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Notable News (April 16-22, 2024)

Published April 22, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include a new release designed by British engraver Jody Clark, the coins that end up in landfills, and a reminder to check your pocket change.

Govmint has released a new ultra-high-relief American bald eagle proof coin designed by British engraver Jody Clark. Examples are available in silver and gold, and mintages are limited.

Photo: Govmint

 A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans throw away as much as $68 million in pocket change each year. One waste-management facility in Pennsylvania says it annually recovers between $500,000 to $1 million in coins.

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The American Numismatic Association encourages everyone to look closely at their change during National Coin Week (April 21-27). Some dealers and collectors around the country will be deliberately placing into circulation older coins with collector value.

Photo: Robert B. Kelley

The Royal Mint will no longer make circulating coins for other countries. Citing falling demand for coins overseas, the mint will fulfill its orders and stop production in December 2024. Instead, it will solely focus on making coins for the United Kingdom.

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A Dubai jeweler has introduced the city’s first 24-karat gold note. The limited-edition souvenir note contains .1g of gold, a unique serial number, and showcases Dubai’s distinctive skyline and landmarks.

Photo: Getty Images/SHansche