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. Ceremonial 'hell money' notes widely used in Asian
cultures confiscated: The notes were printed on what is called
“joss paper” that is specifically meant to be burnt, most often as an
a offering to the deceased in what is a common ritual in Asian cultures.
4. When a Mint makes a major mistake: Monday Morning
Brief, Feb. 29: Jeff Starck explains the situation surrounding
the discovery of an error version of a Proof gold coin from Canada.
3. Patience pays off with Jefferson 5-cent pieces:
Found in Rolls: A long and tiresome trip to the grocery store
paid off for columnist Bill O'Rourke in the form of some interesting
2. Kennedy half dollar with 'funkadelic' toning brings
$22,325: Market Analysis: In this case the colorful phrasing
refers to a beautifully toned 1964-D Kennedy half dollar graded Mint
State 68 by Professional Coin Grading Service.
1. Chinese counterfeiters target silver bullion
products of multiple manufacturers: The counterfeiting is
causing financial headaches both for the makers of the genuine pieces
and for the fakes’ secondary market buyers who are unaware of the
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