BITCOIN VS. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED FIAT MONEY

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   Many freedom-oriented people are skeptical about long-term prospects for the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies, which means they...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 101 – CHECK THOSE SILVER DOLLAR PREMIUMS

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ....... The situation in the silver bullion market is interesting, to say the least. Many voices are saying this is...

IS SILVER A GOOD DEAL AT $27 to $29?

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ..... Summer tends to be a slower-paced time in the bullion market, and 2012 has been no exception to the...

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 $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...

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...

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....

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...

HERE TODAY, GONE IMMEDIATELY PART 2: One-year type coins of...

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek....   Part 1 - One-year type coins of the 1800s .... Unique and short-lived items are eagerly sought in any collectible field,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...