Human Faces Part 13: Nero’s Only Diplomatic Success
Why is it that for centuries – or rather thousands of years – the head has served as the motif for the side of a coin? And why has this changed in the last 200 years? This chapter of the series ‘Human Faces’ looks at Nero and the closing of the gates of the Temple of Janus. [ more ]
Is this the end of the European Central Mint?
The private European Central Mint became famous for its deal with the former Dutch colony Suriname of supplying them with bullion coins. Now the owners have been arrested and the company seems to be about to fold. [ more ]
Japanese shop accepts sticky note money
A grocery clerk apparently forgot that the banknote with the highest denomination has two zeros less when he accepted a one-million-yen note (nearly $10,000). He accepted this sticky money with a blank reverse. [ more ]
Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World
Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, behind the house ... [ more ]