Monday, 30.11.2020

Tag: Germany (Modern Period)

Movie Stars Instead of Generals – How the “Seventh Art” Established Itself on Commemorative...

Films have been around for about 120 years establishing the much-admired film stars, who are among the most famous personalities of all times. Nevertheless it took a long time until actors appeared on coins and medals. Why? What changed? Let’s go on a little journey through time.

The D-Mark Era: Now Available on Cosmos of Collectibles

A new numismatic field was uploaded to our database Cosmos of Collectibles: all coins of the era of the Deutsche Mark, which was the German currency before the euro and since 1948. We invite you to browse through!

The Gold Standard: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal...

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

Extensive Catalogue of Coins From the Landgraviates of Hesse

Last autumn, after decades of work, Horst-Dieter Müller published his extensive catalogue of coin and medal types from the Landgraviates of Hesse from 1483 to 1806. Daniel Baumbach takes a look.

What Can Be Seen on Euro Coins: The Brandenburg Gate Part 2

It took a long time for the Brandenburg Gate to be featured on German 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. There is simply no better symbol to remind of the reunification of East and West Germany after the Iron Curtain came down.

What Can Be Seen on Euro Coins: The Brandenburg Gate Part 1

Every motif on euro coins represents a country’s national identity. It took a long time for the Brandenburg Gate to be featured on German 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. At the beginning, the monument was extremely controversial, the architect was even mocked for it.

30 Years of Monetary Union

On 1 July 1990 the financial union between the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR took effect, requiring a large quantity of Deutsche Mark banknotes to be produced in a very short time. Half of this additional demand was produced by Giesecke+Devrient.

Johann Adolf of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and His Portugalesers

Originally, later-born son Johann Adolf was supposed to become Bishop of Bremen and Lübeck, but when his two brothers died, he had to fight for the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein. Minting portugalesers was part of the diplomatic game. Künker will offer three of these rare portugalesers in their upcoming auction.

Olympics, World Championships and Everything Where Germany Flies the Flag

In 1970, Germany minted its Olympic coins. This was the first time that sports were used as a topic of German coins. It was an innovation at the time. Since then, sports have not only become numismatically presentable but bestsellers. After all, the world has changed over the course of almost 50 years.
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