Ian Russell

Irvine, Calif. – Well-known numismatist and online auction expert Ian Russell has announced plans to create a new online marketplace catering to coin collectors, dealers and traders. The marketplace, named GreatCollections.com, is set to go live in late 2010.   Russell said, "Coin collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States, […]


Teletrade, the largest fully-automated telephone and Internet auction company for certified coins, paper money and sportscards, has been named the official auctioneer of the twice-a-year Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo beginning with the next show, November 19 – 22, 2009, in the Santa Clara, California Convention Center.  The deadline for consignments for the […]


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IRVINE, Calif. – Teletrade, America’s largest fully automated Internet auction company for certified coins and currency, announces the record-setting sale of an 1899 “Black Eagle” Silver Certificate. Bidding on the note advanced to $30,000 during Teletrade’s December 10 auction, but the note did not meet the reserve.  A day after the sale, Teletrade sold the note to a private buyer who was previously unavailable during auction bidding.

1899 “Black Eagle” Silver Certificate

Teletrade is not releasing the final price the buyer paid or the identity of the buyer, but will confirm the sale price was in excess of $30,000. According to Ian Russell, president of Teletrade, “This note sets records as the highest price paid for a non Serial Number One ‘Black Eagle,’ and it is the second most expensive for the type.”

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