The Coin Analyst: 2021 Was a Banner Year for the United States Mint

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint recently released its 2021 Annual Report, which showed that last year the Mint had...
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Addresses Customer Feedback, 2022 Morgan and Peace Dollars

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Addresses Customer Feedback, 2022 Morgan and Peace Dollars

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Continuing an initiative begun by former United States Mint Director David J. Ryder, new Acting Mint Director Ventris...
The Coin Analyst: California Coin Dealer Discovers Major 2021 Gold Eagle Error Coin

The Coin Analyst: California Coin Dealer Discovers Major 2021 Gold Eagle Error Coin

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Gerald Medel, owner of Lakeside Coins in El Cajon, part of San Diego County, California, recently made the...
Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director, Doone to Take Acting Director Role

The Coin Analyst: What Will Mint Director Ryder’s Long-Term Impact Be on the Numismatic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the aftermath of the resignation October 1 of David J. Ryder as Director of the United States...
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The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Officials Discuss Challenges of Demand Spike and Pandemic

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   On August 25, United States Mint Director David J. Ryder and several of his key staff members held...

A Guide to the Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium Coin Series

Niobium Coin Article Originally by Louis Golino and Updated August 2021 by CoinWeek .....   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints, with historical...
The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

The Coin Analyst: Comparing Today’s Booming Coin Market With the 1980s

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Today’s Coin Market There is no doubt we are in the midst of a very bullish coin and bullion...

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

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...
How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

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: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part Two

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Part...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In the weeks since the first part of this piece--U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021...
The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Winners and Losers

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Products for the Second Half of 2021 – Winners...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   The second half of 2021 will be a busy period for U.S. Mint products. In particular, we will...
The Coin Analyst: US Mint Roundtable on 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

The Coin Analyst: US Mint Roundtable on 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   In recognition of the high level of interest among collectors in the forthcoming 2021 Morgan and Peace silver...

The Coin Analyst: Celebrating 10 Years – Taking Stock and Looking Forward

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   After a decade and about 300 of these columns, it is time to take stock of what I...
Louis Golino: Ten Coins I'd Love to Own - Modern World Coins, Moden US Coins, Classic US Coins

Louis Golino: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   The 10 coins I would love to own include four modern and four classic American coins and two...

The Coin Analyst: From Una and the Lion to the Three Graces – Classic...

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   The February 22 launch and instant sell-out of The Royal Mint’s Three Graces silver and gold coins underscores...
The Coin Analyst: Have Circulating Commemorative Programs Outlasted Their Welcome? - Louis Golino

The Coin Analyst: Have Circulating Commemorative Programs Outlasted Their Welcome?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   A major new bill that will create several new series of circulating commemorative quarters and other coins has...

The Coin Analyst: Why Were the 2020 Libertads Delayed So Long?

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Sometimes studying a modern coin series can involve solving a mystery. One such mystery is exactly why the popular...

The Coin Analyst: American Silver and Gold Eagles – A Collector’s Guide for Beginners

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Even if you are new to collecting coins, you most likely have already heard about and seen American...

The Coin Analyst: Coin Designer Chris Costello Documents History and Culture With Numismatic Art

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Chris Costello is a Boston-based artist, graphic designer, illustrator and typographer, and an award-winning coin designer who is...

The Coin Analyst: Peter van Alfen Appointed to Fill Numismatic Curator Position on CCAC

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed numismatic curator, scholar, and award-winning author and researcher Peter van Alfen...

First Read: 100 Greatest Modern World Coins… Review by Louis Golino

First Read, a continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature ... By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ..... If you are a...

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Recommends Bold Choice for New Silver Eagle Reverse, More Traditional...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Next January, an important new chapter will open in American numismatic history. Two of the most iconic modern American coins...

The Coin Analyst Talks to Chiara Principe, Italian Medallic Artist and Sculptor

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Italian artist Chiara Principe has been designing and sculpting coins and medals for over a decade and has extensive...

Knowledge and Diversification Keys to Successful Coin Investing

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Anyone who tells you that making a profit plays no role in their coin buying habits is most likely...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars Proposed as Ongoing Program

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On March 11, U.S. Representative Garland "Andy" Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 6192 – a bill which proposes the issuance...

The Coin Analyst: How Might $100 Silver Impact the Coin Market?

Silver Market by Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Rising bullion prices have often been a boon for the numismatic coin market. They enable precious metal...

The Coin Analyst: The Most Profitable Modern Coins of 2019

The Most Profitable Modern Coins by Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   In 2019 two major trends stood out in modern coins. The first trend was...

The Coin Analyst: Chief Engraver Joseph Menna and the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Future

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On February 4, 2019, U.S. Mint Director David J. Ryder appointed Joseph Menna – a New Jersey-raised artist and...

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Libertad Series Surprises Again

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   As Pat Stovall, a longtime dealer in Mexican coins and the stepson of the late "Dean of American Experts...

The Coin Analyst: Girl on the Silver Dollar and the Merging of Greco-Roman and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Girl on the Silver Dollar by Roger W. Burdette (Seneca Mill Press, 2019) * * * Ask most collectors of the...