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The Design of the Circulation Euro Coins: Austria – 1 Cent – Mozart

Mozart is a brand, just like Coca Cola, Mercedes or Apple. With his name, everything can easily be sold: the Getreidegasse (Grain Lane) in Salzburg, the real Mozartkugeln (Mozart ball) and the country of Austria that depicts on his coins a composer who, strictly speaking isn’t of Austrian descent. more ]

Auction sales

Fritz Rudolf Künker, D-Osnabrück [ more ]

Morton & Eden, GB-London [ more ]

Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung, D-Munich [ more ]

Paul-Francis Jacquier, D-Kehl am Rhein [ more ]


Dr. Arie Kindler (1920-2014)

The famous numismatist Dr. Arie Kindler died on July 23rd at the age of 94. We reprint his obituary written by Cecilia Meir and published first on the website of the Israel Numismatic Society. more ]

Sicily in full bloom Part 10

Have you ever been to Palermo, that beautiful city full of contradictions? A cab driver put it like this: we’ve seen the Carthaginians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Moors, the Normans, the French and the Spanish. How can you not expect chaos? more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin's World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at the mason's ... more ]