January 18, 2014: Modern Commemorative Coins, 1787 Brasher Doubloon, Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Design

gold-coinWelcome to Coin Update!

We’re back with one more round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet to finish up the week!

Mint News Blog revisits the 2013 5-Star Generals Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins, which have seen strong secondary market prices following the unexpected sell out.

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives seeks commemorative coins for the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

An article on investing in modern United States commemorative coins focused mainly on the impact of supply and demand.

Here are some dealer impressions from the bourse floor of the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando.

Dave Harper reviews the performance of last year’s ten forecasts for the year 2013.

The new co-owner of the 1787 Brasher Doubloon achieved something he has dreamed about since he was a high school student.

A varied 2013 coin year in review covering the highs, lows, and the odd.

A preview and highlights of the upcoming Stack’s Bowers Americana Sale.

The Certified Collectibles Group has opened an office in Hong Kong for NGC, NCS, and PMG submissions.

The Perth Mint shares some information on the world record 1 tonne gold coin’s European tour.

John Mercanti’s well received Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle design will appear on as many as three different upcoming coins.

And now for some notable auctions. To go with one of today’s articles, here is an example of the 2013 5-Star Generals $5 Gold Coin graded PCGS MS70.

Next, a double denomination error comprising a 1987 Lincoln Cent struck on a 1987 Dime authenticated by NGC and graded MS 67.

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

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