Ganganelli, Roberto

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Numismatic journalist, founder and editor in chief of «Il giornale della numismatica», President of the Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici

Roberto Ganganelli (*1974) obtained a degree in Computer Science at the University of Perugia before he started working as a teacher and computer programmer. Since his early childhood, his true passion is numismatics. Having started as a coin collector of the age of 12, he studied numismatics of medieval and modern Italy. As early as 1994, he wrote his first article for “Cronaca Numismatica”. In 1999, he decided to start working as a freelance numismatic journalist. From 2003 to 2011, he acted as editor in chief of “Cronaca Numismatica”, then as founder and editor in chief of “Il giornale della numismatica”.

Since September 2014, he is responsible for the online daily publication of “Il giornale della numismatica” that completely replaces the paper edition. This has become the leading numismatic publication for Italian collectors and scholars.

His research interests focus on Italian coins (Papal States and the mints located in Central Italy), minting technology, and art medals.

Roberto Ganganelli is also editor and analyst for the Bolaffi Metalli Preziosi news service, author for “Historia Mvndi” (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) and for “Gnosis”, the official journal (also available for purchase) of the Italian Intelligence Agency, AISI.

Between 1999 and 2010, Roberto Ganganelli organized numismatic exhibitions for the international coin fair “Vicenza Numismatica”. In 2008, he oversaw the project of the Mint Museum of the Fondazione Antica Zecca di Lucca.

Roberto Ganganelli is President of the Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici since 2016, as well as honorary member of Accademia “Pietro Giampaoli” per la Medaglia d’Arte since 2008.

In 2005, he won the Numismatici Italiani Professionisti award, and in 2009, in his capacity as editor of “Cronaca Numismatica”, he also received the Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici award.

Roberto Ganganelli wrote countless articles and a number of monographs, recently “Ada Bellucci Ragnotti. Ritratto numismatico di signora”, published in 2014, and “Il marengo nella storia d’Italia”, published in 2016.

Roberto Ganganelli has his own website.

The site also contains information about how to contact him.

You may also write him an email by clicking here

Of course, you can follow him on Facebook.

Here you can find his Giornale della Numismatica.

The Italian Thriller Magazine reviewed his book “Oro, Denaro e Misteri nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale”.

And here you can visit the website of the Fondazione Antica Zecca di Lucca.