Getting Started Collecting U.S. Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   People have asked me, “What should I collect,” or, separately, “What are the best coins to buy now.”...

Jeff Garrett: Myths About Coin Collecting

Useful facts and helpful tips for new coin collectors By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   One complaint that I sometimes receive about my...

Jeff Garrett: Golden Opportunities to Grow the Coin Collecting Hobby

Programs such as the Great American Coin Hunt are helping promote numismatics   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   In the past, National Coin...

Jeff Garrett: Who Are the Best Sources of Rare Coins and...

Dealers' operations have gotten bigger and are moving online, but personal connections remain important   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Other than plucking...

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...

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

By Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ......   We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold...

When Dealing With Eisenhower Dollars, Grade Is Everything

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   ‘For better or worse, Whitman’s A Guidebook of United States Coins is still the gold standard in printed price...

Will High Demand for American Silver Eagles Lead to Rare Coin...

By Michael Fuljenz - President, Universal Coin & Bullion ......   I have noticed that the most widely-advertised coin by dealers across the country is the...

A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

By Joe Jaroch -  Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ..........   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a daunting task: the...

Classic Proof Sets vs. Mint Sets: What’s The Better Investment?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Proof sets and uncirculated mint sets from the 1950s and early ‘60s are perennially popular among coin collectors who...

How NOT to Assemble a Great Coin Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   While looking through thousands and thousands of coins at a recent major coin show sale, I...

Five Mistakes I’ve Made (and Learned from) as a Collector

Have you ever had a less-than-brilliant coin collecting moment that you aren’t very proud of? Well take heart, fellow traveler - we’ve all "been...

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...

Bullion Direct: Another Bullion Biz Bankrupt – Vault Virtually Empty

By Joshua Gibbons - About.Ag - for CoinWeek ....   As Much as $25M of Stored Metal 'Not Actually Purchased' As a bullion investor and webmaster of...

Why Museums Hate Ancient Coins

The Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge, England By Mike Markowitz for Coinweek .... Ancient Coin Series   AS COLLECTORS OF ANCIENT COINS, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions we encounter...

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have...

In God We Trust: A Brief History

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ....   We pay attention to the news, so it follows that we pay attention to politics. After...

Coin Collecting Eighth Annual Market Review: Part 2

Coin industry leaders share their recommendations for collectors on any budget By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Wow! Another year come and gone....

Classic US Gold Coins – The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to...

The Five Aspects That Make Coin Collections Great, or How to...

Building Great Coin Collections By John Kraljevich - jkamericana.com A CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Among the perks of being an auction cataloguer is the ability to...

Demand for CAC Coins Continues to Grow – Supporting Values

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   If you collect CAC coins, you’re in good company and your ranks...

Silver Coins – Why Every American Should Own Silver

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek ......   Every American should own at least a little silver. No weaseling around, no exceptions. What kind of radical declaration is...

How to Store Your Coins

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.   Now that you own some nifty coins, how will you keep them safe and store them? In our previous installment we...

Blatant Suppression Of Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller - Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com One tactic used by the US government, its trading partners, and...

US Coins: Collecting is a Marathon

Be willing to learn, set your pace and stay focused on the goal   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report .....   As I sit down to my computer...

The Coin Analyst: 2015 Sellouts of U.S. Mint Coins and Whether...

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek....   2015, like 2012 before it, was a year in which numerous U.S. Mint products sold out of their maximum mintages...

Central States US Coin Auction Claims Over $19 Million

Are six-figure coins a bargain?   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report .....   May already! I don’t know about you, but in New Hampshire I am still waiting...

The Future of Our Hobby

The following is a white paper that was submitted to the American Numismatic Association in conjunction with the ANA's 2019 Future of Numismatics Forum. By...

Major Gold And Silver Price Suppression Now A Weekly Occurrence. ...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Over the past four weeks, the prices of gold and silver have experienced a major...

Buyer Beware: Variable Spot Price Premiums for American Silver Eagles

By Ron Drzewucki -  www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   The American Silver Eagle, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and contains one troy ounce of silver,...