Collecting No Motto New Orleans Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… If you have a numismatic budget of $2,000-10,000 per coin and you want to explore a series...

What Makes Certain Coins Popular–and Others Unpopular?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......... I often make buying decisions based on a coin’s popularity. As an example, I will buy a coin like...

Good Values in Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   If you collect rare United States gold coins, you’ll notice that certain series have extremely compressed...

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...

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA: Part...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……….   At the recent 2015 ANA convention, I was able to purchase a number of really exciting choice...

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...

The Second Annual DWN Art Basel “I Was There” Blog

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… For the second year in a row, I went to the incredible Art Basel show in Miami...

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...

Classic US Gold – Stretch Dates: Liberty Head Quarter Eagles

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In October 2016 I wrote a blog entitled The Concept of the Stretch Date. It was well-received,...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers....

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...

US Gold Coins – A Date by Date Analysis of New...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier this fall I wrote the first part of this article, which discussed the No Motto eagles...

Doug Winter: Dabbling in Territorial and Private Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   You may or may not have noticed that my firm has been far more active in...

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 Profiles: The Eliasberg 1858-O $20.00 Gold Double Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com I’d like to share a photo and some information about a really interesting coin that I recently bought and sold....

2013 ANA Coin Show Report: 10 Observations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… You know how I feel about Coin show reports. They tend to be self-serving, inaccurate, biased as...

US Gold Coins – What’s the “Next Big Thing” in Rare...

By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In the last decade, we have seen a number of Next Big Things in the rare date gold...

Pricing “Difficult” Coins: A Real World Model

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ...... I have written a number of blogs in the past few years about how I price rare coins. Despite...

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are...

Doug Winter’s Answers to This Year’s “Rosen Report” on the Rare...

Every year, I participate in the Rosen Report in which I (along with an impressive panel of fellow dealers) answer a series of timely...

Coin Grading – Six “Ruined” US Gold Coin Liberty Head Issues

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The powers that be at PCGS and NGC have never sat down and said “let’s deliberately ruin...

The Three Kings: The Proof-Only Double Eagles Dated 1883, 1884 and...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Continuing my fascination with Proof-only issues, I’d like to discuss the rare Proof-only double eagles dated 1883, 1884 and...

Bill Motto: A Memoriam

by Douglas Winter  - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A good guy passed away yesterday and I’d like to share some thoughts about him. William “Bill” Motto was the CEO...

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...

10 Rare US Gold Coins with Surprising Low/High CAC Populations

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I have written previous articles about CAC population figures. To me, CAC populations help to quantify quality....

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...

Classic US Coins – The New Orleans Eagle Market is Sizzling

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The recent Stacks Bowers Baltimore auction contained a group of comparatively high grade New Orleans eagles which...

Coin Collecting Strategies: The Concept of the Stretch Date

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Unless you are a very savvy collector, it is likely that many of the preconceptions you have...

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...

The State of the Liberty Head Double Eagle Coin Market: 2011

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com The level of popularity for the Liberty Head double eagle series, struck between 1850 and 1907, shows no signs of...