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, according to reader
Click the links to read the stories. Here they
are, in reverse order:
5. 1909-S Lincoln, V.D.B. cent in upcoming government
auction: The variety, struck at the San Francisco Mint, carries
the S Mint mark and the inititals of designer Victor David Brenner.
4. Making money with Jefferson nickels: Senior
Editor Jeff Starck focuses on the profitability of certain Jefferson
nickels in his latest Starck Contrasts blog.
3. Q. David Bowers: ‘Gold’ a longtime synonym for
‘value’: Gold coins have been high on the list of collecting
interests since our hobby (or industry) became widely popular.
2. American Buffalo bullion coin sales lagging behind
previous years: The total number of coins sold through May 26
reached 7,000 coins, 3,000 coins fewer than were sold in all of April.
1. Counterfeit American Eagle gold bullion coins
improving in design quality: An Ohio coin dealer reports
receiving eight counterfeit American Eagle 1-ounce gold bullion coins
of different dates.
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, May 22, and
10:06 a.m. ET Friday, May 29.