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...

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 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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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 – 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...

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,...

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...

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 New On-line Red Book: A Quick Review

by Al Doyle When it comes to being iconic in numismatic circles, nothing can top A Guide Book to United States Coins, universally known as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...