December 18, 2013: US Mint Sales Report, Missouri Half cent Collection, Polymer Banknotes

rushmoreWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figures for the Ellen Wilson First Spouse Gold Coin and the latest figures for recently sold out coins.

An article that is critical of the idea of switching from $1 bills to $1 coins.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics begins an article series on the Missouri Half Cent Collection to be auctioned by Goldberg on January 26, 2014.

Which modern Chinese coin has the lowest mintage?

Reminiscing about the golden age of collecting.

Will more prestigious terminology help the ANA increase membership?

Mark Salzberg will offer free collector consultations during the upcoming FUN convention.

An article from the Heritage Blog on the King of Brazilian coins.

The Bank of England announced plans to issue polymer banknotes for the first time when the Winston Churchill £5 note is introduced in 2016.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the recently sold out 2013-W Proof Gold Buffalo graded PCGS PR70DCAM. Based on sales figures, this coin has the lowest mintage for a one ounce proof coin of the series.

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

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