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. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stars on silver $10
coin with selective gold plating: The Great Barrier Reef in
Australia is the subject of a new ultra high relief Proof 5-ounce
silver coin from Niue. The coin also has selective gold plating.
4. South Korea commemorates PyeongChang Winter games
with bevy of noncirculating coins: Like all host nations since
1952, South Korea has issued a suite of commemorative coins to
celebrate the events.
3. New generation of printers blamed for Australian
counterfeiting: The $50 note is said to be the most profitable
denomination for counterfeiters in Australia, offering the greatest
return with the least risk of being detected.
2. Monday Morning Brief: A 17th mule appears and we see
the SS Central America treasure: A mule first discovered in 2000
made news again last week, and we’re preparing photos and video for
you of the SS Central America treasure at PCGS.
1. Stack’s Bowers reports another quarter dollar-dollar
mule: A 17th State quarter dollar-Sacagawea dollar mule has been
confirmed and consigned to Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March auction.
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