February 7, 2014: 2013 Silver Proof Set, Counterfeit Coins and Medals, World Money Fair Special Issues

peace-dollarWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back for one more round up of coin collecting news and articles to finish out the week!

The 2013 Silver Proof Set has sold out at the United States Mint. Last reported sales come in above the sales level of the prior year set.

Here is an illustrated article on the life and work of Anthony de Francisci, best known for his design of the Peace Dollar.

CoinWorld reports on the US Mint’s consideration of a 24 karat gold 2014 Kennedy Half Dollar.

This article shares some of the author’s coin trading disasters.

Coin Collectors Blog takes focus on counterfeiting, called numismatic’s virus.

Separately, here is an article on counterfeit Indian Peace Medals.

F. Michael Fazzari re-examines the need for changes to the About Uncirculated grade.

Doug Winter answers the question: can coin dealers be coin collectors?

Demand for US Mint silver bullion coins has quadrupled since 2007.

Both the Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint have released special coins for the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

And now for some notable auctions. To go with one of today’s articles, here is an example of the 1964 New York World’s Fair Medal, designed by Anthony de Francisci, struck in silver.

Next, here is the auction for the 2000 “Cheerios” Sacagawea Dollar and Lincoln Cent in the original packaging, which will end this weekend. This is one of the 5,500 Golden Dollars distributed within boxes of Cheerios to promote the new $1 coins.

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

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