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Human faces, part 27: Stupor Mundi

Why was the human head the motif on coins for centuries, no, for millennia? And why did that change in the last 200 years? A particularly clever mind was hidden in Frederick’s II head, whose inexhaustible thirst for knowledge earned him the nickname “Stupor Mundi”, wonder of the world. more ]

Auction sales

Archives International Auctions, USA-New York [ more ]

Naville Numismatics Ltd. [ more ]

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, USA-Winter Park [ more ]


One million registered coins at the Portable Antiquities Scheme

The British initiative Portable Antiquities Scheme looks back on 14 successful years – and one million registered finding coins! Members of the public have enriched enormously our knowledge of the past by reporting their findings. more ]

Attempted burglary in Wisconsin

Men ambushed a coin dealer in the US. When the dealer turned home from a coin show they broke up his car. more ]

On the day of the auction, Sincona is forced to postpone its auction sale by six months

This is the nightmare of every auction house: all of a sudden, LiveBidding is impossible. What would you do if it happened to you? For Jürg Richter, Managing Director of Sincona AG, this nightmare has become reality. He decided to abandon the auction sale. more ]