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Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, I’ve come across a number of new collectors who are “CAC only” buyers. In...
Five Brief Takes: Early US Gold Coins

Five Brief Takes: Early US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Early US gold is defined as quarter eagles, half eagles, and eagles struck between 1795 and 1834....

So… What’s the Third Rarest No Motto New Orleans Eagle in High Grades?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   It’s pretty obvious to specialists that the two rarest No Motto New Orleans eagle $10 gold coins...

Coin Question – How to Successfully Interact With a Coin Dealer

How to Ask a Coin Question by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner A day rarely passes without a non-collector calling me or emailing...
Selected U.S. Gold Coins Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

Selected Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Heritage Auctions conducted a massive sale last month in place of what would have been the annual...

Half Eagles of the Reconstruction: Philadelphia

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The $5 gold half eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1866 through 1877 include a number...
Five Brief Takeaways: Carson City Half Eagles

Five Brief Takes: Carson City Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   This is the third installment of a new feature (the first two can be found here and...

A New Batch of Fairmont Collection Half Eagles Sells at Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers sold another group of Liberty Head half eagles sourced from the Fairmont Collection in their...

Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s Not Enough)

A revisited guest blog on Coin Photography from Jenna Van Valen, photographer at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the...

Five Brief Takes: Civil War Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Welcome to the second installment of this new feature (the first one can be found here). My...
Classic US Gold Coins - A Rare HM-2 1838-C $5 Half Eagle With Perfect Reverse, by Doug Winter

Classic US Gold Coins – A Rare HM-2 1838-C $5 Half Eagle With Perfect...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 1838-C is among the most sought-after Classic Head half eagles. It is both a one-year type...
Five Brief Takes: Dahlonega Quarter Eagles

Five Brief Takes: Dahlonega Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’m beginning a new series about United States gold coins entitled Five Brief Takes. These are going...

Coin Collecting Strategies: 7 Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection

Ways to Improve Your Coin Collection by Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com   CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Someone recently asked me a question that I thought was interesting...
The Curious Case of the 1855-C Gold Dollar by Doug Winter

The Curious Case of the 1855-C Gold Dollar

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I can’t think of a single branch mint gold coin that has performed as poorly from a...

Simpson III: A Quick US Gold Coin Auction Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   On January 20, Heritage Auctions sold Part Three of the Bob Simpson Collection. As with the first...
Civil War vs. Reconstruction Era Three Dollar Gold in High Grade

Civil War vs. Reconstruction Era Three Dollar Gold in High Grade

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Three Dollar gold pieces struck during the Civil War are very popular with collectors and sell for...

14 Undervalued Classic Gold Coins From the Philadelphia Mint

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head gold coins from the Philadelphia Mint were struck from 1838 through 1908 in six different...

How Cellphone Photos Took Over the Coin Market in 2020

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Beginning about three or four years ago, I noticed an ever-increasing amount of my business involved cellphone...

Classic US Gold Coins: What’s Hot and What’s Not – 2021 Edition

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   With a few exceptions, I’ve written a “hot/not” article at the end of the year for the...

The Big Mo Collection of Civil War Gold Coinage: Part Two

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Formed by a Nevada specialized collector over the last decade or so, the Big Mo set of...
The curious case of the condition census 1879-CC eagle

The Curious Case of the Condition Census 1879-CC Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In February 2020, I purchased an important Condition Census 1879-CC eagle from the Jacobson Collection sale conducted...

Classic US Coins: So You’ve Decided to Collect Dahlonega Gold…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia gold rush. The difficulty...
1834 $5.00 NGC PR63 CAM. Images courtesy Doug Winter

So You’ve Decided to Collect Classic Head Half Eagle Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a companion piece to the Sunnyvale Collection of Classic Head half eagles that they offered for...

A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t...
US Gold Coins of the Bob Simpson Collecction

Simpson I Results: US Gold; Plus a Snapshot of the Higher End of the...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The auction sale of Part One of selections from the collection of Bob Simpson was recently conducted...

A Seven-Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle Set on Steroids

Half Eagle Collecting by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’ve written before on collecting a seven-mint set of Liberty Head half eagles. In...

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

Dahlonega gold coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   One of the real pleasures of collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of...
What I learned about Liberty Head half eagles from the Fairmont Hoard - Doug Winter Numisatics

What I Learned About Liberty Head Half Eagles From the Fairmont Hoard

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   In their August 2020 auction, Stack’s Bowers introduced the numismatic world to another facet of the seemingly...

Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most...
1849 OREGON "BEAVER" $5.00 GOLD COIN GRADED PCGS MS62, IMAGE COURTESY OF PCGS, DOUG WINTER

Douglas Winter Numismatics Buys Finest Known Oregon $5 Gold

Finest Known Oregon $5 Gold Coin by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), based in Portland, recently purchased the single...