Why I Made Collector X Mad

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner The phone rang early Saturday morning. It was a collector calling. The conversation went something like this: “Hi...

More Investors Opt to Place Gold and Silver in Depositories

Many investors who acquire precious metals as an asset and as a way to diversify their investment portfolios are storing them in insured...

How to Spend $1000 on Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek For many Americans, the idea of having $1000 for totally discretionary spending is a dream that sometimes happens.  Anything from...

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... Coin Overview: As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It...

The “Deal Shopping” Mentality and Rare Coin Prices

By Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com I had an interesting experience at a recent show that I thought was worth sharing. A new-to-the-market collector/investor came up...

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal, Part Three:...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner and Contributor In the third installment of this multi-part article, I’m going to delve into a series that...

Understanding buyer’s fees: Coin auction premiums are increasing

By Steve Roach - www.steveroachonline.com First published in the April 9 issue of Coin World Buyer’s fees are a fact of life when buying at auction....

An Interesting Collecting Idea…a grading set of Dahlonega half eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner and Contributor As I was getting ready to post a coin that will be for sale in ...

Assembling a Date Set of Civil War Gold Coins: Part One,...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner The combination of history and numismatic significance makes the United Sates gold coins struck during the Civil...

Origins of the 1921 “Zerbe Proof” Morgan Silver Dollars are Uncertain

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com I’ve been selling a collection for an old friend and collector who purchased a 1921 Morgan silver dollar...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for...

Certified Coin Exchange at the Long Beach Expo

Michael Brandow, Sales Director Interviewer: David Lisot The introduction of third party grading allows many coins to trade as sight unseen commodities. One of the oldest...

Young Numismatists at the Long Beach Coin Expo

Tyler and Ryan Warren, Young Numismatists Interviewer: David Lisot Coin collectors can be almost any age. The fact is there are not that many young...

Counterfeits and coin doctoring: Two threats to long-term rare coin market

By Steve Roach First published in the Feb. 13, 2012, issue of Coin World The problems of counterfeit coins and “coin doctoring” are two issues...

Various Ways to Invest in Gold, Silver and Other Precious Metals

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Using gold as an example, the first investing decision you need to make is whether you want to...

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles, Part Two: 1867-1907

Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first part of this article, I discussed the ins and outs of assembling a year set of...

Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Let’s begin by looking at what money really is, using the settling of the United States by the...

How Are Coin Collecting Patterns Changing?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Coin collecting habits, and the patterns with which we collect, have been constantly evolving over the decades. During...

How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay

by Ross W. Bailey, From The E-Gobrecht - 2012 Volume 8, Issue 1 The Electronic Newsletter of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB This article distills the...

Coin Appraisals Serve Varied Purposes

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com As an owner, or buyer or seller of rare coins, have you ever thought about how a professional...

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin...

By Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner A popular feature of the www.raregoldcoins.com blog is the “what’s hot and what’s not” article that I...

Coins I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part One: Gold...

By Doug Winter - CoinWeek Content Partner www.raregoldcoins.com As I was viewing auctions lots for Heritage’s 2012 FUN sale in Dallas the other day, I got...

How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most...

Coin Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage CoinWeek Content Partner Over the last few months, a member of one of the coin forums I participate in...

Considerations for Investing In Rare Coins

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Prices of rare coins appreciate because new money enters the rare coin market vying for their limited supply....

The NFL GM’s Theory of Coin Buying

By Doug Winter  for RareGoldCoins.com Is it possible that a strategy used by the General Manager of your favorite National Football League team can...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #80 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Here are facts and ideas for beginning and...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting  #79 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and intermediate...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part...

News and Analysis of scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #78 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The topic here is ideas for beginning and...

Cleaned Copper May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins. My recent column on...