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We’re back with another round up of coin collecting news and articles from around the internet!
For the month of February 2013, American Gold and Silver Eagle bullion sales were up significantly compared to the year ago period. Gold Eagles marked their fifth consecutive month of increases.
Mint News Blog describes some of the recent improvements to the US Mint’s websites and covers another 2012-P ATB Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin sell out.
Here is a page on the Girl Scouts website promoting the recently released US Mint issued commemorative coin.
Coin Rarities & Related Topics provides a preview of coin auctions in March, which will include both U.S. and world coins.
More than 150 rarities from the pattern collection of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society will be sold at Heritage’s official CSNS auction in April.
In this article, Doug Winter describes how to successfully negotiate a trade with your coin dealer.
Here are diagnostics for one particular counterfeit 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent.
Jack Lew, who has a lewpty signature, will be the next Secretary of the Treasury.
Jeff Garrett examines early proof United States coinage starting with the first gold and silver coins struck by the US Mint which are universally agreed to be proofs.
A Belarusian artist uses Soviet-era banknotes to create artistic images. A recent work took half a year and 3,000 banknotes to complete.
The Perth Mint has released a number of new products including the latest Australian Opal series coin, an Australian Antarctic series coin which glows in the dark, and a high relief 5 oz. silver proof coin.
Here is a video of the high relief coin under a magnifying glass.
And now for some notable auctions. First, the 2007 10th Anniversary Platinum Eagle Set with both coins graded NGC PF 70. This set included one-half once coins in proof and reverse proof.
Next, here is an 1891 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS65 which has a double crescent of rainbow toning on the obverse and a crescent colored rainbow on the reverse.
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