Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up: So Much for Summer Doldrums

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek It used to be the case that summer was a slower period for coin collecting. Numismatists would take a break from...

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: Groundwork for Gold-Backed Reserve Currency is Being Laid

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......   Traditionally the notion of some new kind of gold standard is an idea that has appealed mainly to conservatives...

The Coin Analyst: San Francisco Silver Eagle Set Launch A Success

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. When the U.S. Mint first proposed issuing a special American silver eagle proof set marking the 75th anniversary of the...

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: Veteran Dealer Steve Estes Launches Coin Blog and...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek….. Steve Estes of Portland, Oregon has been a professional numismatist and coin dealer since 1963. He works with his wife...

2012 Australian One Ton Gold Kangaroo Named Largest, Most Valuable Coin...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that the largest coin in the world is the unique 2012...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Collecting Strategies: Low Mintage Sleepers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... Within the U.S. coin market, modern world coins are a growth field. American coins of all periods and types continue...

The Coin Analyst: Gold’s New Role in the Global Monetary System...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... Knowledge is power when it comes to any kind of investing.  There is probably no area where that is more...

The Coin Analyst: San Francisco Silver Eagle Sets Debut

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... When the U.S. Mint issues a special silver eagle set, it is an important numismatic event. On June 7 the...

Perth Mint Excludes U.S. Customers From Direct Dragon Proof Coin Sales

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... Coins from the Perth Mint in Western Australia are eagerly collected all over the world and are renowned for their...

The Coin Analyst: David Lawrence Rare Coins Eliminates Buyers’ Fees for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... John Feigenbaum is president of David Lawrence Rare Coins (www.davidlawrence.com), a retail and auction rare coin company founded in 1979....

The Coin Analyst: Is “Mint to Demand” the New Normal?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek..... Some U.S. Mint products have always been essentially made to demand, that is produced to whatever level buyers order, rather...

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...

Modern U.S. Coin News Round-Up: New Releases from the U.S. Mint

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 1.) First 2012 America the Beautiful Five-Ounce Coins Released The U.S. Mint has finally provided information on the 2012 America the Beautiful...

Top 50 Most Popular Modern Coins: A Conversation with John Maben

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek John Maben, owner of John Maben Rare Coins and Modern Coin Mart , and Eric Jordan, author of the book,...

Modern Coin News Round-Up: News from Major World Mints

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek UK Royal Mint Announces Changes to Britannia Coins On April 26 Nick Bowkett of the UK’s Royal Mint posted an...

The Coin Analyst: Gold and Greece: Latest Developments

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The issue of Greece’s possible exit from the euro and its impact on the European and world economies is weighing...

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: Modern World Coins Outperforming U.S. Issues This Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek 2012 has been a remarkable year for modern coin collectors in terms of the quality and range of products offered...

The Coin Analyst: The Euro Crisis, Currency Wars, and the Outlook...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Many analysts regularly predict the break-up of the euro zone and even of the European Union, but in reality neither...

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...

Coin Analyst Special Report: Numismatic Community Divided Over New E-Bay Coin...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There is a consensus among coin collectors and numismatists that it is important that e-Bay have policies designed to protect...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Plans for 75th Anniversary San Francisco...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek The U.S. Mint has announced that it will honor the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco branch of the U.S....

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,...

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...

Modern Coin News Round-Up: Recent World Coin Releases

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the first article in a new column that will provide brief news and analysis of significant developments in modern...

The Coin Analyst: Collectors and the Market Need Better Resources on...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek There has been some interesting discussion on this web site recently about the need for more accurate pricing information...

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: 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...