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Remember the $2 note? Week's Most Read

The $2 Federal Reserve note was first released on April 13, 1976. The New York Times celebrated the anniversary with an examination of a denomination not many people see or use.

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The week is winding down, and it’s time to catch up on what happened in the numismatic world.

To look back at Coin World's five most-read stories of the week, click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:  

5. Two popular key dates in top grades at Regency XXVI: A MS-66+ red 1914-D Lincoln cent and an MS-67 1916 Standing Liberty quarter dollar are two key dates of the early 20th century in an upcoming Legend auction.

4. Federal grand jury indicts top Northwest Territorial Mint officials: Two officials of the now bankrupt Northwest Territorial Mint have both been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with multiple bullion fraud schemes.

3. Volatility pushes palladium spot price up 23.5 percent in nine trading days: Volatility in the palladium market sparked by concerns over Russian metal supplies pushed the price of the precious metal per troy ounce up 23.5 percent.

2. 1854-S Coronet gold $5 half eagle ‘discovery of a lifetime’: Identification of a fourth surviving 1854-S Coronet gold $5 half eagle is labeled the “discovery of a lifetime.”

1. The $2 Federal Reserve note celebrates an anniversary and how many notice?: On April 13, the anniversary of the reintroduction of the $2 bill as a small-size Federal Reserve note was the topic of the “Back Story” in the New York Times.

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