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Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue

In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled “Portrait of Power”.  The coin boldly features the American Bald Eagle and was released with special edge lettering.  Only 7,500 were minted and they sold out in a few hours.

rcm_error_GCAfter the coins were initially graded and sold by several coin dealers, a coin was discovered without the edge lettering, a common minting problem with U.S. modern dollars, but until now, isolated to coins issued south of the Canadian border.  The discovery piece was the subject of an NGC Press Release and to date, this example is only the second such error coin found and is the first to appear in a major auction.

This error coin was discovered when a collector was reviewing coins he purchased months earlier.  He sent the coin to NGC for review and they confirmed it was a Mint Error and designated on the holder “Missing Edge Lettering”, with the grade NGC Proof-66 Ultra Cameo.

The coin is being sold by GreatCollections unreserved in their auctions on Sunday, February 23, 2014.  It can be viewed at www.greatcollections.com.

“It is always fun to auction a coin that has never appeared in a major auction.  We expect spirited bidding from clients in Canada and error collectors in the U.S. by the time bidding ends on Sunday, February 23rdsaid Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections.

To find out more about the Canadian Missing Edge Lettering Silver Dollar, please visit www.greatcollections.com or telephone 1-800-44-COINS (1-800-442-6467).

About GreatCollections

GreatCollections is an auction and direct sale venue for PCGS, NGC and ANACS certified coins, as well as coins approved by CAC.  GreatCollections handles each coin transaction from start to finish.  For sellers, GreatCollections offers professional imaging for each coin, cash advances as appropriate, and other individualized services generally not available with the large auction houses and other websites, freeing the seller to do nothing except collect the proceeds of the sale directly from GreatCollections.  Buyers benefit by entrusting a venue whose principals have years of coin experience and whose reputations in the industry are impeccable.

GreatCollections, the official auction house of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), specializes in auctioning certified coins and banknotes, handling transactions from start to finish. Since its founding in 2010, GreatCollections has successfully auctioned over one million certified coins, making it one of the leading certified coin companies in the United States, with annual sales in 2021 exceeding $235 million. Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections, is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and a member of the National Auctioneers Association.

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