December 3, 2012: Platinum Eagle Designs, Dollar Coins and Dollar Bills, Proof Silver Eagle Prices

Welcome to Coin Update!

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

The CFA and CCAC recommended different design alternatives for the 2013 American Platinum Eagle. Mint News Blog provides readers with a chance to vote on their preferred design from the original nine candidates.

CoinWorld reports that the COO of the Royal Canadian Mint stole the show at a House subcommittee hearing the dollar coin issue.

Following the hearing, here are some reasons why dollar coins might not be a foolproof deficit reduction plan.

Emphasizing the point that savings only materialize if the dollar coin replaces the dollar bill.

Prices rose for all Proof Silver Eagles following the unexpected sell out of this year’s individual proof option.

A brief review and publisher information about the new book U.S. Coins Close Up.

An article from David W. Lange on coin-related Christmas memories.

According to this article, the probability of a coin flip is not 50-50, since there is a bias for the side originally facing up to return to the same position.

CNET describes the anti-counterfeiting features and some impressions of Canada’s new polymer $20 bills.

A preview of the K√ľnker auctions to be held in conjunction with the World Money Fair in Berlin.

Here is an overview of legislation impacting the American Silver Eagle.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 2006 20th Anniversary Gold Eagle Set, which includes the collectible uncirculated, proof, and reverse proof coins graded NGC PF 70 & MS 70.

Next, the key date 1928 Peace Dollar graded PCGS MS65.

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

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