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Stack’s Bowers Galleries: Visiting the Numismatic Club House

Stack’s Bowers Galleries are proud to be the oldest US auction house for outstanding coins. Its New York address was long known as “The Numismatic Club House on 57th Street”. Ursula Kampmann visited the new club house on Park Avenue.

The End of a Long-Established Company: Faude & Huguenin Is Bankrupt

Almost unnoticed, a more than 150-year-long chapter of numismatics came to an end in 2022: Faude & Huguenin is bankrupt. Covid wasn’t the only reason for the downfall of Switzerland’s most important medal producer: leading employees are charged with fraud.

Leu Establishes Subsidiary in the USA

Auction house Leu Numismatik founds Leu Numismatik USA Inc. as a subsidiary. With this step Leu aims at improving the service for US customers as the US market is the most important sales market for the company.

35 Years of Certification Through Numismatic Guaranty Company

In 2022, Numismatic Guaranty Company celebrates its 35th anniversary. Since 1987 NGC has certified and encapsulated over 55 million coins, medals and tokens. Today this service is much requested all over the globe.

Bonhams Closed Its Numismatic Department

The British auction house Bonhams closed its coin department. Behind this is the company’s strategy to use its network of acquired auction houses as efficiently as possible. After all, Bonhams has by no means turned its back on numismatics all together.

Dagmar Tietjen (1946-2022)

On 13 April 2022, Dagmar Tietjen, the heart and soul of Hamburg-based coin dealership Tietjen + Co., suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Ursula Kampmann remembers her.

Celebrating 50 Years of Künker – the Book

In 2021 Künker celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the auction house commissioned a chronicle, which reflects the history of the German coin trade since 1971. It’s the centerpiece of a heavyweight commemorative publication.

The End of Moneytrend

This week it became known that a well-established institution of German numismatics has ceased to exist. Moneytrend filed for insolvency on 22 April 2020.
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