February 6, 2013: Coin Legislation Recap, Silver Eagle Bullion Coins, World Money Fair Coverage

2013 Silver EagleWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The latest US Mint sales report includes some surprisingly strong numbers for White Mountain National Park Quarter products and a slow down for 2013 Proof Silver Eagles.

Mint News Blog provides a summary of coin related bills from the 112th Congress. Out of 30, five of them were passed and signed into law.

The issue of obtaining enough silver blanks has been behind the recent sales suspensions and allocation programs imposed by the US Mint for Silver Eagle bullion coins.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics has part two of coverage of the Cardinal Collection auction results.

Q. David Bowers and Dave Harper provide some impressions on the record sale of the 1794 silver dollar for more than $10 million.

A proposal for Virginia to mint its own coins has gained some traction.

Meanwhile, Amazon.com has launched Amazon coins, a virtual currency that can be used to buy things in their app store.

Here is a video entitled Silver: The Element of Change produced by the Silver Institute and posted on Coinflation.

With the Canadian cent no longer distributed for circulation, some are welcoming the departure.

A recap and highlights of the 42nd annual World Money Fair held in Berlin.

Here is a look at some new world releases including a “Four Kings” Medal from the Netherlands and The Queen’s Portrait Four Coin Set from the UK.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a visually interesting mint error 1983 Lincoln Cent that is partially unplated. Approximately 30% of the copper plating is missing on the obverse.

Next an auction for the 2006-W & 2007-W Uncirculated $50 Gold Eagles. Both coins are in their original US Mint boxes with COA.

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

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