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...
A Sampling of Undervalued Morgan Silver Dollars

A Sampling of Undervalued Morgan Silver Dollars

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Morgan silver dollar is a huge series (97 different coins) that most collectors can never complete because of super-rare...
Uncirculated Ancient Silver Coins for Under $1,000

Uncirculated Ancient Silver Coins for Under $1,000

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As a collector, you have many different options when deciding on your collecting strategy. And while everyone starts in...

CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change

CoinWeek Podcast #151: Collecting Modern U.S. Coins From Change Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

Jeff Garrett: Collecting Details-Graded Coins

Details grading offers benefits such as ensuring authenticity and salability, in addition to presenting an affordable path to set completion   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic...
Building a 1956 Mint Set - As Complex as You Want It

Building a 1956 Mint Set of US Coins: As Complex as You Make It

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Six years ago, we took an in-depth look at what it would take to build a...

A Guide to Collecting the Indian Head Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   For generations of collectors, Indian Head pennies (issued for 50 years from 1859 to 1909), have been one of the...

Collecting Strategies: Peace Dollars – Mintage vs. Price in MS63

Market Analysis by CoinWeek .....   Hi folks. Today we wanted to draw your attention to the popular U.S. Peace dollar series and some collecting strategies...

Collecting 1943 Lincoln Steel Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   There are few 20th-century coins as popular with numismatists and non-numismatists alike as 1943 Lincoln Steel cents. Struck as...

New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With Vintage US Coins

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...

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...

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...

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...
NGC Ancients: Roman Coins on a Budget

NGC Ancients – Collecting Roman Coins on a Budget

Roman coins are readily available and can be acquired for reasonable prices   By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Like so many areas of numismatics, ancient coins...

The Great American Coin Hunt Has Arrived

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   Coinciding with National Coin Week (April 21-28), hundreds of the country's leading coin dealers and collectors will be also celebrating...

Budget Collecting: A Classic US Gold Coin Series That’s Within Reach

Even collectors on a budget can attain this goal   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Well, it's finally here. Spring, that is. I don’t want to...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a Set of) New...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The New Orleans Mint produced Liberty Head half eagles from 1840 through 1857, and again from...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a Set of) Dahlonega...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Of the four denominations struck at the Dahlonega Mint, half eagles are the largest in size...

A Coin Collecting Christmas: Numismatic Holiday Ideas

Yes, budget-conscious Coindexters, there is a Santa Claus By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I truly hope that all of my fellow Coindexters...

Collecting Classic US Coins – The Silver Dollars of Our Founding Fathers

You might be surprised at how affordable some of the earliest US silver dollars are By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Silver Dollars...

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Gold Coins: Tips for the Rest of Us

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry's leading experts. Collecting gold coins is a pinnacle activity in our hobby,...

Coin Collecting Tips: Liberty Coins On A Budget

Coin Collecting Seated, standing, walking, draped or capped — assemble a type set featuring Ms. Liberty By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........ The Fourth of...

What are the Ideal Coins to Put Into a US Type Set?

US Type Set Strategies by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage Auctions .....   I wrote a previous article in this space about Type Sets, and some of...
Al Doyle

The Missing Years – Collecting The Coins Of 1931 To 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......... American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here's an...

The $1,000 Kennedy Half Dollar Roll Search

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   For the past seven years, I had longed for the opportunity to pore through a bank box of half...

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn't be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking...

Ten 20th Century Key-Date Coins for Under $1,500

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek .....   Many collectors love the idea of key-date coins. Key dates typically have low mintages and can be quite expensive...

Collector Coins – 1913: A Year of Rare-Date U.S. Coinage

Collector Coins by Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Mention 1913, and the multimillion-dollar Liberty nickel of that year (five known) is often the first thing that comes to the...

Gold Coin Collecting – How Much Do You Have to Pay to Play?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I get calls from potential new gold coin collectors nearly every day. Some of them have...