Paterson Collection Crosses Block in GreatCollections Sale

by on January 30, 2014 · 0 comments

On Feb. 9, 2014, GreatCollections will close bidding on the Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection of U.S. Type Coins. The GreatCollections’ auction, spanning early copper, silver and gold coins, offers more than 100 unreserved lots to include a 1796 No Stars Quarter Eagle graded XF-45 by PCGS.

1796 Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle No Stars PCGS XF-45

1796 Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle No Stars PCGS XF-45

Valued in the PCGS Price Guide at $110,000, the rarity is a one-year type issue with a low mintage of only 963. About 100 pieces are known today in various grades.

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

"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."

In addition to viewing by appointment at GreatCollections’ Irvine, California office, the Paterson Collection will be on view at the Long Beach Coin Expo from Thursday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, Feb. 1.

1795 Capped Bust Right Gold Half Eagle Small Eagle NGC XF-45

1795 Capped Bust Right Gold Half Eagle Small Eagle NGC XF-45

Other highlights from Paterson Collection include:

  • 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
  • 1802/’1′ Capped Bust Right Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS AU-53 CAC
  • 1824/1 Capped Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS XF-45 CAC
  • 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

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

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