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...

When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a...

Proof Gold Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been...

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...

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...

An Interesting 1840-O Half Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   In a recent (April 2020) Heritage Auction, I purchased a very interesting 1840-O Narrow Mill half...

Doug Winter: A Record-Setting 1872-CC $10 Eagle Gold Coin

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   Lost amidst all the hoopla at the recent 2020 FUN Show and auctions was the sale...

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...

How Rare Are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles? An Update

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   In 2016, I wrote about Gem Type One double eagles, inspired by my purchase of a PCGS/CAC...

Just How Rare Are Gem $10 Gold No Motto Liberty Head...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   No Motto Liberty Head eagles were struck from 1838 through 1866. They were made at the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why MS62 May Be the “Perfect” Grade for Early US Gold...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold a really nice 1810 Large Date Large 5 half eagle graded MS62+ by...

1838-C Half Eagle Gold Coin: Finest Known Sets Record Price

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   The finer of only two 1838-C half eagles graded Uncirculated by PCGS has been sold for...

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....

CAC and the Appearance Rarity of No Motto New Orleans Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about my previous article on appearance rarity. It is...

Doug Winter: What Sold Best at DWN in 2019

Gold Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   Instead of the tired “what was hot/what was not” end-of-the-year articles that I typically...

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...

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...

Classic US Coins – 10 Trophy Gold Coins and Their Pitches

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   When it comes to gold, I define a “Trophy Coin” as one that suitably combines rarity,...

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...

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...