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...

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a...
Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a "Safe Purchase"

Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a “Safe Purchase”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 13 “late date” With Motto New Orleans Liberty Head eagles struck from 1888 to 1906 are...
Coin Maze

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that...
Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1854-C Quarter Eagle

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1854-C Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), located in Portland, Oregon, recently sold the single finest known example of the...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...
Classic U.S. Gold Coins: The 1854-O Half Eagle Gets "Discovered"

Classic U.S. Gold Coins: The 1854-O Half Eagle Gets “Discovered”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 1854-O is the second-most-available No Motto half eagle from the New Orleans Mint. According to the...
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...