1. A new portrait
The long awaited announcement is almost here, according to MSN Money.
Last week during an interview with PBS's Charlie Rose, Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew said that he's "close to reaching a
decision" on who the female historic figure to be represented on
a current piece of U.S. paper money will be.
The decision was supposed to be made by the end of 2015 but was met
with overwhelming public input that postponed the announcement.
"We've gotten millions of responses. We're getting
close," Lew told Rose.
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This currency redesign is first in a series of design changes that
is aimed at eliminating counterfeits.
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The $5 and $20 bills will both undergo design changes, as well,
according to Lew.
2. A penny down under
A 1930 penny is featured in an upcoming sale in Queensland,
Australia. Though it's not the rarest of bronze pennies, it carries
with it a great story.
"Australia’s bronze 1930 penny has gained both notoriety and
popularity for its uncertain history," Senior Editor Jeff Starck writes.
No cold hard documents from the Melbourne Mint
explain this issue, which feeds the legend already created.
3. 150th anniversary of Monaco
The high-paced and well-to-do lifestlyle that has developed in the
country of Monaco is celebrating 150 years of existence with a new commemorative €2 coin.
The obverse of the ringed-bimetallic coin shows Charles III in the
right foreground, with a view of Monte Carlo in the left
background. At the top is the name of the issuing country, MONACO,
flanked by the Mint mark and the Mint master mark. At the bottom, in
semicircle from left to right, is the inscription 1866 – CHARLES III
FONDE MONTE CARLO – 2016.
15,000 of these coins will be placed into circulation on June 1.
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