The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Releases Report on Alternative Metallic Composition...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   For the first time since 1965 the U.S. Mint has done major research into possible alternative metallic composition and changes...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Launches 2013 Coin Program and Increased...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Customers of the U.S. Mint have frequently complained that they do not have enough notice about upcoming U.S. Mint...

The Coin Analyst: Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coins and San Francisco Eagle Set...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Trillion-Dollar coins? A provocative idea is currently being discussed in the mainstream press that you may not be familiar with....

The Coin Analyst: John Mercanti’s Silver Eagle Guidebook

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… John Mercanti, who served as the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver until his retirement in 2010, holds the distinction...

The Coin Analyst: Overview of House Hearing on The Future of...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On November 29 the Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services, which is headed by...

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint Responds to Collector Concerns with New...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors and investors, especially those who purchase modern coins, love low mintages. And mints, foreign and domestic, are...

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Reissue More Classic Coins?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… As I have argued before, the U.S. Mint can learn from other countries’ mints. That does mean we should...

The Coin Analyst: Are Low Mintage Collector Coins the New Normal...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… In the last couple of years, particularly this year and in 2011, an interesting trend has emerged in modern...

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in...

The Coin Analyst: Central Bank Gold Holdings Believed To Be Smaller...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… An important development about gold is not receiving the attention it deserves in the mainstream, non-specialized media. In particular, several...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… First Spouse coin news Initial sales for the first 2012 First Spouse gold $10 coin have been strong. During the...

The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors tend to have strong views, especially about the mints and coin dealers with whom they do business....

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and Perth Mints Respond to Requests for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… I recently contacted the U.S. Mint  and the Perth Mint  in Western Australia for information on some issues that are...

The Coin Analyst: PCGS First Strike Proof-70 San Francisco Sets Are...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… By the end of October the U.S. Mint plans to complete the process of fulfilling orders for the 2012...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Ends One-Week Suspension of Silver Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On October 3 the U.S. Mint suspended sales of some numismatic silver coins because of the recent rise in...

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 First Spouse series launch On October 2 the U.S. Mint finally announced the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated launch of...

The Coin Analyst: New Legislation Aims to Change U.S. Commemorative Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On September 21 legislation was introduced by Republican members of congress that could have a major impact on U.S....

CoinWeek Interview with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   Summary of the creation of the 2012 Girl Scouts commemorative coin program: Oct. 15, 2009 House bill H.R. 621 passed,...

The Coin Analyst: QE3 and the Outlook for Precious Metals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Federal...

The Coin Analyst: The MS70 Debate Revisited

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… One of the most hotly contested issues in the modern coin realm concerns third party certification and MS70 coins. A...

The Coin Analyst: First Spouse Series Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 has been an interesting year for the First Spouse gold $10 coin series. For the first time in the...

The Coin Analyst: GOP Platform Calls for New Gold Standard Commission

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Republicans, or at least many of their political leaders, just can’t seem to get enough of the gold standard. Marsha Blackburn, a...

The Coin Analyst: New Edition of Leading Modern World Coin Catalog...

Krause Publications is one of the leading numismatic publishing companies. It publishes a wide range of coin and paper money books. Its most well-known...

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bull Run Likely to Continue

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   On August 22, the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its last meeting. The minutes revealed that a majority of...

Modern World Coin News Round-Up: Interesting New Issues

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… 2012 has been an amazing year for modern world coins with lots of interesting new issues and low mintage...

The Coin Analyst: Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up: San Francisco 70...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… San Francisco 70 sets take-off As I suggested might be the case in July , there was significant appreciation potential...

The Coin Analyst: Special Coins and Medals Issued to Mark Philadelphia...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. One of the long-standing traditions associated with major national coin shows, especially the annual summer convention of the American Numismatic...

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Coin Sales in...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. Sales of U.S. mint collector and bullion coin products have generally been trending lower since last year, especially for the...

Fourth Edition of Q. David Bowers’ Classic Guide Book on Morgan...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ........ There are at most a handful of people in the world who possess the knowledge and expertise on Morgan Dollars...

The Coin Analyst: What Can the U.S. Mint Learn From the...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The Royal Canadian Mint has always issued a wider range of collectible coins that perhaps any other world mint.  For some...