1. Blue Ridge launch
The U.S. Mint offiically launched into circulation
the Blue Ridge Parkway quarter Thursday during a ceremony at Pack
Square Park in Asheville, NC.
"This new quarter stands now as a tribute to this national
scenic byway—a cross section of Appalachian mountain history essential
to the story of our nation, tying together diverse landscapes and rich
history," U.S. Mint Associate Director of Manufacturing David
The coin is the 28th in the America the Beautiful series. A coin exchange
during which attendees could trade in their cash for the newly
launched quarters took place Thursday as well.
2. eBay ban
How will the new eBay policy banning the buying and selling of
Confederate flags and items that feature it affect coin and paper
Paul Gilkes has some answers.
3. Young Numismatist of the Year
Steve Roach was named the American Numismatic Association's Young
Numismatist of the Year at Summer Seminar.
No, not that Steve Roach. This Steve Roach.
4. Heritage headed to Hong Kong
"Heritage Auctions has announced that it will officially open in Hong Kong in late 2015,
and that it has hired Kenneth Yung as its Director of Asian Operations."
5. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 2:53 p.m. ET Thursday:
6. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:
United States Mint releases image mock-ups for
2016 gold dime, quarter dollar, half dollar
Here's what people are saying about putting a
woman on the $10 bill
2015-W American Liberty, High Relief gold coin to
be 1-ounce, $100 face value issue
7. Something social