Friday, 19.07.2019


FDIC Backs Down on “High-Risk” Merchant List

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has fully reversed its position on a list of merchant categories thought to present a high risk for payment fraud. The misinterpretation of the list had resulted in banks’ severing ties with coin dealerships.

Call for Papers: The Numismatic World in the Long 19th Century

The organizers of the symposium “Numismatic World in the Long 19th Century” at Tübingen University in April 2020 call for papers exploring the numismatic world in the epoch – including both, the sphere of academia, and that of collecting and dealing.

A Gold Medal which flew to the moon

NGC certified more memorabilia from the possession of the Armstrong family, which will be auctioned off by Heritage in July 2019. Among them are gold and silver medals which flew to the moon as well as Armstrong’s teddy bear.

Delegate registration for MDC 2020 now open

Delegate registration for the 31st Mint Directors Conference is now open. The conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 26-29 April 2020, and is hosted by the South African Mint. Over 300 guests are expected.

Spain commemorates 50 years man on the moon

The Royal Spanish Mint has issued a 10 euro silver coin to commemorate man’s arrival on the moon and the contribution of the Spanish facilities. The coin features the Spanish Lunar Module with the moon in the background.

Pobjoy Mint Reveals Final Coin in the Big Five Series

Pobjoy Mint has announced the final coin in the collection of the Big Five African Animals. The concluding coin features the unpredictable Buffalo and is issued on behalf of Sierra Leone.

Bertelsmann acquires ownership of Krause Publications

The world’s largest publishing group, Penguin Random House, acquired Krause Publications along with the book division of the bankrupt company F+W Media. The German media group Bertelsmann owns 75% of Penguin Random House.

On the occasion of Bernd Kluge’s 70th birthday

On 18 June 2019 Bernd Kluge celebrated his 70th birthday. The former director of the Berlin Coin Cabinet is the best example of the fact that for a true numismatist the proper work only begins when he has reached retirement age.

Limes Museum Aalen Redesigned

The largest Roman museum in southern Germany was reopened in a new content-driven design on May 24, 2019. Visitors can submerse themselves in the military and civilian living environment of the Romans and Germanic peoples along the Limes in brilliantly designed exhibition halls.

A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia

The exhibition ‘A Tale of Two Empires’ explores the ancient superpowers of Rome and Persia through the Barber’s extensive Late Roman coin collection and its Sasanian cache. Dr Maria Vrij, coin curator at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, introduces the exhibition.

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