Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Pocket Change" Penny Brings $20,700

Due to a slight difference in design from later mintings, a 1992-D penny brought $20,700 at a recent auction. According to the article, more examples of the same coin may be found in circulation.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Stories Were True! Knights Templar $500,000 Treasure Found

A treasure buried in Israel by a group of Knights Templar facing annihilation by a Muslim force has at last been found, gold coins valued at $500,000. It is the largest medieval gold hoard ever found in Israel. Thanks to E-Sylum newsletter for the tip.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Homeless Man Goes for the Gold and Gets it!

A homeless man found a stash of gold coins and cash along a riverbank in Bastrop County TX. After authorities had held the loot for ninety he claimed it as his own, with a little help from an attorney. He got his gold and cash, and he's gone. But the claims and inquiries are coming in -- just a bit late.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ancient Coins "Worth Millions" Were Fakes, He's Busted Anyway

A prestigious surgeon who is also a world class coin collector tried to peddle three ancient coins which he believed to be worth millions. Turns out they were fakes but he is still guilty of the crime he thought he was committing.