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Jeff Garrett: When US Coins Were Minted in Georgia

The Dahlonega Mint struck numerous gold coins that can add a unique twist to your collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   Contrary...

How a Coin Gets Bad Karma – And How It Can Regain Its Mojo

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   I recently sold an interesting coin (details to follow) and the entire process, which was reasonably quick...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Counterfeit 1924 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle   By Max Spiegel - Researcher, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ........   Semiprooflike appearance, thick lettering, and raised lumps helped graders at NGC...
Classic U.S. Gold Coins: The 1854-O Half Eagle Gets "Discovered"

Classic U.S. Gold Coins: The 1854-O Half Eagle Gets “Discovered”

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The 1854-O is the second-most-available No Motto half eagle from the New Orleans Mint. According to the...
Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

Great CAC-pectations: Collecting U.S. Gold Coins by CAC Approval

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   In recent years, I’ve come across a number of new collectors who are “CAC only” buyers. In...
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...
California Fractional Gold Featured in July 22 Heritage Showcase Auction

California Fractional Gold Featured in July 22 Heritage Showcase Auction

One of the Showcase auctions now open for bidding from Heritage Auctions is the July 22 California Fractional Gold Showcase Auction, a selection of...
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...

Counterfeit Coins Detection: California Fractional Gold

A few helpful tips can make sure you never get fooled by these sometimes deceptive fantasy pieces   Period Three back-dated BG-1301A listed in California Pioneer...
Five Brief Takes: Early US Gold Coins

Five Brief Takes: Early US Gold Coins

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Early US gold is defined as quarter eagles, half eagles, and eagles struck between 1795 and 1834....
Jeff Garrett: The 1933 Double Eagle - The World's Most Valuable Coin?

Jeff Garrett: The World’s Most Valuable Coin

The 1933 Double Eagle reigns today, but other rarities could one day hold numismatics’ top spot   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   The...

GreatCollections Marks Its Millionth Auction with Civil War Gold Rarity

By CoinWeek .....   On Sunday, June 27, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com in a landmark auction for an important U.S. gold rarity. The auction listing is...
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...
Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

Jeff Garrett: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Starter Coins?

This rundown of the different types of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles could be the start of an amazing coin collection   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty...
Unique Counterstamped 1854 New Orleans Gold Coin Returns Home

Unique Counterstamped 1854 New Orleans Gold Coin Returns Home

Historic sunken treasure finally back in The Big Easy after 167-year journey that included being submerged more than 7,000 feet underwater when SS Central...

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...
CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics

 CoinWeek Podcast #158: Dr. Don Kagin, a Life in Numismatics Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe...
Selected U.S. Gold Coins Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

Selected Results From the April Heritage Central State Auctions: A Brief Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Heritage Auctions conducted a massive sale last month in place of what would have been the annual...
Historic Paquet Reverse 1861-S Double Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers June 2021 Auction

Historic Paquet Reverse 1861-S Double Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1861-S Paquet Reverse is perhaps the most famous collectible Type I double eagle and is...

David Lawrence Rare Coins Super Sunday Sale Now Open

Super Sunday Special: No Interest 90-Day Layaway   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auctions (DLRC) is proud to present our May Super Sunday Sale ending Sunday night,...
Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art auction gallery in...

Special Heritage Auctions This Week Feature Classic Commemoratives, Ancient Roman Coins

May 15 Classic Commemoratives Auction Open for Bidding Among the current auction offerings from Heritage Auctions is a special month-long auction dedicated to classic US...

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,...

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story

CoinWeek Podcast #156: Money & Race: An American Story Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to...

Half Eagles of the Reconstruction: Philadelphia

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The $5 gold half eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1866 through 1877 include a number...
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...
Five Brief Takeaways: Carson City Half Eagles

Five Brief Takes: Carson City Half Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   This is the third installment of a new feature (the first two can be found here and...