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Media Makes Big Deal out of North Korea Summit Challenge Coin
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:53:27 +0000

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, May 21, news media outlets in the United States noticed a curious knickknack available at the White House Gift Shop. The story went viral thanks to a couple of tweets from journalists and talk about the souvenir spread around the world. The item in question? A challenge […]

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Recovered Artifacts Confirm Site of Pulaski Shipwreck
Wed, 16 May 2018 11:39:09 +0000

Over 100 early 19th-century gold and silver coins recovered from the Steamship Pulaski wreck on earlier dive By CoinWeek News Staff ….   In January, marine exploration and recovery company Blue Water Ventues International (BWVI) announced that they had found the site of the shipwreck of the Steamship Pulaski, which sank off the coast of North […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Update for May 7, 2018
Mon, 07 May 2018 14:54:08 +0000

By Doug Davis – Founder & President, Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) ……   Residential Burglary Investigators with the Medina, Minnesota police department are investigating a burglary where someone entered a residence and stole more than $27,000 worth of uncirculated Presidential dollar and Kennedy half dollar coins. The dollars were 2007-2017 and the halves were […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 20, 2018: The Doctor Will See You Now, Ditch the Cent, Playing Possum
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:02:53 +0000

Coinweek News Wire for April 20, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Should the U.S. Retire the Penny and Nickel? It’s true that it costs more to mint these two coins than they are worth. In 2017, it cost the U.S. Mint 1.8 cents to make each penny and 6.6 cents for each nickel. Overall, however, the Mint […]

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NGC Confirms Discovery of Fourth Known 1854-S $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:44:28 +0000

“Discovery of a Lifetime” A coin that a New England man originally thought was a counterfeit has been authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as only the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. “It’s like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale. It’s the discovery of a lifetime; a previously unknown surviving example […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 13, 2018: Heists, Fakes, and Fraud
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:29:54 +0000

Coinweek News Wire for April 13, 2018 …. In Memoriam 1.) Walter Ray Lockwood, 1939-2018 [We received the following sad news last week from Carl Wolf of the Chicago Coin Club. —CoinWeek] Walter Ray Lockwood (member 1256) passed away early morning Tuesday, April 3. He was 79 years of age. Ray was a long time member of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:47:26 +0000

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 ….   Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the […]

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Numismatic Crime Information Center Tip Leads to Arrests in Rob Gronkowski Super Bowl Break-in
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:27:57 +0000

Two proof Morgan dollars were stolen from the home of  football star Rob Gronkowski as he played in Super Bowl LII While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on February 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 26, 2018 – Woman, Bitcoin and More
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:33:46 +0000

Coinweek News Wire for March 26, 2018 ….   News Wire Current Events 1.) Lawmakers Push to Put Women on Quarters In a program that would mimic the ongoing commemorative collection that features state landmarks, the US Mint would churn out coins featuring women selected by leaders from all 50 states, five territories and DC. Their portraits […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 16, 2018: Crypto Ban Hammer, 1K Note Jacked…
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:35:43 +0000

By Coinweek News Wire for March 16, 2018 ….   Current Events 1.) No plans to scrap 1p and 2p coins, Downing Street says The government is not planning to axe 1p and 2p coins, Downing Street has said, after a brief if vehement media campaign against the idea, which had been floated in a Treasury […]

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