September 13, 2013: America the Beautiful Quarters, Prooflike Morgan Dollars, Feuchtwanger Cents

olympicsWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Mint News Blog examines the sales statistics and trends for the circulating quality 2013-S America the Beautiful Quarters.

The ongoing article series on early commemorative silver coins continues with the 1927 Vermont Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.

Dave Harper follows up on his previous blog post, with some financial details related to the US Mint’s sales kiosk at Union Station.

An overview and highlights of half cents, with some ideas for collecting.

Exploring the early coinage of Costa Rica.

Harvey Stack remembers ANA conventions then and now.

Jeff Garrett provides an overview of collecting Prooflike Morgan Silver Dollars.

Some brief information on Lewis Feuchtwanger’s alloy and the Feuchtwanger Cents.

An article including many photos on Schuler Group who makes coin minting presses for the entire world.

A chance encounter led Elizabeth Jones to become the first woman Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. One of her designs appears as today’s coin image.

The second infographic within a series of three look at platinum supply and demand.

A Federal Court has dismissed a lawsuit to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. coins and currency.

Here is a look at a set of eight new Chinese gold and silver commemorative coins for Huangshan Mountain.

And now for some notable auctions. First, a complete collection of 1950-1970 Proof Sets, which are housed in an old Library of Coins album.

Next, someone has used one of the “X” canceled Atlanta Olympic Silver Dollar coin dies sold by the United States Mint to strike sets of commemorative medals in silver, copper/silver, and brass/silver.

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

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