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1922-D Walking Liberty half dollar ‘rarity’ made at...
by Michael Fahey Over the past year the author has received a number of emails and phone calls from confused numismatists concerning the various fantasy issues produced by Daniel Carr. Many of these communications have focused on one of Mr. Carr’s more famous creations, the overstrike 1964-D Peace dollar, although a more recent call was about the piece shown here, an...
Australian man unearths 145-ounce gold nugget...
by Paul Gilkes An Australian man who has spent his weekends the past 10 years prospecting for gold with a metal detector has unearthed a 145-ounce gold nugget valued at $250,000 AUD ($190,282 in U.S. funds). The discovery was announced Aug. 25 in Australia, by Minelab, the metal-detecting equipment manufacturer whose flagship GPZ 7000 model metal detector was used to locate the...
Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals might be made of e-waste
by Colin Sallee Tokyo is one of the biggest tech hubs in the world, and the gold and silver in electronic devices disposed of by the people of Japan e-waste amounts to 16 percent and 22 percent, respectively, of the world's supply of e-waste, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
Britain’s ‘Cartwheel’ coins reflect Industrial...
by Jeff Starck In the late 1700s, a serious shortage of coinage in England led to an abundance of counterfeit coins and merchant tokens to fill the shortfall unaddressed by the Royal Mint since the 1775 pennies. In June of 1797, inventor Matthew Boulton received royal permission to strike copper coins at his private mint in Soho, Birmingham, to help fill the need.
Novice discovers rarest date in Morgan series...
by Joe O'Donnell Professional Coin Grading Service’s Meet the Expert sessions at the 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money sure ended with a bang. On Aug. 13, the final day of the show, a show attendee presented PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth with an impressive rarity, an ungraded 1893-S Morgan dollar, the rarest date in the popular Morgan series.
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U.S. Mint seeks to hire manager for bulk numismatic...
by Paul Gilkes The United States Mint is seeking to fill the newly created position of bulk manager to oversee and boost sales of the bureau's numismatic products through bulk purchases.The new position of bulk manager, Sales Operations Branch, is located within the Mint's Numismatic and Bullion Department.
U.S. Mint unveils designs for 2017 Boys Town...
by Paul Gilkes Approved designs for the three-coin 2017 Boys Town Centennial Coin Program were unveiled Aug. 23 by the U.S. Mint at ceremonies held at Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Neb. Boys Town is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country, dedicated to serving at-risk children and families of all backgrounds and religions, and was founded in 1917 by Father...
Malta’s new circulating commemorative €2 coin...
by Jeff Starck Malta’s newest circulating commemorative €2 coin celebrates something really old. The 2016 coin, due for release in August, honors a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic Period on the Mediterranean island of Gozo. The Ġgantija temples are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta.