Grading Coins

Jeff Garrett: The Art of Submitting Rare Coins for Grading

Here's an in-depth guide on how to submit your coins to NGC in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible   By Jeff Garrett for NGC...
Congressman Demands Answers From US Mint About Silver Eagle Program

Why You Can’t Buy Gold or Silver At Spot Price

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for Gainesville Coins ......   Wouldn’t it just be grand to buy gold or silver at spot price? Think about that pile of...
From Valuable to Worthless and Back Again: Pre-1950 Chinese Currency, Part VI

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

Collecting Rare Pre-1950 Chinese Currency by Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV |...
An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

An Overlooked Modern Rarity? Burnished Silver Eagles

By Bullion Shark ......   Since its beginnings in 1986, the American Silver Eagle has become one of the world’s most popular coins. Its stunning...
The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

The Two Types of Struck-Through Error Coins

By Jon Sullivan for PCGS ......   When a coin is struck, it should be produced from dies that are clean and free of any residues,...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 2: Nickels and...

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Welcome back to the Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker guide to building the ultimate 20th century...
Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

Blanchard: The Beauty and Appeal of Toned Coins

By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager, Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   In the many years that I've been in this market, one of my...
CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies - $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

CoinWeek Podcast #169: Collecting Strategies – $1 to $10,000 Per Coin

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
Jeff Garrett: At Coin Auctions, It Pays to Have an Expert by Your Side - NGC

Jeff Garrett: The Importance of Professional Collecting Advice

By Jeff Garrett for NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation) ......   Several years ago, while attending the Whitman Baltimore Convention, I had the pleasure of spending some...
Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Former PCGS President Brings Expertise to Videogames

Brett Charville educates new collectors on how rare coin and trading card certification now assists video game hobby   A recent former president of Professional Coin...
United States 2009 Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar

Top 5 Commemorative Presidential Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Former presidents have played a major role in our circulating coinage for over one hundred years, appearing on the obverses...
United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1987 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $48 – $52 Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 0% PCGS POP MS-69: 24,209 Population Growth Since 2014: 103.37%▲ (MS-69 Population in 2014: 11,904) NGC MS-69 $44 – $48▲ Annual Rate...
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th-Century Type Set, Part 1: Small Cents

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Today, we’d like to discuss building a truly remarkable 20th-century US Type set. Type sets enable you...
2022 American Gold Eagle 1oz Uncirculated Coin Available June 16

Jeff Garrett: Collecting American Gold Eagles

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The recently completed Stack’s Bowers sales featuring the first and last American Silver and Gold Eagles...
Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Coin Price Guides

Jeff Garrett: What To Do When There Are No Price Guides

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Establishing the value of a rare coin is one of the basic requirements for being a...
United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

United States 1986 American Silver Eagle Bullion Coin

PCGS MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate of Return Since 2014: 3.8% PCGS POP MS-69: 21,697 Population Growth Since 2014: 111.4%▲ (MS69 Population in 2014: 9,788) NGC MS-69 $70 – $75▲ Annual Rate...
The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and Registry

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many...
Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

Jeff Garrett: Tips for Collecting Twenty Cent Pieces

An important question for most collectors when tackling this series from the 1870s is: Which coins are beyond my reach?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Sleeping Giants and Emergent Coins

1822 half eagle $5 gold piece By Bruce Smith - Sr. Portfolio Director and Numismatic Writer, Blanchard and Company ......   The year was 1822. On its...
My 12 Favorite Gold Coins in the Bender Part I Heritage Auction

My 12 Favorite Gold Coins in the Bender Part I Heritage Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Tom Bender is a good client of mine as well as a friend, and it was with...
Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

Jeff Garrett: Billionaires and the Stratosphere of Numismatics

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Each year about this time (leading up to the ANA World’s Fair of Money), Heritage Auctions...
Collecting US Coins - Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

Collecting US Coins – Modern Rarities: 1982 & 1983 Souvenir Coin Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   The United States Mint has released hundreds of products for coin collectors over the last four decades. Yet four...
Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents, Offered at Heritage Auctions August 22-28

Tom Bender’s Collection, Featuring Elite Troves of Carson City Coins, Indian and Lincoln Cents,...

“Duke of Carson City Coins” among most important in all of U.S. numismatics   A passion can be sparked by any number of factors. In the...
Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

Top Pop DCAM 1951 Proof Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections

As part of their sale of the Red Copper Collection, GreatCollections is offering collectors the opportunity to bid on an outstanding top population 1951...
All-Time #1 Set of Seated Quarters on Display at ANA World’s Fair

All-Time #1 Set of Seated Quarters on Display at ANA World’s Fair

D.L. Hansen and David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) will be displaying the All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set of Circulation Strike Seated Liberty Quarters at...
$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

$2.50 Indian Gold Coins: Ripe for Cherry Picking

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 doublea eagle and $10 eagle gold coins were introduced in 1907 after years of discussion, design, model...

Collecting Morgan Dollars: An Overview

By Louis Golino, special to CoinWeek .....   As a collectible, Morgan silver dollars, minted between 1878 and 1921, have no real peer in American numismatics....

Tips for Coin Collectors – The Appreciation of Toned Coins

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My last article mentioned the high demand from collectors for beautifully toned coins. The prices realized...
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,...
Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Who’s Minding The Mint? Fewer Hobbyists Collect Mint Sets These Days – Here’s Why

Does anyone collect mint sets these days? Those who do are among a shrinking group of hobbyists By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for FUN Topics .....   The number...