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....

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...

Proof and Mint Sets: Coins of a Lifetime

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Finding that first Lincoln Wheat cent or Mercury dime in pocket change. Finishing your first coin folder. Making your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hands on with the March of Dimes Special Silver Coin Set...

Collectors of modern U.S. coins will have to wait until May 4, 2015 to get their hands on the upcoming March of Dimes Special...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   I’m often asked “Ron, Can you tell me about Grading Coins ?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gold Buffalo and Gold Eagle Coins: Timeless American Design

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com ....   The United States Mint has really committed itself to the investment-grade bullion game in recent decades, producing and supporting...

Cool Coins & Currency CSNS 2013. VIDEO: 7:50

Interviewer: David Lisot Gary Adkins, 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal NGC65, Michael Contursi, 1776 Continental Dollar PCGS64, Ron Drzewucki, Canada 2013 Silver "Bald Eagle"...

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 Austria “Piece by Piece” Coin Design Competition

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Coin design contests are nothing new; the American public was invited to design the nation’s bicentennial coinage,...

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 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...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime From AG3 to...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet...

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....

Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toned Coins

Ever wondered what grading coins is like? Modern Coin Wholesale's Ron Drzewucki gives CoinWeek the inside scoop By CoinWeek ....   Welcome back for the second installment...

Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in...

The Royal Canadian Mint issues some commemorative coins with tiny mintages that are unheard of for United States issues—like just 7,500 of a $20...

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...