Numismatic Product Releases Lessen in December, Popular Coin News


This month there are fewer new products from world mints as their work weeks are shortened by the holidays and they turn their focus to coins for next year.

Kenendy gold coin and American $1 Coin and Currency Set
News about 50th Anniversary 2014 Kennedy 50c products and the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set remain popular with collectors

This week we’ll talk about a couple of coins, discuss some upcoming auctions and publish some articles on recent numismatic events. Until then, here are last week’s five most read:

  1. 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Photos – Early orders of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set are shipping and, having picked up a few ourselves, we now have a video and several photos of the set and its money. This product is a pleasant surprise and a nice find for $13.95.

  2. Coin Discovery Set to Introduce Coin Collecting – A new product from the United States Mint aims to introduce younger generations to the joys of coin collecting. Featuring coins in three different finishes, coin collecting supplies and a booklet describing how coins are made, the U.S. Mint’s Coin Discovery Set launches on Dec. 16, 2014 for $24.95.

  3. Canada 2015 Polar Bear and Cub Coins in Gold and Silver – New Royal Canadian Mint coins showcase one of world’s most captivating creatures, the polar bear. The 2015 $10 Polar Bear and Cub 1/4 oz Gold Coin and the 2015 $5 Polar Bear and Cub 1 oz Silver Coin share a design of a polar bear and its cub set against their natural habitat.

  4. New Zealand’s Newly Designed Money for 2015 and 2016 – Currency in New Zealand is about to get a major upgrade as part of a “Brighter Money” initiative undertaken by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
    Under the initiative, $5s, $10s, $20s, $50s and $100s will be pulled from circulation over the next two years and replaced with  more secure and vibrant versions.

  5. 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Gold Coin Limited to 75K – A mintage limit has been set for the dual-dated 1964-2014 Proof 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Coin. The first-ever gold half-dollar offered by the United States Mint went on sale Aug. 5, 2014. Then, and until a few hours ago, it had no stated limits. Earlier this morning, the U.S. Mint announced that its mintage would be capped at 75,000 coins.

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