December 20, 2013: Civil Rights Act Dollars, Kennedy Half Dollars, 2014 Year of the Horse Coins

kennedyWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The United States Mint has announced the designs for the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollar. The commemorative coins will go on sale January 2, 2014.

Meanwhile, the individual option for the 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle has sold out. The coin seems poised to have the lowest mintage for an uncirculated coin of the series with the “W” mint mark.

With a special product expected to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar in 2014, collectors may want to get a head start with some older issues.

Here is a summary of the recent Federal Reserve Board staff working paper which concluded that the $1 Federal Reserve Note is more efficient compared to the $1 coin.

The ANA Road Show will make its debut at the FUN Show. Rarities worth millions of dollars from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will be on display at booth 221.

Highlights from a recent Heritage Auction included a 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle which realized $94,000 and a 1983 Copper Cent which realized $23,500.

A history and the benefits of special editions of numismatic auction catalogs.

A review of the year 2013 for the currency industry.

Here is a look at the Chinese 2014 Year of the Horse Coins, which include 9 gold coins and 7 silver coins across a variety of sizes and shapes.

This article includes some additional Year of the Horse Coins from Eastern European countries.

And now for some notable auctions. First, here are all five of the 2013 America the Beautiful 5oz Silver Bullion Coins graded NGC MS 69 with Early Releases designation.

Next, a group of 100 Peace Silver Dollars listed at no reserve.

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

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