December 16, 2013: First Spouse Gold Coins, Seated Liberty Design, ANA News

seated-libertyWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back to bring you another round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet!

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 Edith Wilson First Spouse Gold Coin and the 2013 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set.

As the end of 2013 draws near, the US Mint is still without a presidentially appointed mint director.

NBC Sports has some coverage of the upcoming 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins calling them “pretty cool.”

If your son in law from Japan asked you where to put your money in American numismatics, what would you tell him?

Coverage of the ANA passage of a $6.4 million budget.

Board member Laura Sperber has some comments on life at the ANA.

Greg Reynolds discusses the dividing line of 1933 and 1934 between classic coins and common coins.

Coingrader Capsule covers recent announcements from PCGS on new services and no fee hike for the coming year.

An NGC Counterfeit Detection article on a spurious 1800 Draped Bust Dime.

An article relating to the origin of the United States Seated Liberty design.

A new edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 is available.

And now for some notable auctions. The classic key date 1893-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS VG10.

Next, another classic key date, the 1901-S Barber Quarter graded NGC VG 8. This coin had a mintage of 72,664 and is known as the “King of Barber Coinage.”

That’s it for the update. Have a great day!

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