January 7, 2014: US Mint Sales Figures, Carson City Morgan Dollars, John Mercanti Coin Design

morgan-dollarWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The weekly United States Mint numismatic sales report includes the opening numbers for the 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Silver Dollars. There are also updated figures for closely watched recently sold out products.

The US Mint will open sales for the annual special occasion coin sets on January 14.

This article explores assembling a 13-coin short set of Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars.

The worthless Zimbabwe $100 Trillion Note has apparently become more valuable.

The US Mint is seeking comments on their survey methods.

A Gold Royal Cob included in the Heritage World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction realized $293,750.

Q. David Bowers proposes a New Year’s challenge for collectors.

A historic 150-piece collection of Pioneer Gold Coinage and related items will be on display at the FUN Convention.

Additional information and images on John Mercanti’s Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle design for the Perth Mint.

A separate article on CoinWeek covering the same topic.

And now for today’s notable auction. To go with one of today’s articles, here is the key date 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded PCGS XF45 in an old green holder.

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

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