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: 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: 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: 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...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan &...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021...

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in...

The Coin Analyst: Silver’s Important Role in American History, Politics and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   If you're reading this article, then you likely have more than a passing interest in silver. But while you may...

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...

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in...

The Coin Analyst: China Strives to Make Silver Pandas as Popular...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Each year modern world coin collectors eagerly await the release of the latest Panda coins from China, which are made...

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

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

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: 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: Kennedy Half Dollar 50th Anniversary Silver Set Mintage...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek... For collectors of modern U.S. coins this has been an exciting year that has been dominated by the release of...

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: 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: 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets Sell Out in...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The widely and eagerly-anticipated 25th Anniversary American Silver Eagle sets sold out on October 27 in 4 ½ hours,...

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: 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...

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

Niobium Coin Article Originally By Louis Golino and Updated May 2019 by CoinWeek .....   The Austrian Mint is one of the world’s oldest mints with historical roots that...

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: Ten Reasons Why Gold is Not Yet a...

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Many people say gold is a bubble about to burst, but is that really the case? One of the...

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: Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Prices Move...

The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program continues to perform well in the secondary market. Will this trend continue? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern commemorative...

The Coin Analyst: Girl on the Silver Dollar and the Merging...

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

The Coin Analyst – Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz -- one of the most prolific living American medallic artists - has...

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

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: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in...