Saturday, 04.07.2020

Tag: Corona

2020 World’s Fair of Money Suspended

Since 1891, the World’s Fair of Money has only been cancelled twice. Now the organizers had to suspend the August 2020 show due to COVID-19 guidelines of the authorities. Read the consequences for those who wanted to attend.

Free ANA eLearning Academy

During what would have been the American Numismatic Association’s Summer Seminar the association will offer free virtual courses through its new ANA eLearning Academy. The courses are open to both ANA members and non-members.

Centro Numismático Buenos Aires Continues Seminar Online

In April 2020, the one-year seminar on ancient and medieval numismatics of the Centro Numismático Buenos Aires was scheduled to enter its 12th year of continuous activity. Covid-19 didn’t stop them – the seminar moved to YouTube, where it can be watched for free.

The Royal Mint to Manufacture Safety Visors for the National Health Service

The Royal Mint stepped up to modify their facilities in order to begin the manufacture of needed items – and specifically, safety face protection visors. With 15,000 visors produced a day, their pledge to produce more than 1.9 million items is on its way to fulfilment.

Cash Is Resisting

Since the beginning of the pandemic, misinformation has been circulating evoking the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus when handling cash. The latest situation report of the Mint Directors Working Group confirms that there is no evidence for that claim.

Cherry Blossom in the Japan Mint Starts Off Spring

One of the annual highlights in Japan is the beginning of spring, when the cherry trees blossom. The Japan Mint had to close one of the country’s most magnificent cherry tree avenues because of the corona crisis, but this is where modern technology comes into play...

Covid-19 in Japan. Impressions of a Coin Dealer

Because of Corona we are all very wrapped up in ourselves and often forget that the crisis can unfold very differently for people elsewhere. Today the Japanese coin dealer Akio Seki reports that the situation also has its good sides.

International Numismatic Congress Postponed to 2022

There is many a good reason why the INC and the Organising Committee had to take the decision to postpone the International Numismatic Congress to September 2022. Although we are longing for meeting our colleagues all over the world, we have to be sensible.

Major Online Meeting for Token Collectors and Researchers

In times of lockdown, token collectors and researchers of the entire globe still find a way of being together and share their knowledge. The first international token web conference will take place on Sunday, 17 May 2020. The event is free of charge but requires a registration.

MDC Postponed to 2021

The Mint Directors Conference has been postponed. As concerns continue, the organisers decided to move the conference hosted by the South African Mint to November 2021.