Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has announced that they have certified select coins from the Ted Williams Collection.
The 91 coins were a part of the personal items of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Each coin is encapsulated with the pedigree Ted Williams Collection.
Consisting of 78 US and 13 World coins the collection includes an 1873-S Open 3 $20 graded NGC XF 45, a 1926 Indian Head $10 graded NGC MS 63, a 1978 South Africa 1 Krugerrand graded NGC MS 67 and a 1909 France Gold 20 Franc graded NGC MS 66.
"We are pleased to grade this collection of coins from one of the legends of baseball," said NGC CEO Steve Eichenbaum.
Williams, regarded as the greatest batsman in Major League history, spent his 22 year career with the Boston Red Sox. His many records and accomplishments include 6 AL Batting Championships, .344 Career Batting Average and a .406 batting average in 1941. He was also awarded Most Valuable Player for 1946 and 1949 and Player of the Decade from 1951-1960.
"NGC has done an exemplary job in grading the coins from the Ted Williams Collection," remarked David Hunt, President, Hunt Auctions.
"We felt it important to memorialize the provenance of this particular grouping of coins as having originated from one of the great sports collections to have ever come to market."
The coins are a part of a large quantity of Ted Williams’ personal items that will be offered to the public by Hunt Auctions at a live event on April 28, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the auction will be donated to The Jimmy Fund, a prestigious Boston charity which is forever affiliated with Ted Williams, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Boston Red Sox.
For more information about the coin collection or the auction events in general please visit www.huntauctions.com.
About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
NGC, the world’s largest and most respected third-party coin grading service, was founded in 1987. From the beginning, NGC has committed itself to developing an impartial, trusted standard of consistent and accurate grading.
To uphold this commitment, NGC’s full-time grading professionals are no longer active in the commercial coin marketplace, and are prohibited from buying or selling coins to ensure impartiality. As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard.