January 28, 2014: Proof Silver Eagle Sales Figures, Million Dollar Half Cents, Aluminum Lincoln Cent

2014-aseWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The opening sales figures for the 2013 Proof Silver Eagle are available in the weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report.

Depending on tomorrow’s London PM Fix price, a price increase may occur for the US Mint’s numismatic gold products.

According to a press release from the American Consumer Satisfaction Institute, the US Mint was the top performer in public satisfaction for federal websites. (See paragraph four of the release.)

The Missouri Cabinet Half Cent Collection realized more than $18 million at auction. Two of the half cents included in the collection sold for prices of more than $1 million.

An article from PCGS describes their recent certification of the first confirmed 1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent. The article includes background information as well as images of the coin encapsulated and graded PCGS MS63.

Here is a list of award winners for the FUN convention exhibits.

Coin Collectors Blog responds to a letter to the editor from Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing published in CoinWorld.

Here is a look ahead to the 2015 New York International Numismatic Convention.

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a Lucky Loonie to celebrate the Sochie Winter Olympic Games.

The People’s Bank of China has issued a pair of gold and silver coins to commemorate the China Lunar Exploration Program’s first moon landing.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is an example of the 2008-W Silver Eagle with Reverse of 2007 graded NGC MS 70 with Early Releases designation. The variety is said to have an estimated mintage of 46,318 pieces.

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

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