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. Part of £1.3 million Anglo-Saxon coin hoard
discovered in 2014 going on display: Coin World Buzz: A British
coroner has given permission for a museum to display "about
20" Anglo-Saxon coins from a hoard unearthed
late last year by an amateur metal detectorist.
4. Why the modern world coin third-party-graded market
is growing: In part, the phenomenon reflects the changing
demographics of numismatics as new collectors join the hobby.
3. Consider collecting Coronet gold $5 half eagles: Q.
David Bowers: Coronet $5 gold half eagles, sometimes referred to
as Liberty Head coins, were minted continuously from 1839 to 1908.
2. Enhanced Uncirculated 2015-W Native American dollar
in 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set: The reverse design of
the coin honors Mohawk ironworkers who built many of the skyscrapers
in New York City.
1. Where did they come from and why do they exist?:
Shady stories for U.S. coins: Numismatics is not immune to
fallacy; numerous examples could be produced in which yesterday’s
correlation or notion became today’s “fact.”
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Aug. 21, and
9:37 a.m. ET Friday, Aug. 28.