Another week has come to a close, and it’s time to catch up on what
happened in the numismatic world.
To look back at Coin World's five most-read stories of the
week, click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. Palladium demand pushes the metal’s price to 17-year
high: Demand for palladium, primarily for use in autocatalyst
applications, pushed the spot price of the precious metal Dec. 22 to
high ground it hasn't reached in 17 years.
4. 1853 Seated Liberty, Arrows and Rays half dollar
headlines Legend’s last sale of the year: The Mint added arrows
at the date on the obverse and rays around the eagle on the reverse to
mark a weight reduction in 1853.
3. Jim Thorpe dominates reverse design for 2018 Native
American dollar: The first numismatic products from the U.S.
Mint to include the 2018 Native American Jim Thorpe $1 coins will be
offered in February.
2. Mint limits sales window for limited-edition WWI
Coin and Medal sets: The five 2018 World War I American Veterans
Centennial Coin and Medal sets will be available for sale during only
a 30-day purchasing window.
1. South Korean bank reports new generation of
‘supernote’ counterfeit: A new generation of “supernotes” may
have appeared in circulation in Asia. The suspected counterfeits are
of Series 2006 $100 U.S. Federal Reserve notes.
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