LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   It's no secret that collectors at every level are drawn to low-mintage dates like dogs to a meat wagon. Hundreds of pages of...

Seated Liberty Quarters – Forgotten 1858-S Are Extreme Condition Rarities in...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #302 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...

Mike Markowitz: Ancient Coins for Beginners at Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo

By CoinWeek....   If you've ever been fascinated by the rich glamour and history of the ancient world but have yet to make the jump into...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Quality over Quantity Is a Strong...

By Douglas LePre - Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc ....... My entire career – 30 years – has been dedicated to the...

Coin Collecting Strategies – What Coin Series Have the Best Value...

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Some of the best coin values today are in the overlooked issues such as gold commemoratives. Look for...

2015 Presidential $1 4-Coin Set Available Today

By CoinWeek News Staff....   Sales for the United States Mint 2015 Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets opened today, October 22, at...

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins can't...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Seated Liberty Dollars – An Overlooked Series...

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ...... Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have been promoted and enthusiastically collected for decades; and “early” silver...

Coin Collecting Strategies – What should I collect? Tips for...

By Vic Bozarth - Bozarth Numismatics ......... I often reflect on the many blessings I have in my life. One of those blessings is the...

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for...

Beyond Plastic: It’s What’s Inside (the Holder) That Counts

By Bruce Smith, Senior Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer – Blanchard and Company....   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a...

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ...... Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Mention Mercury or Winged Liberty Head dimes in collecting circles, and a few dates come to mind. Rather than automatically locking...

So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she “has...

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the...

Classic U.S. Coins for less than $500 each, Part 17: Gem...

News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #296 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ........ The most popular of...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The SS Republic Founder’s Edition Set

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek....   Back in May, I discussed coins from the SS Republic shipwreck and how they fit into the world of pedigree...

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins- Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In our previous installment we covered the public auction and mail bid sales as venues for the sale of your coins. Next...

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few...

Pedigrees & Hoards: The Fitzgerald Collection

By Rick Bretz for Coinweek....   The Fitzgerald Collection (also referred to as Fitzgerald’s Nevada Club Reno Hoard) is one of my favorite collections (and pedigrees)...

Larry Shapiro Lets CoinWeek in on His Set Building Strategy for...

By CoinWeek News Staff.... For Palos Verdes, California-based coin dealer Larry Shapiro, Legend Rare Coin Auction’s first offering of the Coronet Collection of Morgan dollars...

Coin Collecting Strategies -Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer - Blanchard and Company....   The year was 1822. On its surface,...

Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Many collectors do not even give it a thought. Yet every year, thousands of coins costing considerable sums are ruined due...

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Six- and seven-figure "trophy" coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end...

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for...

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare...

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner....   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold market....

Coin Collecting Strategies – Avoiding Failure In Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding on a coin set to collect, consider the costs involved in obtaining each coin in the...

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple 1...

2015 Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set™ on Sale July 21

The 2015 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Uncirculated Set (product code XE9) will be available for purchase starting on July 21 at noon...

PCGS Hosts Simpson Half Dollar and Stella Patterns At World’s Fair...

Two superb sets from The Bob Simpson U.S. Pattern Collection, the Morgan half dollar patterns of 1877 and $4 Stellas in all metals, will...