Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned the high demand from collectors for beautifully toned coins. The prices realized...
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,...
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part II

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Link to Part I   In Part I, I began a date-by-date analysis of the very popular Indian...
Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

Five Modern $5 Gold Commemorative Coins Worth Collecting

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1982, the United States Mint commemorative coin program was revived after a long hiatus with the launch of the...
No-Date Buffalo Nickels: How to Find Their Value

No-Date Buffalo Nickels: How to Find Their Value

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins ......   It's quite common to find Buffalo nickels that are dateless—missing the four digits that indicate the year the coin...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Half Eagles, Part I

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Recently, I discussed the very popular Indian Quarter Eagle series. The Indian Quarter Eagle set consists...
Let's Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

Let’s Talk About the Current State of the Silver Dollar Market

In this episode of the CoinWeek Live Stream on YouTube, noted coin expert Russ Augustin (AU Capital Management/RARCOA) joins Charles Morgan to discuss the...
Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Barber Coinage

A basic set of Barber coins can be easy to assemble, but there are ways to make it more of a challenge   By Jeff Garrett...
Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Let’s take a tour through the auction records to get a sense of the value of an ancient coin....
Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

Jeff Garrett: Weighing the Opportunities in Coin Collecting

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Whenever someone sits down with a financial consultant to make determinations for investing, one of the...
PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

PCGS Registry Set Mexican Gold 50 Peso Collection at David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1224 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 500 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...

Collecting Classic Silver Commemorative Coinage (1892–1954)

A look at this often-underrated yet highly interesting series   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For anyone looking for value when trying to...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part V

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part V

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV As I...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Collecting By Die Variety

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   In coin collecting, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to deciding which...
Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head half eagles were produced from 1839 until they were discontinued in 1908. This long-lived series...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As nearly everyone who buys rare coins these days knows, a large percentage of the buying...
Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   First Spouse $10 Gold coins, issued alongside the Presidential $1 coin series from 2007 through 2016, are well respected...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...
Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

Jim Bisognani: Celebrating National Coin Week with Classic US Coins

The theme of this year’s event is “Dynamic Designs, Artistic Masterpieces."   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   This morning, as I emerged from...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Collecting a complete set of any series of United States gold coins is a formidable task....
From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   Any introduction to coin grading begins with broad, theoretical descriptions of each grade category: mostly full rims for “Good”,...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Top 5 Rarest Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles: Rarest Gold Coins of the 20th Century

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle gold coin issued from 1907 to 1933 is almost universally viewed by collectors of American...
PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

PCGS Everyman Set Registry Proves Popular With Budget Collectors

By Sanjay Gandhi for PCGS ......   PCGS launched the “Everyman Mint State” category a few months ago, and it continues to grow at a steady...
Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

The early silver series can be rewarding, regardless of whether you collect by variety   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I wrote...
Condition Rarity 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Patience and Strategy Are Needed to Build a First-Rate Coin Collection

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Building a collection that you’ll be proud to show off takes work – and time. Whether you collect mid-grade...
What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor? - Douglas Winter Numismatics

What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   At shows or while viewing auctions, I look at a lot of coins. Most leave no impression,...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I wheeled the trash barrel out last week, I was greeted with far-from-springlike conditions. A...