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

Irvine, California– 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 9, 2014.

"It is our privilege to auction Dr. Paterson's type set, which includes scarce coins like the 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle, among other rarities," said Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections.

The 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle is a one-year type issue, with a low mintage of just 963 pieces. About 100 coins are known today in various grades. Dr. Paterson's coin has been graded XF-45 by PCGS and is valued in the PCGS Price Guide at $110,000.

Russell added: "The coins are being sold individually without reserves. Another impressive coin is the 1799 Capped Bust Gold Eagle Large Stars Obverse PCGS AU53. The famous Saint-Gaudens High Relief is graded MS63 by PCGS."

All coins from the Dr. Paterson Collection will be on view at the Long Beach Coin Expo from Thursday, January 30 through Saturday February 1, and will also be available for viewing by appointment at GreatCollections' Irvine, California office.

To register to bid, view highlights or find out more information about the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection, please visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone 1-800-44-COINS.

Highlights from the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection

Great Collections 1796 $2.50 No Stars PCGS XF45 coin
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1794 Liberty Half Cent PCGS XF45

1793 Chain Cent AMERICA PCGS VG08

1793 Wreath Cent Vine and Bars Edge PCGS VF30

1800 Draped Bust Half Dime PCGS XF45

1873 Seated Liberty Dime Arrows PCGS MS64

1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar Small Date, Large Letters PCGS AU55

1866 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar Motto PCGS PR63

1796 Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle No Stars PCGS XF45

1802/'1' Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS AU53

1824/1 Capped Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS XF45

1799 Capped Bust Gold Eagle Large Stars Obverse PCGS AU53

1907 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle High Relief Wire Edge PCGS MS63

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