ComicLink, a leader is certified comic book auctions, is expanding into certified coin auctions. The company’s first certified coin auction session, which can be previewed by going directly to certifiedlink.com, is scheduled to open September 20, 2017, and will include early 19th and 20th century coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®), an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®). ComicLink will be promoting the coin auction directly to coin hobbyists as well as to its many current bidder-members.
ComicLink was launched in 1996 at Comiclink.com. When Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), another independent member of CCG, was established in 2000 to provide expert and impartial comic book grading services, they became one of its first Authorized Dealer members, and has since sold countless CGC-certified comic books, including highlights such as: :
- a copy of Superman #1, graded CGC 5.5 FN-, which sold in March 2017 for $507,500, a record sales price in its grade for that comic book, which is the first dedicated to a single superhero.
- a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, graded CGC 8.0 VF, which sold in May 2017 for $261,010, a record sale price in its grade for the 1962 comic book in which Spider-Man makes his first appearance.
The crossover between coins and comic books has increased recently. Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu — four small island nations in the South Pacific — have issued series of coins linked to popular comics franchises, such as Spider-Man, Superman and the Avengers. The Royal Canadian Mint has also issued popular Superman coins, including a $50 silver coin earlier this year.
ComicLink’s experience with online auctions of CGC-certified collectibles makes for an easy transition to online auctions of NGC-certified coins. Coin collectors and dealers should expect to see a wide range of selections with safe and simple bidding abilities that have made ComicLink a leader in comic book auctions.
To learn more about ComicLink’s new coin services, visit Certifiedlink.com.
To view CGC-certified comic books on ComicLink, visit ComicLink.com.