Phil Arnold Takes the Helm as Director of Photography at GreatCollections

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GreatCollections has announced that numismatic photographer Phil Arnold has joined the company. Mr. Arnold will take on the role of Director of Photography. He departed PCGS after 18 years with the coin grading company. Numismatic photography expert Phil Arnold has joined the GreatCollections Auctions team as Director of Photography. For the past 18 years, Phil headed Professional Coin Grading Service’s (PCGS) imaging department and developed their Trueview imaging. He photographed the vast majority of major …

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GreatCollections Selected as Official Auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association

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The following is a Press Release from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announcing that GreatCollections Coin Auctions is now the official auctioneer of the Association. The agreement between the two companies has been signed for three years and is in effect immediately. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has selected GreatCollections Coin Auctions ( of Irvine, California as the exclusive Official Auctioneer of the ANA. The new three-year contract is effective immediately. “We are pleased to welcome …

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GreatCollections Acquires 1796 Quarter for $2.35 Million

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The following is a Press Release from GreatCollections, announcing its acquisition of the 1796 Quarter from the Pogue Collection. It is the finest known example of this coin, graded at MS-66 by PCGS and has CAC approval. It was acquired for an eye watering $2.35 million. As the first major U.S. coin rarity to transact in 2022, GreatCollections is pleased to announce the acquisition of one of the finest 1796 Quarters known at $2.35 million. Formally from …

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A Double Die 1955 Lincoln Cent Sold for Nearly $125,000

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As regular readers know, here at USCoinNews I rarely post on coin auctions. It isn’t that they aren’t an important part of our hobby, but I’ve always focused on the “average collector” and most of us simply cannot afford these types of coins. But every once in a while an auction happens that is just to good to pass up. This week, one of those happened on a Double Die 1955 Lincoln Cent. This error …

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