11 Things You Don’t Know About Selling Coins on eBay

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Plenty of people love it and plenty of people hate it, but we can all agree that eBay is...

Collecting Colonials: 1786 Vermontensium Landscape Type Coppers Offer Whimsy and Challenge

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   When numismatist Hillyer Ryder set out to publish a reference catalog of Vermont coppers, he saw...

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

Modern World Coins and Currency by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.....   If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably...

Think Commems Are for Suckers? Seven You Should Own Even if...

Think commemorative coins are for suckers? In many cases, you may be right. But there are great coins from the long-slighted series that should be in...

Jeff Garrett: Bidding at Auction, in Person and Online

The numismatic auction market is alive and well, with recent auctions proving its strength and resilience   Numismatic Auctions by Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation...

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...

Jeff Garrett: Coin Collecting by Die Variety

Variety is the spice of life — and coin collecting   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Over the last several months, a client...

Collecting Short Sets – Four Ideal Short Sets for Collectors of...

Short Set Collecting Strategies by Adrian Chacon for PCGS ......   Collecting Short sets  of coins that represents a portion of an entire series. There is...

New to Collecting & on a Budget? Where to Begin With...

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...

Let’s Talk Loupes and Magnification (Video)

   CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down each of these coin viewing and magnification products and shows you what they look like in use. If you'd...

CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins

 CoinWeek Podcast #125: Denis Loring on Collecting Copper Coins Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes.   CoinWeek...

Jeff Garrett: The Challenges of Circulated Coinage

Take the scenic route when collecting circulated coins   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The most common advice any experienced numismatist will dispense...

Unintentional Ways Collectors Damage Coins – And How to Stop!

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Most coin collectors know the major deadly sin regarding the handling of coins: don’t clean them! Yet a variety...

Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

Coin Collecting Tips – How to Store Your Coins

Coin Collecting Tips by Peter Mosiondz, Jr. .....   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In...

So You Want to Be a Classical Numismatist? Ancient Coins for...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she...

Jeff Garrett: The Future of Coin Conventions

Collector camaraderie keeps coin shows going strong   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During my tenure as a member of the Board of...

Jeff Garrett: Toned Coins – A Matter of Taste

Attractively toned coins continue to be one of the most enigmatic segments of the rare coin market   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)...

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Rare Coin Submissions

Submitting coins for grading can be complex, but with proper advice, you can ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you realize the...

Don’t Clean Your Coins – A Demonstration in Silver Dollar Destruction

CoinWeek Sponsor and The Coin Course creator Jerry Shaffer teamed up with CoinWeek to produce this great step-by-step demonstration of what happens when you...

Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins....

CoinWeek IQ: Instagram’s Place in Numismatics – A Unique Marketplace

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   When purchasing coins online, most people’s go-to venue will be eBay or one of the major auction houses. There...

Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I often have...

Jeff Garrett: Learn Things New and Ancient at ANA Summer Seminars

Education is essential to succeeding as a coin collector   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During my 40-plus-year career, I have handled about every...

Jeff Garrett Insights: Focus on Rarity

Not everyone can afford unique coins in top condition, but supply and demand are important and Coin Rarity are important Coin Rarity By Jeff Garrett for...

Jeff Garrett: The Rising Gold Tide

As gold's price shows strength, will it spark a wider interest in coins?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Then I began my career in...

Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder)...

CAC Inside the Holder by Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ......   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin...

Jeff Garrett: Don’t Set Yourself Up for Numismatic Heartache

To succeed in collecting a set, make sure your target is financially feasible By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I began collecting...

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Flying Eagle Cents

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Flying eagle cents offer a unique opportunity to collectors. Many early coins, such as large cents, have been extensively...

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...