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Silver commemoratives in GreatCollections auction


greatcollectinons170The Young Collection of Classic Silver Commemoratives, the current No. 1 Registry Set at PCGS for the series is being offered for sale by GreatCollections.

“Over the past five years, Bruce Young carefully selected each of the 144 coins in his set, earning him several PCGS Set Registry awards,” said Ian Russell, president/founder of GreatCollections.

“Many coins are the finest graded by PCGS. As a testament to the quality Bruce selected, over 60 percent of the coins gained CAC approval,” Russell said.

Modern Commemorative Coins

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The coins will be auctioned individually in GreatCollections’ October Auctions, with bidding ending for 36 coins each on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. All coins are being sold unreserved.

Silver commemoratives were issued from 1892 to 1954 to commemorate or memorialize a variety of events, including the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1892 and 1893, several U.S. State Centennials, the Hawaiian Sesquicentennial, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Opening, the Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary and the Battle of Antietam Anniversary, among others.

Highlights from the 144-coin set include:

1892 Columbian half dollar PCGS MS-67 CAC
1893 Isabella quarter PCGS MS-67 CAC
1900 Lafayette silver dollar PCGS MS-66 CAC
1937 Antietam half dollar PCGS MS-68
1939 Arkansas half dollar PCGS MS-66+
1939-D Arkansas half dollar PCGS MS-67
1947-S Booker T. Washington half dollar PCGS MS-67 CAC (Ex. WPE)
1950-D Booker T. Washington half dollar PCGS MS-67 CAC
1951 Booker T. Washington Half Dollar PCGS MS-67 CAC (Ex. Heller)
1936-D Cincinnati half dollar PCGS MS-67 (Ex. Scher)
1936-D Columbia half dollar PCGS MS-68 (Ex. Scher)
1936 Delaware half dollar PCGS MS-67+ CAC
1922 Grant Star half dollar PCGS MS-66
1928 Hawaiian half dollar PCGS MS-66
1946 Iowa half dollar PCGS MS-68+ CAC (Ex. Scher)
1920 Maine half dollar PCGS MS-67 CAC (Ex. Scher)
1936 Long Island half dollar PCGS MS-67
1921 Missouri half dollar PCGS MS-66
1921 Missouri 2×2 half dollar PCGS MS-66
1923-S Monroe half dollar PCGS MS-66
1934-D Oregon half dollar PCGS MS-67+ CAC (Ex. Scher)
1938-S Oregon half dollar PCGS MS-68 CAC
To register to bid, view highlights or find out more information about the Young Collection, visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone 1-800-44-COINS (1-800-442-6467).

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