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GreatCollections to Auction Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection


Collection is Over 90% Complete for Top-100 and Hot-50 – Being Sold Unreserved

GreatCollections is pleased to announce the auction date of the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, which will be sold on July 26, 2015. The collection is over 90% complete for the Top-100 and Hot-50 sets, with many coins rarely being offered on the market. All coins are being sold unreserved, with bidding to start at $1.gcha50_a

The collection was put together over the past 25 years by a private collector based in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. The sets are registered with the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors VAM Registry and are currently ranked #9 for the Top-100 set and #8 for the Hot-50 set.

In both sets, there are a total of 16 coins that are either the finest known for the variety or tied for finest known.

Over 40 years ago, extensive research was published by Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis detailing the variations in dies used to strike Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars. These variations are known as VAMs and numbers have been assigned to the different major types for each issue.

gcha50_b“Morgan Dollars continue to be one of our most popular categories and there is strong demand for varieties. I cannot recall the last time two comprehensive collections like this have been sold unreserved – it is sure to create spirited bidding interest,” said Ian Russell, President/Founder of GreatCollections.

To register to bid, view highlights or find out more information about the Hawaii 5-0 VAM Collection, 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. 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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