At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek caught up with Douglas Winter.

Doug is an acclaimed author, blogger, and leading dealer in rare gold coins. His website is

In this CoinWeek IQ video, Doug shares valuable tips that gold coin collectors need to know to purchase gold coins with original surfaces.

Doug discusses the “orange peel” appearance of $3 gold coins, the unique characteristics of gold coins from the SS Central America hoard, carbon spots on gold coins, and the types of toning that is prevalent on 20th-century gold coins.

Become a better collector and preserve your investment with the help of this CoinWeek 4K video.

This video program was filmed in 4K resolution for maximum video quality. Click the “Watch on YouTube” button to view video at maximum resolution.

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