10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have...

Three Interesting Classic U.S. Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   At DWN, I get to handle many interesting coins. Some make it to the website; others...

Five Exercises in Rare Date Gold Coin Pricing

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For collectors and dealers alike, accurately pricing a coin remains perhaps the most difficult process in...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Newbie’s Lament: What Should I...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to...

Collecting US Gold Coins by Year

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com highlights US gold Coins ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m not sure if it’s a trend or not but in the last...

One of the Coolest US Gold Coin Hoards You’ve Never Heard...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Starting around May 2018, one of the most amazing hoards of United States gold coins I...

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...

A Neat Knick-Knack – Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega Gold Half Eagle

Dahlonega Gold Counterfeit by Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer...

How To Succesfully Negotiate a Coin Trade With Your Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   You see a $25,000 coin in a dealer’s inventory and you really want it. The problem is...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Buys 1838-O Half Dollar for $504,000

Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), a rare coin dealership based in Portland, Oregon, was the buyer of a very rare 1838-O half dollar graded SP63...

The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: The Gold Dollar

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Only seven gold dollars were made at the San Francisco Mint, but no less than three...

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part III: Three Dollar Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Just five Three Dollar gold pieces were made at the San Francisco Mint, and this includes...

Gold Coin Rarity: What We Can Learn From the Hansen Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Part One: Gold Dollars Through Three Dollar Gold The once-in-a-generation collection of U.S. coins being assembled by...

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 2: Key Dates, Original Gold, and...

  CoinWeek's Cool Coins! returns with our second episode of 2019. In this clip, we talk to Allen Rowe of Northern Nevada Coin, Harlan J....

Doug Winter: Eight Great U.S. Coin Collections

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Editor's Note: Over the years, Doug Winter has written extensively about many of the greatest coin collections of the 20th century. In...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The New Orleans Mint produced Liberty Head half eagles from 1840 through 1857, and again from...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Between 1795 and 1933 a total of 36 major gold types were issued for circulation. In my May 2017...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Imagine, if you will, that the coin market is a sushi bar. You look in the...

What Do “Original” Early US Gold Coins Look Like?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The term “original” is used and misused frequently by collectors and dealers alike. As a dealer...

Classic US Coins: Looking at Gold Like a Copper Collector

Gold coins with Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   This blog is inspired by reader D.N. who recently sent me a nice unsolicited...

Classic US Gold: Where Are All the Great Coins?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently read a quote from a well-known dealer who (and I'm paraphrasing) stated that today’s...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Big Five Carson City...

Carson City Mint Double Eagles by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Carson City Mint double eagles can be neatly divided into three tiers of rarity. The...

Rare Gold Coins: What Was in Demand in 2018?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   2018 was a decidedly mixed year for the rare coin market. In brief: interesting rare coins...

Gold Coin Collecting – How Much Do You Have to Pay...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I get calls from potential new gold coin collectors nearly every day. Some of them have...

US Gold Coins – A (Brief) Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Over the last decade, I have become more and more interested in low-grade examples of No...

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies and Key Date Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   When I was a kid just beginning to get serious about coins, an older local dealer made a comment...

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in...

The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: The Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   A total of 22 different quarter eagles were struck from 1854 through 1879. With the exception...

CoinWeek Podcast #116: The State of the Rare Coin Market (with...

CoinWeek Podcast #116: The State of the Rare Coin Market (with Doug Winter) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

15 US Gold Coins All Collectors Should Own

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Even if you are an ultra-specialized collector of U.S. gold coins--let’s say with an emphasis on Type...