Sunday, April 5, 2015

Rick’s Pedigree Coins – Rare Binion Collection Silver Dollars offered in Heritage & GreatCollections Auctions


In my recent article in CoinWeek and in my blog about the Binion Collection, I stated:

“Assembling a set by date and mintmark has become more difficult as time passes, with the rarer coins residing in private collections–from which they may not resurface for many years. Most of the Binion coins available now are the most common of date/mintmark varieties; however, an experienced collector occasionally will dissolve their collection and rare varieties will suddenly appear at auction.”

I no sooner wrote those words than 3 of the most difficult to find silver dollars from the Binion hoard appeared in auctions.  In case you missed them, here is a summary:

  1. GreatCollections Auctions:  1882-O, MS63, Binion – Hoard population 16 silver dollars. 

 
(Photo courtesy of GreatCollections Auctions)


 
  1. GreatCollections Auctions:  1900, MS63, Binion – Hoard population 30 silver dollars. 

 
(Photo courtesy of GreatCollections Auctions)


  1. Heritage Auctions:  1886, MS66, Hot 50 VAM-1C “3+2” Clash, Binion – Hoard population 4 silver dollars.    

 
(Photo courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries)


 
Congratulations to the astute buyer who grabbed these rare examples.  And to those collectors that missed them, you might want to add Heritage and GreatCollections to your search list and check their auctions every week or so.  Both auction houses offer a wide variety of Pedigrees although you may have to do a bit of research to find them.   

Heritage Auctions = www.ha.com
GreatCollections Auctions = www.greatcollections.com


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