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|Archived Since:||June 9, 2008|
This tiny obol of ancient Kelenderis (8.5mm in diameter, 0.77g) has a form of ancient damage that I have not seen before. First, the reverse. There are three raised dots on the wing. I had originally thought they were a decorative and...Show More Summary
A 16 minute documentary video by Anthony Krause and Matteo Rosati. It was produced by UNESCO's Venice office. Coins are briefly shown being repatriated to Bulgaria (from Canada) at 12:30. Coins are shown being repatriated to Turkey (from Serbia) at 12:50. Coins also appear for a few seconds at 3:30 but are not discussed.
The Unicode standard has some new currency and banking symbols. 1F4B0 ???? Money Bag 1F4B2 ???? Heavy Dollar Sign 1F4B3 ???? Credit Card 1F4B8 ???? Money with wings (!) 1F4B4 ???? Banknote with Yen Sign 1F4B5 ???? Banknote with Dollar Sign 1F4B6 ???? Banknote...Show More Summary
New introduction to coin forgery by Ilya Prokopov: “The World of Coin Forgery - Part 1”. Prokopov's books can be purchased from SP-P Publishing House.
The solidus was a Roman coin but it is also the name for a punctuation symbol that looks exactly like a slash. The Wikipedia article explains that '2 pounds, 10 shillings, and 6 pence' was written as £2 ? 10 ? 6 (as an alternative to '£2 10s. Show More Summary
I usually avoid tooled coins but this Kushan coin is one of my favorites. I really like the three-fingered Santa Claus but not as much as as the goggle-eyed horse rider. I see this piece more as the equivalent of a hobo nickel than as a damaged ancient coin.
Many collectors are looking with amazement at the catalog for the upcoming part 1 of the RBW collection. The catalog can be downloaded in three parts from Numismatica Ars Classica.Numismatica Ars Classica is offering an import guarentee to US customers. Show More Summary
I recently became aware of a paper on 3D scanning of ancient coins delivered two years ago at the 22nd CIPA Symposium. The paper, by M. Kampel of the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group at the Vienna University of Technology along with S. Show More Summary
This English-language TV coverage is from New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television.
In this case, pre-2004 cupronickel 1 peso coins of the Philipines. According to a story in the Manila Standard by Roderick T. dela Cruz, “In 2006 it even discovered that an international syndicate was smuggling out the copper one-peso coins”. Show More Summary
One topic that is ever-popular in online discussion groups is outrageous shipping and handling fees. Reuters blogger Felix Salmon recently described a transaction in which the shipping and handling fees alone are expected to be $400,000,00. Hugo Chávez intends to ship 211 tons of physical gold from London to Caracas Venezuala. Show More Summary
Theo Gray tells PopSci.com How to make convincing fake-gold bars. He's never actually done it. He believes his recipe is more difficult to detect than the fake gold bars in Ethiopia's central bank.(Anyone interested in gold bars...
Next year Baldwin's will auction The Prospero Collection. Baldwin's site doesn't yet have the catalog but it does have a 19 page Flash animated brochure featuring many rarities including an Alexander the Great Poros dekadrachm and the...Show More Summary
Welcome readers who are discovering this blog because of Kevin Barry and Zach Beasley's “The Internet Connection” column in The Celator.Other blogs mentioned were Ancient Coins, Ancient Coin Cleaning and Restoration, and Vox Populi.I...Show More Summary
The editors of The Economist report on a psychological study by Princeton psychology professors Adam Alter and Daniel Oppenheimer on the percieved value of coins and notes. (The article is 3 years old).People offered the banknote believed, on average, that they could use it to buy 83 paperclips, 72 napkins or 46 sweets. Show More Summary
We have previously blogged about the new Rupee symbol.Indian Express.com reported today that Lenovo India is the first manufacturer with a Rupee-ready keyboard.
Is the mint preparing a new US coin denomination? A law professor at Yale suggests minting two $1,000,000,000,000 coins to cover our national obligations if the debt ceiling is not raised.
Flickr user CoinForgeryEbay has posted 1700 photos of fake coins on eBay, including this Chinese coin in fake PCGS holder.I haven't seen ancient coins in CoinForgeryEbay's stream.
Shastri JC Philip’s eBook Shastri’s Introduction To Indian Coin Forgeries (2nd edition) is available for free under a Creative Commons license at IndianCoins.Org. 26 pages. Covers ancient Indian coins through modern coins. Includes bibliography.
What modern country's largest denomination coin is cast rather than struck?