1. Opening Day
Today we will finally find out what exactly is inside the
Massachusetts State House time capsule that was pulled from a granite block on Dec. 11.
UPDATE: Here are 12 photos from Tuesday's opening of the
Boston time capsule
Here's what we know about the time capsule so far:
- The time capsule was hidden inside a granite block at the
State House in 1795 by Gov. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and William
- It was first discovered and added to during
renovations to the State House in 1855, then put back in place.
- There were plenty of great tweets posted during the
full-day recovery effort in November.
- State records of the
time capsule’s contents account for a 1652-dated silver Pine Tree
shilling, as well as other coins from the 18th and 19th
- The Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration
and Finance said the container, a copper box, was given an X-ray on Dec. 14.
opening of the time capsule will take place during a 6 p.m. ET press conference Tuesday
night at the Museum of Fine Arts,
2. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce at 9:23 a.m. ET Tuesday:
3. What's new on CoinWorld.com?
We've reported extensively on the silver bullion sales record
reported by the U.S. Mint in 2014. Another major numismatic player,
Heritage Auctions, had its own "best year ever" as it
brought in nearly $1 billion in realized prices.
Read all about it here.
4. Yesterday's most-viewed post
New Zealand bank officials explain design selection
process in recent bank publication
5. Bitcoin basics
There are a lot of stories out there right now about Bitcoin, its
2014, and what might be in store for it in 2015. In order to
understand those stories, a basic knowledge of just what Bitcoin is
and how it works is extremely helpful.
Here's a good crash course from Vox.
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