The Coin Analyst: 2019-W Quarters Boost Modern Coin Collecting, But Will...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The Washington quarter has long been a staple of modern U.S. coin collecting, especially since it is one of...

Challenging the Status Quo: An Interview With U.S. Mint Director David...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   David J. Ryder, the 39th Director of the United States Mint, assumed his new role on...

The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro....

The Coin Analyst: The 10 Greatest U.S. Mint Coins of the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   With the 2010s having begun their final year, now is a good time to look back on the past...

The Coin Analyst: 2018’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As the end of 2018 nears, it is a good time to consider which modern coins and sets were...

The Coin Analyst: Why the Libertad Design Is Not Likely to...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Almost 40 years after the introduction of Mexico’s Libertad -- originally intended as a bullion coin that with time...

The Coin Analyst: The 50 State Quarters Program 20 Years Later

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... In 1999 the U.S. Mint launched the 50 State Quarters Program – the first modern circulating coin program with a...

Don Bailey – Dean of Mexican Numismatics Has Passed Away

On August 10 the numismatic community lost one of its pioneers, Don Bailey, a prominent dealer and specialist in Mexican numismatics, who worked tirelessly...

Classic Coins vs. Modern Coins – Both Are Rewarding to...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The community of people who actively collect coins includes those who are mainly interested in classic coins, those who focus...

Modern Coins – Are MS-70 Coins “Value Traps”?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Thirty plus years after the establishment of the first professional coin grading companies, some modern coin collectors remain skeptical of...

Collecting Morgan Dollars: An Overview

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As a collectible, Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have no real peer in American numismatics. It...

How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   There is little doubt that, along with the U.S. Mint, coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players...

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ..... I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Read Part I Here 7.) Are there particular modern world coin series or coins of a specific country or theme...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Modern World Coin Dealer Ola Borgejordet...

By Louis Golino for Coin Week Ola Borgejordet is the founder and owner of Royal Scandinavian Mint (http://www.rsmint.com), a Salt Lake City, Utah company...

The Coin Analyst – Should the U.S. Return to the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......   August 15 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the gold standard. In 1971 President Richard M. Nixon...

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a...

The Coin Analyst: 2015’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

When it comes to modern coins, both U.S. and world issues, the goal of purchasing coins that will perform well in the secondary market...

The Coin Analyst: Silver Art Rounds Now Widely Collected

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   Over the past couple of years, a newer type of collectible silver product has become very popular--specifically, silver art...

The Coin Analyst – The 2016 GOP Presidential Race and the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   As happened four years ago when Ron Paul and other GOP presidential candidates came out in support of a...

The Coin Analyst – The New “Golden Age” of Modern U.S....

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   Perhaps few topics are more central to numismatics than the designs that appear on the coins we collect. Some...

Coin Books – First Read: American Gold and Silver by Dennis...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As modern U.S. coins grew in popularity and became an important segment of the coin market over the last...

The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23...

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in...

CoinWeek Podcast #16: A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro...

The Austrian Mint's 25-euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series has captured international interest since its 2003 debut. With new designs each year, the coin...

The Coin Analyst – The Trio of 2016 Liberty Centennial Gold...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......   *Updated to include remarks by former CCAC Chairman Gary Marks. My CoinWeek colleague, Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, recently wrote about the upcoming...

The Coin Analyst: The First Spouse Gold Series (2007-2016) – A...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   The $10 First Spouse half-ounce gold coin series, which debuted in 2007 and ends this year, is a topic I...

The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   2015, like 2012 before it, was a year in which numerous U.S. Mint products sold out of their maximum mintages...

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and...

The Coin Analyst: The American Silver Eagle Turns 30

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The American Silver Eagle, authorized by the 1985 Liberty Coin Act and issued since October 1986, is a coin...