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Notable News (April 8-15, 2024)

Published April 15, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor ceremony for “Rosie the Riveters,” PNG’s scholarship award winner, and the U.S. Mint’s upcoming CCAC meeting.

The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the top civilian award in the United States, was awarded to 27 women who worked in war-industry jobs during World War II. The “Rosie the Riveters” were honored for their contributions during a ceremony on April 10 at the U.S. Capitol.

Photo: U.S. Mint

 A young numismatist from Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, Donivan Floyd, is the winner of the 2024 Professional Numismatists Guild’s annual scholarship award competition. Floyd will receive airfare, tuition, and accommodations to the ANA’s Summer Seminar.

Photo: Professional Numismatists Guild

The U.S. Mint’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee will hold a two-day public meeting on April 16 and 17 to discuss designs for upcoming coins and medals. Those interested can attend the meeting in person or watch via a live stream on the U.S. Mint’s YouTube channel.

Photo: U.S. Mint

Costco, which began selling 1-ounce gold bars in September and silver coins in January, now sells $100-$200 million a month in gold and silver, according to a recent estimate from Wells Fargo.

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Beth Deisher has become the executive director of the Anti-Counterfeiting Education Foundation (ACEF). ACEF works with law enforcement resources to protect the integrity of U.S. and world coinage by educating officials about the threat of counterfeit circulating, collectible, and bullion coins.

Photo: Anti-Counterfeiting Education Foundation