The Coin Analyst: Is the Bull Market in Precious Metals Over?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012, as I predicted in January , has been an especially volatile one for gold and other precious metals. ...

The Coin Analyst: Is the Collectible Coin Market Coming Back?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek A weak economy has made it harder for collectors of average means to keep adding to their collections, and many...

The Coin Analyst: ANA’s Rod Gillis Asks Members to Support World...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has issued many commemorative coins over the year that have military themes on them. In the past year,...

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Mint Plans to Stop Making Cents, and...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The Royal Canadian Mint's 2012 budget, which was issued on March 29, does not include funding for the production of...

The Coin Analyst: The U.S. Mint’s Spring 2012 Coin Program

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek In the past couple of weeks the U.S. Mint has finally started to put some bones on its upcoming product...

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made...

The Coin Analyst: Canadian Coins Widely Collected in the U.S.

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek World coins are gaining in popularity in the U.S., and none are more popular than coins from Canada. Canada has been...

The Coin Analyst: Alice Paul Coin Ill Suited for First Spouse...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Congress frequently enacts legislation on coins that is misguided. One of the best recent examples is the...

The Coin Analyst: How the U.S. and World Mints Are Dealing...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Spot prices on the futures markets for precious metals have always been volatile, especially for silver. But since last year’s roller...

The Coin Analyst: Outlook for Precious Metals Still Strong Despite Big...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There are many different ways to try to explain and understand the precious metals markets. Some people focus on short-term vs....

The Coin Analyst: Soros, Paulson, and Buffet: How Three Billionaires View...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Recent news accounts have revealed some interesting information about the precious metals investment perspectives of three of the world’s richest...

The Coin Analyst: Memo to the Mint: End the News Blackout...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek News blackout The U.S. Mint normally publishes a schedule of upcoming products on its web site (www.usmint.gov) that lists the majority...

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Low Mintage Key Coins Likely to Perform...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Determining which coins will be low mintage keys in their respective series is a significant part of the fun of...

The Coin Analyst: The Modern Commemorative Coin Program and the Launch...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Critics often assert that too many modern U.S. commemorative coins have been issued, and that the program has been abused...

The Coin Analyst: Classic vs. Modern: Both Kinds of Coins Are...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus...

The Coin Analyst: World Coin Market Strong at 2012 Berlin World...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Announces Some Major Changes to the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   The America the Beautiful Quarters five-ounce silver bullion and numismatic program has faced problems since before the first coins...

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of the interview I did with Dr. Michael Bugeja, who serves on the Citizens Coinage...

The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek For the first time since the early 1980's gold and a possible return to the gold standard have emerged as...

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Dr. Michael Bugeja was appointed last year to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretary...

The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Last week a polling company hired by the U.S. Mint e-mailed some of its customers a fascinating survey that sought...

The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Late last year the 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets that were released at the end of November dominated the...

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in...

The Coin Analyst: Many Experts Expect Precious Metals to Perform Well...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com One of the purposes of this column is to provide readers with coverage and analysis of the constantly evolving markets...

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are...

The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek I believe the following 2011 U.S. Mint coins offer the solid long-term potential for price appreciation based on supply and...

The Coin Analyst: 2011-2012 Bullion Overview

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of my year-end  review and outlook for the coming year. The first part addressed...

The Coin Analyst: 2011 Year in Coins and the Outlook for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first of what will be a yearly column in two parts. The first will review the...

The Coin Analyst: 2012 American Silver Eagles Available for Pre-Order

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year about this time collectors of American silver eagle coins have their own holiday ritual, namely, pre-ordering the next...

Coin Analyst Special Report: Circulation-Strike Presidential Dollar Program Halted by Obama...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On December 13 Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the presidential dollar coin program will be...