All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Coins’

Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain

Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initially discovered by a random cave dweller in the Peak district, which lead to a full-scale excavation by archaeologists. In what has been described as an extremely rare occurrence, 26 coins from two civilizations, …

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Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins

Amazon just launched a new store for Collectible Coins at amazon.com/collectiblecoins. It claims to offer direct access to over 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 dealers. According to the company, shoppers will be able to peruse a “wide variety of professionally graded and authenticated coins”. “Collectors of rare coins are passionate about the hobby because coins represent the intersection …

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$460,000 in Quarters: NJ Gov’t Employee Confesses to Theft

One New Jersey man obviously took his coin-collecting hobby a little too far. Government employee Thomas Rica pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree theft on Wednesday. The 43-year-old admitted to the Hackensack Supreme Court that he had stolen at least $460,000 in quarters while working in Ridgewood village as a public works inspector. He was initially arrested in 2013 after a …

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600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island

A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. “This finding is significant,” said Chapurukha Kusimba, co-leader of the expedition and curator of African anthropology at The Field Museum. “We know …

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Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day

Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word “Google” is replaced with a Canadian penny, and it spins around every few seconds to show you what it looks …

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