Two NGC-certified Vintage US Coins Offered by GreatCollections Could Sell for Over $100,000

Posted on 5/27/2022

The online auction house is offering two highly valuable US gold coins graded by NGC.

GreatCollections is showcasing two of the great gold rarities in US numismatics: an 1879 Flowing Hair Stella and a 1915-S Panama-Pacific Round $50 Commemorative. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), each coin could realize over $100,000.

The 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Stella graded NGC PF 65+ Cameo is an example of an experimental coin that was meant to compete with foreign coinage used internationally. However, the Stellas never got off the ground, and their only legacy is the few hundred coins that were struck in 1879 and 1880. This coin has a starting bid of $230,000.

1879 Flowing Hair $4 Stella graded NGC PF 65 + Cameo
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Meanwhile, another stunning offering is a 1915-S Panama Pacific Round $50 graded NGC MS 64. Just under 500 of the $50 round versions were distributed during the Panama-Pacific expo, making them rarer than the octagonal version that were sold concurrently. The expo held in San Francisco in 1915 celebrated the rebirth of that city after a devastating earthquake as well as the opening of the Panama Canal. The NGC Price Guide and recent sales suggest this coin is likely to realize over $100,000.

1915-S Panama Pacific Round $50 graded NGC MS 64
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Bidding is currently underway for each coin. The sale for the 1879 Flowing Hair will end on May 29, 2022, while the sale for the 1915-S Panama Pacific Round $50 will end on June 5, 2022.

Staring prices are provided by the auction house.

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