2026 soll die nächste Fußball-WM gemeinsam von den USA, Kanada und Mexiko ausgetragen werden. Hier eine der Dollar-Münzen, die auf die letzte WM in den USA 1994 herausgegeben wurden. Bild: US-Mint. Im Hintergrund das Giants-Stadion in New Jersey, einer der damaligen Austragungsorte. Foto: JazzyJoeyD / CC BY-SA 4.0.

NICAC Raises Concerns Over 2026 World Cup Commemorative Coins

The Numismatic Industry Coinage Advisory Committee (NICAC) released a report expressing concerns with legislation authorizing the minting of coins commemorating the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This gives us a fascinating insight into what happens behind the scenes when a coin is issued for a major sporting event.

From left to right: Raul Lopez Zafra (Ibercon), Rafael Sánchez (Nummus Secretary), Dr. Ursula Kampmann (CoinsWeekly), Dr. Ana Serrano (Nummus President), Juan Barez (Nummus Vice-President) and Ignacio Miño (Nummus Treasurer). Photo: MM.

NUMMUS – Spain’s New Numismatic Society

In March 2024, a new numismatic association was created in Spain with a strong commitment to private collectors as agents of cultural generation and heritage conservation. Find out more about the aims of NUMMUS here.

Al was mentor to many young people in numismatics. Image provided by Stephen Album Rare Coins.

Dr. Albert J. Beck (1935-2024)

Dr. Albert (“Al”) J. Beck passed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Our friends from Stephen Album Rare Coins shared this obituary for their colleague with us.

© Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung GmbH Auction 305, 2024, 103. (image: Michael Girschick, Starnberg).

Gorny & Mosch

Gorny & Mosch ⸱ Auction 305 ⸱ 16-17 Juli 2024 ⸱ Munich

Auction 305 by Gorny & Mosch focuses on ancient art. Highlight of the auction is a bronze Oceanus lamp from the the Shlomo Moussaeiff Collection. In addition, the important Dr K.-F. Schaedler Collection with African art will be on offer.

Leu Numismatik

Leu Numismatik ⸱ Web Auction 30 ⸱ 13-16 July 2024 ⸱ Online

In Web Auction 30, Leu is offering 4,825 lots from the ancient, medieval and modern world. Among them are various interesting collections, such as the Rev. Dr. Stephen Knapp Collection focusing on Roman empresses.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions ⸱ Long Beach Expo Auction ⸱ 13-16 June 2024 ⸱ Dallas

Heritage’s June Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature® Auction resulted in a total premium of almost $10.9 Million. The top result was achieved by a 1908 $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle from the San Francisco mint that sold for $336,000.