Weekly Recap: US Mint Products, Saddle Ridge Hoard Gold Coins, Royal Canadian Mint Financial Results

World CupWelcome 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

During the week, the United States Mint opened sales for the 2014 Silver Proof Set and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential $1 Coin Cover.

Meanwhile, the 2013 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set has sold out of its 50,000 product limit.

Here is the weekly US Mint numismatic product sales report and the monthly bullion coin sales report.

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to authorize commemorative coins to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service.

Gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard will come to market starting on May 27. A single 1874-S $20 gold piece will be sold in a live auction at the Old San Francisco Mint, followed by the offering of the rest of the coins at fixed prices.

Coin Grader Capsule tests the new PCGS reconsideration service.

Coin grading firm NGC has announced revised services and fees effective May 1 and June 1.

Coin Rarities & Related Topics discusses the 1792 dime and silver center copper cent patterns.

Q. David Bowers comments on the availability of the 2015 Guide Book of United States Coins, commonly referred to as the Red Book.

World Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint reported a record $3.4 billion in revenue for 2013, with gains seen across their numismatic, foreign coinage, and bullion & refinery segments.

Some reflections one year after Canada’s elimination of the penny from the Brink’s Blog.

The Monnaie de Paris has released gold and silver domed coins to mark the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Poland has issued four new coins to mark the canonization of Pope John Paul II.

The Central Bank of Ireland has issued a gold coin remembering the Battle of Clontarf.

Finland’s latest release in the Ethical Collector Coin series celebrates Literacy.

World Mint News Blog takes a look at a new medal from the Royal Dutch Mint with an intriguing design concept and looks ahead to upcoming releases from the Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint.

Coin Market and Auctions

Here are some highlights from the upcoming Legend Morphy Regency Auction VII.

The Heritage Central States Numismatic Auctions realized a total of $53.6 million with highlights including the Riverboat Collection of territorial gold pieces.

A coin market report following the Central States convention.

An example of the 2007-W American Platinum Eagle “Frosted FREEDOM” variety realized $69,300 at auction.

And now for some notable eBay auctions. First, the 2012 America the Beautiful 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin Set, including the El Yunque, Chaco Culture, Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, and Denali designs.

Next, the conditionally rare 1987 American Silver Eagle graded PCGS MS70.

That concludes another weekly recap!

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