eBay and David Lawrence Rare Coins today announced plans to auction one of the world’s largest — and rarest — Lincoln penny collections. The collection — the Presidential Collection of PCGS Registry Lincoln Cents — is one of the finest collections of Lincoln cents ever assembled, according to the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
"This is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for coin collectors and enthusiasts to add to their Lincoln penny collections through an exclusive auction event on eBay. We look forward to showcasing this rare collection on eBay," said Brooke Segaran, eBay’s senior manager of Collectibles.
Made up of more than 300 individual pieces, the collection is market-valued at more than $1 million, with all pieces graded and certified by the strict standards of PCGS, and many coins featuring the additional CAC seal of approval for top quality.
"Our collectors love the Lincoln cent series, which is a mainstay among the coin community," said John Feigenbaum, President of David Lawrence Rare Coins. "Through this exciting auction, longtime collectors and new fans alike can get excited about this magnificent collection on eBay."
The private collection was assembled over more than 10 years, with the pieces hand-selected by the owner. Known as the world’s fourth all-time finest collection ever assembled in the "Lincoln Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes (1909-Present)" category, the collection includes two PCGS-certified examples of the very rare 1969-S double die cent. Other highlights include:
- 1909-S VDB 1c PCGS/CAC MS66 RD
- 1911 1c PCGS/CAC MS67 RD
- 1911-S 1c PCGS MS66 RD
- 1914-D 1c PCGS/CAC MS65 RD
- 1920 1c PCGS/CAC MS67 RD
- 1920-D 1c PCGS MS66 RD
- 1922-D 1c PCGS/CAC MS66 RD
- 1924 1c PCGS MS67 RD
- 1928-S 1c PCGS MS66 RD
- 1943-D/D 1c PCGS/CAC MS67
- 1944-D/S 1c PCGS/CAC MS66 RD
- 1955/1955 1c PCGS MS65 RD (Doubled Die)
- 1969-S 1c Doubled Die (2 PCGS examples: AU53 and AU58)
The auctions will run March 15 through 25, 2012. Interested collectors and buyers may preview the collection at http://stores.ebay.com/David-Lawrence-Rare-Coins/Lincoln-Cent-Collection.html.
In addition, attendees at the Whitman Coin Expo in Baltimore from March 22 through 24 will have the opportunity to view the collection and place bids on the spot via an eBay bidding station.
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About David Lawrence Auctions
David Lawrence Rare Coins (http://www.davidlawrence.com) has been proudly serving the numismatic community for over 32 years. Since 1979, we have been building long-term relationships with our customers, specializing in certified U.S. Graded by PCGS, NGC and CAC. Whether you are buying or selling, auctioning or consigning, we are here to help you maximize the value of your collection.