Entries by Bruno Capotorto


Künker ⸱ Auctions 391-394 ⸱ 25-29 September 2023 ⸱ Osnabrück

From 25 to 29 September 2023, Künker will hold four auction sales. Collectors can look forward to several special collections. Some catalogs focus on coins from Hesse and the Netherlands. In addition, there is a large section with European gold coins, a collection of Trier issues and a special collection focusing on “multiple portraits”

Celtic Coin Hoard Melted Down into Lumps

Six months ago, a Celtic gold treasure was stolen in a burglary at the kelten römer museum Manching, Germany. Now the police have announced success in apprehending four suspected criminals.

Defamatory Attack on IADAA And Its Officers – a Response

A French newspaper article claims IADAA chairman Vincent Geerling to be involved in trafficking antiquities. A close look reveals a distortion of facts – or how the journalist and the authorities simply ignored them. With consequences not only for the accused.

The Medals and Representative Coins of Emperor Ferdinand I

Andrea Mayr has presented another part of the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. In 2023, her two-volume work on the medals and representative coins of Ferdinand I was published. It is much more than a usual catalogue. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

Naville Numismatics

Naville Numismatics ⸱ Live Auction 83 ⸱ 30 July 2023 ⸱ Online

Naville’s Live Auction 83 comprises 726 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins, including a selection of coins from the Dattari collection and the collection of a Mentor. All coins are chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

These Are Japan’s New Banknotes

In April 2023, the Bank of Japan has presented the first specimens of the new banknotes, which will enter circulation in 2024. The 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 yen denominations will feature new motifs and new security features.

Vote for the Theme of the New Euro Banknotes!

The ECB is developing a new series of Euro banknotes. As Europeans should identify with their currency, people are invited to express preferences on seven shortlisted themes in a public survey.

Interview: Are Modern Collector Coins a Sensible Investment?

It is becoming increasingly popular to buy coins as a form of investment, but this can be risky if the buyer lacks the necessary expertise. We spoke to someone who really knows their stuff: Dirk Wasserthal, Managing Director of RareCoin.Store and expert in rarities of modern numismatics, tells us what to look out for.