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Silver Roosevelt dimes in new set, prospector prices gold nugget

The Reverse Proof 2015-P Roosevelt silver dime, top, and Proof 2015-W Roosevelt silver dime, below, are only available in the three-coin 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver set.

Images courtesy of United States Mint.

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 metrics. 

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order: 

5. CCAC makes its Mark Twain commemorative design recommendations: The design recommended for the silver dollar reverse was actually submitted for obverse consideration.

4. Coins from Alexander the Great era among treasures found in Israel cave: It is the second notable coin find in Israel in recent months.

3. Commemorative coins honoring Mark Twain long overdue: Bill Gibbs thinks Twain would be amused with the honor, and he was vain enough that he would also be a bit pleased.

2. Gold prospector willing to part with 87-ounce nugget find for a price: A minimum of $200,000 in Australian dollars, that's $154,572 U.S., will do the trick says Mick Brown.

1. Three-coin 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver Set goes on sale May 4 from U.S. Mint: The set includes two specially struck Roosevelt silver dimes.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, March 6, and 9:37 a.m. ET Friday, March 13.

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