1. Golden Apple
In a recent environmental report from the tech juggernaut
Apple, it was discovered that roughly $40 million in scrap gold was
recovered from damaged or broken iPhones during fiscal year 2015, CNN Money reports.
"Gold is used in consumer electronics because it is highly
averse to corrosion and an excellent conductor of electricity,"
CNN reports. "Silver is actually the best conductor, but it
corrodes easily. Copper is super-cheap, but it moves electrons too
slowly for some of the most important computing tasks."
According to CNN, of the 90 million pounds of e-waste that was
collected by Apple last year, 61 million of it was deemed reusable.
Read more for a breakdown of what happens to the
roughly 1.2 million recycled phones.
2. Golden Apollo
A myth explaining the location of a temple for Greek mythology's
Apollo is referenced on a stater coin from the fifth to fourth century
B.C., estimated to sell for $20,000 in an upcoming auction.
Coin Guy, Senior Editor Jeff Starck, has more:
"The coin, issued in Kyzikos, in Mysia, shows ... eagles
standing on the stone on the obverse, with the tunny fish (tuna)
appearing below because it is the badge of the city. This scene was
frequently represented in vase paintings, but is extremely rare on
coinage, according to the auction house."
The history behind this coin ...
3. New notes down under
Australia's first denomination in a new series of bank notes is revealed.
The new wave of notes, which arrives in circulation on Sept. 1, will
feature enhanced security measures, and each denomination will portray
a different native bird.
Some folks, however, aren't so happy with the updated notes.
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5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce Monday at 12:04 p.m. ET:
6. Hot topics
Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
Counterfeiting a rare Canadian coin issue:
Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal honors TV
Star Wars sage Yoda appears on new coins
7. Something social