February 19, 2014: Silver Bullion Coin Demand, Eugene A. Gardner Collection, Silver Eagle Book Review

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

The Silver Institute reports that demand for one-ounce silver bullion coins reached an all time high in 2013. In addition to record demand for the US Mint’s Silver Eagles, the Austrian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and Perth Mint saw sharp increases in demand for their silver bullion coins.

Steve Roach mentions some of the differences between the World Money Fair and typical American coin shows.

At the World Money Fair, the Royal Canadian Mint ordered two minting presses form Schuler.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics explores the Eugene A. Gardner Collection of American Silver Coins.

Would you pay $250,000 for the 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent?

An article on CNBC says that wealthy investors are pouring money intro nonfinancial treasure assets such as rare coins to diversify their portfolios.

The History Channel series Pawn Stars is looking for people with unique items to be on the show.

A profile of Bennie Strumpher, the owner of Decatur Coin and Jewelry.

A book review of the second edition of American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.

The family of George O. Walton has made a donation of $100,000 to the ANA to establish the George Walton Grant for the Support of the ANA Diploma Program.

A new world record has been set for the most coins tossed into a bucket in one minute at 869 coins.

A Canadian grandmother learned that a “coin” she inherited as a child is actually a participant’s medal from the first modern Olympics.

The latest release in the “Views of Israel” coin series features the River Jordan.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the United States Mint’s 2008 8-8-08 Double Prosperity Set in the original packaging. The set includes the 1/2 oz 2008-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle and 2008-W Gold Buffalo Coins.

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

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