January 2, 2014: Civil Rights Act Silver Dollars, US Mint Bullion Sales, Newman World Coins

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Let’s start off the new year with a fresh round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet!

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollars. Also, prices for gold and platinum numismatic products were increased.

The latest figures for multiple US Mint 2012 and 2013 numismatic products which recently concluded sales are available in the weekly sales report.

In 2013, annual sales rose across all of the US Mint’s bullion coin programs.

An article from Forbes links the rise in bullion sales to retail bargain hunting.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics writes about the Eliasberg 1838-O Half Dollar and the controversy over its origins.

An overview of specimen strikes throughout US coin history.

Here are the results of a coin roll search through $450 total face value in assorted denominations.

This January, a total of 3,500 of Eric P. Newman’s world coins will be auctioned, reflecting his extensive global travel.

Jeff Garrett discusses the potential impact of lower gold prices on the rare coin market.

Q. David Bowers says to use the new year as an opportunity to investigate a new series and offers some suggestions.

The Bank of England will switch to polymer bank notes in 2016. From a group responding to interview questions, 87% were in favor of the switch.

A Sydney teenager minted the first coin of the new year at the Royal Australian Mint after camping outside for five nights. Someone offered him $2,000 for the coin, which he turned down.

And now for today’s notable auction- the 1936 Satin Proof Buffalo Nickel graded PCGS PR67 with a green CAC sticker.

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

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