June 28, 2013: West Point Silver Eagle Sets, Liberty Themed Circulating Coins, Royal Canadian Mint

silver-eagleWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back with another fresh round up of coin collecting news and articles to finish out the week!

A reader of Mint News Blog has shared some pictures of his 2013 West Point Silver Eagle Set. The sets have shipped to a few collectors, but most are still waiting.

An article on the life and work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, including some of his sculptures and numismatic items.

Michael Bugeja, a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, writes about the CCAC’s resolution to create Liberty themed circulating coins.

Here is a look at the design candidates recommended by the CCAC for another round of Code Talker Recognition Medals.

A Congressional Gold Medal is being sought to honor the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Coin Collectors Blog writes about the recently introduced COINS Act, which seeks to replace the $1 bill with the $1 coin .

A coin market report following the Whitman Baltimore Expo which contains some general commentary and coverage of recently auctioned NGC graded coins.

Doug Winter takes a look at some gold issues which have Multiple Levels of Demand, or more than one potential set of buyers competing for them.

A local news story about a bag of so-called collectible coins sold by World Reserve Monetary Exchange, which contained mostly coins that you could get from a bank.

CoinWorld covers the Royal Canadian Mint’s recent expansion of their Winnipeg production facility and the launch of a new research and development center.

Here is a look at the latest numismatic releases from the RCM, which includes another silver coin offered at its legal tender face value.

And now for some notable auctions. First, to go with one of today’s articles, a 1908 Matte Proof Saint Gaudens Double Eagle graded PCGS PR63 with CAC sticker.

Next, the 2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set with all five coins graded PCGS MS70 or PR70 in holders signed by John Mercanti. These sets were limited to a mintage of just 100,000.

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

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