November 20, 2013: Code Talkers Medals, Silver Eagle Bullion Allocation, U.S. Half Cent Collection

Code TalkersWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Congressional Gold Medals were awarded to Native American tribes with members who served as Code Talkers during World War I and World War II. The US Mint is offering bronze duplicate versions for the 25 medals awarded so far.

For the past three weeks, the US Mint has been allocating a half a million Silver Eagle bullion coins per week. This reduced amount is likely the result of an effort to accumulate planchet supplies for the 2014-dated coins.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics has part six of the article series on the Eric Newman Collection, covering auction results for silver U.S. coins.

Coin Collectors Blog provides some suggestions about how someone would propose a commemorative coin.

The only complete collection of U.S. half cents ever formed will be auctioned in January 2014. The 228 coin collection contains every variety of half cent struck for circulation and in proof.

Here is a report from the 2013 Beijing Coin Expo which included the launch of the new 2014 Panda Coins.

Some details surrounding the 1893 Isaballa Commemorative Quarter which includes some contemporary impressions.

Police have made an arrest in connection with the killing of an 81-year old coin shop owner.

Recent new wold coin releases include the latest issue in the Bratislava Gold Coin series from Slovakia and the latest issue in the Bulgarian Church and Monasteries series from Bulgaria.

The Perth Mint has started sales for the 2014 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins.

And now for today’s notable auction. A set of 1941-1964 Silver Washington Quarters housed in a Capital Plastics holder. The coins are CH/Gem BU or Proof.

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

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