1. Students in Cayman Islands raise $12,000, partly in coins
Students at Cayman Islands Prep and High School have impressively
raised $12,000 on behalf of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a U.S.
nonprofit research organization. The fundraiser was inspired by
8-year-old Hannah Meeson, a Cayman Islands resident who was diagnosed
with an aggressive type of brain cancer in 2012.
"The school’s student council voted to support the 'Heroes for
Hannah' fund by organizing a coin-drop, in which students brought in
extra loose change and held fundraisers, and classes competed to see
which one could raise the most money."
Learn more about the students' efforts here
2. 1798 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $5 coin garners over $1 million
The second auction from the Pogue Collection is over and the results
are in. "Of the four coins to pass the $1 million mark, three
were made of gold, including a 1798 Capped Bust, Small Eagle $5 half
eagle that brought $1.175 million."
See the million dollar coin
3. LBJ Coin and Chronicles set goes on sale from U.S. Mint Oct. 27
"The set is the fourth and final Coin and Chronicles set to be
released in 2015. The Harry
S. Truman set was released June 30, the Dwight
D. Eisenhower set on Aug. 11, and the John
F. Kennedy set on Sept. 16."
The set is similar to three previous Coin and Chronicles sets
offered this year, two of which sold out in minutes. The household
ordering limit is two sets, and the product is limited to an offer
25,000, increased from the originally announced 17,000 sets.
Check out the fourth and final set of this year's series
4. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com currently lists the following prices per
5. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last couple of days:
Freedom of Information Act responses shed light on
Ike Coin and Chronicles sets
1901 Morgan dollar from Legend's Coronet
Collection sale a 'silent key'
Cook Islands’ coin explores space-time continuum
6. Something social