It’s that time again, when 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 order:
5. Scottsdale Mint releases Queen Nefertiti 5-ounce
silver coin: Queen Nefertiti is the latest honoree in the
Scottsdale Mint’s series of Egyptian Relics 5-ounce silver coins.
4. Congressmen press the U.S Mint for action on
counterfeit gold and silver coins: Two members of Congress have
asked the U.S. Mint and the Secret Service to become more aggressive
3. Shipwrecks can yield more than gold bars and silver
coins, but paper money?: A Series 1935E $1 silver certificate
star note recovered from the wreckage of the SS Andrea Doria 28
years after the ship’s 1956 sinking is offered at auction.
2. Former coin dealer gets federal jail time for income
tax invasion: Former coin dealer William Dominick was sentenced
to 15 months in federal prison for income tax evasion involving U.S.
Mint product sales.
1. Decades after big notes became obsolete, economist
seeks their return: Large-denomination notes stopped circulating
in the United States at the end of World War II. One economist
believes they have a role to play today.
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