1. Buying bullion with bitcoins
A well-known Dallas precious metals dealer has recently announced
that it now accepts Bitcoin as a standard form of payment, CoinDesk reports.
JM Bullion has become one of several American-based precious metals
dealers (Agora Commodities and Amagi Metals are two others, per
CoinDesk) that will accept the digital currency, and will do so
through a partnership with the start-up bitcoin integration company BitPay.
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which has an ownership stake in BitPay.
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The bullion dealer explains its acceptance of Bitcoin on its website.
“We are proud to now accept bitcoin payments,” the JM Bullion Payment Methods page reads, before detailing a
preference for virtual currency purchases. “Bitcoin orders offer a 4%
discount over credit/debit card orders.”
2. Proof 2017 American Eagle platinum coin a throwback
The Eagle Soaring Above America reverse introduced on the Proof and
bullion American Eagle platinum $100 coin in 1997 is chosen for use as
the reverse of the 20th anniversary Proof 2017-W platinum coin.
The CCAC reviewed the designs Tuesday.
3. Hiker in Israel stumbles upon rare piece
Laurie Rimon set out on a hike with her outdoor group in Israel's
eastern Galilee countryside earlier this week and crossed paths with a coin known by only one other example.
“When she picked it up she realized it was an ancient gold coin. The
group’s guide, Irit Zuk-Kovacsi, contacted the Israel Antiquities
Authority with the help of archaeologist and veteran tour guide Dr
Motti Aviam, and within two hours an IAA representative joined the
group of hikers in the field,” the Israel Antiquities Authority said.
Rimon will receive a certificate of appreciation for her discovery,
although she admits, “It was not easy parting with the coin.”
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