Category Archives: Greatcollections

Key 1928 Peace Dollar in MS-66 CAC at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, July 26, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1928 Peace silver dollar, graded MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. At 360,649 coins, the 1928 Peace dollar struck in Philadelphia has the lowest mintage of the entire series except for the 1922 High Relief variety. The coin’s rarity was appreciated […]

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Scarce Gem Red 1914-D Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

1914-d Lincoln Cent By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, July 19, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1914-D Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS. Having one of the lowest mintages of the “Wheat Penny” era (the third lowest, to be precise, behind only the 1931-S and the iconic 1909-S VDB), the 1914-D would naturally be […]

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PNG Reports Active U.S. Rare Coin Market Despite Pandemic

The market for high-quality, rare United States coins remained active during the first six months of 2020 despite pandemic-related closures of many retail locations and cancelation of dozens of coin shows and numismatic conventions around the country, according to the Professional Numismatists Guild in a July 6 press release.
“Even with economic uncertainty and the lack of face-to-face transactions and in-person floor bidding, major auction firms reported selling more than $167 million of U.S

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Gem 1882-O/S Strong Overstrike Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, July 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1882-O/S Strong overstrike Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-65 by PCGS. It is pedigreed to the notable Bella Collection in the PCGS Set Registry. This coin is one of two coins of the Strong overstrike type graded MS-65 by PCGS, with only one […]

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GreatCollections Offers Ultra-Rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate

An ultra-rare 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, of which only a handful of examples are known, is currently being auctioned by GreatCollections, the auction firm announced in a June 5 press release. The large-size, high-denomination note, which features a half-length portrait of a youthful Alexander Hamilton, is being sold unreserved and bidding will end on Sunday, July 12 at www.greatcollections

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1827/3 Capped Bust Quarter, One of the Hobby’s Major Rarities, Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, June 14, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned overdate Original 1827/3 Capped Bust quarter, graded Proof-65 by PCGS. The coin on offer was once part of the Virgil Brand Collection but it has a much longer pedigree, having been owned by such other American numismatic luminaries as Waldo Newcomer, […]

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GreatCollections to Auction $6 Million Catskill Collection of Rare U.S. Coins

200+ coins, including major U.S. rarities: 1794 $1 and $4 Stella   GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Catskill Collection of U.S. coins, the most valuable single collection ever consigned to our firm. The collection comprises of 240 certified coins graded by PCGS and NGC and includes many major rarities, such as a 1792 half […]

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NGC-Certified Franklin Half Dollars Highlight GreatCollections Auction

Online bidding ends soon for the May 31 sale   One of the leading auction houses, GreatCollections, currently has some of the finest-known NGC-graded Franklin half dollars listed in their auctions, including the single-finest 1953-S business strike with Full Bell Lines, as well as the single-finest 1951 Proof. Key Date 1953-S: a Rarity with Full […]

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Two Rare U.S. Coins to be Auctioned for Charity by GreatCollections

The silver and gold coins are valued at over $60,000   Two of the most famous U.S. coins ever minted are being auctioned by GreatCollections for the benefit of the Andre’ F. Toce Sr. Family Foundation, a non-profit that has donated to a variety of causes, including supporting orphaned children in Africa and safe houses […]

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PCGS 1938 Half Dollar Proof Sells for Record $81,562 at GreatCollections

After spirited bidding from 11 different collectors and dealers, the finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ended up selling for a new all-time record price of $81,562 USD at GreatCollections on Sunday, April 26. The coin, graded PCGS PR68+ CAC, is the single finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar known from an original mintage of […]

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CAC-Approved 1928-S Peace Dollar MS-65 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 10, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this 1928-S Peace silver dollar graded MS-65 by PCGS in a gold shield holder and approved by CAC. It’s hard not to notice the mintage of 1,632,000 Peace dollars struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1928. But like many coins popular with […]

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Top Pop 1923-S Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 3, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1923-S Lincoln cent graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS. It is pedigreed to the Fairfax Collection of United States Coins, though this is not featured on the holder. While not one of the absolute lowest mintages coming out of San Francisco, a relatively […]

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CAC-Approved PF-65+ Flowing Hair $4 Stella Gold Coin Offered at GreatCollections

Flowing Hair Stella By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 26, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this 1879 $4 Gold Flowing Hair Stella, graded Proof-65+ Ultra Cameo by NGC and approved by CAC. NGC has graded 240 total examples of the 1879 Flowing Hair Stella (out of 425 originally minted), regardless of grade or designation. This […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ….. As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal with […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson – Publisher, CAC Market Values ……   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world is currently facing, it may be difficult for some collectors to know what to expect in the coin market. The best indicator we have in deciding how to deal […]

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Single Finest CAC Proof 1863 $3 Gold Coin Offered by GreatCollections

GreatCollections on CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 19, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this Proof 1863 Three-Dollar Gold Piece graded PR-66+ and certified Deep Cameo by PCGS and approved by CAC. It is the single-finest known example of the Proof issue. Only 39 Proof 1863 Three Dollar Gold pieces were produced at Philadelphia, and of […]

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Full Bands 67+ CAC 1936-S Mercury Dime at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned 1936-S Winged Liberty (Mercury) dime, graded MS-67+ Full Bands by PCGS and approved by CAC. In 1936, there were 9,210,000 dimes struck at the San Francisco Mint, which was a relatively average mintage for an S-mint Mercury dime. But in the […]

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Matte Proof 1910 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections Much Scarcer Than Commonly Understood

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1910 Lincoln Proof cent, graded PR-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. Of the scarce Matte Proofs issued from 1909 through 1916, the 1910 has the highest official mintage at 4,118 (all the rest are under 3,000 to lesser and greater […]

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Scarce 1921-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, April 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1921-D Walking Liberty half dollar, graded XF-40 by NGC. The 1921 half dollar struck at the Denver Mint is the lowest-mintage issue of the entire Walking Liberty series. At only 208,000 struck, it is more scarce than the Philadelphia 1921 (at […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in February 2020

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Los Angeles and in the official auction of the Long Beach Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1806/5 Overdate Quarter […]

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1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $111k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

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1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

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Top Pop PCGS CAC 1936 Long Island Commemorative Half Dollar at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 8, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this toned 1936 Long Island Tercentenary half dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. Rare in higher Mint State for reasons mentioned below, PCGS has certified 20 examples at its top pop grade of 67+. The fact that this example has […]

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Top Pop PCGS/CAC 1879-O Morgan Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1879-O Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and approved by CAC In only the second year of the series’ production, 1879 saw 2.887 million Morgans struck at New Orleans. But business strike silver dollars from the New Orleans Mint were weakly […]

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Perfect Deep Cameo Key Date 1995-W Silver Eagle Offered at GreatCollections

1995-W Silver Eagle By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 16, bidding ends at GreatCollctions.com for this 1995-W $1 American Silver Eagle 1oz coin. Graded Proof-70 by PCGS, it has also earned the coveted Deep Cameo (DCAM) designation. With the recent release of the 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and its low mintage of only […]

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CAC-Approved 1926-D Peace Dollar Offered at GreatCollections.com

1926-D Peace Dollar By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 9, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1926-D Peace dollar, graded MS-64 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The issue is certainly not rare (the Denver Mint struck 2,348,700 Peace dollars dated 1923), and neither is the grade. PCGS reports a census of 1,820 grading events […]

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CAC-Approved 1926-D Peace Dollar Offered at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 9, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1926-D Peace silver dollar, graded MS-64 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The issue is certainly not rare (the Denver Mint struck 2,348,700 Peace dollars dated 1923), and neither is the grade. PCGS reports a census of 1,820 grading events for a […]

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Srotag Registry Sets of US Coins to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

750+ PCGS/NGC-Certified Coins   GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction of the Srotag Registry Sets in February and March 2020. The collection comprises over 40 individual registry sets from half cents through $10 gold pieces with an emphasis on CAC-approved coins. All coins have been graded by PCGS or NGC. Ian Russell, owner/president of […]

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Mint State 1899-CC Morgan Dollar Highlight at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 12, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this 1892-CC Morgan dollar graded MS-62 by NGC. The 1892-CC Morgan dollar is interesting in that most of the run was entered into circulation. Most other Morgan dollars struck by the Carson City Mint were not, and collectors would have to wait almost […]

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Top Pop Frosted Bamboo 2003 500 Yuan Gold Panda Highlights GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, January 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this China 2003 Gold Panda Frosted Bamboo 500 Yuan coin, graded MS-70 by PCGS. It is one of only two certified perfect by PCGS, and the only 2003 Gold Panda 500 yuan that PCGS has designated as being Frosted (NGC has also […]

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Top Pop 1935 Buffalo Nickel in NGC MS-68 Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, December 29, as part of its last auction for the year, GreatCollections.com will end bidding on this 1935 Buffalo nickel, graded MS-68 by NGC. Even though 58,264,000 Buffalo nickels were struck in 1935, it is nevertheless an interesting study in condition rarity. In grades up to and including Mint […]

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Mint State 1838-C Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On December 22–GreatCollection’s last Sunday online auction for the year 2019–bidding ends on this 1838-C Classic gold quarter eagle, graded MS-61 by NGC. The 1838-C Classic, or Classic Head, quarter eagle gold coin was among the first pieces struck at the Charlotte Mint, the first branch of the United States Mint built […]

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Cameo 1903 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Proof Major Highlight of Sunday’s GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek ….   Sunday evening on December 15, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this Proof 1903 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle, graded PR-66 CAM in a gold shield holder by PCGS and approved by CAC. A rare coin due to its mintage of 154, as of this writing PCGS reports a grand total of […]

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PCGS MS67+ 1915-S Panama-Pacific Commemorative Half Dollar at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. In a few days, bidding ends on Sunday, December 8 on GreatCollections.com for this 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Commemorative half dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. PCGS reports 25 examples of the Pan-Pac half dollar at MS-67+, with only four higher in MS-68. To date, the highest auction price for […]

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Scarce 1808/7 Overdate Gold Half Eagle Highlights GreatCollections Online Auction of US Coins

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, December 1, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1808/7 Capped Bust Left $5 gold half eagle, graded MS-65 by PCGS and pedigreed to both the Norweb and D. Brent Pogue collections. It is the single-finest-known example–at both PCGS and NGC–of this early half eagle overdate variety. While no auction records […]

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Top Pop PCGS 1904-O Morgan Dollar Going Fast at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. In just a few short hours, bidding ends this evening on GreatCollections.com for this 1904-O Morgan dollar, graded MS-67+ in a gold shield holder by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 26 bids, the going price is $18,508 (at the time of writing), and it’s not hard to understand why. Business strike […]

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The Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders: GreatCollections to auction important time capsule of certified coins

(November 12, 2019)  Irvine, California — GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders.  The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since

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GreatCollections to Auction Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders

GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since. The collection of important early U.S. coins includes a 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, graded PCGS MS-64, […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders

GreatCollections is pleased to announce the Ultimate Collection of Rattlers and Old Holders. The collection comprises nearly 100 certified coins that were graded in the early years of PCGS and NGC and have resided with one owner ever since. The collection of important early U.S. coins includes a 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, graded PCGS MS-64, […]

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High-Grade 1927 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin Sold at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. Yesterday, on Sunday, November 10, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1927 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle, graded MS-67 by PCGS. At almost three million pieces minted, the 1927 double eagle is one of the most common of the Saint-Gaudens series. But not that anyone is complaining; the 1927 comes exceptionally nice […]

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High-Grade 1927 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin on Offer at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. From Sunday, November 10, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1927 Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle, graded MS-67 by PCGS. At almost three million pieces minted, the 1927 double eagle is one of the most common of the Saint-Gaudens series. But not that anyone is complaining; the 1927 comes exceptionally nice for […]

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Key Date 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle in PR70 DCAM Offered at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. This Sunday, November 3, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for a perfect specimen of the key date West Point 1995 American Silver Eagle. It has been graded PR-70 by PCGS and given a DCAM (Deep Cameo) designation. Back in 2013, GreatCollections famously sold another PR70 DCAM 1995-W Silver Eagle for the record price […]

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1899-O Morgan Silver Dollar in PCGS MS-67+ at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, October 27, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1899-O Morgan silver dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. Once thought of as a rare date in the series, the 1899-O was one of several Morgan dollar issues whose collector base was disrupted by the GSA Hoard and its […]

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1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin in Proof 67 at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. As part of GreatCollections.com’s weekly online coin auction, bidding ends Sunday (October 20) for this Proof 67 1914 Indian Head $2.50 quarter eagle gold coin. Along with the Indian Head $5 half eagle, the Indian Head quarter eagle’s distinctive incuse design, created by Boston sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt, was initially unpopular with […]

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NGC-Certified Seated Liberty Half Dollar Mint Error Realizes Over $50,000

Shown is the (1871-75)-S Half Dollar Struck on a Quarter Planchet, NGC Mint Error AU 50 that realized $51,754. Images courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation®
In a press release from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ® (NGC®), we have learned that an error coin certified by them realized $51,754 at an auction by GreatCollections. The nearly 150-year old coin was struck on a wrong-sized planchet that was intended for a quarter

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NGC-Certified Seated Liberty Half Dollar Mint Error Realizes Over $50,000

An incredible error coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized $51,754 USD at an auction by GreatCollections. The coin was erroneously struck on a smaller planchet intended for a quarter and is believed to be unique for the Seated Liberty half dollar series. The coin, struck in the 1870s, was recently discovered in a […]

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Proof 68+ Cameo 1953 Franklin Half Dollar Offered Sunday at GreatCollections

Amazing Proof Franklin Half Dollar at GreatCollections On Sunday, September 29, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1953 Proof Franklin half dollar, graded PF-68+ CAMEO by NGC and approved by CAC. Proof Franklin half dollars with Cameo have always excited collectors and the issues struck between 1950 and 1953 represent the most difficult to obtain […]

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Monster Toner PR-69 1942 Mercury Dime Sets Price Record at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, September 15, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this toned Proof 1942 Mercury dime graded PR-69 by PCGS. The 1942 Proof dime stands out as not only the last Proof of the Winged Liberty or “Mercury” dime series but also, thanks to World War II, the last Proof of the denomination […]

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NGC Certifies Seated Liberty Half Dollar Error Struck on Quarter Planchet

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible error coin: a Seated Liberty half dollar struck on a quarter planchet. This stunning error is believed to be unique for the Seated Liberty half dollar series. The coin was recently discovered in an old collection that had been held by the Wheeler Family of New Jersey […]

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1911 Indian Head Gold Eagle Tied for Finest Known Offered by GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, August 25, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1911 Indian Head $10 gold eagle graded MS-68 by NGC. In circulated and even lower Mint State condition, the Philadelphia issue 1911 Indian Head eagle is often collected as a type coin. With an original mintage of 505,500, the 1911 is one […]

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CAC-Approved Gem 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Coin Among Highlights at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Tomorrow on Sunday, August 11, bidding ends for this 1908 Saint-Gaudens No Motto $20 double eagle gold coin, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. The coin is just one of several highlights that will close at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. At the time of publication, the price […]

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Full Lines MS-67 1948-D Franklin Half Dollar One Highlight of Sunday’s GreatCollections Sale

By CoinWeek …. In just two days, bidding ends Sunday, August 4 on GreatCollections.com for this 1948-D Franklin half dollar, graded MS67 FBL by NGC. 1948 was the first year of issue for the Franklin half dollar, and 4,028,600 of the coins were struck at the Denver Mint. But while it’s not a minuscule mintage, […]

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Bid on This PCGS Proof 67 Cameo 1881 Morgan Dollar at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. In three days–on Sunday, July 28–bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1881 Proof Morgan dollar, graded PR67CAM by PCGS and sealed in a Secure Shield holder. Only the Philadelphia Mint produced Morgan dollar Proofs in 1881, and only 984 pieces were struck. This alone makes the 1881 Proof scarce, but when condition […]

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Condition Rarity 1928-D Mercury Dime Online at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ….   On Sunday, July 14, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1928-D Mercury dime, certified MS-66 by PCGS. With 4.161 million pieces struck, the 1928-D is the ninth-lowest mintage of the Mercury dime series and the fourth-lowest mintage from the Denver Mint. But thanks to hoarding and a boom in coin collecting […]

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PCGS 66+ CAC 1884 Liberty Head “V” Nickel a Highlight of Online Auctions at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Sunday, June 30 will see the end of bidding on GreatCollections.com for this 1884 Liberty nickel, graded MS-66+ by PCGS and granted a green sticker by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC). A scarce coin in High Mint State, this specimen features light toning and a relatively sharp strike for the type. While there […]

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Top Pop 1924 Lincoln Wheat Cent in Demand at GreatCollections

Lincoln Wheat Cent By CoinWeek …. Later this week on Sunday, June 23, bidding ends on this 1924 Lincoln Wheat cent, graded MS-67+ RD by PCGS, on GreatCollections.com. Even though the Philadelphia Mint produced over 75 million pennies in 1924, all cents struck before roughly 1930 tend to be scarce in high condition. The present […]

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Condition Rarity 1884-CC Morgan Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Bidding ends Sunday, June 16 on GreatCollections.com for this 1884-CC Morgan Silver Dollar, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC. Struck at the fabled Carson City Mint, very few of the issue’s documented 1,136,000-coin mintage were known to have survived. That is until the GSA (General Services Administration) sales of the […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in May 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of May, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in New Orleans and Baltimore. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Lightly Toned High Relief Silver 1921 Peace Dollar on GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. Semi-key Peace dollar among many GreatCollections auction highlights… On Sunday, June 9, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this toned High Relief 1921 Peace Dollar, graded MS-65 by PCGS. Over one million regular strike 1921 Peace dollars were minted at Philadelphia in the first year of the series, all of them featuring a […]

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Key Date 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. In just a couple days, on Sunday, June 2, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this key date 1893-S morgan dollar, graded XF-40 by PCGS. With only 100,000 pieces struck, the 1893-S has the lowest mintage of the entire Morgan silver dollar series. Because of this, even an EF(XF)-40 example can see some […]

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Perfect First Year of Issue Uncirculated American Platinum Eagle at GreatCollections.com

MS-70 American Platinum Eagle at Great Collections By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 26, bidding ends on GreatCollectons.com for this 1997 $100 American Eagle 1 oz Platinum Eagle coin. Graded MS-70 by PCGS, this .9995 fine platinum eagle coin is an excellent example of the inaugural release of the popular Platinum Eagle series. Out of […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in April 2019

In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Rare 1912 Proof Indian Head Half Eagle $5 Gold Coin up for Auction at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. In not quite two weeks, bidding ends on this 1912 Indian Head $5 gold half eagle, graded Proof 67 by NGC, on GreatCollections.com. According to the Red Book, only 144 Proof half eagles are known to have been minted at Philadelphia in 1912. This falls somewhere in the middle for Proof Indian […]

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Rare Opportunity to Own Set of All Five 1964 Special Mint Set US Coins at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. After a 1964 “SMS” Kennedy half dollar sold for $108,000 USD on April 25, a rare opportunity to own a complete set of high-grade 1964 Special Mint Set coins presents itself this week at GreatCollections.com, with bidding ending at 8:34 pm EST this Sunday, May 12. Only 12 of the unofficial “Special […]

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Rainbow Toned 1882-S Morgan Silver Dollar With Gold CAC and OGH at GreatCollections

Morgan Dollar in OGM holder and Gold CAC Sticker On Sunday, May 5, GreatCollections is closing the bidding on a PCGS MS-63 1882-S Morgan dollar in a first generation Old Green Holder and given a gold sticker by CAC. The record price for an 1882-S Morgan dollar is $24,675, which was achieved by an MS-68 specimen in September 2016. For more information […]

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Bidding Almost Over on 1916 Type I Standing Liberty Quarter in AU-55

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 28, bidding ends on GreatCollections for this 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter in PCGS AU-55 and approved by CAC. Only 52,000 Standing Liberty quarters were minted near the end of 1916, the first year of the type’s issue, and of that number PCGS and NGC report 842 grading events at […]

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Key Date China 1995 Small Date 1/2oz Gold Panda Coin Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. Production for all weights and denominations of the Chinese Gold Panda was low in 1995, which makes Pandas from that year among the keys to the entire series. Especially low were the mintages of the 50 yuan half-ounce and 25 yuan quarter-ounce gold coins, making these among the hardest Pandas of all […]

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PCGS First Discovery 2019-W Lowell Quarter Consigned to GreatCollections Auction

A Virginia coin collector is about to get his second windfall from finding one of the first, elusive West Point Mint 2019 Lowell National Historical Park quarter-dollars. Only two of those recently released 2019-W Lowell quarters have the distinctive Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) designation, PCGS First Discovery, and are the first 2019-W quarters certified […]

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PCGS first discovery 2019-W Lowell quarter consigned to GreatCollections auction

(April 15, 2019) — A Virginia coin collector is about to get his second windfall from finding one of the first, elusive West Point Mint 2019 Lowell National Historical Park quarter-dollars.
Only two of those recently released 2019-W Lowell quarters have the distinctive Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) designation, PCGS First Discovery, and are the first 2019-W quarters certified by any third party grading service

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Bidding Ends Soon on MS-66 Red 1864 Indian Cent Bronze at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 14, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for an exceptional bronze 1864 Indian cent. Graded MS-66 RD by PCGS in an Old Green Holder and approved by CAC, this Civil War-era cent features appealing original luster and a sharp strike – especially around the inscriptions and Liberty’s headdress. The coin’s eye […]

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GreatCollections to auction 1895 Proof Morgan dollar recently graded, last traded in 1960 for $500, expected to realize $150,000+

Irvine, California — On Sunday, April 7th, GreatCollections will be auctioning a recently re-discovered 1895 Proof Morgan dollar, which last traded in 1960 for just $500. The coin has been in one family for almost 60 years and was graded PR-67+CAM by PCGS at the January FUN Show in Florida

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in March

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Maryland and Texas during March. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1916-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in MS-64 On March 1, Stack’s-Bowers auctioned a […]

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GreatCollections to Auction 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar

Recently Graded, Last Traded in 1960 for $500; Expected to Realize $150,000+   On Sunday, April 7, GreatCollections will be auctioning a recently re-discovered 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar, which last traded in 1960 for just $500. The coin has been in one family for almost 60 years and was graded Proof-67+ CAMEO by PCGS at […]

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High Mint State 1953-S Franklin Half Dollar With Full Bell Lines Achieves $38,000 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 31, a 1953-S Franklin Half Dollar–graded MS-65+ FBL by PCGS and approved by CAC–sold for $38,000 USD on GreatCollections.com after nine bids. With Buyer’s Fee included, the coin’s final sale price was $42,750. This particular 1953-S half is one of two examples graded MS-65+ by PCGS that also features […]

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NGC Certifies Cherrywood Collection of Classic Chinese Coins

The late Imperial Era rarities will be displayed in Hong Kong in March before being sold in April Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) is pleased to announce that it has authenticated and graded a major collection of vintage Chinese coins. Dubbed the Cherrywood Collection, the group of rare coins, including bronze and silver patterns, was housed […]

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March Online Coin Auction Madness

By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report …… March is upon us and, at least according to the calendar, spring is a mere fortnight away! Not to jump the gun for winter weather fanatics, but I for one can’t wait for the new season. The just-concluded Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Spring Expo announced the new season […]

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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in February

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed. 1. 1829 Half Cent On February 3, Heritage auctioned […]

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Top Pop 1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar Offered at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. One of the highlights of Sunday’s (February 24) upcoming auction at GreatCollections.com is this NGC-certified MS-67 1945-S Walking Liberty half dollar. The date itself is common enough (over 10 million business strikes were issued), and the coin isn’t hard to acquire in grades all the way up to MS-66. However, with PCGS […]

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Condition Rarity 1913-D Buffalo Nickel Highlights Recent GreatCollections Sale

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday evening, February 17, a Type I 1913-D Buffalo Nickel, graded MS-67+ by PCGS and approved by CAC, sold for $4,850 USD ($5,456.25 including buyer’s premium). While the 1913-D is a fairly common coin (thanks to the public’s enthusiasm for first-year-of-issue coins and the “hoarding” that goes along with it), population […]

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Lincoln Cents, Including One of Finest Known 1929-S, Highlight GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 10, bidding closed on several high-quality Lincoln cents offered on GreatCollections.com. Below are a few noteworthy selections. 1929-S Lincoln Cent PCGS MS-66+ RD CAC The 1929-S didn’t see a great deal of circulation due to the Great Depression, but circulated examples of the issue are not uncommon today. Many […]

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CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2019 Episode 1: Rare Lincoln Cents, Million Dollar 1933 Gold…

CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! returns with our first episode of 2019. We talk to David McCarthy, James Sego, Julian Leidman, and Ian Russell at the Winter FUN show and find out that they have some truly remarkable coins at their booths. Julian Leidman shows off a trio of original gold coins that were given at the […]

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Only 1884 Indian Princess Gold Dollar in MS-69 Going Fast at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, January 27, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for a very exciting condition-rarity 1884 Indian Princess one dollar gold coin. Out of a small mintage of 5,230 business strike 1884 gold dollars (which is surprisingly a middle-of-the-road striking for the Type 3, of which this coin is an example), this is the […]

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Unique Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Mint Error Discovery Coin Available at GreatCollections

Only known piece with missing edge lettering By CoinWeek …. As many collectors know, after the first few Presidential $1 coins were issued in 2007, some of them (most famously the George Washington golden dollar) did not feature the national motto “In God We Trust” inscribed on the edge as mandated by law. These “Godless” […]

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Proof 1936 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Coin One Highlight of GreatCollections Auction

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, December 9, at 8:34 Eastern Time, bidding closed on a Proof 1936 Walking Liberty half dollar, graded PF67 by NGC, offered by GreatCollections.com. Only two 1936 Proof half dollars from 1936 have been graded higher by NGC: one graded PF67+, another graded PF68. PCGS, meanwhile, reports six coins graded 67+ […]

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GreatCollections Offering Rare Mint State 1850-O Quarter Eagle Approved by CAC

By CoinWeek ….   This Sunday, bidding comes to a close on one of the two PCGS-certified finest known 1850-O Liberty Head quarter eagles, which is currently being offered online at GreatCollections.com. Graded MS64, it is the second example to earn that grade at PCGS. Encapsulated in a Gold Shield holder, the coin has also […]

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1927-D Peace Dollar Brings Over $100,000 at GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, a 1927-D Peace Dollar graded MS66+ by PCGS with a CAC-Approved green sticker sold for $93,500 ($105,187.50 with Buyer’s Fee). The coin is the third example to earn the grade MS66+ at PCGS. PCGS accounts for thirteen coins at the MS66 level and none finer than MS66+. […]

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Fascinating Washington and Lafayette Counterstamped Coin at GreatCollections Auction

An attractive counterstamped half dollar made to honor the 1824-1825 visit of the Marquis de Lafayette is being offered at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than five days to go, the lot has an opening bid set at $6,900. The host coin is a Capped Bust half dollar struck in 1824. In […]

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Rare Lincoln Cent Variety Set to Bring over $27,000 at GreatCollections Auction

A top-population 1944-D/S Lincoln cent is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at a GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than four days to go, the lot has received 34 bids and reached a price of $24,000 ($27,000 with Buyer’s Premium). It is likely to garner even more interest from bidders in the days to […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in September

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in auctions in California and Internet sales during September. Here are 10 examples which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed

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Choice 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief Wire Edge to Sell at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A choice uncirculated 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle graded MS63 by PCGS is one of several interesting highlights that will close at this week’s GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than five days to go, the lot has received more than 20 bids and reached a price of $15,500 ($17,437.50 with […]

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Gem Mint Shipwreck Gold Coin Brought $30K+ at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A Gem Mint Type 1 $20 Liberty Head double eagle that was recovered from the ocean floor as part of the salvage of the Brother Jonathan shipwreck sold for the strong price of $31,836.38 (with Buyer’s Premium) last night at a GreatCollections certified coin auction. This price was reached after 17 bids and marks […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in August

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in the Heritage and Stack’s-Bowers auctions at the ANA Convention in Philadelphia. Also, CAC coins continued to bring substantial premiums in Internet sales by GreatCollections

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What an S-Mint Peace Dollar at GreatCollections Can Tell Us About the Market

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A conditionally-scarce 1934-S Peace dollar graded MS65+ by PCGS and CAC-approved is one of the highlights this week at GreatCollections Certifed Coin Auctions. With less than five days to go, the lot has received 4 bids and reached a price of $8,501.00 ($9,563.63 with Buyer’s Premium). This coin is almost certain to […]

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The King of the Morgan Dollar Series to Sell at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A rare 1895 Morgan dollar graded PR64 by PCGS is one of the highlights this week at GreatCollections Certifed Coin Auctions. With less than four days to go, the lot has received 20 bids and reached a price of $38,777.77 ($43,624.99 with Buyer’s Premium). This coin is almost certain to garner additional […]

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Top Population 1981-S Lincoln Cent set to bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln Cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at a GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than five days to go, the lot has received 20 bids and reached a price of $1,001 ($1,126.13 with Buyer’s Premium). How does this bid stack up […]

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Top Population 1981-S Lincoln Cent set to bring $1,000+ at GreatCollections Auction

CoinWeek Staff Reports….. A top-population 1981-S Lincoln cent Type 1 (PCGS PR70DCAM) is currently drawing strong interest from collectors at a GreatCollections Certified Coin Auctions sale. With less than five days to go, the lot has received 20 bids and reached a price of $1,001 ($1,126.13 with Buyer’s Premium). How does this bid stack up […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Ruth Weinberg Estate of Old Green Holders

The U.S. Gold & Silver Type Coins Were Purchased from Numismatics, Ltd in the 1970s. On Sunday, August 26th, GreatCollections will auction the Ruth Weinberg Estate of PCGS-Graded Gold and Type Coins in the Older-Style Green Holders. Ruth, a native from Los Angeles, recently passed away at the age of 96. She worked for the […]

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CAC coins bring premiums in Summer FUN Auction

CAC-approved coins lead the way in the official auction by Heritage at the Summer FUN Convention in Orlando on July 12 and 13. Before listing eight examples from the Summer FUN Auction, two sales of CAC coins by GreatCollections are mentioned, as CAC coins fared well in multiple settings this month, not just at the FUN Auction

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GreatCollections to auction Coldwater Creek Everyman Registry Set on April 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce that GreatCollections will be auctioning the Coldwater Creek Collection of AU-58 and AU-58+ type coins on Sunday, April 1st.
The collection is currently ranked #2 on the PCGS Set Registry and is the third all-time finest for the category of Everyman Complete U

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CAC Coins Bring Premiums During February 2018

Here are 10 examples of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) approved coins that have drawn premiums recently, from among many that could be listed (prices cited include buyer’s premium): 1. In the Goldbergs sale in Los Angeles shortly before the winter Long Beach Expo, a CAC MS-65 1900 Lafayette commemorative silver dollar brought $5,581 USD. At […]

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Wass Molitor Slug recently discovered in Australia to be sold by GreatCollections

An extremely rare $50 territorial gold coin, issued by the Wass, Molitor & Co. firm during the California Gold Rush, was recently rediscovered in Sydney, Australia and is being sold by the Irvine, California firm GreatCollections

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GreatCollections and honest numismatic photos

Before sharing an interview with GreatCollections President Ian Russell concerning his company’s practice of providing honest numismatic photos, I want to discuss the dishonesty and risk of buying coins with altered or poor photos.
Here’s a poor photo of a coin that I took a risk with, bidding based on a Proxibid lot that didn’t capture the true condition

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Follow-up: The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions

Earlier this year I wrote an investigative analysis titled “The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions,” noting how tardy technological upgrades in addition to fees from auction portals and credit card companies—often combined with building rent and/or upkeep of onsite facilities—continued to push buyer premiums ever higher.
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Follow-up: The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions

Earlier this year I wrote an investigative analysis titled “The Volatile State of Online Estate Auctions,” noting how tardy technological upgrades in addition to fees from auction portals and credit card companies—often combined with building rent and/or upkeep of onsite facilities—continued to push buyer premiums ever higher.
Shipping has always been an issue with auction houses

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Record Prices for Sierra Madre Gold Collection at GreatCollections

The results are in for the Sierra Madre Collection of U.S. Gold Coins, sold by GreatCollections on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Comprised of 55 pieces, the sale of the classic gold coins set many records, helped by the older generation slabs they were housed in. “The theme of the collection: Exceptional coins bring exceptional money,” […]

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Classic U.S. Coins – Key Date Coins for Less Than $2,500, Pt. 2: Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #340 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds …… During the history of coin collecting in the United States, most coin enthusiasts at one time or another have sought to complete, or nearly complete, a set of […]

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GreatCollections Auctions Yosemite Collection of U.S. Coins

Comprehensive 19th-Century PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Yosemite Collection of 19th-century U.S. coins. The collection starts in 1794 and goes through the end of the Seated series with all denominations from half cents through silver dollars. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 600 PCGS-certified coins in the […]

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Coin Market Report – ANA World’s Fair of Money 2015 is Here!

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation…. Stacks Bowers & Heritage Provide Auction Muscle In Midwest; Be Sure To Take Notes — I Used To Have A Photographic Memory But Even That Is Prone To Malfunction Well my fine collector and dealer friends, as this report goes to press it is one week before the […]

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GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

“Everyman” set contains many desirable AU-58 and AU-58+ coins with CAC approval. GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Capuano Everyman PCGS Registry Set, which will be sold on December 21, 2014. The PCGS Registry Set is currently ranked #4 and contains 72 coins graded PCGS AU-58 or PCGS AU-58+ with CAC […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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