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. What’s going on with the U.S. Mint and its many
packaging problems?: The United States Mint’s packaging woes
keep getting worse and they need to stop, Managing Editor William T.
4. 1953-D Jefferson 5-cent piece in MS-67 full steps:
Market Analysis: While not the rarest issue with full steps,
this 1953-D Jefferson 5-cent piece graded PCGS MS-67 full steps is
rare in such a high grade and it is the finest known.
3. $6,462.50 for MS-68 full steps 2011-D Jefferson
5-cent coin: Market Analysis: Collectors continue to pay big
money for finest known coins for inclusion in grading service Registry
Sets, where collectors can list their collection and compete against
one another for the top collection.
2. Examining inflation of grading: Q. David
Bowers: “The more things change, the more they are the same,” it
has been said. Not necessarily so with numismatics, especially
grading. Gradeflation has taken over.
1. Federal lawsuit seeks removal of 'In God We Trust'
from coins, notes: Does the phrase “In God We Trust” force God
onto atheists in absence of a compelling government interest?
California attorney Michael Newdow thinks that it does.
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