Gold rarity found among child’s coins, Reagan set sales slow: Week’s Most Read

Coin World looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week
By , Coin World
Published : 10/28/16
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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.

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

5. Q. David Bowers: When high-grade items are actually less desirable than worn ones: In some numismatic series,  worn pieces are more desirable than Uncirculated examples.

4. Fancy slab mania: How coin holders have become collectibles: Collectors covet rare holders from grading firms like PCGS and NGC, creating a market for unusual slabs.

3. Collector alchemy: How paper was turned into silver during four years in the 1960s: Reading and acting on the fine print on one class of U.S. paper money meant big profits for thousands of individuals and businesses.

2. Will the 2016 Ronald Reagan Coin & Chronicles set be a bust?: Has the ship sailed on limited-edition U.S. Mint products, or is there still unlimited collector interest?

1. The extremely rare gold coin that was found among a child’s ‘pirate treasure’ cache: From an 18th century Spanish treasure ship, to a 20th century child’s toy chest — sometimes a rare coin’s journey can be humbling.

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