News cycles seem to be quiet lately. I wonder what is going on in the world?! 😉
All kidding aside, this past week appears that people are rushing to complete whatever tasks are at hand before the holiday weekend and the end of the year. With everyone celebrating, I am not anticipating anything earth shattering from any news sector.One thing I will remind those who buy collectibles from the U.S. Mint will stop selling the 2017 Boys Town and Lions Club commemorative coins on December 28. All other coins and medals that will be ending this year, such as anything dated 2016, can be ordered up until December 31.
Remember, the U.S. Mint only accepts orders via their website or by calling 800-USA-MINT (800-872-6468).
And now the news…
The Treasury Department will propose the production of coins bearing the face of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to the cabinet on Tuesday. Pachara Anantasin, the director-general of the Treasury Department, said Sunday the proposal will be tabled at the day's cabinet meeting. → Read more at bangkokpost.com
Justice League star Henry Cavill's tradition of giving out "challenge coins" continues and this time it's not just the crew of films he's working on receiving the thoughtful token. Comic book writer and artist Tony Daniel took to Instagram today to share a photo of special token that the Superman actor had sent him. → Read more at comicbook.com
The Alaska Mint released its 2018 state coin design this month. Designed by a local university student, Megan Warren found influence for her design from growing up in Alaska and her Native Alaskan Tlingit heritage. → Read more at anchoragepress.com
Rezwan Razack is building a museum to showcase his collection of Indian paper money dating back to 1812. → Read more at qz.com
The news was celebrated by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and has been a priority for Covanta. → Read more at wastedive.com
The “challenge coin” no longer features the presidential seal or national motto. But it does have “Make America Great Again” — twice. → Read more at washingtonpost.com