April 29, 2011: Hot Springs 5 oz. Uncirculated Coins, CSNS Convention, Royal Wedding Coins

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We’re back with another round up of coin collecting news and articles from various sources around the internet! To start, the latest information on the pace of sales for the first numismatic America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coin. Also, two upcoming US Mint gold coin releases, several reports from the Central States Numismatic Society convention, two articles on silver, new coins and banknotes for Sweden, Royal Wedding coins, wild rose coin designer, money reader review, and notable auctions. On to the links…

So far, there’s still no sell out for the 2010-P Hot Springs National Park Five Ounce Silver coins. Through Thursday evening at 9:00 PM ET, the US Mint had accepted orders for more than 19,000 coins out of the 27,000 mintage.

Mint News Blog provides some preliminary information on the upcoming Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin and 2011-W Uncirculated Gold Eagle.

John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins provides a report from the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Rosemont, Illinois.

A separate report from Dave Harper.

Heritage’s Platinum Night U.S. coin auction held for the CSNS convention achieved nearly $14 million in sales, with proof Liberty Double Eagles realizing some of the highest prices.

Numismatic News discusses the impact of soaring silver prices with a precious metals dealer. He is quoted in the story saying, “No investors are taking profits right now.”

Patrick Heller provides information on the tightening inventories and rising premiums for physical silver.

Sweden plans to introduce newly designed coins and banknotes. The coins will be smaller and lighter, while the notes will introduce more advanced security features.

Here are the two extremes of the Royal Wedding coins. The Royal Australian Mint has 20 cent coins available to swap for normal 20c pieces. The Royal British Mint has one kilo gold coins with a face value of £1,000 and issue price of £40,000!

An article on the Calgary botanical artist who designed the $20 coin from the Royal Canadian Mint featuring a wild rose.

A comparison of the performance of Presidential Dollars and First Spouse Gold Coins. The $1 coin is considered for its value against a basket of foreign currencies.

Coin Collector’s Blog reviews the LookTel Money Reader, which seems to work much better than the app developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

And now for some notable auctions. First, the 2008-W Proof Gold Buffalo 4 Coin Set. The coins are in a PCGS multi-coin holder and all graded PR70DCAM.

Next, here is $300 face value in Silver Proof Quarters, consisting of mostly State Quarters. Since the rise in the price of silver, more of these coins have been selling based on their 90% silver content.

Last, a 1985 Lincoln Cent two planchet bonded pair. The error coin is authenticated by NGC and graded MS 64 RD.

That’s it for another update. Have a great weekend!

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