January 28, 2013: White Mountain Natoinal Forest Quarter, 1794 Silver Dollar, Gold Double Eagles

Gold Double EagleWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The United States Mint has started sales of bags and rolls of 2013 White Mountain National Forest Quarters. Various options are available containing circulating quality coins with “P”, “D”, and “S” mint marks.

CoinWorld coverage of the record breaking sale of the 1794 silver dollar for more than $10 million.

Some thoughts on the sale from Doug Winter related to the bidding and the potential impacts of the sale.

Comments from Legend Numismatics, the buyers of the 1794 silver dollar. They had decided that they must pay $10 million at minimum.

Finally, some video interviews related to the sale.

The Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada is holding a small exhibit chronicling the history of the cent. The exhibit includes a mural made up of 16,500 individual pennies. (I tracked down an image of the mural here.)

According to a separate story, the leaf on the Canadian cent is not a maple leaf.

Steve Roach discusses some of the high prices paid for coins in the Walter Freeman Collection of silver 3-cent pieces.

Q. David Bowers provides an overview of a type set of gold double eagles for those looking for something new to collect.

How liquid is your collection?

A local profile of the collector who recently paid a record $24,200 for a hobo nickel. The article includes some nice images of the coin.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1997 Jackie Robinson Commemorative 4 Coin Set, which includes the proof and uncirculated versions of the silver dollar and $5 gold coin.

Next, a collection of 1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollars including coins in uncirculated condition with some rainbow toning.

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


  1. R.A.Lee says

    I greatly enjoy your Coin Update…it keeps me abreast of the numismatic news.
    So, I thought that you might be the ones to answer a question regarding the “America the Beautiful” program for 2013.
    The White Mountain National Forest 5oz. piece was scheduled to come out in February and now there is no release schedule (as well as with all the other ATB pieces for 2013). Given the issue of availability of Walking Liberty 1oz and the rationing of Maple Leafs, I am given cause to wonder about the program (ATB) itself.
    Any thoughts?

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