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, according to reader
Click the links to read the stories. Here they
are, in reverse order:
5. Unattributed auction buy yields new 1798 Draped Bust
dollar die marriage: The coin has been consigned to the May 31
to June 3 auction by Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles.
4. Internet surfing yields discovery of finest known
Sheldon 96 1796 Draped Bust cent: The coin tops the
second-finest known piece by more than 50 grade points.
3. Federal government calls in America's gold: In
1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102,
which prohibited “the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates.”
2. 'Mule' error discovered in Mexico's Libertad bullion
series: Nearly 16 years after it was first issued, a 1999 Mexican
Libertad silver bullion coin has been authenticated as bearing the
1. California federal judge rules against government in
1974-D aluminum cent case: The court held that it is plausible
that the coin could have left the Denver Mint legally.
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, April 3, and
10:18 a.m. ET Friday, April 10.