March 24, 2014: 2014 US Mint Proof Set, CCAC Design Recommendations, Counterfeit £1 Coin Ring

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

Mint News Blog covers the upcoming release of the United States Mint’s 2014 Proof Set. Also, the US Mint will use their online “waiting room” for the launch of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins later this week.

A limited supply of Baseball HOF Coins will be available at the US Mint’s booth at the upcoming Whitman Coin and Collectibles Spring Expo held March 27-30 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Here is a look at the CCAC recommendations and all design candidates for the 2015 US Marshals Service Commemorative Coins. The program will include $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars.

Dave Harper discusses how the Presidential Dollars series gets more personal when we can remember the Presidents as contemporaries.

A sophisticated coin counterfeiting operation at a supposedly legitimate mint in Amsterdam was raided by Dutch police. The counterfeiting ring flooded Britain with at least £30m of fake coins, leading to the decision to redesign the £1 coin. Here is an additional article on the topic.

The only known example of a newly discovered Territorial gold variety will be auctioned by Heritage in April.

The stars of the TV show “Diggers” will host a special metal detecting workshop at the ANA’s Summer Seminar.

The ANA has announced the 2014 National Money Show exhibit winners.

A new book entitled A Twisted Tale of Cover-Up and Deceit explores an unsolved theft of $152,000 in gold from the San Francisco Mint in 1857.

Collage artist Mark Wagner uses real dollar bills to make currency portraits of American icons. Here is a video on the artist’s work.

NGC has certified the Benchmark Collection, the most significant set of Australian pre-decimal coinage ever assembled.

Highlights and results from the Künker Spring Sale, which realized 8.75 million euros against a pre-sale estimate of 5.7 million.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is an auction for both the 2006 Reverse Proof American Gold and Silver Eagles each graded NGC PF 69. These coins were offered in the highly popular 20th Anniversary Sets.

That’s it for the update. See you tomorrow!

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