Weekly Recap: US Mint Circulating Coins, New World Coin Releases, Coin Market Report

American Silver EagleWelcome 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

Circulating coin production at the United States Mint reached 1.025 billion coins in March. Preliminary mintages have been provided for the Shenandoah National Park Quarter and Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar.

The US Mint recently shared feedback from stakeholders on possible changes to circulating coins. Aluminum alloy metals have been removed from consideration for alternative compositions.

The weekly numismatic product sales report includes the debut numbers for multiple products. The newly released 2014-P Great Smoky Mountains National Park Five Ounce Silver Coins are already near a sell out.

Mint News Blog shares the arrival of the 2013 Theodore Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set, which contains the Presidential Medal struck in one ounce of .999 silver.

In an interview, the CCAC Chairman Gary Marks calls for “coin designs that reflect our time.”

World Coins

Queen Elizabeth II recently presided over Maundy Thursday ceremonies at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire.

Two recent releases in this year’s Europa Coin Programme honoring European composers include a coin from France for Jean-Philippe Rameau and a coin from Italy for Gioachino Rossini.

An overview of the short lived coinage of New Guinea.

The first release in a new coin series struck by the Perth Mint featuring Disney charters depicts Mickey Mouse in “Steamboat Willie.”

Samples of 2015 Lithuania Euro Coins have been minted.

Zimbabwe’s plans to import coins from the United States to alleviate a coin shortage have collapsed.

NGC has graded their 30 millionth coin. World coins now comprise the fastest growing segment of NGC certification.

Coin Books

The 68th Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins, popularly known as the Red Book, has been released.

A new book by Mark Ferguson The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret will reveal newly discovered facts about the famed 1804 Silver Dollar. For details go to www.1804Dollar.com.

Coin Market and Auctions

A report from the Chicago International Coin Expo, where rare types in high grades brought crazy prices.

Another market report discusses the Baseball Hall of Fame Coins and NGC world rarities sold at recent auctions.

An example of the one-quarter ounce 2007 Proof Platinum Eagle “Frosted Freedom” variety is up for auction.

Two recently discovered matte proof 1922 High Relief Peace Dollars will be auctioned at Goldberg’s Pre-Long Beach Auction.

And now for some notable eBay auctions. Here is a complete set of all six of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins graded PCGS PR70 or MS70 with the “First Pitch Baltimore” designation.

Next, a lot of two 1924 Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagles graded PCGS MS63 and housed in old rattler holders.

That concludes another weekly recap!

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