Martha or George? Comparing First Spouse and Presidential Dollar Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The First Spouse Bullion Coin Program consists of several different numismatic products offered by the U.S. Mint. The series...

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver...

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short...

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year we made the switch from silver alloy...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state...

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan. Coin designers extraordinaire and the sixth and seventh Chief Engravers of the United...

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   The United States Mint has really committed itself to the investment-grade bullion game in recent decades, producing and supporting...

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces...

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn't be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking...

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo...

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   If the Founding Fathers hadn’t been looking for a national bird, and if he wasn’t partial to...

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Program: An Introduction

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The America the Beautiful Quarters program launched in 2010. It arrived on the heels of the most...

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In the coin industry, “bullion” is a word with many connotations. To the extent that older circulating coinage...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect them....

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Link to Part 1 | Part 2 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level,...

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often...

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The most popular--and arguably the most beautiful--United States gold commemorative coin is probably still the 1915 Panama-Pacific...

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens' high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American...

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow...

Proof and Mint Sets: Coins of a Lifetime

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Finding that first Lincoln Wheat cent or Mercury dime in pocket change. Finishing your first coin folder. Making your...

What Does It Mean When a Coin Is “Rare”?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Whether you’re an old pro or just starting out, if you collect coins then you’ve thought about...

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle:...

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Link to Part 1 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is...

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale....   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global...

Profiles in Bullion: Engelhard

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale.....   It isn’t every day that you get to talk about an honest-to-goodness Bond villain when writing a coin...

The Platinum American Eagle: A Study in Nobility

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Like silver and gold, platinum has a multitude of uses. It can be found in both your...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   There’s no denying that the internet has changed our world dramatically over the last 20 years. When describing the...

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver...

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki's second article on the differences between...

Profiles in Bullion: Johnson Matthey

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’ve discussed a couple of the big names in bullion and precious metals so far (namely PAMP...

CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver...

Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the...

The Liberty and Indian Princess Head Gold Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Coin writers like to be thorough. If you’ve ever picked up a book on a particular series...