It’s time to catch up on the week that was in numismatic insights and news.
Coin World is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week.
Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. Busy time in 1859 in numismatics, then nothing: Q.
David Bowers: On March 15, 1858, Augustus G. Sage and friends
formed the American Numismatic Society, the second such
coin-collecting group in the United States.
4. Gold 2016-W Winged Liberty Head dime mintage limit
at 125,000: The 2016 gold dime has an initial household order
limit of 10. Mint officials say they will continue to monitor sales
and adjust the household order limit as appropriate.
3. What is the Oak Island "Money
Pit"?: Tales of pirates and buried treasures have always
sparked interest, but very rarely has a tale of excavation and digging
garnered the amount of attention that the Oak Island "Money
Pit" has without yielding much of major significance.
2. Prices of early copper U.S. coins tempt forgers:
Detecting Counterfeits: As prices for early United States copper
coins continue to increase, half cents and large cents from the 1790s
are becoming targets for counterfeiters.
1. Female portrait for new $10 bill soon to be
revealed: Last week during an interview with PBS's Charlie Rose,
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that he's "close to reaching a
decision" on who the female historic figure to be represented on
a current piece of U.S. paper money will be.
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