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...
GreatCollections and Heritage Complete $4.75 Million Transaction for Ultra High Relief Gold Coin

GreatCollections and Heritage Complete $4.75 Million Transaction for Ultra High Relief Gold Coin

Iconic Saint-Gaudens issue is considered one of the most desirable and valuable coins in numismatics   One of America’s greatest coins, the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High...

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...
Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three - Gold Coins

Collecting Carson City (CC) Coinage: Part Three – Gold Coins

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   In parts one and two of my series on collecting Carson City coinage, I discussed all of the small...
A Carson City $20 Gold Coin Sells for $1.62 Million, Sets World Record

A Carson City $20 Gold Coin Sells for $1.62 Million, Sets World Record

A shoot-out straight out of the Old West drove the final price of a 151-year-old gold coin to a world record Thursday night at...
United States 1848 CAL quarter eagle

United States 1848 “CAL” Quarter Eagle

The California Gold Rush may have been set off by James Wilson Marshall's January 24, 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, but the...
Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

Eliasberg’s 1982 US Gold Coin Collection Auction Reconsidered

After four decades, the value increases for Eliasberg’s Carson City gold coins warrant attention   By Rusty Goe ..... The Eliasberg Brand As each decade passes, the significance...
Coin Grading - A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins - Doug Winter

Coin Grading – A Basic Guide to Detecting Doctored Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   There is no getting around the fact that doctoring of rare United States gold coins is a...
Single Finest PCGS 1888 Half Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers Nov. 2021 Auction

Single Finest PCGS 1888 Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2021 Auction

By Ben Orooji - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After a stellar August 2021 ANA sale in which Stack's Bowers Galleries sold over 50...
Norweb 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagle, the Only Available BD-4, Offered by Heritage Auctions

Norweb 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagle, the Only Available BD-4, Offered by Heritage...

Nine 1820 half eagle varieties exist to challenge collectors. Four of those die marriages have a Square Base 2, and five varieties feature a...
The Stack's Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

The Stack’s Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Stack’s Bowers (and Heritage) ANA auctions were historically significant in this most unusual year as they...
The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins - Bullion Shark

The Top 6 Most Expensive US Coins

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The following six U.S. coins are those that have sold for the highest amounts to date at auctions. For of...
NGC-Certified 1921 Double Eagle Realizes Over $2 Million at Heritage Auction

NGC-Certified 1921 Double Eagle Realizes Over $2 Million at Heritage Auction

A 1921 Roman Finish Double Eagle certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), realized over $2 million in a Heritage Auctions sale on August 18,...
A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue of Liberty” Bidding Strategy

A Big Move for a Small Coin: The Legend of John Jay Pittman’s “Statue...

By Ron Guth .....   Once upon a time, long before the COVID pandemic, and well before the internet took much of the business online, rare...
1878 Morgan $10 Pattern Struck in Gold Offered in Heritage ANA Signature Auction

1878 Morgan $10 Pattern Struck in Gold Offered in Heritage ANA Signature Auction

George T. Morgan's 1878 $10 pattern in gold, Judd-1581, is one of the rarest issues in the U.S. pattern series. Only two examples of...

Eliasberg 1927-D Saint Sold for Nearly $3.1 Million by Witter Coin

Described as “quite a spectacular coin,” the second-finest-known 1927-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle has been sold for nearly $ 3,090,000 by Witter Coin of San...
World's Most Valuable and Famous Rare Coin, 1933 Double Eagle, at ANA World's Fair of Money

World’s Most Valuable and Famous Rare Coin, 1933 Double Eagle, at ANA World’s Fair...

First public display of this historic coin since its $18.9 million record-shattering auction, courtesy of its anonymous new owner and GreatCollections   The world's most valuable...
PCGS Encapsulates Legendary 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

PCGS Encapsulates Legendary 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

The world’s most valuable coin was sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021 for nearly $19 million   The 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, which broke an all-time...
Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1854-C Quarter Eagle

Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known 1854-C Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), located in Portland, Oregon, recently sold the single finest known example of the...
1891 Double Eagle Rarity at Stack's Bowers August 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

1891 Double Eagle Rarity Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 World’s Fair of Money...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Beginning in 1877, the denomination listed on the double eagle was expanded from TWENTY D. to...
Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2021 Auction

Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   For the numismatist assembling a set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the later issues present a formidable...
Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

Unique Wass Molitor $20 Gold Featured in August GreatCollections Auction

The California territorial is one of the great rarities of the pioneer series   GreatCollections has been selected to auction the unique 1855 Wass Molitor Twenty...
First Display in Nearly a Decade of Rare 1921 Roman Finish Proof Saint-Gaudens $20

First Display in Nearly a Decade of Rare 1921 Roman Finish Proof Saint-Gaudens $20

The 1921 Proof Double Eagle discovered in 2006 and the recently discovered 1854-S Half Eagle will both be exhibited at the 2021 Summer FUN...
1933 Double Eagle Demolishes Record, Sells for $18.9 Million

1933 Double Eagle Demolishes Record, Sells for $18.9 Million

By CoinWeek Staff Reports .....   On Tuesday, June 8, Sotheby's set an auction record for a rare coin that would have been inconceivable even days...

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...
CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp)

 CoinWeek Podcast #159: The Infamous 1933 Double Eagle (with David Tripp) Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or...

The One That Got Away: Only 1933 Double Eagle That Can Be Owned to...

Today, most collectible coins are certified before they are sold at auction. The complete process of certification — authentication, grading, and encapsulation in a...
CAC Verifies Grade of Stuart Weitzman 1933 Double Eagle

CAC Verifies Grade of Stuart Weitzman 1933 Double Eagle

Venerable auction house Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that John Albanese of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) has verified as meeting its strict grading criteria,...
PCGS Around the World – An 1859-O United States Double Eagle Appears in Europe

PCGS Around the World – An 1859-O United States Double Eagle Appears in Europe

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   Discoveries of rarities, especially in the United States gold coin series, can occur in Paris submissions as tons of...

PCGS Certifies Ultra-Rare 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

Professional Coin Grading Service Grades the Only Legally Obtainable 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, to be Sold by Sotheby’s in June 2021   Professional Coin Grading Service...