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The Treasure in the Jam Jar. The Gold of Morez

Rumours about a treasure in the house of the Jobez family had been around for a long time in the village of Morez located in the French Jura. But no one believed it. Now the doubters have been proven wrong: gold coins and bars have brought a windfall to the town.

10 Years of SINCONA AG Zurich – A Numismatic Commemorative Publication

One article for every year of its existence: SINCONA can be proud of the Festschrift it has published as a present for itself and its customers on the occasion of the company’s 10th anniversary. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

New Special Exhibition “Sports & Money” at Swiss Finance Museum

Sport is not just fun and sweating: in Switzerland it contributes more to the country’s gross domestic product than agriculture! Currently, Swiss Finance Museum examines the financial dimension of sports using historical securities and real, unusual sporting articles.

Swiss Shooting Thalers – The Chinese Edition

The first edition of Jürg Richter’s catalogue of all Swiss shooting thalers and shooting medals was published in 2005. Now, there is already a third edition, this time in Chinese and English. Ursula Kampmann takes a look at it.

News From Swissmint

Last week Swissmint informed its clients about the current situation regarding commemorative coins. There are fundamental changes and, due to COVID-19, also some postponements. We summarised the most important facts.

Edwin Tobler (1922-2020)

Edwin Tobler, the great connoisseur of Swiss numismatics died on 14 March 2020. The modest and reserved collector had a decisive influence on Swiss numismatics by means of his publications. Ursula Kampmann commemorates him.

The End of an Era: Kurt Wyprächtiger Steps Down

For 40 years, Kurt Wyprächtiger curated the numismatic collection at the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen. From the unorganised material that he was confronted with when he started the job in 1980 he built up a systematic coin collection. Now, he steps down.

The Coins from Lake Constance

Since the High Middle Ages, it has been one of the most important economic areas of Europe: the region of Lake Constance. A new catalogue presents this region’s minting authorities and their coins. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

Hustle and Bustle at the 48th International Coin Fair Zurich

Like every year, the Numismatic Society of Zurich organised its coin fair at Swissôtel Zurich on the last weekend of October. An opportunity to have a nice chat with colleagues and, of course, to make deals.

Switzerland Issues the New 100-Franc Note

Issuance of the new 100-franc note started in Switzerland on 12 September 2019. The new banknote completes the ninth series of Swiss banknotes.
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