Modern Coin Issues and the Secondary Market

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   I happened to take a look at the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site the other day to see what products were...

Why You Should Keep an Inventory

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   Do you know exactly what you have in your coin collection at this very moment? If your collection were stolen today would...

How to Keep Coins Safe

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek....   Would you like to keep your coin collection safe and save money at the same time? Sure. Who wouldn’t? I...

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   Grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances the difference between two grades...

Coin Collecting – A Hobby for All

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   Coin collecting is one of the oldest and certainly one of the most popular hobbies in existence. Some...

Learning How to Grade – Part 3

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News In our previous installment of “Learning How to Grade” we spoke about circulated coins and the basics...

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...

Is It Ever OK to Clean Coins?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek .....   Some types of coin cleaning might very well improve a coin’s appearance, while most other methods may actually...

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr..... In Part 1 of this feature we spoke about public auctions. Now let’s turn our attention to mail bid sales and...

Methods of Acquiring Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. on Collecting Strategies .... The wonderful thing about coin collecting is that you do not have to be wealthy to enjoy...

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ...... Anyone approaching middle age, and those of us who have already arrived there, will no doubt remember the...

Coin Auctions Are Great Venues – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   In our previous installments of Collecting 101 we discussed many ways of obtaining those needed coins. Now we...

The Psychology of Coin Collecting

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   What does psychology have to do with coin collecting? Collectors have one distinct advantage over non-collectors. The hobby of coin collecting--and it...

Fundamentals of Coin Collecting and Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   Fundamentals of Coin Collecting In my opinion coin and stamp collecting are the greatest hobbies ever conceived. Those of us involved in...

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just...

Coin Clubs for the Fun of It – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek …… In our previous installment we pointed out the advantages of joining or forming a coin club. We talked...

Coin Shows for the Fun of It – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   In our first installment about attending coin shows, we spoke about making an outline of the people and events we want...

Methods of Acquiring Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   The wonderful thing about coin collecting is that you don't have to be wealthy to enjoy the many pleasures our hobby...

Learning How to Grade – Part 2

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Link to Part 1 The grade of a coin is the single most important ingredient to its value. Before proceeding with this installment, I’ll...

Coin Market Opinions – What Makes a Coin Valuable?

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. .....   One of the most frequently asked questions about the coin market that appear in my mailbox is “What makes a...

Dealing with a Coin Dealer

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek....   The relationship between a coin collector and his or her favourite dealer will go a long way in determining...