1. From coins to statues
Bank of Lithuania has made a very interesting call when it comes to
honoring its first central banker.
The Lithuania Tribune reports that the
bank has taken an interesting approach to creating a statue of Vladas
Jurgutis, by taking roughly 75,000 lita-denominated coins (the coins
that were in use during the years of the early 20th century when
Jurgutis led the bank), melting them, and using the copper, zinc, and
nickel alloy to form a monument that includes a bust of the revered figure.
one of the most prominent personalities in interwar Lithuania, was a
politician, scientist, educator, and a talented financier," the
Tribune reports. "He led the country's monetary policy and
headed the Bank of Lithuania for seven years from its inception and
introduction of the national currency Litas into circulation
(1922-1929). At the time he played a key part in developing strong
foundations for the Lithuanian monetary system."
bust and column form a 5.5-foot-tall monument. Have a look.
2. Busy January for rare coin market
Coin World editor-at-large Steve Roach breaks down some things
to be aware of in the first weeks of the new year.
first several weeks of 2016 provide an embarrassment of riches with
the combination of the Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa,
Fla., between Jan. 7 and 10 and the New York International Numismatic
Convention held during the same dates in New York City. ”
Steve’s Investment Column is worth a read.
3. Get yourself a gold nugget
Auctions' FUN convention auction offers some gold that is not in coin form.
6 p.m. Eastern Time Jan. 8 auction session held in conjunction with
the Florida United Numismatists convention at the Tampa Convention
Center offers a number of gold nuggets. The largest chunk weighs 25
grams, or 0.8 troy ounce.”
Learn more about these valuable chunks of gold.
4. Connect with Coin World
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce Tuesday at 12:19 p.m. ET:
6. Hot topics
out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
Top 10 Stories of 2015: Another American Eagle
silver sales record
Top 10 Stories of 2015: 1933 gold double eagle
Top 10 Stories of 2015: Special dimes with special
finishes in special set
7. Something Social