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,...
Jim Bisognani: My 12th Annual NGC Year in Review

Jim Bisognani: 12th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part 2

Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Part 1 | Part 2 * * * How has 2023 been treating my fellow...

Coin Collecting Strategies and Coin Values – Auction Prices Realized

Auction prices realized have empowered coin collectors, but they can be tricky   By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   In recent years, the world...
CoinWeek IQ - Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

CoinWeek IQ – Intro to Colonial State Copper Coinages

Colonial State Coppers by Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Colonial coins and Federal issues are entirely different beasts, and when you’re first getting into colonials,...
From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Missing Mintmarks

From the PCGS Coin Grading Room: Missing Mintmarks

By Kyle Clifford Knapp for PCGS ......   Mintmarks provide an easy tool for identifying a coin's mint of origin and have been used in various...
United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

United States 1988 American Silver Eagle

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 1.86% PCGS POP MS-69: 12,256 Population Growth Since 2014: 112.67%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 5,763) NGC MS-69 $43 – $47▲ Annual...
Rare U.S. gold coins

US Coin Market – The Re-Branding of Rare Coins

By Dan Duncan - Pinnacle Rarities ......   Three Old School Rules to Protect New Rare Coin Buyers I began my career in numismatics during the late...
Coin Grading - AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Coin grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances, the difference between two...
US Gold Coins - What Are Coins With Character?

US Gold Coins – What Are Coins With Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline "Coins with Character". This...
PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

PVC Damage on World Coins – What It Is & How to Avoid It

By Lance Tchor - Founder and Co-President, WINGS® Coins LLC ......   PVC and coins don’t mix Otherwise known as polyvinylchloride, PVC is found in many different...
Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Why You Can’t Buy Gold or Silver At Spot Price

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   Wouldn’t it just be grand to buy gold or silver at spot price? Think about that pile of...
50 years of the modern proof set from the United States Mint

US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com .....   1968-2018 Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part VI

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part VI

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...
An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark ......   Since its beginnings in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the world’s most popular coins. Its stunning...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager, Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of my...
CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies - $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies – $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: The Importance of Professional Collecting Advice

By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   Several years ago, while attending the Whitman Baltimore Convention, I had the pleasure of spending some...
Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Brett Charville educates new collectors on how rare coin and trading card certification now assists video game hobby   A recent former president of Professional Coin...
United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

Top 5 Commemorative Presidential Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Former presidents have played a major role in our circulating coinage for over one hundred years, appearing on the obverses...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th-Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th-century US Type set. Type sets enable you...
2022 American Gold Eagle 1oz Uncirculated Coin Available June 16

Jeff Garrett: Collecting American Gold Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The recently completed Stack’s Bowers sales featuring the first and last American Silver and Gold Eagles...
CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

CoinWeek Podcast: Episode 167: American Silver Eagle Musings

The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Coin Price Guides

Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Price Guides

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Establishing the value of a rare coin is one of the basic requirements for being a...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 3.8% PCGS POP MS-69: 21,697 Population Growth Since 2014: 111.4%▲ (MS69 Population in 2014: 9,788) NGC MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

An important question for most collectors when tackling this series from the 1870s is: Which coins are beyond my reach?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith - Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer, Blanchard and Company ......   The year was 1822. On its...
Collecting US Coins - Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint has released hundreds of products for coin collectors over the last four decades. Yet four...