Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many of the ultra-rare coins we sell never make it onto the DWN website. Every now and...

Which Rare Gold Coins Can Weather the Storm?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I’ve been a full-time professional coin dealer since 1981 and I’ve been through numerous down markets....

Classic U.S. Coins – When Did Type One Double Eagles Become Popular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   Type One Liberty Head double eagles, struck from 1850 through 1866, are today one of the most...

So You’ve Decided to Collect United States 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,...

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...
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...

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...

The Big Mo Collection of Civil War Gold Coinage: Part Two

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Formed by a Nevada specialized collector over the last decade or so, the Big Mo set of...
1885-CC $20.00 PCGS MS60. Images courtesy Doug Winter Numismatics

Classic US Gold Coins – The Big Five Carson City Mint Double Eagles

Carson City Mint Double Eagles by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Carson City Mint double eagles can be neatly divided into three tiers of rarity. The...

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...
What I learned about Liberty Head half eagles from the Fairmont Hoard - Doug Winter Numisatics

What Was Lacking From Fairmont/Hendricks: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Part One: Half Eagles The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” set of Liberty Head half...
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...

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

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 it...

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...
How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

How to Collect Classic US Gold Coins in a Bull Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   If you are like most circa 2022 coin collectors, you’ve never experienced a true bull market. You may...

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,...
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...
US Gold Coins of the Bob Simpson Collecction

Simpson I Results: US Gold; Plus a Snapshot of the Higher End of the...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The auction sale of Part One of selections from the collection of Bob Simpson was recently conducted...
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...
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 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...

A Seven-Mint Liberty Head Half Eagle Set on Steroids

Half Eagle Collecting by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I’ve written before on collecting a seven-mint set of Liberty Head half eagles. In...
CoinWeek Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 2

CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 2: Key Dates, Original Gold, and Athenian Owls

 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....

How Cellphone Photos Took Over the Coin Market in 2020

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Beginning about three or four years ago, I noticed an ever-increasing amount of my business involved cellphone...

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...

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...

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...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier in 2017, I wrote an article about collecting US gold coins by type. This article...
1840's US Gold Quarter Eagles

The Appearance Rarity of Liberty Head Quarter Eagles: How CAC Populations Help Determine Which...

Liberty Head Quarter Eagles by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   CAC has introduced a number of new shifts in the taste of...

The Five One-Year Types of New Orleans Mint Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - www.raregoldcoins.com ......   Gold coins were made at the New Orleans Mint between 1839 and 1909. During this time, there were no...