March 13, 2013: US Mint Sales Report, 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated Silver Eagle, Roosevelt Dimes

Roosevelt DimeWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The newly issued US Mint numismatic sales report includes a new product and the latest numbers for some recently sold out products.

Mint News Blog provides more color on the sold out 2012-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle and 21012-P El Yunque Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Here is a look at the 2013-W Enhanced Uncirculated Silver Eagle. This coin will be included in the upcoming 2013 American Eagle West Point Two Coin Silver Set.

Steve Roach has some comments on the weak demand for palladium coins indicated in a recent market study.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics covers the pattern, experimental, and trial pieces from the Eric Newman Collection that will be auctioned by Heritage in April.

The 1962 Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Francis Crick for co-discovering the structure of DNA will be auctioned. The opening bid is $500,000.

This Numismater article explores the underrated and under appreciated Roosevelt Dimes series.

Coin Collectors Blog has a book review of Whitman’s Almanac of United States Coins.

According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report coins delivered a gain of 25% over the past year, ranking as the second best performing collectible asset.

PCGS has certified the treasure trove of 497 gold double eagles recently discovered in a French vineyard.

NGC Ancients explores the rule and coinage of Caligula.

Recent new world coin releases include the second issue in the “Klimt and His Women” gold coin series from the Austrian Mint. Also, the Silver Salmon 20 Lats Coin from the Bank of Latvia issued to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the restoration of the lats.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 2012-W Proof $25 Gold Eagle graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo. Based on final reported sales, this coin will have the lowest mintage for any proof coin of the series.

Next, a 1956 Franklin Half Dollar struck on a quarter blank. The error coin displays a full date and is authenticated and graded ANACS MS 62.

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


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