Künker ⸱ Auction 402 ⸱ 14-15 March 2024 ⸱ Osnabrück

On 14 and 15 March 2024, Künker held its auction with coins of the ancient world. The sale focused on the Sayar Collection featuring specimens from Lycia, Cilicia and Pamphylia. See the highlights as well as the most expensive piece of the sale here.

Mit dieser Münze stimmt etwas nicht! Bild: NGC. Gemälde im Hintergrund: Eduard Gaertner, Unter den Linden, 1852

Counterfeit Detection: Altered Prussia 20 Mark

An NGC expert gives us insight into his everyday life. He shows how the year on a coin from the German Empire was altered by a coin doctor.

Die Basilika von Aquileia gehört zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Foto: KW

Aquileia: A Centre of the Late Roman Empire

Under the Tetrarchs, Rome lost its position as the main residence of the emperor. Other sites with a more favourable strategic location took over this role. One of them was Aquileia. Those who visit the city today will find traces of Roman civilisation everywhere. Join Ursula Kampmann on her numismatic discovery tour!

Brustplatte mit mythischem Wesen. Goldlegierung. Kolumbien, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Nahuange-Tradition). The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Schenkung von Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Okarina in Form eines sitzenden Anführers mit herausgestreckter Zunge. Keramik. Kolumbien, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Tairona-Tradition). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Muñoz Kramer Collection, Schenkung von Camilla Chandler Frost und Stephen und Claudia Muñoz-Kramer. Landschaftsbild: © Museum Associates/LACMA.

More than Gold – Splendour and Thought in Indigenous Colombia

A new exhibition at Zurich Museum Rietberg is dedicated to the diversity of artistic production in pre-Hispanic Colombia. On display are spectacular gold objects.

Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of the Certified Collectibles Group.

How the Certified Collectibles Group Takes Action Against Fraudsters

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) aggressively pursues bad actors who seek to defraud them and the collecting community. CEO Steven R. Eichenbaum reports on the fight and provides examples.

Image: Croatian Mint.

Black Lizard: The Second Issue of the Autochthonous Croatia Series

If you want to witness how Darwin’s natural selection works, there is no need to travel to the Galápagos Islands. The lizards on Croatian islands are just as diverse as Galápagos tortoises. The Croatian Mint has dedicated its latest issue of the Autochthonous Croatia series to a very special lizard species.

Arthur L. Friedberg und Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World. From Ancient Times to the Present. An Illustrated Standard Catalog with Valuations. 10. Auflage, 2023. 852 S., 20,5 x 29,7 cm, 8.500 farbige Abbildungen. ISBN 978-0-87184-310-4. Preis: 95 EUR.

10th Edition of Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World

You cannot do without this classic when it comes to identifying gold coins! Now, the 10th edition of Coins of the World has been published.

After being kept untouched for 100 years, the Bruun collection with an insurance value of over 70 million USD will be auctioned at Stack’s Bowers.

After 100 Years: The Bruun Collection Comes Under the Hammer

The Bruun Collection has been held by Denmark’s National Museum in Copenhagen for 100 years. Now Stack’s Bowers Galleries has been commissioned with the sale of the collection, which Stacks refers to as “the most valuable collection of World Coins to ever come to market”.

Selection of British coins from the Cope Collection. © Stephen Wakeham.

Geoffrey’s Cope’s Exceptional Collection Comes to Auction

Numismatica Ars Classica, Classical Numismatic Group and Numismatica Genevensis have joined forces to present the exceptional collection of Geoffrey Cope. It will come under the hammer in May and October 2024.