February 3 ,2014: US Mint Bullion Sales, Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection, New Perth Mint Coin Releases

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

Although sales of the United States Mint’s gold and silver bullion coins were up sharply from the prior month, sales levels fell short compared to the prior year period.

David L. Ganz examines the legality of ownership for the 1974 and 1975 Aluminum Lincoln Cents based on documents obtained from the Treasury Department under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Here is the Legend Numismatics coin market report covering the Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection.

CoinWorld also covers the results of the auction, highlighting the first half cent to sell at auction for more than $1 million.

Was the release of the 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar the most spectacular first day release in the history of United States coinage?

Based on this report, one year after the phase out of the one-cent coin in Canada, reactions have been mostly positive.

The Royal Mint Blog explains the Trial of the Pyx.

An illustrated report from a visit to the ANS.

For anyone who wasn’t watching, Joe Namath wore a mink coat for the Super Bowl coin toss and flipped the coin too early.

Here is a look at the new releases from the Perth Mint, including a new high relief 2oz silver Zeus coin and the latest releases in the Australian Opal and Land Down Under series.

The third release in the Royal Canadian Mint’s “$100 for $100” silver coin series features the bald eagle. These limited mintage 99.99% pure silver coins are priced at their face value of $100.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the United States Mint’s 1993 Philadelphia Set, which included the 1993-P Proof Silver Eagle, fractional Proof Gold Eagles, and a special silver medal created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Philadelphia Mint.

Next, a collection of BU & Rainbow Toned 1946-1964 Roosevelt Dimes housed in vintage coin boards.

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

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