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. Collector tips: where to buy world coins, from
obvious sources to the obscure: For buying world coins, things
aren’t as straightforward as with buying United States coins. Senior
Editor Jeff Starck explains his recommended approach.
4. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to print its own version of
U.S. dollar: Zimbabwe’s high inflation rates, which led to notes
bearing denominations in the billions, forced the country to scrap its
currency altogether in 2009.
3. No decision yet on disposition of 2016-W Winged
Liberty Head gold dimes: The number remaining in Mint inventory
was over 6,200 coins as of May 12, with 118,741 pieces sold from the
125,000 originally available.
2. New counterfeit 1894-O Morgan dollar: Monday Morning
Brief, May 16: Numismatic Guaranty Corp. has identified a new
“contemporary counterfeit” 1894-O Morgan dollar and dollar experts
have assigned a VAM number to it, just like a new genuine die variety.
Coin World’s William T. Gibbs explains why in his look at contemporary counterfeits.
1. NGC grader identifies first contemporary counterfeit
1894-O Morgan dollar: Contemporary counterfeits are pieces
produced and circulated around the time of the genuine issues and are
not to be confused with modern fakes currently entering the market
from sources in Asia.
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