Katalin Bíró-Sey was a curator of the Ancient Coin Collection in the Coin Cabinet of the Hungarian National Museum. For ten years she also worked in the Royal Coin Cabinet in Oslo. Now Bíró-Sey passed away aged 89. Melinda Torbágyi remembers her.
In the 1750s, Amelia Newsham was a real attraction in London: the young enslaved albino woman was studied as a “curosity” even by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus. Isabell Charmantier tells her story and why Newsham was depicted on a token.
The Bernisches Historisches Museum shows current archaeological finds from the Bern area in Switzerland. Among them is a hoard of Celtic and Roman silver coins.
From 3 to 5 February 2023, World Money Fair 2023 will be held in Berlin once again – as a hybrid event. Exhibitors should register as soon as possible. Read on for more details.
The US Civil War caused turmoil with the finances of both the Union and the Confederacy. In this video interview with “President Lincoln” and “General Sherman” you will learn what constituted money at that time and what would have been in people’s pockets.
If you want to know why contemporary coins look the way they do, you have to examine the machines involved in their production. An important player is the Hüttenberg-based company LANG, which produces the machines that are used to create the majority of today’s coin dies. In 2022, LANG celebrated its 50th birthday at the AMB Stuttgart by presenting a new machine: the Impala 900S.
For the first time, Swissmint has issued a 25 franc gold coin. The coin is dedicated to the Swiss watchmaking industry, which is highly respected around the world.
With Mount Vinson, CIT has completed their successful “The 7 Summits” series, featuring authentic mountain models thanks to smartminting® technology.
Finally, after seven years, the XVI International Numismatic Congress was held in Warsaw from 11 to 16 September 2022. Everyone was euphoric. For many, it was the first major event since the spring of 2020. Ursula Kampmann recounts.
Bavaria plans to amend its treasure law, automatically making the state the owner of all treasures found, including coin hoards. It is also planned to prohibit the use of metal detectors.