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Week's Most Read: U.S. Mint displays aluminum cent

The display at the ANA World's Fair of Money of the 1974-D aluminum cent was the subject of the week's top post on

Photo by Jeff Starck

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 order: 

5. What does research firm say about investing in palladium?: The U.S. Mint's planned palladium bullion coin might be coming at the right time.

4. Why a 1983-P Washington quarter recently sold for nearly $2,000: Modern issues in top grades like this one continue to get the attention of collectors putting together grading service Registry Sets.

3. Day one of the World’s Fair of Money: Viewing a once-in-a-lifetime rarity, for the third time in 15 years: Coin World senior editor Jeff Starck was on hand at the ANA World's Fair of Money and caught a glimpse of the 1974-D aluminum cent.

2. Q. David Bowers: Grading an undefined hobby area in determining coin's condition: Bowers writes that coin grading is "the single most controversial" and "least scientific" area of numismatics.

1. 1974-D aluminum cent draws crowd at ANA World’s Fair of Money: The United States Mint exhibited the sole known example of the mysterious rarity in Anaheim, Calif.

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