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The state took another step Monday to allow privately minted gold and silver coins to be considered legal tender in Arizona.
Arizonans who fear the federal government will make their folding money worthless may soon be able to substitute privately minted gold and silver coins.
Collectors of old coins fill their vaults with nostalgia. Think of the Boy Scout who covets his first buffalo nickel, or the uncle who cherishes his special-edition set.
Who needs Republic credits? Tell Watto to buzz off: The New Zealand Mint is producing a set of 40 silver coins depicting characters and scenes from the Star Wars Saga that will be legal tender for Kiwis.
Coin collectors and bald eagle aficionados now have an opportunity to own limited edition bald eagle coins. Proceeds of the 2008 commemorative coins will benefit Arizona’s bald eagles.
State lawmakers are close to declaring privately minted gold and silver coins to be legal tender in Arizona.
So if you think the lines at the grocery store move slowly now, imagine waiting behind someone who wants to pay with a few chunks of gold.
A beloved English teacher in South Jersey, Matthew Quick may have been financially stable, but he was far from happy. With the support of his wife, Quick left his job at age 30, sold his house, and began writing full-time in his in-laws’ unfinished basement for three years. As he battled mood swings and severe depression, Quick became inspired to write “The Silver Linings Playbook,” which became an instant success and earned him a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention.
Gov. Jan Brewer refused Thursday to make Arizona the second state in the nation to declare privately minted gold and silver coins, bars and ingots to be legal tender in the state.
State senators voted Wednesday to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona -- but not copper, cattle, cotton, citrus or climate.
Do you know how long a dollar bill lives? A paper dollar’s life span is between 1.5 and two years. So who cares?
TAMPA, Fla. - Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have mined what could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history, bringing home 17 tons of colonial-era silver and gold coins from an undisclosed site in the Atlantic Ocean. Estimated value: $500 million.
The glint catches the eye — the flash that comes from the sun reflecting off the coin’s copper veneer instead of the concrete that it lies on. Further inspection isn’t really necessary, because only one common U.S. coin isn’t silver.
Call it a mini-Gold Rush.
The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow will be in the West Valley for five days next week with experts ready to take a look at and buy gold, silver, antiques and rare collectibles.
A Mesa man authorities say shot at officers over the weekend had been convicted of burglary in late March and was listed in the No. 2 slot on Mesa’s most wanted list.
This is going to be a little loud,” Eddie Darko apologizes. He appears to be milking a sweat sock at an east Mesa Bashas’ this afternoon. But quarters, dimes and an endless stream of pennies rattle out into the Coinstar machine.
Two Valley men, one of whom is from Scottsdale, were convicted of securities and tax fraud for their involvement in a scheme that caused more than $1.5 million in tax losses over nearly six years, the U.S. Department of Justice announced this week.
ROME, Italy - A perfect day began standing on the balcony of our hotel room watching people eating ice cream and enjoying a sunny, 70-degree day. It ended with a Suns win over Lottomatica Roma in a hot and steamy arena so packed there were people sitting in the aisles.
Paradise Valley police are warning Scottsdale residents that the "rock burglar" is targeting homes in north Scottsdale after two Memorial Day weekend heists.
It's a hot Tuesday afternoon and the small Pawn America parking lot in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville, Minn., is nearly full.
An investigative report outlines several perks and expenditures by Fiesta Bowl officials, including ousted CEO John Junker:
—COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIPS: The Fiesta Bowl paid for Junker's memberships at four high-end golf courses: Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.; Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix; and Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. The bowl also paid for a golf course membership at Chaparral Pines in Payson, Ariz., for Chief Operating Officer Natalie Wisneski.
—STRIP CLUB: The bowl was charged more than $1,200 in 2008 for a trip to the Bourbon Street strip club in Phoenix by Junker and two others. The report shows expenses included food, drinks and dances from strippers.
—AUTO STIPENDS: Junker, his wife and other Fiesta Bowl executives received General Motors cars while GMC was a bowl sponsor. Junker received $8,500 from the bowl for a new car. Other executives received lesser amounts for new cars. Junker continued to receive money for cars, including $27,000 in 2009. Wisneski received an annual car allowance of $16,800
—NICKLAUS GOLF: Junker was reimbursed for $110,000 in credit-card charges for attending a Celebrity Fight Night and bidding on a golf date with Jack Nicklaus. Junker later billed his travel and expenses for the golf date to the bowl.
—BIRTHDAY PARTY: The bowl spent $33,188.96 on Junker's 50th birthday party in 2005, held over four days in Pebble Beach, Calif.
—VACATIONS: The bowl paid for at least 27 trips Junker took with his family, including a 16-day trip to Santa Barbara, Calif. and San Diego with his entire family in 2008. Other trips included $2,600 for Junker and his wife in San Francisco, and a trip to Florida for a space-shuttle launch.
—RELIGIOUS CAUSES: The donation of an executive suite at a bowl game valued at $25,000 went to a local convent for a fundraiser. Junker was also reimbursed for "frequent meals" with an executive with St. Vincent de Paul's Phoenix chapter, and more than $5,000 in membership dues for Legatus, an organization for Catholic business leaders.
—FLOWERS: The bowl paid for $75 in flowers sent to an admissions official at the University of Texas-Austin in March 2010. Junker's daughter was accepted to an honors program at the school.
—AIDE'S WEDDING: The bowl was billed more than $13,000 for the wedding and honeymoon for Junker's aide Kelly Keogh.
—GOLD COINS: Thousands of dollars on gold and silver coins gifted to employees over the years, including about $24,000 in 2008.
—PARIS TRIP: The bowl paid for Wisneski's trip to Paris in 2009 for a Hispanic businesswomen's retreat.
— GOLF EQUIPMENT: Junker was reimbursed $2,285.96 for Nike golf equipment at a tournament sponsored by the company. Another Fiesta Bowl employee charged the Fiesta Bowl more than $12,000 for Titleist golf balls at an exclusive country club.
—BRIAN WILSON CONCERT: The bowl paid almost $1,952 to send two staffers to see Brian Wilson, a former member of the Beach Boys, perform in New York.
April 9, 2005
Students at Scottsdale Christian Academy have learned this spring that life in medieval times was far from fun and games.
NEW YORK - Gold, which scorched into the record books earlier this year, has suddenly gone cold.