The North Hertfordshire Museum has pulled off an ingenious PR coup: the institution publicly announced that they will no longer refer to Elagabalus as “he” but as “she”. Ursula Kampmann explores how this might affect the coin trade.
Why is the New York International Numismatic Convention the top place to go when it comes to ancient coins? Ursula Kampmann has the answer and explains what will be new and different in New York in 2024.
With the end of November, the history of the Pobjoy Mint also comes to an end today. The mint’s final issue is a Pegasus with a special mintmark for Taya Pobjoy. There is also a gold version of the coin with a mintage of 1.
About a year after Wolfram Weisers death, his book on the currency of the Roman Empire has been published. Prof. Johannes Nollé has taken a closer look at this important German study.
In the US, four men are standing trial as they allegedly stole coins worth 234,500 dollars from a truck. That was a ton of work. since their loot consisted of more than 2 million dimes, which were difficult to transport and even harder to spend…
On the Norwegian island of Rennesøy, a metal detectorist recently made an extraordinary gold find that was buried long before the Viking Age. The nine coin-like gold pendants engraved with rare horse symbols discovered along with ten gold beads and three gold rings are the first find of this kind in Norway since the 19th century.
The Royal Canadian Mint have unveiled the new effigy which will be seen on Canadian circulation, collector and bullion coinage. The new likeness was revealed on the 75th birthday of His Majesty. Michael Alexander takes a closer look.
The Archaeological Institute of America named Benjamin Hellings this year’s Metcalf Lecturer. He is Curator of Numismatics at the Yale University Art Gallery and Chair of the AIA Numismatics Interest Group.
In 2024, CIT releases the third issue of its Legends series. Following Terracotta Warriors and Legacy of the Pharaohs, the Liechtenstein innovators now showcase one of our favorite legends: the Wild West. The issue incorporates countless details that are reminiscent of classic Hollywood western movies.
Just in time for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, CIT presents an artistic monument in the form of a coin dedicated to the city’s iconic landmark. Eiffel Tower is a numismatic miniature sculpture.
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