Martin Hirsch ist der neue Leiter der Staatlichen Münzsammlung München.

An Interview With Martin Hirsch

Martin Hirsch is the new Director of the Bavarian State Coin Collection. We talk with him about the exhibitions he has planned, the process of digitising the collection and why collecting is about much more than just ownership.

The more than 2,000-year-old denarius from the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC was sold for EUR 570,000 (including buyer’s premium) at Bruun Rasmussen. Leading the sale from the podium was Chief Numismatist and auctioneer, Michael Fornitz.

An EID MAR Denarius Set a Nordic Record

An EID MAR denarius was sold at Bruun Rasmussen establishing a record for the most expensive numismatic object ever sold at auction in the entire Nordic region according to the auction house.

Q. David Bowers, foreword by Jeff Garrett, A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars, 7th edition. Whitman Publishing, Atlanta (GA) 2023. Paperback, 336 p., full color, 6 x 9 inches. ISBN: 0794849164. US$24.95.

Q. David Bowers’s New Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars

The Morgan Dollars are among the most famous and highly collectible US coins. Dennis Tucker discusses the new 7th edition of Q. David Bowers Guide Book and what makes these coins so fascinating.


Künker ⸱ eLive Premium Auctions 389-390 ⸱ 23-24 June 2023 ⸱ Online

Following the public sales, the two Künker eLive Premium Auctions were held on 23 and 24 June 2023. They offered several special collections – with great success! The total estimate of 630,000 euros of both auction sales jumped to a hammer price of 1.5m euros.

Cayón Subastas

Cayón Subastas ⸱ Subasta 412 Electrónica ⸱ 20 July 2023 ⸱ Online

Cayón’s E-Auction 412 will be dedicated exclusively to paper money. Closing on 20 July 2023 the sale offers more than 1,300 lots of Spanish and world banknotes, shares, and old documents.

Das Vorbild für die Darstellung ist ein Ausschnitt der Darstellung des „fliegenden Menschen“ der Machinae novae von 1595. Foto: © Branimir Kralj / Kroatische Münzstätte.

Faust Vrančić: The Croatian Leonardo

Croatia issues two new collector coins as part of its “Croatian Innovators” series. They are dedicated to Faust Vrančić, a Croatian polymath whose parachute design, published in his 1595 book “Machinae novae”, is the first appearance of this device in a printed work.

Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, Geschäftsführer der World Money Fair Berlin GmbH © World Money Fair.

Change in World Money Fair Berlin Management

Barbara Balz has stepped down as Managing Director of World Money Fair Berlin GmbH. Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel is her successor.

A Visit to the Japan Mint

Japan is a country where cash still plays an important role. Therefore, the Japan Mint is not a single institution but consists of several branches. Ursula Kampmann visited their offices in Saitama. Join her on a tour through the mint!

Detail des rekonstruierten römischen Verteidigungsrings um Alesia. Foto: KW.

A Visit to Alesia

Alesia is part of France’s national heritage; it is where Vercingetorix lost the decisive battle against Caesar. Time and again, French politicians have been inspired by this defeat. It fuelled their will to resist and motivated France to cooperate with victorious powers. This also affected the place itself, which Ursula Kampmann visited.

Federal agents, National Hellenic Museum conduct largest repatriation of ancient coins to Greece in recent HSI history. Photo: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Customs Repatriation to Greece Raises Questions

U.S. Customs recently confiscated fifty-one ancient coins and repatriated them to the Greek Government. But was this act really covered by the MOU with Greece? Peter Tompa gives coin collectors some advises.