1. Ireland's new designs
The Central Bank of Ireland unveiled two new coin designs last week.
The first, by Emmet Mullins, will be used on the reverse of ringed
bimetallic €2 coins to be issued into general circulation in January
2016, as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The second, by
Michael Guilfoyle, will be used for gold and silver Proof collector
coins, also denominated €2, which will be available in March 2016.
This is the first time Ireland will issue its own commemorative €2
circulation coin. The €2 coins will each feature significant
references to Irish history. The coins mark the centenary of the
"The winning designs feature depictions of the statue of
Hibernia, the historic personification of Ireland, on top of the GPO
in Dublin, the headquarters of the provisional government during the
Rising," a Central Bank press release reads.
See the coins and read more about the Central Bank's plans.
2. Silver bullion stays hot
"When the U.S. Mint informed its authorized purchasers
Sept. 8 that the weekly allocation of American Eagle silver bullion coins was 1
million pieces, orders were immediately placed for 909,500 of the
That left just 90,500 coins for authorized purchasers to buy, and
those were all purchased on Sept. 10.
Those sales bring the 2015 total to 33,495,000 silver bullion coins
sold by the U.S. Mint.
Read more about the 2015 silver bullion sales.
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4. European melting pot
"Recycling silver by way of melting coins that contain the
precious metal is estimated to be nearly five times higher in Europe
than North America during 2015, according to a Sept. 9 report
commissioned by The Silver Institute."
Read the full report.
5. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com currently lists the following prices per
6. Hot topics
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Uncirculated 2014-D and 2015-W Native American dollars
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3. How one firm seeks to meet collectors' demand for
limited-edition U.S. Mint products
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