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...

Buying Coins: When You Should Compromise and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I...

Why I Made Collector X Mad

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner The phone rang early Saturday morning. It was a collector calling. The conversation went something like this: “Hi...

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which...

Is There A ”Best Time” to Buy Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com On my way to lunch the other day, I listened to a great radio story on This American Life about the...

Why Do San Francisco Gold Coins Get No Love?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… The City by the Bay gets my vote as by far the nicest city in which the...

Three Great New Orleans Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I’ve heard it said many times that, “All the great coins can only be found at auction.” As...

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...

Five Exercises in Rare Date Gold Coin Pricing

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For collectors and dealers alike, accurately pricing a coin remains perhaps the most difficult process in...

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles, Part Two: 1867-1907

Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first part of this article, I discussed the ins and outs of assembling a year set 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coin Collecting Strategies: Some Thoughts on Rarity

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……………….. Having just published a blog about coin rarity based on grade distribution, I’ve been thinking more about...

The Three Levels of Coin Rarity: The Appearance, Eye Appeal, and...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner....   If you’ve been around the coin market for a while, you know that there are many different types...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .......   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...

The NFL GM’s Theory of Coin Buying

By Doug Winter  for RareGoldCoins.com Is it possible that a strategy used by the General Manager of your favorite National Football League team can...

US Gold Coins – A (Brief) Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Over the last decade, I have become more and more interested in low-grade examples of No...

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...

Why Are Nice Coins So Hard to Find?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… When I’m at shows or talking to collectors and dealers over the phone, I hear a common...

The State of the Dahlonega Gold Coin Market, 2011

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   I published the second edition of my book on Dahlonega gold coinage in 2003. A lot of time has...

Collecting United States Gold Coins by Type

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ……… In the world of rare American gold coins there tends to be two distinct camps: date collectors and type...

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Newbie’s Lament, What Should I...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask...

How Do You Price Really Special Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the recent Schuyler Rumsey coin auction, there were a number of coins that I would define as...

Ten Buyer’s Tips for San Francisco Gold Coin Collectors

If you are a collector of San Francisco gold coins, there are a few buying tips I’d like to offer. These range from pretty...

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareDateGold.com Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make some interesting observations...

US Gold Coins – What Are the Three Rarest Carson City...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   Of the three denominations of gold coins struck at the Carson City Mint, perhaps the most popular to collect...

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

  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....