February 17, 2014: America the Beautiful Quarter Designs, Presidential Dollar Set, Olympic Coins and Medals

updateWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Here is detailed coverage on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee’s discussions on the design candidates for the 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters.

An article on Omaha.com focuses on design candidates for the Homestead National Monument Quarter.

The United States Mint will soon begin sales for the 2014 Presidential Dollars Proof Set. The US Mint will also unveil a special promotion later this week.

A video on the gold or silver coins and paper money available at the Sochi Olympics.

Here is an article on the Sochi Gold Medal, highlighting the actual metal content (mostly silver) and its value.

Beth Deisher recalls a roadblock in the process of approving the United States Mint’s commemorative coins for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

An overview of the sales trends and continuing demand for the American Gold and Silver Eagles.

The author of the blog Coined for Money has found a 2014 Great Smoky Mountain Quarter in change.

Here are some excerpts from two recent articles in the St. Louis Business Journal about Eric P. Newman.

Some tips on attending your first coin show and bourse etiquette.

The National Automatic Merchandising Association provided input to Congress and the US Mint with regards to potential impacts on the vending industry resulting from any changes to the metallic composition of coins.

Demand for a proposed Nelson Mandela Platinum Coin could be as high as one million ounces per year according to Impala Platinum Holdings.

The Perth Mint has sold 30,000 of the 65,000 mintage for the 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Gold Bullion Tribute Coin.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the 1996-W Olympic Flag Bearer $5 Gold Coin graded PCGS MS70. This was one of the lower mintage coins issued within the extensive program for the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

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

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