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...

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...

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...

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 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...

A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to...

U.S. Mint Offers First Look at 2015 America the Beautiful Quarters® Designs

2015 America the Beautiful Quarter Designs Unveiled.... The United States Mint has forwarded to CoinWeek the five designs that have been selected to represent the...

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ............   As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the American Numismatic Association's...
Profiles in Bullion: ScotiaMocatta

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...

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...

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...

The Liberty and Indian Princess Head Gold Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Coin writers like to be thorough. If you’ve ever picked up a book on a particular series...

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...
Ron Drzewucki's Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State

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...

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 100 Greatest U.S. Modern...
Ron Drzewucki's Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State

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...

Newest Austrian Mint Wildlife Coin Unveiled: The Wild Boar

The Second Austrian Mint Wildlife in Our Sights Coin design has been revealed... Chubby with a knowing grin, the Wild Boar looks out at you...
CoinWeek Predicts another record-breaking year for American Silver Eagle sales

American Silver Eagle Sales on Pace for Another Record Breaking Year

Expect the U.S. Mint to sell between 55 and 61 million ounces of the 2016 American Silver Eagle 1 oz Bullion Coin By CoinWeek Staff...
Ron Drzewucki's Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State

Ron Drzewucki’s Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State: Pt. 3

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

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

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...

Cassie McFarland Talks About Designing Baseball Hall of Fame Coin. VIDEO: 4:30

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...

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...

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...
Ron Drzewucki's Bullion Sales Tax Series, State by State

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...

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...
Ask a Grader with Ron Drzewucki: Toning on Coins

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...

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...

Lyndon B. Johnson Coin & Chronicles Set Available Today (UPDATE: SOLD OUT)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   UPDATE: The 2015 LBJ Coin & Chronicles Set has officially SOLD OUT. According to a notice sent out by...

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 Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for September

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half...