Collecting Ancient Coins

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission by AU Capital Management, LLC ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like...
What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of a Coin?

What Do You Call Those Lines or Grooves on the Edge or Side of...

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   So often questions concerning the edges of United States dimes, quarters, half dollars, dollar coins, and other pieces come...
It’s "Doubled" Die! - Error Coins and Coin Varieties

It’s “Doubled” Die! – Error Coins and Coin Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most nagging malapropisms in numismatics has to do with what is easily the most popular and...
A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I was recently offered a very common but very saleable New Orleans half eagle that should have...
Doug Winter - Buying Coins

Why I Buy What I Buy, or “Why Did You Pass On My Coin?”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I was recently offered a coin by a dealer who I’m trying to cultivate as a potential...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for...

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts,...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three - Gold Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three – Gold Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one and two of my series on collecting Carson City coinage, I discussed all of the small...

Coin Type Versus Subtype – What’s the Difference?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   In the course of reading this or that article on coinage, you may have come across two words that...
The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

The Tab Toning of Classic US Commemorative Coins

By Dan Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ......   There are many strategies for collecting the classic commemorative series. With 144 silver coins across 50 different issues,...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two - Silver Dollars

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Two – Silver Dollars

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In the first installment of this three-part series on collecting the coinage of the Carson City (CC) Mint, I...

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there...

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

US Gold Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Between 1795 and 1933, a total of 36 major US gold coin types were...
Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Jeff Garrett: 1858-1915 Proof Type Coins

Don't overlook rare coins from the early Proof Sets   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   We have all read the headlines about the...

United States 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and artistic numismatic designs ever realized in the United States, the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle is...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Coin Strike Character Rarities

Certain US coins with specific designations can fetch a premium price among collectors   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started collecting...
Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

A Look Back at the Creation of the PCGS Set Registry

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   The PCGS Set Registry went online in 2001 and the Set Registry Awards were introduced with an announcement sent...
Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   You may have noticed it’s getting harder to find bronze Lincoln Memorial cents in circulation these days. In the...
Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

Why the American Silver Eagle Coin Should Be in Your Collection

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Among numismatists, the American Silver Eagle is certainly popular. In November 2019, the United States Mint released a limited-edition San...
So You've Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type...

So You’ve Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many collectors of United States gold want to collect with a purpose and with a goal. However,...

Jeff Garrett: Selling Coins by Private Treaty

Not all coins need to be sold through an auction house; a private sale can be fruitful   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...
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....
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part One – Small Silver Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   I often refer to the “Red Book” to refresh my memory. A Guide Book Of United States Coins, published...
Doug Winter - Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Gold dollars make for a fascinating set in which to specialize. They were produced from 1849 through...
Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Having fun with our hobby isn’t hard if you’re open-minded. We have the freedom to collect what we want...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During last month’s ANA sales, Heritage and Stack’s Bowers auctioned about $100 million worth of numismatic...
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins - Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek .....   In an article that I read discussing the results of a past Heritage World Coin Auction it...
Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting - Consider the Coins Left Behind

Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting – Consider the Coins Left Behind

What didn’t sell at the World’s Fair of Money offers hints on where to look for bargains right now   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
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...