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....

Who Owns YOUR Information?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Two weeks ago I wrote about where to find a good value, and a big part of...

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...

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

Silver Eagles By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ......   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the...

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...

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...

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,...

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco,...

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...
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 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 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...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Pre-decimal British coinage, Royal Mint UK

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,...

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...

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...

CoinWeek Podcast #3: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Pt. I

Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki shares with CoinWeek readers and listeners his take on the differences between and the...

CoinWeek Podcast #5: CoinWeek: The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part II...

In this CoinWeek podcast, editor Charles Morgan adapts Modern Coin Wholesale founder and former NGC Grader Ron Drzewucki's second article on the differences between...
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...

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: Engelhard

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...
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...