It’s that time again, time to catch up on what happened in the
numismatic world this week.
To look back at Coin World's five most-read stories of the
week, click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. 1882 Morgan silver dollar stands out at Scotsman
auction: The Proof 68 coin is among the finest Proof dollars of
the date known and Scotsman wrote, “One can scarcely envision it being
a technically better example.”
4. Chinese crowd clamors for Coin World medal at
Beijing expo: Coin World issued a special medal to
celebrate the publication’s first-time attendance at the Beijing
International Coin Exposition. Just 500 pieces were made.
3. 1861 $10 demand note proves worthy of its name at
Newman VIII auction: The 1861 $10 demand note payable at St.
Louis received the top price in Newman VIII, the eighth auction from
the collection of Eric P. Newman by Heritage.
2. Price for bundle of Chinese notes stuns observers at
auction: Observers were shocked when a bundle of Chi’ing Dynasty
500-cash notes of 1854 sold in a recent auction for $219,000, on an
estimate of $6,260.
1. 1943-S half dollar in first generation PCGS slab
brings premium: A collector paid at auction five times
the published value for a 1943-S Walking Liberty half dollar graded
Professional Coin Grading Service Mint State 65.
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