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:
Shipwreck Holds 200,000 Gold Coins
By David L. Ganz, World Coin News
Odyssey Marine, the southern Florida shipwreck experts that have found more coin treasures than any other salver, has discovered the wreck of HMS Victory, it was announced Feb 2. HMS Victory sank in the English Channel on Oct. 4, 1744, taking 1,150 sailors and four tons of Portuguese gold to the bottom of Davy Jones’ locker.
Aggressive buying trends
By Mark Ferguson, Coin Values
Collectively, dealers probably have want lists for millions of specific coins from hundreds of thousands of individual collectors. But coins on want lists don’t necessarily coincide with major buying trends in the dealer community that supply…
Message to the US Mint: Your Customers Are Not Happy
Michael Zielinski, Mint News Blog
It’s not a secret that the US Mint has made many of their customers unhappy this year. The discontentment ranges from new customers who are having a bad experience with their very first coin purchase to long time customers of 30 or 40 years who are becoming fed up with recent issues.
Mercanti Named 12th Chief Engraver
By Scott Barman, Coin Collector’s Blog
Buried within the hype of the Ultra High Relief Saint Gaudens Double Eagle and all of the other news of the day was that during the ceremony for the opening of the UHR exhibit at the Philadelphia Mint was the announcement that John Mercanti would be the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint.
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