Coin News Roundup: The Latest News in Coin Collecting

Believe it or not, the world of precious coins has been overflowing with news lately. In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s just a taste of the top trending coin stories from the last several months:

  • Major Coin Collection Stolen in Florida: A coin collection valued at over $35,000 was stolen from a Florida couple’s home on April 1st. The couple had just moved into the home just two days before. The collection has yet to be recovered and the story highlights the importance of insurance coverage and secure storage.
  • Queen Elizabeth Gets a New Profile: Every decade or two Queen Elizabeth II of England gets a new profile on all printed money in the English Commonwealth of Nations that her face appears on. You can virtually inspect the newest profile unveiled in March, along with her other profiles throughout the years, by visiting the Royal Mint.
  • France and Belgium Battle it Out Over Waterloo, Again: France was recently up in arms, figuratively speaking, when Belgium unveiled a Euro that marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. That’s the famous battle in which the French Empire of Napoleon was defeated.

    The French made such a stink over the coin that the Belgian Mint, which would have circulated the Waterloo euro across Europe, stopped production of the coin and turned the existing coins into a non-circulating, commemorative coin that’s sure to be hot with precious metals investors and collectors as time goes on.
  • The University of Buffalo Uncovered Buried Treasure: Well it wasn’t technically buried, but a Professor of Antiquities at the New York school recently rediscovered an extremely rare collection of Ancient Greek and Roman coins that were bestowed to the school by a wealthy benefactor in 1935.

See, who says that coin collecting and investing isn’t exciting?!  We can’t wait to see what happens next with our favorite rounds of silver and gold.