January 22, 2013: Proof American Gold Buffalo, Modern Commemorative Coin Designs, 1793 Chain Cent

washingtonWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Information and discussion on the recently sold out 2012 Proof Gold Buffalo Coins.

The latest Coingrader Capsule provides a look at some hit and miss bargains.

This CoinWorld article provides some details on the FUN show, where collectors and dealers had their first opportunity to acquire 2013 Gold and Silver Eagles.

Following the temporary sell out of 2013 Silver Eagles, this article on MSN Money asks if silver coins are the new hot haven investment.

Dave Harper reviews the results of his coin and previous metals related forecasts for 2012.

Here are 30 modern commemorative coin designs that the article’s authors consider to be the United States’ best coin sides.

This week, Stack’s-Bowers will auction a gem quality 1793 Chain Cent.

An article on the 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar, which is called “the ultimate silver trophy coin.”

An opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal that proposes revamping our coinage system.

A jury decided in favor of NGC in a lawsuit filed by someone who claimed to have invented a system for grading eye appeal.

Coin Collector’s Blog provides some interesting facts about presidential inaugurations throughout history.

February 4 will be the last day that Canadian cents will be distributed to banks, although the coins will remain legal tender.

France and Germany will jointly issue a new 2 euro commemorative coin for the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée Treaty.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a collection of 1986-2006 American Silver Eagles, including bullion and proof versions, housed in a Dansco album.

Next, a mated pair of 1999 Jefferson Nickels certified by PCGS.

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

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