The Continuing Threat of Counterfeits: A Problem for Numismatics and the NBA

By Michael Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion ......   Counterfeit products – including fakes of rare and circulating U.S. coins and precious metal bullion coins– have been a...

Jim Bisognani: It’s Time for My 10th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part...

As the year comes to a close, coin collectors and dealers reflect on the unprecedented year and what 2021 holds for the rapidly changing...

World Coin Market – 2016 Demand for Quality British Coins Increasing

Charles I (1625-49), Shilling, Tower Mint under Parliament. mint mark ‘eye’ both sides (1645). When you own this piece of ART you have distinguished...
Making the Case for Collecting World Coins - Moving Beyond US Coinage

Making the Case for Collecting World Coins – Moving Beyond US Coinage

Guest Commentary by Martin Kaplan for CoinWeek .....   In an article that I read discussing the results of a past Heritage World Coin Auction it...

Precious Metals – COMEX and LBMA Spot Gold Price Differences

By Bullion Shark, LLC ......   Just like the famous phrase in the movie Wall Street “money never sleeps,” neither does the gold market. Well, it...

Jim Bisognani: Are Rainbow Toned Coins a Top Tier?

It's chilly but the markets for bullion and rainbow coins are hot   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report ......   After being greeted with a rather chilly 44...

Gold Markets Report – Gold Fights Against a Strong Dollar

Gold Markets Commentary for Monday, November 14, 2016 (www.golddealer.com) By Ken Edwards and Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold closed down $2.80 today...

Newly Announced US Mint Silver Medal Program Is Just Bullion

By Donald Scarinci - CCAC Member, donaldscarinci.com ......   Last week, after years of prodding by members of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the...
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?

The Future of Money: Banknotes and Coins

By Everett Millman - Gainesville Coins .......   Throughout the modern era (roughly since gold and silver specie ceased to be used as circulating currency), coins...

Maybe Leonardo da Vinci Can Help the Rare Coin Market

What drove a $450 million sale? Bragging rights? Philanthropy? Clever marketing? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   A couple of weeks ago, the...

Guest Commentary – Early Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Rolls Far Rarer than Believed

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ...... There was a time when Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) rolls of coins were available in large quantities. Coins...
Dr. Richard Appel and the case of the 1933 St. Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coins

The U.S. Government Confiscates Ten Multi-Million Dollar Coins

Opinion by Dr. Richard S. Appel - Unique Rare Coins ......   Mystery, intrigue and a see-saw legal battle has surrounded 10 1933 St. Gaudens $20...

Fundamentals for Gold Still Strong – Good for Rare Coins

When gold and silver prices rise, many bullion buyers eventually also begin purchasing rare gold coins, advises award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz   By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin &...

Bitcoin & Numismatics: What is Real Money?

Precious metals have a 3,000-year track record, but Bitcoin has captured speculators' attention today By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Unless you've been...

Modern US Coins – For CladKing, It’s All About the Clads

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek .....   INTRODUCING THE CLADKING Sam Petry, better known online by the handle “CladKing”, is a pioneer in the...

Jim Bisognani: Ninth Annual Numismatic Market Review

Numismatic Market Review notables share their observations, predictions and recommendations to usher the hobby into the new year   Numismatic Market Review by Jim Bisognani –...

Remembering the Vietnam War and Those Who Served with Coins

By Ron Drzewucki - www.moderncoinwholesale.com .....   I wrote about the Pacific island nation of Niue not too long ago, and a one-ounce, 99.9% pure silver...

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

By Wayne Sayles - Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I'm sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard...

Jim Bisognani: It’s Time for My 10th Annual NGC Year in Review – Part...

In the second half of the year-end roundup, collectors and dealers consider how the coin market is affected by increased internet browsing, decreased face-to-face...

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There are the “Classic” commemoratives...

The GoldDealer Market Report – Gold Powers to 6-Year High

Commentary for Monday, August 5, 2019 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary of California Numismatic Investments Inc ......   Gold Powers to Six-Year High – Gold closed up $19.00 today...

Gold – A Bumpy Ride in a Dangerous World

Gold Commentary for Thursday, July 2, 2020 (www.golddealer.com) By  Richard Schwary - California Numismatic Investments Inc ......    Gold closed up $10.80 at $1,784.00. Our shiny friend closed...

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Coins, But I Know Someone Who Might

By David Schwager for CoinWeek .....   Kids today don’t care about coins. That’s not a problem. A recent CoinWeek article discussed three events at the 2017...

Legend Coin Market Report: New Top Set Builder Emerges

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   THE BIG WEEK We just saw a sales report for the first three weeks of September. Somehow, we have done $2,000,000.00 in sales to...

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 5

By Harvey Stack - Founder, Stack's Bowers....   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 In this article I will continue to discuss...

Bullion & Precious Metals Commentary – Bear Market in Gold Resumes

By Dr. Richard S. Appel - UniqueRareCoins.com ......   When gold rose from its 1,046 low last December, it was accompanied by motivating articles written by...

World Precious Metals Market – Is Russia Planning a Gold Ruble?

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins ..........   Over the past five to seven years, there has been a consistent flow of gold bars out of...

Counterfeit Coins Are the Future

By Steve Caruso for CoinWeek.... Counterfeits are the future. I admit that coming from me, such a message seems a bit curious... if grim. However, the...

Coin Collecting Commentary: Collectors Dominate Coin Markets

What happens to coin markets when the balance tilts away from investors? By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   My wholesale business covers virtually...