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...

Top Ten U.S. Gold Trophy Coins and their Pitches

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I define a “Trophy Coin” as one which suitably combines rarity, appearance, and a great story in one...

How to Keep Coins Safe

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek....   Would you like to keep your coin collection safe and save money at the same time? Sure. Who wouldn’t? I...

Long-held Coin Collections Can Teach Lessons in Originality

By Steve Roach – http://www.steveroachonline.com Collectors and dealers alike enjoy buying coins that have been in long-held family collections as they are “fresh” to the...

Collecting Banknotes

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr. for CoinWeek ....   The tree of numismatics has many branches. One of the most interesting is the field of paper money. Just...

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded by the Services?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… After 25+ years of encapsulating coins and 50+ million submissions, it is clear that PCGS and NGC...

Tips for Collectors: Using Auction Records

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Auction records have become an invaluable tool, but knowing how to use them can be very...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Assembling Sets of Silver Coins, part 3, Three Cent...

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #80 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Here are facts and ideas for beginning and...

Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Selling by private treaty gives the seller a chance to determine by...
Doug Winter Numismatics - Aging Baby Boomers and the Rare Gold Coin Market

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 3

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   In Part 1, I frame the topic and put forth the perspectives of very accomplished collectors regarding natural toning....

Bullion Coins – Silver Stacking Techniques

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Silver bullion is no longer just an investment vehicle but also a hobby that countless “Silver Stackers” take part in every...

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

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

Coin Grading – Practice Your Grading Skills

Thoughts on Coin Grading by Stewart Huckaby for Heritage CoinWeek Content Partner Over the last few months, a member of one of the coin forums...

Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should,...

By Charles Morgan with Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ........ When I got the idea to sell my collection, I didn’t know what to think. Was...

Some Appreciate Rare Coin Pedigrees, Some Destroy Pedigrees

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFrarecoins.com ......   A pedigree, in numismatic terms, is the line of ownership of a coin or piece of paper...

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...

Classic US Coins: 1870-S Coins for Budget-Minded Collectors

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #354 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   In the realm...

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...

Reading Auction Catalogue Listings – An Essential Skill for Collectors

By Charles Morgan and Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek .....   As a collector advances in the hobby, they might find themself nose deep in one of...

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...

So You’ve Decided to Collect Carson City Gold…

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Congratulations on your decision. I’m sure you’ve given this a lot of thought and I’d like to...

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...

Why You Should Keep an Inventory

By Peter Mosiondz, Jr.....   Do you know exactly what you have in your coin collection at this very moment? If your collection were stolen today would...

Legend Numismatics Early November Market Report

We finally have been in a mini rut since Mid October-the ANA Pittsburgh Show. While not really a rut, its really a breather from...

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...

Now’s the Time to Prepare Your High-End Collection/Investment for Future Prosperity!

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek.com – MFRareCoins.com As coin market trends change and evolve, and prices rise over the long-term, buyers’ demands change and become...

The Gold Newsletter – Gold Sadly Moves to Six-Week Lows

Commentary for Friday  April 24th , 2015 (www.golddealer.com   By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc…. Gold closed down $19.20 on the...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

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

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...