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 CoinWorld.com'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.