Numismatic News and Blog Headlines – Feb 12


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:

Rare Roman coins a ‘find of a lifetime’
By south

A METAL detector who dug up an invaluable hoard of Roman coins in a South Devon field has been told: “You can’t keep them.” The 243 coins were thought to have been stashed away by Roman Britons more than 1,500 years ago just as the Empire was on the verge of collapse.

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To India, with love: Andover kids donate coins to Akshaya Patra Foundation
By Judy Wakefield, Andover Townsman

You’ve probably heard of elementary school students having pen pals overseas. Now, scores of Andover students have valentines in India. Four elementary schools in town are thinking of less fortunate children in India this week with a special Valentine’s Day project that involves them donating their spare change.

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The perspective from home
By Buzz with Dave Harper, Numismatic News

…What most impresses the hobbyists who are active outside the United States is the sheer scale of the American hobby. There are huge numbers of collectors who spend very large sums of money on whatever interests them. The international challenge is to continue to…

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US Mint Changes Return Policy
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog

Apparently, the management at the US Mint has blog posts like mine that talks about the cost of precious metal products and the their liberal return policy. Today, following a week where the prices were adjusted upward, the Mint announced a new return policy. The return policy has been reduced from 30-days to seven days.

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