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2017 Year in Review 4K Video – The Year’s Top Coin Stories

CoinWeek takes a look back at 2017 and picks the five most consequential numismatic news stories of the year. Big coins sold this year, but a surprising and humble coin that you might find in your pocket change took precedence over the sale of a multi-million dollar rarity. 106 years marked the life of one of the hobby’s most significant collectors; we discuss the passing of Eric P. Newman. The election of Donald J. Trump put in play a whole host of settled issues. Will money be the next battleground in the culture wars?  German museum officials awoke to an unpleasant surprise in March, when a 4.5-million-dollar gold coin was stolen in the middle of the night. Finally, we take a look at the three big factors that led to a sharp decline in bullion coins.

It’s been a pleasure serving the numismatic community and being an independent voice for coin collectors. We look forward to upping our game in 2018 and we thank you for your continued support.

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Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan is an award-winning numismatic author and the editor and publisher of CoinWeek.com. Along with co-author Hubert Walker, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the "Market Whimsy" column for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing. From 2021-2023, Charles served as Governor of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), where he was bestowed the Glenn Smedley Award. Charles is a member of numerous numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).

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