It’s that time of the week again, as we catch up on what happened in
the numismatic world this week.
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
5. Researcher concludes 1783 Nova Constellatio, Plain
Obverse quint was the first U.S. coin: Extensive research points
to the 1783 Nova Constellatio, Plain Obverse quint pattern as the
first coin officially struck by authority of the U.S. government.
4. Rare and toned Morgan dollars star at Legend
auction: Rare Morgan dollars, some of them spectacularly toned,
drew bidders during Legend Rare Coin Auctions’s Regency XXII auction
in Las Vegas.
3. Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set goes to ‘currently
unavailable’ status in minutes: The U.S. Mint’s 10-coin Enhanced
Uncirculated Coin set apparently sold out at the Mint website in a
matter of minutes on Aug. 1 (but there's a surprise).
2. Legislation seeks John F. Kennedy commemorative
silver dollar: John F. Kennedy has been depicted on the half
dollar since 1964 and is on a Presidential dollar. Congress is
considering a Kennedy silver dollar for 2020.
1. U.S. Mint will start selling palladium American
Eagle bullion coins in September: When the U.S. Mint issues its
first American Eagle bullion coin struck in .9995 fine palladium, it
will be a West Point Mint product with no Mint mark.
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