It’s that time of the week again, as we catch up on what happened in
the numismatic world this week.
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
5. Gone in three days: 2017 Ellis Island National
Monument 5-ounce silver bullion coins: The U.S. Mint sold out
its entire mintage of 40,000 2017 Ellis Island National Monument
5-ounce silver bullion coins by Aug. 31, three days after they went on sale.
4. Man faces court in sale of alleged counterfeit coins
in fake grading service holders: A Minnesota man is charged with
selling allegedly counterfeit coins in fake Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
and Professional Coin Grading Service holders.
3. Arabian coin found in Rhode Island field might come
from 1695 pirate booty: In 2014 a Rhode Island metal
detectorist, James Bailey, located a small silver coin from what is
now Yemen. The coin could be related to pirates.
2. Original ‘Bo’ hobo nickels highlight Sept. 15
Kagin’s auction: Kagin’s Auctions will offer nearly 40 hobo
nickels, including seven by renowned hobo nickel artist George
1. Mnuchin comments cast doubt on Tubman portrait for
next $20 note: Harriet Tubman was selected to appear on the next
$20 note by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, but Lew’s replacement has
not committed to supporting that decision.
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