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...

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...

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...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part III

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

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II Many factors converge to create the attraction and...

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...

How Best to Sell Your Rare Coins

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Selling your rare coin collection, investment or inheritance can be either pleasant and profitable or a frustrating,...
What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   For well over a century, when coins were produced at one of the U.S. Mint facilities, they...

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 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...

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....
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part V

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

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV As I...

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...

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...

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,...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part II - Dr. Richard S. Appel

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

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Link to Part I After the Qing dynasty was overthrown in the 1911-12...

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...

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 – 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...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part IV

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

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III The Central Bank of China...

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...

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...
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...