Primary Differences Between Investing in Bullion Coins and Collector Coins

Bullion Coins and Collector Coins By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Before going over Bullion Coins and Collector Coins, let’s begin by looking at...

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Vatican Coins Can Be Rewarding in Many...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   Located within the city of Rome in Italy, Vatican City, or the Vatican, is the smallest independent country in...

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

The Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge, England By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek .... Ancient Coin Series   AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter...

The Nickel-Hoarding Billionaire

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .........   Imagine being very wealthy - possibly a billionaire according to some accounts. If a person had that kind of...

A Coin Analyst Exclusive: An Insider’s Perspective on the Morgan &...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On July 16, 2019, United States Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO5) and Andy Barr (R-KY6) introduced H.R. 3757, the 2021...

Struck Counterfeit Coin of the Week: 1927-S Standing Liberty Quarter +...

By Jack D. Young, Early American Coppers (EAC) ......   A continuation of the series on the latest deceptive struck counterfeits, this is the second research...

US Coins – The Short-Lived Franklin Half Dollar

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek .....   With a lifespan of just 15 years (1948-63) and no high-priced key dates even in Mint State grades, the Franklin half dollar is...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to...

Collecting Classic US Coins – The Silver Dollars of Our Founding...

You might be surprised at how affordable some of the earliest US silver dollars are By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Silver Dollars...

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...

Small Change: The Tiniest Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   “Parva Ne Pereant” IN 2014, THE BRITISH Royal Mint issued a gold proof 50p coin only eight mm...

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West...

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last week, PCGS announced that it was changing its grading nomenclature for W-Mint American Silver Eagles from...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Altered Date 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Genuine 1856 Flying Eagle Cent The Flying Eagle Cent By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   The 1856 Flying Eagle cent is an important and...

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in...

History Hidden in Plain Sight: Freemasons on United States Coins

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   According to some, the secretive fraternity of the Freemasons is elitist and anti-democratic. Still others have...

Jeff Garrett: Proof Coins and Other Missed Opportunities

A common numismatic regret: 'If I knew then what I know now' By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Having been in the rare...

The Star and Crescent on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   OUR MOON IS SOLID, NOT transparent. So it is impossible for a star to appear between the...

David W. Lange on the Enduring Appeal of the Lincoln Cent

By David W. Lange for Whitman Publishing ......   Like most numismatists of my generation, I discovered the hobby of collecting coins through the Lincoln cent...

Silver Coins – Low Budget Silver Coin Investing and Collecting

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   At current spot prices in the $15/ounce range, silver isn't the screaming bargain it was over a decade ago...

Collecting Early American Coins for Profit

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com ......   While dealing in coins for more than 40 years, I’ve observed that the most experienced and sophisticated collectors and...

Coin Submission Success Strategies

Coin Submission Success Strategies By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker .....   If you’re anything like me, then you occasionally put in a coin submission to...

How to Store Your Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In our previous installment we...

Why the Booker T. Washington and Carver Washington Commemorative Half Dollars...

Commemorative Coins by Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... I’ve written about commemorative coins before. I wrote about what they are, and why we collect...

Coin Collecting Strategies – In the Hobby, Change is Constant

Coin collecting with Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Coin Collecting Strategies and tastes in coins have evolved over the years. Coin collecting habits in the United...

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series – Horses on Ancient Coins

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL (except perhaps the dog), the horse is beloved for its strength, intelligence,...

Coinage of the First Caliphate

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz... BY THE BEGINNING of the seventh century, the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean had been ravaged by plague,...

Coins of The Anglo-Saxons

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz....   Britain after the Romans IN THE YEAR 410 C.E., the Western Roman Emperor Honorius replied to the city magistrates...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Fake $5 Indian Half Eagle with “Stock...

Counterfeit 1915-S $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle / stock reverse By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   NGC receives countless fakes struck from stock dies. Many...

Ancient Coins – Charon’s Obol Coins for the Dead

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz ....   My advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes -- The Beatles, “Taxman”, Revolver (1966) IN THE...

Demand for CAC Coins Continues to Grow – Supporting Values

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   If you collect CAC coins, you’re in good company and your ranks...