Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Jan 29


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:

Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle Sales Begin Strong
By Susan Headley, Guide to Coins since 2006

The U.S. Mint released the first sales figures for the highly-anticipated Ultra-High Relief (UHR) Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle late this afternoon, and the numbers clearly reflect the fantastic popularity this coin is enjoying. The numbers are especially meaningful because they represent sales in a very bad economy.

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Rare gold coin sells for £20,000

A rare gold coin, dating from about 830 to 850 AD, has been sold at auction in Suffolk for nearly £20,000. The coin, which is about the size of a 20p piece, was among the possessions of a road-worker from the King’s Lynn area of Norfolk who had died.

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One £1 coin in 40 is a fake
By Chris Irvine, Telegraph

A Royal Mint sampling of coins in circulation found the number in circulation rose by 27 per cent during 2008 meaning one £1 coin in every 40 is a fake. This is compared to one in 50 in 2007 and one in 100 in 2002.

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Doha Stamp Expo Also Offers Bank Notes
By William Barrett, Bank Note Reporter

BNR readers through these pages are kept informed of most bank note and coin events in the United States and to a considerable degree in Europe and from time to time in the Orient. However, little information appears on the Middle East – perhaps as events are few and far between, and not well attended from outside the region.

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