November 19, 2012: Limited Edition Silver Proof Set, Mark Twain Commemorative Coins, 2013 Quarters

Welcome to Coin Update!

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

Mint News Blog shares some information on the United States Mint’s 2012 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. The preliminary details mentioned in the post were later confirmed.

Legislation has been passed by Congress which will authorize Mark Twain Commemorative Coins in 2016. Surcharges will benefit four different organizations.

Here are some behind the scenes details on the commemorative coin program from The Hill and a brief look at Samuel Clemens from Coin Collectors Blog.

The Legend Numismatics market report following the Fall 2012 Baltimore Show.

ArtDaily shows off the 1895 Morgan Dollar graded PCGS PR66 Cameo that is one of the highlights of Heritage’s upcoming auction held for the Money Show of the Southwest.

Release dates for the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters are available. The final design selections have not yet been announced.

What is the proper holding period for coins to maximize value?

Some interesting insights on “phantom Pandas“, or Chinese Panda coins that are scarcer than their mintages suggest, due to the how the word “mintage” is used in China.

Here’s a look at a rejected coin design for the Irish penny from 1926.

A new 2012 edition of American Numismatic Biographies is available for review. The book lists biographies of people who have made an important contribution to American numismatics.

An article highlighting the Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as the Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins.

An important US Mint product of the past is the 2000 Leif Ericson Millennium Two Coin Set, which was the first jointly issued domestic and international silver commemorative coin release.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a complete set of silver 1946-1964 Roosevelt Dimes housed in a vintage coin album. The coins are uncirculated and many have colorful or rainbow toning.

Next, a listing for all five of the proof 2009-W First Spouse Gold Coins with all coins graded NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo.

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


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