Another bold break-in at a Berlin cultural institution: During a burglary at the Memorial Church the perpetrators stole medals and orders. Here you can find descriptions and pictures. Are there any links to the raids in Berlin and Dresden?
On January 28, 2020, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, minister of presidential affairs in the UAE, opened the “Coins of Islam: History Revealed” exhibition in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The event was organized by a coin dealer from Geneva.
Many events in South-East Asia are considered too risky due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease. This afflicts the world of numismatics, too. The 8th Hong Kong Coin Show, originally planned to take place from 27th to 29th March 2020, is now postponed.
2020 marks the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. In October 2020 the British Museum will host the first ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy. But the whole year is full of related events.
The ANA and NGC have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year. It will allow both NGC- and PCGS-certified U.S. coins to be registered and displayed, recognizing that most U.S. coin collectors have certified coins from both services.
The South African Mint has a new Managing Director: Ms Honey Mamabolo has been serving in this function effective since 1 February 2020. She has 20 years’ experience across various industry sectors, including mining, retail banking, and manufacturing.
The Perth Mint has joined with technology specialists Security Matters Ltd to start the trueGold project. Their aim is to provide the surety that the gold has been ethically sourced and reliably tracked throughout its journey from the mine site to the marketplace.
The Royal Mint in conjunction with the Natural History Museum launches its Dinosauria collection. Megalosaurus, Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus will feature on their own commemorative 50p coins. The series begins with Megalosaurus.
The 49th World Money Fair took place in Berlin from 31 January to 2 February 2020. Japan was the guest of honour. Here you find photographic impressions of the fair and the events.
IADAA has evaluated the World Customs Organisation’s 200-page Illicit Trade Report 2018. The data shows that this sector accounts for just 0.08% of all reported cases and seizures.