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Notable News (May 21-28, 2024)

Published May 28, 2024 | 1 min read

By Darcie Graybill

This week’s headlines include EPNNES grants, the British monarch on the Australian $5 bill, the end of Roma Numismatics, and IBNS Bank Note of the Year.

The Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES) has announced its fifth set of Newman Grants to assist numismatic authors and organizations. The awardees include: Steve and Ray Feller, and Katie Ameku; Harcourt Fuller; Liesel Gentelli; Daniel Harmelink; and Tom Sparks.

Photos: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

Australia’s Reserve Bank has announced that the late Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait will be removed from the country‚Äôs $5 bill, the only Australian paper currency to still feature the late monarch. Instead, the $5 will receive a new design dedicated to indigenous groups.

Photo: Reserve Bank of Australia

The International Bank Note Society (IBNS) has chosen the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s $2 note, issued to commemorate the bank’s 40th anniversary, as its Bank Note of the Year for 2023. The polymer note’s colorful design combines sports and the environment.

Photo: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

Roma Numismatics closed its doors on May 24. The director of the London-based auction house admitted last year to falsifying the provenance of several ancient coins.

Photo: Getty Images/houdre

The U.S. Mint will begin selling uncirculated 2024-P Morgan and Peace dollars on July 11. Priced at $76 per coin, mintage of each issue is limited to 275,000. Mint customers can subscribe in advance to ensure they are able to purchase the coins.

Photo: U.S. Mint