Numismatic News: Bills vs. Coins, Coin Dealer Tasered, Swine Flu on Money?


May 14: Four numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews every Tuesday and Thursday. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

Video: Coin Store Robbers Use Taser On Owner
KPTV Portland News

Two men used a Taser on a Salem store owner, handcuffed him, blindfolded him and then robbed him of 200 pounds worth of coins. Art Van Weerdhuizen said the two robbers raided Capitol Coin on Commercial Street Southeast in the middle of the day. Seconds after the men entered the store, Van Weerdhuizen found himself on the ground with one of them repeatedly using a Taser on him…

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Why We Spend Coins Faster Than Bills
Chana Joffe-Walt | NPR

As the recession deepened, Rick Alfaro of Sacramento noticed that more people were using coins in his office vending machine — and clogging it up. Alfaro’s theory was that people were feeling pinched and that using coins, as opposed to dollar bills, made them feel they were spending less…

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Can you catch swine flu from money?
SmartMoney | MSN Money

You might be washing your hands often and keeping tissues handy, but how careful do you need to be when the guy at the fast-food window hands you your change?…

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Trial More Likely In Swift Case
David L. Ganz | Numismatic News

Like two heavyweight champion boxers, the slugfest between the United States of America and the descendants of Philadelphia coin dealer and jeweler Israel Swift over the fate of 10 1933 double eagles continues in a titanic federal court battle…

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