November 4, 2013: Mount Rushmore Quarters, Civil War Tokens, Perth Mint New Products

rushmoreWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for bags and rolls of the new 2013 Mount Rushmore Quarters. The article also takes a look at past appearances of Mount Rushmore on US coins.

CoinWorld has a detailed article on the technical challenges faced by the US Mint for the upcoming 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins.

A separate article has a breakdown of the 67,000 test strikes.

Should the United States switch to polymer bills?

A detailed book review of A Guide Book of Civil War Tokens by Q. David Bowers.

Background and a description of the “wide rim” and “narrow rim” Susan B. Anthony Dollars.

Numismatic related domain names including “” will be included in Heritage’s first domain name auction.

An introductory article on collecting coins by type.

A local article from Michigan focuses on the educational aspect of coin collecting.

Brief accounts of a visit to the Slovenia Numismatic Collections and the Bulgarian National Bank.

The Royal Canadian Mint won the “Best New Coin Innovation” award presented by the International Association of Currency Affairs.

The Perth Mint has opened orders for new product releases, including the 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Proof High Relief Coin as well as a three coin set of high relief silver proof coins.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the low mintage uncirculated version of the 2011-W Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coin graded NGC MS 70.

Next, the classic key date 1885 Liberty Nickel graded PCGS AU55.

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

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