US Coins – What’s up with the 1969 Quarter? The Key...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ..... Walter Breen doesn’t mention it, and in A Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters (Whitman, 2006), Q....

The Coin Analyst: 2019-W Quarters Boost Modern Coin Collecting, But Will...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The Washington quarter has long been a staple of modern U.S. coin collecting, especially since it is one of...

Classic US Coins: Does a 1964 Morgan Silver Dollar Exist?

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Rumors have long circulated in numismatic circles about the mystery of the 1964 Peace dollar, which would have...

Traveling to Coin Shows – Minimize Risk of TSA Confiscating Bullion,...

Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals - Beware the TSA Commentary on Traveling with Coins, Cash and Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com By Patrick A....

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek .... In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote...

What Were They Worth? The Purchasing Power of Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coins Series by Mike Markowitz.... Throughout the history of ancient coins  two contradictory concepts have competed with each other. According to one concept,...

What Is a 1999 Delaware State Quarter Worth?

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   Hard to believe but it’s been almost 20 years since the United States Mint inaugurated its...

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually...

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

Sell Dad’s Coin Collection And Guarantee You Get The Right Price

Selling your Coin Collection By Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments ...... “My Dad had a coin collection and has since passed on giving the...

On eBay Right Now: Mint State 1927-S Walking Liberty Half Dollars

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   Building a great collection starts with purpose but can only truly be realized with years of patience and informed...

Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.”...

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...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins, Aliens and UFOs

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek .... On the wall of his office in the FBI building’s basement, Special Agent Fox Mulder of the TV series...

Jeff Garrett: Myths About Coin Collecting

Useful facts and helpful tips for new coin collectors By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One complaint that I sometimes receive about my...

Ancient Coins: What About Spartan Coins ?

Spartans disdained many things that other ancient Greeks valued. One of these things was money, even coins.   CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz .....   HUNDREDS...

What Do I Do With This Crap? 11 Ways to Handle...

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Visits to my coin dealer friend's home office are some of my favorite moments in the hobby. But recently,...

Five Modern Coins You Should Be Looking for Right Now

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Has the holiday season sapped your coin budget? We know how that goes. But despair not!...

Pricing the Priceless: What’s a 1933 $20 Gold Double Eagle Worth?

By Steve Roach - www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 25, 2011, issue of Coin World   As the trial to determine who owns the “Langbord 10”...

Modern Coins – Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Thirty plus years after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, some modern coin collectors remain skeptical of...

David W. Lange Acquires Massive “Midwest Collection” of Vintage Coin Boards

By Coin Board News ......   In a very rare opportunity, vintage coin board collector and dealer David W. Lange has negotiated the purchase of more than...

Collecting Morgan Dollars: An Overview

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As a collectible, Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have no real peer in American numismatics. It...

The Missing Years – Collecting The Coins Of 1931 To 1933

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......... American collectors will find slim pickings when they try to acquire coins struck from 1931 to 1933. Here's an...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors Crying Over Milk-Spotted American Silver Eagles

Investors, on the other hand... By Guest Columnist Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ......   If you’re seeing small, white spots on your American Silver Eagles and wonder...

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ..... I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...

How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   There is little doubt that, along with the U.S. Mint, coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players...

Struck Counterfeit Coins: A Family of Struck Fake Half Cents

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A recent internet listing for an 1804 "C-6" half cent was the motivation to pull this...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of...

Medieval Numismatics: Coins of the Crusaders

Crusaders coins survive in surprising abundance and have much to tell us about this distant era, which has so many parallels to contemporary events. By...

Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins....