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 has...

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 from...

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA: Part...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ………. At the recent 2015 ANA convention, I was able to purchase a number of really exciting choice...

US Gold Coins – Cool Coins from the 2015 ANA ...

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;...

U.S. Gold Coins – Collector Tips – What Original Gold Coins...

1807 Bust Left $5.00 Graded AU55+ by PCGS By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner .....   Around a year ago, I wrote a blog that discussed...

Coin Collections – The Duckor Gold Dollars

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ................. In all of my years of being a professional numismatist, I have met few collectors who “get...

Five Coins That Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

By Doug Winter – RareGoldcoins.com.... CoinWeek Content Partner   Prior to the actual Pogue I sale (held in New York on May 19), I wondered if it...

US Gold Coins – CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com....   As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is...

The Pogue Quarter Eagles: A Post-Auction Analysis

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com....   As the early half dollars in the Pogue sale were hammered down--some at levels lower than I expected--I turned to my...

Pogue, Part 1: Postmortem, Dealer Take-Aways, and the Sale as an...

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek .....   A light round of applause met the $2,000,000 hammer price that lot 1128--a rare 1808 quarter eagle--brought at Stack's...

A Dozen Undervalued United States Gold Coins Priced Below $7,500: 2015...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com   It’s been quite a while since I wrote an article about the topic of affordable, undervalued 19th century U.S. gold coins,...

More Cool Coins! March 2015 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo –...

We know what you're thinking. You're thinking that the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore is too big a show for just one...

How Rare Are Choice High-Grade Dahlonega Half Eagles?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Since I wrote the first of my three editions of Dahlonega gold books over two decades ago, I’ve...

Coin Collecting Strategies – How Consistent Does Your Set Need to...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner....   I had an interesting email exchange with collector M.N. who asked me (in a nutshell) if his technique...

Coin Collecting Strategies – Vertical Coin Collections

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I was having a conversation with client JF, and he told me about a way he collects coins...

Coin Collecting Strategies – A Dozen Sleeper Dates in Liberty Head...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Due to its high per-coin cost, there are not many date collectors of Proof gold coins. This means...

How I Became a Coin Collector (…Again)

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Like most dealers, I started my numismatic journey as a collector. I began a collection of 1787 Draped...

US Gold Coin Collecting Strategies – Ten Reasons Why Fives Are...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Half eagles aren’t my favorite denomination per se but, from a coin collecting point of view, they make...

Coin Profiles – Very Rare 1872 Double Eagle U.S. Proof Gold...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I have handled some really amazing Proof gold coins in 2014, and one of the rarest and...

US Gold Coins: New Orleans Half Eagles – An Updated Look

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner It has been a number of years since I’ve written about New Orleans Liberty Head half eagles and...

Is There A ”Best Time” to Buy Coins?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com On my way to lunch the other day, I listened to a great radio story on This American Life about the...

Finest Known Type One Double Eagles Gold Coins: Part One, 1850-1858

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… While doing the research for my new online reference about Type One double eagles, I began to...

What Does a Virtually “Perfect” 19th Century Gold Coin Look Like?

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The majority of the coins I deal with are imperfect. They were struck by crude machinery, in often difficult circumstances, by...

Coin Collecting Strategies : How To Collect Type One Double Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner ……… Type One double eagles have become the single most popular area of collecting in the rare date...

Bill Motto: A Memoriam

by Douglas Winter  - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. A good guy passed away yesterday and I’d like to share some thoughts about him. William “Bill” Motto was the CEO...

Coin Photography: A Photo is Worth 1,000 Words (Except When It’s...

A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what...

Doug Winter: Two Sales, Three Coins, One Opinion: My Quick Take...

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com The ANA week has never been easy for a small numismatic firm like mine to handle, and when I learned that...

Compromising When Coin Buying: When You Should and When You Shouldn’t

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. Collectors often ask me about my thought process(es) when I make coin purchases. Why do I buy certain...

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sets World Record With $1.645 Million Dollar Purchase...

Douglas Winter Numismatics, a Portland Oregon rare coin firm specializing in choice 18th and 19th century United States gold coinage, recently set a world...

Coin Values: Pricing Problem Coins !

By Doug Winter - RareGoldcoins.com CoinWeek Content Partner………. I’ve discussed many times the process in which how nice coins are assigned price levels. But how are...