Tag: Ron Drzewucki

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

Niue: A Numismatic Hotspot

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 4/13/2015.   Last October I wrote about the coinage of the tiny island nation of Tuvalu. I was curious how one of the smallest nations on Earth–an island barely above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean–somehow manages to […]

Who Owns YOUR Information?

Who Owns YOUR Information?

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/14/2015. Two weeks ago I wrote about where to find a good value, and a big part of that was about nurturing a good relationship between dealer and collectors. If a dealer wasn’t willing to go the extra mile to help […]

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

Five Things To Know Before Buying a Coin

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 5/1/2015.   Ideally, a collector walks into a deal knowing everything there is to know about the coins that they’re buying. This includes the typical “Red Book” kind of knowledge like dates, mintages, mint marks and value, etc., along with […]

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: The 1916-D Mercury Dime, from AG3 to VG8

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com ……..   For as long as I’ve been around coins, the 1916-D Mercury dime has always been one of the most sought after and dangerous twentieth-century U.S. coins. Sought-after due to its status as the key date in the enduringly popular Mercury series; dangerous due decades of chicanery played out […]

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

The Fitzcarraldo of Kweichow and the 1928 Chinese “Auto Dollar”

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 2/4/2015.   It’s said that every coin tells a story. Boy, do I have one straight out of Mysteries of the Unknown… In 1928, the warlord of Kweichow province, Zhou Xicheng, minted a coin to commemorate the completion of the Kweichow […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 1/5/2015.   Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve […]

A Case for Modern Coins

A Case for Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 7/17/2014.   To some collectors, “modern” is a dirty word, signifying the worst of everything in the hobby. The worst coins. The worst monetary policy. The worst design. To others, “modern” represents something democratic and personal. The money we use every […]

By February 17, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

Toning and Eye Appeal on Rare and Modern Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 10/23/2014.   Once it leaves the Mint, few things add value to a coin. But of those things, attractive natural toning arguably adds the most. What is “toning”? The word “toning” can describe both the coloration of a coin (what you […]

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A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

A 32-Year History in Two-and-a-Half Pages: The Case of the Chinese Panda

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com….   Originally posted on Ron’s blog at www.moderncoinwholesale.com on 12/10/2014.   Bullion collectors today enjoy a smorgasbord of products from a variety of nations. After the Krugerrand proved there was an international market for such items, many of the world’s economic powerhouses followed suit, starting in the late 1970s. One […]

By January 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

The Once and Future King: A (Brief) History of Gold Coins in America

By Ron Drzewucki for Modern Coin Wholesale…. Long appreciated for its beauty, rarity and practicality, gold is the ultimate coining material. It’s true that even rarer metals can be made into bullion coins, and cheaper, more common substances make up our circulating coinage. But gold and alloys of gold have been there from the beginning […]

By January 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Lights and Loupes

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com So check this out. I flew in to Texas a few weeks ago and met up with a dealer friend of mine. This is a guy who knows his coins. He’s a major Texas dealer who’s been in the family business his whole life. I tell you this because I […]

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 2

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com Last week, it was tech specs and design. This week, I wanted to talk about the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle’s “eye appeal”–specifically, toning and strike. By extension, the topic covers some aspects of the series’ collectibility.   Toning Morgan dollars are some of the most beautifully toned American coins. […]

By December 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 1

The Morgan Dollar vs. the American Silver Eagle, Part 1

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com I originally thought that I’d frame this post as a boxing match with some pre-fight analysis thrown in. Each aspect of the Morgan dollar and American Silver Eagle that I compared would serve as one round. But I quickly realized the fight was rigged. Point for point and spec for spec, […]

By December 3, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

Ron Drzewucki’s Grading Coins: Wax on, Wax off!

By Ron Drzewucki – www.moderncoinwholesale.com   I’m often asked “Ron, how do you grade coins?” Simple question, right? Yet an informed and honest answer to this question has to take into account a range of technical components and contextual considerations. Frankly, I’m not sure that anybody has answered it satisfactorily. That’s why there are so […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Mobile Website and Expands Reach into Classic Rare Coins

Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Mobile Website and Expands Reach into Classic Rare Coins

Collectors Take Note: Modern Coin Wholesale Announces Launch of Fast, Functional Mobile Website, Extending the Reach of World’s Leading Online Marketplace for Rare and Valuable Coins SARASOTA, Fla., March 17, 2014 – Numismatists everywhere have come to trust the name Modern Coin Wholesale (www.moderncoinwholesale.com) for its integrity and professional approach to coin collecting; now, the […]

By March 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cool Coins & Currency CSNS 2013. VIDEO: 7:50

Cool Coins & Currency CSNS 2013. VIDEO: 7:50

Interviewer: David Lisot Gary Adkins, 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal NGC65, Michael Contursi, 1776 Continental Dollar PCGS64, Ron Drzewucki, Canada 2013 Silver “Bald Eagle” PCGS PR70, Jeff Garrett, 1857-S $20 Gold Central America NGC66, Larry Hanks, 1724 Brazil gold 20,000 Reis NGC61, Brittany McManus, Australia 2013 Silver “Glow in the Dark” NGC PRF70, David Perkins, […]

Why People Come to the CSNS Central States Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:08

Why People Come to the CSNS Central States Coin Convention. VIDEO: 2:08

Gary Adkins, Ron Drzewucki, Kevin Foley, Jeff Garrett, Tom Mulvaney, Brittany McManus, & David Perkins Interviewer: David Lisot …….. The Central States Numismatic Society holds an annual coin gathering in the Midwest and has been doing so for 74 years. Collectors and dealers converge on this coin show to do all kinds of numismatic business. […]

Cool Coins & Currency Video from the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention

Cool Coins & Currency Video from the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention

From the convention floor of the 74th Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Chicago Interviewer: David Lisot …….. Another in the CoinWeek series of Cool Coins and Currency videos. Gary Adkins, 1901 Pan-American Exposition Official Medal NGC65, Michael Contursi, 1776 Continental Dollar PCGS64, Ron Drzewucki, Canada 2013 Silver “Bald Eagle” PCGS PR70, Jeff Garrett, 1857-S […]

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