1. Best coin of 2015? UK votes
With Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch earlier this month, the
Royal Mint is eager to see what the people believe to be the best coin
of 2015 so far and is taking votes at its website.
As of now, "The Longest Reign" £20, with a reverse
designed by Stephen Taylor, leads the way by a significant amount with
37 percent of the vote.
Of the 16 options that have received votes, the top two are both of
the "Longest Reigning Monarch" family. The second most
popular coin of these two, according to voters, is the "One
Crown" £5 coin. The queen's effigy on this particular coin was
designed by James Butler, as was the coin's reverse.
The 2015 Winston Churchill £20 coin rounds out the top three for
now, with 9 percent of the vote.
In total, just under 1,700 votes have been tallied, so far.
Head on over to the Royal Mint's website and cast your vote.
2. Meet the 'Modern Liberty' designer
"The 'modern' Liberty design that appears on the U.S. Mint's
gold 2015-W American Liberty, High Relief $50 coin has been a
hot topic this year."
Jason Kunz, an illustration professor at Brigham Young University in
Utah wanted to design an effigy that projected both a "sense of
strength but also beauty."
Have a look at the BYU Professor's process and inspiration
3. Connect with Coin World
4. Well-toned Morgan drives heavy price tag
"An unidentified collector paid nearly $14,000 to acquire in
a Sept. 6 online auction a common-date 1879-S Morgan dollar graded PCGS
Mint State 65 that carries a
published value of $150 to $165."
5. Hot topics
Have a look at the three most-read stories of the last week on CoinWorld.com:
Application of edge devices differs between
Enhanced Uncirculated 2014-D and 2015-W Native American
1933 double eagle sighting leads to eventual call
from FBI offical: Guest Commentary
How one firm seeks to meet collectors' demand for
limited-edition U.S. Mint products
6. Something social