Bowers writes on SS Central America, planchet-error American Eagles analyzed: Week's Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
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Published : 10/30/15
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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. British penny substitutes as Kennedy half dollar: Found in Rolls: It is no secret that as a roll searcher I have my favorites among the denominations of coin rolls that I like to look through.

4. Check your 1998 American Eagles; they might be on wrong planchet: Guest Commentary: A series of coins where it is extremely rare to find major errors is the American Eagle silver bullion coin series. 

3. Reviewing a fake 1875-CC 20-cent coint: Detecting Counterfeits: The denomination is rarely counterfeited. We will run across a poorly-made fake of the rare 1876-CC piece every now and then, but for the most part we see only genuine examples of this date. 

2. Silver tetradrachms of Athens were the original trade coins: A particularly nice example of this coinage highlighted Nomos Ag’s Oct. 9 auction. 

1. SS Central America shipwreck find astounds with gold: Q. David Bowers: In the 1980s, a search for information was mounted by the Columbus-America Discovery Group led by Tommy Thompson, Bob Evans and other adventurers.

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