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One of the cans found as part of the Saddle Ridge Gold Coin Hoard
As the weather warms up in the United Kingdom, so are the stories about metal detector finds. It is fascinating reading about metal detector finds from the fields in the UK because the coins are older and hold more history.
Of course, the metal detectorists are looking for treasures. Few save any of the coins they find. They will consign the coins to an auction and collect the payment. The coins will end up in the hands of collectors and museums that will enjoy them for years to come.
I have never been interested in exploring with a metal detector. In the United States, most finds are limited to the 200-300 years. Detectorists find belt buckles, watches, rings, some coins, and other items dropped along the way. But nothing compares to finding coins from over 1,000 years ago or medieval coins from 500 years ago.
These unburied coins are sometimes the only record of history. Recently, a hoard revealed a problem with inflation during the Roman Empire that taught historians about ancient economics.
I am not saying that there are no exciting finds in the United States. The Saddle Ridge Gold Hoard is a recent example, but the finds in England and the rest of Europe can change our knowledge of history.
I do not know if I will be able to go to Europe to see if I can find a treasure, but it is interesting to watch from afar.
And now the news…
May 13, 2022
One of only three known gold examples of the “Eid Mar” aureus A small but potent piece of history is up for sale in Zurich this month, when Numismatica Ars Classica offers one of only three known examples of the “Eid Mar” aureus, celebrating the “liberation” of Rome after the bloody assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44BC.
→ Read more at ft.com
May 18, 2022
Britain’s Royal Mint unveiled a special new commemorative rainbow-colored 50 pence coin on Wednesday as a tribute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pride UK movement. The coin, designed by east London artist and LGBTQ activist Dominique Holmes, uses state-of-the-art printing technology to emboss it with the colors of the Pride progress flag.
→ Read more at nbcnews.com
May 20, 2022
When it comes to buying silver , coins are one of the most popular places to start. A coin collector or investor who is used to buying gold may like the idea of taking that same investment strategy and applying it to silver.
→ Read more at menafn.com
May 20, 2022
About 1,800 antique coins, jewellery and stamps, pottery plates with inscriptions, and an ancient bronze figurine were seized this week at the home of a resident of the city of Modi’in in the centre of the country, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Thursday.
→ Read more at jwire.com.au