Doug Winter

Doug Winter founded Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) in 1985. The nationally renowned firm specializes in buying and selling rare United States gold coins. He has written over a dozen books, including the standard references on Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans gold coinage, and Type 1 Liberty Head Double Eagles. Douglas has also contributed to the A Guidebook of United States Coins, Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Coins, Q. David Bowers’ Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars, and Andrew Pollock’s United States Pattern and Related Issues. He is a member of the PNG, the ANA, the ANS, the NLG, CAC, PCGS, and NGC - among other professional affiliations. Contact Doug Winter at [email protected].
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1859-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. Image: Doug Winter.

Thoughts on the Rarity of Choice Dahlonega Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   My recent sale of the Star City Collection of Choice Dahlonega Quarter Eagle gold coins made me...
1882 Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin. Image: CoinWeek / Doug Winter.

Fairmont Gold Coins, Part III: The Ungraded Fairmonts

By Richard Radick for Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) ......   In the first piece in this series, I distinguished three categories of coins in the Fairmont...
1853 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Image: Doug Winter Numismatics / CoinWeek.

Fairmont Gold Coins, Part II: The Non-Pedigreed Fairmonts

By Richard Radick for Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) ...... My Introduction to the Fairmont Gold Coin Collection By August 2020, when the first sale of Fairmont...
The Charlotte Mint

Charlotte Gold Coins – A Beginner’s Guide

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Charlotte Mint opened in 1838. A gold rush had begun around 1830 when ore was discovered...
Fairmont Collection. Image: CoinWeek.

Fairmont Gold Coins, Part I: The Pedigreed Fairmonts

By Richard Radick for Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) ......   Hello. My name is Richard Radick, and I am writing as a guest for Douglas Winter...
Which of the Big Four New Orleans Eagles is the Best Value?

Which of the Big Four New Orleans Eagles Is the Best Value?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I think every collector would agree that the four rarest $10 gold eagles from the New Orleans...
Doug Winter analyzes the Fairmont Collection gold coins, December 2023. Image: CoinWeek.

Five Observations About the November 2023 Fairmont Gold Sale

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers held the most recent installment of the Fairmont Hoard on November 15, 2023. As with...
Coinfully Announces Doug Winter as Chief Numismatic Advisor

Coinfully Announces Doug Winter as Chief Numismatic Advisor

U.S. gold expert and veteran coin dealer Doug Winter, owner of Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), is now the Chief Numismatic Advisor for the firm...
Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor? - Douglas Winter Numismatics

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,...

Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ......   Douglas Winter Numismatics sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars several years ago from the Civil War...
Helpful Hints for Young Coin Dealers: 2023 Revision.

Helpful Hints for Young Coin Dealers: 2023 Revision

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner 1. Don’t worry about learning how to grade; learn how to recognize what a nice coin looks...
1867 $2.50 PCGS AU58, FROM THE STAR CITY COLLECTION

The 1867 Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As I researched the individual coins in the Star City Collection of Liberty Head quarter eagles, I...
Fairmont 5Peat: An Analysis of Auction Prices

Fairmont Gold Coin 5Peat: An Analysis of Auction Prices

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner Stack’s Bowers has now sold five incarnations of the Fairmont Hoard at auction. The data from these...
It's Raining Proof Three Dollar Gold, Part 1: 1854-63

It’s Raining Proof Three Dollar Gold, Part 1: 1854-63

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner An unprecedented number of Proof Three Dollar gold pieces has provided collectors with a bounty not seen...
Is the Coin Market Sleeping on Fairmont Collection Gold Coins?

Is the Coin Market Sleeping on Fairmont Collection Gold Coins?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner - The dispersal of the Fairmont Collection began in 2018. It became better organized in 2022...
The Curious Case of the 1865 Quarter Eagle: A Collector's Dilemma

The Curious Case of the 1865 Quarter Eagle: A Collector’s Dilemma

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner At the recent February 2023 Long Beach Coin Expo, a client came up to my table and...
What I Look for When I'm Buying a 1907 High Relief Double Eagle - Douglas Winter Numismatics

What I Look for When I’m Buying a 1907 High Relief Double Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner If you’ve got a large budget for United States gold coins, then the chances are good that...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Rare Uncirculated 1850-O $20

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) recently sold one of the few known Uncirculated 1850-O double eagles. The coin...
Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1851 Double Eagle

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1851 Double Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner I’ve had the pleasure of handling many finest known or Condition Census Type One double eagles over...

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