The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… New coins from Vatican City, Ireland, and Canada are featured in this installment of the modern world coin news round-up. Vatican City’s Sede Vacante...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update for October

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek... U.S. Mint News in October: A busy month... Silver Eagle rationing? Last week the U.S. Mint sold 2.742 million American silver...

The Coin Analyst: China’s Gold Policy and Alleged U.S. Government Suppression...

by Louis Golino for Coin Week On September 3 the financial web site, ZeroHedge , ran an important story on a U.S. government memo recently...

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...

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those...

The Coin Analyst: Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At first blush Texas might not seem to share much in common with Germany. But in addition to being the...

The Coin Analyst: Jackie Kennedy Gold Coin Mintage Announced and Spouse...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... Jacqueline Kennedy Coin Mintage On October 16 the U.S. Mint issued a news release to numismatic editors and writers regarding the...

The Coin Analyst: How the U.S. and World Mints Are Dealing...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Spot prices on the futures markets for precious metals have always been volatile, especially for silver. But since last year’s roller...

The Coin Analyst: Finding the Best Silver Values in Today’s Heated...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Gold and silver have experienced a dramatic bull run this year that probably has more room to go, which is...

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...

Modern Coin News Round-Up: U.S. Coins

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 1.) Julia Grant Coin Now Lowest Mintage Proof First Spouse The proof version of the Julia Grant First Spouse $10 gold coin...

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As regular readers of this column probably know, I believe one of the best ways to acquire gold and silver is to buy...

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Those who do the best with their coins financially are not necessarily the most well off, but rather tend...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint News Update

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… First Spouse coin news Initial sales for the first 2012 First Spouse gold $10 coin have been strong. During the...

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: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland...

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On Tuesday, April 24 a spokesman for the South African Reserve Bank, Hlengani Mathebula, e-mailed a statement to the Associated...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Surveys Customers about Possible Special Sets...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… John F. Kennedy remains one of the most admired and beloved presidents in American history as the 50th anniversary...

The Coin Analyst: America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Silver Coin Sales in...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …….. Sales of U.S. mint collector and bullion coin products have generally been trending lower since last year, especially for the...

2012 Colorized Australian Dragons To Be Issued as Proof Coins for...

By Louis Golino for Coin Week .....   On Monday, October 3, I spoke with a representative of Talisman Coins, which is the authorized U.S. distributor...

The Coin Analyst: Eliza Johnson, not Julia Tyler, is the Current...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Identifying which coins are the lowest mintage pieces in a particular series has always been at the very heart of...

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: 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,...

The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… So far this year gold and silver have really been underperforming. Both have been stuck in a trading range...

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: What Ever Happened to the New Golden Age...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... If coins are, as Michael Bugeja has argued "art you can hold and experience history in the process," then the...

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: 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: 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: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek For the first time since the early 1980's gold and a possible return to the gold standard have emerged as...