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Coloured Metal from Austria: Niobium Coins

In 2003, the Austrian Mint introduced a new metal with exciting characteristics to the world of coins: niobium. The beginning of a success story.

Bei genauer Betrachtung können Münzen besondere Merkmale aufweisen, die sich entweder gut oder schlecht auf ihren Wert auswirken. Diese zu erkennen und mit den richtigen Begriffen benennen zu können ist wichtig für jeden Münzsammler. Foto: Elly2001 / CC BY-SA 4.0

Planchet Error, Overstrike, Double-Strike, Etc.: Which Errors Affect the Price of a Coin? – Part 1

The price of a coin does not only depend on its rarity and grade. There are many things that can affect a specimen’s value in a positive or negative way. This overview will help you to understand common terms, to use them confidently and to understand them in their context.

Courageous Girls in the Coin Wonderland

Gabriele Sturm illustrates how courageous heroines from children’s and young adult literature are depicted on modern coins.

What Will Be Depicted on Croatia’s Euro Coins?

In 2023, Croatia will become the youngest member of the euro zone. The themes of Croatia’s euro coins have already been chosen – and one of them has stirred up controversy. Let’s find out how Croatia presents itself to Europe on its new coins.

The French Marianne I: Marianne as a Representative of the French People – Part 1

Marianne represents France as a female national allegory. Gabriele Sturm explores how she is depicted on French coins. Part 1 covers the time period until the end of the Third Republic.

The French Marianne I: Marianne as a Representative of the French People – Part 2

Marianne represents France as a female national allegory. Gabriele Sturm explores how she is depicted on French coins. Part 2 deals with the period of the 4th and 5th Republics, taking us to the present.