December 2, 2013: US Mint Bullion Sales, CFA & CCAC Design Reviews, Saint Gaudens Double Eagles

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

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the Helen Taft First Spouse Gold Coins. Both the CFA and CCAC had highly praised the selected reverse design.

Sales for the US Mint’s American Gold and Silver Eagle bullion coins retreated in November, although the Silver Eagle sales drop seems to have been the result of year-end production planning.

Here is coverage from CoinWorld and Numismatic News on the CFA and CCAC’s recent design review meetings for the 2014 First Spouse Gold Coins and 2014 Platinum Eagle.

An exhibit illustrating the life of Gilroy Roberts opened at the Community College of Philadelphia to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

A discussion of a half century of coin market trends.

Here are highlights from Legend Morphy Rare Coin Auctions fifth Regency Auction.

Vending Times covers the GAO’s latest $1 coin study, which echoes past findings.

An overview of the Saint Gaudens Double Eagle, called the most beautiful coin ever struck by the US Mint.

An article on a new book Faking It! A History of Counterfeiting in Canada.

A 1936 Olympic Gold Medal won by Jesse Owens will be auctioned and may sell for upwards of $1 million.

Illustrated coverage of Monaco’s Grand Bourse de Numismatique or the International Coin, Stamp and Postcard Fair held this past weekend.

The Perth Mint has released the Lunar Good Fortune 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Proof Two Coin Set with designs representing “wealth” and “wisdom.”

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1997 Franklin D. Roosevelt $5 Gold Coin Two Coin Set, including the proof and uncirculated versions of the commemorative coins.

Next, a collection of 1986 to 2004 Proof Silver Eagles in the original government packaging with COA’s.

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

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