Buried for 230 years, 1786 New Jersey copper hits big: Week’s Most Read

We reflect on the week that was in numismatics
By , Coin World
Published : 06/09/17
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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. U.S. Mint eliminating acceptance of numismatic product orders by mail: The U.S. Mint will no longer accept mail orders for numismatic products from customers after Sept. 30, 2017.

4. Rare ancient silver coin from Gaza hoard sells in auction: One of 14 examples of a silver tridrachm of Delphi sold in Classical Numismatic Group’s May 10 auction.

3. Unique 1982-D Lincoln, Small Date cent in copper heading to auction: The discovery specimen of a 1982-D Lincoln, Small Date cent produced on a 95 percent copper planchet will be a featured lot in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ ANA auction in August.

2. Numismatic hobby awaits full disclosure on 2015 silver American Eagle output: Mistaken information released by the U.S. Mint may mean some 2015 American Eagle silver bullion coins from boxes with coding at first attributed to Philadelphia Mint production may have a different origin.  

1. After being buried for 230 years, 1786 New Jersey copper hits big at Whitman Expo: This copper piece was found in the dirt and falls in the category of “ugly.” But it remains desirable to collectors even after being buried for 230 years.

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