Baltimore time capsule found, spherical coins released
- Published: Feb 27, 2015, 3 AM
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in numismatic insights and news.
Coin World is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics.
Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:
5. Mint marks in error on gold American Eagle coins, only two different coins have them: Bullion coins are meant to be bought and sold based on the intrinsic metal value, not as numismatic collectibles.
4. New doubled die obverse confirmed on 1919 dime exciting collectors: The coin shows strong doubling on portions of the letters of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, with no apparent doubling visible elsewhere.
3. Polish mint goes global with groundbreaking coin shape: A new spherical coin struck for Niue Island ups the ante of minting technology.
2. Recovery of underwater hoard of gold coins in Israel filmed [VIDEO]: Nearly 2,000 gold coins from the 11th century found in Caesarea National Park.
1. 200-year-old Baltimore time capsule believed to contain coins: Granite cornerstone used as a time capsule at Washington Monument discovered Feb. 16 and opened Feb. 18.
More from CoinWorld.com:
1919 Winged Liberty Head dime has doubled die obverse, earliest in 'Mercury' dime series
200-year-old Baltimore time capsule believed to contain coins
Polish mint goes global with groundbreaking coin shape
Platinum likely to return to a premium to gold later in 2015
Recovery of underwater hoard of gold coins in Israel filmed [VIDEO]
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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Feb. 20, and 8:39 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 27.
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