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Berlin | Hub of the Numismatic World for a Weekend

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This weekend it will be all about numismatics in Berlin. Rightfully called “THE” numismatic event of the year is upon us.  The World Money Fair 2012.  Previous shows have brought 15,000 visitors to this historically rich fair.  There is a little bit of everything from “Professional exchange with mints, national banks, technical suppliers or coin dealers. An unrivaled assortment from classical through modern numismatics, including medals, tokens, historic bank notes, and stocks and bonds.”  As a numismatist and collector I am truly envious of all attendees.  I hope with some strategic planning I will be able to make next years show!  Check out the schedule below for event details.

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Ten Years of the Euro | Will it make it Ten More?

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The Euro had its tenth birthday last week and I thought I would post on it for a couple of reasons.  One it has had a rich numismatic run so far, with 17 nations producing unique obverses and a common reverse.  Second will the Euro make it another ten years.  There is a lot of speculation about this as the European financial crisis grows.  There is a great video and article you can check out here.

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BMW ART CARS

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The BMW ART CARS have always been a fascination of mine.  I can remember seeing them as a young lad and wondering what had someone done to these cars.  Now that I am older and wiser I can see the beauty, the history, and the statement these cars make.  Seventeen cars in total, the vision a French race car driver had in 1975 would become an iconic run of masterpieces.  BMWdrives is a great site to visit and view all the ART CARS, and to find out anything and everything there is to know about BMW.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 18, 2011 at 2:18 am

February 17, 1972 Beetle Outruns Model T

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This was a monumental day in 1972.  I was about to turn three years old, and the classic Model T was outrun in terms of production by the Volkswagen Beetle.  To this day it is the worldwide longest-running and most-manufactured automobile of a single design platform.  The color of that record-breaking car was a special one, called Marathon Blue.  Volkswagen celebrated this milestone by producing a number of special edition cars for the world market.  Volkswagen donated the 15-millionth Volkswagen Beetle manufactured, bearing serial number 1,122,500,715 to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 17, 2011 at 8:08 am

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