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Notable News (March 5-11, 2024)

Published March 11, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include Royal Maundy money, a possible congressional gold medal, and the CSNS Q. David Bowers Award recipient.

Queen Camilla will stand in for King Charles at the Royal Maundy Service at Worcester Cathedral on March 28. She will hand out specially struck coins to 75 men and 75 women for their community service.

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Representative Glenn Ivey (D-Maryland) has introduced the Frederick Douglass Congressional Gold Medal Act. The legislation seeks to honor Douglass with a congressional gold medal awarded posthumously.


The Bank of England reports that bank notes with the portrait of King Charles III will be issued for the first time on June 5, 2024. The king’s portrait will appear on all bank-note denominations (£5, £10, £20, and £50).

Photo: Bank of England

The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) will present its Q. David Bowers Award to recently retired numismatic publisher and award-winning author Dennis Tucker. The presentation will take place during the CSNS convention on May 2-4.

Photo: CDN Publishing