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....

Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Mobile Website and Expands Reach...

Collectors Take Note: Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Fast, Functional Mobile Website, Extending the Reach of World's Leading Online Marketplace for Rare and...

Bullion and Bullion Coins: The Name of the Game

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In the coin industry, “bullion” is a word with many connotations. To the extent that older circulating coinage...

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...

The Real Diehl: Let’s Get Real About the Issue of First...

The Real Diehl is a regularly-appearing column by former United States Mint Director Philip N. Diehl, exclusively for CoinWeek ……….. Are There Really “First Strikes”, “ Releases”, and...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 1

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   There’s no denying that the internet has changed our world dramatically over the last 20 years. When describing the...

Cool Coins & Currency Video: 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention

From the convention floor of the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago Interviewer: David Lisot ........ Another in the CoinWeek series of Cool Coins...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Coin Collecting – What Is ‘Numismatics’?

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   If you’re new to the hobby or just starting to get serious about coin collecting, some of the lingo...

Cassie McFarland Talks About Designing Baseball Hall of Fame Coin. VIDEO:...

Cassie McFarland, Design Artist Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek.com ......   A bright new star in the field of coin design talks about how she entered a...

The America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Program: An Introduction

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The America the Beautiful Quarters program launched in 2010. It arrived on the heels of the most...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek... U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month... Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver...

Martha or George? Comparing First Spouse and Presidential Dollar Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The First Spouse Bullion Coin Program consists of several different numismatic products offered by the U.S. Mint. The series...

Classic US Coins – The 1892 Columbian Expo Commemorative Half Dollar

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan. Coin designers extraordinaire and the sixth and seventh Chief Engravers of the United...

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...

Profiles in Bullion: Johnson Matthey

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’ve discussed a couple of the big names in bullion and precious metals so far (namely PAMP...

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 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...

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 4

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   Links to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In the U.S., sales tax is levied on a state...

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan...

The Platinum American Eagle: A Study in Nobility

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Like silver and gold, platinum has a multitude of uses. It can be found in both your...

High Relief U.S. and World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   Would you pay for lunch with Michelangelo's David? Would you buy a car with Mount Rushmore? Sounds strange, I know,...

Profiles in Bullion: ScotiaMocatta

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last time I profiled a bullion manufacturer, I talked about the Switzerland-based company PAMP Suisse. The surprising...

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst...

PAMP Suisse and Good Delivery: Profiles in Bullion

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Not every nation has its own mint. Many do, but it’s a surprising minority of the world’s...

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...

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...