October 22, 2012: ANA National Money Show, American Silver Eagles Book, State Quarter Prices

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

Mint News Blog provides some color on the design selections for the 2013 5 Star Generals Commemorative Coins. It seems that 15 of the initial design candidates effectively were not considered after it was deemed that the legislative intent was to also commemorate Army Command and General Staff College.

This CoinWeek article contains comments on coin grading followed by early news from the ANA National Money Show in Dallas. And here’s the Legend Numismatics market report following the show.

Here is a report on the progress of the ANA Technology Committee posted on the ANA’s new blog.

CoinWorld has some information on the contents of the upcoming book American Silver Eagles — A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, which is co-authored by former Chief Engraver John Mercanti.

Dave Harper notes the large sales declines for the United States Mint’s annual sets compared to the prior year.

A federal judge has ruled that an attorney and coin collector can advance claims that coin grading companies stole his marketing ideas related to grading the “eye appeal” of coins and awarding the plus (+) designation.

Steve Roach discusses price levels for State Quarters. In 2007, a 1999-S Silver Delaware Quarter graded PCGS PR70DCAM sold for $17,250, compared to a recent sales price of $2,107.95.

Steve Estes remembers his first mentor in the rare coin business Steve Kosoff.

A look at the Capped Bust Half Dimes.

Some details of the medals produced by the Royal Mint in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

In 2016, Sweden will introduce newly designed coins which are smaller and lighter. The obverse designs portray or represent Sweden’s head of state while the reverse designs carry a theme of “sun, wind, and water.”

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders for a new Year of the Dragon silver coin.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a group of 50 different NGC slabbed coins dating from 1967 to 2012 with denominations ranging from cents to dollars.

Next, an example of the 1937 Proof Buffalo Nickel graded NGC PF 66 with some colorful toning.

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

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