1. Coin controversy for the NFL
Who would have thought a "coin" (often the piece used is a
medal created for the occasion) would take center stage during a
Saturday night prime-time NFL playoff game?
That was the case Jan. 16, when, after a last-second touchdown from
Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers to tie the game against the
Arizona Cardinals, 20–20, at the end of regulation, a "coin
toss" was set to determine who would receive the ball to start
the overtime period.
Referee Clete Blakeman did his duty by briefing each team
representative on the overtime rules before showing them each side of
the "coin" to be flipped to decide who would receive the
Blakeman went on to throw the disc in the air. But there was a
problem: it didn’t flip.
“Referee Clete Blakeman called off the first toss prior to overtime
because the coin did not flip in the air,” Jason Wilde wrote on ESPN.com after the game. “The Arizona
Cardinals won the second toss, setting up the only possession in
overtime in their 26–20 victory over the Green Bay Packers.”
The NFL has since released a statement saying the "coin"
actually flipping upon being tossed isn’t a requirement.
2. New consignment director for Spink USA
Spink USA announced in mid-January that it has hired Muriel Eymery
as its new numismatics consignment director for its office in New York
City. Eymery brings her experience in the numismatic world from stints
at Professional Coin Grading Service and the Monnaie de Paris to the
position at 350-year-old auction house Spink.
Eymery had previously been the vice president of International
Business Development at PCGS.
Read more on Eymery's rise in the numismatic world.
3. Lemon shark looks sharp on new titanium coin
Pobjoy Mint has issued another bright, colorful coin. This one is
yellow and features a shark.
The coin is the latest colorful titanium issue from the private
minter, and this edition celebrates the lemon shark or Negaprion
brevirostris. The lemon shark is a species of large and powerful
shark often found in shallow subtropical waters.
out the aggressively designed coin here.
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5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 4:30 p.m. ET Friday:
- Gold: $1,098.20
- Silver: $14.030
6. Hot topics
Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
Packaging errors delay 2016 releases, 'Mercury'
dime turns 100: Week's Most Read
Sales begin for eBay-branded precious metals
Bank of England not receptive to proposal for
David Bowie note
7. Something Social
Few women have been depicted on paper money that has circulated in the United States. That sisterhood is to grow by one in the 2020s.Posted by Coin World on Monday, January 18, 2016