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Peter Mosiondz Jr

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Beware of Damaged Coins. Image: CoinWeek.

Beware of Defects on Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ..... A defect is a defect no matter how slight the seller proclaims it. And that same “slight’ defect...
Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ..... Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

CoinWeek Collector Fundamentals: How to Handle Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. ..... In an earlier article, I mentioned that we will discuss how to handle coins properly. And, this is very important....

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It

Coin Clubs By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ...... Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt...

Coin Collecting Tips – How to Store Your Coins

Coin Collecting Tips by Peter Mosiondz, Jr. ..... Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In...

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ..... Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually...

Coin Market Opinions – What Makes a Coin Valuable?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. ..... One of the most frequently asked questions about the coin market that appear in my mailbox is “What makes a...

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .... Coin collecting is one of the oldest and certainly one of the most popular hobbies in existence. Some...

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .... The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just...

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr..... In Part 1 of this feature we spoke about public auctions. Now let’s turn our attention to mail bid sales and...

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .... In our previous installments of Collecting 101 we discussed many ways of obtaining those needed coins. Now we...

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr..... In our first installment about attending coin shows, we spoke about making an outline of the people and events we want...

Methods of Acquiring Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr..... The wonderful thing about coin collecting is that you don't have to be wealthy to enjoy the many pleasures our hobby...

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins- Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In our previous installment we covered the public auction and mail bid sales as venues for the sale of your coins. Next...

Holders, Folders and Albums: A Collector’s Reference Guide

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Many collectors do not even give it a thought. Yet every year, thousands of coins costing considerable sums are ruined due...

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. For me the anticipation of an approaching coin show transcends the magical time when, as a young lad, I eagerly awaited...

Don’t Be Hasty When Selling Your Coins – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Every coin that rests in a collection or dealer’s inventory today will one day be sold. That is an inevitable fact...

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable...

How to Keep Coins Safe

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek.... Would you like to keep your coin collection safe and save money at the same time? Sure. Who wouldn’t? I...

Fundamentals of Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. ...... My friends, it is best to rid yourself of the false notion that merely acquiring any coins in any grade...