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We’re back with a bid update including the latest coin collecting news and articles from around the internet! First, the United States Mint sales report includes the opening numbers for the Star Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins. Also, a look at Titanic Commemorative Coins from around the world, Proof Set prices, auction results, Presidential Dollar launch ceremonies, the 2013 Red Book, two articles on early commemorative coins, Canadian coins, Coingrader Capsule, and notable auctions. On to the links…
The latest US Mint numismatic sales report includes the debut figures for the 2012 Star Spangled Banner commemorative coins. Mint News Blog provides some comparison to the debut figures for other recent programs.
Coin Collectors Blog has some background on the writing of the national anthem and a personal account of the launch ceremony at Fort McHenry.
Here’s a look at Titanic Commemorative Coins from mints around the world. A poll is included to vote for your favorite one.
For certain high mintage proof sets of the 1970′s and 1980′s dealers are paying less than face value. The recently issued 2010 Proof Set has appreciated from its original issue price.
A Year 1 prototype silver shekel world record price of $1,105,375 as part of the Shoshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins, which brought more than $10 million.
Sotheby’s sold the Archer M. Huntington Collection to an anonymous buyer for an undisclosed price. The presale estimate was $25 million to $35 million.
An article on the legislative attempt to replace dollar bills with coins, which includes some quotes from Michael Bugeja.
Citing cost savings, the United States Mint will not hold launch ceremonies for the 2012 Presidential Dollars.
David Lange shares some images of his coin board collection on this blog.
According to this article, in Russia the Central Bank is pushing to eliminate the 1-kopek and 5-kopek coins. One kopek is worth 0.03 cents.
The 2013 Red Book will debut at the Whitman Baltimore Expo on March 22. “Readers will scarcely recognize the 2013 Red Book when they see its extensive upgrades and additions.”
This CoinWeek article discusses how early commemorative coins have been out of favor, but beginning to gain attention. A CoinWorld article discussing two specific early commemoratives with only tenuous historical connections.
Louis Golino reviews some recent releases from the Royal Canadian Mint.
A new Coingrader Capsule describes a recent submission to PCGS that was lost and found.
And now for some notable auctions. First, the 1995-1996 Olympic 32 Coin Coin Box Set. This includes all 32 proof & uncirculated gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins in a cherry wood display box.
Next, here is a 2007 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set, which contains the Abigail Adams/Louisa Adams mule error.
Last, an auction for the 2006-W, 2007-W, 2008-W, and 2011-W Uncirculated $50 Gold Eagles. The four one ounce gold coins are in the original US Mint packaging.
That’s it for the update. See you next time!
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