Coin News: Viking Hoard, Ancient Coins Seized, Coins for Anything, Coins & Prices

by on August 27, 2009 · 0 comments

Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

Viking hoard reveals its story
David Sillito | BBC

It was buried as Viking nobility fled from Yorkshire at a key moment in British history and more than a thousand years later it was discovered by two men with metal detectors in a field near Harrogate in North Yorkshire. It is the greatest Viking hoard of treasure to be discovered in Britain for more than 150 years…

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7,500 Ancient Coins Seized – Three Arrested
Wayne Sayles | Ancient Coin Collecting

On August 20, 2009 the Superintendent of Police at Varanisi in India announced to the press that three men were “nabbed” by local authorities for trying to sell over 7,500 “ancient silver coins weighing 68.3 Kg.” During interrogation, the men told police that they had found the coins while digging at their ancestral house in Deoria District. Visions come to mind of the ubiquitous Kushan, Mughal or even Baktrian issues which of course would immediately be labeled by some local archaeologist as “priceless treasures” destined for the illicit U.S. coin market. But wait — there is more!…

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Cashing in on coins
Chelyen Davis |

A local firm has won a spot on a national list of fast-growing companies. Coins for Anything, based in Stafford, is on the Inc. 5000, a list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. It’s compiled by Inc., a magazine aimed at entrepreneurs, and companies must apply to be on the list…

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North American Guide Out [2010 Coins & Prices]
Numismatic News

The three-in-one book 2010 North American Coins & Prices, edited by Numismatic News editor Dave Harper, is now available from Krause Publications. This innovative and inclusive price guide contains updated pricing, photos and detailed descriptions for coins from the United States, Canada and Mexico dating back to the 17th century. In all there are more than 45,000 coin listings organized by country, denomination and date of issue, current pricing in up to 11 grades of condition, more than 3,000 photos and 10 feature chapters…

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