Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

Some First Spouse Gold Coins Rarer Than Many Think

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   First Spouse $10 Gold coins, issued alongside the Presidential $1 coin series from 2007 through 2016, are well respected...
Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

Technicolor Coins – How Do We Monetize Eye Appeal?

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   What draws our eye to vibrant color? There’s no question color is one of the most important aspects of...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Indian Head Quarter Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Collecting a complete set of any series of United States gold coins is a formidable task....
From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Distribution, Condition Census and Provenance

By Kyle Knapp for PCGS ......   Any introduction to coin grading begins with broad, theoretical descriptions of each grade category: mostly full rims for “Good”,...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Top 5 Rarest Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles: Rarest Gold Coins of the 20th Century

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle gold coin issued from 1907 to 1933 is almost universally viewed by collectors of American...
Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

Jeff Garrett: Tips on How to Collect Capped Bust Half Dollars

The early silver series can be rewarding, regardless of whether you collect by variety   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I wrote...
Condition Rarity 1919 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered by GreatCollections

Patience and Strategy Are Needed to Build a First-Rate Coin Collection

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Building a collection that you’ll be proud to show off takes work – and time. Whether you collect mid-grade...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   As I wheeled the trash barrel out last week, I was greeted with far-from-springlike conditions. A...
Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It's Time to Buy

Jeff Garrett: When Great Collections Are at Auction, It’s Time to Buy

The 1984 sale of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Family Collection was loaded with opportunities   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In the...

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....
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...

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...