Sunday, 08.12.2019

Tag: France (Contemporary)

A Life’s Work of Royal Glory, Immortalized on Metal and Paper

Auction house Künker offers in its upcoming eLive Auction 58 precious and useful pieces of numismatic literature. The offer includes two editions of the most important work on the medals of the Sun King.

What Notre-Dame de Paris Means to Us

On 15 April 2019, the roof truss of Notre-Dame de Paris went up in flames. The entire world was watching when a major fire ate up the roof and caused the spire to collapse. Since then, the Fondation Notre Dame has been raising funds for the reconstruction works. Numismatica Genevensis wants to contribute to the reconstruction.

New Coins and Medals Feature Comic Hero Asterix

60 years after the creation of the very first story around the small Gaul warrior Asterix and his friend Obelix and their dog Idefix, Monnaie de Paris has issued a series of collector coins in silver and gold, and various medals and mini medals dedicated to these popular comic heroes.

The Most Expensive Share Sold in 2018

What was the highest priced scripophily sale at auction in 2018? Was it an American stock certificate or maybe a Chinese government bond? None of these, says Franky Leeuwerck. It was a French share and it was sold in Boone's 60th Auction, at Antwerp on April 14, 2018.

France Celebrates 60 Years of Asterix

The Monnaie de Paris has announced that a 2 euro commemorative coin will be issued in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Asterix. The comic created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo was first released on October 29, 1959.
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