February 4, 2013: Coin of the Year Awards, Fake Silver Eagle Bullion Coins, End of the Canadian Cent

2013-cotyWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Coverage of the 2013 Coin of the Year award ceremony in Berlin, with the Royal Dutch Mint taking the top prize. The article includes pictures from the ceremony and images of all award winning coins.

Also, here is a video of the acceptance of the COTY award.

The Royal Canadian Mint has officially stopped distributing cents to financial institutions. The process of collecting and melting down the existing coins now beings.

Some related articles about how some retailers will adjust to the change and how the RCM seeks to use the additional capacity to capture a larger share of the global coin market.

And the question is raised as to whether the U.S. should kill the penny, too.

Meanwhile, a bill has been introduced in Congress which seeks to terminate the Presidential Dollar Program, although production for circulation has already been suspended.

CoinWorld reports on the appearance of fake 2011 American Silver Eagle bullion coins that surfaced in Canada.

An article showcasing the Highland Mint, which produced the coin used for the Super Bowl coin toss.

On the passing of John Bordner and Alan Herbert.

A book review for Abraham Lincoln – Beyond the American Icon by Fred Reed with a foreword by Q. David Bowers, and another take on the book. Here is a link to the product page on Amazon.com.

Two articles related to the record breaking 1794 Silver Dollar, examining its status as the “first” and providing a look at one of the former owners.

A New Mexico collector has added a ninth example of the State Quarter/Sacagawea Dollar Mule to his collection and is looking to acquire a tenth example.

Doug Winter shares some thoughts on rare coin pricing.

The Royal Canadian Mint has revealed the design of the sixth and final coin of the Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion coin series.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a collection of 1986 to 2012 Proof Silver Eagles in original boxes. The same seller has separate auctions for a BU Set and the burnished Silver Eagles.

Next, an example of the 1955 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent graded PCGS MS64BN.

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

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