December 28, 2012: US Mint Bullion and Numismatic Programs, Numismatics in 2013, FUN Convention

Welcome to Coin Update!

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

Coverage of the United States Mint’s 2012 financial results continues with articles on the bullion program and numismatic program. Both business lines experienced a decline in revenue and net income.

The latest weekly US Mint numismatic products sales report includes the opening numbers for the Frances Cleveland (Second Term) First Spouse Gold Coin.

Coin Collectors Blog provides an overview of numismatic 2013.

Patrick Heller also provides some thoughts for the coin market in 2013.

Some information on the programs and highlights of the 58th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention to be held from January 10 to 13 in Orlando.

Also, here are highlights from the Heritage auction held in conjunction with the New York International Numismatics Convention held from January 6 to 7.

This CoinWeek article explores the silver coinage of the Latin Monetary Union.

A jeweler called police after a man walked into the store and tried to sell $250,000 worth of coins.

David L. Ganz on some coin related issues that will face the 113th Congress.

An article revisiting the proposed Pro Football Hall of Fame commemorative coins. The Senate sponsor said he would renew his push for the program in 2013.

The ANA blog has an entry on Ulysses S. Grant, which describes his military career and appearances on the 1922 Grant Half Dollar and $50 bill.

Jim Bisognani shares some stories about his indoctrination into numismatics, including one about a certain 1955 penny.

The US Mint is scheduled to conclude sales for “last chance” 2011 numismatic products early next week. Collectors only have a few more days to place their final orders.

And now for some notable auctions. First, an auction for the two coins of the 1998 Kennedy Collector’s Set graded NGC MS 70 and SP 70. This set was the only source of the silver matte proof 1998-S Kennedy Half Dollar.

Next, an example of the 1859 Indian Head Cent graded PCGS MS 63. For the first year of issue, the Indian Head Cent had a different reverse design than used for the rest of the series.

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

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