January 25, 2013: 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, Liberty Head Nickels, 1936 Canadian Dot Cent

Liberty Head NickelWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back for a round up of the latest coin collecting news and articles from around the internet.

The 1794 Silver Dollar graded PCGS SP66 which many believe to be the first silver dollar ever struck in the United States sold for a record $10,016,875! Here is coverage from Coin Update News, additional coverage from CoinWeek including a video of the bidding, and an article from Reuters which was syndicated across many mainstream news websites.

Finally, here are some impressions from Dave Harper and the news release from Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

Mint News Blog explores the decline in sales for the US Mint Proof Set.

A coin market report from Jim Bisognani following the FUN convention, which highlights some of the strong prices realized for NGC certified coins.

Part two of an examination of the Liberty Head Nickel series, covering the issues from 1884 to 1912.

Remembering numismatic writer Alan Herbert.

The ANA Blog explores the history of the Hobo Nickel.

A CoinWorld article on Canada’s 1936 Dot Cent, which remains a numismatic enigma.

The Perth Mint has announced their 2013 Silver Bullion Privy Mark coin releases.

The Royal Canadian Mint has started rationing supplies of 2013 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins to their primary distributors amidst a surge in demand.

And now for some notable auctions. First, an auction for all five reverse proof coins produced by the United States Mint, including the reverse proof American Gold, Platinum, and Silver Eagles. All coins are graded NGC PF 70, and the remaining four coins of the 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set are also included.

Next, a 1990 Prestige Proof Set which includes the 1990 “No S” Proof Lincoln Cent.

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

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