Coin News: 2010 Cents Certified, 2008 Proof Sets Values, Gold Coin Production


Several numismatic news or coin blog articles are referenced on CoinNews about once a week. These articles are not authored by us, but we recommend coin collectors read them for their unusual or interesting content. Here are today’s coin articles:

NGC Certifies New 2010 Cents

The numismatic press recently announced that the new 2010 cents having a shield reverse were inexplicably released in Puerto Rico in advance of their scheduled February release date. NGC has received a number of these for certification, and the novelty of these coins makes them worthy of comment. The obverse remains unchanged from recent years, with the exception of some sharpening of the initials "VDB" at the truncation of Lincoln’s bust. The reverse has been replaced entirely, representing a retirement of the …

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2008 Proof sets popular [Values]
Steve Roach | Coin Values

While gold and silver prices have been gyrating dramatically during the past few months, one collecting area that has remained solid surrounds Proof and Mint sets, with steadily increasing demand for 2008-S Proof sets providing some buyers with easy profits. On a weekly basis, prices for a specific set can ebb and flow based on demand from major wholesalers putting together quantities for promotions …

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U.K.’s Royal Mint Doubles Production of Gold Coins
Thomas Biesheuvel and Nicholas Larkin |

The U.K.’s Royal Mint, established in the 13th century, more than doubled gold-coin production last year as investors sought to diversify their assets and hedge against a weaker dollar and accelerating inflation. Output rose to …

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Were 1950s collectors really so different?
Paul M. Green | Numismatic News

You may never get rich from the 50 state quarters, but there is nothing wrong with that. What you will gain is knowledge and a lifetime of memories of the fun you might have assembling a 50 state quarter set. In fact, if there is any good advice that I would give collectors today it would be that with so many different coins now in circulation it is a great time to start checking your change and an even better time to consider assembling a 50-design quarter collection from circulation not because it will pay big dividends in terms of dollars, but rather simply because it would be …

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Hallaton Roman coin is ‘oldest found in Britain’
BBC News

A silver coin dug up as part of a hoard is the oldest piece of Roman money found in Britain, experts believe. The coin, which has been dated to 221BC, was found near Hallaton in Leicestershire with 5,000 other coins, a helmet and decorated bowl. Uncovered by archaeologists in 2000, the coin’s significance has just been recognised, the county council said …

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