Tuesday, 23.04.2019

NEWS

Where Dealers Meet: The Hong Kong Coin Show

There is only a time span of one week and a four-hour flight that separates them: following the Singapore International Coin Fair, the Hong Kong Coin Show took place on the last weekend of March. Ursula Kampmann also visited the coin convention in Hong Kong.

Money, Image and Power in Tudor and Stuart England

The new exhibition “Making a Nation” at the Fitzwilliam Museum allows visitors to explore the historic journey from medieval England to the United Kingdom. The major dynastic, political and cultural changes are traced through 250 years of coins and medals.

The First Dated Islamic Coin

We have already found the oldest Christian era dated coin and the oldest dated coin from Württemberg. Up next is the presumably first coin dated according to the Hijri calendar. The piece takes us to the south of today’s Iraq.

Coins and Medals of the English Civil War

The second edition of Edward Besly’s classic work on the coins and medals of the English civil war was published by Spink earlier this year. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at it.

PNG Now Accepting 2019 Awards Nominations

Every year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. Award nominations for 2019 must be made by May 31, 2019.

NGC Named Official Grading Service of Sixbid

It’s almost impossible to imagine the world of coin collectors without the grading company NGC and the auction platform Sixbid. NGC has now been named the Official Grading Service of Sixbid. This step further strengthens the collaboration between the two companies.

Uzbekistan Release New 100,000 Som Banknote

As Uzbekistan introduce new 100,000 Som banknotes, the move is seen as alleviating the crucial shortage of smaller denominated notes for daily cash transactions. The theme of the banknotes is dedicated to the Uzbek scientist Mirzo Ulugbek.

Albert Poggio Visits Pobjoy Mint

Albert Poggio of the Gibraltar National Mint visited the Pobjoy Mint in March to witness the production of coins commemorating the opening of the new Calpe House, a facility in London for sponsored patients sent from Gibraltar for medical treatment.

Vespa on il Tricolore Coins

The Italian Mint has issued a new silver 5 euro coin dedicated to the most famous Italian means of transportation: the Vespa. The pieces feature a colored depiction of the famous scooter in the three colors of the Italian flag respectively: green, white and red.

Anchor – Fair Winds

The latest piece of art by CIT Coin Invest AG is a lucky charm for all those who set out to conquer the Seven Seas. The silver coin has been issued on behalf of the Cook Islands and features an anchor - the oldest (lucky) symbol of seafaring.

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