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100 years of trial coins
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100 years of trial coins

These trial pieces are often true masterpieces. From 1901 to 2001: 100 years of trial coins in France. Painting at the top: “Bronze Medal Diploma issued to Russian artist Vasily Surikov at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris”, unknown author (CC)  
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty
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Chronology of the roman emperors - Chapter I: The Julio-Claudian dynasty

Introduction The Roman Empire spans the long period from the accession of Augustus in 27 BC to AD 476 (give or take). In other words, just over five centuries. It would therefore simply not be possible to sum up the wealth and longevity of this histor(...)
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May’s‌ ‌50-50
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May’s‌ ‌50-50

Read‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌it‌ ‌in‌ ‌May,‌ ‌without‌ ‌delay! Discover a new selection of 50 collectible coins, euros, ancient coins, medals, tokens, decorations, emergency coins, and banknotes for under €50 each month. Painting: “Sappho and Alcaeus” by Sir (...)
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Victory in Europe Day
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Victory in Europe Day

75 years ago World War II was coming to an end. May 8th 1945 was the day of the formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
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Piedforts
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Piedforts

Often unfairly overlooked and rarely collected in comparison with other forms of currency, piedforts (variant spelling pieforts) are projects which do not enter into circulation, sometimes trials, and fully-fledged collectible items, often rare and of(...)
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Chinese mingdao knife coin from the Zhou dynasty (475-255 BC)
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Chinese mingdao knife coin from the Zhou dynasty (475-255 BC)

  Nowadays when someone mentions coins, we generally think of round ones. Back in ancient times, however, things were not always quite as...clean-cut when it came to this geometric association. And in some rather surprising ways. Over the course of a(...)
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