August 23, 2014

January 21, 2014: US Mint Circulating Coin Shipments, Year of the Horse Coins, Gold Philharmonic Set

updateWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back to bring you another round up of the latest coin collecting news and articles from around the internet!

Coverage of the United States Mint’s 2013 financial results continues with a look at the circulating coin segment. Total shipments to Federal Reserve Banks rose by 17.8% and generated seigniorage of $137.4 million.

The Travel Channel has a new video on the 1913 Liberty Nickel entitled “Million-Dollar Nickel” for their Mysteries at the Museum series.

Doug Winter begins a series of articles which focus on condition census listings, starting with Liberty Head Eagles.

A specimen set of 1954 “Devil’s Face” Canadian notes was sold at auction for $16,000. The variety features a sinister looking face in the hair of Queen Elizabeth II.

A discussion of the forces shaping precious metals prices in 2014.

A guest commentary makes the case for collecting world coins.

NGC will expand their star designation to cover world coins starting February 1, 2014.

Here is a look at the 2014 Year of the Horse coins issued by the China Mint.

World Mint News Blog takes a look at the special set issued to mark the 25th anniversary of the Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin.

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the release of a new 10 euro silver coin to pay tribute to world famous Irish tenor John Count McCormack.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the key date 1901-S Barber Quarter graded NGC VG 8. This coin had a mintage of just 72,664 pieces.

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

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