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

In the last week of September, Künker held its Fall Auction Sales. Numerous special collections were on offer. The result: the more than 4,000 lots soared from an estimate of 7.2m euros to a hammer price of 13.4m euros, exceeding expectations by 85%. See the top sellers of the auctions here.

CDN Acquires Whitman: What Does This Mean for the Coin Market?

CDN Publishing acquires Whitman Publishing: who is behind the companies and why will this deal affect the international and US coin markets? A commentary by Ursula Kampmann.

Goldbeater. Frontispiece from a register of creditors of a Bolognese lending society. Illuminated by Nicolò di Giacomo di Nascimbene, called Nicolò da Bologna Italy, Bologna, ca. 1394–95. The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.1056, fol. 1v detail. Photography by Janny Chiu.

Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality

The new exhibition in the Morgan Library & Museum examines the economic revolution in medieval Europe and charts the expanding role and perception of money during that period. The medieval manuscripts shown in the exhibition are truly stunning!

The Titlis air cable car follows the Klein Matterhorn air cable car.

The Second Issue on Swiss Cable Cars: The Titlis Cable Car

Attention cable car enthusiasts: Swissmint is launching the second issue in its series on Swiss cable cars. The subject of the third and final coin in the series has also already been announced.

Important Volumes on Ancient Numismatics Will Soon Be Freely Available Online

A great piece of news: Over 6,000 volumes primarily on ancient numismatics from the S&S Library will be digitized and made available for everyone through the Newman Numismatic Portal.

A New Chapter: The Foundation of a New Auction House for Numismatic Literature

A new auction house enriches the numismatic landscape: the numismatic antiquarian bookshop Numismatisches Antiquariat Lang is an auction house specializing in numismatic literature.

Von links nach rechts: John Feigenbaum, Charles Anderson und Mary Burleson mit einem Sonderexemplar des 1947 Guide Book of United States Coins, der Originalausgabe des Red Books von R.S. Yeoman.

CDN Publishing Acquires Whitman Publishing

CDN Publishing, the numismatic data and pricing specialist and well-known publisher of the Monthly Greysheet, has acquired Whitman Publishing, the major US numismatic publisher.

In diesem Jahr werden die Salomon-Inseln zum ersten Mal die Pazifikspiele ausrichten. Hintergrund: Leocadio Sebastian / CC BY 2.0. Banknote: Zentralbank der Salomonen.

Solomon Islands New Banknote released in celebration of the XVII Pacific Games

The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands released new $10 commemorative banknotes to commemorate the XVII Pacific Games that the island country will hosting for the first time this year. The new banknote is expected to be widely circulated for use throughout the Solomon Islands.

New Zealand. £100, no date (1928-1929), Auckland. From the Joshua Lee collection and formally owned by Amon Carter.

A Short Numismatic History of New Zealand

Heritage offers a banknote that is considered a highlight of the monetary history of New Zealand. Reason enough for coin dealer Joshua Lee to present some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coins and banknotes.

The British Museum first opened its doors in 1759. Over 250 year later there are still hundreds of thousands of objects not properly documented. Image: Ham via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0.

British Museum Sets Out Plans to Digitize Fully the Collection

After the disappearance of thousands of objects, the British Museum aims to document all of their over 2 million objects within the next five years and make them available online. Mark Jones on why he wants to increase access to the objects now.