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Ron Drzewucki

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Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

Collecting Commemoratives By Ron Drzewucki If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces commemorates...

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

By Ron Drzewucki for CoinWeek .....   There’s been quite a surge of interest in the pre-Saint-Gaudens gold Liberty Head type of $10 eagles and $20...

A 37-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .... Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved...

Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... -- The change in your pocket going "ching-a-ling-a-ling" -- The roll of “unsearched” Ike dollars you bought on...

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

  Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars Still Matter

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .... It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries...

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Coin Toning and Eye Appeal By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin....

Hot Lips and Scarface: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....
Proof US Gold Coins

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .... Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .... Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of...

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as...

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about buying a coin....

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ...... In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short Set

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ..... Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki on Grading Coins - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... I’m often asked “Ron, Can you tell me about Grading Coins ?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and...

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Image Composite: Heritage Auctions | Ron Drzewucki | CoinWeek By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... On January 17, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg published an...

High Relief U.S. and World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ..... Would you pay for lunch with Michelangelo's David? Would you buy a car with Mount Rushmore? Sounds strange, I know,...

Buyer Beware: Variable Spot Price Premiums for American Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki -  www.moderncoinwholesale.com ..... The American Silver Eagle, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and contains one troy ounce of silver,...

Bullion Sharks Silver

AU Capital Management US gold Coins

NGCX Holders and Grading

Atlas Numismatics World and Ancient Coins

Mid America Ancient Coins