By Coinweek ….
CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016
We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India…
[T]he Deadwood nickel is only worth about 10 cents because of its poor condition, but that’s not the point. What makes the Deadwood coin special is that it may be the only racketeer nickel to actually show up in an archeological dig…
During the 1930s, British Museum curators came across a baffling discovery – a Roman coin depicting an enigmatic emperor whose identity was entirely unknown. Professor Kevin Butcher examines the mystery of the Roman emperor lost to history…
Ramen noodles are supplanting the once popular cigarettes as a form of currency among state prisoners, but not in response to bans on tobacco products within prison systems, finds a new study.
Instead, study author Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, found that inmates are trying to figure out ways to better feed themselves as certain prison services are being defunded…
Although, the new currency is said to be very hard for anyone to copy, it is always good to know what makes it unique and learn about its security features…
Under the Radar
The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has re-issued the first Kuwaiti coin currency baiza, as a souvenir coin, 130 years after the first issue date. One surface of the coin includes the word “Kuwait” with the original issue date, while the other surface has the signature of former Kuwaiti leader Sheikh Abdullah II bin Sabah Al-Sabah…
For the first time since Papua and West Papua provinces (then collectively called Irian Jaya) became an integral part of the Republic of Indonesia in 1963, a picture of a hero from the country’s easternmost region will soon grace banknotes issued by Bank Indonesia.
“The image of Papuan hero Frans Kaisiepo has been set as the main image on the front of the Rp 10,000 [75 US cents] bill and this is the first time the face of a hero from Papua will be the main image of a rupiah banknote,” the head of BI’s Papua office, Joko Supratikto, said in provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday…
The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) approached the High Court Tuesday seeking an order to stop government from introducing bond notes…
The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) this week announced of the new bank note which is slated to start circulating by 19 December 2016.
But the social media has been awash with a funny nomenclature of the note over the US new leader. The note is being called ‘Chi Trump’…
An official explained that changing the security features is a huge exercise and takes between five and six years. The last time such an exercise was undertaken was in 2005…
Kazakhstan’s central bank unveiled a new banknote on Tuesday featuring for the first time the portrait of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, a fresh element in the flourishing personality cult of the 76-year-old leader.
The 10,000 tenge (about $30) bill will enter circulation from December 1 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the former Soviet republic’s independence, the central bank said…
Crime & Punishment
11.) NCIC Crime Bulletin
From the Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC):
Detectives with the St. Paul, MN Police Department are investigating a residential burglary that resulted in the loss of the following items:
- 100 one-ounce Pamp Suisse bars
- $60,000 USD in cash
- Diamond ring valued in excess of $30,000
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The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office in Chinook, MT is investigating the theft of a large number of slabbed PCGS and NGC $20 gold pieces. Contact Deputy Sheriff Travis Peck (RE: COIN THEFT) at (406) 357-3260 if you have any information about the whereabouts of these coins.
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Rare Error Coins
The following rare error coins have been reported stolen in the California area.
- No Date Walking Liberty Half PCGS MS-65. Serial No. E14516/22052557
Double Struck 50% Off Center on a Quarter Planchet “S” Mint
- 1973-S Kennedy Half ANACS Proof-64. Serial # 323890 (old small white plastic holder)
Proof Double Struck (2nd strike about 25% Off Center)
- No Date Peace Dollar NGC MS-62. Serial No. 1999493-008
Double Struck 2nd Strike 80% Off Center
- 197x-S Ike Dollar PCGS Proof-64. Serial No. E11101/09454570
Double Struck on 2 gram. Aluminum Planchet
- No Date Eisenhower Dollar NGC Proof-65 BN. Serial No. 2087278-012
Struck on a Cent Planchet 3.12 grams
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Anyone with information about any of the cases above should contact the NCIC’s Doug Davis at (817) 723-7231 or email@example.com.
The Numismatic Crime Information Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. P.O. Box 14080 Arlington, Texas 76094.
Police have issued the alert after two recent attempts to use fake bank notes at a supermarket in the Arboretum and Claines Safer Neighbourhood Team area.
One was a “Scottish Bank” note and the other a “Bank of Ireland” note…
The coins, worth $8,000, were reported stolen on October 11th. Police say Rinaldi told them he stole the coins, took them to a CoinStar machine at a Stop and Shop and received approximately $60 for them. He then told police he used the money to buy crack cocaine. Police say he has a lengthy criminal record and was living at home with his father at the time of the theft…
Treasure & Archaeology
While shipwreck coins are not for every collector, they hold a special place for many. Not matter which era or region the coins hail from; they are pieces of history and remnants of the past.
Fortunately, there are still pieces of a time long ago that fit every budget…
BRITAIN is turning into a nation of treasure hunters. In both 2014 and 2015 there were over 1,000 reported “treasure finds”, the most since records began. (The figures exclude Scotland, which keeps track of its own loot.) Two-thirds of the finds dated from before 1500, including a smattering from the Bronze Age. The rise in the number of discoveries reflects a growing interest in tramping around in muddy fields with metal detectors.
But legal changes may also be playing a part…
More than 1000 silver coins, buried during the English Civil War, have been found near Ewerby in Lincolnshire…
Medals, Tokens & Exonumia
Haley was searching for a penny in Freedom Park about two weeks ago when his fiancée called to tell him that she saw a hint about the location of one of the pennies on Ally Bank’s Twitter account. Haley said the picture hinted at Cabo Fish Taco, a popular restaurant in NoDa…
It’s rare that a phrase is literally coined, but such is the case with “Don’t mess with Texas.” Now in its 30th year, the Texas Department of Transportation’s world-famous, anti-littering slogan is now available as a commemorative coin…
Museums & Exhibits
A special exhibition of copper coins is currently running in Valletta at the Central Bank of Malta.
“Not Copper but Trust” traces the story and vicissitudes of the fiduciary copper coinage issued by the Order of St John in Malta, bringing together a comprehensive collection of these copper coins which were used in Malta from 1566 to 1827…
On Sept. 26, local newspapers in Okinawa reported the discovery of four Roman and one Ottoman coins at Katsuren Castle near White Beach in Uruma city. The news instantly made headlines throughout the world.
More than one month since the discovery, the coins are on display at Uruma-Shi Yonashiro Rekishi Minzoku Shiryokan (Uruma city Yonashiro History and Folk Museum)…
[Princeton] University possesses over 110,000 coins in its collection, including coins, tokens, paper money, metals, and decorations, according to Stahl. This means the University has the largest coin collection of any university in the country…
Upcoming Auctions & Events
- Dr. Reinhard Fischer Auction 153 – November 18-19
- Aurora Auctions 4-5 – November 19-21
- TOREX Coin Show & Auction – November 19-20
- CGB.fr Live Auction of Paper Money – November 22
- Chaponnière et Firmenich Auction for Match No. 6 – November 22
- Münzen und Medaillen GmbH Auction 44 – November 25
- Naville Numismatics Live Auction 27 – closes November 27
- Monnaies de Collection SARL Numismatic Auction – December 2
- Éditions V. Gadoury Prestige Auction – December 3
- Numismatik Lanz Auction 163 – December 7
- Bertolami Fine Arts E-Live Auction 38 – December 10-11
- InAsta Auction 66 – December 12
The 13th annual North Dakota State Coin Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Baymont Inn and Suites, 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo.
Admission is free…
Coin and currency fans interested in being part of the show, can call Louis Hartness at (785) 221-5669 to get more info on the show…
Worthy Additions to Your Library
Now firmly established as the best selling coin price guide in the UK this easy to use no nonsense book covers all British coins from the very earliest Celtic right up to the modern decimals – and it is still under £10…
25.) Wealth and Warfare: The Archaeology of Money in Ancient Syria
This book assembles for the first time the evidence for coin finds in the region of ancient Syria from the 5th to the 1st century BCE. A full catalogue of all known coin hoards and published excavation finds serves as the basis for an explanation of monetary behavior in an area extending over parts of modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Turkey. In seven chapters of analysis, Duyrat establishes the limits of what we can learn from coin circulation, to compare the data from commerce to the data from legal excavations, to try to understand the chronological evolution of coin circulation and how much political events or warfare affect it, and to evaluate what coin finds tell us of the wealth and poverty of the people who assembled them. One chapter is devoted to how the contemporary history of the countries within the scope of this study has influenced the documentation. This book determines more precisely than ever what circulated in the ancient Near East and can provide the patterns by which to evaluate the loss suffered by the cultural heritage of this region…
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