Thursday, 19.09.2019


Treasure from the Era of William the Conqueror

1066: William the Conqueror subdues England. This moment in history is illustrated by a coin hoard found by metal detectorists in Somerset in January 2019. This is the largest Norman hoard found since 1833. And what is more: This coin hoard is of prime historical significance.

Numismatic Summer School in China

The first Numismatic Summer School at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations in Changchun, China was a success. The students discovered the medium coin, the European numismatists learned from unexpected questions.

The Italian Mint Becomes a Multifunctional Cultural Centre

Die Produktion in der „Zecca“ wurde eingestellt, doch noch immer ist sie Sitz der Schule für Medaillenkunst (SAM). Nun wird sie zum Kulturzentrum, das dem gesamten Viertel Esquilino in Rom zugutekommt.

Numismatic Exhibition in Argentina

Are you living in or visiting Buenos Aires? Make sure to attend ‘Mythology on Coins from Greece and Rome’. The Banco Provincia Museum offers a free exhibition on Greek and Roman coinage with a focus on classical mythology in cooperation with ADVENTVS.

The Colmar Treasure – A Testimony from the Year of the Great Plague

The Met Cloisters is currently exhibiting one of the best-known testimonies to the persecution of Jews in the context of the Great Plague: the Colmar treasure. Ursula Kampmann took a look at the publication.

Collectors Converge on Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The Chicago suburb of Rosemont again proved to be a popular site for the World’s Fair of Money, with many hobbyists lauding the show as the best in recent...

George F. Kolbe Numismatic Library To Be Sold

It’s just one month that George Kolbe was honored by the ANA with the Lifetimes Achievement Award. Now the personal library of the most eminent numismatic bookseller George F. Kolbe will be sold at auction featuring not only his books but also various related collectables.

“Plamet”: a New Material for Coin Mass Production

We are happy to reprint an article which was originally published at the Gold Chervonets Magazine in Russian on a new material used for coins by the Russian joint-stock company Goznak. Mass production of coins made of the new material is due to start by the end of 2019.

South African Mint marks 25 Years of Democracy

The South African Mint unveiled the last edition in the ‘Life of a Legend – Nelson Mandela’ Protea collectable coin series. The 2019 range pays tribute to the Republic’s first democratically elected president and global icon’s legacy.

Lullaby – Little Princess

CIT Coin Invest has issued the second issue of the “Lullaby” series. “Little Princess” combines the ancient tradition of presenting a newborn child with a lucky coin, with a musical box that can be purchased with the coin.

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