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: 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...

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: 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: 2014 Native American Coin and Currency Set Becomes...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek...   Important Update:  The U.S. Mint has resumed accepting orders for the 2014 Native American coin and currency set. They are listed...

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: 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: 2014 Kennedy Silver Set Sales by US...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek… The launch of the 2014 four-coin Kennedy half dollar 50th anniversary set on October 28 went much more smoothly than...

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: 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 – World Coins Edition: Libertad Proof Sets and...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 7-piece Libertad proof sets released Last month, I discussed the extensive delays at the Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda) with respect to production of...

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: Gold and Silver Prices Could Reverse Soon

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek It’s been quite a while since I devoted a column to the precious metals scene.  I feel now is an...

First Read: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, Third Edition

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature… Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... 100 Greatest U.S. Modern...

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

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   No JFK silver sets in Baltimore In the aftermath of the chaotic events surrounding the release of the JFK gold half...

First Read: Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin

First Read, a CoinWeek continuing series of essays about classic and contemporary works of numismatic literature Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more...

The Coin Analyst: Are Coin Show Releases Good for Numismatics?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ............   As the dust settles on the largest and most important coin show of the year, the American Numismatic Association's...

The Coin Analyst: A Second Look at the Prospects for the...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said: “"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in...

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...

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 Essay by Louis Golino for CoinWeek... American Gold and Platinum...

The Coin Analyst: Minting to Demand of JFK Gold Coins Raises...

Once again the U.S. Mint, for reasons I fail to understand, made a major announcement via Facebook.  And this was not even a major...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the...

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: Gold Kennedy Half Dollar to be Sold at...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek At the ANA World’s Fair of Money held last August in Rosement, Illinois the U.S. Mint sold the 2013-W Buffalo...

The Coin Analyst: The Growing Popularity of Cup-Shaped Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.... What is it about curved, or cup-shaped coins, that appeals so much to collectors? Various world mints have increasingly explored...

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...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Update

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek   The U.S. Mint Comments on the Matter of Baseball Hall of Fame Coin Shipping Delays   LG- “As best I can tell orders placed...

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...