Swiss World Coins – Helvetia – Some Things (and Coins) Never...

Swiss 1/2 franc and the 1 and 2 franc. All three coins have carried the same design - the image of Helvetia since 1874-5 By...

Precious Metals & Bullion Coins – Making the Transition From Silver...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   According to popular wisdom and common sense, beginning precious metals investors who lack large budgets should purchase silver bullion coins before venturing...

Collector Coins – 1913: A Year of Rare-Date U.S. Coinage

Collector Coins by Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Mention 1913, and the multimillion-dollar Liberty nickel of that year (five known) is often the first thing that comes to the...

World Coins – Interesting and Inexpensive Coins of Russia

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Imagine a vast nation with a long and fascinating history of numismatic issues. Does that sound like an introduction for an...

Silver Dollars and Charity – An Interview with Wayne Miller

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   How does a person become fascinated with silver dollars? Growing up in a place such as Helena, Montana where...

Affordable US Coins – Over 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Familiar items are often underappreciated, and Jefferson nickels tend to receive the Rodney Dangerfield treatment from collectors. The coin has been such a...

World Coins -The Early Coinage Of Costa Rica

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Mention Costa Rica, and images of natural beauty, rain forests and a popular retirement destination for Americans comes to mind. Like most small...

How To Raise Money For Better Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..........   It happens to every collector, and often on a repeated basis. A special coin comes along - imagine a $5...

COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to Your Gift List This Year

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   It's that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift...

Collecting Strategies – Don’t Lose These Little Small World Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Accumulating silver bullion is a satisfying task, but there's much more to the metal than sheer ounces. Coins are full of art and...

World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn't served as a regular medium of exchange in any...

World Coins – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Ask an American numismatist to describe silver commemorative coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the...

Freedom-Oriented U.S. Coins And Notes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Here's a short but focused area of U.S. Numismatics: Coins and notes with a strong message of freedom and...

Don’t Get Fixated On Spot Price When Buying Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Silver investors tend to check the current spot price before making a purchase of silver coins. That's a logical...

An Interview with Anthony Swiatek

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   If a professional numismatist is known as "Mr. Commem", then it's obvious that he would carry a large selection...

Silver Stacking 101 – DON’T PANIC!

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... If I was given a $1 bill for every lament I've heard from those who bought physical silver just...

World Coins – Go South of the Border with Mexican Silver...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Need something a bit different and artistic to satisfy your silver fix? Look no further than Mexico. Currently one of...

Silver Coins – Why Every American Should Own Silver

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Every American should own at least a little silver. No weaseling around, no exceptions. What kind of radical declaration is...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Quit Buying Coins !

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Here's some advice that applies to many collectors: "Stop buying so many coins." Is telling numismatists to avoid adding...

Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn't the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Making The Transition from Coin Investor to...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..........   How does a person move from being a bullion investor to a collector? It's not an either/or choice, as...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Building Short Sets of Popular Coin Series

A Series on Budget Coin Collecting where anyone can enjoy building a collection of coins By Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com ....   For many collectors, the possibility...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Affordable Coins and Banknote Eye Candy

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com ......   Is it possible to over-think the coin collecting game? Does it really require constant study of population reports and...

World Coins – The Latin Monetary Union Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .... In addition to serving as the primary gold coin in commerce for more than a century, the French 20-franc piece...

World Coins – Silver Coinage of the Latin Monetary Union

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .........   As with the 20-unit gold coins issued by France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and other members of the Latin Monetary Union...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Go Beyond The Mintage Numbers

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… Inexperienced and veteran collectors alike share a fascination with mintage figures. Hand a coin person a Red Book or...

Sliver Stackers – Silver Bullion Alternatives

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Silver is more than financial insurance for many investors. Those who have a collecting instinct often want some variety in...

Budget Coin Collecting – Look For ‘UNCOMMON’ Commons

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ....   "Don't buy common coins" is standard and wise advice. Ironically, many who dispense that bit of numismatic counsel make...

An Old-Fashoned Way To Invest In Silver and Silver Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Even with premiums of $2.50 to $4 an ounce above spot, government-issued bullion coins such as the American Eagle,...

THE PROFESSOR’S PASSION – John McCloskey takes Seated Liberty coinage seriously

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Who would have guessed that starting a coin club would lead to nearly 40 years of constant but enjoyable work? Along...