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. Researcher seeks evidence of third 1873-S Seated
Liberty quarter dollar reverse: Greg Johnson states he has never
seen an example of the Open 3 quarter dollar with a reverse that
features a Double S Mint mark, the first punch too low, then corrected.
4. Three ways to overpay for coins: Senior Editor
Jeff Starck explains three ways a coin collector can really mess up
when it comes to buying world coins.
3. Rarely seen in circulation: Monday Morning Brief,
Feb. 8: When was the last time you received a $2 Federal Reserve
note in circulation? How about a Kennedy half dollar? Or a
Presidential or Native American dollar?
2. Current state of certified grading of coins: Q.
David Bowers: "Very few people go beyond what is printed on
a slab," Bowers writes. "They don’t care if it matches
traditional standards or, for that matter, if it is as ugly as a toad."
1. 2016 Mark Twain silver dollar opening sales higher
than two 2015 releases: The first day of sales Feb. 1 by
the U.S. Mint registered total sales of 33,500 coins, which was a
higher percentage of the available mintage than opening days for last
year's U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary and March of Dimes
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