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Serdica’s mint found?

In 2015, Bulgarian archaeologists found a gigantic Roman hoard in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. They are convinced that a mint was located there during late antiquity. Other experts have reason to doubt this claim. more ]

Exhibition at Chinese university showcases strong women on ancient coins

At the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, People’s Republic of China, a team of 15 students has developed an exhibition highlighting strong women on ancient coinage, mostly from the Roman Empire. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in Rome ... more ]


Swiss gold coins for 25 and 50 francs – chapter 2: from circulation coin to coveted rarity and then to melting

Since 1955, the Swiss mint was striking coins on a large scale – and did not issue them after all. However, a small part of them became a wanted collectible. The rest was melted down. Read here, how it happened. more ]

Auction sales

Sincona AG, CH-Zurich [ more ]

Daniel Frank Sedwick, USA-Winter Park (Florida) [ more ]

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa (California) [ more ]