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Coin World gives you a brief look into the happenings around numismatics
By , Coin World
Published : 03/31/15
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1. Coin World gets back to the basics

Coin World is now offering thorough information on the coins of our country. In our "Know your U.S. Coins" series, cents, nickels, dimes, and quarters are all covered—history, origin, and other extensive information.

Here are a few examples:

2. Numismatic crime
 
"Federal prosecutors say several U.S.-based metal recyclers conspired in an elaborate scheme to bilk the U.S. Mint out of more than $5.4 million."
 
 
3. Italy honors legendary poet, author with commemorative coin
 
Early Italian scribe and author, Dante Alighieri, will be honored with €2 coin in his home country. 
 
4. RCM's Venetian glass series continues to impress 
 
Royal Canadian Mint continues to roll out it's $20 coin series with their  Green Turtle silver piece. Venetian glass is prominent in each coin and adds a very unique feature. 

5. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce at 9:41 a.m. ET Tuesday:

6. Yesterday's most-read post
 
The Old U.S. Mint Museum in San Fransico has terminated it's lease 
 
7. Something social

One cubic foot of gold weighs half a ton. The world's largest gold bar weighs 440 lb.

Posted by American Precious Metals, Inc. on Sunday, March 29, 2015
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