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The Madrid Mint Museum is a service of the FNMT, the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. Photo: Museo Casa de la Moneda.

The Casa de la Moneda Museum in Madrid

Are you interested in coins of Spain and the Hispanic world? Then we have an important address for you: the Museum of the Casa de la Moneda in Madrid, which is located on the premises of the Spanish mint.


Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Partial Gift of Harry S. Hutchins, Jr. DDS, Col. (Ret.) and his Family, dedicated to the individuals these Slave Hire Badges represent and their descendants.

Smithsonian Acquires Largest Collection of Charleston Slave Badges

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture recently acquired what is thought to be the largest and most complete set of Charleston Slave Badges. A new website informs about the historical significance of these badges.

Dr. Daniel Harmelink, Executive Director of Concordia Historical Institute and President of the International Association of Reformation Coins and Medals, prepares the exhibit hall for the special exhibit. Photo: CHI.

Luther Medals and Reformation Coins – Exhibition in Saint Louis

A new exhibition in Saint Louis explores the topic of coins and medals of the Reformation. It presents over 125 of the most valuable and historically significant pieces from the collections of three important Michigan collectors.

An exclusive venue for coin dealers: one of the two event halls of the ENI. Photo: UK.

A Celebration of Spanish Numismatics

On 28 and 29 June 2024, the first Evento Numismático Internacional was held in Madrid. Dealers and collectors had high expectations – and the event exceeded them. The atmosphere in Madrid was one of exceptional excitement.

Left: Humphrey Paget (1893-1974) Bust of Edward VIII for gold pattern for £5, £2 and sovereign, 1937, Royal Mint Museum. Right: Hugh Cecil (1889–1974) Profile photograph of Edward VIII, 1936, The Royal Mint Museum.

Money Talks – Art, Society & Power

A new exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford aims to explore the intricate and often humorous relationship between art, money, and society. Meet Nero, Edward VIII, Warhol, Banksy and many more.

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.