Pobjoy Mint has relesed the first coin in the 50p series on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The coin features the green sea turtle portrayed in colour.
The new CoinsWeekly Special Issue for London Coinex is now available for free download. The issue contains a detailed article about George I of Great Britain and a catalogue with prices of the German talers of this ruler.
Baldwin’s of St. James’s have been able to re-unite the Guernsey Museums and Galleries with an engraved silver medal which was stolen from them almost 50 years ago. The piece tells us the story of the short history of the silver mines in the Channel Island of Sark.
One in two European Jews was killed in 1348/49. They died of the Black Death or were slayed, as people thought them to be responsible for this horrible pestilence. “The Colmar Treasure” is one of the hoards which were buried during these years. It is exhibited now at the Met Cloisters.
The new permanent exhibition “Archaeology in Baden” turns the museum visitor into an active user. With interactive ground maps, 3D scanners and virtual reality glasses, the pilot project tries to enable visitors to experience archaeological eras up close.
Dix Noonan Webb offer a special 17th-century gold ring, discovered metal-detecting on the shores of Loch Lomond. The metal-detectorist had previously found an extremely rare gold hammered coin.
The NGC Shanghai office had the chance to grade a collection of Chinese patterns featuring the portrait of Mao Zedong. Mao was famously resistant to having his portrait on coinage, so the patterns were never adopted for circulation. NGC shares pictures of these rarities with the numismatic community.
In 1792, US Congress decided to establish a national mint in the then capital Philadelphia. Over the centuries buildings have changed, and the fourth Philadelphia facility was built exactly 50 years ago. It has become the world’s largest mint in both size and production.
The Ufficio Filatelico Numismatico San Marino continues the 5 Euro numismatic series dedicated to the 12 astrological signs. The new coins feature the zodiac signs Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo.
The East India Company Bullion Ltd has released the fourth coin in their current collector coin series “The Trade Dollar Collection”. The series features five of the most popular and sought-after trade pieces issued during the mid-19th and into the 20th century.