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Following Queen’s Funeral, The Value of a $2 coin Soars to $550



An Australian $2 coin’s valuation has increased significantly after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, according to a numismatist.

Time to dig through your pockets!

If there was ever a moment to dig through the dusty bags at the back of your closet, empty your pockets, and raid your piggy banks, now is it.

Without your knowledge, one coin among the many places where you stash your loose change could now be worth far more than it once did.

Joel Kandiah, a TikTok numismatist (someone who collects or studies coins), has shown that two Australian dollar coins could potentially be worth 250 times their original value as a result of yesterday’s (19 Septemberfuneral )’s for Queen Elizabeth II.

Two coins—one with a poppy flower in the centre and the other bearing a depiction of the Imperial State crown—”can bring up to $550,” according to Kandiah.

According to the numismatist, also known as The History of Money: “These two $2 coins, which are the lowest mintage coloured circulating $2 coins in Australian history, have been in high demand.

“Due to their limited mintage of 503,000, the 2012 Red Poppies are fetching prices between $150 and $370.

The 2013 Purple Coronation $2 coin, which had a mintage of 995,000 pieces and was worth between $40 and $140 before to the Queen’s passing, has seen an increase in value of up to 180% over the past week.

However, Kandiah cautioned that there hasn’t been “any significant change in the collectors’ value of £1, $1, and $5 notes,” so don’t get your hopes up if you find a spare note stashed away at the back of your cupboard.

“The standards for determining whether they are rare are still in place.

“Coins, however, are another matter. Three specific coins have seen significant movements, he continued.

Instead, keep an eye out for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 50c coin, the “Effigies Over Time” collector set, the 2013 Purple Coronation $2 coin, the 2012 Red Poppy $2 coin, and the 2013 Purple Coronation $2 coin.

For the Red Poppy in particular, Kandiah stated that “the level of demand has been unprecedented.” 503,000 of these coins have been produced, which is only 0.5% of all $2 coins ever produced, he continued.

Prior to the Queen’s departure, the coins had “a little bit of excitement” surrounding them, Kandiah thought. “And now they’re just shooting through the roof,” he remarked.

The 50c Platinum Jubilee coin, which has a mintage of 70,000, was $12.50 before Queen Elizabeth’s death and is currently being sold for “$100 each.”

The Effigies Over Time coin set, which was created to “commemorat[e] the new effigy of the Queen in 2019,” was formerly offered for $30 each set and is now worth “at least $160.”

The numismatist went to an auction on September 17 and spent $75 on an Effigies set. The set’s value has soared to $180 as of yesterday.

Kandiah replied, “I honestly can’t believe it.

The numismatist did, however, caution that it can be “extremely difficult to foresee the movements.”

Not everything, he said, “will go over the roof,” especially when “millions” of things, like $5 and $1 bills, are produced.

That hasn’t suddenly altered because the Queen has passed away, Kandiah continued, “And the unusual ones are often those with certain prefixes if it starts with an AA for example.”

Kandiah suggests checking “the Renniks Australian Coin & Banknote Value books” or simply going on eBay to get a “decent sense” of how much your coins are worth.

Kandiah thought: “The increase in pastimes like currency collecting after the outbreak has been absurd.

“the general acceptance of coin collecting After 27 years of collecting, I used to think I was a nerd. Children are now quickly reengaging in it.

There is now greater demand than ever for coins like these because of the gradual increase that has now “gone over the roof” this year.

Check your pockets definitely.


Rumors of Trevor Noah and Dua Lipa Dating Recently Surface



After being photographed holding one other’s hands and sharing kisses and hugs on a romantic date night in New York City on Wednesday, Dua Lipa and Trevor Noah ignited a ton of dating speculations.

Where It Happened

The 38-year-old anchor of The Daily Show and the 27-year-old pop diva were spotted having a quiet and personal supper together at Miss Lily’s in the East Village.

A Big Maybe

The new relationship develops as Trevor prepares to leave The Daily Show after seven years in charge, a period in which the late-night informational program’s audience drastically decreased.

When performing, Dua is renowned for wearing provocative and vibrant outfits, but when she was out with Trevor, she drastically changed her appearance to be more casual-chic. 

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Alan Rickman’s Diary Reveals Criticism of Emma Watson



If the remarks Alan Rickman made about Emma Watson’s performance in his soon-to-be-published personal diaries are any indication, he was capable of the kind of harsh insults that Harry Potter character Severus Snape would be proud of.

Backstage Talk

The late actor admitted that he had pondered leaving the Potter series with his agency because he had been so uncomfortable filming on some of the movies. He struggled with everything on the Hogwarts set, from his working hours to his coworkers, and had significant issues.

The Direction

The recently discovered journals claim that Alan struggled particularly with Emma Watson, who naturally played Hermione Granger in the movies. “These kids need directing. They don’t know their lines and Emma [Watson]’s diction is this side of Albania at times.” Alan wrote about the kids he performed scenes with.

As Harry, Hermione, and Ron find themselves sparring with their teacher more than ever, Alan had to spend more time in this film with his younger co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.

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Hacker from “Grand Theft Auto 6” Appearing in Court Pleads “Not Guilty”




The youngster who broke into Rockstar Games and leaked the Grand Theft Auto VI early gameplay video has been in court and has opted to enter a “not guilty” plea to the accusations.

Not Guilty? Really?

According to the Bloomberg article, the 17-year-old from Oxfordshire, England, was already in violation of his release terms and had gotten himself into trouble with two counts of internet abuse.

That was before the ransom hacks on Microsoft and Uber, which have reportedly been linked to the teen’s mischief, and before he allegedly targeted Rockstar Games’ systems and enabled the circulation of catastrophic amounts of previously undisclosed Grand Theft Auto VI data.

It’s crucial to remember that the authorities have not formally named this person as the perpetrator of all of these cyber sieges.

In addition, it’s believed that the hacker is a member of the collective Lapsus$. Over the period of 2021 and 2022, the cybercrime gang seriously harmed a number of organizations, including Nvidia, Samsung, Ubisoft, and others.

According to Brett Callow, a threat analyst at the antivirus firm Emsisoft, “Lapsus$ definitely aren’t wreaking as much havoc as other actors with various incentives could, and I think that’s the answer – they aren’t fully motivated by money,” said in an interview with Wired.

Therefore, they attempt things that cybercriminals with only financial motivations wouldn’t. The trial will proceed at a later date after the judge sent the matter to a higher court. “They are more inclined to be adventurous and to try things – that may not have a payoff – just for the joy of it,” which checks the box for the motivation for an attack on Grand Theft Auto VI.

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