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. Eric P. Newman’s 1861 Confederate half dollar
garners $960,000: It is one of just four half dollars struck in
April 1861 at the New Orleans Mint while the Branch Mint was under the
physical control of the Confederacy.
4. U.S. Mint preparing for the 2018 quarter dollars
program: The America the Beautiful quarter dollars struck for
issuance in 2018 will exhibit a variety of finishes to be included in
a number of numismatic products.
demand in India seesaws as investors take profits: Total demand
in India for silver in coins, investment bars, silverware, jewelry,
and industrial applications remains above total supply.
2. A new round of sales for SS Central America treasure
may be nearing: Court action brings SS Central
America-salvaged United States and pioneer gold coins, gold
ingots, gold dust, and silver coins closer to marketing in 2018.
1. U.S. Mint works at cleaning out older unsold
inventory: Closing out sales for many of these numismatic products
will allow the Mint to close the books on a number of programs and
provide final mintages.
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