Tuesday, 25.06.2019

Leonie Schulze

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The Manifold World of Challenge Coins

Tokens to maintain the morale during a government shutdown and medals of intercultural friendship – Challenge Coins tell many moving stories. Some have been compiled in books and others can be purchased for a song in shops in the Middle East. Here is the latest from the world of Challenge Coins.

Michigan Coin Shop Up in Flames

A case of burglary and arson are currently investigated in the small town of Tecumseh, Michigan. The store Tecumseh Coins was completely destroyed by the flames and the coin safes inside were found opened. Did the burglars deliberately set the store on fire to cover up their tracks?

The Ban of Cash-Free Stores

Both the U.S. State of New Jersey and the City of Philadelphia have just passed legislation to ban businesses from refusing to accept cash. Lawmakers hope it will help prevent discriminatory practices and ensure equity and societal inclusion.

U.S. Congress to Decide on Federal Income-Tax Exemption

The taxation of precious metal coins and bullions in the U.S. is a source of annoyance for collectors and dealers alike. Now, a bill to end federal income taxation of precious metal coins and bullions has been introduced in the U.S. Congress.

Updates on Latest Court Cases

Three trials, two verdicts, one adjournment. We have summarized the latest developments in some of the court cases we reported on in the last couple of months. Verdicts were delivered in the context of the stolen crowns of Strängnäs and the Beatrix-Potter-murder.
Man kann davon ausgehen, dass auch diese Beatrix-Potter-Münzen aus dem Jahr 2018 Teil der gestohlenen Sammlung waren

Real Coin Thriller: Crime of Collecting Passion

Last summer, a 52-year-old man from south-east England was stabbed in his home. Now, the trial of the chief suspect has opened. According to the charges presented in court, his motive was to get his hands on a collection of Beatrix Potter 50p coins.

Challenge Coins – A Memento of Camaraderie

A new tradition, which the numismatic world has been oblivious to so far, has developed in the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, over the past 20 years. As symbols of brotherhood and loyalty, soldiers are having medals minted to preserve their accomplishments for eternity.
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