Tuesday, 04.08.2020


How to Tell Cheap Tungsten from Precious Gold

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?

Discover the British Empire’s History Online

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.

“Two Bits” – the ANA’s New Podcast

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.

World Record-Setting Sales at Heritage Auctions

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.

Richard Schaefer’s Archive Is Now in the ANS Roman Republican Die Project

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.

Over 100 New 2020 Coins to Browse Through on CoCo

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.

2021 Edition of the Red Book

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.

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

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.

How Colours Made Their Way Onto Coins

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.

Visiting Shenyang’s Financial Museum

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.

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