Old Mint lease terminated in San Francisco, Birch cent brings $1.175 million: Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 04/03/15
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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 stories of the week, according to reader metrics. 

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order: 

5. Fred Weinberg makes a living off of other people's mistakes: The professional numismatist focuses on errors and the minting process. 

4. Federal investigators uncover scheme to defraud U.S. Mint with counterfeit mutilated coins: A civil complaint seeks the forfeiture of $5.4 million in scheduled payments.

3. Inexpensive modern United States coins makes hobby affordable: Scott Schechter highlights four historically significant modern coins that can be bought for modest sums. 

2. 1792 Birch cent brings $1,175,000 at Stack's Bowers' March 26 Kendall Foundation auction in Baltimore: The rare pattern coin is second finest of the seven known.

1. San Francisco moving on from group's plan to renovate Old Mint: The city's lease agreement with the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society was terminated on March 17.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, March 27, and 10:03 a.m. ET Friday, April 3.


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