Daily Numismatic Headlines for September 23, 2008


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Tips on How to Avoid Fraud on Collectible Coins
By Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline

Many people enjoy shopping online where there are great buys of coins that can be found. A person may prefer do his shopping while he is at home because it is convenient and time-saving instead of going out looking for stores that sell collectible coins and other souvenirs.

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Scientists study gold-laden 16th-century shipwreck in Namibia
By Sahil Nagpal, Top News

Oranjemund, Namibia – A treasure-laden 16th-century Portuguese vessel that ran aground off Namibia’s Atlantic coast was hailed Monday by archaeologists as providing a rare insight into the heyday of seafaring explorations between Europe and the Orient. "This is a cultural treasure of immense importance," Bruno Werz told Deutsche Presse-Agentur…

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First Mint marks appear on a variety of U.S. coins
By Cindy Brake, Coin World

Here’s a numismatic trivia question. What is the common link with the following coins – the Wartime 5-cent coins, Seated Liberty dime and dollar, Coronet gold eagle and double eagle, Classic Head half eagle, a commemorative coin and a centavo?

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Bahrain: CBB issues new notes
By Bahrain Tribune

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB)Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) issued new currency notes and coins worth BD11.9 million, in the run-up to Eid Al Fitr; which have been delivered to commercial banks in the Kin

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