Classic US Gold Coins – The Under-Appreciated 1878-CC Half Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   It is difficult to call an issue as expensive as the 1878-CC half eagle “underpriced” but...

The Connoisseur’s Guide to United States Gold Coins

DWN Publishing, 1995. 41 pages, unillustrated.   The gist of this book can best be described by its subtitles: "How to form great collections of 19th...

US Gold Coins – A Rarity Study of Civil War $10 Gold Eagles

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...

How Rare Are Non-Shipwreck Gem Type One Double Eagles? An Update

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   In 2016, I wrote about Gem Type One double eagles, inspired by my purchase of a PCGS/CAC...

Why MS62 May Be the “Perfect” Grade for Early US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold a really nice 1810 Large Date Large 5 half eagle graded MS62+ by...

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA Part One

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Without fail, the annual ANA convention brings out many great coins. Some of these are old friends;...
The Impact of the Fairmont Hoard on San Francisco Gold, Part One: Half Eagles

The Impact of the Fairmont Hoard on San Francisco Gold, Part One: Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In my many years of specializing in rare United States gold coins, beginning in 2018, nothing has...

A Record-Breaking Dahlonega Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Lost in the post-sale chatter about the 1794 dollar was a record-breaking Dahlonega coin which became the...

A Memorable 1892-O Half Eagle: Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Despite its low mintage of just 10,000 coins, the 1892-O half eagle is a coin that doesn’t...
What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As recently as 2019, when I wrote my annual State of the Dated Gold Marker report, it...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Cool Coin 1834-1933 Gold Type Set

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Earlier in 2017, I wrote an article about collecting US gold coins by type. This article...
My 12 Favorite Gold Coins in the Bender Part I Heritage Auction

My 12 Favorite Gold Coins in the Bender Part I Heritage Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Tom Bender is a good client of mine as well as a friend, and it was with...

The Big Mo Collection of Civil War Gold Coinage: Part Two

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Formed by a Nevada specialized collector over the last decade or so, the Big Mo set of...
Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a "Safe Purchase"

Why High-Grade, Late-Date New Orleans Eagles are a “Safe Purchase”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 13 “late date” With Motto New Orleans Liberty Head eagles struck from 1888 to 1906 are...

The Pogue VII Sale – My Perspective Through A Dozen Coins: Doug Winter

The Pogue VII Sale by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   You couldn’t have picked a more dire set of circumstances faced by...
1840's US Gold Quarter Eagles

Coin Experts: Overall Rarity Versus Grade Rarity

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Even the most available pre-1933 United States gold coin has some degree of “rarity”. A coin like...
So You've Decided to Colelct Type Two Liberty Head $20 Double Eagle Gold Coins, by Doug Winter

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect Type Two $20 Liberty...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   In 1866, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse of the double...

US Gold Coin Profile – The 1796 With Stars Gold Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...........   Production of the gold quarter eagle denomination began in 1796. The initial production run of 932 coins featured the...

15 US Gold Coins All Collectors Should Own

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Even if you are an ultra-specialized collector of U.S. gold coins--let’s say with an emphasis on Type...
A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

A Pricing Anomaly on 1844-O $10 Gold Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I was recently offered a very common but very saleable New Orleans half eagle that should have...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect (a Set of) New...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The New Orleans Mint produced Liberty Head half eagles from 1840 through 1857, and again from...

When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a Premium?

Proof Gold Coins By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been...
Dale Friend: A Rememberance

Dale Friend: A Rememberance

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The first time I can recall interacting with Dale Friend was around 15 years or so ago. I...

So… What’s the Third Rarest No Motto New Orleans Eagle in High Grades?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   It’s pretty obvious to specialists that the two rarest No Motto New Orleans eagle $10 gold coins...

What do Coin Auction Prices Represent?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For better or worse, the current market has come to heavily rely on auction prices to determine...

Can You Collect Rare US Gold on a Budget of $2,500-$5,000 per Coin?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   When I speak to new collectors, they are often under the impression that most of the...
Selected U.S. Gold Coins Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

Selected Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Heritage Auctions conducted a massive sale last month in place of what would have been the annual...

14 Undervalued Classic Gold Coins From the Philadelphia Mint

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head gold coins from the Philadelphia Mint were struck from 1838 through 1908 in six different...
How to find coins at coin shows

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

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...

US Gold Coins – Why Does the 1861-C Half Eagle Get No Love?

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...