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.
Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. 1851-O Coronet $20 double eagle from Newman
Collection resurfaces, sells for $17,625: Market
Analysis: Coin World profiled three coins that sold at
Heritage’s Eric P. Newman auctions in 2013 and 2014 and that have
since returned to market.
4. Principal Deputy Mint Director Rhett Jeppson reveals
bureau's upcoming plans: A 2015 American Eagle 1-ounce platinum
bullion coin, and a Presidential medal for President Obama are among
the U.S. Mint's possible plans.
performance: Collectors angry over Eisenhower sellout: The rapid
sellout of the lastest Coin and Chronicles set was a repeat of the
experiences with the Harry S. Truman product, which also sold out in
about 15 minutes when it went on sale June 30.
2. Watch a $150,000 starting bid turn into a $400,000
final price: An 1807/6 Draped Bust cent that had a starting bid
of $150,000 at the Stack's Bowers Rarities Night auction on Thursday,
Aug. 13, more than doubles during an extended bidding war.
1. Federal government to return millions of dollars in
Liberty Dollars seized by authorities in 2007: The return of
that property, however, is being delayed until all petitions filed
seeking return of the property have been completely processed and any
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Aug. 14, and
9:28 a.m. ET Friday, Aug. 21.