September 12, 2013: Circulating Coin Production, Expensive Classic U.S. Coins, Chinese Platinum Pandas

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

The weekly United States Mint numismatic product sales report discusses the 2013-W Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo and includes the opening sales figure for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Set.

Circulating coin production at the US Mint fell to the lowest monthly level of the year, but still measured a gain against the year ago period.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics begins a series on buying expensive classic U.S. coins and building collections.

The US Mint will close the sales kiosk located at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

A Numismaster article focusing on early cents.

Steve Estes recalls a story of encountering a rare 1893-S Morgan Dollar among a group of junk silver dollars purchased in his shop.

According to Q. David Bowers, many new coin dealers who know only certified coins are light on overall knowledge.

Coin Collectors Blog has created a numismatic glossary.

Here are some highlights from the Legend-Morphy Regency Auction V to be held on December 19, 2013.

Of the almost 600 Panda coins and medals issued by the China Mint, there have been just 20 Platinum Panda coins issued. Some of these have a low mintage and low survival rate.

The site of the day reviews the Capped Bust Half Dime series.

Here is an article about the Royal Canadian Mint’s Superman coins and a video including images from the coin unveiling and production.

The US Mint has started sales for the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Bronze Medal.

Here is coverage of the launch ceremony for the new East Indian Company coins issued for the Japan 400 Celebration.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a 1979-D Kennedy Half Dollar struck on a Susan B. Anthony Dollar planchet. The mint error is certified by PCGS and graded MS64.

Next, an example of the 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent graded PCGS MS64RD in a Secure holder.

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

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