Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Over the last several months, a client...

American Numismatic Association and NGC to Launch ANA Registry

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year. The ANA is the country’s...

Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for Collectors of...

Short Set Collecting Strategies by Adrian Chacon for PCGS ......   Collecting Short sets  of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is...

New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With...

By Mike Sherman for PCGS ......   Just because you’re not a millionaire doesn’t mean you can’t have a great deal of fun building an interesting...

Let’s Talk Loupes and Magnification (Video)

   CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down each of these coin viewing and magnification products and shows you what they look like in use. If you'd...

CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins

 CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   CoinWeek...

Jeff Garrett: The Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a...

Unintentional Ways Collectors Damage Coins – And How to Stop!

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Most coin collectors know the major deadly sin regarding the handling of coins: don’t clean them! Yet a variety...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

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...

So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she...

Jeff Garrett: The Future of Coin Conventions

Collector camaraderie keeps coin shows going strong   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During my tenure as a member of the Board of...

Jeff Garrett: Toned Coins – A Matter of Taste

Attractively toned coins continue to be one of the most enigmatic segments of the rare coin market   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Rare Coin Submissions

Submitting coins for grading can be complex, but with proper advice, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you realize the...

Don’t Clean Your Coins – A Demonstration in Silver Dollar Destruction

CoinWeek Sponsor and The Coin Course creator Jerry Shaffer teamed up with CoinWeek to produce this great step-by-step demonstration of what happens when you...

Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins....

CoinWeek IQ: Instagram’s Place in Numismatics – A Unique Marketplace

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   When purchasing coins online, most people’s go-to venue will be eBay or one of the major auction houses. There...

Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I often have...

Jeff Garrett: Learn Things New and Ancient at ANA Summer Seminars

Education is essential to succeeding as a coin collector   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During my 40-plus-year career, I have handled about every...

When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a...

Proof Gold Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been...

Jeff Garrett Insights: Focus on Rarity

Not everyone can afford unique coins in top condition, but supply and demand are important and Coin Rarity are important Coin Rarity By Jeff Garrett for...

Jeff Garrett: The Rising Gold Tide

As gold's price shows strength, will it spark a wider interest in coins?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Then I began my career in...

Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder)...

CAC Inside the Holder by Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ......   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Byzantine Coins on a Budget

Excellent examples of Byzantine coins are easily affordable   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we discovered in the previous two columns, the fields of ancient...

Jeff Garrett: Don’t Set Yourself Up for Numismatic Heartache

To succeed in collecting a set, make sure your target is financially feasible By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I began collecting...

NGC Ancients – Collecting Greek Coins on a Budget

Greek coins are available for every budget   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   As we saw in the last column, ancient Roman coins offer some unexpected...

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Flying eagle cents offer a unique opportunity to collectors. Many early coins, such as large cents, have been extensively...

NGC Upgrades Mobile App with NGC Registry and Other New ...

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced significant updates to its NGC mobile app, which is available to download for free from the App Store...

On eBay Right Now: Mint State 1927-S Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Building a great collection starts with purpose but can only truly be realized with years of patience and informed...