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Historical background 
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Nazi Rule in Germany 1933 - 1945


This coin shows Nero the famous Roman Empire

 

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It is a very interesting hobby to collect coins, stamps, banknotes and so on. 
But it is also interesting to know something about the country and the history of the time where and when this collectible item was issued.
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Nazi Rule in Germany 1933 - 1945

Information about this cruel time with an overview of some of the issued stamps, coins and banknotes of this time

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MAGNA CARTA SAVED FOR AMERICA - THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT EVER OFFERED AT SOTHEBY’S AUCTION SELLS FOR $21.3 MILLION (19.12.2007)

MAGNA CARTA SAVED FOR AMERICA - THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT EVER OFFERED AT AUCTION SELLS FOR $21.3 MILLION TO AMERICAN, DAVID RUBENSTEIN NEW OWNER INTENDS TO EXHIBIT THE MANUSCRIPT AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN WASHINGTON

New York, NY – December 18, 2007 – Tonight at Sotheby’s, in an overflowing salesroom, The Magna Carta was saved for America by David Rubenstein, who intends to place the document back on view at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rubenstein, who referred to the manuscript as a “beacon for freedom,” purchased the document this evening for $21,321,000.
“I have always believed that the three most important documents were the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta,” said Mr. Rubenstein after the sale. “This document stands the test of time. There is nothing more important than what it represents. I am privileged to be the new owner, but I am only the temporary custodian. This is a gift to the American people. It is important to me that it stay in the United States.”
Mr. Rubenstein continued: “Today is a good day for our country. I am an American citizen; I work in Washington, D.C., 300 feet from the National Archives and I visited the Magna Carta there several times. I was moved when I saw the manuscript at Sotheby’s last night and I was concerned that the only copy that was in America would escape. I was convinced that it needed to stay here.”
Mr. Rubenstein, who worked in the White House in the Carter Administration, is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm.
 

David Redden, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s and tonight’s auctioneer, said, “The most extraordinary document in the world was placed up for auction and the most perfect outcome was achieved.” Magna Carta is the royal document revered as the birth certificate of freedom. The iconic manuscript, dated 1297, is the original charter that enshrined the rights of man into English law, and inspired the passion for liberty that flowered in America in the 18th century and continues around the world today. It is the most famous single document in existence. Issued by King Edward I, and sealed by the king, this astonishing survivor was offered for sale by the Perot Foundation who purchased it from an English family in 1983. This medieval vellum manuscript is well-known to millions, having been on view with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. since arriving in America more than 22 years ago.

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CONSTANTINE THE GREAT - Exhibition in Trier, 2 June to 4 November 2007 (07/30/2007)

In a major highlight in the calendar of the European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxembourg and Greater Region, the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate is joining forces with the Bishopric of Trier and the City of Trier to stage an important cultural and historical exhibition, “Constantine the Great”. In displays at three venues – the Rhine State Museum in Trier (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), the Bishopric Cathedral and Diocese Museum (Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum) and the Simeonstift City Museum (Stadtmuseum Simeonstift) – treasured exhibits will document the life of Constantine and his pivotal role in the history of Europe. 1400 showpieces from 160 internationally renowned museums such as the Louvre in Paris, Capitoline Museums in Rome, the Vatican and the British Museum in London will be on display, in addition to new finds from ancient Trier that will be seen in public for the first time, providing visitors with a comprehensive image of this eventful age. The exhibition is taking place under the patronage of the German Federal President Horst Köhler.

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