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This Week's GC Top Ten List - Bidding Ends Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Ian Russell on Tue, Sep 07, 2021 07:03:40 PM

#1 Shield Nickel Set by Gerald Forsythe, MS-69 Saint-Gaudens, Mormon Gold Rarity...

Welcome to this week's Top Ten List from GreatCollections, although just before we focus on the highlights of this week, we must thank everyone who participated in our auctions last Sunday, setting several new company records.


This week features the Gerald Forsythe Collection of Shield Nickels, the all-time #1 collection of the series, which we are presenting over several weeks of auctions.  The collection includes Business Strikes, Proofs and even Patterns, and all are being sold unreserved.  


We're also offering part two of the Goldenboy NGC Registry Set of Morgan Dollars, not to mention a wide selection of key dates, coins for the finest Registry Sets and collector coins of all values.  One of the highlights in our paper money auctions is the Serial #1 Red Seal $10 from Fredonia, New York.


And although these ten auctions might be perfect for what you're looking for, please be aware that this is only a tiny percentage of the whole auction.  Each week, GreatCollections auctions over 4,000 certified coins and banknotes!  So, if you don't see anything of interest below, be sure to browse our categories or view all upcoming auctions.


Happy collecting!


- Ian



Number 10:

1911 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS Proof-67

From a mintage of 191, there's only a mere few graded higher.

Sold for $40,500.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (32 Bids)


Number 9:

1916-D Mercury Dime PCGS MS-63 FB

Key date Mercury Dime that exhibits Full Bands.

Sold for $17,451.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (29 Bids)


Number 8:

Fr. 615 Fredonia, New York 1902 The National Bank $10 Red Seal Note Charter #9019 Serial Number 1 Vernon / Treat PCGS Currency Gem New 65 PPQ

Serial #1 Red Seal - from Fredonia, New York.

Sold for $15,199.89  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (52 Bids)


Number 7:

Ancient Roman Empire Nero, AD 54-68 AV Aureus (7.63g) Issued as Caesar NGC XF ★ (Ex: Dimitriadis Collection)

Impressive gold Ancient, issued as Caesar.

Sold for $14,062.50  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (44 Bids)


Number 6:

1849 $5 Private and Territorial Gold Mormon PCGS XF-45+

All Mormon gold pieces are rare, but this particular example has superior eye appeal.

Sold for $37,499.62  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (38 Bids)


Number 5:

1853 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar Restrike PCGS Proof-65 CAMEO CAC (Ex. Pittman/Kaufman Collections)

Single finest example known, from a minuscule mintage of just 12 pieces.

Sold for $109,687.50  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (20 Bids)


Number 4:

1907 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MCMVII. High Relief, Flat Edge PCGS MS-65

The popular High Relief issue by Saint-Gaudens.

Sold for $45,731.25  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (44 Bids)


Number 3:

1896-S Barber Quarter NGC MS-65 (Toned) (Ex. Clapp & Eliasberg Collections)

This date ranks in the top three in terms of scarcity in the Barber Quarter series. Gems are rare, and this example has a pedigree that dates back to the year it was minted (Clapp) and more recently Eliasberg.

Sold for $34,380.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (45 Bids)


Number 2:

1908 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle No Motto. Wells Fargo Nevada Gold PCGS MS-69

Tied for finest known from the infamous Wells Fargo hoard - MS-69!

Sold for $192,375.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (49 Bids)


And Number 1:

1867 Shield Nickel No Rays Pattern Reverse PCGS Proof-66 CAMEO CAC (Gerald Forsythe Collection)

From the #1 set of Shield Nickels, which is being sold by GreatCollections over several weeks in September. The extensive high grade collection includes Business Strikes, Proofs and Patterns.

Sold for $19,687.50  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (39 Bids)


Thank you for viewing this week's Top Ten List at GreatCollections.


We are always looking for quality coins and banknotes for future GreatCollections auctions. Consign today by visiting www.greatcollections.com/selling or calling 1-800-442-6467. Who knows, maybe your consignment will be featured in a future GC Top Ten List!


Our next coin show will be the Long Beach Coin Convention (Table 912) from September 30th to October 2nd.