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Gold Kennedy numbers don't add up, convict's love token sold

NGC required proof of purchase receipts along with Proof Kennedy gold half dollars submitted to the firm, for the coins to receive a special grading label tying the coin to a specific sales venue or identifying it as from the first day of sales.

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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 new stories of the week, according to reader metrics.

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. Standing Liberty, male Mercury among notable U.S. numismatic nudes: Gerry Tebben highlighted them in his latest Five Facts blog post. 

4. Odyssey Marine Exploration continues to recover treasure from SS Central America: Gold, gold and more gold in being brought up in the form of coin, nuggets and dust.

3. Legislation aims to replace $1 paper note with $1 coin to same money, prevent waste: Preventing waste and implementing cost savings and revenue enhancement would summarize the purpose of the 17-page bill. 

2. Convict’s love token, made from 1797 British Cartwheel penny, realizes $560 U.S. in auction: The artifact of a convict’s love nearly tripled its estimate when sold in Noble Numismatics’ July 29 sale.

1. Sales versus certified: numbers for Proof Kennedy gold 50th Anniversary half dollars don’t match: The cumulative totals reported graded and encapsulated by grading services exceed the number of coins offered and reported sold at the August ANA convention.

Keep up with's top stories as they are published:

Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Saturday, Aug. 30, and 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 5.

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