Precious Metals

Week’s Most Read: Palladium prices rising to record levels

The price of palladium is testing the $3,000 per troy ounce mark.

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Each week, we publish at our website selected content from the print issue of the week’s Coin World as well as content written primarily for the online audience. 

Here are five of our most-read articles from the past week, in reverse order.

5. Basketball coin program includes three limited products: Three numismatic products associated with the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program will be limited editions, two with color and one with a special finish.

4. Treasury OIG report explains NexGen $100 note problems: A report issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of the Inspector General on Dec. 31, 2019, sheds new light on the problems that halted production of the Series 2009 $100 note.

3. Inside Coin World —1864 Indian Head cents in the Spotlight: Columns exclusive to the latest issue of Coin World threw a Spotlight on 1864 Indian Head cents and examined two 1880 Morgan dollar die marriages.

2. Market Analysis — When MS-62 nears MS-63, it's PQ: Collectors are willing to pay a premium for nice MS-62 coins that approach the MS-63 grade, as seen in an 1884-S Morgan dollar with a green CAC sticker that brought $19,800.

1. Price of palladium heading toward $3,000 an ounce level: The spot price of palladium at the end of February was testing the $3,000 an ounce plateau on the London market, outdistancing the price of gold by $1,000 an ounce or more. 

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