January 23, 2014: US Mint Bullion Sales, Missouri Half Cent Collection, Russian Olympic Coins

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

Coverage of the United States Mint’s 2013 financial results continues with a look at the bullion program. The Mint achieved a record sales volume of 45,862,000 ounces and more than doubled net income.

Dave Harper takes a look at the US Mint’s gold and silver bullion sales for January, which will likely fall short compared to last year’s levels.

Answering the question: what is gold?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics continues coverage of the Missouri Half Cent Collection, which will be auctioned by the Goldbergs.

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

Q. David Bowers concludes his overview of gold type coins, covering double eagles.

Some tips on identifying and describing Redfield vs. Paramount silver dollars.

A report from the recent New York International Numismatic Convention, which includes many photos from the event.

The latest coin market report from Jim Bisognani provides highlights of some of the NGC certified coins sold at the FUN convention and NYINC.

CoinWorld takes a look at the Russian Olympic coin program, which includes 54 circulating, collector, and bullion coins in a three year program.

And now for today’s notable auction. Here is the popular 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, which realized the artistic vision of Augustus Saint Gaudens. The example is graded PCGS MS70 with First Strike designation.

That’s it for the update. See you next time!

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