Sunday, 23.02.2020


Counterfeit Coins Importer Sentenced to 10 1/2 Years in Prison

A US federal court judge in Camden, New Jersey has sentenced an admitted counterfeit coins importer to 10 1/2 years in prison. The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation alerted and assisted the investigators.

Arab-Sasanian Coins: The New Standard Reference

In 1941, John Walker published his catalogue of the Arab-Sasanian coins of the British Museum, since then, it has been the standard reference in this field. Now, it has been replaced by Hodge Mehdi Malek’s two-volume book. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

PMG Grading On-site at PaperMoneyFair – Maastricht in April

This year’s PaperMoneyFair Maastricht will be held in Valkenburg March 30-April 5, 2020. Paper Money Guaranty will conduct on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation of paper money. This is the first time that PMG will offer this service at PaperMoneyFair.

AIA-Call for Papers: Coins as Social Artifacts

The Numismatics Interest Group of the Archaeological Institute of America released a Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. The topic is “Coins as Social Artifacts”. AIA members can send in abstracts until February 24 2020.

Performance of the First Vatican Euro Coins. Part 2

When euro coins were introduced in 2002, Vatican coins were considered a safe investment. Today, our expert numiscontrol checks whether 2 euro commemorative coins and numis covers met the expectations.

A Royal Mint First – the Big Coins Go to the Trial of the Pyx

Each year thousands of coins produced by The Royal Mint go on trial at the Trial of the Pyx, one of Britain’s oldest judicial processes that dates back to 1248. This year sees a Royal Mint first with the 5 kilo and 2 kilo ‘Una and The Lion’ coin going to the trial.

South African Mint Helps Saving the Rhinos

The South African Mint has launched the third coin in the Big 5 series featuring the indomitable rhino. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the coin will go towards protecting the fast decimating populations of rhinos.

COTY 2020: Here Are the Winners

And the Oscar goes to… Latvia! The day was sweet as honey for the Bank of Latvia when its 5-euro Honey Coin was given top honors as 2020 Coin of the Year during an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the World Money Fair in Berlin.

Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Peter van Alfen

American Numismatic Society Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen was awarded the 2019 Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing at the 2020 Annual Gala on January 16, 2020. Congratulations!

150 Years of Carson City Mint

150 Years ago, the Carson City Mint was founded in order to coin the masses of silver coming from the Comstock Lode. Its 150th birthday will be celebrated. One of the attractions is a medal that is struck on the very first coin press of the Carson City Mint.

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