1. Rugby coins
The New Zealand All Blacks, one of the most revered rugby organizations in the world, is being honored with a unique coin that is the first of its kind.
The colorized Proof 2015 1-ounce .999 silver $1 coins, with a mintage of 2,015 pieces, will be in the shape of the team's Adidas jersey, which constitutes the design of the reverse. The obverse will feature the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Stamps made from fabric of the team's jerseys will also released.
2. U.S. coins set the tone at Long Beach Auction
"Eighteenth century rarities from the early Philadelphia Mint will highlight Heritage’s auctions at the Long Beach Expo, Sept. 17 to 20. "
3. Spelling issues in Singapore
"Commemoration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary has proven embarrassing, the result of a significant misspelling involving a commemorative note offered to collectors."
4. Precious metals pricing
Kitco.com listed the following prices per ounce as of 3:42 p.m. ET Thursday:
5. Hot topics
Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:
- United States Mint sells nearly half of 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency sets on first day
- $75 bingo hall purchase yields 1893 Barber dime obverse die cap with full brockage of obverse on reverse
- Silver American Eagles remain on allocation as U.S. Mint scrambles to alleviate planchet shortage
6. Something social