1. Small-mintage Perth Mint coin available
The Perth Mint has made available a limited edition Proof 2015 gold half sovereign coin that has a mintage of
"The Perth Mint will shortly withdraw from sale the Australia Half Sovereign 2015 gold proof coin.
Customers wishing to acquire this release are advised that acceptance
of orders will cease at 8.00am on Friday 17 July 2015," The Perth Mint's website reads. "The coin’s
Declared Mintage will be announced on The Perth Mint website during
the week commencing 20 July 2015."
Circulating half sovereign gold coins were produced in Australia
between 1855 and 1918.
The coin is priced at $340.91 Australian, which is $261.27 U.S.
2. Lyn Knight recap
Arthur L. Friedberg looks back at the top paper
money lots from the International Money Show's Lyn Knight June 18 to
Here's a recap of the U.S. portion and here's the international portion.
3. The queen's new look
The new Queen Elizabeth II effigy is beginning to pop up
in circulating coinage across the United Kingdom, and The Royal Mint's Facebook fans are talking about it.
4. RCM joins the rodeo
"The 2015 half-ounce silver $2 coin released June 24
celebrates the famed Calgary Stampede rodeo. The coins will be sold at
all Calgary Stampede stores for the duration of the event."
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 12:@3 p.m. ET Monday:
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
Here's what people are saying about putting a
woman on the $10 bill
Policy by eBay exempts some numismatic items from
Confederate flag ban
7. Something social
What coins did you purchase over the weekend? Tell us here and we'll share later in the week on CoinWorld.com!Posted by Coin World on Monday, June 29, 2015