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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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

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

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...
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...

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

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

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 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...
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...
The curious case of the condition census 1879-CC eagle

The Curious Case of the Condition Census 1879-CC Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In February 2020, I purchased an important Condition Census 1879-CC eagle from the Jacobson Collection sale conducted...
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: 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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

Ten Affordable Pioneer Gold Types for the Casual Collector

Ten Affordable Pioneer Gold Types by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Yes, it takes deep pockets and lots of patience to specialize in...
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...

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...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Dahlonega Mint opened in 1838 as a result of the North Georgia gold rush. The difficulty...

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...

Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Civil War Gold Become Popular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   Thanks to reader M.R. from Virginia, who suggested this interesting concept, I’m going to be writing a...