The Coin Analyst: 2014 Modern U.S. Coin Year in Review

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... It’s been a noteworthy year for modern U.S. coins with some of the best releases and most compelling designs in...

The Coin Analyst: Titanic Centennial Coins Popular with Collectors

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest maritime disasters, the sinking off the coast of Canada...

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Hall of Fame Signature Labels

Third party grading services offer real and replica signature inserts for 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. Do they add lasting value? By Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... One...

CoinWeek Interview with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) CEO Anna...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   Summary of the creation of the 2012 Girl Scouts commemorative coin program: Oct. 15, 2009 House bill H.R. 621 passed,...

The Coin Analyst: What Should Gold Investors Do Now?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Ever since last Wednesday, June 19, when gold began its second major drop of the year, market pundits and analysts...

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bull Run Likely to Continue

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   On August 22, the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its last meeting. The minutes revealed that a majority of...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Commemorative Coins Expected to Draw Widespread Interest

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The U.S. commemorative coin program has been in the doldrums to some extent for the past couple of years....

The Coin Analyst: Extremely Rare 1870-S $3 Gold Coin To Be...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Update: It appears that this item has been removed from the auction The 1870-S $3.00 gold coin is one of...

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: Alice Paul Coin Ill Suited for First Spouse...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Congress frequently enacts legislation on coins that is misguided. One of the best recent examples is the...

The Coin Analyst: Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coins and San Francisco Eagle Set...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Trillion-Dollar coins? A provocative idea is currently being discussed in the mainstream press that you may not be familiar with....

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...

Legend Numismatics Market Report: The Pre 2013 ANA Coin Show

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics ........ The ANA Coin Show it self has not even started and we are ready to go home! Yeah...

The Coin Analyst: Herbert Hoover Presidential Dollar Celebrates 31st President

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... At 11:00 today, the new Herbert Hoover presidential dollar coin will be released at a ceremony to be held at the Hoover Presidential...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Modern Coins in 2014

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As we approach the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, what changes and developments can collectors of...

The Coin Analyst: The 2013 Season of U.S. Mint Product Sell-Outs...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As was the case about this time last year, many U.S. Mint coins issued in the past year are...

First Read: American Gold and Platinum Eagles: A Guide to the...

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   American Gold and Platinum...

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...

The Coin Analyst: PCGS First Strike Proof-70 San Francisco Sets Are...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… By the end of October the U.S. Mint plans to complete the process of fulfilling orders for the 2012...

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...

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...

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: Are Low Mintage Collector Coins the New Normal...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… In the last couple of years, particularly this year and in 2011, an interesting trend has emerged in modern...

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com .....   Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and...

The Coin Analyst: The Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Launch...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……….. The success or failure of any commemorative coin program is a function of three main factors: the appeal of the design the extent to...

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Libertad Coin Mintages Revealed; Ghana Lunar Skulls...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek... Libertad gold and silver coins from the oldest mint in North America, the Casa de Moneda in Mexico, have always...

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: U.S. Mint Ends One-Week Suspension of Silver Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… On October 3 the U.S. Mint suspended sales of some numismatic silver coins because of the recent rise in...

The Coin Analyst: Inaugural Column

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first article in a new regular column for Coin Week that will discuss issues and trends in...