This Panticapaeum stater was minted in the 4th century on the Crimea and was sold by auction house NAC in May 2023 for 5,390,000 CHF. Image courtesy of Numismatica Ars Classica.

Panticapaeum Stater Most Expensive Ancient Coin

A gold stater from the city of Panticapaeum is currently the most expensive ancient coin ever sold at auction. In May 2023, it was sold by Numismatica Ars Classica in Switzerland for the record sum of 5,390,000 CHF or ca. $6 million.

From Taler to Mark: The Long Road to a Common Currency

As Germany gradually evolved into a nation-state in the 19th century, the many currencies that circulated in its territories were also unified step by step. Coins from the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in Künker’s auction 388 illustrate the long path from the taler to the mark.

“Rich Man, Poor Man: Art, Class, and Commerce in a Late Medieval Town”. Photo by Bruce Schwarz Courtesy of The Met.

Rich and Poor in Early Tudor England

The Met Cloisters takes you into a merchant’s house in 16th-century England. Why did a rich man exhibit images of the poor? Intriguing objects tell us about tastes and self-expression. And you can expect coins to be there too!

The Sundman Lecture Symposium at the 2023 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will focus on how coinage, paper currency, medals and tokens have been used to create, record and/or modify national identity. Photo: 12222786 via Pixabay.

Call for Paper: Explain How Money Helped Building National Identity

How have coinage or paper currency been used to create or modify national identity in history? That is the topic of the Sundman Lecture Symposium at the 2023 ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. Any ideas? Submit your summary!

The Sofia Numismatic School is the perfect opportunity to study, collaborate, meet and exchange experiences with young researchers and leading international lecturers. Image: L. Grozdanova.

Sofia Numismatic School 2023

The Sofia Numismatic School 2023 discusses ancient numismatics. A focus will be on the implementation of innovative digital methodology and the concept of Digital Numismatics. Graduate and postgraduate students can still apply!

Cayón Subastas

Cayón Subastas ⸱ E-Auction 411 ⸱ 9 June 2023 ⸱ Online

Cayón’s E-Auction 411 is dedicated exclusively to gold coins. All of the 123 lots of gold coins from ancient to modern times are sold with no buyer’s fee.

Atlas Numismatics

Atlas Numismatics ⸱ Fixed Price List May 2023 ⸱ 25 May 2023 ⸱ Online

Atlas Numismatics has updated their inventory with 451 new high-quality coins, medals and tokens at fixed prices.

Photo: Bulmint.


In March 2023, Ursula Kampmann visited Bulmint’s production facilities. ALL steps that are necessary for the manufacture of gold and silver coins are carried out there. By looking at the various departments, we can learn about every step in the production of a coin.

The Coronation-themed exhibition features a range of unique objects as well as hands-on interactives.

How the Royal Mint Celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III

During the Coronation Day of King Charles III the Royal Mint Experience opened a special exhibition for 24 hours. Special events and activities marked that date and visitors could strike a particular coin.

Environmental compatibility and sustainability are also playing an increasingly important role in money production. The “Green Banknote” from Giesecke+Devrient contains 86% less plastic and requires 29% less Co2.

G+D Receives IACA Award for the “Green Banknote”

The “Green Banknote”, developed by Giesecke+Devrient, was awarded by the International Association of Currency Affairs as the new best ecological sustainability project in the banknote sector. Why? Read on.