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...

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...

How To Succesfully Negotiate a Trade With Your Coin Dealer

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… You see a $25,000 coin in a dealer’s inventory and you really want it. The problem is...

What Percentage of Classic Rare United States Coins Have Been Graded...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… After 25+ years of encapsulating coins and 50+ million submissions, it is clear that PCGS and NGC...

Why Some Coins Sell and Why Some Don’t

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… At a typical coin show, I buy between 25 and 75 new coins. I like every coin ...

Doug Winter’s Answers to this Years “Rosen Report” on the state...

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

Some Thoughts on Rare Coin Pricing

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I have been working on a few coin-related projects lately and one component which has made me...

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...

Some Thoughts on the $10 Million Dollar 1794 Dollar

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Stacks Bowers auctions made numismatic history last night by selling a PCGS SP66 1794 silver dollar for...

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...

Is the Market for Dahlonega Varieties Starting to Heat Up?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… For years, I’ve been commenting on the die varieties of Dahlonega coins. My take has usually been...

How NOT to Assemble a Great Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While looking through thousands and thousands of coins recently in the 2013 Heritage FUN sale, I took...

Undervalued U.S. Gold Coins in the $1,500-3,500 Range

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner....   An article of mine was recently published (by CoinWeek), a content partner of ours, and a reader left a...

How I Blew My Free Appraisal

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the oddest things about being a coin dealer are the almost daily phone calls I...

Great American Gold Coins – Dual Rarities!

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… There are coins that are rare because of their grade (“condition rarities”) and there are coins that...

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...

Coin Values: Buying the Jump Grade

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… A few recent coin sales that were made by my firm have given me an idea for...

How to Collect Dahlonega Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… One of the real pleasures to collecting Dahlonega gold coins is the variety of ways that the...

A Neat Knick-Knack: Counterfeit 1842 Dahlonega $5

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… As you become a more passionate collector, “oddball” items become more appealing. I refer to these as...

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...

Dallas Texas and the History of American Coin Collecting

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… I am headed to Dallas later this week to attend the upcoming ANA National Money show. Going...

Type One Liberty Head Double Eagles Major Varieties

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......... The true test of popularity for a series is when collectors begin to focus on varieties within...

Rare Date US Gold Coins – Grade Distribution

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are essentially two types of rarity: absolute (a coin that is rare in all grades; an example...

How To Become A Coin Kingpin

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Deciding what to collect can often be a case of deciding what not to collect. This zen-like statement...

The Battle Born Gold Coins: A Quick Analysis By Doug Winter

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner The recently concluded Battle Born sale, held by Stack’s Bowers at the 2012 Philadelphia ANA convention, was clearly...

San Francisco Liberty Head Eagles 1854-1878: A Date-by-Date Analysis, Part One

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner After many years of neglect, the Liberty Head gold coinage from the San Francisco mint is becoming popular...

Factors That Influence Coin Prices: The Not-So-Obvious

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Coin prices are impacted by a number of factors. The most obvious of these are supply and demand....

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...

10 Ways to Become a Better Coin Collector

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com As a dealer who works with collectors who range in experience from total beginners to full-on experts, I have a...

20 Popular 19th Century US Gold Coins Priced Below $10,000

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner There are dozens of United States gold coins that are accorded a high degree of value for various...