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, according to reader
Click the links to read the stories. Here they
are, in reverse order:
5. Scottish token honors independence hero William
Wallace: Thanks to the 1995 Mel Gibson movie Braveheart,
the hero of Scotland’s early independence movement, William Wallace,
is well known today.
4. Bank of Canada says it's not illegal to 'Spock' its
$5 notes in homage to the late actor: However, the bank is not
encouraging the drawings either.
3. How much gold and silver has the U.S. Mint sold so
far in 2015? [INFOGRAPHIC]: Coin World's latest
infographic compares the Mint's 2015 sales with its 2014 sales.
2. Britain's Royal Mint unveils fifth portrait of Queen
Elizabeth II: This is the fifth definitive portrait of the queen
to appear on the UK's circulating coins since her accession to the
throne in 1952.
1. Australian gold prospector unearths 87-ounce nugget
worth more than $100,000 in U.S. dollars: The astonishing solid
gold nugget was found during a prospecting expedition in Wedderburn, a
town located in the state of Victoria.
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Feb. 27, and
8:54 a.m. ET Friday, March 6.