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...

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...

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...