Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

Fun with Obsolete US Coin Denominations

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Having fun with our hobby isn’t hard if you’re open-minded. We have the freedom to collect what we want...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Selling Coins at Auction

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   During last month’s ANA sales, Heritage and Stack’s Bowers auctioned about $100 million worth of numismatic...
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins - Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek .....   In an article that I read discussing the results of a past Heritage World Coin Auction it...
Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting - Consider the Coins Left Behind

Jeff Garrett: Budget Collecting – Consider the Coins Left Behind

What didn’t sell at the World’s Fair of Money offers hints on where to look for bargains right now   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
The Rarest American Silver Eagles

The Rarest American Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The American Silver Eagle series, which turned 35 this year, is the most widely collected and popular modern U.S. coin...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a...
Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a "Safe Purchase"

Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a “Safe Purchase”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 13 “late date” With Motto New Orleans Liberty Head eagles struck from 1888 to 1906 are...
Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

Searching for a “Sleeper”: Collecting Classic US Coins

By Mark Ferguson for PCGS ......   Undervalued coins are often referred to as “sleepers”. People who search for sleepers in numismatics are looking for coins or...

The Coin Analyst – What’s the Best Way to Invest in Silver?

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   I often hear newer coin collectors and silver investors ask what is the best way to buy silver. There are...
How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

How to Sell Your Coins and Work With Coin Dealers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   There is little doubt that, along with the U.S. Mint, coin dealers are probably the most frequently criticized players...
Coin Maze

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that...

Morgan Dollars for Beginners: Proof vs. Prooflike

By CoinWeek ....   There are many aspects of coin collecting that can seem daunting to the uninitiated, but as often as not this is one...
What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

What You Should Know About Original Bank-Wrapped (OBW) Coin Rolls

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   For well over a century, when coins were produced at one of the U.S. Mint facilities, they...
Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

Rings Versus Clicks: Why You Should Listen To Your Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   One of the biggest volume purchases in most coin shops is that of pre-1965 90% silver U.S. coinage. Depending...
Jeff Garrett: Big Business for Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Big Business for Numismatics

The rare coin and bullion markets exceed previous years with astronomical numbers   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   There is no doubt that...

Jeff Garrett: When US Coins Were Minted in Georgia

The Dahlonega Mint struck numerous gold coins that can add a unique twist to your collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Contrary...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...
Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

Jeff Garrett: A Guide to Collecting Morgan Silver Dollars

The popular and abundant silver dollar makes a great addition to any collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the...

Reading Auction Catalogue Listings – An Essential Skill for Collectors

By Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   As a collector advances in the hobby, they might find themself nose deep in one of...
Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated - Tyler Rossi

Four Reasons the Ancient Coin Market is Complicated

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   One of the most common questions I receive as a numismatist and a numismatic writer is: How much did...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part III

From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part III

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Links to Part I | Part II Many factors converge to create the...
Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

This rundown of the different types of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles could be the start of an amazing coin collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...

Coin Question – How to Successfully Interact With a Coin Dealer

How to Ask a Coin Question by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner A day rarely passes without a non-collector calling me or emailing...

Jeff Garrett: Coin Eye Appeal Dominates the Market

In the eyes of the collector, coins with eye appeal and quality are today's trend   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The rare...

How Best to Sell Your Rare Coins

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Selling your rare coin collection, investment or inheritance can be either pleasant and profitable or a frustrating,...

NGC Registry to Recognize CAC Certified Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is pleased to announce that the NGC Registry will recognize and score coins evaluated by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), starting...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Cherry Picking

Nearly every series offers something for the cherry picking specialist   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   There are few things in coin collecting...
Jeff Garrett: Collecting 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars

Jeff Garrett: Collecting 1921 Morgan and Peace Dollars

There’s more to these historic coins than you might think   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   This year marks the 100th anniversary of...

Tyler Rossi: Ten Coins I’d Love to Own

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   As an avid numismatist, I tend to be attracted to coins that tell a story. While I of course...