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This Week's GC Top Ten List - Bidding Ends Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Ian Russell on Sun, Jul 18, 2021 08:35:24 PM

Incl. Fresh Rattler 1799 $5 Gold PCGS MS-63 CAC, 1908-S $20 Saint-Gaudens PCGS MS-66+ CAC

Welcome to this week's Top Ten List from GreatCollections.

This is another week where it's almost impossible to select just 10 highlights, but we've had to pare it down in order to comply with the name of this list.

Jumping direct to the #1 slot...it's a very nice 1799 Gold Half Eagle, graded PCGS MS-63 in an original Rattler holder (and CAC approved).  This was purchased by the first time GC consignor in the 1980s raw, and he arranged for it to be graded at PCGS in the late 1980s.  It's great to see coins like this reappear on the market.

Aside from the 1799 $5 Rattler, we have a superb 1908-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded PCGS MS-66+ CAC that has pristine surfaces and would be a great addition to any advanced Saint-Gaudens collection.  There's also an uncirculated Double Eagle minted at the Carson City Mint, and a first year of issue Morgan Dollar Proof approved by CAC. 

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 3,000 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.

We have a few big announcements to make over the next week.  Stay tuned.

Happy collecting!

- Ian

Number 10:

1878 Morgan Silver Dollar 7 Tailfeathers, Reverse of 1878 PCGS Proof-64 CAMEO CAC

This first year of issue proof Morgan is always sought-after. Mintage of only 250. This is an attractive example with CAC approval.

Sold for $27,140.62  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (34 Bids)

Number 9:

1936 Buffalo Nickel Type 1--Satin NGC Proof-68+ CAC (Toned)

A very high grade Buffalo Nickel proof, that is tied for finest with CAC approval.

Sold for $10,280.25  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (34 Bids)

Number 8:

1932-D Washington Quarter PCGS MS-65

We have several key date issues in our auctions on Sunday, July 25th. There's also a very nice 1911-D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle graded PCGS MS-63 CAC.

Sold for $9,281.25  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (41 Bids)

Number 7:

1866-S Liberty Gold Half Eagle No Motto NGC AU-50

It is estimated that less than 100 of the 1866 Gold Half Eagle with Motto exist today in all grades. They do not frequently appear on the market. This half eagle is part of a collection of $5 pieces we're offering this week and next week.

Sold for $7,279.88  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (12 Bids)

Number 6:

India 1841.-(C) Gold Mohur KM-462.3 NGC MS-61 (AGW = 0.3438)

Gold coins from India are extremely popular, and we're expecting spirited bidding on this Mohur graded by NGC.

Sold for $9,563.62  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (35 Bids)

Number 5:

1799 Capped Bust Gold Eagle NGC MS-64

An attractive uncirculated example of an early Bust Gold Eagle.

Sold for $95,625.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (42 Bids)

Number 4:

1891-CC Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS-61

Only six examples are graded finer at PCGS for this Carson City Double Eagle. They rarely appear in auction in such high a grade.

Sold for $49,500.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (38 Bids)

Number 3:

1950 Franklin Half Dollar NGC Proof-67 ★ CAMEO

This first year Franklin proof issue is graded NGC Proof-67 CAMEO with the star designation.

Sold for $8,268.75  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (41 Bids)

Number 2:

1908-S Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS-66+ CAC

There has been a lot of interest in Saints over the past couple of years, and coins of this quality rare appear on the market.

Sold for $144,562.50  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (57 Bids)

And Number 1:

1799 Capped Bust Right Gold Half Eagle PCGS MS-63 CAC OGH (1st Gen)

This is a wow coin. The owner of this coin purchased it uncertified before PCGS was founded, and he got it graded in the late 1980s.

Sold for $124,875.00  (incl. Buyer's Fee)  (17 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 ANA World's Fair of Money in Chicago, to be held August 10th-14th.  We will have a big presence at tables 400, 402 and 404.