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, according to reader
Click the links to read the stories. Here they
are, in reverse order:
5. 1969-S Lincoln cent overshadows the much rarer
1970-S Lincoln, Large Date, DDO cent: Rarity is only half the
story—or one-tenth, in this case.
4. Found: Largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoard in 175 years
discovered in United Kingdom: 5,251 coins were discovered during
a metal detecting rally in the countryside.
3. Tommy Thompson, man who discovered SS Central
America shipwreck, arrested in Florida: Members of the U.S.
Marshals Service made the arrest at a hotel in Palm Beach County.
2. Commission of Fine Arts recommends designs for 2015
High Relief gold coin: The 2015 coin is set to be struck in High
Relief, not Ultra High Relief as originally planned.
1. U.S. Mint reveals details of 2016 gold coins to mark
1916 silver issues: Coins will have to bear added inscriptions
of gold content; quarter to be Bare Breast version.
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Jan. 23, and
9:21 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30.