February 12, 2014: Gold Kennedy Half Dollar, 2014-Dated Coins in Change, Universal Rarity Scale

niobiumWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recently discussed the United  States Mint’s potential 2014 24-Karat Gold Kennedy Half Dollar.

The US Mint will be holding a stakeholders meeting on March 13 to collect input on the impact of alternative metal compositions for coins. The meeting is invitation only and closed to the media and general public.

Dave Harper shares the first reader report of a 2014-dated coin spotted in change.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics explores the two out of four known Strawberry Leaf Large Cents which were sold at the Heritage FUN convention auction.

A nice overview of the various anniversary sets that the United States Mint has offered for the American Silver Eagle.

Here is a local article on the discovery and upcoming auction of the first confirmed 1974-D Aluminum Cent.

Q. David Bowers revisits the Universal Rarity Scale, which is mathematically sound in its progression and relationship among its divisions.

The Professional Numismatists Guild has announced the 2014 Young Numismatists scholarship competition.

A sneak peak at the Mint of Poland’s cuboid coin celebrating the canonization of John Paul II.

The Monnaie de Paris is issuing gold and silver coins to celebrate 50 years of European space exploits.

Here is coverage from the opening of the 2014 World Money Fair, which included over 200 dealers representing more than 50 countries along with 55 Central Banks and national mints.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is a 1901 5-piece mint set including the cent through half dollar, with all coins graded by PCGS from MS62 to MS64 and some exhibiting rainbow tones.

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

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