Monday, 21.09.2020

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Vienna’s Salvator Medals

Among the wealth of interesting objects from the Holy Roman Empire offered by auction house Künker in this year’s Berlin Auction, you can find a small series of so-called Salvator medals. Even though they are called medals, they actually should be classified as coins.

Napoleon’s Eternal Glory

There are very few power seekers of the past that are admired in today’s world as much as Napoleon. One of the reasons for this is his way of self-portrayal. We tell the story of one of his medals. It belonged to Napoleon himself and will be offered in Künker’s Berlin sale.

Why the Middle Ages Were so Warlike

Künker’s Berlin Auction Sale 2020 offers an extremely rare chaise d’or of William III of Jülich struck between 1393 and 1402. It portrays the duke as a wise ruler. In fact, William was anything but that: When he came to power at the age of 13, he turned into somebody we would call a teenage bully nowadays.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 5: The 70s and 80s

The political crisis of the United States continued during the 70s. After the Watergate scandal shocking the nation, President Reagan was able to restore the self-confidence of the USA – especially by means of his economic policies.

A Life’s Work of Royal Glory, Immortalized on Metal and Paper

Auction house Künker offers in its upcoming eLive Auction 58 precious and useful pieces of numismatic literature. The offer includes two editions of the most important work on the medals of the Sun King.

The Monetary History of the USA, Part 4: Troubled Times

The Second World War was won, and yet the United States, as a new superpower, was about to face decades of turbulence. The world was split into two camps, each bristling with weapons, and tensions also arose among the people of the United States. Of course, a lot happened in terms of monetary history as well.

What Notre-Dame de Paris Means to Us

On 15 April 2019, the roof truss of Notre-Dame de Paris went up in flames. The entire world was watching when a major fire ate up the roof and caused the spire to collapse. Since then, the Fondation Notre Dame has been raising funds for the reconstruction works. Numismatica Genevensis wants to contribute to the reconstruction.

…This Was My Own Innovation. It Had Never Been Done Before.

A few days after completing the 12th year of his reign, Mughal Emperor Jahangir had a series of twelve gold mohurs minted. They feature the twelve zodiac signs. In its auction 11, auction house Numismatica Genevensis SA is able to present the largest ensemble of coins from this series that has ever been on offer.

Do We Have to Predate the Beginning of Coinage by Half a Millennium?

Auction house Numismatica Genevensis SA offers in its auction 12 on 18 and 19 November 2019 an object that might revolutionize monetary history as we know it. Did the Egyptians of the 18th dynasty already use coins?

The Monetary History of the USA. Part 3: Boom, Crisis, War

In the third episode of the series on the monetary history of the United States, we look at what an economic boom and a depression can do to a country. When the situation is particularly complicated, it may even lead to a world war.

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