A postcard of the 1906 Olympic Games. In front: Gilded silver medal for a winner of the 1906 Olympic Games. From Künker auction 408 (18-19 May 2024), No. 122.

The Olympic Games That Are No Longer Recognized

In 1906, the IOC and the country of Greece invited athletes from all over the world to the Olympic Games in Athens. The Games had a lasting impact on the ceremonies surrounding the sporting showdown, even though the IOC no longer recognizes these Olympics today. A winner’s medal from the Games will be auctioned by Künker on 18 June 2024.

Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio

Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio ⸱ April 2024 Hong Kong Auction ⸱ 15-22 April 2024 ⸱ Hong Kong

For the seventh time in a row, Stack’s Hong Kong auction exceeded the 20-million-dollar mark, thanks to outstanding Chinese rarities.

Morton & Eden Ltd

Morton & Eden Ltd ⸱ Au Auction 127 ⸱ 12 June 2024 ⸱ London

Morton & Eden’s 127th auction features 524 lot from ancient to modern times. An extremely rare gold coin takes us back to the time of the Arab expansion, when the Byzantine solidus was imitated and modified by the new Islamic rulers.

ROMA Numismatics to Close on 24 May 2024

On 24 May 2024, a chapter in the history of British numismatics will come to an end. The auction house ROMA Numismatics Limited will close its doors.

What Makes the TICC in Tokyo Different From Other Coin Shows

The TICC is the most important coin show held in Japan – a MUST for Japanese collectors. Those who travel there will find an active, young market. And much of what we are used to in Europe does not apply there.

Petition Crown Realizes More than $1 Million, Setting Record

For the second time this year, an example of England’s Petition Crown certified by NGC has realized a record price. The piece from the Geoffrey Cope Collection broke the $1 million barrier.

Course: Coins and the Sacred in Roman and Early Modern Times

In November, a numismatics course will take place in Rome, focusing on religion and religious power on coins. German and Dutch students can count on support with their travel costs.

Ben Wengel

NGC Promotes Ben Wengel to Senior Vice President of World Coin Grading

NGC promoted Ben Wengel to Senior Vice President of World Coin Grading. The expert for coin counterfeit detection has worked for NGC since his time as a university student.

Correction: We made a mistake!

The news we published yesterday about the Coin of the Year Award was erroneous.

Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.

Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. ⸱ Updated Inventory May 2024 ⸱ 16 May 2024 ⸱ Online

Edward Waddell has updated his inventory on coin.com with a selection of Magna Graecia coins with excellent pedigrees.