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...

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...

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...

Silver Stacking – Collecting Silver Rounds and Bars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Whether they admit it or not, silver stackers get excited about watching their holdings grow by anywhere from a few pre-1965 dimes to...

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...

Taxing Coin Sales: A Bureaucratic Nightmare In The Making?

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   It's potentially one of the bigger - but least publicized - issues involving the purchase of precious metals, rare coins...

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...

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...

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...

A MODERN COMMEM WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek.com  .......... Even those who claim to be purist collectors want to buy coins that will grow in value. Predicting tomorrow's...

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 Bullion News: The “New” Liberty Dollar is Back

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   The Liberty Dollar - a one-ounce silver medallion that attracted the attention and wrath of the federal government and resulted...

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...

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Semi-Key Mercury Dimes

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Mention Mercury or Winged Liberty Head dimes in collecting circles, and a few dates come to mind. Rather than automatically...

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Please click here to read Part One of this Article ...... Collectors with a "hard money" mentality who want to go...

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Don’t Follow The Herd

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   This edition of Collecting Strategies isn't designed to get anyone to trod along a popular or familiar path. Why not...

MEET THE 2012 NUMISMATIST OF THE YEAR

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .......   He's one of those semi-familiar names who has accomplished as much or more in his field than others with...

SILVER 101/SCROUNGING AND SCUFFLING

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The recent plunge in silver spot prices motivated a large number of buyers to search for physical product. There...

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...

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...

Going Beyond Commemorative Coins On eBay

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint has issued commemorative coins tied to the 1892-93 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (often referred...

Precious Metals Prices: THE BATTLE OF THEORY AND REALITY

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Anyone with even a marginal interest in precious metals is aware of the brutal beatdown in gold and silver spot...

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 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...

Silver 101 : THE WORLD OF EXPENSIVE SILVER

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek …… What will the bullion markets look like when silver reaches $100 an ounce? Some would say the previous sentence is...

World Coins – Here Today and Gone Immediately PART 1

One-year world type coins of the 1800s By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   American coin collectors are naturally attracted to one-year type coins. This category includes...

How To Spend A Tax Refund on Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   The good news: It's tax refund season, which often provides collectors with the funds to indulge and buy a special...

Budget Collecting: SHOP SMART – GOOD VALUES IN 2013

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Many numismatists have been forced to adopt cautious spending habits when it comes to buying coins as the U.S....