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.
Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. Coins star on television programs: Lost coins,
stolen coins, fake coins — they all turn up on television, grist for
murder, mayhem and comic misunderstandings. Gerald Tebben explores
coins on TV in a multipart CoinWorld.com feature.
4. U.S. palladium coin moves closer to reality for
collectors: The Mint is surveying its customers concerning their
preferences for, not only a 1-ounce .9995 fine palladium coin struck
in a Proof version, but half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce
Proof versions as well.
3. Do we having grading standards that are useful in
the hobby?: Q. David Bowers: "Certification services are
not following the Official ANA Grading Standards for U.S.
Coins, for many issues, or even Photograde, for that matter,"
Bowers writes. "Is the solution to toss the old standards out of
the window and adopt new, looser ones?"
2. More unexpected finds in circulation: Monday Morning
Brief, Feb. 22: Senior Editor Paul Gilkes earlier this winter
talked about the first Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve note he received
in circulation, which happened only recently. He briefly presents
reports of two more finds, one involving U.S. paper money and the
other, U.S. coins.
1. The risks and rewards of online coin auctions:
Michael Bugeja begins a CoinWorld.com blog meant to help readers
discover the opportunities and avoid the risks of online auctions.
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