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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.

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Al was mentor to many young people in numismatics. Image provided by Stephen Album Rare Coins.

Dr. Albert J. Beck (1935-2024)

Dr. Albert (“Al”) J. Beck passed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Our friends from Stephen Album Rare Coins shared this obituary for their colleague with us.

Freshly unearthed silver coins – denarii of the Bohemian princes from the turn of the 11th to the 12th century. Photo: Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

More Than 2,000 Medieval Denarii Discovered in Czechia

It is said to be one of the most important Czech coin hoards of the last 10 years: more than 2,000 coins from the period around 1100 have been discovered near Kutná Hora. The find dates from a time of conflict between members of the Přemyslid dynasty for control of the Prague princely throne.

Ein Blick in die Dauerausstellung MONEY! Fotograf: Daniel Gustafsson, Wirtschaftsmuseum.

Swedish Economy Museum Reopened

Ever since the Swedish “Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet” moved to a new location in 2019, there have only been special exhibitions on display. Now, the two permanent exhibitions on the topics of money and the economy were finally opened.

This medal from 2008 commemorates Wacks’ 70th birthday and the 40th anniversary of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.

Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medal Series Ends after 54 Years

All good things must come to an end, even the longest-running medal series in the United States: Mel Wacks, Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, has announced that the series about important Jewish Americans will not be continued.

Dr. Ruth Pliego. Photo: ANS

Ruth Pliego Receives the 2023 Huntington Award

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have named Dr. Ruth Pliego as the recipient of the 2023 Archer M. Huntington Medal Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship. If you are interested in Visigothic coins, be sure to watch the lecture the honoree gave on this occasion.

Image: Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies – ACANS via Facebook.

Numisma – The Zoom Seminar Series of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies

Today the online lecture series NUMISMA starts into the second half of the year. Students, researchers and collectors who are interested in ancient coins are very welcome! Find the upcoming lectures here.