FUN Coin Show Auction & Market Observations by Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner.......... The FUN show is clearly one of the two major market indicators. Symbolically, it is the beginning of...

Which Rare Gold Coins Will Be Demand in 2014?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner A few years ago, when my blog was more of a newsletter, I used to write an annual...

Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Rare Coins Worth...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com If you have been collecting rare coins for more than a few years, there is a good chance that...

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...

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...

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,...

A Letter from a Coin Collector Regarding the Newman Collection Sale

An Open Letter to Doug Winter - November 16, 2013 ............ Hi Doug, On the day following the Eric Newman Part II early silver auction, I...

When the “Best” Coin isn’t the “Better” Coin

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .................... In many series, collectors are slaves to the holder. By this, I mean, they make purchases which...

Rare Coin Auctions: First Impressions of the Newman Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I’m freshly returned from Dallas, where I attended a spectacular coin dealer wedding, and combined the nuptials...

US Gold Coins: The Carson City Double Eagle Market: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve done an in-depth article on any Carson City gold coins and,...

What Can CAC Population Figures Tell Coin Collectors About Quality and...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Now that the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) has become an integral part of the rare date gold market,...

What Killed the New Orleans Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Market?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you had asked me a decade ago which series of New Orleans gold coin had the...

And The Winner For Most Popular Coin Is….

I bought a ton of coins at the recent ANA. They ranged in price from under $1,000 to close to $100,000 and nearly all...

The 1854-S Double Eagle US Gold Coin: A Study

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The 1854-S double eagle is one of the most interesting Liberty Head double eagles. It is widely...

2013 ANA Coin Show Report: 10 Observations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… You know how I feel about Coin show reports. They tend to be self-serving, inaccurate, biased as...

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially ones that are...

12 Undervalued, Affordable 19th Century Liberty Head Gold Coins: Part I

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog discussing specific undervalued, affordable gold coins. This is...

Should You Buy Very Rare US Gold Coins in Low(er) Grades?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As recently as a few years ago, if you asked me “should I buy very rare United...

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… A trend that I have noted in recent years is that a subset of gold issues which have what...

Advice to a Young Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… The Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG) recently announced the establishment of the Edward Milas Memorial Fund which creates internships at...

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… In the world of rare American gold coins there tends to be two distinct camps: date collectors and type...

Survival Rate of Proof United States Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… While it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations about the survival rate of Proof United States gold coinage, some...

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......... I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a coin like...

Some Recent Trends in the Rare Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you are a reasonably long-term participant in the rare coin market, you may not have recognized...

The Type One Double Eagle Market, An Update: Part One, Philadelphia

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… It’s been a few years since I’ve written in depth about the Type One double eagle market. But...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma–And How It Can Regain Its...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .......   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...

What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… At shows or while viewing auctions, I look at a lot of coins. Most leave no impression,...

The PCGS Set Registry for 19th Century Gold Collectors: Part One

By guest blogger Robert Kanterman for Doug Winter Numismatics ...... I’d like to thank long-time DWN client and personal friend Robert “RYK” Kanterman for writing...

Why Do San Francisco Gold Coins Get No Love?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The City by the Bay gets my vote as by far the nicest city in which the...

Collecting No Motto New Orleans Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you have a numismatic budget of $2,000-10,000 per coin and you want to explore a series...