The Vast Influence of the East India Company and Their Rare...

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...

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

What Is a Rare Coin Broker & How Does He Help...

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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,...

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,...

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...