1. New Mint release coming
Feb. 20 is a significant date for collectors of the America the
The 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof
Set will go on sale that day at 12 p.m. ET.
"This year's set, priced at $31.95, includes five quarters
honoring Homestead National Monument of America (Neb.), Kisatchie
National Forest (La.), Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C.), Bombay Hook National
Wildlife Refuge (Del.), and Saratoga National Historical Park
(N.Y.)," the Mint's website reads. "All coins were struck at
the United States Mint at San Francisco in 90 percent silver."
Also coming up, the Mint's Feb. 24 release of bags and rolls of
Homestead National Monument of America quarters.
2. Who do those gold coins found in Israel belong to?
You might not like the answer.
3. Reinvent or die
"Old Master [painting] dealers and coin dealers alike are
addressing shifts in the market by modernizing, embracing new
technology and experimenting with different ways to make these
sometimes dusty objects with often heavy, serious subjects relevant to
a new generation of buyers."
Read the full post from Steve Roach.
4. Bowers on Russell
In his latest Joys of Collecting column, Q.
David Bowers continues to look back on the life and times of the late
Margo Russell, who served as editor of Coin World for 23 years.
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce at 12:37 p.m. ET Wednesday:
6. Today's most-read post so far
Israel's largest-ever gold hoard discovery reported
at ancient harbor
7. Being social