March 27, 2014: Baseball HOF Coin Release, Shenandoah National Park Quarter, Trends in Numismatics

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

Today, the United States Mint launched and began accepting orders for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Here is illustrated coverage of the launch event and information about coin sales.

For collector impressions on how the start of sales unfolded, check back to the article on Mint News Blog which has more than 600 comments from readers sharing their experiences.

The Whitman Baltimore show began today, with the US Mint offering the Baseball HOF coins at their booth.

Looking ahead, the US Mint will begin sales for Shenandoah National Park Quarter products on March 31. A launch ceremony will be held for the coin on April 4.

The first Nobel Peace Prize medal to be auctioned in the United States realized just over $1.116 million in a Stack’s Bowers auction.

One of the highlights of the El Dorado Collection Part II is an example of the 1861-S Paquet Reverse Double Eagle, which is tied for the finest known at PCGS AU58.

Jeff Garrett has a brief history of changing trends in numismatics, concluding with the explosion in the market for modern coins during the last decade.

A nostalgic remembrance of “Grandma’s lucky coin,” an 1864 2-Cent piece.

The UK’s new £1 Coin will require costly conversion by the vending industry.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the 2013-W Proof Gold Buffalo graded PCGS PR70DCAM. Based on last reported sales, this coin has the lowest mintage for a one ounce proof coin of the series.

That’s it for the update. See you next time!

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