably first coin dated according to the Hijri calendar. The piece takes us to the south of today’s Iraq.
The second edition of Edward Besly’s classic work on the coins and medals of the English civil war was published by Spink earlier this year. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it.
Every year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. Award nominations for 2019 must be made by May 31, 2019.
It’s almost impossible to imagine the world of coin collectors without the grading company NGC and the auction platform Sixbid. NGC has now been named the Official Grading Service of Sixbid. This step further strengthens the collaboration between the two companies.
As Uzbekistan introduce new 100,000 Som banknotes, the move is seen as alleviating the crucial shortage of smaller denominated notes for daily cash transactions. The theme of the banknotes is dedicated to the Uzbek scientist Mirzo Ulugbek.
Albert Poggio of the Gibraltar National Mint visited the Pobjoy Mint in March to witness the production of coins commemorating the opening of the new Calpe House, a facility in London for sponsored patients sent from Gibraltar for medical treatment.