Tuesday, 21.05.2019

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Sixbid informs about fraud attempts to bidders

The world’s largest auction platform for coins, Sixbid, informs its users that scammers send fake invoices to Sixbid bidders. These are easy to unmask as soon as you know what to look for. Sixbid asks anyone who has received such an email, to forward it to Sixbid to help criminal prosecution.

To Spain! Part 10: Ronda – the home of bullfighting

We actually wanted to go to Gibraltar. Find out why we went to Ronda – named “Arunda” by the Romans – instead, and why this city nestled in the mountains is considered the home of bullfighting in this part of “To Spain!”.

Armed robbery at Hallenbeck Coin Gallery

On Friday, 3 May 2019, an armed man attacked Hallenbeck Coin Gallery, a numismatic dealership in Colorado Springs. There’s still no trace of the robber.

A Brief History of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

It is a coin that sparks the imagination. Once it entered the American consciousness it never left: the Morgan Silver Dollar. An updated edition of Q. David Bowers’s Guide Book has now been released. Dennis Tucker tells you more about the book’s history in this article.

Numismatic Conference in Slovakia

The international conference “Numismatica Centroeuropaea IV” titled “War and Peace in the History of Money” will take place in September 2019. Participants have to sign up by June 30th; presentation abstracts must be submitted by July 31st.

MA-Shops opens its first U.S. office

Numismatic marketplace MA-Shops.com has opened its first U.S. office. MA-Shops aims at strengthening its capacity to connect U.S. buyers and sellers with its well established European market.

Heritage sells memorabilia from the possession of the Armstrong Family

Matching the jubilee of the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, the second part of the Armstrong Family Collection will be sold by Heritage. It is entirely certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty.

Riksbank Proposes Review of Concept of Legal Tender

The Swedish National Bank has voiced concerns about the future efficiency of the payment systems as we know it. It has therefore proposed the establishment of a committee to review the concept of legal tender and the role of central bank money in digitalized economies.

A Highlight of Swiss Space Research

The Swissmint commemorates the first moon landing 50 years ago with a new silver coin. The University of Bern participated in the mission with an experiment: Before the astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin hoisted the American flag on the moon, he first hung up a Swiss solar sail.

Pobjoy mints Emperor Penguin in Blue Titanium

Pobjoy Mint has issued a coin dedicated to the Emperor Penguin. On behalf of the British Antarctic Territory the collector coin is minted in blue titanium and as the metal reacts differently with every strike, each coin is technically different and varies slightly in colour.

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