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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Learning How to Grade – Part 1

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. Originally Appeared in Canadian Coin News My biggest pet peeve about our wonderful hobby of coin collecting is the over-grading of coins. 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...

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...

For Coin Collectors and Investors, a Competent Appraisal is a Necessity

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   Foolish is the individual who travels the highway of life without a Last Will and Testament. Just as imprudent is the...

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...

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...

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...

Fundamentals of Coin Investing

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. ......   My friends, it is best to rid yourself of the false notion that merely acquiring any coins in any grade...

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...

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...

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...

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 Collecting Tips – How to Store Your Coins

Coin Collecting Tips by Peter Mosiondz, Jr. .....   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In...

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...

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...