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
5. Recent commemorative coin product sellouts are few
and far between: Of the four commemorative coin programs
conducted by the U.S. Mint in 2015 and 2016, the only reported sellout
is the 2015 March of Dimes Special Silver set.
4. Atocha shipwreck silver bar among Sedwick’s May
auction lots: May 3 and 4, Florida auction house and coin dealer
Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC offers items recovered from the 1622 wreck of
the Nuestra Señora de Atocha.
3. Thieves steal $4 million gold coin from German
museum: The Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 sold six examples of the
100-kilogram gold coin, one of which was just stolen from a museum in Germany.
2. Piano in Great Britain contains something
unexpected: A hoard of gold “key” coins still awaits its owner.
The piano isn’t coin operated, but the stash inside could pay a
maestro to play it for a long time.
1. In this auction, it was ‘Buy the holder, not the
coin’ that inspired bidders: A 1987 American Eagle silver dollar
in an early PCGS holder valued at $56 sells for $1,155 in online sale.
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