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U.S. standard silver alloy may change: Week's Most Read

The composition of regular 90 percent silver coins and 90 percent commemorative silver dollars could change under legislation currently working its way through Congress.

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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. Canada completes melting of gold coin hoard: The Bank of Canada sent 215,000 coins to the melting pots at the Royal Canadian Mint.

4. ?Underestimating demand for sets frustrating to Mint’s customers: When it happens twice in less than a week, the frustration doubles, not only for the collecting community but for Mint officials as well.

3. U.S. Mint reports 2015 Truman Coin and Chronicles Set sold out within 15 minutes: The set contains a Reverse Proof 2015-P Harry S. Truman Presidential dollar.

2. U.S. Mint temporarily suspends sales July 7 of American Eagle silver bullion coins: Up to the sales suspension, the U.S. Mint recorded total sales of 24,395,000 coins. 

1. U.S. standard .900 silver alloy in coins may change under legislation: A provision is reportedly aimed at saving the U.S. Mint money by conforming to the current world standard of .910 fine silver for coin silver. 

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Thursday, July 2, and 4:56 p.m. ET Thursday, July 9.

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