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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Spend $1000 on Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek For many Americans, the idea of having $1000 for totally discretionary spending is a dream that sometimes happens.  Anything from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Got A Low Numismatic Budget ? Buy A Coin from...

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Does that headline sound insane? How can a collector with limited funds even think of obtaining something from the jaw-dropping Eric P. Newman...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...