If you want to buy or sell rare coins or other numismatic items, GreatCollections can help you out. People who know a lot about coins can help you figure out what your coins are worth and how much they are worth. They can also help collectors buy coins at our auctions or sell them directly.
When someone wants to sell coins, one of our company’s rules is that they should be given coins of all prices and without a minimum. There should be a place where collectors can buy and sell coins of all prices, we think. The best 1857-S Three-Dollar Gold Piece sold for $367,875, just like this $150 Morgan Dollar. We want to meet the needs of everyone in the coin market.
About GreatCollections Coin and Currency Auctions: This is what people say
Ian Russell and Raeleen Endo started GreatCollections in 2010 to make auctions better for coins and paper money. They wanted to change how coins and paper money were sold. There are a lot of places where you can buy and sell coins and paper money, but very few make sure that the transaction is safe and secure and that both parties are kept anonymous.
Collectors, dealers, and professionals can buy coins and paper money that have been certified by the best third-party grading companies, like PCGS, NGC, PMG, and ANACS, for prices ranging from $25 to more than $500,000. GreatCollections is also the best place to sell coins that have been approved by the CAC. This means that all coins and currencies on GreatCollections have been professionally listed, reviewed, and imaged by our staff.
It’s easy for GreatCollections to ship your winnings from auctions and purchases to you because they own all of the items for sale. Sellers sign with GreatCollections to take advantage of our low commission rates, which in most cases work out to be cheaper than if they did all the work on their own and sold their items.
Since 2010, GreatCollections has sold more than 1,012,000 certified coins that have been graded by PCGS, NGC, or ANACS, making it one of the top certified coin companies in the United States. In 2021, the company expects to make more than $235 million in annual sales. People can buy paper money that has been certified by the PMG and the PCGS at GreatCollections, too. Our results are always talked about in the numismatic world, and our entire auction archive is available for free as a research tool for coins’ values, so you can learn more about them.
In 2022, GreatCollections was chosen as the only auctioneer for the American Numismatic Association.
This is the person who owns GreatCollections, Ian Russell. He’s also a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild, and CoinWorld Magazine has named him one of the most important people in numismatics from 1960 to 2020. CoinWorld has a profile on Ian Russell. You can read it here.
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The GreatCollections Team:
Ian Russell is the President
It’s called GreatCollections Coin and Paper Money Auctions, and Ian is the president and one of the co-founders of it. Starting when he was young, Ian was always interested in collecting things. At the age of 14, he worked on the weekends for a stamp dealer in Australia. On the job at Stanley Gibbons Australia, he learned about auctions and worked on some of the biggest ones. He personally handled sales of important items like the Purcell Collection of Kangaroos, the Mackey Collection of Australian States and the Morrison Hill China Collection. Besides putting together the company’s first paper money auction, Ian also made sure that it had one of the best New Zealand bank note collections ever made.
In 2000, Ian was in charge of KISS The Auction, a multi-million dollar memorabilia auction that took place in June 2000. It was a partnership between two big auction houses: Greg Manning Auctions and Butterfields. During the auction, many records were set, and it is still thought to be one of the best auctions of music memorabilia in history today.
Ian Russell worked for Spectrum Group International from 2000 to 2010. He was President of Teletrade, Inc., and Chief Operating Officer of Bowers and Merena Auctions, two of the largest coin auction houses in North America at the time.
Ian is in charge of all day-to-day operations at GreatCollections. He is always available to talk about the benefits of GreatCollections with potential consignors and bidders. If you’re a numismatist who wants to get more advanced, he’ll help you buy things and give you advice on how to get them. He also makes numismatic property valuations for numismatic owners and people who buy numismatic goods.
Ian is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild, which is very important. He is also a member of the PNG Code of Ethics, which is very important to him. This will happen in 2021, when CoinWorld Magazine says that Ian has been one of the most important people in the field of coins and medals.
She is Raeleen Endo, the Director of Client Services
As a customer service representative for PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) in 1997, Raeleen first got into collecting. Since then, she has worked with many different types of collectibles. It was three years later that PCGS’s parent company, Collectors Universe, bought a well-known auction company in Wolfeboro, NH called Bowers and Merena. Raeleen handled client requests, auction production, and travelled to all of the auctions. She also helped run Collectors Universe’s other collectibles divisions, such as rare records, Hollywood memorabilia, currency, and sports cards auctions, which she helped run.
Fast-forward to 2004. Bowers and Merena Auctions was sold to Spectrum Numismatics and Raeleen made the move from Bowers and Merena. When she was in charge of auction production and services for over 50 major numismatic auctions over the next six years, two of them each sold more than $15 million worth of coins and money.
Raeleen graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Anthropology. She has also studied in Japan to improve her karaoke skills, which is why she went there. Raeleen is a huge fan of 1980s pop music. She also likes Broadway shows, and has seen Hamilton too many times to keep track of how many.
Andy Wedding is the Director of Consignment
Back in 1993, Andy started working for Jack Hertzberg and then U.S. Coin in Houston, Texas, where he learned about coins and how to find them. Some of the biggest coin dealers in the United States have been friends with him for a long time. Over the past 20 years, he has been to almost every major show in the country. He has also worked with some of the best Registry Set collectors to help them keep track of what they want. Most recently, he co-owned and ran a coin shop in Colorado.
If you buy coins at GreatCollections, Andy will be at all of the big coin shows. He will also be at many of the PCGS Member Only shows. He will also be the main point of contact for dealers, wholesalers, and people who want to sell things from our office in Irvine, California.
Todd McKenna is a numismatist and the manager of consignment
It was in 2011 that Todd started working in numismatics. He worked for a well-known auction house that sold world coins at the time. In particular, Todd looked into machine-made Chinese coins, British coinage of almost every kind, and Crown-sized coins from around the rest of the world. He researches the value of coins and appraises them for people who want to buy or sell them, as well as people who want to sell their coins. Todd also values coins for law firms and accountants, processes uncertifed coins for grading, and works directly with people who want to sell their coins. He is always willing to share his knowledge about numismatics with other people.
Todd is from Southern California. When he’s not working, he likes to go to comic conventions to buy more 1960s sci-fi and horror comics and play board games with friends.
People who help clients: Ami Thai
When Ami came to GreatCollections, she had worked for Teletrade for almost 10 years. For example, she is in charge of the “Grade & Auction” programme at GreatCollections. She also takes care of the private client viewings and customer service, and she works on special projects.
Belle is the most important thing for GC
As soon as Belle started at GreatCollections in 2018, she was the most popular member of the team, according to everyone who worked there, as well as the people who delivered the goods. Her mother and half-sister, Jubilee, work in the coin business, too, so it’s not just her family.