November 25, 2013: Platinum Eagle Design Review, US Mint Product News, Virtual Currencies

platinum-eagleWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee recently reviewed design candidates for the 2014 American Platinum Eagle which features the theme “To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and Our Posterity.”

Mint News Blog covers the sell out of the 2013-P Perry’s Victory Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins and the upcoming United States Mint Black Friday & Cyber Week Savings promotion.

The second part in an article series on building the ultimate 20th century type set, covering nickels and dimes.

Steve Roach writes about the results of the second Eric Newman auction where 46 coins crossed the six-figure mark.

A Numismatic News Viewpoint on so-called “QE coin grading.”

Coin Collectors Blog says that staid collectors need to expand their horizons.

Information on an upcoming book The Authoritative Reference on Liberty Seated Dollars by Kevin Flynn.

A Numismatists Ten Commandments written in 1948, but which still rings true today.

A local article about a retiring coin shop owner provides some reflections and stories after 35 years in business.

CoinWorld covers the Senate hearing on virtual currencies.

On a related note, here are articles on rival virtual currencies and from the New Yorker on regulating Bitcoin.

The Newlin-Davis-Perschke specimen of the 1787 Brasher Doubloon will be auctioned by Heritage at the January 2014 FUN convention.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a complete set of 1916-1946 Walking Liberty Half Dollars in a Dansco album. The same seller has numerous other full coin sets up for auction this week.

Next, the low mintage 2012-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle graded PCGS MS70 First Strike. This year’s issue has already surpassed the last reported sales of only 6,118 coins.

That’s it for the update. Have a great day!

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