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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 701,759 coin auction records with high quality images.

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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
 
1940-D Washington Quarter PCGS MS-66 CAC (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
PCGS Price Guide $325. This example had CAC approval and had a very nice appearance.
Sold $790.88
 
 
One of the finest 1950 Franklin Half Dollars in existence, which sold for a record price.
Sold $48,375.00
 
1950 Franklin Half Dollar NGC Proof-68+ ★ CAC at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1924 Peace Silver Dollar NGC MS-65 OH at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
Typically a $100 coin in this grade, although this particular example is quite nice under the toning. It attracted multiple bidders to sell for 7 times the usual price.
Sold $790.88
 
 
At the time of the auction, the PCGS Price Guide was just $6,900. None have appeared in auction in this grade, and no MS-67s have appeared in almost 10 years. Peace Dollars have been bringing stronger and stronger prices for the high end market.
Sold $28,186.88
 
1926-S Peace Silver Dollar PCGS MS-66+ CAC at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1895 Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS Proof-67+ CAMEO CAC (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
Over 150 people tracking, over 5000 page views. This was a recently graded rarity that last traded for just $500 in 1960. The realization exceeded the PCGS Price Guide and set the all-time record for a Proof 1895 dollar.
Sold $205,312.50
 
 
Typically a $50-$60 coin, but this coin had attractive toning and was graded in the late 1980s by NGC. This type of NGC holder is sometimes called a "fatty".
Sold $1,139.62
 
1883-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS-63 OH (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
1944-D Washington Quarter PCGS MS-66 (Omaha Bank Hoard) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
 
Typically a $50-$80 coin. Omaha Bank Hoard perhaps contributed, but the coin was superb. High end for a MS-66.
Sold $505.12
 
 
Typically a $60 coin, this is the first generation of PCGS holder - a "rattler" - which typically attract premium prices. This sold for a significant premium due to the quality (and old holder).
Sold $902.25
 
1945-S Mercury Dime PCGS MS-65 FB OGH (1st Gen) (Toned) at Greatcollections current Online Coin Auction
 
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