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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