October 18, 2013: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollars, First Spouse Gold Coins, Early Commemorative Coins

rooseveltWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The United States Mint has started accepting orders for bags, boxes, and rolls of circulating quality 2013 Woodrow Wilson Presidential Dollars.

In other US Mint news, release dates for the first three 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins have finally been provided. These coins have been delayed due to production problems.

Krause Publications has announced the 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees. The Royal Canadian Mint leads eight nominees. The United States Mint has two nominees.

American Gold Eagle bullion coin sales surged on Tuesday after the market price fell below $1,300 per ounce.

This Numismaster article describes the transition from a screw press to a steam operated coining press at the early Philadelphia Mint.

The article series on early silver commemorative coins continues with the 1934 Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar.

From the early commemorative gold coin run, here are some details on the 1903 Louisiana Purchase Gold Dollars.

Moving into the modern era, Beth Deisher recalls some of the details of the commemorative resurrection in 1981.

An overview of the Seated Liberty Dollars, an overlooked series with long term potential.

Doug Winter provides an analysis of the Carson City Double Eagle market.

NGC has certified the first 2014 Chinese Silver Panada Coins, which were released in limited quantity at a special invitation only ceremony.

The Perth Mint has released an eleven-coin set featuring the various regenerations of Doctor Who and a silver coin featuring the Procoptodon, which represents the first issue in a new series featuring Australian Megafauna.

The Perth Mint Blog has additional information on Australian Megafauna and the artist behind the new series.

An overview of some of the history and treasures at the Royal Mint Museum.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 2011 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set with all five coins graded NGC MS 70 or PF 70 and the original government packaging included. This remains the lowest mintage of the Silver Eagle anniversary sets at 100,000 units.

Next, the early commemorative 1936 Cincinnati Half Dollar, which is housed in the original numbered, signed, and notarized holder.

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

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