Peter Zgorzynski demonstrates chances and challenges using latest technology to distinguish Tungsten from Gold. Which equipment does really help to find out whether an ingot or a bullion coin is made of pure gold?
The American Numismatic Association offers a free 360-degree virtual reality tour of their Money Museum’s exhibit “Money of Empire: Elizabeth to Elizabeth” enabling coin enthusiasts to explore the history of the British Empire.
The American Numismatic Association launched a new podcast called “Two Bits”. Its hosts, ANA Museum Curator Douglas Mudd and The Numismatist author Mitch Sanders, discuss wide-ranging topics about numismatics and the world of coins and paper currency.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, during the first six months of 2020, Heritage Auctions sold more U.S. coins than all other auctioneers combined. The world’s largest numismatic auctioneer also set a record price for this year’s most valuable US coin so far.
The ANS Roman Republican Die Project aims at providing a precise quantification of the monetary production during the Roman Republic. Now Richard Schaefer’s extensive archive of Roman Republican die studies are being integrated in the ANS platform.
Before the summer break, we sent out our Cosmos of Collectibles newsletter, giving you the low-down on all the latest newly issued coins. We also added all coins issued by the Federal Republic of Germany in 2020 so far.
The 74th edition of the legendary “Red Book” has been released. The volume includes completely updated pricing and auction data reflecting the current market for collectible U.S. coins along with historical information and guidance on how to build a valuable collection.
The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction and is extremely rare. Now the piece featured on the cover of “100 Greatest American Currency Notes” has been certified and graded by PCGS Banknote.
28 years ago, Ursula Kampmann experienced how her boss got incredibly annoyed at a coin fair. The reason: the world’s first colour coin. The professional world despised colours, but the market was thrilled. This is Ursula’s little story about how colours found their way onto coins.
In the 17th century Shenyang was China’s political capital and its economic hub. Today, coin enthusiasts know the city as the place of China’s oldest operating mint. The mint’s remarkable history – and much more – is the subject of the Shenyang Financial Museum. Peter Anthony visited it.