Coin Profile: 1808 Quarter Eagle a Rare One-Year Type Coin

Johann Matthias (John) Reich was a Bavarian native who learned the engraving trade from his father, Johann Christian Reich. According to L. Forrer in...

Pattern Coins: 1852 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-145

1852 Ring Dollar in Gold, Judd-145, Thin Planchet PR68 Cameo, Finest Certified The United States Mint experimented with pattern gold dollars in 1852, producing those...

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...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: U.S. Coins in the $1K to $5K Range

News and Analysis:  scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #41 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Today’s column features recommendations for collectors. Last week,...

Is There an Upward Trend in the CC Half Eagle Coin Market?

While I hate to make bold pronouncements based on a small number of auction results, it looks like an interesting trend may be occuring...

Dahlonega Gold Coin Quiz

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com I’m busy updating my Dahlonega gold book (I hope to be finished with the manuscript in 45 days or so)...

Why is a 1907 $10 Gold Piece Worth More Than $2 Million?

News and Analysis on, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #39 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds   Last week, I wrote about the auction of...

NGC Certifies Significant 1892 Carson City Gold Eagle Variety

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified a significant Carson City Variety. A coin submitted to NCS for conservation followed by NGC...

Premiums for generic gold coins – like MS-62 Saints and Libs – drop

By Steve Roach - http://www.steveroachonline.com - First published in the Feb.14, 2011, issue of Coin World January was a hard month for gold. It opened...

Some of My Favorite Obscure United States Gold Coins: Part Two

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com The first part of this article, published at the end of December 2010, discussed some of my favorite little-known...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Fresh & Original Proof Gold Powers Platinum Night Auction

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #37 CoinWeek Exclusive: A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds In yesterday’s feature article,...

WHERE ARE ALL THE COOL COINS?

By Laura Sperber - Legend Numismatics ( A portion of her Recent Market Report) The FUN show had a small group of monster coins in...

Coin Auctions: 1907 Rolled Edge Gold Eagle Tops $2 Million in Heritage $53 Million...

Part of $62 million+ Heritage ‘First Week’ Auctions including $7.74+ million FUN Currency auction and $9.28 million NYINC World & Ancient Coin auction Collectors at...

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: The Ten Leading Topics of 2010

News and Analysis on scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #33 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds This is my last column...

Historic Proof Sets, Stella Pattern Coins Momentous Opportunities at FUN

Remarkable set of six pattern coins associated with the famous “Stella” coinage experiment are important collective highlights of Heritage’s Tampa FUN Auction

Three Big Rarities Offered at FUN Auctions

For the past few years, arguably the main annual event for the rare coin market has been the massive Heritage auctions at the Florida United Numismatists convention, a major coin show that will take place during the first week of the new year

NGC Certifies Historic Cache of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles

NGC has certified a very interesting group of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles that have remained in the possession of a family since prior to World War II. When purchased in Europe last month, their unusual history was revealed to the buyer.

Which Civil War Gold Coins Will Be Promoted in 2011?

I don’t consider myself to be a real pro when it comes to rare coin promotion but even I know a no-brainer when I...

Jim O’Neal Collection of $5 Indians Readies for Auction in Heritage FUN U.S. Coin...

Finest known 1909-O half eagle headlines the Jan. 6 Platinum Night auction of this PCGS Registry Set All-Time Finest in Tampa, FL The finest collectible...

The Finest New Orleans Double Eagle Gold Coin to be Sold at FUN

The upcoming 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction features what is probably the finest New Orleans twenty of any...

The Fab Five Type Three $20 Liberty Head Double Eagles

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com There are five ultra-low mintage Type Three Liberty Head double eagles that were produced for circulation during the 1880’s and...

The Record-Setting Sale of an 1875 Half Eagle: What Does it Portend?

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com In the Bowers and Merena November 2010 Baltimore auction, a business strike 1875 half eagle sold without a lot of...

US Gold Coins: AU58 New Orleans Eagles – A Case Study

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com Take two 1842-O Liberty Head eagles in NGC AU58. One is worth $11,500 and gets multiple orders on my...

A Numismatically Significant 1859-D Quarter Eagle

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner ......   I recently bought and sold a seemingly innocuous 1859-D quarter eagle that had a great degree of numismatic significance. Before I explain...

Quarter Eagles – Classic Head Quarter Eagle, 1834-1839

Description: Gold $2.50 quarter eagles had been produced since 1796. Few gold coins of any denomination circulated, and those that did traded at more than...

Quarter Eagles – Indian Head Quarter Eagle, 1908-1929

Description: The early part of the 20th century was a time of great creativity in the design of U.S. coinage. August Saint-Gaudens' double eagle was...
Liberty Head With Motto $10 Gold Eagles

Eagles – Liberty Head Eagle with Motto, 1866-1907

Description: The $10 gold eagle was the largest denomination coin authorized by the Mint Act of 1792, but an unfavorable silver to gold ratio meant...

Eagles – Indian Head Eagle, With Motto, 1908-1933

Description: In 1907 a collaboration between the dynamic president Theodore Roosevelt and renown American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens resulted in new designs for both the $20...

Double Eagles – Liberty Head Double Eagle, Without Motto, 1849-1866

Description: By 1840 the Bechtler family of North Carolina had at their private mint produced more than $2.2 million in gold coins, about half of...

Double Eagles – Liberty Head Double Eagle, With Motto, 1866-1876

Description: When the double eagle was proposed one of the arguments in support of the new coin was that a depositor with a large amount...