September 3, 2013: US Mint Bullion Sales, Perth Mint New Product Releases, 20-Cent Pieces

2013 half dollarWelcome to Coin Update!

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

The monthly sales of the United States Mint’s American Gold Eagle bullion coins dropped to a six year low, while Silver Eagle bullion sales remained high.

The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for another round of new product releases, highlighted by the proof versions of the 2013 Year of the Horse Gold and Silver Coins.

A proposed Coast Guard Commemorative Coin would help to raise funds for the future National Coast Guard Museum to be located in New London, Connecticut.

The Stack’s Bowers auctions conducted for the ANA convention realized total sales of more than $46 million.

The interesting history of the U.S. 20-Cent Piece.

A discussion on whether coins should be handled with or without gloves.

Some of Canada’s 2013 Uncirculated Sets have been found to contain $1 and $2 coins with doubled dies.

The author of Coin Collectors Blog has written a new chapter for the 2014 Blackbook entitled “Using Technology to Enhance Your Collecting Experience.”

A new book explores the US Mint’s experiments on aluminum coinage.

Notes on the 1856 Flying Eagle Penny from Q. David Bowers.

Jim Fehr, owner of Ellesmere Numismatics and Winning Edge Coin & Bullion, has passed away.

An article focused on Northwest Territorial Mint, the largest private mint in the United States. They will produce one-ounce silver medallions to commemorate Nevada’s 150th anniversary.

A local article about a collector who plans to drop 300 2013-dated Kennedy Half Dollars around Medway, Massachusetts to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the low mintage uncirculated version of the 2011-W Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coin graded NGC MS 69.

Next, a lot of 20 Morgan Silver Dollars graded PCGS MS64 and housed in old green holders.

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

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