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. Coins of Jamaica honor reggae musician Robert 'Bob'
Marley: Described as a “black Bob Dylan” in a Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame biographical sketch, Robert “Bob” Marley developed and spread
the popularity of reggae beyond Jamaica to the world.
4. Nobody has a crystal ball: Monday Morning Brief, May
23: While the U.S. Mint reconciles how it will dispose of more
than 6,200 2016-W Winged Liberty Head Centennial gold dimes in its
inventory from canceled orders and returns, some are already looking
ahead to the looming sale of the 2016-W Standing Liberty Centennial
gold quarter dollar.
3. Paper money changes great, but let's now turn to our
coins: The Memory Bank: Beth Deisher has long held the view that
our coins are our nation’s calling cards to the world, and that they
should honor men and women who have played a role in our nation’s
development or depict events that speak to our shared values and ideals.
2. United States Mint experiments with different
finishes on coins: The Mint’s extensive experimentation over the
past decade with coin finishes — sometimes using multiple finishes on
one or both sides of the same coin — has factored into some individual
coins’ appreciation in value (or lack thereof).
1. Disney Dollars series discontinued May 14 as digital
money use rises: The Disney notes became a collectible soon
after they became a currency, and PCGS Currency has graded more than
20,000 Disney Dollars in the past few years.
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