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Mit dieser Münze stimmt etwas nicht! Bild: NGC. Gemälde im Hintergrund: Eduard Gaertner, Unter den Linden, 1852

Counterfeit Detection: Altered Prussia 20 Mark

An NGC expert gives us insight into his everyday life. He shows how the year on a coin from the German Empire was altered by a coin doctor.


Among the about 300 found silver pieces are ca. 50 complete coins. Photo: Nordjyske Museer, Denmark.

Hobby Detectorists Find Viking Treasures

Two coin hoards from Viking times were found by detectorists in Denmark at once. The coins by Harald Bluetooth tell of a dramatic period and led researchers to the sensational find of a settlement area.

Dr Frédérique Duyrat will be leaving her current position in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and move to the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Frédérique Duyrat Joins Ashmolean Museum

Frédérique Duyrat will be the new Director of Collections and Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room in Oxford. Duyrat is currently Director of the Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Retiring PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman got a kiss from long-time PNG member Kevin Lipton after Lipton announced Brueggeman is the 2023 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman.

PNG 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert Brueggeman

Robert Brueggeman has been honored by the Professional Numismatists Guild with the 2023 Harvey G. Stack Lifetime Achievement Award. He was not the only numismatist to be honored with a PNG award.

Melissa Ludke. Image: ANS.

ANS Announces Recipient of Chairman’s Fellowship in Numismatic Research

The American Numismatic Society has chosen the inaugural recipient for the Chairman’s Fellowship for Numismatic Research. The fellowship will fund a dissertation research and a planned book project.

From August 2023, the Coin of the Year awards will be presented during the World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh.

COTY Awards Have an In-Person Ceremony Again

For many years the Coin of the Year Awards have been given in a ceremony during the World Money Fair in Berlin. In 2023, the program will conduct again an in-person awards ceremony after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic – but in another place.

In the Winnipeg facility of the Royal Canadian Mint all Canadian and foreign circulation coins are produced.

Royal Canadian Mint Reports Profits and Performance for 2022

The Royal Canadian Mint published their financial results for 2022. As expected they remained below 2021 levels.