1. Bernanke on Hamilton
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, while not opposed to
putting a woman on a Federal Reserve note, does not want Alexander
Hamilton taken off the $10 bill, he opined in a Brookings Institution blog post.
"Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, would qualify
as among the greatest of our founders for his contributions to
achieving American independence and creating the Constitution
alone," Bernanke wrote. "In addition to those
accomplishments, however, Hamilton was without doubt the best and most
foresighted economic policymaker in U.S. history."
Bernanke, instead, seems to embrace the efforts of the Women On 20s campaign:
"As many have pointed out, a better solution is available:
Replace Andrew Jackson, a man of many unattractive qualities and a
poor president, on the twenty dollar bill. Given his views on central
banking, Jackson would probably be fine with having his image dropped
from a Federal Reserve note."
Keep reading about the plan to put a woman on the $10 bill:
2. ATB bullion suspension
The U.S. Mint suspended sales of the 2015 Blue Ridge
Parkway 5-ounce silver bullion quarter dollars to its authorized
purchasers June 22
3. You bought it
Read about some recent purchases our fans told us about on Facebook and Twitter.
4. Joys of Collecting
"The first federal gold coins struck were $5 half eagles, made
in July 1795, the subject of last week’s column. The $10 eagle coinage
followed soon thereafter," Q. David Bowers begins his latest Coin World column.
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 10:41 p.m. ET Tuesday:
6. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:
United States Mint releases image mock-ups for
2016 gold dime, quarter dollar, half dollar
Here's what people are saying about putting a
woman on the $10 bill
1982 Washington quarter looms large in the modern
market: Market Analysis
7. Something social