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Researchers make breathtaking find encased in 99 million-year-old amber

aol.com | Aol NEWS | December 8, 2016 Watch Video An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old, reports NPR. It was reportedly discovered in 2015 by Chinese researcher Lida Xing who noticed it being sold at a market as a decorative item. […]

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Thief gets away with $1.6m bucket of gold flakes

bbc.com | BBC News US & Canada | November 30, 2016 Watch Video Police are looking for a thief who managed to carry an 86lb (36kg) bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6m (£1.2m) off a truck in New York. Surveillance video showed the theft happened in just 20 seconds while the armoured truck was briefly unattended. The man struggled […]

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French heir finds $3.7m gold hoard underneath furniture in house

BBC NEWS – Europe | November 22, 2016 A Frenchman who inherited a large house from a relative has found an astonishing 100kg (220lb) haul of gold hidden under the furniture. The unnamed heir discovered the glittering hoard in a variety of inventive locations, including under piles of linen and in the bathroom. “There were […]

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Recently salvaged shipwreck gold from 1715 Plate Fleet reaches market

coinworld.com |  By Jeff Starck, Coin World | October 7, 2016 Reported $1 million in treasure from Florida wrecks now available Nearly 300 gold coins discovered nearly 300 years after the famous 1715 Plate Fleet shipwreck are now coming to the market. The coins are worth an estimat­ed $1 million or more, according to John Albanese, who brokered the […]

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Sweden begins ‘de-cashing’

Numismatic News | September 27, 2016 – Posted by Maggie Judkins | Article by Richard Giedroyc This article was originally printed in World Coin News. If you are holding Swedish kroner coins or bank notes, you might want to consider converting them while you still can. The Sveriges Riksbank or Swedish Royal Bank is quickly […]

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Australian man unearths 145-ounce gold nugget found using metal detector

COIN WORLD| By Paul Gilkes, Coin World | Published: 08/24/16 An Australian man who has spent his weekends the past 10 years prospecting for gold with a metal detector has unearthed a 145-ounce gold nugget valued at $250,000 AUD ($190,282 in U.S. funds). The discovery was announced Aug. 25 by Minelab, the metal-detecting equipment manufacturer […]

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Japan legalizes cybercoins

Numismatic News | Posted on July 21, 2016 by NMN  While bitcoins are getting physical, banks in Japan are sending their money into cyberspace. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. is Japan’s largest bank. This bank plans to become the first bank anywhere to issue its own digital currency, according to a June 13 news article appearing […]

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Why have so many huge diamonds been found recently?

BBC NEWS – Africa |  June 30, 2016 The huge rough diamond that went on sale at auction on Wednesday was one of three big diamonds found recently after a break of more than a century. The BBC’s Clare Spencer asks why. On 16 November 2015 Tiroyaone Mathaba was sorting through rocks at the Karowe mine in […]

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Lesedi la Rona diamond fails to sell in London auction

Watch Video BBC NEWS – London |  June 29, 2016 The world’s largest uncut diamond has failed to sell at a London auction after bids did not reach the minimum reserve price. The Lesedi la Rona, almost the size of a tennis ball, was unearthed in Botswana in November. The rough diamond is 1,109 carats and believed […]

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To Swiss, cash is privacy, freedom

Numismatic News | Posted on June 9, 2016 by NMN | By Richard Giedroyc Denmark and Sweden may be leading the charge towards a cashless society, but Switzerland, that bastion of international banking, doesn’t see it that way. Not only are the Swiss sold on the idea they want to retain their coins and bank notes, […]

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