GreatCollections to Auction Turino Collection of US Coins

Posted on 3/13/2012

Includes superb MS 67 $20 High Relief and both $50 Panama-Pacific commemoratives.

[Irvine, Calif.] – GreatCollections is proud to auction a group of U.S. coins called the Turino Collection. While the collection contains coins of all price ranges, the highlights include an NGC MS 67 classic High Relief and a complete classic gold Commemorative set.

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt recruited Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create what has become the most classic coin in U.S. history. GreatCollections is offering two examples of the High Relief in the auction, the finest being an NGC MS 67 example, which ranks among the finest 20 coins of its type. An NGC MS 62 coin verified by CAC is also being offered, with spirited bidding already taking the coin to over $15,000.

Less than 10 years after the Saint-Gaudens High Relief was issued, San Francisco held the Panama-Pacific Exposition and released a set of coins to commemorate the event. Two of the coins were $50 pieces, containing more than two ounces of gold and are highly sought-after today. Only 483 sets exist of the $50 pieces, which were issued round in design as well as octagonal.

“We are proud to offer coins of this caliber, and look forward to breaking new company records this week,” said Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections.

Russell continues, “Although we recently sold another Panama-Pacific $50 for $90,000 by direct sale, the $72,500 bid for the coin ending this week eclipses previous company records.”

While every coin has been professionally imaged by GreatCollections, local clients can view the collection by appointment at GreatCollections’ Irvine, California office.

Bidding is open now through March 18, 2012. To register or view more information about this or other certified coins, please visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone 1.800.44.COINS.

Highlights from the Turino Collection of US Coins and other Fine Properties:

  • 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50, Octagonal NGC MS 62
  • 1818 Capped Head Half Eagle 5D/50 NGC MS 64
  • 1798/7 Capped Bust Eagle 9x4 Stars NGC AU 50 Reed Collection
  • 1803 Capped Bust Eagle Small Stars Reverse NGC MS 62
  • 1804 Capped Bust Eagle Crosslet 4 NGC MS 60
  • 1914 Indian Eagle NGC PF 66
  • 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle MCMVII. High Relief, Flat Edge NGC MS 67
  • 1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle MCMVII. High Relief, Wire Edge NGC MS 62

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The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.