Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” coins likely has forever changed the rare date...
Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head half eagles were produced from 1839 until they were discontinued in 1908. This long-lived series...
The Huberman Collection of Three Dollar Gold Pieces

The Huberman Collection of Three Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Huberman Collection of Three Dollar Gold was the epitome of a fresh deal. Formed over a...
A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market - PCGS

A Coin That Personifies the New Rare Gold Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently sold at auction a U.S. gold coin that I think really sums up the new,...
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,...
Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many of the ultra-rare coins we sell never make it onto the DWN website. Every now and...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but it...
How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   If you are like most circa 2022 coin collectors, you’ve never experienced a true bull market. You may...
Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Here are five collecting trends that I see making a big impact in the rare date gold...

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make...
What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As recently as 2019, when I wrote my annual State of the Dated Gold Marker report, it...
1840's US Gold Quarter Eagles

Coin Experts: Overall Rarity Versus Grade Rarity

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Even the most available pre-1933 United States gold coin has some degree of “rarity”. A coin like...
1851-O $20.00 PCGS MS62, as photographed for Doug Winter's Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint book

Availability of CAC New Orleans Double Eagles in MS62 and Higher

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In my experience, any double eagle from New Orleans is very rare in properly graded MS62 and...
A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I was recently offered a very common but very saleable New Orleans half eagle that should have...
Doug Winter - Buying Coins

Why I Buy What I Buy, or “Why Did You Pass On My Coin?”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I was recently offered a coin by a dealer who I’m trying to cultivate as a potential...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for...
A Coin That Personifies the "New Rare Gold Market" - 1888 $5.00 PCGS MS65 CAC, Old Green Holder. Image courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Coin That Personifies the “New Rare Gold Market”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers recently sold at auction a United States gold coin that I think really sums up...
Jim Bisognani: Navigating the Hot Coin Market

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts,...
San Francisco Double Eagles: A Date by Date Analysis Part One - 1854-S $20.00 PCGS AU58 CAC. Images courtesy Doug Winter

San Francisco Double Eagles: A Date by Date Analysis Part One

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I originally published this article in June 2010, and since it's been a long time since I've...

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there...

The 36 Major US Gold Coin Types: A Collector’s Guide

US Gold Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Between 1795 and 1933, a total of 36 major US gold coin types were...
A Trio of Amazing Gold Dollars Recently Sold by Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN)

A Trio of Amazing Gold Dollars Recently Sold by DWN

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   If you're a regular visitor to my site, you’ve likely noticed a considerable number of gold dollars...

Expert Tips for Collectors – What Do Original Gold Coins Look Like?

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Around four years ago, I wrote an article that discussed...
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...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...
So You've Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type...

So You’ve Decided to Collect US Gold Coins by Type…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many collectors of United States gold want to collect with a purpose and with a goal. However,...
Doug Winter - Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

Building a Year Set of Gold Dollars: Part I

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Gold dollars make for a fascinating set in which to specialize. They were produced from 1849 through...
The Stack's Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

The Stack’s Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Stack’s Bowers (and Heritage) ANA auctions were historically significant in this most unusual year as they...
Why Shouldn't a Nice VF Charlotte or Dahlonega Half Eagle be Worth $3,000... or More?

Why Shouldn’t a Nice VF Charlotte or Dahlonega Half Eagle be Worth $3,000… or...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, prices for average ("B" quality) to above-average ("B" to "B+" quality) Charlotte and Dahlonega...