Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek .....   Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of...

Heritage Auctions – Coin Profile – 1833 Small Date Half Eagle,...

Heritage's upcoming December 5-8 US Coins Signature Auction in Dallas features a coin profile extremely rare variety of a very rare coin, the BD-3...

Rare Gold Coins Turning up in Shipwreck of SS North Carolina

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek .....   Just 20 miles off the coast of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a shipwreck dating back to the early 1840s...

Doug Winter: Dabbling in Territorial and Private Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   You may or may not have noticed that my firm has been far more active in...

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part IV: “No Motto” Half...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Production of half eagles began at the newly opened mint in 1854. Coins produced through the...

The Gold Coins of San Francisco, Part III: Three Dollar Gold

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Just five Three Dollar gold pieces were made at the San Francisco Mint, and this includes...

Rare 1851 Humbert $50 Featured in Stack’s Bowers November Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the most evocative of all the Gold Rush issues, the huge octagonal $50 gold pieces...

Taraszka Collection of Early $10 Eagles Earns Over $3.2 Million in...

A milestone in early American numismatics was realized at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, where the...

Classic US Gold Coins – The Big Five Carson City...

Carson City Mint Double Eagles by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   Carson City Mint double eagles can be neatly divided into three tiers of rarity. The...

The Liberty Head Gold Coins of San Francisco: The Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   A total of 22 different quarter eagles were struck from 1854 through 1879. With the exception...

New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”   By California Gold Marketing Group ......   Never before revealed...

When Is Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Worth a...

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

First Public Exhibit of Recently Discovered Rare 1854-S $5 at ANA...

Historic, Gold Rush-era San Francisco Half Eagle will be featured Museum Showcase display courtesy of ANA Governor Brian Hendelson   By Classic Coin Company ......   The fourth...

One of the Coolest US Gold Coin Hoards You’ve Never Heard...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Starting around May 2018, one of the most amazing hoards of United States gold coins I...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Low Mintage Rarity 1885 $20...

United States $20 gold coins were extremely useful in foreign trade during the last half of the 19th century. Double eagles were immediately recognizable...

Five Exercises in Rare Date Gold Coin Pricing

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   For collectors and dealers alike, accurately pricing a coin remains perhaps the most difficult process in...

Gold Coin Rarity: What We Can Learn From the Hansen Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Part One: Gold Dollars Through Three Dollar Gold The once-in-a-generation collection of U.S. coins being assembled by...

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...

Classic US Coins: So You’ve Decided to Collect Proof Gold…

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Imagine, if you will, that the coin market is a sushi bar. You look in the...

US Gold Coins – A (Brief) Analysis of Low-Grade No Motto...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   Over the last decade, I have become more and more interested in low-grade examples of No...

Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Near-Perfect 1864 Gold Dollar Coin

In 1864, the Civil War raged on, with severe consequences both on the battlefield and in commerce. The greenback could not hold its value...

Rare Gold Coins: What Was in Demand in 2018?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   2018 was a decidedly mixed year for the rare coin market. In brief: interesting rare coins...

Beverly Hills Heritage U.S. Coin Auction Realizes $6.5+ Million

Gold was the story in California as Heritage's December 13-14 Beverly Hills Signature Auction raised in excess of $6.5 million for its consignors. Post...

Brasher Doubloon and Historic New York Coppers in PCGS Exhibit at...

After their acclaimed exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) 2018 Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money, eight historic early American coins--including a legendary 1787...

David Lawrence Rare Coins and John Albanese Acquire the Famous 1854-S...

On August 15th during an auction held at the American Numismatic Association’s World Fair of Money in Philadelphia, John Brush of David Lawrence Rare...

Finest Certified 1860-O Liberty Double Eagle in Heritage Summer FUN Signature...

After the San Francisco Mint opened in 1854, most of the bullion from the California gold fields went to that facility for coinage and...

Rare 1853/2 Overdate Eagle Discovered Among Gold Coins Submitted to PCGS...

1853 over 2 $10 PCGS MS62 - Discovered in a submission to the PCGS Paris, France office, this rare 1853/2 overdate $10 is graded...

Fourth Known 1854-S Half Eagle Gold Highlights ANA Platinum Night Auction

A previously unknown 1854-S Liberty Head Half Eagle – considered among the rarest of all U.S. coins – will be offered by Heritage Auctions...

Top 5 Results From Stack’s Bowers Whitman Expo Coin Auction

Coin Auction Coverage By CoinWeek ..... The Stack's Bowers June Baltimore coin auction of rare coins and medals has so far realized $4.7 million, with...

Classic US Gold Coins – So You’ve Decided to Collect San...

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   The gold coinage produced at the San Francisco Mint runs the gamut as far as size,...