A Guide to Ancient Coin Collecting

Ancient Coin Collecting by Joe Jaroch - Posted with Permission from AU Capital Management ......   Amassing a collection of ancient coins can seem like a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeff Garrett: What to Do with Inherited Coins

Online resources can help you find someone you can trust   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When the public brings in coins for appraisal,...

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...

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,...

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...

When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a...

Proof Gold Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been...

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...

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...

Jeff Garrett: The Long and Short of Coin Collecting in Times...

Exercise patience and think long-term to avoid losses — and even make gains   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   There is no denying...

CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to...

Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins....

Coin Collecting: Beyond Plastic – It’s What’s Inside (the Holder)...

CAC Inside the Holder by Bruce Smith for Blanchard and Company ......   There was a time when collectors in the market simply bought a coin...

Coin Grading – AU or BU: Understanding the Difference

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   Grading practices are based on common sense aided by experience. In many instances the difference between two grades...

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...

Things to Remember About Rare Coin Auctions

Coin Auctions by Jeff Garrett from the NGC Weekly Market Report ......   Jeff Garrett shares his knowledge and expertise regarding bidding at rare coin auctions...

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

Dahlonega gold coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   One of the real pleasures of collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of...

Cleaned Copper Coins May Be Challenging to Detect

Posted by David W. Lange, NGC Research Director This month Dave discusses the difficulty of detecting cleaned copper and bronze coins My recent column on the...

How To Succesfully Negotiate a Coin Trade With Your Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   You see a $25,000 coin in a dealer’s inventory and you really want it. The problem is...

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about buying a coin....

English Gold Noble Coins of Kings Richard II, Henry IV and...

GREAT BRITAIN. Henry IV, 1399-1413. Noble A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #346 This discussion is about the...

Jeff Garrett: The Rising Gold Tide

As gold's price shows strength, will it spark a wider interest in coins?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Then I began my career in...

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades...

By Thomas Bush - Thomas Bush Numismatics ......   Dull. Boring. Uninspired. Blatant plagiarism of the work of Eugène-André Oudiné. Or even “the throat is that of a gladiator”! The Charles...

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies and Key Date Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   When I was a kid just beginning to get serious about coins, an older local dealer made a comment...

Jeff Garrett: The Power of Population Reports

Upgrade your knowledge by studying a wealth of coin data available online for free   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Decades ago, collectors...

Coin Collecting – Top 10 Most Important Coin Grading Tips

By Scott Travers – USGoldExpert.com ........ With the advent of independent third-party certification, many coin buyers and sellers thought all their grading worries were over. No...

Choosing a Key Date Clad Roosevelt Dime

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com ....   We are 47 years into the clad era and the dust is yet to settle. Even though...

What Does It Mean When a Coin Is “Rare”?

By Ron Drzewucki - Modern Coin Wholesale .....   Whether you’re an old pro or just starting out, if you collect coins then you’ve thought about...