Why Lower Gold is Good for Coins and Numismatic Rarities

by Adam Crum - Monaco Rare Coins ........ This past couple weeks  has caused gold bugs a great deal of concern. It's the worst drop in...

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the course of the last two trading days, April 12 and 15, gold has suffered its worst decline...

What Makes a Coin Valuable?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   One of the most frequently asked questions that appear in my mailbox is “What makes a coin valuable?” There are several factors...

The Coin Analyst: Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the weekend we learned that the EU was giving the small country of Cyprus, with an economy smaller...

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Every so often you hear a story you just have to pass on to others. Because the gentleman who told me this...

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   High Grade Saints & World Gold Targeted. Lower Gold Spot Has Rejuvenated Collectors - Rare Black NGC...

Is Germany Ready To Repatriate Its Gold Reserves? What Gold...

By Patrick A. Heller.... Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com   On January 14, the German publication Handelsblatt reported that Germany has become serious about repatriating significant...

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast: 2012 has come and gone and we start 2013 with a ‘clean slate’ and hope for a prosperous New Year.  One...

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this...

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ....... Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that...

How I Blew My Free Appraisal

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the oddest things about being a coin dealer are the almost daily phone calls I...

Numismatic Housekeeping: Winter Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   The end of the Mayan Long Count is upon us. So you know what that means... Time...

The Coin Analyst: Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coins and San Francisco Eagle Set...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Trillion-Dollar coins? A provocative idea is currently being discussed in the mainstream press that you may not be familiar with....

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Stirring the Pot

Dear Fellow Numismatists, I really love playing with coins.  I love the search for dates, varieties, undervalued series and issues, great color coins, and all...

How Do We Grow The ‘Numismatic’ Hobby?

By Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ....... The story of numismatics is compelling and we all need to do a better job spreading the...

Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

by Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ......... Despite all of these headwinds, most coin shows are generally in good health. As a member of the...

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National...

Late October 2012   Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Grading is everything in rare coins.  One of the old sayings in our business is that a coin’s grade...

Five Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker  for CoinWeek....   YouTube, that veritable cornucopia of pirated television shows, videos for every album track ever, and annoying oranges,...

Political Campaign Lies And Manipulation Of Gold And Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com According to the US Census Bureau as of 9 AM Eastern on October 2, 2012, the...

Numismatic Housekeeping

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   From time to time, we find ourselves revisiting articles we’ve published to add in that one...

What If Only 3% of Adults Wanted To Purchase Physical Gold...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com The general public probably attributes the recent strength in gold and silver prices to a huge...

The More Gold And Silver Prices Are Suppressed, The Higher They...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I explained in my last column, the German Constitutional Court on Wednesday concurred with the...

Wednesday Will Be Key Day For Precious Metals Markets

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Gold and silver prices have been strong since the end of July, with gold up more...

The Coin Analyst: GOP Platform Calls for New Gold Standard Commission

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Republicans, or at least many of their political leaders, just can’t seem to get enough of the gold standard. Marsha Blackburn, a...

Newly Emphasized Gold And Silver Price Suppression Tactic Unleashed

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There are a wide variety of tactics whereby gold and silver prices could be suppressed....

Potential CFTC Failure To Prosecute For Silver Market Manipulation—The Good And...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the weekend, London’s Financial Times came out with a story claiming that the Commodity...

The Coin Analyst: What Can the U.S. Mint Learn From the...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The Royal Canadian Mint has always issued a wider range of collectible coins that perhaps any other world mint.  For some...

We Don’t Need Inflation Of The Money Supply

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com In an April 5 New York Times column titled “Not Enough Inflation,” economist Paul Krugman...

Coin Doctoring – WILL WE EVER WIN?

HOT TOPICS By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics HOW COULD IT GET SO BAD? Most likely when the coin was sent to the grading service the...

Scary Stories And Financial Statistics Indicate Coming Weakness In Paper Assets,...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com There are some scary stories and financial statistics that are warning about developing weakness in...

Paper Views – The Changing Face of the Numismatic Marketplace

by Kevin Foley for CoinWeek .... When I first became active as a dealer in the late 1970’s, the overall structure of the numismatic marketplace...