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...

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

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...

The Curious Case of the 1855-C Gold Dollar

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I can’t think of a single branch mint gold coin that has performed as poorly from a...

Simpson III: A Quick US Gold Coin Auction Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   On January 20, Heritage Auctions sold Part Three of the Bob Simpson Collection. As with the first...

Civil War vs. Reconstruction Era Three Dollar Gold in High Grade

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Three Dollar gold pieces struck during the Civil War are very popular with collectors and sell for...

14 Undervalued Classic Gold Coins From the Philadelphia Mint

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head gold coins from the Philadelphia Mint were struck from 1838 through 1908 in six different...

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...

Classic US Gold Coins: What’s Hot and What’s Not – 2021...

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 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...

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...

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...

So You’ve Decided to Collect Classic Head Half Eagle Gold Coins…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As a companion piece to the Sunnyvale Collection of Classic Head half eagles that they offered for...

A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t...

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

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...

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...

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

Dahlonega gold coins by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   One of the real pleasures of collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of...

What I Learned About Liberty Head Half Eagles From the Fairmont...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known Wass Molitor 1855 $20

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), a Portland, Oregon firm specializing in choice and rare United States gold coinage,...

CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin...

CoinWeek Podcast #138: Rare Coin Battle: The 1822 $5 Gold Coin vs. the 1870-S $3 Gold Coin Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why MS62 May Be the “Perfect” Grade for Early US Gold...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold a really nice 1810 Large Date Large 5 half eagle graded MS62+ by...

The “Coin Deal Shopping” Mentality and Rare Coin Prices

Coin Deal Shopping by Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I had an interesting experience at a recent show that I thought was worth...