US Coins

Shady coin stories, Enhanced Uncirculated dollar out: Most Read

Coin World readers this week enjoyed our series on shady stories for U.S. coins, including that of the original or Class I 1804 Draped Bust dollars.

Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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.

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

5. Part of £1.3 million Anglo-Saxon coin hoard discovered in 2014 going on display: Coin World Buzz: A British coroner has given permission for a museum to display "about 20" Anglo-Saxon coins from a hoard unearthed late last year by an amateur metal detectorist.

4. Why the modern world coin third-party-graded market is growing: In part, the phenomenon reflects the changing demographics of numismatics as new collectors join the hobby. 

3. Consider collecting Coronet gold $5 half eagles: Q. David Bowers: Coronet $5 gold half eagles, sometimes referred to as Liberty Head coins, were minted continuously from 1839 to 1908.

2. Enhanced Uncirculated 2015-W Native American dollar in 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency set: The reverse design of the coin honors Mohawk ironworkers who built many of the skyscrapers in New York City.

1. Where did they come from and why do they exist?: Shady stories for U.S. coins: Numismatics is not immune to fallacy; numerous examples could be produced in which yesterday’s correlation or notion became today’s “fact.”

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Aug. 21, and 9:37 a.m. ET Friday, Aug. 28.

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