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. Eurozone ponders fate of €500 note, which some link
to criminal activity: Citing the need to fight financial fraud
and the funding of terrorism, the head of the European Union’s
Anti-Fraud Office, Giovanni Kessler, said in a Jan. 25 Reuters report
that the European Union should eliminate the €500 note.
4. 'Wide Rim' Anthony dollar sells for a little less
than $3,000: The year 1979 was the first for the Anthony dollar
and collectors recognize two distinct design variants for this year. A
Wide Rim variant is by far the scarcer of the two.
3. NGC authenticates only second known JR-7 1796 Draped
Bust dime: The new find, from a decades-old private collection,
is graded and encapsulated by NGC as Very Good 8 and is valued between
$20,000 and $40,000.
2. Do you clean your coins?: Preserving
Collectibles: Columnist Susan L. Maltby wants to know whether,
why, and how exactly you would treat a coin, token, or medal. Take her
1. Why a 1968-D Washington quarter sold for
$8,812.50: The issue itself is not rare, having a mintage of more
than 100 million coins. Yet in top grades, it is a condition rarity
and collectors putting together grading service registry sets covet
coins like this.
Connect with Coin World: