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U.S. Mint raises prices in 2018: Week's Most Read

The price for the Uncirculated 2018-P America the Beautiful 5-ounce silver coins will rise by $5 from the cost of the 2017 coins, like the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park piece shown here.

Images courtesy of U.S. Mint.

Another week has come to a close, 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. Freed slaves in Sierra Leone order coins struck in Britain: A Proof presentation example of the 1791 Sierra Leone 100-cent coin realized the equivalent of $24,130 U.S. at auction Dec. 8 in London.

4. Giant gold nugget from Australia highlights Swiss auction: A 121.8-ounce gold nugget sold in Hess-Divo’s Nov. 30 auction for the equivalent of $316,876 U.S. See what made it special.

3. Light and Dark sides win with sale of commemorative Star Wars notes: Special commemorative notes celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi were sold for charity.

2.  First look at the 2018-W American Liberty 10th-ounce gold coin: Collectors attending the FUN convention in Florida were the first to get a chance to see the 2018 American Liberty 10th-ounce gold coin.

1. 2018 will be a bit more expensive for U.S. Mint customers: You’ll be paying a bit more for certain U.S. Mint products in 2018. Learn what is going up in price and how much more it will cost you this year.

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