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The Teutonic Order in Livonia

Walter of Plettenberg managed to introduce the Reformation in Livonia in 1522 and, at the same time, to secure the continuity of the Order’s reign. From him comes a very special gold giant... more ]

The Polish Adventure of August the Strong

Frederick August I, August the Strong, as he loved to call himself, was highly gifted and ambitious. “Little” Saxony was not enough for him, he wanted to join the game of international politics. A splendid opportunity occurred in 1696 when the Polish King had died… more ]

Premium prices for a Polish king at Gorny & Mosch

Eight lots related to the Polish king Stephen Báthory were offered in auction sale 183 of the company Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Munich, with an estimate of 3.380 Euros. The end result added up to incredible 124,000 Euros*. more ]

Mennica Polska

The Mint of Poland is one of the few cases in which a state-owned enterprise has been successfully converted into a private company. At present, the Mennica Polska is a stock company, of which the Polish state no longer holds any shares. more ]

Catalogue of the coinage of Charles Ferdinand Vasa (1613-1655)

The Polish Numismatic Society has published a catalogue of the coinage of Charles Ferdinand Vasa, Prince Bishop of Breslau and Duke of Neisse. Ursula Kampmann has taken a look at the little book. more ]

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