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GreatCollections to Auction the Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins

Type Set Includes 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle Graded PCGS XF-45

GreatCollections is pleased to announce the sale of the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins.  Comprised of over 100 coins, the collection spans early copper, silver and gold coins, and will be auctioned by GreatCollections on Sunday, February 9th.

gc_1796_250_nostars“It is our privilege to auction Dr. Paterson’s type set, which includes scarce coins like the 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle, among other rarities,” said Ian Russell, President/founder of GreatCollections.

The 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle is a one-year type issue, with a low mintage of just 963 pieces.  About 100 coins are known today in various grades.  Dr. Paterson’s coin has been graded XF-45 by PCGS and is valued in the PCGS Price Guide at $110,000.

Russell added: “The coins are being sold individually without reserves.  Another impressive coin is the 1795 Half Eagle (Small Eagle) graded NGC XF-45.  Both the Quarter Eagle and this Half Eagle have never appeared in public auction until now.”

All coins from the Dr. Paterson Collection will be on view at the Long Beach Coin Expo from Thursday, January 30th through Saturday February 1st, and will also be available for viewing by appointment at GreatCollections’ Irvine, California office.

To register to bid, view highlights or find out more information about the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection, please visit or telephone 1-800-44-COINS.

Highlights from the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection:gc_1795_dollar

  • 1794 Liberty Half Cent PCGS XF-45
  • 1793 Chain Cent AMERICA PCGS VG-08
  • 1793 Wreath Cent Vine and Bars Edge PCGS VF-30
  • 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime LM-1 Price/LM Plate NGC AU-58
  • 1800 Draped Bust Half Dime PCGS XF-45 CAC
  • 1837 Seated Liberty Half Dime No Stars NGC MS-64 CAC
  • 1873 Seated Liberty Dime Arrows PCGS MS-64 CAC
  • 1853-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar Arrows and Rays NGC MS-63 CAC
  • 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar 2 Leaves BB-20, B-2 NGC AU-50
  • 1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar Small Date, Large Letters PCGS AU-55 CAC


  • 1866 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar Motto PCGS Proof-63 CAC
  • 1874 Trade Dollar NGC Proof-64 CAMEO CAC
  • 1796 Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle No Stars PCGS XF-45
  • 1802/’1’ Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS AU-53 CAC
  • 1824/1 Capped Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS XF-45 CAC
  • 1795 Capped Bust Right Gold Half Eagle Small Eagle NGC XF-45
  • 1799 Capped Bust Gold Eagle Large Stars Obverse PCGS AU-53 CAC
  • 1907 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle High Relief Wire Edge PCGS MS-63

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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