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Notable News (June 25-July 1, 2024)

Published July 2, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include silver cobs recovered from sunken treasure, Great Britain’s Olympics-themed collectable coins, and a new NumisCollect series that is out of this world.

Treasure hunters in Florida recently recovered more than 200 silver cobs and other artifacts from the 1715 Treasure Fleet, a group of 11 ships that sank off the coast of Florida during a July 31, 1715, hurricane.

Photo: Getty Images/Robin Devor

The Royal Mint is honoring Great Britain’s Olympic athletes on a 50-pence collectable coin. The piece features Olympic and Paralympic runners side by side against a backdrop of the Union Flag. A silhouette of the Eiffel Tower is at the bottom.

Photo: The Royal Mint

NumisCollect has announced its newest coin series, “UFO & Aliens—We Are Not Alone, They Are Out There.” This 10-coin collection, issued by the Republic of Cameroon, portrays extraterrestrial encounters and unidentified flying objects in various settings.

Photo: NumisCollect

A House Republican has introduced a bill dubbed the Treasury Reserve Unveiling Memorable Portrait (TRUMP) Act, which would require the Treasury secretary to print $500 Federal Reserve notes with former President Donald Trump’s face on the front.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore