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Sir Stamford Raffles: Collecting in Southeast Asia 1811-1824

A new exhibition at the British Museum showcases an important selection of Southeast Asian antiquities from the collection of Sir Stamford Raffles. Of course he collected coins - which turned out to be rare protective amulets.

Maximilian I’s Legendary Armor in New York

The armor of the last knight will travel to New York on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Maximilian’s death. If you want to see these works of art which Maximilian loved to wear when having his coin portraits made, you have to visit the Metropolitan.

Alessandro Magnaguti. The Last Coin Collector from the House of Gonzaga

Nobleman, author, big landowner. Alessandro Magnaguti was all of that, but above all he was an almost fanatical coin collector, who lived in the first half of the 20th century. Damiano Cappellari dedicated a biography to him, Björn Schöpe took a look at it.

Application for HKINF 2019 Is Open

Applications for the 9th semi-annual Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (December 6 to 8, 2019) are now open. The exhibition tables for dealers and other exhibitors are available on a first come, first served basis.

PMG Announces Grading Services for Bond and Stock Certificates

The banknote grading company Paper Money Guaranty® is expanding to certify collectibles from the world of scripophily.

The Royal Mint Celebrates 50 Years of the 50p

To celebrate fifty years of Great Britain’s revolutionary seven-sided 50p coin, The Royal Mint has released a commemorative 50p bearing the original 1969 Britannia New Pence design in different qualities. Some collectors might even strike their own 50p coin.

Homer Simpson on Tuvalu’s Gold Coin

Everybody knows them: in 2018, The Simpsons became the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history. Now the Perth Mint has struck a 1oz gold coin featuring Homer Simpson on it on behalf of Tuvalu.

A Numismatic Restoration Project Needs Your Vote!

For the first time ever, a restoration project in the South of Italy was able to save thousands of coins with private aid. Now the researchers are applying for a prize for this work and need as many online votes as possible. Help them and give them your vote!

Coin Dealers From All Over the World at Coinex in London

There are fairs that have been an integral part of the coin trade’s agenda for decades. Coinex is one of them. Also this year, many important auction houses and coin dealers came to London. They made use of the opportunity to participate in the auctions at the same time.

New ICOMON Board Members Elected

The International Committee for Money and Banking Museums has elected new board members. The new chairperson is Ute Wartenberg. The forum of the International Council of Museums represents almost 200 member institutions from all over the world.

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