Al Doyle

Al Doyle has written about coins for several different publishers, including the columns "$100 and Under" (2013- ) and "Budget Minded" (2022- ) for The Numismatist. Al has also written for the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
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Ten Affordable Coins and Banknotes From Around the World

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com .....   Is it possible to overthink the coin-collecting game? Does it require constant study of population reports and other data...
An image of an array of popular gold bullion coins. Image: Adobe Stock / CoinWeek.

Why Bullion Investors Often Transition Into Being Coin Collectors

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It's not an either/or choice, as...
An image of a jar of cash and a gold coin. Tips for saving nice coins.

Budget Coin Collecting: How to Raise Money to Buy Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. An exciting coin comes along - imagine a $5...
Attractive and Affordable world coins.

Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins to Get Your Collection Started

Collectors on a budget will find world coins an interesting area to pursue Al Doyle lists 10 world coin areas that should excite...
Silver Stacking : Collecting silver rounds and bars. Image: Adobe Stock.

Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to...
Patriotic Themes on Coins and Paper Money

Patriotic U.S. Coins and Banknotes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Here's a short but focused area of numismatics: patriotic U.S. coins and notes with a strong message of freedom...
Circulated Morgan Dollar. Image: Adobe Stock.

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Six- and seven-figure "trophy" coins and top-tier Registry Sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such...
Gold bullion coins are produced throughout the world.

Collect Gold Coins the Financially Painless Way

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one's finances. A desire to own...

Tips on How to Collect Franklin Half Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... With a lifespan of just 15 years (1948-63) and no high-priced key dates even in Mint State grades, the Franklin half dollar is...
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The Missing Years – Collecting The Coins Of 1931 To 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......... American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here's an...

Swiss World Coins – Helvetia – Some Things (and Coins) Never Change

Swiss 1/2 franc and the 1 and 2 franc. All three coins have carried the same design - the image of Helvetia since 1874-5 By...

Precious Metals & Bullion Coins – Making the Transition From Silver to Gold

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver bullion coins before venturing...

An Overview of U.S. Coins from 1913: A Year of Rare-Date U.S. Coinage

Collector Coins by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Mention 1913, and the multimillion-dollar Liberty nickel of that year (five known) is often the first thing that comes to the...

Interesting and Inexpensive Imperial Russian Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Imperial Russian Coins provide value for the budget-conscious collector 18th century Russian copper coins can be purchased for $50 or...
Wayne Miller, Montana Silver Dollar collector

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where...

Park Avenue Numismatics Gold and Silver Bullion

L and C COIN New Coins

Heritage Auctions Long Beach

Sarasota Numismatics

Mid America Ancient Coins