A new tradition, which the numismatic world has been oblivious to so far, has developed in the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, over the past 20 years. As symbols of brotherhood and loyalty, soldiers are having medals minted to preserve their accomplishments for eternity.
On 16 October, 2014, the Werner Jaggi Collection will be sold. It is the largest collection of numismatic testimonies on religious beliefs and customs the market has ever seen. Here you will find information, why these pieces were made and what can be seen on some interesting pieces.
Modern coins rarely depict rulers as whole-body figures. There are good reasons why Queen Salote Tupou of Tonga is depicted that way. She was 1.91 m tall and therefore physically a “big” queen. And taking into consideration what she achieved for her country, one can also figuratively call her a big queen.
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