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...
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 Know About

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...