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Tag: Switzerland (Modern Period)

How to Detect Counterfeits at All Times. Part 3: British Sovereigns

British sovereigns are popular collector and bullion coins – and often forged. Are you sure that all your coins are authentic? The expert Peter Zgorzynski shows in this article how counterfeit sovereigns can be identified.

The Last Years in the Life of Jacques-Antoine Dassier

On 28th January 2021, a Künker auction presents a 10-ruble piece from 1757 whose die was created by the Genevan medalist Jacques-Antoine Dassier. But this is not the only special thing about it: A small collector’s hallmark proves it once belonged to the Hutten-Czapski collection.

Historia Mundi

The Vatican coin cabinet issues an annual magazine that is a delight for aesthetes and numismatists. Ursula Kampmann presents the ninth issue. It contains, among other things, interesting items of Korean, Islamic and Swiss numismatics.

How to Detect Counterfeits at All Times. Part 1: Swiss Vreneli Coins

Are you sure that all your coins are authentic? Particularly popular collector coins are frequently counterfeited. The expert Peter Zgorzynski shows in several articles how counterfeits can be identified. Today we take a closer look at Swiss Vreneli coins.

Dried Peas Instead of Gold Bars

Shortly before the end of the war, Germany’s Foreign Office moves large quantities of gold from Berlin to the German legation in Bern. Just a few hours after Germany surrenders, the vaults are empty. The search for the Bern gold hoard begins.

The Latest Addition to CoCo: Zurich Gold Coins from the 18th Century

Our database is growing constantly: now, you can also find all Zurich gold coins from the 18th century at Cosmos of Collectibles.

The Counterfeiter From the Valais

This year marks 140 years since the death of Joseph-Samuel Farinet, the most famous counterfeiter in Switzerland. In the 19th century, he flooded the Valais with 20-rappen pieces. The Swiss National Museum is telling his story within their blog.
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