1. 1,300 pounds of Roman history
Last week, a Spanish construction crew that was installing
electricity in a park in Tomares — a town in the province of Seville —
made an incredible discovery.
CNN reports that while digging, the crew banged
into a collection of ancient Roman bronze coins that date back to the
Tens of thousands of coins were found in 19 amphoras, ancient Roman
Ana Navarro, head of the Archaeology Museum in Seville, was shocked
by the sheer mass of the find.
According to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the initial hypothesis is that
these coins were stashed away to pay taxes or army levies.
There's no initial information regarding the overall value of this hoard.
2. Women on notes
Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd and scientist Mary
Somerville will grace two new Scottish notes from the Royal Bank of
Scotland starting in 2017.
"The bank says this is the first time the two notes will
feature women," writes Arthur L. Friedberg. "The theme for
both notes is 'the Fabric of Nature.' They will be printed on De La
Rue’s Safeguard polymer substrate and will contain a variety of
security features that De La Rue says will make them hard to
counterfeit but easy to authenticate."
3. A warning from the PNG
The Professional Numismatists Guild made a public
service announcement recently, warning the public about
thecounterfeits that are running rampant right now.
If you're a serious collector, you'll want to read this.
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6. Hot topics
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7. Something social