March 26, 2014: Upcoming Baseball HOF Coins Launch, US Mint Sales Report, Eric P. Newman Coins

baseball-hofWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Mint News Blog discusses the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Curved Coins ahead of their launch, covering the coins, newly imposed household limits, special events, and the potential for quick sell outs.

Here are the United States Mint’s official press releases on the launch ceremony and ordering limits.

The weekly US Mint numismatic product sales report includes the debut of the 2014 Native American Dollar products and an unexpected sell out.

Vending and amusements stakeholders voiced concerns about coin composition changes at a recent meeting with the US Mint.

An article examining the eBay prices realized for some of the Eric P. Newman Collection coins auctioned by Heritage in November.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics takes focus on the gem quality Norweb Family 1833 dime.

A report on the best secured coin shows of 2013 selected by Col. Steven Ellsworth.

An article on TheStreet.com highlights the growing investor interest in the rare coin and currency market.

Brief descriptions of the top five most notorious mint robberies.

Q. David Bowers discusses a few advantages of having coins in certified holders rather than display albums.

A Washington Post blogger doesn’t seem to like the Royal Canadian Mint’s commemorative coins honoring Alice Munro.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the uncirculated version of the 2013 5-Star Generals $5 Gold Coin graded NGC MS 70 with Early Releases designation. This coin has enjoyed high secondary market prices since it sold out at the US Mint with low last reported sales.

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

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