Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel signs $100 note during pregame: Coin World Buzz

Coin World gives you a brief look at what's happening in the world of numismatics
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Published : 12/15/15
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1. QB autographs fan's $100 note

Not often do the world of numismatics and the NFL collide, but they did over the weekend in Cleveland. 

The Cleveland Browns, who've had a rough season on the field, have a particularly polarizing quarterback.

Second-year player Johnny Manziel, who in addition to "Johnny Football" has also adopted the nickname "Money Manziel" for his trademark money sign hand gesture made when celebrating a good play, was spotted signing a $100 note for a fan before Sunday's game against the San Franscico 49ers. 

Manziel, who's been a lightning rod of attention since his college days at Texas A&M for his on-field demeanor and alcohol related off-field issues, said he would stop with all the money celebrations earlier in the year, according to CBS Sports.

According to CSN Bay Area, Manziel signed the note "Money Manziel." So there you have it. 

2. Austria's new silver collector coin is a beauty 

The Austrian Mint is marking the 60th anniversary of the Vienna Opera Ball with a colorful silver €20 coin.

"The Austrian Mint is scheduled to issue the Vienna Opera Ball coin on Jan. 20, 2016. The coin features a blush of pink flowers printed on the obverse of the coin, the first color-stamped coin from Austria."

Take a look.

3. Box o' Pandas 

With big changes coming to this coin in 2016, here's a look at a big box of them.

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5.  Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com lists the following prices per ounce Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. ET:

6. Hot topics

Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:

  1. Obama signs law to change composition of 90 percent silver coins
  2. Colombian president announces billion dollar San José shipwreck find
  3. Collectors likely to welcome changes from new silver provisions
7. Something Social 

Beth Deisher reflects on when Treasurer of the United States Katherine “Kay” Davalos Ortega stopped by our offices in Sidney, Ohio, back in 1985.

Posted by Coin World on Monday, December 14, 2015
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