1. Portion of Anglo-Saxon coin hoard is ready for display
A British Museum coroner has given permission to display "about
20" Anglo-Saxon coins from a hoard unearthed late last year by an amateur metal
detectorist, according to BBC News.
The coins set for display are a small portion of the 5,251-piece
hoard of 10th and 11th century coins unearthed last December and
valued at £1.3 million, a find that is considered one of the biggest
in the last 200 years in the UK. Paul Coleman, a 59-year-old member of
the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club, was the lucky explorer who came
across the hoard as he was scouring a large field just north of Buckinghamshire.
The coins, which depict the heads of past kings, are said to be from
40 different mint facilities around England.
See the coins here, and read more Coin World coverage
about the hoard here
2. Shady stories for U.S. coins
"The Confederate half dollar would be in a category similar to
the 1804 dollar. The four pieces struck by the Confederacy were never
issued or intended as money. Rather, they were struck as souvenirs,
including reportedly for CSA President Jefferson Davis."
Read the latest in a series on coins with shady backgrounds.
3. Order the Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse gold coin soon
The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the $10 coin
on August 27.
Find out how to purchase yours.
4. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 11:50 a.m. ET Monday:
5. Hot topics
Have a look at the three most-read stories of the last week on CoinWorld.com:
Federal government to return millions of dollars
in Liberty Dollars seized by authorities in 2007
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6. Something social
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