Rand Paul is accepting Bitcoin donations during his 2016 presidential bid: Afternoon Report

Coin World gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of numismatics
By , Coin World
Published : 04/10/15
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1. Paul accepting Bitcoin

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is accepting Bitcoin donations to his officially-announced 2016 presidential campaign. 

Check out his donation page to see for yourself. 

According to The New York Times, Paul is the first presidential candidate to accept donations in the form of virtual currency. 

"The novelty of the payment method is likely to help Mr. Paul highlight his edgy appeal to other libertarians, tech-savvy voters, young people and others who favor Bitcoins," the Times' April 9 report reads. "But it also raises questions about whether illegal contributions could make their way into campaigns more easily."

2. Week's Most Read

It’s time to catch up on the week that was in numismatic insights and news.

Coin World is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics. 

3. A Morgan dollar first

"Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has certified as Mint State 68 an 1884-CC Morgan dollar secured in its as-issued General Services Administration Hoard holder."

Full story here.

4. Watermelon note

One of only 35 Series 1890 $100 Treasury notes, also known as Watermelon notes, is estimated to bring $150,000 at the upcoming CSNS convention.

5. Precious metals pricing

Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce at 4:34 p.m. ET Friday:

6. Yesterday's most-read post 

Federal government calls in America's gold

7. Something social 

It won't be long until coins featuring the new portrait of The Queen appear in your change! The designer, Jody Clark, pushed the button to begin production earlier this week...

Posted by The Royal Mint on Friday, April 10, 2015
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