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Christian IV. 4 Speciedaler 1624, Kopenhagen. From Auction Künker 408 (18.-19. June 2024), No. 14. Background: Christian IV of Denmark and Norway. Bust at Rosenborg Castle / Copenhagen. Photo: UK.

400 Years Ago – The Founding of Kongsberg

On 2 May 1624, Christian IV of Denmark and Norway founded the mining town of Kongsberg. A series of coins to be offered in the upcoming Künker sale tells us of the hopes that the ruler placed in the silver from these mines.


The coin show takes place in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Madrid. Photo Hotel: Luis García / CC BY-SA 3.0

Evento Numismático Internacional

There is a new coin show aimed at the Spanish-speaking world: from 26 to 29 June 2024, the first Evento Numismático Internacional will take place at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Madrid, and will include a coin show, numerous presentations and an extensive cultural programme.

A ‘reverse proof’ commemorative issue – this is the coin all 2-euro collectors wanted to have, but even those who paid for it could not get their hands on the coin. Photo: Monnaie de Paris

Monnaie de Paris Faces Criticism from Enthusiastic Collectors

As athletes around the world prepare to deliver top performances at the Olympic Games, the Monnaie de Paris – France’s prestigious mint – has disqualified itself in the eyes of many collectors for unsporting behaviour. What happened?

Berkshire Coin Hoard. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

2022 Biggest Year for Treasure Finds in the UK

Earlier this year, the British Museum launched the latest Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report. This showed that in 2022, over 50,000 archaeological finds were recorded, including 1,378 Treasure cases – the highest ever reported in a single year. See some of the highlights here.

Beautiful Stockholm. Image: Brorsson – CC BY-SA 3.0.

Register Now for the 30th Annual ICOMON Conference

The Economy Museum in Stockholm will host this year’s conference of the International Committee for Money and Banking Museums (ICOMON) on 25-28 September 2024. The registration is now open and the preliminary program is available online.

The San Marino-based numismatic marketplace will help collectors and dealers easily access the expert collectibles services provided by NGC, NCS and PMG.

CCG is Expanding its Network of Partners

CCG is continuously expanding its network of partners around the globe. Recently, for example, they appointed Currencypedia as an NGC and PMG Authorized Dealer in India and Aste Aurora an Official Submission Center in San Marino.

Die Archäologinnen Kristina Jansson und Anna Ödéen präsentieren den Münzfund. Foto: Åsa Rosén.

The Brahekyrkan Coin Hoard – A Sensational Find on Visingsö

Swedish archaeologists made a spectacular discovery on the island of Visingsö. They found 170 coins from the mid-12th century in a grave, posing a number of questions.