November 28, 2012: Platinum Eagle Design Candidates, Denali Quarter Launch Ceremony, Liberty Seated Dimes

Welcome to Coin Update!

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

The Commission of Fine Arts has reviewed the reverse design candidates for the 2013 Platinum Eagle. See their recommended design, along with images of all nine candidates.

The latest US Mint numismatic sales report shows some large moves for the 2012 Proof Gold Eagles and the Making American History Coin and Currency Set.

A Congressional hearing scheduled for Thursday will explore the issue of $1 coins. The Wall Street Journal reports on the GAO’s position that $1 coins should replace $1 notes. Here is additional coverage from CNN Money.

Here is a reaction from the Swedish perspective where the lowest valued coin is worth about 15 cents.

Dave Harper has some further thoughts on the topic of the cent.

More than 400 people attended the launch ceremony for the Denali National Park Quarter. There were 1,200 rolls of the new quarters exchanged at the event.

A fascinating article on Numismaster about early proofs from the United States. In the early days, the Mint charged face value for proof coins to foster goodwill among collectors.

Here are articles from Louis Golino and World Mint News Blog on the Perth Mint’s new mintage policy.

The leading dealer in Australian rare bank notes has been overtaken by a cash crisis.

Rather than pursuing key issues of a series, Q. David Bowers ponders the “I like it” collecting plan.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics provides commentary on Liberty Seated Dimes included in Stacks Bowers November 15 Rarities Night.

The Central Bank of Ireland has unveiled the third release of the series featuring Barnyard animals. The latest features the Irish Wolfhound.

And now for some notable auctions. First, an 1879-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS MS67+ with CAC sticker. The coin displays a nice small crescent of rainbow toning.

Next, a 1968-S Lincoln Cent struck on a clad 10 cent planchet. The mint error has been encapsulated by PCGS and graded MS65.

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

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