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Proof 2014 Kennedy price announced, 70K Uncirculated sets sell

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. A deceptive alteration method that originally appeared several years ago appears to be making a comeback: One side of each coin would be tooled off, using a fine-detail lathe or similar equipment.

4. With 'unexpectedly nice, frosty walnut-brown color,' 1793 Wreath cent graded Very Good sells for $2,012: Like any coin at the low-end of the price scale for a particular issue, the coin has its pros and cons.

3. SS Central America site reveals more treasure with more than 2,000 U.S. gold coins found since April: Odyssey Marine's sediment removal and filtration system recovers gold dust.

2. Nearly 70,000 50th Anniversary Kennedy half dollar Uncirculated sets sell on first day: The U.S. Mint began taking orders for the copper-nickel clad set at noon ET on July 24.

1. U.S. Mint sets price of $1,240.00 for gold Proof 2014 Kennedy half dollar: The coin will go on sale at noon Eastern Time Aug. 5 at the Mint website and via the Mint telephone ordering line, and at Mint retail sales centers.

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

Editor’s note: Metrics were measured in between Saturday, July 26, and 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 1.

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