Good Values in Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagles

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

A Baker’s Dozen of San Francisco Gold Treats

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Collector K.U. recently asked me to help him construct a compact, meaningful list of San Francisco gold coins...

Why I Made Collector X Mad

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner The phone rang early Saturday morning. It was a collector calling. The conversation went something like this: “Hi...

First Quarter 2012 Rare Coin Markets: A Quick Recap

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com My take on the first quarter of 2012 was if you ask ten different coin dealers how their business was, you’d...

The “Deal Shopping” Mentality and Rare Coin Prices

By Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com I had an interesting experience at a recent show that I thought was worth sharing. A new-to-the-market collector/investor came up...

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal, Part Three:...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner and Contributor In the third installment of this multi-part article, I’m going to delve into a series that...

An Interesting Collecting Idea…a grading set of Dahlonega half eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner and Contributor As I was getting ready to post a coin that will be for sale in ...

Assembling a Date Set of Civil War Gold Coins: Part One,...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner The combination of history and numismatic significance makes the United Sates gold coins struck during the Civil...

Current Availability of Rare Date Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Coinweek Content Partner If you are a collector of rare date gold, you have probably noticed that there are distinct...

How Do You Price Really Special Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the recent Schuyler Rumsey coin auction, there were a number of coins that I would define as...

The San Francisco Surprise – Schuyler Rumsey Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Around four or five months ago, I got wind of a soon-to-be-conducted rare gold coin auction in San...

The Numismatic Versus: Comparing Coin Collecting Methods

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner   Cats versus dogs. Coke versus Pepsi. Good versus evil. You get my point: two camps competing for...

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles, Part Two: 1867-1907

Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first part of this article, I discussed the ins and outs of assembling a year set of...

Greatest Dahlonega Mint Quarter Eagle…..Ever

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner Unlike their gold dollar and half eagle counterparts, high grade Dahlonega quarter eagles are very rare. This denomination...

Coins That I Never See With Good Eye Appeal Part Two:...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner In the first installment of this multi-part feature, I discussed some of the gold dollar issues that are...

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

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Having recently handled a considerable number of impressive Proof gold coins, I’ve been thinking about when a...

The 2012 FUN Show: Some Observations

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner I can count on one hand the number of coin shows that, after close to three decades in...

Assembling A Year Set of Liberty Head Eagles: Part One, 1838-1866

By Doug Winter – Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner For most collectors, assembling a comlete set of Liberty Head eagles is a daunting task, to...

2011 Heat Index: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Coin...

By Doug Winter - Raregoldcoins.com A CoinWeek Content Partner A popular feature of the www.raregoldcoins.com blog is the “what’s hot and what’s not” article that I...

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...

How to Get Started Collecting Early Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner To my way of thinking, early gold coins (i.e., those struck prior to 1834) and among the most...

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...

Mintmark Varieties of Dahlonega Half Eagles

By Doug Winter  for RareGoldCoins.com For variety collectors, the half eagles struck at the Dahlonega mint are fertile ground. There are a number of very...

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...