Nearly a million euros worth of gold coins were transported in a carrier van to a precious metals dealer without any security measures. No prizes for guessing whether or not they actually got there. A lawsuit in Bavaria reveals how this could happen.
The French Revolution also revolutionised the country’s monetary system. Join us on our voyage through the monetary history of modern France. We will start with the First Republic and one of the most famous French coins out there.
Following police success in the case of the stolen Celtic gold hoard, the authorities have made additional details public. It appears that the perpetrators were professionals, but their professionalism was their undoing.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries ⸱ August 2023 Global Showcase Auction ⸱ 9-25 August 2023 ⸱ Costa Mesa
Stack’s Bowers Galleries in the Global Showcase Auction offers nearly 6,000 lots of high-quality coins, including a special offering of coinage from The British Royal Mint. In total, high estimates for these sessions exceed $13 million.
Classical Numismatic Group ⸱ Electronic Auction 543 ⸱ 2 August 2023 ⸱ Online
CNG’s Electronic Auction 543 includes 1010 lots. The sale features Roman Provincial coinage from the Aleph Collection and a strong offering of Alexander-type tetradrachms and world Talers.
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Shall all Benin bronzes be repatriated? The Restitution Study Group says no. They argue for the rights of descendants of slaves trafficked by the Benin Kingdom as you can learn from this interview by Kate Fitz Gibbon.
At their 71st General Assembly in Marseille, the International Association of Professional Numismatists elected new members, increased the Executive Committee, and awarded the prestigious IAPN Book Prize.
The 2023 World’s Fair of Money will have a special Convention Medal. Medallic artist Jamie Franki has designed a medal featuring what makes the conventions’s location Pittsburgh unique in the world.
In 2023, Pobjoy Mint has started a six-coin series dedicated to the Antarctic glaciers. The fourth issue features the Saturn Glacier.
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