Category Archives: Italy

Collecting Ancient Coins: Time to Consider a New Paradigm That Facilitates Lawful Trade

By Peter K. Tompa – Cultural Property Observer….. The following is a statement delivered at the Wednesday, July 22 meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) by lawyer and numismatic advocate Peter K. Tompa concerning proposed updates to the 2021 renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy. These updates threaten American collectors’ […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #137: Standing Up for Coins and Battling MOUs (with Peter Tompa)

 CoinWeek Podcast #137: Standing Up for Coins and Battling MOUs (with Peter Tompa) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Today on the CoinWeek Podcast, we talk to Peter Tompa about the pending renewal of an MOU between the United States and […]

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Renewal of Italian MOU Threatens Ability to Collect Ancient Roman Imperial Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On June 8, 2020, the State Department of the United States announced a proposal to extend its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Italy. The MoU, which was originally agreed to in 2001 and augmented every five years since, establishes restrictions on imports of certain artifacts of cultural importance from Italy […]

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The Global War Against Collectors of Ancient Coins

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. By including antiquities within the political construction “cultural property” nationalist retentionist cultural policies often claim all antiquities from beneath, or on the soil of lands within their borders as cultural property and of importance to their national identity, and their citizens’ collective and individual identities.[1] THERE IS A GLOBAL […]

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Italy: Second 2016 Coin in “Italy of Art” Series Features Ancient Sardinia

On September 23, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) issued this year’s second coin in the popular and successful “Italy of Art” series. This, the larger coin of the two, focuses on the incomparable history and beauty of the island of Sardinia

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Italy: New “Italy of Art” Series Silver Coin Now Available

On September 6, the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Mint) issued the latest coin in the popular and successful “Italy of Art” series. The new issue highlights the lovely town of Recanati, located in the Province of Macerata

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Italy’s Historical Villas and Gardens Series Continues with Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato, or IPZS, has issued (July 8) the latest coin in its popular series entitled, “Historical Villas and Gardens,” which focuses on some of Italy’s well-known, historical, and stately homes and their environs. The 2016-dated coin features the exquisite Villa Cicogna Mozzoni

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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