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Mint reviews blanking alternatives: Week's Most Read

The U.S. Mint is studying pushback blanking technology as an alternative to its current blanking processes.

Image courtesy of U.S. Mint; Philadelphia Mint image by Paul Gilkes.

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. Undated Classic Head cent, struck 30 percent off center, realizes $6,462.50 at Goldberg sale: Few series have been studied as deeply as large cents, which enabled catalogers to identify the off-center cent as being from 1808 even though it has no date.

4. Imitation is far from flattery with this recent auction highlight: An imitation gold ryal made in the Netherlands circa 1585 to 1587 realized €62,000 ($75,728 U.S.) March 1 at auction in Amsterdam.

3. A fresh 1854-O Coronet $20 double eagle headlines Heritage sale: Some choice gold coins, including an apparently newly discovered 1854-O Coronet $20 double eagle, will headline Heritage’s March 29 to April 2 auction.

2. An in-depth look at the SS Central America: How are the coins stored and organized?: Paul Gilkes and Bob Evans walk you through the process of sorting and storing some of the coins recovered from the wreckage.

1. U.S. Mint considers alternatives for blank production: The U.S. Mint is contemplating what to do as 10 gas-powered rotary hearth annealing furnaces used in planchet preparation reach the end of their service life.

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