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Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

Interview with Dr. Michael Bugeja Part II: “Coins Are Art You Can Hold and Experience History in the Process”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This is the second part of the interview I did with Dr. Michael Bugeja, who serves on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). The first part is available here: LG: 4.) What do you think of the artistic level of recent U.S. circulating and collector coins? Do you agree with […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rush To Buy Physical Gold And Silver Hasn’t Started Yet

Rush To Buy Physical Gold And Silver Hasn’t Started Yet

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Even though gold and silver prices are up significantly since the beginning of 2012, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this trend will continue.  Buyers and sellers modify their decisions as prices change. When you look at who is and who […]

Greatest Dahlonega Mint Quarter Eagle…..Ever

Greatest Dahlonega Mint Quarter Eagle…..Ever

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Unlike their gold dollar and half eagle counterparts, high grade Dahlonega quarter eagles are very rare. This denomination is extremely hard to find in Uncirculated grades and there are a number of dates, especially the rarities, that are virtually non-existent. That’s why a recent purchase of mine […]

By February 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Liberty Seated Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the  collecting community #93 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds It has been a while since I have written about Liberty Seated Half Dollars. Indeed, I have not done so since August 2011, when I discussed several Liberty Seated halves that had then just been auctioned, […]

By February 1, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

The Coin Analyst: GOP Presidential Candidates and the Gold Standard

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek For the first time since the early 1980’s gold and a possible return to the gold standard have emerged as issues in American politics. One GOP presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has made it a centerpiece of his campaign; another, Newt Gingrich is interested in exploring the idea; a third, Mitt […]

By January 31, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Gold And Silver Strong In January—What Now?

Gold And Silver Strong In January—What Now?

By Patrick A. Heller – Liberty Coin Service Commentary on Precious Metals Prepared for CoinWeek.com Through the COMEX close on Monday, January 30, the prices of gold and silver had increased more than 10% and 20% over the course of the month.  Had these results been realized by any of the major stock indices, you […]

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part Two: Quarter Eagles

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part Two: Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first installment of this multi-part feature, I discussed some of the gold dollar issues that are rarely seen with good overall eye appeal. In this, the second part, I am going to look at quarter eagles that do not generally come with good eye appeal. […]

By January 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

Interview with CCAC Member Dr. Michael Bugeja Part I: “I Am There to Promote the Hobby”

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Dr. Michael Bugeja was appointed last year to serve on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on U.S. coin and medal designs and themes. He is also a columnist for Coin World magazine, where he writes the “Home Hobbyist” column, and writes the […]

By January 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
How Are Coin Collecting Patterns Changing?

How Are Coin Collecting Patterns Changing?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com Coin collecting habits, and the patterns with which we collect, have been constantly evolving over the decades. During the 1960s collecting was very much different than it is today, as it also differed from the 1940s, and the 1890s, or even the 2000s…right before the great recession. Incomes, […]

By January 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Bust Half Dollars on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #92 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds Regarding the FUN Convention auction in Orlando earlier this month, I discussed quarters last week, the Garrett-Jacobson 1829 ‘Large Date’ Half Eagle the week before, the Eliasberg-Atwater-Jung 1793 Chain Cent right after the sale, and Dr. Duckor’s […]

By January 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

When Is Deep Cameo/Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been thinking about when a specific coin is worth a premium because of is status as a Deep Cameo (PCGS’ modifier) or Ultra Cameo (NGC’s modifier). After a brief explanation of these terms, I’d like […]

By January 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

The Coin Analyst: Possible New U.S. Collector Coins Suggested in Mint Survey

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Last week a polling company hired by the U.S. Mint e-mailed some of its customers a fascinating survey that sought to gauge the level of interest in some new collectible coins. Few things get coin collectors, especially those who collect modern U.S. coins, more excited than the possibility of new […]

By January 23, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
January 2012 Rare Coin Road Warrior – Follow the Money!

January 2012 Rare Coin Road Warrior – Follow the Money!

By Vic Bozarth – Rare Coin Road Warrior www.bozarthnumismatics.com This morning Sherri and I are on the West or the ‘left coast’. Over the years I have found lot of great coins in lots of unusual places, but the largest concentrations of the best coins are generally in biggest cities. The East Coast, especially the […]

By January 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

The Coin Analyst: Market Analysis and Latest Developments on 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Sets

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Late last year the 25th anniversary American silver eagle sets that were released at the end of November dominated the modern U.S. coin market. There was literally a frenzy of interest in these sets. Thousands of opened, unopened, and graded sets traded on e-Bay and elsewhere, and for a while […]

By January 20, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Classic Silver Quarters sold on Platinum Night

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  collecting community #91 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, Heritage auctioned around $55 million worth of coins. In addition to a special section devoted to Dr. Duckor’s Saint Gaudens Double Eagles, lead offerings were organized in two Platinum Night […]

By January 18, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

1944-D Steel Cent: Rare, Off-Metal Cent Sold at Recent FUN has Interesting Story

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Steve Estes (http://www.steveestes.com) is a Portland, Oregon dealer who has in been in business since 1963, and who specializes in classic American coins, especially Morgan and Peace dollars. Last year I interviewed him for CoinWeek about his interest in coins and his expertise on silver dollars . An Oregon woman […]

By January 17, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I can count on one hand the number of coin shows that, after close to three decades in the business, I still enjoy. The FUN show is one of them. It is well run, well-attended, and even when the market is just so-so, it tends to be […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Appraisals Serve Varied Purposes

Coin Appraisals Serve Varied Purposes

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com As an owner, or buyer or seller of rare coins, have you ever thought about how a professional coin appraisal can help you?  Normally, we think of coin appraisals as being used primarily for estate valuations after the death of a collector or rare coin investor, for insurance […]

By January 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Many Experts Expect Precious Metals to Perform Well in 2012, But Prices Will Remain Very Volatile

The Coin Analyst: Many Experts Expect Precious Metals to Perform Well in 2012, But Prices Will Remain Very Volatile

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com One of the purposes of this column is to provide readers with coverage and analysis of the constantly evolving markets for precious metals because those dynamics play such a big role in today’s coin market. After a difficult fourth quarter of 2011 when metals declined sharply, prices have been rebounding […]

By January 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why Has Gold Gone Down?

Why Has Gold Gone Down?

Patrick A. Heller Some people believe that gold will continue to climb in value with no end in sight. Yet at the end of 2011 gold dropped more than $200 from its highest value. Gold expert and writer Patrick Heller shares his perspective of why the price of gold has gone down and whether the […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2011 World Coins of the Year

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek This article discusses world coins from 2011 that I believe are the best of the year either because they are significant and interesting issues, or because I think they will appreciate in value over time. It includes numismatic releases and collectible bullion coins with limited mintages. All were issued last […]

By January 11, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: $1.38 Million Auction Record for a $5 gold coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the collecting community #90 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds At the FUN Convention in Orlando, an 1829 Half Eagle ($5 gold coin) and a 1793 Chain cent each sold for $1.38 million in a Heritage auction. My article about this 1793 Chain Cent was published on […]

By January 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare Coin Market Report – January 2012

Rare Coin Market Report – January 2012

Happy New Year Coin Enthusiasts! 2011 is behind us and the FUN Show was held this last week in Orlando. For dealers, like us, the year actually revolves around our show travel schedule. The first week after the New Year Holiday is the Florida United Numismatists Show. This year we flew to Orlando on the […]

By January 10, 2012 5 Comments Read More →
Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles: Part One, 1838-1866

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles: Part One, 1838-1866

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner For most collectors, assembling a comlete set of Liberty Head eagles is a daunting task, to say the least. There are 184 different issues (including major varieties) struck from 1838 to 1907. While none of these individual coins is impossible to locate, many are rare to […]

By January 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

Legend Market Report – Winter FUN 2012

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics A CoinWeek Content Partner THE FUN SHOW STAFF First we must yet again commend the FUN staff for working overtime to put on what has to be the second greatest show (behind only the summer ANA). They are dedicated to coin collecting, the collector, and they even care a […]

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: 1793 Cent sets $1.38 Million Auction Record for a Copper coin

News & Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the  coin collecting community #89 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds for CoinWeek In the Heritage auction at the FUN Convention in Orlando, two different coins each sold for $1.38 million each. On Wed., Jan. 4, a 1793 Chain Cent was the first, and, on Thurs. Jan. […]

I was Wrong About Silver in 2011

I was Wrong About Silver in 2011

By Jim Kingsland for Certified Assets Management International A CoinWeek Content Partner In March, 2011 I took the pro silver side of a gold/silver debate in CoinAge Magazine on which metal would outperform on a percentage basis in 2011. My positive silver ideas were empowered by the freight train momentum that developed early last year […]

Three Major Coin Market Trends Transition from 2011 to 2012

Three Major Coin Market Trends Transition from 2011 to 2012

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFRareCoins.com There have been three major trends driving the coin market during 2011 that are continuing to influence the market into 2012.  All three of these trends are economically driven. The most influential of these trends has its roots deep within the global economy.  It’s the global debt bubble.  […]

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin Market

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner A popular feature of the www.raregoldcoins.com blog is the “what’s hot and what’s not” article that I write at the end of every year. As its the very end of what’s been an interesting and active year, let’s take a look at what was in demand […]

By January 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

The Coin Analyst: The Best 2011 U.S. Mint Coins Still Available at Issue Price

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek I believe the following 2011 U.S. Mint coins offer the solid long-term potential for price appreciation based on supply and demand factors and secondary market trends of modern issues. Higher future precious metal prices will provide additional value appreciation for these coins. These coins are all still available from the […]

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