1. Cash for cards
In paper money news (actually, play money news), the makers of
Monopoly have made the switch from paper to plastic for an upcoming
version of the board game, according to IBN Live.
"In an attempt to keep the classic board game relevant to the
millennial lifestyle, makers Hasbro have dropped the dollar bills for
bank cards in its newest Monopoly edition 'Ultimate Banking,' which
will roll out later this year," the IBN Live report reads.
A similar idea was unveiled in 2007, but Hasbro insists that this is
a new version they anticipate a new generation of gamers will embrace.
The "Ultimate Banking Unit" format will also feature
faster gameplay, more dynaminc decisions, and offer new challenges to
players, according to the report.
2. Robots in San Francisco
Housed on the first floor of the United States Mint at San
Francisco, a line of yellow robots move with precision over a conveyor
belt. Behind the clear acrylic windows, each robot has a distinct
mission assembling packaging and coins for various Proof sets.
Have a look at these robots at work.
3. Library on the move
The vast reference library of the late numismatist John Burns has
been on the road for the last seven months, and will next appear at
the Central States Numismatic Society 77th Anniversary Convention on
April 28 through 30, 2016, in Schaumburg, Ill.
"This will be the second major coin show that the library has
been transported to. The library’s traveling debut destination was at
the ANA World’s Fair of Money last August 2015," the Pennsylvania
Association of Numismatists. "It is regularly set up at the
Spring and Fall PAN Shows and is managed by PAN."
The traveling collection of reference books
provides an informal, relaxed feel for anyone looking to explore the
wide range of collection books.
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5. Precious metals pricing
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6. Hot topics
Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
This Day in History: March 28
Proof 2016-W American Buffalo gold $50 coin sales
debut March 31
Commission of Fine Arts agrees, splits with CCAC
7. Something social