Proof Civil War Date Gold, 1946 Walker Set All-Time Auction Records
June was another very strong month at GreatCollections with spirited bidding across all coin series and categories. The coin market has enjoyed a significant lift over the past few months with new serious collectors entering the market. Incidentally, it's not just the high end coin market increasing, even common date Morgan Dollars and sub-$500 coins have seen solid increases as well.
GreatCollections sold an impressive number of important collections and single coins during June, and this list counts down what I consider the top ten. Of course, there were many more than just ten top coins, so my apologies to the coins that missed the cut. All of the coins we auctioned are included in our extensive Coin Auction Archive, which now contains over 900,000 certified coin prices, easily searchable by coin series, date and grade.
Take a look at the top ten below, starting with the unique pattern from King Farouk's Collection. This pattern had been thought lost over the past forty years, but was rediscovered sitting in an old-time West Coast collection of patterns.
I hope you find this list of coins interesting and useful. We plan on publishing this out each month highlighting the special coins we had the privilege to auction.
- Ian @ GreatCollections
Recently re-discovered, this unique pattern in nickel was once part of the famed Farouk Collection.
Sold for $20,813 (incl Buyer's Fee) (43 Bids)
This finest known 1971 Ike dollar attracted 75 bids and realized almost $20,000 on June 13th at GreatCollections.
Sold for $19,187 (incl Buyer's Fee) (75 Bids)
The single finest graded at PCGS and NGC, and also CAC approved.
Sold for $50,625 (incl Buyer's Fee) (90 Bids)
With a NGC Price Guide value of just $340, this attractively toned commemorative sold for 20x Price Guide as part of the Neon Lights Collection
Sold for $7,031 (incl Buyer's Fee) (57 Bids)
The Chinese market continues to gain momentum as evidenced by the key date half oz. 1998 Panda issue sold by GreatCollections on June 27th.
Sold for $12,375 (incl Buyer's Fee) (29 Bids)
The single finest graded, CAC approved.
Sold for $54,563 (incl Buyer's Fee) (55 Bids)
The Silver Eagle series is one of the most popular to collect - and the 1994 Silver Eagle in Mint State is a key issue.
Sold for $11,505 (incl Buyer's Fee) (35 Bids)
This coin was discovered in early 2021 in a coin dealer's junk box, before being graded by PCGS and approved by CAC.
Sold for $104,625 (incl Buyer's Fee) (57 Bids)
A superb $10 proof issue, the finest known with CAC approval.
Sold for $298,125 (incl Buyer's Fee) (30 Bids)
And Number 1:
GreatCollections set an all-time record for a 1940s Walker with the auction of this 1946 half dollar struck in Philadelphia.
Sold for $149,063 (incl Buyer's Fee) (95 Bids)
GreatCollections is attending the following upcoming Coin Shows:
- FUN Show - July
- PCGS Member's Only Show - July
- ANA World's Fair of Money - August