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. Minor tweaks make Lincoln cents rare: Making
Moderns: During nearly every year of the 1990s, the U.S. Mint made
minor design changes to the Lincoln cent, likely aimed at improving
4. Apple strikes gold with damaged iPhones: Coin World
Buzz: In a recent environmental report from the tech juggernaut
Apple, it was discovered that roughly $40 million in scrap gold was
recovered from damaged or broken iPhones during fiscal year 2015.
3. Tubman for Jackson on $20 not the only change in
store for U.S. notes: The long neglected recognition on paper
currency of the role of women in U.S. history was rectified with a
vengeance by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on April 20 when he announced
that future $5, $10 and $20 notes will all prominently feature women
in their design.
2. Star Wars sage Yoda appears on new coins: If the
image of Star Wars’ Yoda on three new coins from Niue could talk, he
might suggest to buyers, “Delay you must not.”
1. Anomalous 1942-S Jefferson 5¢ coin mystifies expert
researchers: Researchers may be getting a bit closer to
understanding the nature of a unique 1942-S Jefferson 5-cent coin that
United States Mint records say should not exist.
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