There are many ways of transporting gold. But you should never save on security measures. Source: Jazella / Pixabay

How Not To Handle a Gold Transport

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.

Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, The Storming of the Tuleries on 10 August 1792, 1793.

French History in Coins – Part 1: Kings, Consuls and Emperors

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.

Investigators found 18 gold lumps in the possession of one suspect. The composition of the metal indicates that the lumps were created by melting down the Celtic hoard. Photo: Bavarian Criminal Investigation Department.

Further Investigations into the Stolen Celtic Coin Hoard

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

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

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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Single-figure plaque, mid-sixteenth to seventeenth century, cast copper alloy, Dallas Museum of Art. Photo: Daderot via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain.

Benin Bronzes Lawsuit Against Smithsonian

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.

In Marseille the dealers’ association IAPN hold their 71st General Assembly in June 2023. Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

IAPN General Assembly in Marseille 2023

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 ANA commemorates the 2023 World’s Fair of Money with a special Convention Medal.

World’s Fair of Money Convention Medal 2023

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.

Pobjoy’s Glacier Series: Saturn

In 2023, Pobjoy Mint has started a six-coin series dedicated to the Antarctic glaciers. The fourth issue features the Saturn Glacier.