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Coins of the Roman Republic: What Are They Worth?

Coins of the Roman Republic: What Are They Worth?

Are you annoyed because Cosmos of Collectibles does not indicate prices? There’s a good reason for it: Prices change all the time, and especially in the field of ancient coins there are too many small aspects regarding style and minting quality that make a great difference in price. That’s why we prefer to show you how to determine the price yourself. So, you want to know what your coin from the Roman Republic is worth? In this article, we’ll explain you how to do that. From the coin to the price in four steps – it couldn’t be any easier. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Mint – The World’s Largest Mint

The Philadelphia Mint – The World’s Largest Mint

Only very few countries still have more than one mint. The United States Mint has four active production sites, making it by far the world’s largest mint. The oldest of these sites  is the Philadelphia Mint - which does not even need to be considered together with the other production sites to win the title of the world’s largest mint! Continue reading
Of Sheep and Antiquities: The Coin Designs of Cyprus

Of Sheep and Antiquities: The Coin Designs of Cyprus

Two sheep adorn the national sides of Cyprus’ low-denomination coins. A sheep doesn’t seem like the best motif to strengthen national identity. And yet, these animals feature alongside an idol from the 3rd millennium BC and an ancient trading ship. This article will reveal why this is the case and what Cyprus intends to communicate with these motifs. Continue reading
The Coin of the Year: Moon Landing

The Coin of the Year: Moon Landing

The US commemorative coin dedicated to the moon landing 50 years ago is the Coin of the Year 2021. The 38th annual awards programme of the COTY Award honours 2019-dated coins in different categories. Find the complete list of winners here! Continue reading
Coins of the German Empire: What Are They Worth?

Coins of the German Empire: What Are They Worth?

Are you annoyed because Cosmos of Collectibles does not indicate prices? There’s a good reason for it: prices change all the time. And you are much more up-to-date if you determine the price yourself. You want to find out how much a coin of the German Empire is worth? In this article, we’ll explain you how to do that. From the coin to the price in four steps – it couldn’t be any easier. Continue reading
High Relief Issues: Rediscovering Slowness

High Relief Issues: Rediscovering Slowness

For some years now, commemorative coins have been created that can compete with 19th-century medals in terms of their relief. This enables us to achieve a completely new quality of aesthetics for the first time in many decades. In this article we want to show you how elaborate and difficult the production of high relief coins is. You will decide for yourself whether the aesthetics are worth the effort. Continue reading
State-of-the-Art Minting Technology

State-of-the-Art Minting Technology

Never in the history of coinage has technology developed at a greater speed than during the past half century. Ever since collecting commemorative coins became a national sport during the silver boom in the 1970s, mints around the world have Continue reading