Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions ⸱ World Coins Platinum Session ⸱ 3-4 November 2023 ⸱ Dallas

The upcoming Heritage sale shines with gold and silver coins from destinations as far-flung as Great Britain, France, Peru and Russia – all selected for their quality.

A Greek gold necklace with horned lion heads on each end. No, this object has not disappeared, but it is listed by the British Museum as „similar to those that are missing.“ Photo: Trustees of the British Museum

Can the British Museum Recover Their Lost Items?

Around 2,000 un-inventoried objects from the Greek-Roman collection of the British Museum were stolen. The museum recently announced the deployment of a task force and recovery program, but will these measures be enough to see the return of the lost objects?

Two Sides of the Same Coin. Means of Transactions – Masterpieces of Art

In a new exhibition at the Museum of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection shows historically and culturally important coins and addresses their role in communication and financial education.

Gunnar Dumke. Photo: Gunnar Dumke / City of Winterthur.

New Director of the Winterthur Coin Cabinet Appointed

Gunnar Dumke will be the new director of Winterthur Coin Cabinet. The ancient historian and archaeologist will succeed Benedikt Zäch, who is retiring after thirty years at this position.

The Bank Negara Malaysia. Image: Wee Hong via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0.

ICOMON Annual Conference 2023: Take a Look at the Program

The ICOMON Annual Conference will be held in in Malaysia from 16-18th November 2023. The program is now available for download online.

John Mussell (ed.), Coin Yearbook 2024. The Independent Price Guide and Collector’s Handbook. Token Publishing Ltd, Exeter 2023. 368pp., partly illustrated in colour. Paperback or Digital Download. ISBN: 978-1-908828-65-1. £9.95.

The New and Advanced Coin Yearbook 2024

The new 2024 edition of the Coin Yearbook is fully revised and updated. It features accurate up-to-the-minute pricing of English, Scottish, Irish and Isle of Man coins and many more features.

Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.

Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. ⸱ Auktion 435-436 ⸱ 31. Oktober-2. November 2023 ⸱ Frankfurt a. M.

In addition to the wide-ranging Auction 335 with coins from ancient to modern times, Peus offers this fall the extensive collection “Dr. Jürgen Baur – Cologne and Linked Territories” with numerous rarities.

Kurz vor der Eröffnung warteten bereits zahlreiche Sammler, Händler und Interessierte. Foto: Sebastian Wieschowski.

A Visit to the MIF International Money Fair

Not too long ago, the MIF International Money Fair was a banknote collector’s best kept secret. Today this banknote fair is a compulsory event on the calendar for dealers and collectors alike! Sebastian Wieschowski was there as Maastricht once again claims the title as the world’s Banknote trading capital – thanks to the MIF.

The “Great Kentucky Hoard” before the conservation and encapsulation.

The Great Kentucky Hoard of Pre-1865 US Gold Coinage

A cache of rare Civil War-era coins unearthed in Kentucky includes the finest-known 1863 Double Eagles as well as several interesting varieties and errors.

Das Minerva Magazin stellt Veröffentlichungen mit Juli-August Ausgabe ein. Foto: Annie Spratt.

Minerva Magazine Ceased Publishing

The archaeological journal Minerva, founded in 1990, will discontinue its service with its last issue in July/August 2023. The reason for this, it says, are the lingering effects of the pandemic and increased costs. The last issue can be downloaded for free.