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Recent Record Auction Prices at GreatCollections
These are just some of the notable coin auction results achieved by GreatCollections. This demonstrates the extensive bidder base that GreatCollections participating each week in our certified coin auctions. We also have our complete coin auction archive available, which now contains 732,868 coin auction records with high quality images.

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1924 Peace Silver Dollar NGC MS-66 CAC OH at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
Typically a $300-$400 coin, this common date Peace Dollar sold for over $3,000 in early 2020 after 13 bidders fought for the quality coin in an old NGC holder. This was likely graded in the early 1990s by NGC.
Sold $3,093.75
 
 
This "reverse" toned Morgan Dollar sold for about 15 times the value of a non-toned example. It was graded MS-63 by NGC with the Star designation for superior eye appeal.
Sold $630.00
 
1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-63 ★ (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1881-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS-65 PL (OGH Retro Label) (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
Attractive toning can make a big difference on the number of bidders and final price of a coin. This example would normally sell for about $220, if not for the vibrant toning. 32 bids were placed in the end, where it realized over $1.300!
Sold $1,366.88
 
 
MS-64 Morgan Dollars typically sell in the $55-$65 range, but with two-sided toning, and especially the vibrant reds and greens on the obverse, this example sold for thousands of dollars. Toned coins have gained popularity over the past 10-15 years, and especially in the last few years. GreatCollections advanced photography has gained the confidence of serious bidders of toned coins, since our images show the color of the coins accurately and they are never enhanced.
Sold $4,500.00
 
1880-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS MS-64 (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1957 Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS-66 (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
1957 Franklin Half Dollars are not the rarest of the series and in this grade, they typically sell for about $50. This coin had two qualities that attracted 36 bids...first, the attractive toning with greens and reds. Second, the coin is definitely one of the nicest technical MS-66 coins we have seen.
Sold $385.88
 
 
With a PCGS Price Guide of $2,400, this example sold for more than double at $5,400 in December 2019. From the famed Sunset Collection, which is known for coins with superior eye appeal, only 22 examples have been graded MS-67 at PCGS, with just 8 examples with CAC approval (PCGS/NGC combined).
Sold $5,400.00
 
1960-D Washington Quarter PCGS MS-67 CAC at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1929-S Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS-66 CAC at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
GreatCollections has offered several superb collections of Buffalo Nickels lately, and there has been very strong demand from bidders for high quality examples. This 1929-S was superb, and it sold for an all-time record for the date and grade. PCGS Price Guide Value: $750.
Sold $3,125.25
 
 
A rare early NGC holder helped propel the prices realized to over $5,500, which is over five times the NGC Price Guide value.
Sold $5,512.50
 
1888 Nickel Three-Cent Piece NGC Proof-67 (CAC Gold Label) OH (Early White Label NGC Holder) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1948-P/D/S Set Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar PCGS MS-66 (3 Coins) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
An all-time record for a BTW set graded MS-66. This set usually sells for about $300, but two bidders at GreatCollections placed several bids. Bidder #7 ended up winning the set at a whopping $4,078, an all-time record price for a MS-66 graded set of Booker T Washingtons!
Sold $4,078.12
 
 
Typically a $50 coin, this sold for over six times the average prices realized due to the scarce NGC holder type - this coin was graded in the early days of NGC, with a white paper insert.
Sold $326.25
 
1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-63 CAC OH  (Early White Label NGC Holder) (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1929-S Buffalo Nickel PCGS MS-66 OGH at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
With a PCGS Price Guide value of just $800, this coin sold for more than five times that when it realized $4,162 in August 2019. The coin was superb, was graded in the 1990s by PCGS and still resided in the old green holder that is coveted by many collectors.
Sold $4,162.50
 
 
This coin sold for almost double the current PCGS Price Guide value of $325 due to the attractive appearance. It was part of the famed Sunset Collection, which GreatCollections has been selling for the past few years.
Sold $603.02
 
1951-D Carver/Washington Commemorative Half Dollar PCGS MS-66 (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1934 Mercury Dime PCGS MS-65 FB OGH (1st Gen) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
With a current (at the time of auction) PCGS Price Guide of just $130, 37 bids were placed at GreatCollections taking the final bid price to $675 (more than five times the PCGS Price Guide!). Bidders were attracted by the attractive toning and old Rattler PCGS holder. Rattlers were the very first generation of PCGS holders.
Sold $675.00
 
 
This coin sold for over four times the PCGS Price Guide value of $550. Bidders were likely attracted by the toning and older PCGS holder.
Sold $2,605.50
 
1942-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar PCGS MS-66 (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1940 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ANACS MS-65 at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
A coin graded MS-65 is typically a $80-$120 coin. This realized a significant premium likely due to the old white ANACS holder (some refer to as the "Small White ANACS Holder"). This coin was likely graded in the 1990's by ANACS.
Sold $361.12
 
 
With a PCGS Price Guide value of just $4,000, this coin sold for almost $27,000. A similarly graded coin (also PCGS MS-68+ FB with CAC approval) sold in a competitor's auction for just $5,040 two months earlier than this coin that we auctioned. High grade Mercury Dimes, particularly those with attractive toning are bringing very strong prices at present.
Sold $26,998.88
 
1944-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS-68+ FB CAC at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1912 Barber Dime NGC MS-66 OH at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
MS-66 examples typically sell in the $500-$650 range, while MS-67 examples typically sell in the $1,750 to $2,000 range. It's interesting to note that this coin sold for more than all of the NGC MS-67 examples to ever appear in auction over the past decade. A superb coin, that realized a record price.
Sold $2,757.38
 
 
Another Jefferson Nickel that attracted spirited bidding from our aggressive client base. With a PCGS Price Guide value of $100, this sold for almost 10 times that amount! Clearly an all-time world record for the date in any grade.
Sold $957.00
 
1989-D Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS-66 FS at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1982-P Jefferson Nickel PCGS MS-66 FS at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
1982 (and 1983) business strikes rarely appear in high grade, since the U.S. Mint did not release official "Mint Sets" and all coins were distributed to banks. This is a particularly nice MS-66 Full Steps example and sold for over four times the PCGS Price Guide value of $425. Only three coins have been graded higher by PCGS.
Sold $1,806.24
 
 
Typically a $700-$800, this coin attracted spirited bidding and ended up selling for a world record price for a 1954-D Quarter in any grade.
Sold $6,187.50
 
1954-D Washington Quarter PCGS MS-67 CAC (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
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