NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

NGC Ancient Coins: Roman Silver Type Set

Over its long life, the Mediterranean superpower struck a wide array of silver ancient coins   Roman silver coins were produced in astonishing variety over a...

Evaluating Safe Preservation Methods for Proof Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   For as long as there have been Proof coins, there have been collectors trying to preserve them. Proof coins,...
Jeff Garrett: Whether It's Coin Collecting or Video Games, Try 'Playing the Spread'

Jeff Garrett: Whether It’s Coins or Video Games, Try ‘Playing the Spread’

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   About two weeks ago, Heritage Auctions sold an unopened example of a John Madden Football Electronic...
Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

Why the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints Were Built – Part 4

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one, two, and three of this four-part series, I discussed the early Europeans’ unsuccessful search for gold...
How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   If you are like most circa 2022 coin collectors, you’ve never experienced a true bull market. You may...
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Tips for Teachers and Scouts

Coin Collecting Merit Badge Tips for Teachers and Scouts

By CoinWeek .....   The Coin Collecting Merit Badge should be a fun, rewarding, and educational experience for scouts. And it not only teaches them about...
Jeff Garrett: The Rare Coin Market Is Hot - Here’s How You Can Make It Work for You

Jeff Garrett: The Rare Coin Market Is Hot – Here’s How You Can Make...

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   For the past few weeks, I have been diligently working on the pricing for next year’s...
Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Here are five collecting trends that I see making a big impact in the rare date gold...

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make...
Jeff Garrett: Great Stories Make Coins Great

Jeff Garrett: Great Stories Make Coins Great

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Shortly after finding out that I am a rare coin dealer, new acquaintances will often begin...
Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

Jeff Garrett: Guide to Determining Coin Prices

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In recent years, the world of rare coin price guides has changed dramatically. When I began...

Telling a 1964 Accented Hair Proof Kennedy Half Dollar Apart From Regular Kennedy Halves

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   The 1964 Accented Hair Kennedy Half Dollar is one of the most sought-after varieties of the long-running Kennedy series....
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...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

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...