1. 4,000 Roman coins found in Switzerland
Daily Mail reports that a 4,000-piece
hoard of Roman bronze coins has been found under a cherry tree in
The hoard, which is thought to have been buried 1,700 years ago,
Daily Mail reports, was found in July by a vegetable and
fruit farmer on his land in Ueken. It is already being hailed as one
of the biggest coin hoards ever found in Switzerland.
All told, 4,166 coins have been unearthed, and they are in excellent
condition according to news accounts.
According to Daily Mail, the coins date back to the reign of
Roman Emperor Aurelian, who was in power from AD 170 to 275, and
Emperor Maximillian, who ruled from 286 to 305.
2. Fine art vs. rare coins
Coin World’s own Steve Roach compared rare coins and fine art
in his latest Investment Column:
“Both markets are somewhat thinly capitalized when compared to other
asset classes, both deal with often unique objects that generally have
clear comparables in terms of quality, desirability and rarity, and
there are relatively high transaction costs when buying or selling.”
But there certainly are also some differences.
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4. Precious metals pricing
the following prices per ounce as of 10:22 a.m. ET Tuesday:
5. Hot topics
Have a look at a few of the most-read stories of the last week on CoinWorld.com:
California coin dealer discovers fake Krugerrand
in fake holder
Latest America the Beautiful quarter launched into
Heritage sale containing American coin silver
draws collector interest
6. Something Social
During the first half of 2015, 55 percent of counterfeit notes intercepted by banks in the Eurozone were €20 notes. This new release should help.Posted by Coin World on Friday, November 20, 2015