The authentic piece from the past: the “Feierstëppler” could be found in circulation in Luxembourg for more than half a century. Photo: Wieschowski

A Coin on a Coin: Luxembourg to Resurrect the “Feierstëppler”

The Grand Duchy honours its past as a centre of the steel industry with a new 2-euro commemorative coin bearing the unwieldy title “100th anniversary of the Grand Ducal decree on the issue of the ‘Feierstëppler’”.

Last-minute veto: the European Commission brought a halt to the minting of coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents due to the design of the European stars on the French obverse. Photo: MDP

French Error Coin: The Monnaie de Paris Coin Mishap

The French mint Monnaie de Paris had planned to introduce a new design for coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents in 2024, but a mishap with serious consequences occurred – and while the extent of the financial loss that ensued is still unknown, it is clear that it caused great damage to the mint´s image.

Cayón Subastas

Cayón Subastas ⸱ Eauction 417 ⸱ 14 March 2024 ⸱ Online

Eauction 417 by Cayón Subastas offers a broad selection of Spanish and world coins. This auction is particularly strong in coins of the 20th and 21st century and contains a large collection of more than 500 2 euro coins, including sets and special issues.

Lady Liberty meets Britannia – a special moment for coin collectors and bullion investors. Photo: Royal Mint / US Mint

Two Powerful Women – a Premiere in Gold and Silver

The British Royal Mint and the United States Mint collaborated to create a joint issue combining the well-known coin motifs of Lady Liberty and Britannia. They went all the way and had the chief engravers of both mints group up for a one-of-a-kind partnership.

The first flying coin is presented in a high-quality box.

Space Premiere – Mint of Poland Created the World’s First Flying Coin

The Mint of Poland presented the UFO MP-1766 at the World Money Fair 2024, which is said to be the first flying coin in the World. The coin is lifted by an internal motor and, upon interaction with a specially designed base, it levitates due to the magnetic field generated between them.

Osaka hosts Expo 2025 and Japan honors this event with the issuing of commemorative coins. Photo: Japan Mint. Background: Luca Florio / CC BY-SA 2.0.

Osaka 2025 World Expo Commemorated with Silver Coin

For Expo2025 Japan plans to issue five different coins. For one of these the Ministry of Finance has released the Design of a 1,000-Yen silver coin.

Gorny & Mosch

Gorny & Mosch ⸱ Auctions 302-303 ⸱ 4-5 March 2024 ⸱ Munich

The spring auctions at Gorny & Mosch contain over 600 ancient coins with numerous specialties and rarities. Over 500 coins and medals are on offer from the Middle Ages and modern times, with many pieces from Germany.

Nomos AG & A. Karamitsos

Nomos AG & A. Karamitsos ⸱ Nomos 31 ⸱ 23 March 2024 ⸱ Zurich

Auction 31 will be the first Nomos sale devoted solely to modern coins. The El-Greco Collection will come under the hammer in Zurich. It is one of the finest specialized collections ever formed of the coins and patterns of Modern Greece.

Stephen Album Rare Coins

Stephen Album Rare Coins ⸱ Internet Auction 25 ⸱ 4-5 March 2024 ⸱ US-Santa Rosa

Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its Internet Auction 25 on March 4-5, 2024. The auction is made up of 2000 lots of Ancient, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and World Coins. Starting prices range from just $15 up through $475.


Künker ⸱ eLive Premium Auction 401 ⸱ 5-6 February 2024 ⸱ Online

On 5 and 6 February 2024, Künker sold the last part of the private collection from Westphalia with “multiple portraits”. This part contained medals, most of which from the 19th century. Collectors were in awe. With an estimate of 237,000 euros, the total hammer price amounted to 800,000 euros.