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Jeff Garrett

The World Money Fair 2024 in Berlin

A trip to a major show in Germany provides valuable insights into the future of coin collecting.   A few weeks ago, my wife and I attended the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. My main specialty has always been United States coinage, and for several years I doubted there would be much to interest me at a European coin show. That has ...

What Makes a Coin Great

One of the more newsworthy stories in recent months was the surprising sale of Whitman Publishing to the CDN Publishing LLC (Greysheet). The company will add the Whitman line of numismatic and philatelic books and supplies to its robust portfolio of hobby offerings. CDN Publishing will also now be operating the tri-annual Whitman Coin and ...

Planning for Success When Collecting

Setting realistic goals that match your resources can lead to success when collecting a complete series.  When I began collecting decades ago, my first goal was to complete a set of 1941-to-date Lincoln Cents. I lived in Florida at the time and locating the early San Francisco Mint issues in circulation was very difficult. After several ...

Discover the World of Ancient Coins – Part Three

Some of the leading experts share their insights on collecting ancient coins in the conclusion of a two-part Q&A. This article features questions and answers about collecting ancient coins from some of the most active numismatic professionals in the country. They have graciously taken the time to share their vast experience. Their different ...

Discover the World of Ancient Coins – Part Two

Some of the leading experts share their insights on collecting ancient coins in a two-part Q&A. This article features questions and answers about collecting ancient coins from some of the most active numismatic professionals in the country. They have graciously taken the time to share their vast experience. Their different backgrounds will ...

Discover the World of Ancient Coins – Part One

Ancient coins are increasingly becoming a major player in the numismatic marketplace, and their affordability could make them an attractive option for collectors. For the last few weeks, I have been preparing for the 2024 FUN (Florida United Numismatists) Show in Orlando, Florida. The show kicks off the numismatic new year in style with one of the ...

The Lincoln Cents of 1922

Before 1922, the United States Mint had struck huge numbers of Lincoln Cents each year. Production peaked in 1919, when the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints produced just under 589 million coins. However, the mintage plunged in 1922, when only the Denver Mint created 7.16 million coins. The end of World War I sparked a painful ...

A Golden Opportunity

With gold on the rise again, Jeff Garrett explains why there is no better time to invest in the gold coin market. In the last few weeks, gold has finally started to move in a positive direction, as it briefly topped $2,000 for the first time in months. Tensions over global conflicts and concerns about the massive federal debt have once again made ...

When Names Matter

The recent discovery of more than 800 gold coins in Kentucky is one of the most exciting numismatic stories of the year. NGC graded and certified the group of coins, while recognizing them with a special label with the pedigree of the "Great Kentucky Hoard." This pedigree will now be attached to these coins, and they will forever be more coveted by ...
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