U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios suggested keeping Hamilton on the $10 bill: Coin World Buzz

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Published : 07/16/15
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1. Keeping Hamilton

It was U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios who suggested keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill in some form, according to a Huffington Post report Wednesday.

Rios is quoted as saying she made the recommendation to "continue to preserve the integrity of Alexander Hamilton."

The idea that the woman selected for a spot on the $10 bill would share it with Hamilton has been controversial, even getting a comment from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

Keep reading about the effort to put a woman on paper money: 

2. Breast cancer awareness coins

The United States in 2018 could issue three Breast Cancer awareness commemorative coins, including the first U.S. coin struck in “pink gold.” 

Sounds cool, right? Well, Canada's already done it.

3. Palladium program

"A close reading of the deceptively-written [House bill H.R. 1698] bill reveals that its real purpose is to mandate the U.S. Mint to manufacture and sell a 1-ounce palladium coin."

4. Colonialism on coins

New Zealand's complicated colonial history, summed up in one coin: 

Read Jeff Starck's latest On the Block.

5. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce as of 11:07 a.m. ET Thursday:

6. Hot topics

Check out the three most-read stories of the last couple of days:

  1. Price of 1922 Peace dollar multiplies thanks to NGC sample slab: Market Analysis
  2. United States Mint nixes American Liberty, High Relief silver medal for 2015
  3. 1936 Lincoln, Doubled Die Obverse cent in Heritage ANA convention auction
7. Something social
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