Coins I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part One: Gold...

By Doug Winter - CoinWeek Content Partner www.raregoldcoins.com As I was viewing auctions lots for Heritage’s 2012 FUN sale in Dallas the other day, I got...

The Art Basel Fair Versus The FUN Show: An Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I recently returned from a week long trip to Miami where I attended the Art Basel art fair....

Are Gem Type Two Gold Dollars Underpriced or Overpriced?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I recently bought and sold a coin that I hadn’t handled in quite a few years: a...

Some Thoughts on Proof Gold Survival Rates

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com - CoinWeek Content Partner As someone who handles a decent amount of rare and interesting Proof gold coinage, I’ve been...

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...

Rare Liberty Head Quarter Eagles in the Heritage October 2011 Sale:...

BY Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In their recent October 2011 Pittsburgh auction, Heritage Auctions sold a comprehensive collection of Liberty Head quarter eagles. This collection...

Building a Basic Type Set of Five Dollar Gold Pieces

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The half eagle is the very first gold coin to be struck at the United States mint. This denomination...

Where the %$#@ Are All the High Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com As I was reviewing my notes on Dahlonega half eagles this morning, I was struck by something very interesting as...

Grade Distribution of 19th Century Branch Mint Gold Coins

by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com For many 19th century gold issues, it is as important to know the grade distribution as it is the overall...

Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com As recently as five years ago, most of the rare date gold coins that I sold were from the Southern...

How to Add Value to Your Early Gold Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com You can make random purchases of early United States gold coins and, if you are lucky, you might acquire some...

Was This 1875 $10.00 Worth $345,000?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com With more than $75 million dollars in rare coins having sold at the pre-ANA and ANA auctions, it is inevitable...

Some Post-ANA Show Thoughts

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com You’ve no doubt read a dozen ANA Show Reports already and I swore I’d never write one again. But...

ANA Show Predictions: 2011

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com If you had asked me just last week how this year’s ANA show was going to turn out, I’d have...

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...

The Two Types of Coin Collectors

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In my day-to-day dealings with collectors, I note at least two distinct typologies. First, there is the collector who has...

20 Interesting, Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins You Can Buy for Less...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com In a recent blog, I mentioned the fact that the entry level to become a buyer of interesting United...

The 1856-S Eagle: A Study of Mintmark Varieties

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com....   I’d like to thank collector John Toffaletti for writing this interesting study of 1856-S eagles and contributing it to raregoldcoins.com...

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...

Coin Markets: What’s Hot and What’s Not – Spring 2011

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com - One of the more popular entries in the DWN Blogospehere is the “Hot/Not” feature. Its been a while since...

The State of the Dahlonega Gold Coin Market, 2011

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

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....

US Coins: The $103,500 1862-S Eagle

Lost in the hubbub surrounding the recently-concluded Central States coin show and the Heritage auction held with it was a sale that I think...

Why are Proof Gold Coins Suddenly a Hot Commodity?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Without a lot of fanfare, Proof gold coins have become a strong area of the market. In this blog, I’d...

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...

Gold Coins With “MLD” – Multiple Levels of Demand

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In my 25+ years of specializing in United States gold coins, I have noticed some interesting trends as far as...

How Proof Gold Coins Are Graded Differently Than Business Strikes

How are Proof gold coins from the 19th century graded differently than their business strike counterparts? By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In order to fully grasp...

How the Internet Has Changed Rare Coin Auctions

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   In my last blog, I discussed ways how the internet has impacted the concept of eye appeal when it...

Some Interesting Results From the Recent Heritage Spring ANA Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com The recently concluded Heritage sale was not really a stellar offering from this firm. Falling after the outstanding array of...

How Many High Grade Dahlonega Gold Dollars Exist?

As the research I am doing for the third edition of my book “Gold Coins of the Dahlonega Mint, 1838-1861″ comes together, I am...