Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

BY Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in the...

Coin Collecting Terminology – Is it a Widget Coin and What...

Doug Winter  - RareGoldCoins.com - What is a Widget Coin? One of the newer catch-all coin terms that’s been making the rounds is widget coin...

What to Buy to Begin Investing In The Rare Coin Market...

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   Last week I wrote about "Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in...

How to Buy Rare Coins on eBay Auctions

by Ross W. Bailey, From The E-Gobrecht The Electronic Newsletter of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB This article distills the lessons gleaned from my ten years...

What is a Fresh Coin?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ..... I was recently having a numismatic conversation with someone about an auction (sad life, I know...) and the subject...

Classic US Coins – Building a Set of Buffalo Nickels at...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #396 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   With more than two...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Cool Coin 1834-1933 Gold Type...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier in 2017, I wrote an article about collecting US gold coins by type. This article...

Rare & Inexpensive Early Silver Coins of Ecuador

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #395 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The early silver coins...

Collecting 18th Century New Jersey Copper Coins

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #394 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Between the signing of...

Classic US Coins – So… You’ve Decided to Collect New Orleans...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Gold coins were made at the New Orleans Mint from 1839 through 1909. A total of...

On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risks and Rewards

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Coin Overview As a child of the ‘80s, I was always fond of the Bicentennial quarter. It...

Modern Gold Plated Proofs -Not affiliated with, licensed or endorsed by...

By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments ......   How many times have you seen this disclaimer on those cheesy TV ads selling something which looks...

Thanksgiving – A New Numismatic Tradition

If it’s not already a tradition, find a way to introduce numismatics this holiday season By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   As this article...

Classic US Gold Coins – Three Underappreciated With Motto San Francisco...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   While writing my October 2017 article on Liberty Head eagles, I spent time discussing the With...

Collecting Strategies – How Liquid Is Your Coin Collection?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Off the top of your head, can you say how much your collection is worth and Do...

What Do “Original” Early US Gold Coins Look Like?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The term “original” is used and misused frequently by collectors and dealers alike. As a dealer...

Circulated Liberty Head Double Eagles ($20 Gold Coins), Type 2

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #391 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Liberty Head double eagles...

World Coin Tips for Collectors – Coin Shops in Seoul, South...

By Mark Lovmo - dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html ......   This article is a guide to some of the coin and currency shops in Seoul, Korea. It is by...

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect With Motto...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In January 2017, I wrote a blog in the “So You've Decided to Collect...” series about...

Tips for Coin Collectors – Do Mintage Figures Matter?

Yes, the numbers are important, but they don't tell the whole story By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The United States Mint strikes...

Assembling a Set of Pleasing Mercury Dimes at a Very Low...

News & Analysis regarding  Mercury Dimes , coins, markets, and the coin collecting community, #389  A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .......   Although Mercury...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coins Under $100

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   Aren’t they very expensive? Along with How do you know they’re authentic?, this is probably the most common...

Tips for Collectors: Looking for Value? Coins for Thought

Opportunities for price-conscious buyers, as 'Hallogivingmas' approaches By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   Early October, leaves falling, MLB playoffs in full gear, and retailers having...

Whitman Releases New Q. David Bowers Book on Secrets of Smart...

Whitman Publishing announces the release of the newest book by Q. David Bowers. Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace: Secrets to Being a Smart Buyer...

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

There is a wide variety of toning, and judging its value on a coin is tricky By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My...

Coin Collecting: Which Coin Is Right for You?

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Contributor ........   Somehow the last quarter of 2017 is here already. I shouldn’t be surprised, as I have a multitude...

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Dahlonega Gold…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia Gold Rush. The...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 30: Three...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #383 An Ongoing Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Three Cent Silvers are...

Doug Winter – Lessons Learned: The Kentucky Collection of Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently purchased a nice specialized collection of 20 Liberty Head quarter eagles from an individual...

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Gold Dollars...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Sure, size matters - but collectors have long appreciated gold dollars, the smallest size and denomination...