The Newbie's Lament: What Should I Collect?

The Newbie's Lament: What Should I Collect?

For new collectors of vintage United States gold coins, one of the most puzzling questions to ask is: what should I collect. The answer, of course, depends on your budget, but it also depends on which sort of collection you are going to build: a set with a focused beginning, middle, and end, or a more random approach.

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So...You've Decided to Collect Proof Gold

So...You've Decided to Collect Proof Gold

Imagine, if you will, that the coin market is a sushi bar. You look in the cases and you see the familiar fish: salmon, albacore, mackerel, and regular tuna. Off in the corner, in a special case there is the prized (and pricey) fatty tuna (or Toro) wrapped in special paper and brought out for special customers only. That fish, in our Numismatic Sushi Bar, is Proof Gold: rare, unusual, and very expensive.

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So...You've Decided to Collect (A Set Of) Dahlonega Half Eagles...

So...You've Decided to Collect (A Set Of) Dahlonega Half Eagles...

Of the four denominations struck at the Dahlonega mint, half eagles are the largest in size and have—by far—the most struck; both in terms of individual dates and total produced. This denomination was made from 1838 through 1861, and there were a total of 26 issues.

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Ten US Gold Coins Every Collector Should Own

Ten US Gold Coins Every Collector Should Own

There are gold coins and there are Iconic Gold Coins. These are issues which due to their rarity, beauty, backstory, or date of issuance hold a special position in the heart of gold coin collectors.

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