From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The year 1949 saw the culmination of the long, bloody Chinese civil war that had begun in...

Choice Uncirculated Rolls of Early Lincoln Cents Beginning to Stir

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The 1963-64 period witnessed a price explosion for uncirculated rolls of U.S. coins that has yet to...

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety...

Type B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters....... By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... Beginning in 1956 and continuing through 1964, the Philadelphia Mint produced a...

Fantastic Obsolete Coins from Our American Heritage: Liberty Seated 20-Cent Pieces

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   From its inception, the silver 20-cent coin was one of the most poorly conceived, ill-received and unpopular...

Guest Commentary – U.S. Dollar Destined to Move Higher

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... As counter-intuitive as it may seem to many, I believe the world-wide desirability to own the much,...

Bullion & Precious Metals Commentary – Bear Market in Gold Resumes

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   When gold rose from its 1,046 low last December, it was accompanied by motivating articles written by...

What Is a Rare Coin Broker & How Does He Help His Client?

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   A rare coin broker acts similarly to any other broker. Just as a real estate broker or...

Gold Exchange Traded Funds May Have Hidden Risk

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are among the American Public’s most popular methods to hold, trade or...

The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare 1835 Gold Mohur

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   On December 31, 1600, Queen Elizabeth (later the first) of England bestowed a Royal Charter upon the...

Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... There was a time when Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) rolls of coins were available in large quantities. Coins...

Guest Commentary – The Significance of the Dollar’s Double Top to the Gold Price

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Double tops or double bottoms often indicate an important change in price trends. In the case of...

Philadelphia Mint 1859 Design Change Creates Three Rare $2.50 Gold Coins

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   The year 1859 was an eventful one for the United States Mint as well as future collectors....

The Proof Reverse Washington Quarter (1956-1964): An Unprecedented Variety, Pt. 3

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   In Part I and Part II of this article I discussed the history, attributes, legends, intrigue, and...

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... In PART I of this series I presented background information regarding the unique nine-coin series of Washington...

Precious Metals – Gold And The Public’s Complacency

By Dr. Richard S. Appel ........ We can all give many reasons why the gold price should be substantially higher. But reality trumps our reasoning,...

Where Do Coin Price Guides Get Their Prices?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com....   First of all, I want to point out that coin price guides are just that... GUIDES! For convenience, they...
1874 Arrows 50 Cent Proof

Coin Collecting Strategies – Underrated Proof Seated Liberty Coinage

1874 Arrows 50 Cent Proof By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Proof Seated coins from 1858 to 1891 can be found in Choice condition...

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Importance of Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   When deciding what to collect, concentrate on coins with proven demand. Last year, the sale of an Apple...

On the Subject of Coin Dealer Price Lists and Web Sites

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. In a previous article on the subject of dealing with dealers we touched upon some of the do’s and don’ts applicable...