November 13, 2013: US Mint Sales Report, Silver Eagle Record, 1796 Half Dollars

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

The latest weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report includes the opening figures for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Quarters and Five Ounce Silver Coins. Information is also provided on the 2013 Proof Silver Eagle sell out.

Mint News Blog covers the upcoming release of the US Mint’s 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set.

Bloomberg covers the new annual sales record for Silver Eagle bullion coins and discusses the strong retail demand for silver.

Dave Harper provides some perspective on the Silver Eagle record with a comparison to silver dollar output in 1921 and 1922.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics provides the fifth article in a series on the Eric Newman Collection. This one is focused on the 1796 half dollars.

CoinWorld covers highlights of Heritage’s recent auction, including an 1861-S Paquet Reverse Double Eagle graded NGC AU 58 which realized $176,250.

Here are NGC has announcements on the expansion of plus grading to modern coins and a 21st century submission special.

The USPS has reissued the classic Inverted Jerry stamp error on a new $2 stamp with a small number of sheets showing the plane right side up. Steve Roach says the US Mint should not follow the example of purposely making errors.

November 12th marked the anniversary of the day in 1984 when it was announced that the English £1 note would be phased out. Here are 10 facts about the pound sterling.

And now for today’s notable auction. A lot of commemorative proof silver dollars which includes a total of 38 pieces. Some better issues are included such as the Atlanta Olympic Set and the Buffalo Silver Dollar.

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

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