Collecting Strategies

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain coins and pass on others? Why do I stretch for some coins, and make others based solely on a favorable price? These are great questions and I think they […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting and that merited a detailed response. To paraphrase this question, they basically asked me this: can you tell me some ways that I can improve my collection while spending little or no money? Are there any […]

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Key 1849-O Quarter in SBG Auction, an Unnoticed Rarity

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #234 … A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds…. One of the finest 1849-O quarters is ‘in the news’ as it will be offered by Stack’s-Bowers on August 6th, at the ANA Convention in Rosemont, Illinois. The […]

The Spectacular Newman-Jung Coin and other 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarters

The Spectacular Newman-Jung Coin and other 1818/5 Capped Bust Quarters

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #233 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………… The most exciting consignment to the Heritage ANA auction is the pre-1840 U.S. material from Oliver Jung. Last week’s column covered the Jackman-Jung 1794 Apple Cheek Large Cent. […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Is it Time to Buy Indian Head Half Eagles?

Coin Collecting Strategies: Is it Time to Buy Indian Head Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I am generally not a participant in the generic gold market as I tend to favor scarce and rare dates over more common ones. But I like Indian Head half eagles a lot and a recent experience made me ask the question: “is it time to buy […]

Coin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run

Coin Collecting Strategies: Rarity Wins In The Long Run

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Buy the best you can afford and focus on rarity whenever possible. The recently announced sale of the Pogue collection brought back memories of the 1982 auction sale of the Eliasberg gold coin collection. Several of the most spectacular pieces in the […]

10 Undervalued, Affordable US Gold Coins from the Old West

10 Undervalued, Affordable US Gold Coins from the Old West

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Everyone likes good value when they buy coins, and more collectors than ever opt to buy coins from the two western branch mints located in Carson City and San Francisco. So why not write an article on said topic? And let’s double your enjoyment, dear reader, by […]

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

When Buying Rare Coins, Who Do You Deal With?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. Regardless of whom you buy coins from, understanding the numismatic landscape will give you a better idea of how the hobby operates. Anyone who collects coins, other than plucking them from circulation, buys them from someone. Many collectors may find their coins from various sources, […]

Coin Collector Attempts Getting a Coin from Every Country in History. VIDEO: 2:06

Coin Collector Attempts Getting a Coin from Every Country in History. VIDEO: 2:06

Dr. Garth Clark, President, Bellaire, Texas Coin Club Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com….. Dr. Clark started out as a teenager collecting coins hoping to get a coin from every country of the world. He soon found out there were more coins and more countries than he ever imagined. Decades later he has more than 1200 coins […]

By June 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

Trophy Coins for the Rest of Us

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. The last article I wrote was about Trophy Coins. It generated a lot of buzz among my readers, not all of it positive. The negative comments I heard, not all underserved, typically went something like this: “You are an elitist, writing about coins which are $50,000, $100,000 […]

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Copper and Silver Key Date U.S. Coins in Goldbergs Auction Next Week

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #224 A CoinWeek Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds…. In the history of coin collecting in the U.S., a large percentage of enthusiasts have sought to complete sets. Indeed, almost all collectors of U.S. coins have aimed to […]

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to say, we believe that this […]

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

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 neat package. Trophy coins aren’t necessarily the rarest pieces within a specific series. As an example, a 1907 High Relief is far from the rarest issue in the St. […]

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3:  19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Rare Gold Coins for less than $5000 each, Part 3: 19th Century One Dollar Gold Pieces

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #219 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……… United States One Dollar Gold coins were minted from 1849 to 1889. Early 20th century, commemoratives One Dollar Gold pieces are a different species; they were minted to […]

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Can Auction Representation Help You Buy The Coins You Like At The Right Prices?

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. As nearly everyone who buys rare coins knows these days, a larger percentage of the market is conducted at auction. The auction market has exploded in recent years. Twenty years ago, the total amount of rare coins sold at auction in the […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

In the Rare Coin Market, Quality is not Everything

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. There is plenty of demand for major rarities in any condition. For much of the last few years nearly everything you read about in numismatic market reporting is the insatiable demand for top quality material. Nearly every auction held has coins bringing record prices in […]

By February 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

The Ten Most Marketable New Orleans Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’m basically an old school coin dealer. I market coins all the time but am not really a “marketer” in the numismatic sense of the word—although I deal with firms which are marketers. These companies are always looking for angles and if there is one thing I am pretty cognizant […]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

SILVER 101 – Small Circulating Silver Commemoratives

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Ask an American numismatist to describe commemorative silver coinage, and one of two possibilities will emerge. Younger people are likely to mention the silver dollar “commems” that have been struck since 1983, while more experienced hobbyists will point to the commemorative half dollars of 1892 to 1954. Despite the difference in eras, both […]

By January 29, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 3: Quarters

Coin Collecting Strategies: Building the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set, Part 3: Quarters

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ………. We continue our guide to the Ultimate 20th Century Type Set by taking a look at the 20th century’s workhorse denomination, the quarter. If you haven’t done it yet, be sure to check out parts one and two of our guide, which focus on cents, nickels […]

By January 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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 …………. Greg Reynolds discussed the results of the recent Heritage NY International World Coin auction in an article dated January 8, 2014, “Gold Coins and Quality Rules in Heritage World Coin Auction“. In the article he mentioned the “value” that world coins may offer compared to US coins. […]

By January 20, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Coin Collections: Eric P. Newman Sales Scales New Heights!

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Weekly Market Report ….. In my opinion, the sale of the Eric P. Newman collection is the clearest ever demonstration of the rare coin market’s insatiable desire for quality. The sale of the Eric P. Newman coin collection has been touted by many serious coin dealers […]

By January 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Ever Feel Like Selling All of Your Coins? I Did – Maybe You Should, Too.

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

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 I bored?  Had I lost confidence in the hobby? Had my interests shifted so much that everything I’d put together so carefully before no longer appealed to me? Did I […]

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest of the story. The person who prefers collectible silver hasn’t been forgotten, as […]

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Low Mintage U.S. Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Those who do the best with their coins financially are not necessarily the most well off, but rather tend to be the most well-informed, especially who also act on their knowledge. One major purpose of this column is to help make collectors and buyers of modern coins better informed […]

By December 26, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one’s finances. A desire to own the metal coupled with a small budget can be especially frustrating, but there are ways to play the gold game without large sums of cash. Even though it hasn’t been used […]

By December 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

Collecting Strategies: How to Assemble A World-Class Collection of Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……….. You can have unlimited funds but without adhering to a basic core group of numismatic fundamentals, I believe it is very difficult–if not impossible–to build a great collection of coins. Some of the best collections I have seen in the last few decades were built by collectors with average […]

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. Having just published a blog about coin rarity based on grade distribution, I’ve been thinking more about the many concepts of rarity and how they apply to coin collecting. Let’s take a look at a few and discuss them. Rarity is probably one of the two […]

By December 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

Rare Coin Road Warrior – Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type, Part One-Copper

By Vic Bozarth – Bozarth Numismatics … a CoinWeek Content Partner …………… Dear Rare Coin Enthusiast, As I have promised for the last couple of months, this month’s Road Warrior is Part One of my four part series on ‘Collecting U.S. Coins by Design Type’.  Part One is ALL about copper coinage.  Without getting too […]

By December 12, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Coin Collecting: Selling By Private Treaty

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 negotiation the final amount received. My last article discussed strategies to be a successful consignor to rare coin auctions. Auctions have become a much larger share of the rare coin […]

By December 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

Grade Distribution of Branch Mint US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. It is interesting to study the grade distribution patterns for various branch mint gold issues. By this, I am referring to what percentage of a certain issue’s survivors exist in a specific grade range. In order to apply this to a practical numismatic situation, I am […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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