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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Competing At The $100 Level

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   One of the most important issues in coin collecting strategies is to find a financial comfort zone and work...
US Coins: Circulated Morgan Silver Dollars

The Underground Success Story: Collecting Circulated Morgan Dollars

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Six- and seven-figure "trophy" coins and top-tier Registry sets are the stuff of headlines and splashy stories, but such high-end...

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

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 – 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 Coin Silver Commemoratives

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...

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...

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...
Al Doyle silver coins from Canada and Mexico

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...

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...

The Nickel-Hoarding Billionaire

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .........   Imagine being very wealthy - possibly a billionaire according to some accounts. If a person had that kind of...

A Film For Gold and Silver Enthusiasts on Hard Money

Is it possible to combine doom and gloom, sound money, good versus evil, shootouts, a creative plot and animation? That's a summary of Silver...

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...

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...
Al Doyle Silver 101

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...
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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...

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...
Tips for Coin Collectors

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...

Gold and Silver American Eagles: Big Sellers in a Sluggish Economy

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Merchants from mom and pop stores to national chains are fighting a losing battle with lower sales volume. Are there any exceptions to...
Wayne Miller, Montana Silver Dollar collector

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...
Al Doyle silver Libertad

LOW MINTAGES, LOW PRICES: Fractional Mexican Silver Libertads

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   It's no secret that collectors at every level are drawn to low-mintage dates like dogs to a meat wagon. Hundreds of pages of...

US Coins – The Short-Lived Franklin Half Dollar

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   With a lifespan of just 15 years (1948-63) and no high-priced key dates even in Mint State grades, the Franklin half dollar is...

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
World Coins

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...

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 1

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Are you a collector or an investor? The answer doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. More than a few...