Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries ⸱ Global Showcase Auction 2023 ⸱ 16 August 2023 ⸱ Costa Mesa

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Rarities Night session realized more than $11 million. The 229 high-end American rarities saw exceptionally strong bidding activity with numerous record prices achieved.

Classical Numismatic Group

Classical Numismatic Group ⸱ Feature Auction 124 ⸱ 19-20 September 2023 ⸱ Online

CNG’s Feature Auction 124 includes 1151 lots. The sale is highlighted by a number of collections as well as individual rarities.

The Heidelberg Tun and Early Modern Winemaking

The most well-known symbol of the city of Heidelberg actually began as a sort of treasury: the Heidelberg Tun was built to accommodate the Palatinate’s tax revenue generated from winemaking. And then a Calvinist propagandist turned it into a tourist attraction. This is reflected in a medal that Künker will be auctioning on 29 September 2023.

The British Museum suffered what was probably the largest theft in its history and a scandal that shook the institution to its core. Photo: hurk / Pixabay.

Red Alert at the British Museum

Thousands of objects have disappeared from the British Museum – allegedly stolen by a senior curator. The matter was uncovered by an antiquities dealer, whose warnings fell on deaf ears. The museum’s director has stepped down, and this seems to be merely the tip of the iceberg.

Ulrich Werz 2014 in Cyprus. Photo: Claire Franklin.

Ulrich Werz (1964-2023)

The numismatist Ulrich Werz died on June 14, 2023. He was known for his work on coin finds and his studies on Roman countermarks. Claire Franklin remembers him.

Oesterreichische Nationalbank (publisher): In God We Trust. Divine Money. Catalogue for the special exhibition in the money museum of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. Self-published, Vienna 2023. 88 pp, colour illustrations, softcover, 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

In God We Trust

In God we trust. Do we still trust in God? In recent years, there has been much debate on whether coins and banknotes should continue to refer to divine powers. The Austrian National Bank dedicated an exhibition to the question of why money is so closely linked to religion. Ursula Kampmann takes a look at the catalogue.

The on-site rating offers customers in Maastricht and Munich numerous advantages.

PMG Grading On-site in Munich and at MIF Maastricht

In September 2023, Collectors and dealers can submit banknotes at the PMG Munich office or at PMG’s booth at the MIF show for on-site grading.

Steve Forbes 2013. Image: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0.

Hear Steve Forbes at the International Money Exposition

The International Money Exposition (IMEX) in Nashville will be held for the first time this October. One attendee will be Steve Forbes; internationally-known economic commentator, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine.

Pittsburgh – a great place for one of the largest coin shows? Photo: EEJCC via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0.

2023 World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh

In the international coin world, there are a few events that are set in stone. One of them is the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Ursula Kampmann attended the 2023 show in Pittsburgh.


Künker ⸱ Auctions 391-394 ⸱ 25-29 September 2023 ⸱ Osnabrück

From 25 to 29 September 2023, Künker will hold four auction sales. Collectors can look forward to several special collections. Some catalogs focus on coins from Hesse and the Netherlands. In addition, there is a large section with European gold coins, a collection of Trier issues and a special collection focusing on “multiple portraits”