December 17, 2013: Coin and Chronicles Set, Nelson Mandela Coins, Unprecedented Silver Coin Demand

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

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. Among other items, the set contains the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Medal struck in .999 silver for the first time in Mint history.

Patrick Heller says to test yourself by periodically trying to sell one or more coins from your collection.

How will Nelson Mandela’s death impact the prices of Mandela 5 Rand coins?

Q. David Bowers is working on a new book about hard times tokens.

Stacks Bowers Galleries has launched a new, enhanced website.

Here are five things you can do to make your rare coins worth more.

Collectors who are interested in gold but have a small budget might consider 1/10-ounce gold coins.

World mints have seen unprecedented demand for silver coins during 2013.

The newest coin release from the Bank of Greece honors the poet Constantine Petrou Kavafis.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here are the current auctions for the 2009 Lincoln Coin & Chronicles Sets. Each set contains the proof versions of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Silver Dollar and the four 95% copper 2009 Lincoln Cents, along with some supplemental items of historical interest.

That’s it for the update. See you next time!

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