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  1. News - Hong Kong - BANKING AND FINANCE

    World's largest gold coin worth more than HK$300 million goes on display in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 05:38pm

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com The world’s largest gold coin, on its first visit outside Australia, was unveiled on Thursday at the Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Central as part of a showcase tour for the historic Perth Mint. The enormous coin weighs 1,012 kilograms and is made from 99.99 per cent pure gold. It is 31 inches wide, more than 4.7 inches thick, and took some 18 ...

  2. 'Giving out coin by coin by coin, the government treats us like beggars'

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chung Yuen-yi dropped a handful of coins to the ground as she questioned the government's welfare policies. 'Giving out coin by coin by coin, the government treats us like ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Coin found on Vancouver Island beach could rewrite history of Canada

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Victoria Buried coin suggests a secret history of Canada An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island. The 435-year-old coin discovered on the island off Canada's west coast has rekindled a theory that British ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California couple unearth US$10m in gold coins while walking their dog

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters in Los Angeles

    ... Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than US$10 million, ... on the couple’s land last April, said coin expert David McCarthy of currency firm Kagin’s. “We’ve seen shipwrecks in the past where thousands of gold coins were found in very high grade, but a buried ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Success and failure: two sides of the same coin for China's space mission

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Failure is not a dirty word Failure is not a word Beijing takes lightly. Driven by a desire to become a superpower and with the world watching its every move, success in all endeavours is expected. The breakdown of the nation's first m ...

  6. News - World - CURRENCIES

    Alternative coins rise to challenge bitcoin as the future of money

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:18pm by NYT

    ... something from the day after tomorrow. For Lawrence Blankenship, it's already a thing of the past. A software engineer from Springfield, Missouri, Blankenship is putting his money on PeerCoin ... PeerCoin, Litecoin and anoncoin, whose backers point to advantages they say their currency has over bitcoin. PeerCoin, according to Blankenship, is closer than bitcoin to perfect, communal money. ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Throwing bad money after bad, China's coin-shaped building

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A controversial design in Guangzhou attracts a fresh backlash from the public with a 100,000 yuan official contest to decide what to call it Towering folly coined perfectly ... have already started to refer to the building as the "copper coin", while others have compared it to a caramel doughnut - one with a hole 47 metres wide. Six proposals were received ...

  8. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Gold rush sparks run on American Eagle coin

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Gold rush sparks run on American Eagle coin The US Mint ran out of its smallest American Eagle gold coin after demand surged following the biggest drop in futures in three decades. Sales of the coins weighing a 10th of an ounce were suspended after demand more than doubled last year's, the Mint said. Sales of American Eagles this month almost tripled ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FASHION

    Make some noise

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by KENNETH WONG

    ... (HK3,800), ancient coin-print shorts (HK$5,500), Icon T-shirt (HK$2,600) and raffia shoes, all by Dolce & Gabbana (inquiries: 2877 5558).   Photographer Charl Marais Art direction/styling Kenneth ...

  10. News - World - IRELAND

    Ireland's central bank misquotes James Joyce on commemorative coin

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Dublin To coin a phrase, Ulysses gaffe was ineluctable A silver €10 coin issued by Ireland's central bank to commemorate James Joyce's Ulysses misquotes a line from the modernist masterpiece. The coin features a portrait of the author and a short quotation taken from the book's third chapter, into which an extra word has mistakenly been added. ...




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