First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 100 Greatest U.S. Modern...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half...

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more...

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ............   As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the American Numismatic Association's...

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in...

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Endorses U.S. Mint Proposal for 2015 Ultra...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .........   During a teleconference held on July 22 the 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) unanimously endorsed...

First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the...

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek... American Gold and Platinum...

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises...

Once again the U.S. Mint, for reasons I fail to understand, made a major announcement via Facebook.  And this was not even a major...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the...

The Coin Analyst: Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Celebrates 31st President

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... At 11:00 today, the new Herbert Hoover presidential dollar coin will be released at a ceremony to be held at the Hoover Presidential...

The Coin Analyst: Gold Kennedy Half Dollar to be Sold at...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek At the ANA World’s Fair of Money held last August in Rosement, Illinois the U.S. Mint sold the 2013-W Buffalo...

The Coin Analyst: The Growing Popularity of Cup-Shaped Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... What is it about curved, or cup-shaped coins, that appeals so much to collectors? Various world mints have increasingly explored...

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek   The U.S. Mint Comments on the Matter of Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Shipping Delays   LG- “As best I can tell orders placed...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

Third party grading services offer real and replica signature inserts for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Do they add lasting value? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... One...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move...

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her...

The Coin Analyst: CCAC’s Gary Marks Calls for “Coin Designs that...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek I recently spoke with Gary Marks, Chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission,  about his involvement with coins, last week’s...

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends New Reverse Design for American Silver...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  Editor's Note: A complete rundown of designs considered by the CCAC are included at the bottom of this article. On April 8 the...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins Market Q & A

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ........... 1. How much are the 2014 Baseball Commemorative Coins graded at the Baltimore Whitman Expo last week selling for?...

The Coin Analyst: The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. The success or failure of any commemorative coin program is a function of three main factors: the appeal of the design the extent to...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch a...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   March 27, when sales of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin series began, will be remembered as an exciting but...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Coins Launching March 27th and ATB Coins...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. BHOF Commemorative Series The most widely anticipated U.S. commemorative coin series in decades will be launched on Thursday, March 27. I expect there...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland...

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments in Modern U.S. Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. American Platinum Eagles: Return of bullion coins On March 5 the U.S. Mint announced that in response to customer feedback it is resuming production...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News – Modern Coins Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ........... Kennedy gold coin options The Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission  met on February 11 to discuss a range of issues including designs for...

The Coin Analyst: Why I Stopped Collecting First Spouse Gold Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek  In numerous pieces for this column over the past couple years, I have been to a large extent an advocate for the...

The Coin Analyst: A Conversation with Jim Halperin

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Heritage Auctions, a major player in the sale of higher-end coins, is today the largest collectible auction company in the...

The Coin Analyst: New Mint Survey on JFK Commemorative Coins Includes...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar, and the Mint has plans to issue...