Coin Collecting Strategies – Eight Tips on Buying United States Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com .......   As a specialist in the area of United States gold coins, I often find myself giving “tips” to buyers....
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...

PCGS Exhibits First Complete Set of Certified Proof $3 Gold in Sacramento

The first-ever complete set of certified proof U.S. $3 gold coins will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the Professional Coin...
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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...

Stick With The Keys… Coin Collecting Strategies and Key Date Coins

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

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...

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...

Pricing the Priceless: What’s a 1933 $20 Gold Double Eagle Worth?

By Steve Roach - www.steveroachonline.com First published in the July 25, 2011, issue of Coin World   As the trial to determine who owns the “Langbord 10”...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Summer FUN Auction, Part 2 – Early Gold

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the coin collecting community #61 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   The official auction of the Summer...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Fate of Ten Switt-Langbord 1933 Double Eagle $20...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #62 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   On July 7,...

Langbord-Switt 1933 Double Eagles to Remain in Govt Hands

The jury has spoken, and like it or not the ownership of the 10 1933 Double Eagles will remain with the US Government and...

A Look at Advanced Rare Coin Collecting

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com ......   When most people think of coin collecting, they think of filling albums with coins organized by date...

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL TO AIR HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE MONDAY, JULY 25...

Federal Jury Finds 10 Rare Double Eagle Coins Are U.S. Property New York, NY – July 21, 2011 - The U.S. Mint will keep the...

CAC Offers $20 Million For 1933 Double Eagles

The Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC) is offering to pay the U.S. government $20 million for the 10 highly publicized 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagles recently...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Jury Verdict in the case of the Langbord...

News and Analysis on scarce coins,  markets, and the collecting community #63 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   On July 20th, at the U.S. District Court...
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...

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...

Coin Profile: 1868 Liberty Double Eagle, Proof Deep Cameo

Very Rare 19th Century Proof, Possibly Six in Private Hands Condition Census Example, Ex: Harry Bass The 1868 Liberty double eagle is one of the rarest...

1855-S $3 gold coin brings $1,322,500 as top lot in $31+ million Pre ANA...

Strength seen in all areas of the rare coin market in August 11 Platinum Night Auction; 91%+ Sell-Through by Dollar Value A unique 1855-S $3...
1875 Eagle Gold Coin Stack Bowers Auction

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...
1799 $10 Eagle

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...
1908 Matte Proof $2.50 Gold Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Auction of the Irwin Waldman Collection

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, & the coin collecting community #70 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds The firm of Spink-Smythe auctioned Irwin Waldman’s...
Back From the Dead Coins

Back From The Dead: Formerly Unpopular Gold Coins That Have Become Popular

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...
$2.50 Quarter Eagles

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Shrike-Karschner Set of Indian Head $2½ Gold Coins

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #72 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds....   On Friday, September 9, Heritage auctioned the...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Extremely Fine 1856-O $20 gold coin to be auctioned

News and Analysis on scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #73 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds On Friday, Oct. 14, Heritage will auction...