Article of the week

The Myra Necropolis in Lycia. Photo: JN 10.5.2016. In front: Dynastic issues. Kuprilli. Stater, 470-440, Aperlai / Apollonia or Zagaba. From Künker auction 402 (14/15 March 2024), No. 66.

The History and Coinage of Lycia

With its clear blue water, picturesque beaches and a fascinating landscape, Lycia has won over the hearts of many people. On the occasion of Künker’s sale of the Sayar Collection, Johannes Nollé explores the history of this region on Turkey’s southern coast.


This year, you can buy your NUMISMATA ticket at four ticketing agents starting from 8 a.m. Photo: Peter Kopitz.

Numismata: The Coin Show with a Special Flair

From 2 to 3 March 2024, the internationally renowned Numismata will be held in Munich. Angela Modes invites collectors and coin dealers from all over the world to experience the wide range of offers at the show.

Lot #25968-87: Grabener MPU-156 HS Coining Press, 1991.

A Highly Unusual Auction: Assets From Pobjoy Mint for Sale

Following the end of Pobjoy Mint last year, an online auction will present over 200 lots with the mint’s equipment next week. The sale features coining presses, machine tools, fabrication machinery, print and packaging equipment and more.

Helen Wang, Robert Bracey (Ed.), Look at the Coins! Papers in Honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. 2023. 236 pages, illustrated in colour throughout. Paperback, 205 x 290 mm. ISBN 9781803276106. £45.00.

Look at the Coins! Papers in Honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday

Joe Cribb is a well-known specialist in the monetary history of Asia. On the occasion of his 75th birthday, this volume has been prepared by friends and colleagues in appreciation of his contribution to the field, and especially for his support and guidance.

At the MDC conference in Ottawa the designated Chair of the Mint Directors Association announced the formation of the Mint Directors Association Ltd – a not for profit Incorporated Association currently comprising 19 Member Mints from around the world. Image: MDC.

Mark Cartwright is the New MDA Executive Director

The Chair of the Mint Directors Association has announced the appointment of Mark Cartwright as the Executive Director of MDA Ltd.

Many collectors fall victim to fraudulent offers of so-called “error coins”. To prevent you from being one of them, numiscontrol explains how to easily detect fraudulent offers yourself. Image: Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

Beware of This Scam! These Euro Error Coins Are Not Error Coins

The Internet is currently full of so-called “error coins” – and many collectors fall victim to fraudulent offers. Our author numiscontrol explains what you need to know about the minting process to easily notice when something is off.

Royal Dutch Mint and Osborne Coinage Join the Heimerle + Meule Group

It was only recently that we posted about the acquisition of Reischauer by the Heimerle + Meule Group – but the next big announcement follows right away: the company acquired all shares in the Royal United Mint, who is the parent company of well-known businesses like the Royal Dutch Mint and Osborne Coinage.