Four numismatic articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s articles:
How To Start a Coin Collection on Four Bucks
By Susan Headley, About.com: Coins
Have you been wondering how to get started collecting coins? It’s easier than you thought! I’ll show you how to start a coin collection on $4 worth of nickels. This is a great project for kids who are interested in collecting, and also for adults who would like to collect coins but don’t really know where to start.
A Tale of Money from the High Seas
By Kerry Rodgers, Bank Note Reporter
Among the rarities that sold in Nobles’ multi-million dollar Melbourne auction in July of last year was a uniface proof of a 19th century four-shilling note drawn on the London office of the Southern Whale Fishery Co. but for issue in the Auckland Islands. On auction day it fetched just more than $8,700.
Puerto Rico’s coin enchants its supporters
By Jeannette Rivera-lyles, OrlandoSentinel.com
The commonwealth of Puerto Rico will soon have a U.S. Mint commemorative quarter with the Spanish words Isla del Encanto — Island of Enchantment — stamped on one side. On Monday, the U.S. Treasury approved the design of the coin, which will be part of the popular U.S. states series.
Austria €20 Empress Elisabeth Railway Silver Coin
By Mike Unser, Silver Coins Today
The Austrian Mint’s fourth coin in its Austria Railways commemorative 20-euro silver series is another gorgeous addition. While the photo speaks to something special, it does not do full justice to the proof coin itself, which is amazingly crafted and richly detailed.
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