Gold necklace turns up in 2012 Celtic hoard: Morning Report
- Published: Nov 24, 2014, 4 AM
Thanksgiving week is underway, if you can believe it.
1) Rare necklace found in Celtic hoard
With a few quick numismatic items, the CoinWorld.com Morning Report gets your day started right. Here's what's going on this morning in the world of numismatics:
A rare gold necklace, or "torque," was recently found by those examining the world's largest Celtic coin hoard, according to BBC News. The Le Catillon II hoard, which was discovered by a pair of metal detector enthusiasts in 2012, is made up of some 70,000 coins and pieces of jewelry from approximately 2,000 years ago. Separation of the coins began earlier this summer.
Senior conservator Neil Mahrer was quoted by the BBC as saying he was surprised that the necklace was found completely intact.
2) Precious metals market
The value of gold at 9:22 a.m. ET Monday morning is $1,197.20 per ounce, according to Kitco.com. That’s down from Friday, when it closed at $1,202.10. Silver is at $16.42 per ounce Monday morning, down from $16.445 at Friday’s close.
3) What’s new on CoinWorld.com?
On CoinWorld.com this morning is a season-sensitive Monday Morning Brief that touches on a pair of coins with Thanksgiving themes.
4) Yesterday’s most-read story
5) Being social
The Royal Mint's Facebook page is looking back at the 2009 £2 Charles Darwin commemorative coin in honor of the anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, which was published on this day in 1859.
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