February 8, 2011: 2011 Mint Set, ATB Silver Bullion Coin Prices, Ronald Reagan Coins Proposed

Welcome to Coin Update!

We’re back with another round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! First, the release of the third 2011-dated annual set from the United States Mint. Also, America the Beautiful Quarters mintages, prices for ATB Silver Bullion Coins, coin market report, Super Bowl flip coin, book review, premiums for double eagles, Ronald Reagan commemorative coins proposed, and notable auctions. On to the links…

The US Mint will release the 2011 Uncirculated Coin Set on February 8. The coins included will feature a “brilliant finish” instead of the “satin finish” that was used for the past six years.

The final mintages for the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters have been confirmed. So far, the average mintage per design is one-tenth the level compared to the previous State Quarters.

Steve Roach provides an update on the prices for America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. Price levels for sets have come down from initial levels, and pricing for individual coins is “erratic.”

A coin market report following the Long Beach Show from Laura Sperber of Legend Numismatics.

The Antiques Trade Gazette discusses the implications of new regulations and auction results for ancient coins in the recent New York sales.

A brief article about the Highland Mint, which designed and manufactured the coin used for the Super Bowl coin toss.

Review for a new book called Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters. The counterfeiters discussed in the book operated in America during the 18th and 19th century.

An article discussing the expansion and contraction of premiums for $20 gold coins as the price of gold rose from $800 to its current level.

A commemorative coin program to honor Ronald Reagan has been proposed again. The coins would highlight the 100th anniversary of his birth, which occurs in 2011, although the coins would be issued in 2017.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1999-W George Washington $5 Gold Coin, which features a design by Laura Gardin Fraser originally created for the Washington Quarter.

Next, one of the US Mint’s unique commemorative coin program products, a 2004 Thomas Edison Silver Dollar in packaging which contains a working light bulb.

Last, a collection of 1986-2008 Proof Silver Eagles in original US Mint boxes with COA.

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

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