September 6, 2013: Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo, Coin Market Report, Code Talker Recognition Medals

buffaloWelcome to Coin Update!

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

Sales of the 2013-W Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo concluded at 47,836 units, representing the US Mint’s top selling numismatic gold coin since 2011.

A coin market report from Jim Bisognani looks at coin auctions from coast-to-coast.

An exploration of the impact and consequences of the original 15-to-1 ratio of silver to gold used for United States coiange.

After all of the attention given to the Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo, collectors may want to consider original proof Buffalo Nickels.

A brief discussion of “illegal to own” coins.

David T. Alexander received the Numismatist of the Year Award from the ANA.

A Forbes article on recent and upcoming sales from Eric P. Newman’s collection.

Q. David Bowers provides some highlights for the Stack’s Bowers auction to be held for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Philadelphia.

A coin dealer called the Royal Mint’s new 20 for £20 Silver Coin “rubbish” and said it would trade for less than face value.

Peru has become the top source of counterfeit US currency.

The Perth Mint Bullion Blog has an informative infographic on platinum.

A priceless coin was recently unearthed at an archaeological dig. Known as the Lovers’ Coin, it features Marc Antony and Cleopatra.

Here is a look at the candidate designs for Code Talker Congressional Medals for six different tribes. The recommendations of the CCAC and CFA, as well as the tribe preferences are indicated.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the popular key date 1893-S Morgan Dollar graded PCGS VF30 with a green CAC sticker.

Next, a lot of 480 Satin Finish 2009 P&D Territories Quarters still in the bubble plastic from cut apart Mint Sets. This makes for one 40-coin roll each for the six designs with P and D mint marks.

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

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