Buyer Beware: Variable Spot Price Premiums for American Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki -  www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The American Silver Eagle, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and contains one troy ounce of silver,...

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....

Classic US Coins – The Walking Liberty Short Set, 1941-1947

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The Walking Liberty short set is getting hot right now, and I for one couldn't be happier. Adolph Weinman’s Walking...

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about buying a coin....

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as...

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 1

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   I originally thought that I’d frame this post as a boxing match with some pre-fight analysis thrown...

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries...

US Coins – The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle:...

The Morgan Silver Dollar and the American Silver Eagle By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The Morgan dollar was born from two impulses. One was...

What Does It Mean When a Coin Is “Rare”?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Whether you’re an old pro or just starting out, if you collect coins then you’ve thought about...

Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... -- The change in your pocket going "ching-a-ling-a-ling" -- The roll of “unsearched” Ike dollars you bought on...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki on Grading Coins - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met...

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Coin Toning and Eye Appeal By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin....

Is the Krugerrand Still the Most Famous Bullion Coin of All?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Over on my blog, I've been writing about bullion. I've been trying to provide customers with a...

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for...

Tuvalu and the Perth Mint: World Coins From an Island Nation

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   At first glance, it seems strange that a country like Tuvalu issues world-class commemorative and bullion coins....

US Coins – Jack and Ike: The 40 Percent Club Short...

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   Collecting Strategies on building a 40% silver Short Set  1965 was a momentous year for U.S. coinage. It was the year...

Profiles in Bullion: Engelhard

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale.....   It isn’t every day that you get to talk about an honest-to-goodness Bond villain when writing a coin...

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   There’s been quite a surge of interest in the pre-Saint-Gaudens Liberty Head type of eagles and double...

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious...

Baseball’s Golden Glove: The Hall of Fame Commemorative $5 Gold Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The most popular--and arguably the most beautiful--United States gold commemorative coin is probably still the 1915 Panama-Pacific...

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the...

Modern US Coins – Coinage of the Obama Era

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   It’s still unclear how history will ultimately remember the presidency of Barack Obama, who served as the 44th president...

Opinion: The PCGS and NGC Dust Up Shows Market Realities

Image Composite: Heritage Auctions | Ron Drzewucki | CoinWeek By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   On January 17, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg published an...

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver...

United States Presidential $1 Coins: A Golden Opportunity

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Since Dwight D. Eisenhower last appeared on our coinage in 1978, the American public has been slow...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 2

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Link to Part 1 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state and local level, so there is...

Why Collect Commemoratives? A Better Question Might Be “Why Not?”

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   If you collect modern U. S. coins, then you collect commemoratives. Today, practically every coin the United States Mint produces...

World Coins – The Canada White-Tailed Deer Four Coin Series

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   If the Founding Fathers hadn’t been looking for a national bird, and if he wasn’t partial to...

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London,...

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale....   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global...