September 5, 2013: Presidential Discovery Set, Silver Eagle Bullion Sales, New World Coin Releases

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

The latest product release from the United States Mint is the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Discovery Set, an educational product targeted towards children. A more upscale set is expected later in the year.

This week’s US Mint sales report includes the opening figures for the Fort McHenry Quarters and Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

Are the ANA Convention Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo Coins really that special?

American Silver Eagle bullion sales for this year have already surpassed the total for all of 2012.

A collection of Presidential Dollar edge errors will be auctioned later this month.

An observation from Q. David Bowers that knowledgeable collectors can find treasures among certified coins without paying extra for them.

This article describes two U.S. coins known to have been struck, but which are unknown in private collections.

Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty” design was well received back in 1916.

A Coinflation Android App is now available.

The FUN President provides a review of the ANA 2013 World’s Fair of Money.

The “Ship of Gold” display, the finest known set of Morgan Dollars, and a multi-million dollar ANA roadshow exhibit will highlight the upcoming Long Beach Expo.

A book review of “The Wishful Penny” for young readers.

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Following similar offerings from other world mints, the Royal Mint is offering a £20 for £20 Silver Coin featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon.

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for many new coin releases from both existing and new series. Today’s coin image features the first release from a new series.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1997 Jackie Robinson Four Coin Set, including the proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins and silver dollars graded NGC PF 69 and MS 69.

Next, here is a concept pattern created by Daniel Carr for the 2014 Baseball Commemorative. This was submitted to the US Mint design contest, but not selected.

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


  1. Jon in CT says

    Wow! You guys must be prescient! I’m reading your September 5 release and it’s only 09/04 here on the US East Coast. Are you guys really hiding out in Singapore? :)

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