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Rarities found in roll of cents, yard sale

1969-S Lincoln, Doubled Die Obverse cent was discovered in September by Kentucky collector Terry Muth while searching rolls of circulated cents.

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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 stories of the week, according to reader metrics. 

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

5. If a coin collector has $500 to spend, what should they buy to get great value?: Collector Basics: Col. Steve Ellsworth talks about where collectors can find good value in today’s market.

4. Mint confirms printing error on Great Smoky Mountains National Park quarters set COA: The certificates wrongly list the date of the park's establishment as 1962, not 1926.

3. Specialists identify counterfeit 1900-O/CC Morgan dollar with links to Micro O fakes: The coin has die links to the fake dollars identified more than a decade ago that remain popular with collectors.

2. Seventh 76-mm silver Benjamin Harrison Indian Peace medal a yard sale discovery: The rarity found in an unusual venue is set to be offered in a February Stack's Bowers auction.

1. Collector finds 1969-S DDO Lincoln cent after searching through 12,000 cents in rolls: Perseverance paid off, to the tune of $19,800, for the Kentucky collector who made the find.

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

Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Nov. 7, and 9:40 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 14.

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