Two Cool Proof Civil War Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter for RareGoldCoins.com ......   Douglas Winter Numismatics sold two very rare and very beautiful Proof gold dollars several years ago from the Civil War...

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....

Condition Rarity vs. Absolute Rarity in Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   In numismatics, there are essentially two types of coins. There are coins that are condition rarities and there are coins...

How to Price AU58 Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ....... As a buyer of rare gold coins, nothing makes me happier than seeing choice AU58 gold coins with original...

ANA: Sponsors Pledge Support for 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Many organizations and individuals play a part in ensuring the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World’s Fair of Money retains a strong educational focus. Thanks...

Classic US Coins – The Final Link to Completing a Charlotte...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The completion of any set of classic United States gold coinage is an important feat. When the...

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 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...

Why Are US Gold Coins with Original Color and Surfaces So...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Many collectors of 19th-century rare date U.S. gold coins (finally) appreciated with natural color and choice surfaces....

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...

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...

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...

Gary Carlson – In Memoriam

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   I was just informed that my old friend Gary Carlson passed away and I wanted to share some thoughts and...

US Gold Coins – Proof Only Liberty Head Double Eagle Gold...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .........   Important Type Three Proof Liberty Head double eagles often come up in auction, and that got me to thinking......

US Gold Coins – What is the Rarest New Orleans Half...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   A total of 17 half eagles were produced at the New Orleans mint between 1840 and 1909....

Coin Collecting Strategies – Why Can’t I Find Coins to Buy...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   That was the exact question Collector X asked me, in a somewhat whiny manner, at a recent...

Coin Collecting Strategies – The Type Collector’s Dilemma

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I had an interesting conversation with a collector earlier this week about coin collecting strategies, a subject with...

US Gold Coins – Battle of the 1838-C vs. The 1838-D...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .......   The 1838-C and 1838-D half eagle US Gold Coins are famous issues for similar reasons: they are...

US Coin Collecting – Thoughts on Originality

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ......   “Originality.” It’s one of the most overused terms in all of numismatics. And it’s one of the most misunderstood...

US Gold Coins – A Rarity Study of Civil War...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ..........   A Rarity Study of Civil War $10 US Gold Coins This is the first of potentially many articles...

Sponsors Pledge Support for the 2016 ANA National Money Show in...

It takes a village to put on a first-class coin show. Thanks to the support of 14 dedicated sponsors, the American Numismatic Association's (ANA)...

US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get...

1861-C $5.00 PCGS AU55 CAC By Doug Winter– RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .........   When I first became interested in Southern branch mint US gold coinage, the 1861-C...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Why I Recommend Numismatic Specialization

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .........   When I first started out in the coin business, I assumed I was going to sell everything; Morgan Dollars,...

Numismatic Demographics – Aging Baby Boomers and Rare Gold Coin Prices

I recently received an email from a collector who asked what I thought were an extremely intelligent group of questions. In a nutshell, he asked the following. As boomers age, are we nearing a bubble in coin prices?

What’s Hot and What’s Not – The US Rare Gold Coin...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   As is tradition at DWN, at the end of every year we summarize our experiences buying and...

Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com....   Why Don’t More People Collect 20th Century U.S. Gold Coins by Date? So why, then, do these series lag such non-gold...

15 US Gold Coins Which All Coin Collectors Should Own

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com a CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Even if you are an ultra-specialized collector of U.S. gold coins--let’s say with an emphasis on...

US Gold Coins – What are Coins with Character?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   On the front page of my website (www.raregoldcoins.com) you will see the tagline "Coins with Character". This...

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...

US Gold Coins – “Standalone” New Orleans Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   A “standalone” coin is one that, literally, stands alone; be it as a first-year issue, a one...