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Notable News (May 14-20, 2024)

Published May 20, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include PNG’s new president, King Charles III on Australian coins, an upcoming National Bank note symposium, and a CCAC teleconference.

James Sego, founder and president of JMS Coins in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been chosen as the new president of the Professional Numismatists Guild for the 2024-2026 term.

Photos: Professional Numismatists Guild

King Charles III will appear on Australia’s full suite of six circulating coins. In late 2023, King Charles’s effigy was added to the $1 coin, and then to the 5-cent piece and the $2 coin. The Royal Australian Mint will send a full proof set to the king as a gift.

Photo: Royal Australian Mint

The Higgins Museum of National Bank Notes in Okoboji, Iowa, which features the largest permanent collection of National Bank notes on display, will host a one-day symposium on National Bank notes on August 1, 2024.

Photo: Heritage Auctions

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a public teleconference on Monday, May 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Members will discuss design candidates for the Joseph R. Biden Presidential Medal and swear in newly appointed members. Visit the U.S. Mint’s YouTube channel to watch the meeting live.

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Nigeria’s former central bank governor has been charged with illegally ordering the printing of new bank notes and withdrawing billions of Naira without approval. He has pleaded not guilty.

Photo: Getty Images/Andrzej Rostek