India released a commemorative first-day cover and a stamp of Rs 5 and coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10 denominations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Jain poet-thinker, which has coincided with the Sabarmati Ashram’s centenary celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released coins and a stamp on Mahatma Gandhi’s spiritual guide, Shrimad Rajchandraji, at the Sabarmati Ashram here.

He released a commemorative first-day cover and a stamp of Rs 5 and coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10 denominations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Jain poet-thinker, which has coincided with the Sabarmati Ashram’s centenary celebrations.

Shrimad Rajchandraji is known to be the spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhi.

The prime minister called for spreading their message of truth, non-violence and equality around the world.

India releases new coins stamps on Shrimad Rajchandraji

India releases new coins stamps on Shrimad Rajchandraji

He said the Gandhian philosophy would guide the human beings through the hazards of living.

Rajchandraji was as an extraordinary man who believed in simple living, Modi said, adding that his life was worth a post-graduate and doctoral research.

We were paying heavily for neglecting the great contribution of the illustrious sons of the soil, he said.

“Had we established Mahatma Gandhi as the messiah of peace in the world, the secretary-generals of the United Nations would perhaps have paid tributes to him first and then assumed office to preach non-violence to the world,” he said.

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Coins celebrating the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee are selling out: can you make money?

Coins celebrating the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee have flown off the shelves at the Royal Mint so quickly that they are set to become valuable collectors’ items. They include a £5 coin struck to celebrate the Queen’s 65 years on the throne. So can you make money from the coin?

There are a few versions of the £5 coin. There’s the standard one – an uncirculated proof in a commemorative pack that will set you back £13. There are plenty of these still available, but these aren’t the ones that collectors have their eyes on.

Along with the straightforward coins, the Royal Mint produces a number of very limited edition versions in a variety of metals – and in specific runs. A number of these have sold out already.

£5 Queen's Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen’s Sapphire Coins

Of the £5 coins, there were 8,000 sterling silver proof coins produced at £82.50, and they have all sold out at the Royal Mint. Coin sellers are now selling them on for between £95, and £130. As their stocks run low, we can expect this price to climb.

There were also 2,500 Silver Proof Piedford Coins priced at £155. These have sold out too – and are now changing hands for £300 or more.

And there were Gold Proof Coins. Just 650 of these were struck, and they sold out at £1,945. They have been priced up to as much as £3,000 by dealers.

£5 Queen's Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen’s Sapphire Coins

More in the set

It’s not just the £5 coins in the set that have sold well. There are also £10 coins – with a different design on the reverse. There were 1,500 five-ounce silver proof coins produced, priced at £415, and these have sold out too. They are being sold on for £495 at the moment. The five-ounce gold proof coin, meanwhile, cost a whopping £8,250, and all 110 of them have sold out.

There are Sovereigns too. There were 750 22 carat gold Sovereigns struck on the day of the Jubilee on 6th February, and priced at £500. These have all been reserved.

Then there’s a £500 coin. There were 250 silver proof kilo coins made – of which 85% have sold. One of these would set you back £2,050.

And there’s a £1,000 coin – a UK gold proof kilo coin – priced at £49,995.

£5 Queen's Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen’s Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen's Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen’s Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen's Sapphire Coins

£5 Queen’s Sapphire Coins

Why are they so collectible?

The Royal Mint has hit on a winner, because this is the first ever Sapphire Jubilee in British Royal History. Given the longevity of Royals nowadays, there’s unlikely to be anyone crowned much before the age of 60 in future – so another Sapphire Jubilee is hardly on the cards.

It has also created demand from scarcity – with a handful of some coins made. The fact that so many have sold out – and that so many dealers have hiked the prices – is an indication that short term buying and selling has made some people plenty of cash.

Of course, as always with coins, there’s no guarantee that their price will rise, and that you will get back what you paid for it – let alone more. As for £5 coins, because they are not in circulation, you can’t even spend them to get £5 of value from them.

Whether or not you buy one, therefore, depends on how much you would get out of owning one, and whether you can afford to lose the money you spend. So what do you think? Are they worth it?

you can buy the coin from Royal Mint 

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The treasure hunt is back on for the crew salvaging for the 1715 Fleet-Queen Jewels.

Divers from the M/V Capitana recovered two silver 8 Reales coins June 17, with new Capitana crew member Grant Gitschlag making his first-ever silver coin find.

Along with the silver coins, 110 musket balls and pistol shot also were recovered, along with shards from an olive jar and other pottery.

The coins are part of the lost treasure from the 1715 Fleet shipwrecks. Eleven galleons laden with treasures from the New World were bound for Spain but were lost during a hurricane off the coast of Florida on July 31, 1715. Most of the treasure still lies beneath the ocean.

Silver coins treasures recovered coast off Wabasso beach

Aarrr Booty diver Gavin Buck with just recovered piece of Kang Hsi porcelain.

According to the 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels’ Facebook page, recovering small items in very shallow water along the coast requires time, effort and patience. The Capitana is under the command of Capt. Jonah Martinez, who is working within a debris field known as Corrigan’s wreck, just off the coast of Wabasso Beach south to Indian River Shores.

Martinez, of Port St. Lucie, said the crew only has been able to search five or six times so far this season because of the weather. They are searching in the same general area where, last July, two gold rings were found. In August, 2015, Martinez and his crew discovered 350 gold coins worth $4.5 million just off the coast of Wabasso Beach.

Silver coins treasures recovered coast off Wabasso beach

Capt. Jonah Martinez and the crew of the M/V Capitana

“We haven’t been able to get back into that exact area so far,” Martinez said. “We just need to get a good stretch of weather again this year.”

The 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC, a historic shipwreck salvage operation, owns the exclusive rights to the remains of the 1715 Treasure Fleet. The company acquired the salvage rights from legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher.


Silver coins bearing image of King George have been found in a river bed in Bharatpur district.

While digging up the dry river bed of Banganga river in Bhusavar in Bahratpur district, people found old time silver coins bearing image of King George. The news spread like fire and people from nearby villages also reached the site to grab these silver coins. Many people have been ‘fortunate’ enough to find coins. The place bore a competition like scene where people wanted to grab as many coins as possible.

coins found by villagers in Bharatpur

coins found by villagers in Bharatpur

Villagers from Hingota, Malaheda and many other villages close to Bhusavar rushed to the spot upon hearing the news and tried their luck. Ladies and children also joined with spades and axes and dug up the place.

The coins bearing King George’s image date back to year 1904 and 1919. Villagers started thronging the place in no time grabbing as many coins and by the time police reached the place, a number of villagers had already dug up and acquired a few coins.

Nearly 50 coins were collected by the villagers who went to the river with digging instruments.

Bharatpur district collector Narendra Kumar Gupta said officials have been asked to enquire into the matter. “Anything which is found underground is a government asset. Legal action will be taken against locals who took the coins from the river,” he said.

Ashish Chaudhary of Malakheda village said soil traders were digging near the banks when they found the buried coins.

Dinesh Singh from Salempur Khurd said villagers had been collecting coins from the river for nearly 20 days. Generally, women go early in the morning in search of the coins.


Next time you’re in Canada and toss your change on the nightstand, don’t freak out if some of the coins give off an eerie glow in the middle of the night. Cara Giaimo at Atlas Obscura reports that in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, the nation is releasing glow-in-the-dark Toonies, or two-dollar coins, making them the first luminescent general-circulation coins.

The numismatic razzle dazzle is sure to add even more shine to the year-long commemoration of the 1867 confederation of Canadian colonies into the Dominion of Canada. The new Toonie includes the traditional image of the queen on one side and a canoe floating on a quiet lake in the Boreal forest with the glowing Northern Lights above.

The design was one of five chosen in a national contest called “My Canada, My Inspiration” to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Other coins include a tribute to the country’s national railway system, an eight-year-old’s call for a “Green Future,” a coin celebrating peace (invoking the iconic maple leaf) and a five-cent coin honoring Canada’s indigenous Algonkian people.

Those coins are all being presented in special commemorative set, though the boreal forest scene, called “Dance of the Spirits” is the only one receiving the glow-in-the-dark treatment. According to the Mint, the design by Timothy Hsia of Richmond, British Columbia, will also be the first colored bimetallic coin produced in the world (settle down coin nerds). Chris Hannay at The Globe and Mail reports that once the luminescent coin goes into general circulation, one in 10 Canadians will eventually get their hands on one.

 

It’s not the first time the mint has produced glow-in-the-dark coins. In 2012, it released collectible quarters featuring prehistoric creatures including dinosaurs whose skeletons light up in the dark. And, for Canada 150, the mint is also releasing another collectible glow-in-the-dark coin featuring the Canadian flag in front of a glowing fireworks display. Neither were designed for general circulation, however.

While the new coin is a cool way to celebrate the sesquicentennial, there’s another reason for vaunting the coin-tech. Hannay reports that the mint is in heavy competition with other mints for business from nations around the world. In fact, the mint makes the currency for Indonesia, the UAE and Jamaica among dozens of others. Offering things like glow-in-the-dark coins or vegetarian-friendly plastic currency shows off the Mint’s cutting-edge innovations.

There’s no word on what type of paint is used to make the coin glow, but we’re pretty sure (and really hoping) they aren’t using radium.

 


A hoard of coins dating from the final days of the Roman Empire has been found in an orchard in Gelderland, a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country.

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

Experts believe the fortune was buried by a Frankish military leader in the second half of the fifth century, when the area was part of the Western Roman Empire, which collapsed in 476AD.

Some of the 41 gold pieces unearthed in Lienden, near Veenendaal, bear the image of Majorian, one of the empire’s last rulers, who reigned for four years from 457.

‘On that basis we think this treasure was buried in around 460,’ said Nico Roymans, professor of archaeology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

The collection was publicly displayed for the first time on Friday morning at the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen, which has acquired them on a long-term loan.
Roymans said the money was likely to have been paid to the Frankish warlord by the Romans in exchange for help with their troubles with local Germanic tribes such as the Visigoths.

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

Roman gold coins found in Netherlands

He added that maps of the area from the 19th century show there used to be a burial mound at the spot where the coins were found, which suggests the owner planned to return and collect them.
‘The burial mound would have been easy to find in the late Roman era and maybe that was the reason for hiding the treasure there,’ said Roymans.

‘This find is unusual because it dates from so late in the period,’ said Stephan Mols, senior lecturer in archaeology at Nijmegen’s Radboud University. ‘But we are getting more and more indications that the Romans recruited soldiers and sought help here.’

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At a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, the National Bank of Georgia announced that, from September 2017, the Bank will put into circulation new banknotes in the denomination of 5 lari.

Georgia New 5 Lari Banknote to be released

Georgia New 5 Lari Banknote to be released

It is a continuation of the Bank’s currency upgrade process; the 20-, 50- and 100-lari banknotes have already been updated.

The updated five GEL will be released on September 1 and will circulate alongside previous emissions.

The upgraded banknote will maintain the same themes: the front features Ivane Javakhishvili of Tbilisi State University, though a different portrait relief has been used for improved quality and volume.

On the reverse side are representations of paintings by Niko Pirosmani: Fisherman in a Red Shirt and Floor. Also on the reverse is the state coat of arms.

The new 5-lari banknotes are easily understandable for consumers and at the same time they incorporate modern security features. Among them are marks to allow for recognition by the visually impaired.

They are also made of a material that increases their lifespan in circulation, with natural resistance to abrasion and contamination.

The refurbished 5-lari banknote was designed by Bacha Malazonia.

An improved 10-lari banknote will be issued later this year; the National Bank will inform the public of the upcoming release.

For more information on the new series of upgraded banknotes, please visit www.ganakhlebulilari.ge.

Upgraded 20- and 50-lari banknotes have been in circulation since February 1, 2016, while the 100-lari upgraded banknote has been in circulation since November 1 of last year.


A lorry driver from Bristol has made a big discovery in the countryside of South Gloucestershire.

Ray Duncan, 55, from Horfield, has been a keen metal detector since taking up the hobby last summer.

However, over the weekend he made a discovery beyond his wildest dreams when he found treasure in a South Gloucestershire field.

Mr Duncan – who practices his hobby every weekend – came across 13 silver sixpences and shillings spread over the area of two large tractor tyre tracks.

Each of the coins displayed King William III’s profile on them – making them 350 years old.

“I’ve never found anything like that, nothing whatsoever,” said Mr Duncan.

“These are not common. I’m amazed.

“At first I was just happy to find one. I found a William and Mary coin before but to find these is a bit more exciting.

“Finding just one was great and when I found the second hole with two more in it I couldn’t believe it.”

Ray also found a brown clasp in the vicinity of the coins which may have formed part of a purse, and he believes a woman may have dropped it leading to the coins being buried there after centuries of the field being ploughed.

Legally Mr Duncan was required to report the find to the coroner for Avon and he is therefore unable to disclose the exact location of the find and the value of the coins.

However, searches online reveal the individual coins could be worth in excess of £200 each – but as a unit Mr Duncan believes the treasure could be worth anything.

And there could be more. The coroner has told Mr Duncan to return to the site and make sure he hasn’t missed anything.

“They’re better off in a museum than with me,” he said. “There will be a plaque saying I found them and I will receive the full value.

“I’ll know where they are, that they’re kept safe and that everyone can see them.”

Mr Duncan has been invited to present his treasure and other finds at an event at Bristol’s Blaise Castle in July.


Bank of Scotland has revealed the outline of its new £10 polymer note, which is because of enter course in the pre-winter.

The front of the note will keep on featuring Scottish writer and artist Sir Walter Scott close by The Mound in Edinburgh.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct will stay on the turn around of the plan.

Be that as it may, it will now highlight a steam train pulling a legacy vacationer prepare.

The train is a Stanier “Dark 5”, which was intended for London, Midland and Scottish Railway and frequently observed on the West Highland line.

The new note, which was designed by banknote producer De La Rue, is somewhat littler than the current paper form available for use.

It incorporates security highlights joined in the bank’s new polymer £5 note, which entered dissemination in October.

They incorporate an against fake “window impact”, incorporated with the windows of the picture of The Mound, and metallic ink which changes shading as the note is moved.

There is additionally another “tactile emboss”, made by a progression of raised spots, which is intended to help the outwardly disabled.

“The new note holds our highly adored plan of Sir Walter Scott with the acclaimed Glenfinnan Viaduct envisioned on the back and we’ve developed the outline by presenting the well known legacy vacationer prepare crossing the extension.

“With polymer notes being cleaner, more secure, and more sturdy than paper notes, I’m certain our new £10 note will demonstrate prominent crosswise over Scotland.”


Privateers of the Caribbean mint pieces have touched base at Modern Coin Mart (MCM), and they’re prepared to set sail into your accumulation. In the nick of time for the arrival of the new Disney film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, commander Jack Sparrow is the centerpiece for this swashbuckling plan.

These coins are accessible in their timber money box unique government bundling from Niue or affirmed by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with Early Releases assignments.

The most recent discharge in the Privateer arrangement, the White Whale, has made a major sprinkle with gatherers. Each round is struck from two full Troy ounces of .999 fine silver with a skull and steerage on the front, and a white whale surpassing a relentless ship on the turn around. MCM has depleted its supply of these well known rounds a few times – arrange yours while they are as yet accessible!

Treasures from the Deep

Notwithstanding these current coins, MCM is additionally offering an assortment of coins that were recouped from genuine wrecks. Some of these coins even bear the characteristic of the East India Company, much the same as the brand on Jack Sparrow’s arm!

Naval commander Gardner Shipwreck

In 1809, the Admiral Gardner of the East India Company was lost to the ocean in a horrible tempest.

Soa Jose Shipwreck

After a wild fight on the high oceans with the Anglo-Dutch naval force, this Portuguese ship was sunk, bringing her fortune with her to the base of the ocean.