The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki on Grading Coins - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met...
Proof US Gold Coins

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that...

A 37-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved...

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Coin Toning and Eye Appeal By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin....

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst...

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

  Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by...

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow, Warloard Zhou Xicheng and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries...

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime From AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of...

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about buying a coin....

Who Owns YOUR Information?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Two weeks ago I wrote about where to find a good value, and a big part of...

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious...

From MS to SP: What You Need to Know About West Point Silver Eagles

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

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins – Franklin Half Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ......   In this installment of Grading Coins, I’m going to talk about the popular Franklin half dollar series. The...

The 2016 American Silver Eagle: A Modest Proposal

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin program, and I’m sure the...

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale....   The Royal Canadian Mint puts out some of the purest gold and silver bullion coins on the global...

Collectible Coins of the Royal Canadian Mint: 1990-2015

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   After my previous history of the Royal Canadian Mint, I wanted to run through an impromptu (yet...

Spitting Eagles, Alligator Eyes and Donkey Tails: Three Morgan Dollar Varieties

Morgan Dollar Varieties By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Outside of a “Bugs Bunny” Franklin half dollar, it’s hard to beat some of...

Carson City Morgan Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Five branch mints were involved in the production of Morgan silver dollars: Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco,...

Hot Lips and Scar Face: Two Dramatic 1888-O Morgan Dollar Varieties

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   In my previous sortie into VAM territory, I mentioned the 1888-O “Hot Lips” variety of Morgan dollar....

PAMP Suisse and Good Delivery: Profiles in Bullion

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Not every nation has its own mint. Many do, but it’s a surprising minority of the world’s...
Profiles in Bullion: ScotiaMocatta

Profiles in Bullion: ScotiaMocatta

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Last time I profiled a bullion manufacturer, I talked about the Switzerland-based company PAMP Suisse. The surprising...

The Art of Grading Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   As a professional coin grader for most of my career, I can tell you that for as...

The Art of Collecting Peace Dollars

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   When dealers and collectors compare different types and series, we usually have to make allowances for the...

MS-63 or MS-65 Morgan Dollars – Which Grade is Right for You?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   You know, one of the great things about this hobby is that there’s something in it for...

The U.S. $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   There’s been quite a surge of interest in the pre-Saint-Gaudens Liberty Head type of eagles and double...

Are “Raw” Coins a Raw Deal?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ..... -- The change in your pocket going "ching-a-ling-a-ling" -- The roll of “unsearched” Ike dollars you bought on...

A Brief History of the Royal Mint

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   If you’ve been keeping score at home, I’ve been going further and further back in time to...

Is the Krugerrand Still the Most Famous Bullion Coin of All?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale ....   Over on my blog, I've been writing about bullion. I've been trying to provide customers with a...
Pre-decimal British coinage, Royal Mint UK

A Brief History of the Royal Mint: Pre-Decimal Coinage

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Click here for Part 1 Last time I gave a brief history of The Royal Mint in London,...