On June 26, 2019, an extensive collection of Polish rarities will be auctioned at the Künker auction 323. Among them are coins of Sigismund III, who was King of Sweden and Poland simultaneously. We recount how a Swedish prince came to rule over the Poles.
On 27 September, 2012, the mayor of Berlin inaugurated the new Rathaus Bridge. It is already the sixth bridge in this historic location. An extremely rare gold medal commemorates the first stone bridge that was erected at the same place. On 27 June, 2019, the item is auctioned off at Künker in Osnabrück.
Time and again, auctions bring items on the market that until then have been unknown in the field. Thus, a previously unknown Ducato d’oro of Francesco IV Gonzaga is found in the auction catalog of Sincona Auction 54, which will be held on 20 May, 2019.
In Auction 76, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will offer an extremely rare taler of John I, Duke of Palatine-Veldenz-Zweibrücken. It was minted by a historian, coin collector and convinced Christian who converted from the Lutheran to the Reformed faith. This taler could be a record of his decision.
Orders from 20 countries, a cornucopia of technologies developed in-house, innovative concepts in the field of circulation coin logistics and the sales distribution of collectors’ coins – these are only a few of the terms you can use to describe The Singapore Mint. Ursula Kampmann has visited it.
Numismatic miniatures from the North: Part 4 – Treasure Island. Treasures, treasures and even more treasures
More than 700 treasure cases with around 180,000 coins have been discovered on the island of Gotland. The trader-peasants buried the earnings from their adventurous travels in the ground, where they were found by their descendants.
If you’re looking for the island where the most treasures have been found, you don’t need to sail to the Caribbean, far from it. The highest concentration of treasure finds is in the North, more specifically on the island of Gotland, which used to be a central trading post in the Baltic Sea.
The coronation of Maximilian II in Frankfurt set the tone for a period of religious peace in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation: The pragmatic politician was willing to break new ground, including for his own coronation.
Modern coins rarely depict rulers as whole-body figures. There are good reasons why Queen Salote Tupou of Tonga is depicted that way. She was 1.91 m tall and therefore physically a “big” queen. And taking into consideration what she achieved for her country, one can also figuratively call her a big queen.
On 16 October, 2014, the Werner Jaggi Collection will be sold. It is the largest collection of numismatic testimonies on religious beliefs and customs the market has ever seen. Here you will find information, why these pieces were made and what can be seen on some interesting pieces.