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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