By CoinWeek …..
On Monday, May 15, 2017, CoinWeek surpassed two million views on its award-winning YouTube video channel.
CoinWeek’s award-winning videos have brought numismatics to a new generation of collectors, with popular series such as CoinWeek IQ, Cool Coins!, Cool Currency!, and the CoinWeek Podcast. Since CoinWeek’s launch in 2011, our video team has also covered many of the most significant hobby stories and events.
In February 2016, CoinWeek’s video Uncool Coins! went viral on social media, racking up nearly 200,000 views in just a few short days. The video featured coin dealer Julian Leidman and told the story of an unwise collector/ investor that cracked out a conditionally-rare $20 Liberty gold coin and cleaned it using an abrasive metal cleaner, destroying nearly all of the coin’s numismatic value. If undisturbed, the coin would have had a market value of about $250,000.
Another top performing video is CoinWeek’s in-depth look at the investment potential of the U.S. 1776-1976 quarter, titled On Collecting Bicentennial Quarters: Risk and Rewards. To date, that video has earned over 110,000 views, with hundreds of additional views each and every day.
The success of videos like these illustrate that numismatic topics, when discussed in an interesting and innovative fashion, can reach today’s collectors.
Video highlights uploaded over the course of the past year include a look at the production and packing of modern euro circulating coins shot at the Austrian Mint; an in-depth discussion with Professor George Selgin on the Gold Standard; a series of grading videos shot at NGC headquarters on the topics of world coin, ancient coin and paper money grading; and a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Numismatic Collection with ANA President Jeff Garrett.
CoinWeek’s two million views was not the only major milestone reached this week. On our Facebook page, we have surpassed 40,000 subscribers, making CoinWeek the most popular numismatic news and information publisher on the popular social media site.
Each week, CoinWeek publishes its top stories, exclusive photographs, and details about the CoinWeek Weekly Coin Giveaway.
According to CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan, “[CoinWeek’s] Facebook page and YouTube channel are two important ways that CoinWeek reaches out to collectors and potential collectors about our fun and exciting hobby. These milestones show the increasing leadership role that CoinWeek has taken in the industry and we look forward to the opportunity to continue to reach today’s collector in ways never before realized by the rare coin industry.”
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