1. Women on money
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NH) and Stacey E. Plaskett
(D-Virgin Islands) submitted a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob
Lew via Huffington Post Wednesday that gives props
to Lew for his plans to put a woman on U.S. paper money,
but expresses concern about the possibility of the woman sharing the $10 with Alexander Hamilton and not
appearing on more heavily circulated denominations.
"Further," the letter reads, "it is a disappointing
message that Alexander Hamilton, one of the most influential
interpreters of the U.S. Constitution, a passionate advocate for the
abolition of slavery, and the founder of the nation's financial
system, will be removed from our currency while President Andrew
Jackson, a slaveholder responsible for the Trail of Tears, fierce
opponent of the central banking system, and paper currency, retains
his place on the $20 bill."
Read the full letter.
Earlier this summer, Eleanor Roosevelt topped a McClatchey-Marist
poll that asked which woman should have her portrait on our money.
2. Silver selling
The U.S. Mint's authorized purchasers will have to wait until Aug.
31 to learn the bureau's next weekly allocation of silver American
Eagle bullion coins after purchasing the current week's allotment in
just two days.
"Kentucky collector Daryl Padgett knew immediately, more than
three years ago, that the error 1893 Barber dime he'd just obtained
from an acquaintance had some value, but he didn’t pursue learning how
much value until recently."
4. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com listed the following
prices per ounce as of 3:13 p.m. ET Wednesday:
5. Hot topics
Have a look at the three most-read stories of the past couple of
days on CoinWorld.com:
Why the modern world coin third-party-graded
market is growing
Part of £1.3 million Anglo-Saxon coin hoard
discovered in 2014 going on display: Coin World Buzz
Should collectors keep coins in original
6. Something social