The week is winding down, 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. NBA legend and coin collector Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
resigns from CCAC post: Abdul-Jabbar, sworn into a Citizens
Coinage Advisory Committee four-year term Jan. 16, 2017, has resigned,
citing multiple obligations.
4. Legislation seeks new gold standard by defining U.S.
dollar in terms of gold: A West Virginia legislator introduced
H.R. 5404 on March 22, seeking to require the Treasury secretary to
define the dollar in terms of a fixed weight of gold.
3. Repunched 1943-D/D Lincoln cent tops $10,000 at
Rarities Night: When zinc-coated steel planchets were used, in
1943, replacing normal bronze cent planchets, Mint marks were punched
into dies by hand, and some were repunched.
2. Collector pays record $192,000 to acquire
double-denomination mule error coin: Collector Tommy Bolack paid
a record $192,000 at auction March 22 to purchase the 17th known 2000
State quarter dollar/Sacagawea dollar mule, his 14th.
1. Venezuela makes it official: Nation’s worthless
currency is officially worthless: New coins and paper money will
start circulating in Venezuela on June 4, at which point all existing
currency will lose its value.
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