June 21, 2010: Gold at All Time High, Favorite World Coins, Coin Market Reports

.99999 Pure Gold MapleWelcome back to Coin Update!

Let’s start the week off right with a fresh round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! To begin, gold hits a fresh all time high and sees increased coverage in the mainstream press. Also, part two of the Edmund Moy interview, favorite world coins, coin market reports, safety and security when traveling with coins, proof Hot Springs National Park Quarters, mint marks, two top ten lists for the rarest gold coins, and notable auctions. On to the links…

The price of gold hit a fresh all time high this morning at $1,264.90 per ounce.

Over the weekend, USA Today and Telegraph.co.uk ran articles which outline some of the factors driving gold’s continued ascent.

Here’s the second part of an interview with United States Mint Director Edmund Moy. It includes comments on the decision to cancel the 2009 Proof Silver Eagle, U.S. coin design, and his own coin collection.

As a change of pace, Mint News Blog explores favorite coins from other world mints. An impressive array of coins are shown from the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Kazakhstan, Austria, and Bulgaria.

The Legend Market Report following the June Baltimore Coin Show with comments on “dreck” and generic gold.

Coin Values Online on the hunger for genuinely rare coins and results from the Heritage Long Beach auction, including the strong performance of DMPL Morgan Dollars.

Following the recent rash of coin dealer robberies, this blog post provides some safety and security tips and recommendations for those traveling with coins.

Following up on a previous story, Numismatic News explains that the lack of a mirrored background on the proof Hot Springs Quarters is not an error. The background is intended to be textured as it portrays the side of a building.

Ron Guth writes about mint marks for the PCGS Blog, stating that they “can be one of the most interesting aspects of a coin.”

Lists of the top ten rarest Liberty Head Eagles and Liberty Head Quarter Eagles.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1856 Flying Eagle Cent graded PCGS PR58. This is one of numerous key dates currently listed by the same seller.

One of the favorite world coins mentioned, here are the current auctions for the .99999 pure Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins.

Last, a 1937 Proof Buffalo Nickel encapsulated and graded NGC PF 66. The coin displays some unique rainbow toning.

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

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