Friday, June 29, 2012

30-Year Treasure Hunt Yields 50,000 Coins

A pair of determined treasure hunters on the Isle of Jersey eventually struck upon the largest hoard of Celtic coins ever found. The destiny of the coins depends on legal issues.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brother can you spare a schneckentaler from Zug?

Numismatic research takes us down some strange byways, for instance, did you know that the snail has been regarded as a symbol of love? Perhaps like me you not only didn't know that but also had never heard of the schneckentaler from Zug, a coin upon which the snail image appears ... perhaps only to fill what would have been an empty space!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Brasher Doubloon Appraised at $10 Million

It may be the most valuable coin existing. Purchased in 1979 for $430,000, this particular Brasher Doubloon was recently credibly appraised at $10 million. Read on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Robbers, Burglars Focus on Rare Coin Collectors, Dealers

Robbers and burglars are zeroing in on rare coin collectors and dealers with greater frequency because they may not encounter the security devices and witnesses present in targets such as banks. The take can be greater than in a bank robbery. The situations have become violent and even deadly. Story here.