The Costa del Sol is not exactly known for its historical / archeological / numismatic highlights. Which is a mistake. For not only the ancient Roman town Baelo Claudia lies here. Near the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the most crucial naval battles of the 19th century took place: the Battle of Trafalgar.
Tourists standing in the middle of a huge crowd flocking to one of the UNESCO sites might wonder what travelling was like in the 19th century. Incredible daguerreotypes of Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey offer an answer at the Metropolitan Museum.
Roman art and architecture were much more than white marble and grey stone. In the exhibition “Ancient Color”, The Kelsey Museum of Archeology takes a closer look at the vibrant world of color in Rome.
Zlatko Viscevic has compiled an extensive catalog specialized in the minting of the Republic of Ragusa, which features extremely detailed descriptions and valuations for all varieties. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it.
The China International Coin Expo (CICE) is held in three cities annually: Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The next one will take place in China’s capital from May 17th-19th, 2019.
The Royal Numismatic Society offers a great opportunity for students or early scholars of numismatics. Anyone interested in promoting their work to a wider audience is encouraged to give a lecture to RNS members in February 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2019.
As Japan welcomed a new Emperor and a new Imperial era on May 1st, 2019, the country’s currency will reflect this change from 2021 on. 3D holograms on banknotes and the coins’ bi-metallic composition are just a few of the numerous updates we can expect.
On May 4, 2019 Audrey Hepburn, ‘la Grande Dame’ of the silver screen, would have turned 90 years old. To commemorate her 90th birthday, the Royal Mint of Belgium is issuing a 25 euro commemorative coin in pure gold.
CIT Coin Invest AG has designed a new issue as part of their Evolution of Life series on behalf of Mongolia that is dedicated to the Pterosaur - the “flying dinosaurs” as they are generally called. The coin is minted in silver with antique finish, and in gold.
A case of burglary and arson are currently investigated in the small town of Tecumseh, Michigan. The store Tecumseh Coins was completely destroyed by the flames and the coin safes inside were found opened. Did the burglars deliberately set the store on fire to cover up their tracks?