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. Where businesses are rejecting traditional
currency: As much as cash remains an essential part of daily life
in countries such as Germany and Switzerland, the exact opposite may
be true not far from those borders.
4. Recently salvaged shipwreck gold from 1715 Plate
Fleet reaches market: The coins are worth an estimated $1
million or more, according to John Albanese, who brokered the deal
between the salvors and the firms now selling the coins.
3. 2016-W Walking Liberty gold half dollar release date
announced by U.S. Mint: The gold half dollar will be the third
coin issued in 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of their 1916
introduction in .900 fine silver.
2. Concerned about the authenticity of precious metals
bars you may own?: The first report of a counterfeit PAMP
Suisse 1-ounce platinum bar in fake packaging comes from a bullion
dealer in southwest Ohio.
1. So you think that American Eagle silver dollar from
the flea market is a bargain?: Manufacturers of counterfeit
Proof 2016-W American Eagle silver dollars, however, seem to be
unaware of a pretty important detail.
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