TIPS TO BUILDING A DREAM COLLECTION

What’s one of the great privileges of being a dealer in the business for over 35 years? Helping collectors assemble first rate collections. Here are a few highlights:

  • In the 1980s and 1990s I helped a midwest collector assemble, and later sell at auction, the Double CC Ranch Collection of Carson City Mint gold which was complete from half eagles through double eagles. We spent years painstakingly pursuing the finest quality for the grade we could find. One of the collection highlights was the 1876-CC Eliasberg Collection half eagle in Gem condition, (PICTURES COURTESY OF STACKS BOWERS)
  • I have worked with a fine New York gentleman now for decades (he is in his nineties), on just about every US collection there is. From Indian Head cents to $10 Indians. Back before slabs he put together raw collections housed in Capital plastics holders. One of the highlights is a Gem quality set of Mercury Dimes. Today we are simultaneously working on an AU Barber quarter collection, a gem set of Proof three cent nickels, and a lovely collection of Gem Proof Buffalo nickels. We are also just one coin away from completing a cherry Liberty Head nickel collection.
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