World Coins

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its 50th birthday

1. Happy birthday!

It's Feb. 21 in Australia, and the Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its 50th birthday. 

Keep up on all the fun via the RAM's Twitter feed.

2. Major donation

Three numismatic rarities from Willis H. du Pont's collection that were stolen in a 1967 armed robbery at the du Pont family estate in Florida and lost for more than three decades have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection.

3. Week's Most Read

The top five stories of the week according to reader metrics included a pair about the record gold hoard found in Israel, and another about plans for a 2016 Ronald Reagan Presidential dollar coin.

4. Precious metals pricing listed the following prices per ounce at 5:18 p.m. ET Friday:

5. Today's most-read post so far

200-year-old Baltimore time capsule believed to contain coins

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Mint to issue another Reverse Proof coin

Ronald Reagan to be recognized on Presidential dollar, Nancy Reagan on First Spouse gold $10 coin in 2016

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