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Williams coins set for auction

Select coins from the Ted Williams Collection have been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in preparation for a charity auction at Boston’s Fenway Park.

The 91 coins were a part of the personal items of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Each coin is encapsulated with the pedigree, “Ted Williams Collection.”

Consisting of 78 U.S. and 13 world coins, the collection includes an 1873-S “Open 3” $20 graded XF-45, a 1926 Indian Head $10 graded MS-63, a 1978 South Africa 1 Krugerrand graded MS-67 and a 1909 France gold 20 franc graded MS-66.

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The coins are a part of a large quantity of Ted Williams’ personal items that will be offered to the public by Hunt Auctions at a live event on April 28 at Fenway Park. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Jimmy Fund, a Boston charity affiliated with Ted Williams, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Boston Red Sox.

For more information about the coin collection or the auction, visit www.huntauctions.com.

Williams, regarded as the greatest batsman in Major League history, spent his 22-year career with the Boston Red Sox. His many records and accomplishments include six batting championships, a .344 career batting average and a .406 batting average in 1941.

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