Congratulations set sparks a two-minute frenzy, German police detain five people: Week’s Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 04/07/17
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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.

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:  

5. Gold and silver prices are the highest they’ve been so far in 2017: Gold and silver prices have been on the rise since a low point was hit toward the middle of March. What is behind the sudden rebound?

4. Peculiarly postmarked mail to English museum has shocking contents: A £1 bank note issued by the private Padstow Bank in 1817 is returned to hometown’s museum 33 years after theft.

3. German art police target Munich show in early March: The cultural property battle in Germany ratcheted up a notch March 4 when government agents visited the Numismata show in Munich and detained five people

2. The results are in: What did the Dexter 1804 dollar sell for?: The Dexter 1804 silver dollar realized $3,290,000 in the Pogue V auction on the evening of March 31.

1. Mint ends sales of 2017 Congratulations set April 4 after two minutes: The U.S. Mint April 4 ended sales of the 2017 Congratulations set within 120 seconds of its becoming available, leaving many unsuccessful attempted buyers.

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Older Comments (3)
Maybe the mint needs to go back to the old way of pre-ordering everything prior to January 1st as they did back in the 'good old day's' of the 1960s.