Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I can make a strong case for half eagles as the most compelling of the many...

US Gold Coins – Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ......   For variety collectors, the half eagles struck at the Dahlonega Mint are fertile ground. There are a number of very...

Seventh Annual Market Review (Part 2)

Posted by Jim Bisognani for NGC ………… Winter FUN underway and here is Part 2 of the Numismatic Market Review, but baby, it's cold outside! Happy 2018, my friends! Although the...

Coin Collecting Terminology – Is it a Widget Coin and What does that Mean?

By Doug Winter  - RareGoldCoins.com ......   What is a Widget Coin? One of the newer catch-all coin terms that’s been making the rounds is widget coin...

What to Buy to Begin Investing in the Rare Coin Market

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek on the Rare Coin Market - MFrarecoins.com ......   Last week I wrote about "Basic Tools for Buying Rare Coins in...

5 Gifts Your Favorite Numismatist Might Actually Like

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Do you have a coin collector in your life but don’t know what to get them?...

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....

Collecting and Appreciating Naturally Toned Coins, Part 2

By Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek .....   In Part 1, I discussed the fact that almost all sophisticated collectors of U.S. coins have a very strong...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare and Underappreciated 1849-O Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In the No Motto New Orleans eagle series (produced from 1841 through 1860), there are two well-known...

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...

Q. David Bowers – Being a Successful Coin Investor

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ....   ​In the 1970s and '80s I used to teach the "All About Coins" class at the American...

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...

Consumer Alert: Three Things to Know Before Buying or Selling Gold This Holiday

As holiday time gets closer, some people may want to sell their gold to get cash for purchasing gifts or may want to buy...

Classic US Gold – Stretch Dates: Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In October 2016 I wrote a blog entitled The Concept of the Stretch Date. It was well-received,...

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...

Tips for Young Numismatists: Start Small, Think Big!

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   Coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that captures the imagination of young and old....

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...

Go For The Gold This Fall – $20 Saints Are Great Value!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ......   Heritage Dallas sale rakes in $8.5 Million; Fresh top-grade material captures record prices! Action in the metal market...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Part 24: Barber Dimes

Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #353 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The theme here is completing a set of Barber dimes...

CoinWeek IQ: Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to Collect Medals

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 Pedigrees & Provenance: Branding Your Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   There are a few contemporary coin collectors who have it “figured out.” In addition to buying great...

Classic U.S. Coins for Less than $500 Each, Pt. 23: Proof Shield Nickels

A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #349 The emphasis here is on PCGS- or NGC-certified, Proof-64 or...

Legend Numismatics Hot Topics – True Quality, a Good Dealer & Freshness DO Make...

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics .......   If you think this Hot Topics sounds like a broken record... yes, it does. I can never say...

Circulated Barber Half Dollars – A Look Back at Two Decades of Specialization

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...

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

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers....

What Is a Rare Coin Broker & How Does He Help His Client?

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   A rare coin broker acts similarly to any other broker. Just as a real estate broker or...

Buying Rare Coins: Numismatics and Credit

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) .....   The use of credit for numismatic purposes is not a bad thing, but must be used...

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,...

Buying and Selling Coins – Understanding Market Liquidity

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ...... When deciding what to collect, market liquidity should be carefully considered. Over the past several years I...