Important aluminum cent ruling announced, 'mule' error on bullion coin discovered: Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 04/10/15
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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 metrics. 

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 wrong design.

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.

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