The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

The $4 Stella Gold Coin: A Failed Idea That Collectors Loved

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   In 1879 and 1880, the United States Mint struck two design types of $4 gold coin patterns that are known...
Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends for the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter for PCGS ......   The coin market has been evolving quickly over the past 24 months. Here are five collecting trends that I...
Rare Key Date 1854-O Double Eagle at GreatCollections

Rare Key Date 1854-O Double Eagle at GreatCollections

Currently, GreatCollections is auctioning a rare 1854-O Liberty Gold Double Eagle graded AU 55 by PCGS. This rare opportunity for collectors to acquire one...
World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

The incredible Hendricks Set of United States Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection sold for over $13.6 million USD in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...
Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coins: A Guide for Collectors

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Liberty Head half eagles were produced from 1839 until they were discontinued in 1908. This long-lived series...
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Gold Coin Exhibit Departs ANA Money Museum

Greatest U.S. Gold Coin Collection Ever Assembled to be Sold at Auction   The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation announced...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Top 5 Rarest Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles: Rarest Gold Coins of the 20th Century

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle gold coin issued from 1907 to 1933 is almost universally viewed by collectors of American...
What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor? - Douglas Winter Numismatics

What Gives a Coin the “Wow” Factor?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   At shows or while viewing auctions, I look at a lot of coins. Most leave no impression,...
Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

Stack’s Bowers Offers Hendricks Sets of $10 Eagles, $20 Double Eagles From Fairmont Collection

$20 Double Eagle Gold Coins Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the incredible Hendricks Set of $20 Double Eagles from the Fairmont Collection, a...
Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

Behind the Curtain at Douglas Winter Numismatics: March 2022

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Many of the ultra-rare coins we sell never make it onto the DWN website. Every now and...
Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

Exemplary Early Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   This exceptional 1802/1 half eagle will be featured in the Rarities Night session of the Stack's...
Finest Known 1866 Proof $3 Gold Piece From The Huberman Collection

Finest Known 1866 Proof $3 Gold Piece From The Huberman Collection

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   In 1866, the United States Mint produced a minuscule amount of Proof $3 gold pieces, just...
Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

Five Collecting Trends I See in the 2022 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Here are five collecting trends that I see making a big impact in the rare date gold...

The “Common” 1875 $10 Eagle Pattern Coin

By Leo Frese - Independent Numismatic Consultant, LeoFreseCoins.com ......   A few years ago, an East Coast gentleman consigned his collection for me to market. Among...

Overall and Comparative Rarity Analysis of Dahlonega Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Using the revised population estimates in the third edition of my book, it is possible to make...
Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The new 448-page book is...
What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

What Was Hot and What Was Not: The 2021 Rare Date Gold Coin Market

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   As recently as 2019, when I wrote my annual State of the Dated Gold Marker report, it...
Exceptional 1861-S Paquet Double Eagle - Stack's Bowers Auction

Exceptional 1861-S Paquet Double Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers Spring Auction

By James McCartney - Director of Consignments and Numismatics, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The 1861-S Paquet Reverse is perhaps the most famous collectible Type I...
Exceptional 1870-CC $10 Rarity Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

Exceptional 1870-CC $10 Rarity Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

By James McCartney - Director of Consignments and Numismatics, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The 1870-CC eagle is an eagerly sought rarity in the Liberty Head...
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...