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GreatCollections to Auction The Yellowstone Collection of U.S. Gold Coins

Ian Russell on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 05:31:48 AM
GreatCollections to Auction
The Yellowstone Collection of U.S. Gold Coins

September 23, 2020. Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction of the Yellowstone Collection of U.S. Gold coins scheduled for Sunday, October 4th. The collection comprises over 100 certified coins that have been graded by PCGS and NGC, the two leading grading services for rare coins, and were mostly acquired from 2000 to 2008.

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The collection includes many rarities, some of which are universally known: a key-date 1929 Indian Half Eagle, graded PCGS MS-65. But some are much rarer and less recognized, such as the 1859 Liberty Quarter Eagle, graded PCGS Proof-62 CAMEO. Although 80 coins were originally minted just prior to the Civil War, very few survive. The last PCGS graded example appeared on the market back in 2013, and the example prior to that was auctioned in 2005. As a result, it has been missing from many of the major collections over the past few decades.

Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections said: "The Yellowstone Collection of yellow stones--well, gold coins to be more precise--has many rarities, with Charlotte and Dahlonega gold in Mint State condition, Proof gold coinage in most series, and even territorials.

"One of my favorite parts of this collection is the wide variety of Proof coinage and their low mintages, including an 1881 $3 and a 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle – both major rarities in proof and highly sought-after," Russell continued.

The whole collection is being auctioned unreserved, with bidding to commence at $1. GreatCollections has estimated the total value of the collection at well over $1 million.

Highlights from the Yellowstone Collection at GreatCollections:
All coins from the Yellowstone Collection are available for bid now through Sunday, October 4th at www.greatcollections.com with professional images. For more information, please telephone GreatCollections at 1-800-442-6467 or e-mail info@greatcollections.com.

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GreatCollections is an auction house for certified coins and paper money, as well as coins approved by CAC with sales exceeding $40 million over the past 12 months. GreatCollections handles each coin/banknote transaction from start to finish. For sellers, GreatCollections offers professional imaging for each coin/note, cash advances as appropriate, and other individualized services generally not available with the large auction houses and other websites, freeing the seller to do nothing except collect the proceeds of the sale. Buyers benefit by entrusting a venue whose principals have years of numismatic experience and whose reputations in the industry are impeccable.

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