1. Counterfeit craze
In recent weeks, Coin World has reported on numerous
counterfeit-related news items involving U.S. coins, bullion and paper money.
So readers can keep the stories all straight, here's a rundown of
our recent tales of the "funny money":
In addition to (and likely inspired by) the news items, Senior
Editor Paul Gilkes addressed the issue of counterfeits in his latest Mint State blog post
. He ponders
the question of whether or not counterfeiting can be totally
vanquished from the hobby.
2. Newman goes new and improved
The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society is allowing much
more access to its research, as collectors, researchers and virtually
anyone else can now check it out.
“I have long wanted to make the literature and images of
numismatics, particularly American numismatics, available to everyone
on a free and forever basis,” said Newman, the 104-year-old numismatic legend.
3. Newest Marine Life release
Coming off the heels a Lemon Shark coin release, Pobjoy Mint has
released a Marine Life £2 coin depicting the minke
. The coins continue a recent series showcasing the
indigenous wildlife of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands,
where the coins are being issued.
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5. Precious metals pricing
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6. Hot topics
Check out three interesting stories from the last couple of days:
At $35,250, this 1880 Indian Head gold $3 coin is
considered 'a steal': Market Analysis
Numismatic junkie? Put your knowledge to the test
with our Know Your U.S. Coins Quiz: Coin World Buzz
Tale of two Holey dollars sold at auction in
7. Something Social