New variety of 1896 Indian Head cent discovered, 2015 Special Silver Set 'unavailable': Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 06/12/15
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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. How one group is putting $100,000 in dollar and half dollar coins into circulation: A thread on the Coin Community Family forum earlier this week titled, “Project $100K. Circulating Dollar and Half Dollar Coins."

4. Finding a Kennedy half dollar in circulation: Until recently, Senior Editor Paul Gilkes hadn’t seen a Kennedy half dollar in circulation or received one in change for years.

3. ‘Rarest silver coin of German Empire’ offered in Künker sale: In 1917, the German State of Saxony issued a Proof silver 3-mark coin celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Reformation.

2. 2015 Special Silver Set 'Currently Unavailable' from United States Mint: Through June 7, the Mint received orders totaling 74,913 of the maximum product limit of 75,000. 

1. Collector discovers new variety for 1896 Indian Head cents: Some have dubbed it the "Flying 9" variety because of the horn-shaped raised metal protruding from the top right of the 9 in the date.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, June 5, and 9:30 a.m. ET Friday, June 12.

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