The week is winding down, and it’s time to catch up on what happened
in the numismatic world.
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. PNG says rare coin market in U.S. shrinks a bit in
2017: The aggregate prices realized for U.S. coins sold at major
public auctions totaled $306.2 million in 2017, a decline from the
2016 total of $341.8 million.
4. Despite “distraction” in the American Colonies,
Brits defend Gibraltar fort: A 1783 silver medal honors the
successful British defense of Gibraltar against French and Spanish fleets.
3. U.S. Mint sells half of maximum 100,000 WWI Coin and
Medal sets in first days: The U.S. Army medal is proving to be
the most popular of the World War I American Veterans Centennial Coin
& Medal sets.
2. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin mum on redesign of $20
Federal Reserve note: It is unclear whether Harriet Tubman will
ever find a place on U.S. paper money, as a decision made under the
previous administration remains in limbo.
1. Two silver medal programs on Mint’s production
schedule: Members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee were
informed by U.S. Mint officials of the bureau’s plans to implement two
long-term silver medals programs.
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