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Week's Most Read: Mint to issue circulating rarity?

The U.S. Mint released this surprise 2017-P Lincoln cent into circulation in January 2017. Now officials are considering a 2019 circulating “rarity.”

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Each week, we publish at our website selected content from the print issue of the week’s Coin World as well as content written primarily for the online audience. 

Here are five of our most-read articles from the past week, in reverse order.

5. Mint officials surprised at forum participant response: During an Oct. 17 forum, U.S. Mint officials were surprised that most of the more than 100 individuals invited had seen an example of a counterfeit U.S.bullion coin.

4. San Francisco Silver Reverse Proof set close to complete sellout: Orders received by the U.S. Mint are almost sufficient to exhaust the maximum product limit for the 10-coin 2018-S San Francisco Silver Reverse Proof set.

3. How could a common 1958 Franklin half dollar sell for $129,500?: A 1958 Franklin half dollar graded MS-67+ full bell lines by PCGS sold for $129,500 at Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency 28 sale in Las Vegas.

2. U.S. Mint announces plans for circulating rarity: The biggest news at an Oct. 17 U.S. Mint forum was Director David Ryder’s announcement that the Mint was considering a circulating rarity for 2019.

1. Monday Morning Brief for October 29, 2018: Mint to issue ‘rarity’?: The idea of a deliberate rarity issued by the U.S. Mint is intriguing, but it has to be done right. 

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