February 10, 2014: Circulating Coin Production, World Money Fair Coverage, Early American Copper Coin Grading Book

2014-kennedy1Welcome to Coin Update!

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

Circulating coin production at the United States mint reached nearly 1.45 billion pieces during January 2014, representing the highest monthly total in at least four years.

Here is coverage of the Austrian Mint’s reception held before the World Money Fair opening. Coin Update News will have further articles covering the WMF throughout the week.

A conversation with Jim Halperin, the co-founder of Heritage Auctions.

Here are some highlights from the Eugene H. Gardner Sr. collection of American Silver Coins that will be sold by Heritage in four auctions in 2014 and 2015.

There were three numismatic provisions within the 1,582-page 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

Coin Collectors Blog has a frank discussion about China and counterfeits.

The price of Bitcoin has plunged after a major platform indefinitely halted withdrawals.

Dave Harper shares his thoughts on Bitcoin.

An interview with Wayne Homren, the editor of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s E-Sylum newsletter.

The announcement for a new book Grading Guide For Early American Copper Coins.

And now for some notable auctions. Here is the five coin set of 2012-P America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Uncirculated Coins in the original US Mint packaging. The coins from this year include the lower mintage Hawaii and Acadia designs.

Next, the 2008-W $50 Proof Platinum Eagle graded PCGS PR70DCAM. This coin had a final mintage of 4,020 pieces, the lowest for a proof issue of the series.

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

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