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. Large cents from collection created in 1879,
engraved silver dollar highlight auction: A set that illustrates
a coin collector’s challenge, from more than a century before slabs
changed the way we collect, will be offered in a Nov. 28 auction.
4. ‘Problem coins’: Why collectors can’t always be too
choosy: Sometimes a market opportunity forces someone to accept a
coin that has a problem (or two, or three).
3. Where you can see the most expensive U.S. coin ever
sold at auction: It might be the first silver dollar struck at
the federal Mint, or not, but the 1794 Flowing Hair dollar to be on
exhibit at a show this winter does hold the distinction of being the
most valuable coin ever sold at auction.
2. Britain’s 1933 penny another coin that can't be
explained: No 1933 pennies were made for general circulation, but
some exist anyway.
1. Mint completes the 2016 Centennial set: Walking
Liberty gold half dollar sales begin: According to the Mint more
than half of the maximum mintage was sold on the first day.
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