Image detail from “The last viaduct before entering the Trieste railway station”, image: SLUB Dresden. Public Domain Mark 1.0. PPN 337170053. In front: Double vereinstaler 1857. From Auction Künker 308, No. 471.

A Commemorative Coin Celebrating the Completion of Austria’s Southern Railway

Commemorative coins were issued far less frequently in the 19th century than today. The fact that Emperor Franz Joseph dedicated a commemorative coin to the Austrian Southern Railway is therefore testimony to the outstanding importance of this line. In auction 408, Künker is offering two of only 1,644 specimens minted.

A rare sight: a notice at the entrance to the Bundesbank branch in Ludwigshafen, stating that the 11-euro football coin is sold out. Photo: Wieschowski

Successful Launch of the 11-Euro Football Coin for the 2024 European Championship

The large crowds and the fact that the 11-euro coin sold out quickly show how popular it is with the general public. The unusual collector issue fascinates football fans and numismatists alike and could become a popular souvenir across Europe.

A global trend: Sharp decline in the bullion business also at the Royal Canadian Mint. (Photo: Background by powerofforever / Canva Pro, coin photo by Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

The Royal Canadian Mint has released its financial results for the year 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, offering insights into its activities, market influences, and expectations for the coming year.

This month’s highlight: Estonia’s new 2-euro coin – a real eye-catcher. Photo: Eesti Pank

2-Euro Ticker: New 2-Euro Coins in May 2024

Fresh supply for all 2-euro fans: San Marino comes up with a treat for collectors, Estonia hits the headlines twice, and Belgium is already completing its numismatic 2-euro year.

Coiniverse and Swissmint team up to make commemorative coins from Switzerland available via a smartphone app. Photo: Coiniverse / Swissmint.

Swissmint Becomes First eCommerce Partner on Coiniverse

The numismatic smartphone application, founded by the mint of Finland and turned into an independent start-up, aims to become a marketplace for mints and coin dealers around the world.

Atlas Numismatics

Atlas Numismatics ⸱ May 2024 Fixed Price List ⸱ 30 May 2024 ⸱ Online

Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 141 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed prices. See some of the highlights here.

Classical Numismatic Group

Classical Numismatic Group ⸱ Electronic Auction 563 ⸱ 5 June 2024 ⸱ Online

CNG’s Electronic Auction 563 includes 1251 lots. The sale is notably strong in Greek, Roman Imperial, Roman Provincial, and World coinage.

Leu Numismatik AG

Leu Numismatik AG ⸱ Auction 15 ⸱ 1 June 2024 ⸱ Zurich

The focus of Leu Auction 15 is on an outstanding series of Greek coins, many of which boast excellent old provenances.


SINCONA AG ⸱ Auction 88-91 ⸱ 13-15 May 2024 ⸱ Zurich

The Spring Auctions of SINCONA AG from 13 to 15 May 2024 were a big success. The about 3000 lots were auctioned off for almost CHF 11 million. Find some of the outstanding results here.

Emporium Hamburg

Emporium Hamburg ⸱ Auction 106 ⸱ 13-16 May 2024 ⸱ Online

Emporium Hamburg held its annual Spring Auction from May 13 to 16, 2024. A look at the results from the world section shows that South America in particular is very popular among collectors.