1. 'Mile for migrants'
With the migrant crisis a major issue in Europe, one church in
Dorchester, England, attempted to make a difference using the smallest
In an effort to use the smallest of donations to raise money to
support migrants, church officials decided to line pennies up around
the outside of the abbey, Rev. Canon Sue Booys, the Rector of
Dorchester, wrote for Oxford Mail. The goal was to
reach one mile's worth of coins.
After numerous organizations and churchgoers helped spread the word,
people showed up in bundles to donate.
"In less than half an hour a triple line of pennies stretched
along the nave to the back of the abbey," Booys wrote. "By
six o’clock and after several visitors, stories and cups of tea, we
made a mile and a quarter of pennies and a massive £1,068.42. Watching
over us as we made the mile for migrants were the figures in our
stained glass windows, telling stories of faith in glass and stone."
Read Booys' full account of the "Mile for
2. Analyzing Pogue's Capped Bust half dollars
"One of the prettiest Capped Bust half dollars among the 40
examples presented at the second Pogue Collection auction was also the
last offered," writes Steve Roach.
It went for more than $88,000.
3. Zirconium ‘nickel’ a privately produced relic
"Zirconium is a lustrous gray-white metal. Highly resistant to
corrosion, zirconium was one of many metals proposed as a replacement
for silver in United States coinage during the 1960s when the
copper-nickel clad and silver-copper clad 'sandwich' compositions
debuted to combat the rising price of silver."
A Coin World reader recently came across
a sample piece.
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5. Precious metals pricing
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6. Hot Topics
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7. Something social
Think money doesn't grow on trees? Then you don't know about Chinese cash coins!Find out how makers reaped this "crop" a century ago.Posted by Coin World on Tuesday, October 13, 2015