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. Son of former Denver Mint employee returns aluminum
1974-D Lincoln cent: Treasury and U.S. Mint officials will
confer on plans to publicly display the piece. The Mint did not
disclose where the 1974-D aluminum cent will be stored in the meantime.
4. American Liberty gold $100 coin, silver medal
designs get CCAC nod: The CCAC-recommended obverse for the 2017
release has a profile portrait of Liberty depicted as an African
American woman, wearing a crown of stars, an homage to the Statue of
Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol dome.
3. U.S. Mint could attempt recovery of aluminum 1974
Lincoln cent: After they successfully recovered the aluminum
1974-D Lincoln cent once held by a former Denver Mint deputy
superintendent, Mint officials said they could pursue recovery of the
only Philadelphia Mint-struck 1974 aluminum cent known in private hands.
2. Damage from high relief on American Eagle gold
bullion coins hurt grades: Some 2016 American Eagle 1-ounce gold
bullion $50 coins submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corp. have received
final grades three to five points lower than expected.
1. Where’s the Mint mark? Curious Proof No S dimes:
Market Analysis: Modern collectors continue to break records at
auction for rare coins in top grades, as evidenced by the sale of this
Proof 70 Deep Cameo 1983-S Roosevelt, No S dime for $20,489.70.
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