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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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A wearable proof of love: “Key to my Heart”.

CIT’s Key to my Kingdom

How do you show a person how important they are to you? CIT proposes a coin series with the special technique smartminting® in Ultra High Relief with Special Shape. After “Key to my Heart” issued in 2022, now comes “Key to my Kingdom”.

The picturesque location and impressive architecture fascinate everyone who is lucky enough to experience this wonderful symbiosis of art and nature. CIT has rendered this fascination into numismatic items.

CIT’s Mont-Saint-Michel

CIT has converted the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Mont-Saint-Michel” into numismatic masterpieces: Four coins in three metals pay tribute to the impressive island with a three-dimensional relief on a deeply concave background.

TICC: The Best Organised Coin Show in the World

Sometimes it takes a look outside the box to get some inspiration for how the coin show of the future might look like. The TICC in Japan certainly has some fresh ideas to offer. Ursula Kampmann reports on what she experienced in Tokyo.

Gilded silver plate, Iran or Afghanistan, probably Parthian or Early Sasanian, probably 2nd–3rd century. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

“Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece” at the British Museum

Over centuries the Persian empire and the Greeks had many conflicts. But nevertheless they influenced each other in many ways, as coins and works of art document. A major exhibition at the British Museum explores the relationship between luxury and power in this time.

The “Red Book” and Its Two Fathers

Kenneth Bressett’s memoir “A Penny Saved” celebrates the life of Bressett’s mentor, hobby legend Richard S. Yeo and author of the “Red Book”. Joel J. Orosz explains what numismatics owes both of them.

RNS Early Career Lectures 2024: Call for Papers!

The Royal Numismatic Society is looking for two students or early career professionals to give a lecture to its members in February 2024. As this will take place over Zoom everybody from all over the world is encouraged to submit a proposal soon!