November 6, 2013: 2014 Bullion Coins, Civil War Tokens, Royal Canadian Mint New Releases

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

The United States Mint has provided details on the year end availability and 2014 release dates for American Gold Eagle, American Silver Eagle, and American Gold Buffalo bullion coins.

Meanwhile, final mintage figures have been provided for four 2012-dated bullion coins.

The latest US Mint numismatic product sales report focuses on the increased sales for 2013 Proof Silver Eagles.

A 1998 Silver Eagle bullion coin erroneously struck on a 90% silver planchet instead of a 99.9% silver planchet has been certified by PCGS. The wrong planchet error is the only example confirmed so far.

Background and basic information on Civil War Tokens.

The results and some conclusions on a sampling of 1,000 cents obtained from a bank.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics looks at the proof-only quarter eagles of 1863.

A profile of NGC grader John Schuch II.

Collectors Universe, the parent company of PCGS, reported their first quarter financial results. Coin service revenues increased by 46%.

Longtime dealer Robert Lecce has been memorialized with a scholarship fund.

A documentary on the two dollar bill is now in production.

The US Mint and National Endowment for the Arts have announced a call for artists to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program.

Mint News Blog recaps some breaking news items related to US Mint coins and numismatic products.

Here is a look at the new product releases from the Royal Canadian Mint. Highlights include the first release in a new Great Lakes series, Saint George slaying the dragon, and a numismatic version of the 1.5 ounce Silver Polar Bear coin.

And now for some notable auctions. First, an auction for last year’s 2012-W Star Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coin graded PCGS MS70 with First Strike designation.

Next, a group of 2001 to 2005 Proof Silver Eagles, with five coins for each date making a total of 20 coins in original US Mint packaging.

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

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