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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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...