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Famous Royal Coin Collector: King Farouk Of Egypt

King Farouk the First of Egypt, reigned from 1936 until 1952. He was a prolific collector.  His coin collection included an estimated 8,500 gold coins and medals.   King Farouk made most of his coin purchases in the 1940s, in an era when a numismatic dollar and an Egyptian pound went a long way. An interesting […]

Famous Coin Collector:Dr.William Hunter

William Hunter 1718-1783 His coin collection forms the nucleus of Scotland oldest museum the Hunterian in Glasgow.   The core of the collection remains the Cabinet of Dr. William Hunter, probably the finest ever put together by a private individual. Hunter’s own account book shows that he began to collect coins about 1770 and over […]

Famous Royal Coin Collector: King Victor Emmanuel III Of Italy

Victor Emmanuel III of Italy has its magnificient coin collection in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome Brief History of Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947) He was king of Italy from 1900 to 1946. Victor Emmanuel was born on Nov. 11, 1869, in Naples. After his father, Umberto I, was assassinated in 1900, Victor Emmanuel succeeded […]

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