The Coin Analyst: There’s More to Gold’s Future Than Quantitative Easing

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is no question that the policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, specifically its role in shaping monetary policy,...

The Coin Analyst: Gold, the Government Shutdown, and the Coming Crisis...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Gold spot prices have been very volatile lately. During the weeks preceding the current Federal government partial shutdown, prices...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Update for November

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... As the end of the year approaches, there are some interesting new coins from various world mints on a wide...

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, in their recent “Open Letter to Wayne Homren ,” drew attention to wildly inflated predictions of future prices of...

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...

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: 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...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Last year the U.S. Mint saw its numismatic revenue decline by a third as a result of declining sales of...

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: 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: Interview with Michele Coiron on Promoting Sales of...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Michele Coiron is director of sales for the fund-raising affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, known as...

The Coin Analyst: Don’t Let Frustrating Coin Buying Experiences Cloud Your...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Coin collectors tend to have strong views, especially about the mints and coin dealers with whom they do business....

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: Focusing on Modern Key Coins

by Louis Golino for Coin Week If you enjoy collecting modern U.S. Mint coins, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices available....

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...

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...

The Coin Analyst: CCAC Endorses U.S. Mint Proposal for 2015 Ultra...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .........   During a teleconference held on July 22 the 10 members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) unanimously endorsed...

The Coin Analyst: Mexican Silver and Gold Libertads – 2015 Overview...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   Mexico’s sovereign bullion coin made of gold or silver is known as the Libertad, which means "freedom" in Spanish. The...

The Coin Analyst: 2016 Panda Coins and the Switch to Metric...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   One of the most anticipated events of the modern world coin scene every year is the release in October of...

Laura Sperber Discusses Plans to Run for the ANA Board of...

by Louis Golino for Coin Week Laura Sperber has been a major force in numismatics and a full-time dealer since 1979.  She has a strong...

The Coin Analyst: Precious Metal Bulls May Need to Rethink Their...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As the end of the first year in two decades in which gold prices are down for the year...

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: 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: Interview with Steve Estes, an Oregon Dealer Retiring...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   Steves Estes is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has run a mail order business for over 50 years.  He specializes in...

The Coin Analyst: Time to Cool the Rhetoric on the Mint’s...

Commentary By Louis Golino for CoinWeek In a recent online comment Numismatic News editor David Harper suggested that it was time to “dial down the...

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then...

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: 2011-2012 Bullion Overview

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of my year-end  review and outlook for the coming year. The first part addressed...

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: U.S. Mint Releases Report on Alternative Metallic Composition...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   For the first time since 1965 the U.S. Mint has done major research into possible alternative metallic composition and changes...