How to Get Started Collecting Early US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among...

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 – Is the 1875 Eagle Finally Gaining Recognition...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In the Heritage February 2018 sale of the Admiral Collection, the star attraction was a nice...

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

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

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 Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Liberty...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I can make a strong case for half eagles as the most compelling of the many...

Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coins and the Economics of Coin...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com on the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   A recent conversation with a good client about the impact...

CoinWeek Podcast #88: How the Coin Market Works with Doug Winter...

 CoinWeek Podcast #88: How the Coin Market Works with Doug Winter - Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

Looking Back: Four Areas of Strength in the 2017 Rare Date...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On a 1-10 scale in the rare date gold market, I would rate 2017 as a...

Classic US Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Three Dollar...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The odd denomination Three Dollar gold piece was introduced in 1854, ostensibly to facilitate large purchases...

US Gold Coins – Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ......   For variety collectors, the half eagles struck at the Dahlonega Mint are fertile ground. There are a number of very...

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...

Coin Collecting Terminology – Is it a Widget Coin and What...

By Doug Winter  - RareGoldCoins.com ......   What is a Widget Coin? One of the newer catch-all coin terms that’s been making the rounds is widget coin...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Presents: DWN Concierge Sales

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Doug Winter, owner/operator of Douglas Winter Numismatics and a frequent contributor to CoinWeek, has inaugurated a...

What is a Fresh Coin?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   I was recently having a numismatic conversation with someone about an auction (sad life, I know...) and the subject...

Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part One

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   One of the things about the Christmas/New Year’s holidays is that they are a time of remembrance. If you're...

Classic US Gold Coin Profile – The 1795 Small Eagle Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’m not sure the 1795 Small Eagle half eagle is my favorite American gold coin, but...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Cool Coin 1834-1933 Gold Type...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier in 2017, I wrote an article about collecting US gold coins by type. This article...

Classic US Coins – So… You’ve Decided to Collect New Orleans...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Gold coins were made at the New Orleans Mint from 1839 through 1909. A total of...

US Gold Coin Profile – The 1796 With Stars Gold Quarter...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...........   Production of the gold quarter eagle denomination began in 1796. The initial production run of 932 coins featured the...

Classic US Gold Coins – Three Underappreciated With Motto San Francisco...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   While writing my October 2017 article on Liberty Head eagles, I spent time discussing the With...

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 – So You’ve Decided to Collect With Motto...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In January 2017, I wrote a blog in the “So You've Decided to Collect...” series about...

Can You Collect Rare US Gold on a Budget of $2,500-$5,000...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   When I speak to new collectors, they are often under the impression that most of the...

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...

Doug Winter – Lessons Learned: The Kentucky Collection of Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently purchased a nice specialized collection of 20 Liberty Head quarter eagles from an individual...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Sure, size matters - but collectors have long appreciated gold dollars, the smallest size and denomination...

Five Snoozing U.S. Gold Series and Their Chances to Re-Awaken

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’ve specialized in United States gold coins since the 1980s and I’ve seen a number of...

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...

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...