Welcome to Coin Update!
We’re back with another round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet…
Mint News Blog has the latest circulating coin production figures from the United States Mint. Production levels for the year to date show the largest increases for cents and nickels compared to prior year. Production levels for quarters and $1 coins show a decrease.
Here is the latest weekly US Mint numismatic sales report. It was mostly a quiet week with no new product releases.
CoinWorld has coverage of the ancient coins that were seized because they were believed to have been illegally imported, but turned out to be fakes.
Coin Rarities & Related Topics covers the unique 1873-CC No Arrows Liberty Seated Dime.
This article highlights the costs for the Royal Canadian Mint to strike its final penny during a special ceremony.
Heritage will auction a 1904 letter from Theodore Roosevelt that uses the phrase “atrocious hideousness” to describe the then current coinage, setting the stage for a renaissance in American numismatics.
The ANA has named Hannah Powell, of Strawberry Point, Iowa as the Young Numismatist of the Year.
Besides supply and demand, here are some not-as-obvious factors that can impact coin prices.
An interesting post from someone who is just beginning in coin collecting. It shares what he has learned so far and his strategy for collecting.
On a related note, Q. David Bowers comments on the relative ease of entry into coin collecting compared to some other hobbies.
The United States Mint will begin sales of the circulating quality Chaco Culture Quarters with the “S” mint mark. Some brief additional details on the San Francisco Silver Eagle Set sales total are also provided.
And now for some notable auctions. First, a 1993 Silver Medal produced by the Philadelphia Mint which showcases various coins from the past 200 years. This medal was included within the 1993 Philadelphia Bicentennial Set.
Next, a group of 50 (or a roll) of 1909 VDB Lincoln Cents all graded PCGS MS64RD.
That’s it for another update. Have a great day!