A Half Century of Coin Market Trends

By Mark Ferguson – www.MFrarecoins.com                 I was recently involved in a discussion with a collector about historic coin market trends.  He was fascinated with...

US Dollar Called Ponzi Scheme by Russian Politician

By Patrick A. Heller ..... Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com .....   A member of Russia’s national legislature, Mikhail Degtyarev, has introduced a bill in that...

Rare Coin Road Warrior-What Got You Hooked? Part One

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior – Bozarth Numismatics Inc…………. Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Often times I reminisce about how much fun I have...

Finding Ruth: Thoughts on a Family Coin Collection

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   The drive there was like any other. It was raining, and the kids had been screaming their...

How Will Friday’s Jobs Report Affect Gold & Silver Prices?

By Tony Davis Investors are anxiously waiting on the edge of their seats to determine what the Federal Reserve’s plans are with respect to their $85 billion...

Why Numismatic Coins Belong in a Coin Collection

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. As a coin dealer that derives a good bit of our business from bullion...

Do Bullion Prices Matter Anymore?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report ….. For decades, bullion prices have had a profound impact on the prices of rare...

The Coin Analyst: Should the U.S. Mint Sell Precious Metal Coins...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… For years collectors and buyers of modern precious metal coins issued by the U.S. Mint have been puzzled and a bit annoyed by...

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized...

Why Lower Gold is Good for Coins and Numismatic Rarities

by Adam Crum - Monaco Rare Coins ........ This past couple weeks  has caused gold bugs a great deal of concern. It's the worst drop in...

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: 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...

Rare Coin Road Warrior: Ahead of the Curve

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Every so often you hear a story you just have to pass on to others. Because the gentleman who told me this...

Baltimore On Deck – Stack’s Bowers Sales Feature Strong Line Up

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   High Grade Saints & World Gold Targeted. Lower Gold Spot Has Rejuvenated Collectors - Rare Black NGC...

Is Germany Ready To Repatriate Its Gold Reserves? What Gold...

By Patrick A. Heller.... Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com   On January 14, the German publication Handelsblatt reported that Germany has become serious about repatriating significant...

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Some thoughts on Mentors

Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast: 2012 has come and gone and we start 2013 with a ‘clean slate’ and hope for a prosperous New Year.  One...

Happy Holidays, and How I got my start in this...

By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ....... Numismatists are a hardy lot. Once we have found a series or type of coin that...

How I Blew My Free Appraisal

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the oddest things about being a coin dealer are the almost daily phone calls I...

Numismatic Housekeeping: Winter Edition

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek....   The end of the Mayan Long Count is upon us. So you know what that means... Time...

The Coin Analyst: Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coins and San Francisco Eagle Set...

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Trillion-Dollar coins? A provocative idea is currently being discussed in the mainstream press that you may not be familiar with....

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Stirring the Pot

Dear Fellow Numismatists, I really love playing with coins.  I love the search for dates, varieties, undervalued series and issues, great color coins, and all...

How Do We Grow The ‘Numismatic’ Hobby?

By Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ....... The story of numismatics is compelling and we all need to do a better job spreading the...

Are Coin Shows on the Decline?

by Jeff Garrett  with Permission from NGC ......... Despite all of these headwinds, most coin shows are generally in good health. As a member of the...

Rare Coin Road Warrior-Grading Grading And….News from the Dallas ANA National...

Late October 2012   Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, Grading is everything in rare coins.  One of the old sayings in our business is that a coin’s grade...

Five Hilariously Bad YouTube Coin Videos

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   YouTube, that veritable cornucopia of pirated television shows, videos for every album track ever, and annoying oranges,...

Political Campaign Lies And Manipulation Of Gold And Silver Prices

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com According to the US Census Bureau as of 9 AM Eastern on October 2, 2012, the...

Numismatic Housekeeping

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   From time to time, we find ourselves revisiting articles we’ve published to add in that one...

What If Only 3% of Adults Wanted To Purchase Physical Gold...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com The general public probably attributes the recent strength in gold and silver prices to a huge...

The More Gold And Silver Prices Are Suppressed, The Higher They...

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com As I explained in my last column, the German Constitutional Court on Wednesday concurred with the...

Wednesday Will Be Key Day For Precious Metals Markets

By Patrick A. Heller Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Gold and silver prices have been strong since the end of July, with gold up more...