The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The American Silver Eagle series, which turned 35 this year, is the most widely collected and popular modern U.S. coin...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...

Trophy Coins: A Combination of Rarity, Quality and a Great Back Story

Rarity will always be a factor in rare coins, but the combination of rarity, quality and a great story is what makes a wonderful...

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a...
Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Undervalued coins are often referred to as “sleepers”. People who search for sleepers in numismatics are looking for coins or...

American Silver Eagle Collecting Strategies

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   American Silver Eagles have become one of the most popular silver bullion coins of the modern-day. Although many investors buy...

US Coins – What’s up With the 1969 Quarter? The Key Date You Didn’t...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ..... Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman,...

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins (the Red Book) is still the gold standard...

Budget Coin Collecting – Ten Attractive and Inexpensive World Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The current economic slump has forced many collectors to cut spending to the bone. Even with their allure, coins...
How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   There is little doubt that, along with the U.S. Mint, coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players...

Bullion Coins – Silver Stacking Techniques

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Silver bullion is no longer just an investment vehicle but also a hobby that countless “Silver Stackers” take part in every...
Coin Maze

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that...

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as often as not this is one...

US Coins – The Short-Lived Franklin Half Dollar

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...

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

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...
What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   For well over a century, when coins were produced at one of the U.S. Mint facilities, they...
Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   One of the biggest volume purchases in most coin shops is that of pre-1965 90% silver U.S. coinage. Depending...

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 Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

Thoughts on Coin Grading by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage CoinWeek Content Partner Over the last few months, a member of one of the coin forums...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...
The Ancient Coins of Kroisos - Michael T. Shutterly

The Ancient Coins of Kroisos

By Michael T. Shutterly for CoinWeek .....   Kroisos, King of Lydia Kroisos, the last king of the Ionian kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor, launched a...
Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, I’ve come across a number of new collectors who are “CAC only” buyers. In...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

The popular and abundant silver dollar makes a great addition to any collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the...

Reading Auction Catalogue Listings – An Essential Skill for Collectors

By Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   As a collector advances in the hobby, they might find themself nose deep in one of...
Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated - Tyler Rossi

Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most common questions I receive as a numismatist and a numismatic writer is: How much did...
Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

This rundown of the different types of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles could be the start of an amazing coin collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
Building A Certified Grading Set of Liberty Seated Dollars

Building A Certified Grading Set of Liberty Seated Dollars

By Greg Shishmanian .....   A longtime friend and I were enjoying one of our many conversations on our favorite series when suddenly he suggested that...

Coin Question – How to Successfully Interact With a Coin Dealer

How to Ask a Coin Question by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner A day rarely passes without a non-collector calling me or emailing...

Jeff Garrett: Coin Eye Appeal Dominates the Market

In the eyes of the collector, coins with eye appeal and quality are today's trend   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The rare...