10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have...

Collecting Strategies: Transitional Gold Coins

U.S. Gold Coins with Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I am often asked for ideas about which US gold coins to collect, especially...

Four Coin-Related Things You Should Do at the 2018 ANA Convention

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… So, you’ve decided to attend this year’s Summer ANA show (aka The World’s Fair of Money) in Philadelphia. I’ve never attended an...

US Gold Coins – Finest Known 1861-C Half Eagle is sold

Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN) of Portland, Oregon in conjunction with David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) of Virginia Beach, Virginia recently sold the single finest...

Coin Expert Advice – Ten Tips For Selling Your Coins

Selling Your Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ....... As someone who sells a lot of coins, I have some selling tips/tricks/thoughts that I’d like...

The Two Varieties of 1840-C Gold Half Eagles Coins

 Gold Half Eagles BY Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Two discovered high grade 1840-C gold half eagles were in the 2011 Heritage Platinum Night session of...

Is It Still Possible to Put Together a Nice Set of...

New Orleans Double Eagles by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Let’s say an upscale collector makes a decision to put together a...

Ten Coins and Coin Types That Still Excite Me Each Time...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I’ve been at the coin game for longer than I choose to admit and at this...

Classic US Gold Collecting Strategies: The “Best Available Coin”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I am continually asked by new collectors, and by established collectors who are new to gold...

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

Rare Coin Market Report By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ...... As much as coin dealers--myself included--try to compare the rare coin market...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The gold coinage produced at the San Francisco Mint runs the gamut as far as size,...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare 1854-D Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently purchased the finest-known 1854-D quarter eagle, graded MS64 by NGC, and this motivated me...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Under-Appreciated 1878-CC Half Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   It is difficult to call an issue as expensive as the 1878-CC half eagle “underpriced” but...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In 1866, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse of the double...

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...