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. Counterfeit numismatic products continue to assault
the hobby: Monday Morning Brief: The latest fake reported is an
unknown composition imitation of a Proof 2015-W American Eagle silver coin.
4. 2016-W Winged Liberty Head Centennial gold dime for
sale in April: Without much fanfare, the U.S. Mint posted notice
on its website March 9 that sales for the 2016-W Winged Liberty Head
Centennial gold dime will begin soon.
3. Kuwait marks Desert Storm liberation anniversary on
coins: Coalition forces led by the United States defeated Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, as it is often
called, after about six weeks of a military effort consisting mostly
of air war.
2. Hiker in Israel discovers rare gold aureus of
Trajan: The gold aureus issued by Roman Emperor Trajan is one of
two examples known, with a “twin” in the British Museum.
1. Mint probing cause of American Eagle gold bullion
coin variant: Mint officials consider the anomaly to be a
variant and not an error, according to Tom Jurkowsky, director of the
Office of Corporate Communications. Jurkowsky said as many as 63,000
coins could have been struck with the higher-than-intended obverse relief.
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