Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a Set of) New...

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

CoinWeek IQ: Collecting Gold Coins: Tips for the Rest of Us

 CoinWeek IQ: Analysis and Insights from the editors of CoinWeek.com and the industry's leading experts. Collecting gold coins is a pinnacle activity in our hobby,...

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...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect San Francisco Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The gold coinage produced at the San Francisco Mint runs the gamut as far as size,...

The Admiral’s Dozen: 12 Favorite Coins From the Heritage February Long Beach Sale

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I first found out about the offering of a complete set of Liberty Head eagles from...

Doug Winter: Two Sales, Three Coins, One Opinion: My Quick Take on the ANA...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   The ANA week has never been easy for a small numismatic firm like mine to handle, and when I learned...

Gary Carlson – In Memoriam

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   I was just informed that my old friend Gary Carlson passed away and I wanted to share some thoughts and...

Classic US Coins – 50 US Gold Issues with the “Wow” Factor

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Certain issues in the various United States gold types struck between 1795 and 1933 have what might...

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...
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...

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...

ANA: Sponsors Pledge Support for 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Many organizations and individuals play a part in ensuring the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World’s Fair of Money retains a strong educational focus. Thanks...

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...

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 Duckor Collection of Gold Dollars: A Post-Sale Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I had a personal investment in the recent sale of Dr. Steven Duckor’s gold dollar collection at...
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...

United States Gold Coins with Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   A trend that I have noted in recent years is that a subset of gold issues which have what...

Rare Coin Auctions: First Impressions of the Newman Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m freshly returned from Dallas, where I attended a spectacular coin dealer wedding, and combined the nuptials...

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...

So, You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty Head Double Eagles…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   The decision to collect this series should not be made lightly as Liberty Head double eagles have the distinction...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers....

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...
1838-C $5.00 PCGS MS63+ CAC. Images courtesy Douglas Winter Numismatics

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...

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...

How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   In my last blog, I discussed ways how the internet has impacted the concept of eye appeal when it...

What’s Hot and What’s Not – The US Rare Gold Coin Market in 2015/2016

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   As is tradition at DWN, at the end of every year we summarize our experiences buying and...
San Francisco Mint US Gold Coins

A Dozen Unheralded San Francisco Gold Issues Which (Almost) Never Come Nice

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   There are numerous San Francisco issues that are known for their typically ratty appearance. This “rattiness” may...
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...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Under-Appreciated 1878-CC Half Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   It is difficult to call an issue as expensive as the 1878-CC half eagle “underpriced” but...

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So Rare?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Many collectors of 19th-century rare date U.S. gold coins (finally) appreciated with natural color and choice surfaces....