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Trust, Assurance and Security at GreatCollections Coin Auctions

Confidentiality, Security, Trust, Insurance, Company Memberships & More.
Trust GreatCollections - One of the Largest Numismatic Auctions in the United States.GreatCollections has been built to serve the numismatic community and offer an extensive selection of certified coins and paper money for auction and direct sale, without the risks of dealing with unknown people or companies online. Our experts have personally inspected all items being offered and we only offer coins and paper money graded/certified by the leading grading services: PCGS, NGC, PMG and ANACS.

Unlike many other venues online, GreatCollections takes security and confidentiality very seriously. Below you can read about some of the measures and advantages we offer all clients, whether buying or selling through GreatCollections.

Physical Possession

We take possession of every coin or currency we are offering in auction or by direct sale.

Consistent Professional Photography

Our in-house professional photographers image each item consistently and without image enhancement. Our proprietary imaging system is respected industry-wide, giving maximum confidence to bidders.

Confidential Transactions

All transactions are confidential between buyer and seller; your personal information as a buyer or seller is only disclosed to GreatCollections.

GreatCollections holds an extensive insurance policy with Lloyd's of London

Insurance through Lloyd's of London

GreatCollections holds an extensive insurance policy with Lloyd's of London, protecting consignors and bidders. This provides peace of mind in the unlikely event of something going missing in the postal system or while coins are in GreatCollections' possession.


GreatCollections abides by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Code of Ethics

GreatCollections abides by the PNG Code of Ethics

GreatCollections' owner, Ian Russell, is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG Member 785) and adheres to the strict PNG Code of Ethics.

Bidding Transparancy

We have no hidden reserves, ever. You can view in real time when bidders are bidding against you (although usernames are masked to protect identities). In addition, our software restricts consignors from bidding on their own lots.


Sectigo EV SSL

Website Security

Our website uses the highest level of SSL encryption available, with our Extended Validation SSL Certificate from Sectigo/Comodo. All pages on this website use SSL encryption, and most browsers will display a green "Trust" symbol confirming our Extended Validation SSL certificate.

Contact Us

If you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us at +1-949-679-4180 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Industry Affiliations

GreatCollections and/or its president Ian Russell are members of the following organizations, adhering to their code of ethics:

GreatCollections is a member of the following:

GreatCollections is an Authorized Dealer for the following grading organizations:

GreatCollections is a Lifetime Member of American Numismatic Association (ANA)
Lifetime Member
GreatCollections is a Lifetime Member of Florida United Numismatists (FUN)
Lifetime Member
GreatCollections is a Member of National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
Ongoing Member
PCGS Certified Coins and Coin Grading at GreatCollectionsNGC Certified Coins and Coin Grading at GreatCollectionsANACS Certified Coins and Coin Grading at GreatCollectionsGreatCollections offers certified coins approved by CAC and also submits coins to CAC on behalf of consignors

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