Precious Metals

Week's Most Read: Gold bars still draw attention

More than 60 pounds in gold bars believed looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 were discovered in the spring of 2017 inside a tank that Nick Mead, a British-based collector of military hardware, purchased on eBay. Mechanic Todd Chamberlain is shown pulling out one of the gold bars.

Images courtesy of YouTube/Tanks-a lot.

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. Monday Morning Brief for Nov. 19, 2018: 100 years ago: A century ago, an editor found that turning to one’s hobby could offer some small solace even in the most trying of times. 

4. Federal Reserve orders first $2 notes since 2016 from BEP: Series 2013 and 2017 $2 Federal Reserve notes are scheduled for delivery next year.

3. Ohio dealer buys collection of counterfeit U.S. coins for educational purposes: Coin dealer’s ourchase in rural Ohio shows how counterfeit coins have spread.

2. U.S. Mint’s January releases include Apollo 11 commemorative coinage: Among the first numismatic products for 2019 are the coins commemorating the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. 

1. Where did the gold bars found in that military tank ever end up?: The story about a surprise eBay purchase that yielded more than the buyer expected continues to draw reader interest.

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