January 14, 2013: 2013 FUN Convention, CAC Gold Stickers, Mexican Silver Libertads

Walking Liberty Half DollarWelcome 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!

The United States Mint will soon release the 2013 Birth Set, which will represent the first appearance of four 2013-dated proof coins.

Here is the Legend Numismatics market report following the 2013 FUN Show.

Some impressions of the show from Dave Harper, who comments on the strong levels of “buzz” on the bourse floor.

Coverage of the sale of the 1792 half disme for $1.41 million and an 1868 Aluminum Pattern Proof Set for $211,500.

The Treasury Department and Federal Reserve have both concluded that the $1 trillion platinum coin is not a viable option for avoiding an increase in the debt ceiling.

Ken Potter provides details of a double-die obverse on the no mint mark 2011 Silver Eagle included in the 25th Anniversary Sets. It is not dramatic, but has digits that look “fat and fuzzy.”

NGC has announced the 2012 NGC Registry Award winners, which recognize outstanding achievement in Registry set building.

Stack’s Bowers shares an interview with Martin Logies about the Cardinal Collection, why he is selling, and his next collecting focus.

A CoinWorld article on the “mysterious” CAC Gold Stickers.

There are some people who do not want Jack Lew to change his loopy signature if it is to appear on United States currency.

The Perth Mint reports stronger sales for Australian Gold Kangaroos and an increased worldwide gold bullion coin marketshare.

News on the Mexican Gold and Silver Libertads including the mintages for 2012 coins and preliminary information on the 2013 coins.

And now for some notable auctions. To go with one of today’s articles, here is an 1889 Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS63 with a Gold CAC sticker. The coin is in an old rattler holder and has colorful toning.

Next, an auction for the Latvian 2008 20 Lats Gold Coin that won the 2010 Coin of the Year Award.

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

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