1. Students discover historic coins
JSN.org is reporting that, in the midst of
Hanukkah last week, a group of Israeli students from Handasaim
Herzliya High School found three Hasmonean dynasty coins while on
an an archaeological dig at the ruins in Adulam Park.
"The students’ excitement was contagious,” archaeologist Dr.
Eitan Klein of the Israel Antiquities Authority said. “It’s very nice
to see their enthusiasm as they connect with the past and with the
fascinating world of archaeology for the first time.”
The coins were minted around 100 B.C., and were used for roughly 200
years after Alexander Jannaeus’s rule, which adds quite a bit of significance.
Read more about the discovery.
2. Mailing the Mint
The United States Mint is currently analyzing a policy change to
discontinue the distribution of mail order forms in 2016.
More about the possible change here.
3. Rare Israeli notes have hit the auction market
"A rare specimen album of some of the earliest Israel bank
notes is among the highlights of Heritage Auctions’ world paper money
sale at the Jan. 7 to 10 Florida United Numismatists convention in Tampa."
These historic notes are from 1948.
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6. Hot topics
Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
U.S. Mint sells last of its of 2015 silver
American Eagles Dec. 15
‘Friendly Eagle’ flies on few 1971-D Eisenhower
dollars: Q. David Bowers
Franklin D. Roosevelt medal is a 'junk box' find
7. Something Social
We got a ton of feedback earlier on a post about a Roosevelt dime struck on a nail that's crossing the block next month. Well here's more on the Roosevelt dime itself.Posted by Coin World on Tuesday, December 15, 2015