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Ninth edition of ‘Gold Coins of the World’ book...
by William T. Gibbs The ninth edition of "Gold Coins of the World," by Arthur L. Friedberg and Ira S. Friedberg, is now available from book sellers. The all-new edition contains approximately a thousand new listings not in the previous edition. The newest edition calls on the expertise of more than 100 expert contributors and consultants from around the globe.
Pair of new Israel notes feature historic women,...
by Arthur L. Friedberg Following up on the introduction of the 50 new sheqel in September 2014 and the 200 new sheqel in 2015 in its new currency Series C, the Bank of Israel is now preparing for the introduction of the 20- and 100-new-sheqel notes before the end of 2017.
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Cistophori of Roman emperor Hadrian began with...
by David Vagi The reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117 to 138) was extraordinary in many ways, not the least of which was coinage. His provincial issues are intriguing. Chief among the coins that Hadrian struck in the provinces were silver cistophori — large, silver coins he produced in two distinct phases.
Another potential Harriet Tubman portrait for new...
by Arthur L. Friedberg The many renditions of what abolitionist Harriet Tubman may look like on the new $20 have been remarkably consistent, mainly because so few actual photos of her are known, all of them from late in her life. That's how this one is different.
Pattern silver medal from magazine competition...
by Jeff Starck Pattern pieces, and their unofficial brethren, fantasies, can be found all over the world, as the process to select and adopt new designs follows a similar linear path in most places. One famous fantasy piece from Australia is offered as part of Downies Australian Coin Auctions’ sale No. 323, scheduled for March 15 to 17.