March Sales, Upcoming Auctions, Consignments Wanted...On this last day of March, here is the GreatCollections month in review:
Ian Russell on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 09:57:34 AM
Our March auctions proved to be our best ever, anchored by the Turino Collection sold on March 18th. The 1907 High Relief NGC MS-67 sold for $110,000, making it the highest-priced online coin auction so far in 2012.
We also sold both $50 Panama-Pacific gold pieces, the Round for almost $80,000 and the Octagonal for $64,000. Just this last Sunday, an amazing 1889-CC Morgan Dollar realized $33,000. This last one was one of my favorites for the month. It was graded MS-62 PL by PCGS and verified by CAC. The buyer was an advanced collector putting together a high grade Morgan Dollar set.
Apart from these rarities that found a new home, we also sold a record amount of coins in the $100-$750 range. There is no shortage in demand for certified coins.
We have a number of exciting coins to auction in the next few weeks. While some are still being graded, one special coin is the 1860 Three-Dollar Gold Piece, graded PCGS Proof-65 CAC, which is the only example verified by CAC, and the highest graded as Proof-65 at PCGS (there is a lone 65 CAMEO). This coin last traded hands 17 years ago and is expected to bring more than $60,000.
Another coin we just received is the 1860-D Five-Dollar Gold PCGS MS-61. This newly-discovered coin was purchased by the current owner "30-40 years ago", and was just graded for the first time.
Ultra High Reliefs
As many clients know, we actively make a market in Ultra High Reliefs, in almost all grades.
We are particularly looking for PCGS MS-70 PL First Strike and PCGS MS-69 PL First Strike coins at the moment. If you have one (or more) of these, we will pay top dollar.
We are always looking for consignments of all values to include in our weekly certified coin auctions. If you have coins for sale, even just your duplicates, please contact us at 1-800-442-6467 or visit our Sell Coins section on our website.