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David Schwager

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Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

Box Breaks for Coins: Questions, Answers, and Numbers on VaultBox Series 1

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Let’s start with questions and answers about VaultBox coin blind boxes, then go through the quantitative research. Questions and Answers Q:...
Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

Coin Grading Service Special Labels in the Postmodern Era

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Buy the coin, not the slab. This is wise guidance, and a prudent collector needs to do more than read...

The Stories Are Free: 10 Story Coins and Notes You Can Buy Cheap

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Stories sell. Any collector knows that a good story adds to an item’s value. The stories themselves, however, cost nothing....

What Do I Do With This Crap? 11 Ways to Handle Your Low-Value Collectibles

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Visits to my coin dealer friend's home office are some of my favorite moments in the hobby. But recently,...

Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase 1950 to...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... An experienced collector once told me that when he started collecting a series, the first coin he bought was...

The Coins In-Between – Special Mint Sets

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... “A very disappointing product” David Lange, A Guide Book of Modern United States Proof Coin Sets (2010) “Predictably a failure”...

New or Used? Whether to Buy Coins on the Primary or Secondary Market

By David Schwager for CoinWeek.... Do you buy your coins new or used? That might seem like a strange question, but it’s a question many...

Buy the Holder, Not the Coin – 10 Certification Slabs to Look For

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... “We Buy Rare Plastic” I haven’t seen this sign outside of a coin shop yet, but the right holder can...

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017...

Eight Ways to Spend Collectible Coins

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Roll searchers (collectors who obtain coins in bulk from banks and look through them for interesting or valuable pieces)...

Silver Rush & Bullion Boom: Two Great Generations of Modern US Coin Collecting

Are you a ’64 or an ’11? By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Coin collecting in the United States went through several surges in popularity, such...

A Brief Survey of Medals Available from the U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is the nation’s coin factory, but almost from the beginning it has made medals to honor important people and events By...

Falling Commemorative Coin Mintages: Why It Happened and How to Profit

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... Proof sets. Mint sets. Commemorative coins. Is there a bottom to the falling mintages of these U.S. Mint mainstays?...

Why Do We Want This Stuff? Eight Views on the Psychology of Collecting

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ..... I love coins. Why? Collecting is a complex topic, and psychologists do not agree on why many people strongly desire...

Sample Slab Market about to Expand with Publication of First Catalog

Sample slab collecting, a formerly obscure numismatic niche, is about to move to the edge of the mainstream with the publication of the first...

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