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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016


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CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

Brain Food

1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure

Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. You never know what it’s going to be”

2.) Five coins that can turn up in your change worth a pretty penny

Do you have a silver 2p worth thousands or a ‘rare’ 20p?

Current Events

3.) The new Cultural Property Protection Act – An interview with Ansgar Heveling

On June 23, 2016, the German Bundestag (Federal Government) decided to adopt the new Cultural Property Protection Act, as proposed by the Committee on Culture and Media Affairs. On July 8, 2016, the Bundesrat (Federal Council) approved. Now, as the last step, the Federal President has to review its constitutionality in order for it to become law.

[CoinsWeekly’s Ursula Kampmann] asked Ansgar Heveling, Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary faction of the Committee on Culture and Media Affairs, a few questions about the impact of the new legislation…

Under the Radar

4.) New one sol coin unveiled

It can be a little difficult to keep track of all the different styles of coins that Peru produces, but it’s certainly good news for coin collectors.

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCR) has unveiled the new 1 sol. This coin will be the 25th of the Numismatic series called “Wealth and Pride of Peru”…

5.) Jürg Richter receives Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016

Jürg Richter, numismatist and founder of Swiss auction house SINCONA AG, has been awarded the Otto Paul Wenger Prize 2016. With this award, the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists honors individuals who have earned special merits in the conveying of numismatic knowledge

6.) Muthoot joins Kabali mania; issues silver coins with Rajinikanth image

‘Carry the lucky Superstar Rajinikath with you,’ if not in person, at least in a silver coin with embossed image of actor as cast in the mega budget Kabali.

Kerala-based Muthoot Fincorp has joined the Kabali mania, which is gripping the film industry, by launching silver coins to be made available through its branches all over the country

7.) Hungarian coin celebrates 5th anniversary of adoption of Fundamental Law

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Fundamental Law, as the first written constitution adopted by a democratically elected legislation, on 18 April 2011, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank [National Bank of Hungary] issues a 10,000-forint silver collector coin and a 2,000-forint non-ferrous version bearing the same image

8.) State Bank has heard the internet, will issue commemorative coin in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi

On July 8, Pakistan’s lost its most prominent social activist and philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Today, three days after the passing away of Edhi, the State Bank has announced to launch a commemorative coin in honor of the great man

“Good News, Everyone…”

nationalparkfeature9.) ‘An Adventure I Wished I’d Never Had’: Oldest Park Ranger Returns to Work After Being Beaten, Robbed

Betty Reid Soskin hadn’t wanted to return until her face had healed from the bruising stemming from the violent robbery, her colleagues said

Bullion News

10.) Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

Then came the purpose behind all the panicky prose: “Buy Gold Now!”

Mint News


The Japan Mint will hold the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) 2016 with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs

12.) The Singapore Mint Special – Brunch at Peperoni Pizzeria

For just $50, enjoy:

  • Set meals for 2 Adults
  • FREE Goodie Bag worth of $50 (Merlion Letter Opener, Rooster Money Bank, ePromo code)
  • FREE Limited Edition NETS Flashpay Card
  • Activity 1: Paint-Your-Own Rooster money bank
  • Activity 2: Coin Rubbing

Crime & Punishment

13.) Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced, Monday, that it teamed up with inspectors from the Nature and Parks Authority and police to capture members of a family in the Negev town of Yeroham who stole ancient coins from an antiquities site near Kibbutz Sde Boker.

The coins were found in a raid on the family’s house, along with new, sophisticated metal detectors…

14.) Firearms, valuable coins stolen from office of Haines City chiropractor

The guns and coins were stored in a safe that was taken during the burglary, the Haines City Police Department reported

Exonumia News

15.) Commemorative coins on sale for Buffalo Center Quasquicentennial

The latest merchandise has arrived for Buffalo Center’s Quasquicentennial, as the Quasqui Committee is now selling individually numbered, two-sided commemorative coins to raise money for the celebration in 2017

Museums & Exhibits

pushkinmuseum16.) Heads and Tails – Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

One of the main units of the exhibition focuses on anthropomorphism in relation to divinity, a concept that is exemplified quintessentially by the Greek spirit. Numerous representations are assembled, covering both the Greek and the Roman pantheon, as well as the emergence of Christian imagery

Upcoming Auctions & Events

17.) Summer coin show is Saturday in Mason City

A summer coin show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Willowbrook Mall in Mason City. Admission is free… The show is sponsored by the Clarion Coin Club

Worthy Additions to Your Library

18.) Elaborate illustrated books on Swiss coinage

It is a great feat to design a book with a serious numismatic content in such a way that it is also read with interest and pleasure by the non-expert. With the two elaborate volumes he published on the occasion of an exhibition of UBS Carouge, Olivier Chaponnière has fully accomplished this goal

World of the Weird

19.) The Book of Phi

Interesting stories have been told and artwork has been appreciated before, but add a real chance at money by winning contests of skill, which can be solved by anybody willing to become immersed in the mind of a savant… and you have The Book of Phi

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