Weekly Recap: Kennedy Half Dollar, New Royal Australian Mint Coins, CSNS Convention

gold-kennedyWelcome to the Coin Update weekly recap!

We’re back with a round up of coin collecting news and articles from the past week!

US Coins

The introductory pricing period for the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Half Dollars will conclude on April 28 at 5:00 PM ET. The regular prices will reflect increases of $4 per coin.

The weekly sales report contains the latest sales numbers for the US Mint’s numismatic products.

Great Smoky Mountains 5 Ounce Silver Bullion Coins have temporarily sold out.

The United States Mint’s website has an article providing information and insight on creating the Kennedy Half Dollar.

Here is a look back at the 1998 Kennedy Collector’s Set, which contained a half dollar struck with a special matte finish.

An exit interview with Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee member Michael Olson.

The inside story on the Sacagawea Dollar from former US Mint Director Philip N. Diehl.

Treasure hunters will return to the SS Central America, which may be the site of an additional $86 million of gold.

World Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new silver proof high relief coin featuring the “Mob of Roos” design and a set of impressive coins to honor Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross.

The Royal British Mint has sold out of their first £20 for £20 silver face value coin and plans a second release which will commemorate the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

From Hungary, a new coin honors composer Béni Egressy.

The Mint of Poland has launched a new concept in coinage with an open cube shaped coin honoring the canonization of Pope John Paul II.

A Russian factory has released kilo sized silver coins to commemorate Crimea-Russia “Reunification.”

Coin Books

A book review of American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Programs by former US Mint Director Edmund C. Moy.

Q. David Bowers recalls his book A California Gold Rush History published back in 2002.

A review of Bowers recently published U. S. Liberty Head $20 Double Eagles, The Gilded Age of Coinage.

Coin Auctions

Rare Mormon coins were auctioned by Heritage this week. The $10 gold piece mentioned in the article sold for $705,000.

Dave Harper provides a report from the Central States Numismatic Society convention.

Another report from the convention which includes some results from the Heritage auction.

And now for some notable eBay auctions. First, here is the classic key date 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent graded PCGS MS65BN.

Next, the 2008-W Silver Eagle Reverse of 2007 graded NGC MS 70. Some 2008 coins were inadvertently struck with the reverse of the prior year, creating the first significant variety for the series.

That concludes another weekly recap!

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