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GreatCollections Expanding and Moves to New Location

GreatCollections Expanding and Moves to New Location

New Office Is in Close Proximity to PCGS GreatCollections announced that it has moved to larger facilities on Red Hill Avenue in Irvine, California. The move stems from the unprecedented growth the company has experienced over the last two years. “This move confirms our long-term outlook of the business,” said Ian Russell, Owner/Founder of GreatCollections. […]

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

The Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan Dollars at GreatCollections

Comprehensive PCGS-Graded Collection Being Sold Unreserved  GreatCollections is currently auctioning the Gouri Gupta Collection of Morgan and Peace Dollars. The collection is virtually complete and includes many duplicates of the key dates. All have been graded by PCGS in grades from F-12 to MS-67. Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections commented: “There are over 200 PCGS […]

1952 Franklin Proof Bugs Bunny Variety to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

1952 Franklin Proof Bugs Bunny Variety to be Auctioned by GreatCollections

Coin is the first Proof Issue discovered of the famous Business Strike variety An exciting new Franklin Half Dollar variety will be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, August 16. The Bugs Bunny variety on a Proof issue was previously unrecorded until recently. The “Bugs Bunny” variety is known to many on the 1955 Franklin Half […]

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection

Collection is Over 90% Complete for Top-100 and Hot-50 – Being Sold Unreserved GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90% complete for the Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the […]

GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

GreatCollections co-founder Ian Russell Interviewed by Larry King

Ian Russell, owner and president of GreatCollections.com, sat down recently with broadcast legend and Emmy-nominee Larry King to discuss the hobby of coin collecting. The 25-minute interview took place at King’s Los Angeles studio for his current TV show, Larry King Now. Russell took the opportunity to give his views about the state of the […]

GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

GreatCollections to Auction Capuano Registry Set of Morgan Dollars

“Everyman” set contains many desirable AU-58 and AU-58+ coins with CAC approval. GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Capuano Everyman PCGS Registry Set, which will be sold on December 21, 2014. The PCGS Registry Set is currently ranked #4 and contains 72 coins graded PCGS AU-58 or PCGS AU-58+ with CAC […]

Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

GreatCollections to Auction Rare Chain Cent Among Other Rarities

GreatCollections to Auction Rare Chain Cent Among Other Rarities

Highlights include: 1995-W $1 Silver Eagle, 1792 Half Disme and 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief June 24, 2014, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is pleased to auction a number of important coins, with bidding open now until Sunday, June 29th at www.greatcollections.com. “Although we offer thousands of certified coins each week in our auctions, it’s always pleasing […]

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Rare Frosted Freedom Platinum Eagle Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Coin is second discovered from a total mintage of 21 coins.  Unique at PCGS. A scarce production proof error, acknowledged by the U.S. Mint, is being auctioned by GreatCollections, with bidding to end on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The 2007-W $25 Quarter-Ounce Platinum Statue of Liberty coin has the word FREEDOM in frosted type, as […]

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

1870 Double Eagle Proof Featured at GreatCollections

Double Eagle is one of only 4-5 in private hands…. GreatCollections is proud to offer a rare Proof Double Eagle in their auction ending on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The 1870 Double Eagle Proof is graded PCGS Proof-64 DCAM by PCGS and is expected to sell for over $140,000. “It is always a privilege to offer […]

GreatCollections Sets Sales Record: $1.28 Million in 4 Hours

GreatCollections Sets Sales Record: $1.28 Million in 4 Hours

Paterson Collection with 100% sell-through; 1796 No Stars $2.5 Realizes $112,200. Buoyed by the sale of the Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins, which brought $665,599, GreatCollections set a new company record yesterday with total sales of $1,283,901. “The coin market is strong, as evidenced by the spirited bidding and final prices realized,” said Ian […]

GreatCollections to Auction the Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins

GreatCollections to Auction the Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins

Type Set Includes 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle Graded PCGS XF-45 GreatCollections is pleased to announce the sale of the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins.  Comprised of over 100 coins, the collection spans early copper, silver and gold coins, and will be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, February 9th. “It is our […]

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled “Portrait of Power”.  The coin boldly features the American Bald Eagle and was released with special edge lettering.  Only 7,500 were minted and they sold out in a few hours. […]

Record $22,825 for Modern Gold $25 Eagle at GreatCollections

Record $22,825 for Modern Gold $25 Eagle at GreatCollections

First Time Offered by GreatCollections Results in World Record Price A perfect modern $25 American Gold Eagle graded Proof-70 DCAM by PCGS was sold at auction this week by GreatCollections, setting a new world record price for the half ounce modern gold proof coin series. Over 42 bids were received for the unreserved auction, before […]

GreatCollections to Auction Young Collection of US Commemorative Coins

GreatCollections to Auction Young Collection of US Commemorative Coins

The Current #1 Registry Set at PCGS; 144-Coin Complete Set of Silver US Commemorative Coins September 11, 2013, Irvine, Calif. – GreatCollections is pleased to announce the sale of the Young Collection of Classic Silver Commemorative Coins, the current #1 Registry Set at PCGS for the series. “Over the past five years, Bruce Young carefully […]

 
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