The Coin Analyst: West Point Set Sales End at the Mint,...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   On June 6 the U.S. Mint ended sales of the special two-coin American Silver Eagle set marking the 75th anniversary of the West...

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… New coins from Vatican City, Ireland, and Canada are featured in this installment of the modern world coin news round-up. Vatican City’s Sede Vacante...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Coin News Round-Up

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Allocations lifted on White Mountain coins and 1/10th ounce American Gold Eagles On May 28 the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) announced to its network of...

The Coin Analyst: Eurozone Considers Eliminating One and Two Cent Euro...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The 17 members that share the euro, known as the Eurozone, are considering eliminating the two lowest denomination circulating euro coins, according to...

The Coin Analyst: West Point Silver Eagle Set Sales Break First-Day...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Sales of the West Point Silver Eagle sets began at noon on May 9. According to David Harper of Numismatic News , during the...

The Coin Analyst: Coins are Not Investments; They are Assets and...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker, in their recent “Open Letter to Wayne Homren ,” drew attention to wildly inflated predictions of future prices of...

The Coin Analyst: White Mountain Five-Ounce Silver Numismatic Coin Available May...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ....   After a three-month delay while the Mint determined mintage levels for the coins, the first 2013 five-ounce silver America the Beautiful coin for...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint to Release West Point Silver Eagle...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… This spring is shaping up as a busy period for the U.S. Mint and an exciting, albeit expensive one for collectors of modern...

The Coin Analyst: American Liberty Circulating Commemorative Proposal Aims to Revitalize...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   If there is one idea for improving American coin designs that appears to command a broad consensus among collectors of American coins, it...

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Gold Libertads a Great Choice for Buyers

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… As regular readers of this column probably know, I believe one of the best ways to acquire gold and silver is to buy...

The Coin Analyst: Bullion Coin Sales Go Parabolic, and U.S. Mint...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In the week since precious metal prices suffered their biggest decline since the 1980’s, buyers of silver and gold coins and bars have...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Surveys Customers about Possible Special Sets...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… John F. Kennedy remains one of the most admired and beloved presidents in American history as the 50th anniversary...

The Coin Analyst: Electronic Trading Smashes Gold and Other Precious Metals...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the course of the last two trading days, April 12 and 15, gold has suffered its worst decline...

The Coin Analyst: Baseball Commemorative Coins Expected to Draw Widespread Interest

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… The U.S. commemorative coin program has been in the doldrums to some extent for the past couple of years....

The Coin Analyst: Texas Wants Its Gold Back, but to...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… At first blush Texas might not seem to share much in common with Germany. But in addition to being the...

The Coin Analyst: Royal Canadian Mint Dazzles Collectors with New Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… I recently became a member of the Royal Canadian Mint  Masters Club, which confers some special benefits on those...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Creates New Finish for American Silver...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… In May or June the U.S. Mint (www.usmint.gov) will begin taking orders for a special two-coin West Point American...

The Coin Analyst: Could Cyprus Be the Catalyst for Upward...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Over the weekend we learned that the EU was giving the small country of Cyprus, with an economy smaller...

The Coin Analyst: Palladium Eagle’s Future Uncertain Following Release of Report...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On March 1, the U.S. Mint delivered to the Senate Banking Committee and House Committee on Financial Services a...

The Coin Analyst: What’s Going on with Precious Metals?

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… So far this year gold and silver have really been underperforming. Both have been stuck in a trading range...

The Coin Analyst: Latest Developments at the U.S. Mint

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Update on U.S. Mint Price Increases On March 5 the U.S. Mint’s Michael White, who serves in the Mint’s Office...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Premiums on Precious Metal Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Last year the U.S. Mint saw its numismatic revenue decline by a third as a result of declining sales of...

The Coin Analyst: A Conversation with Ola Borgejordet on the 2013...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… From February 1-3 the largest world coin show in the world, the World Money Fair, was held in Berlin, Germany....

The Coin Analyst: Mexico’s Silver Libertad Coins Offer Great Opportunity for...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… There is, quite simply, no better world bullion coin from a long-term value perspective than the Mexican Silver Libertad, in...

The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   With all the excitement surrounding the U.S. Mint recently, some modern coin enthusiasts may not be aware of important new...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Sells Out of 2013 Silver Eagles...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Collecting modern U.S. coins just got a lot more interesting. During the past week there have been a series of...

The Coin Analyst: U.S. Mint Raises Prices on Some 2013 Silver...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ......... On January 15 the U.S. Mint  published a notice in the Federal Register announcing new, higher prices for some 2013...

The Coin Analyst: 2012 U.S. Mint Coin Sell-Outs Help Support Modern...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Modern U.S. coin collectors often seem to have what could be called a Rodney Dangerfield problem. They can’t get any respect...

The Coin Analyst: What to Expect from the 2013 Coin Market

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… As I did last year , I am providing CoinWeek readers with what I see as the main broad...

The Coin Analyst: The Year in Precious Metals

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… In 2012 gold and silver prices were up for the year, but they failed to retrace the record levels...