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Offline quaziright

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Re: Holiday guide - museums
« Reply #195 on: February 15, 2019, 02:57:53 PM »
Thanks, I indeed visited it and strolled through the museum too. The shop is really a desk in the corner and the guy showed me a list of available coins. Once I picked them, he simply headed to the steel cupboards and took them out for me. Far cry from the RCM boutique in Ottawa, but I was the only one there and so I felt like I got a VIP treatment. One thing to keep in mind is that only cash is accepted over there.

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Re: Holiday guide - museums
« Reply #196 on: June 11, 2019, 11:30:53 PM »
The "Goldkammer" Museum in Frankfurt

Frankfurt (Hesse, Germany) has a new museum - dedicated to gold. Its exhibition shows gold sculptures from the Bronze Age, ancient jewellery and religious objects from all over the world. But the museum also shows the Rothschild Collection of about 300 gold bars.

Here is a CoinsWeekly article (English) about the place, with some nice photos. And this is the museum website (German). For individual visitors the museum is open daily (except Mon) 11-17 h.

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« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2019, 08:41:42 AM »
Nobel prize of Halldór Laxness on display in the numismatic collection in the Central Bank

Reykjavik, 13-06-2019

The exhibition will display items relating to Nobel laureate Halldór Kiljan Laxness, which have been entrusted to the Bank for conservation. Among them are the Nobel Prize diploma, the Nobel medal, and a cheque from the Nobel adjudication committee, all received by Laxness in 1955; honorary documents relating to Laxness; and several of his works. Among these is the first edition of his first novel, Child of Nature, which was published 100 years ago. A gold bar of the type held in the Bank’s gold reserves will also be on display and guests will have the chance to handle the bar of gold and guess its value. At the Central Bank and National Museum of Iceland numismatic collection, guests can see Icelandic banknotes and coin. A selection of paintings owned by the Bank will be on display in a conference room on the 1st floor.

Source: Central Bank news
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Re: Holiday guide - museums
« Reply #198 on: February 21, 2020, 03:20:20 PM »
Take a guided tour of new Gold Collection

Nicosia, February 17, 2020, by Eleni Philippou

The AG Leventis Gallery has a new permanent exhibition and it wants to share with a free guided tour of the new collection of gold coins with the curators Lefki Michaelidou and Eleni Zapiti on Wednesday February 19, 2020. 6.30pm-7.30pm. The tour is free to attend. Booking is essential.

The two curators will guide visitors through the 605 gold coins and commemorative gold medals that make up the new collection. These include coins of great empires with international trade, power and reputation, coins with remarkable iconography and commemorative coins, all considered landmarks in the history of world coinage.

If after the guided visit there’s more you want to know about the collection, the gallery’s next Wednesday Lecture will be on The Gold Coin Collection, starting exactly as the tour finishes. Titled The Commemorative coins and medals of the Gold Collection, the lecture will present the history of rare commemorative coins, again by the curators of the collection.

At the lecture, details will be given of the coins dating from ancient times, 362BC to the mid-20th century, and that the collection was developed by Anastasios G. Leventis from the early 1960s to 1976 while he was living in Paris. It is now presented to the public in its entirety for the first time.

Tel: 22-668838
rsvp@leventisgallery.org

Source: Cyprus Mail
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.