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...

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,...

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

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

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...

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...

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...
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...

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,...

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...

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...

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Classic U.S. Coins – The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin

Saint-Gaudens' high relief double eagle obverse By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   The great Gold Coin Saint-Gaudens! It’s only fitting that the masterpiece of American...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...