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. Royal Canadian Mint confirms only 55 error coins
entered marketplace: The error version of the Proof 2016 Roaring
Grizzly .99999 fine gold $200 coin was produced with a die bearing a
marking intended for only the bullion version.
4. Counterfeit Proof 2015-W American Eagle silver
dollar surfaces at show: Reports have also surfaced of several
other different Proof dates also appearing, with 2013 and 2014 pieces
among them. Examples are also reportedly being offered through online outlets.
3. Dutch security printer firm victim of theft of €50
notes by employees: A serious theft of €50 notes from the
security printing firm Royal Johannes Enschedé of Haarlem,
Netherlands, was the result of an “inside job,” says a Feb. 25 report
by the Dutch website Crimesite.nl.
2. Bronze 1943-S Lincoln cent sells in private
transaction March 2: One of five known bronze 1943-S Lincoln
cents has been reported sold for an undisclosed sum in a private
transaction less than two months after the sellers acquired the coin
at public auction.
1. Counterfeiters target 1-ounce gold PAMP bars,
packaging: What makes this counterfeit interesting is that not
only is the rectangular bar counterfeit, but so is the blister-pack
packaging in which the fake bar is secured.
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