February 13, 2014: 2014 Kennedy Half Dollars, Newman Collection, Upcoming World Coins

Kennedy Half DollarWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Mint News Blog has a post on the United States Mint’s release of circulating quality 2014 Kennedy Half Dollars along with some news on the 2013-dated coins and potential special 50th anniversary products.

On a related note, the ANA’s theme for this year’s National Coin Week is “Coin & Country: Celebrating Civil Service” with activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar and President Kennedy’s challenge: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

NGC has certified more than 600 American Colonial and Pre-Federal coins, tokens, and medals from the Eric P. Newman collection.

Here are some highlights from the recent auction of world coins from the Newman Collection, which brought more than $6 million.

A CoinWeek video on the recent discovery of the 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent.

Two supplements to the Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars are available from LeRoy Van Allen.

A currency dealer on the way home from the recent White Plains, NY coin show was the victim of a vehicle burglary with a loss of over $500,000 in collectible currency.

A thorough comparison of online resources for finding coin prices, including a wide range of sites that may be both familiar and unfamiliar.

The Professional Numismatists Guild has selected the first four recruits who will begin year-long paid internships to train as coin dealers.

The Monnaie de Paris will release new gold and silver coins featuring the rooster.

The media forum at the World Money Fair showcased some of the diverse and intriguing upcoming coins from 15 National Mints and Central Banks.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is a nice example of the 1964 Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Accented Hair variety graded NGC PF 67 Cameo.

That’s it for the update. See you tomorrow!

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