Gold bullion variant, Israel hiker find: Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 03/18/16
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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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