1. Greeks buying gold
The Greek debt crisis has led to a major increase in the Royal Mint's sale of gold Sovereign bullion coins to Greek customers, according to The Wall Street Journal's
The Journal quoted a Royal Mint statement that declared gold demand from customers in Greece was twice the expected demand in June.
"Gold is traditionally considered a safe-haven asset and demand
tends to spike in times of heightened risk," the post reads.
2. Canadian meltdown
"One-third of all Canadian 1912, 1913, and 1914 gold coins have
now officially been melted.
"More than 215,000 $5 and $10 coins were melted during a 10-day
period early in June, according to sources in Canada."
Read more about the melt.
3. Market Analysis
"Franklin half dollars are popular with
collectors in Proof because the spare design just looks good as a
Proof, with deeply mirrored fields and — sometimes — frosty devices."
The first post of this week's Market Analysis
focuses on a 1950 example.
4. D-Day coins
"In 1993, the U.S. Mint honored World War II with three commemorative coins, including a silver
dollar emblematic of D-Day, when some 176,000 Allied soldiers stormed
the beaches of northern France."
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 11:35 p.m. ET Tuesday:
6. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:
2015-W American Liberty, High Relief gold coin to
be 1-ounce, $100 face value issue
Policy by eBay exempts some numismatic items from
Confederate flag ban
U.S. Mint ready to shine with American Liberty
gold $100 coin: Monday Morning Brief
7. Something social
Tomorrow is the final day to claim a Lucky Silver Penny if your baby was born in the UK on the same date as HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Here's how to apply: http://fal.cn/BSdDPosted by The Royal Mint on Tuesday, June 30, 2015