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...

A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

BY Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a problem in the...

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...

Coin Collecting: How Much Do You Have to Pay to Play?

By Doug Winter - RareDateGold.com I get calls from potential new gold coin collectors nearly every day. Some of them have spent a good...

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...

Why the Rare Coin Market Isn’t the Art Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   As much as coin dealers--myself included--try to compare the coin market to the art market, the more you look...

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com When I was a kid just beginning to get serious about coins, an older local dealer made a comment that...

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...

What is a Fresh Coin?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com I was recently having a numismatic conversation with someone about an auction (sad life, I know…) and the subject of...

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 comes...

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...

Liberty Head Half Eagles Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

Liberty Head half eagles were produced from 1839 until they were discontinued in 1908. This long-lived series is becoming popular with collectors who are...

The Great Coin Drought

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There’s an ebb and flow to the coin market cycle. When it is in perfect, Zen-like harmony, the market works...

Dahlonega Gold Coin Quiz

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com I’m busy updating my Dahlonega gold book (I hope to be finished with the manuscript in 45 days or so)...

The Two Varieties of 1840-C Half Eagle Gold Coin

BY Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Two newly discovered high grade 1840-C half eagles in the Heritage 2011 Platinum Night session of the FUN auction give...