Gold Proof 2014 Kennedy price announced, 70,000 Uncirculated sets sell on first day: Week's most read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular new stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 08/01/14
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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 new stories of the week, according to reader metrics. Click the links to read the stories.

Here they are in reverse order:

5. A deceptive alteration method that originally appeared several years ago appears to be making a comeback: One side of each coin would be tooled off, using a fine-detail lathe or similar equipment.

4. With 'unexpectedly nice, frosty walnut-brown color,' 1793 Wreath cent graded Very Good sells for $2,012: Like any coin at the low-end of the price scale for a particular issue, the coin has its pros and cons.

3. SS Central America site reveals more treasure with more than 2,000 U.S. gold coins found since April: Odyssey Marine's sediment removal and filtration system recovers gold dust.

2. Nearly 70,000 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar Uncirculated sets sell on first day: The U.S. Mint began taking orders for the copper-nickel clad set at noon ET on July 24.

1. U.S. Mint sets price of $1,240.00 for gold Proof 2014 Kennedy half dollar: The coin will go on sale at noon Eastern Time Aug. 5 at the Mint website and via the Mint telephone ordering line, and at Mint retail sales centers.

Keep up with's top stories as they are published:

Editor’s note: Metrics were measured in between Saturday, July 26, and 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 1.

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