Long Beach arrests caught on video, counterfeit crisis spotlighted: Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 06/17/16
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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. Hidden hoard in Israel sheds light on wartime: Monday Morning Brief: A small hoard of silver coins provides an invaluable insight to life on a Jewish farmstead during the most turbulent times of war in ancient Israel.

4. Ancient silver coin hoard found in Israel features pieces from the city of Tyre: The cache contains one or two coins from every year between 135 and 126 B.C., a collection familiar to modern day hobbyists. 

3. Collectors await June 30 release of Proof 2016-W platinum American Eagles: The number of coins offered in the 2016-W release is two and a half times the number offered in 2015. 

2. Major news network reports on the counterfeit crisis: Coin World Buzz: NBC News published a feature online on June 13 titled "Glitters, but Not Gold: Fake Gold and Silver Coins 'Flooding' Market." 

1. Arrests made in attempted sale at Long Beach Expo of alleged stolen coins: The dramatic takedown of one suspect was recorded on surveillance video captured by Stack's Bowers Galleries in front of that numismatic firm's booth on the convention floor bourse. 

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