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Cool Coins from the 2016 FUN Show: Choice AU 1861-D Gold Dollar

January 14, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

1861-D $1.00 PCGS AU55 CAC

The 1861-D is, without a doubt, the most popular gold dollar. It has a minute original mintage figure believed to be in the range of 500-1,000 coins, and it has extreme multiple demand levels on account of its incontrovertible origin as a Confederate product. It is not a really “rare” coin in the sense that a relatively high percentage of the original mintage exists. But it is incredibly popular and it is an issue which I actively make a market in.

At the recent 2016 FUN show in Tampa, I was able to purchase this really attractive… Full article at the source>

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Did You Get a Gold Dollar in Your Stocking?

December 28, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker (Coin Update News)


Back in the olden days, gold dollar coins (minted from 1849 to 1889) were popular holiday and birthday gifts. Today the most common of these little coins is worth at least $300 in Mint State, so you’re less likely to find one in your Christmas stocking—but they’re still popular among coin collectors.

If you’re interested in U.S. gold, I highly recommend the second edition of A Guide Book of Gold Dollars, by Q. David Bowers, for an immersion in this fascinating and highly collectible series. Bowers shares tips for smart collecting: how to judge quality, determine value, understand the… Full article at the source>

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