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Official thread: Red Copper / Stewart Blay Lincoln Cents at GreatCollections January 2023

blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

Just read about Stewart's Lincoln Cents being auctioned by GreatCollections in January, this is huge news! Wonder what his 1919 Lincoln in PCGS MS-69 RD CAC will realize?? Also the 1958 Doubled Die. This will be an auction to watch for sure.

If you have chance to see these take advantage of the opportunity!

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  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is exciting. Wish I still had my Lincoln set. Good chance to pick up a stellar example for type tho. I like to use special coins for common type. Not sure I can swing the 19.

  • GoldbullyGoldbully Posts: 16,853 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17, 2022 3:37PM





    2008 ANA Baltimore, MD


    edited to add: It was a real treat to hold some of Stewart's red copper in my hand at the 2008 ANA Convention in Baltimore. It's truly an amazing group of high grade red copper coins like no other. I can't wait for the auction.

  • ianrussellianrussell Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Incredible coins that are blowing our away our viewers this week.

    • Ian
    Ian Russell
    Owner/Founder GreatCollections
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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a must see offering.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will be watching for sure, sadly all will be out of my reach.

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  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never thought he would part with them while still alive.

    "My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17) Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ, TahoeDale, Dahlonega, Astrorat, Stewart Blay, Oldhoopster, Broadstruck, Ricko.
  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll be bidding aggressively on one of his, and feel cautiously optimistic I’ll get it!

    Wish me luck!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It seems a lot of the big boys are exiting the hobby. I guess all things must come to an end, but I too never thought he'd part with his treasures here on earth. Guy was so passionate about his copper.
    Good luck to him on the sale.

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    His coins are amazing. None are within my reach, but good luck to everyone who can afford them.

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  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He will still have his other important coppers, yes? The 1877 is an impossible coin. Yikes.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This will be an amazing auction to watch. I am sure many of the results will be in record territory. Cheers, RickO

  • hbarbeehbarbee Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    2 of the 4 examples that I am missing are in the auction. The 58 DDO and 69-S DDO are unfortunately unobtanium.
    Unless, of course, one of you folks are looking for a Christmas present for me! The other 2 that could be reachable, the 17 DDO and the 92 Close AM are not included.

  • ByersByers Posts: 1,468 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also in the GC Auction is one of the 2 known 1974S Lincoln Cents struck in aluminum ( on foreign).

    The other one I handled:

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  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since these aren't in special holders - for good reason I reckon - I would hang on to the auction docs, although not really necessary in many cases, like the 19.

  • ianrussellianrussell Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We also keep a permanent record on our website with the images. The auction page for the collection automatically turns into an archive page of the collection after the auction.

    If any winning bidders would like Red Copper added to the label, please contact us after the auction. We wanted to show the collection in the holders they are currently in, although half of me wanted to send the whole collection into PCGS for a review, since the coins are incredible.

    There will also be a printed brochure about the collection coming out in a few weeks. PM me if you would like a copy (just include your name/address in the PM).

    • Ian
    Ian Russell
    Owner/Founder GreatCollections
    GreatCollections Coin Auctions - Certified Coin Auctions Every Week - Rare Coins & Coin Values
  • ByersByers Posts: 1,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mikebyers.com Dealer in Major Mint Errors, Die Trials & Patterns - Author of NLG Best World Coin Book World's Greatest Mint Errors - Publisher & Editor of minterrornews.com.
  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ianrussell said:
    We also keep a permanent record on our website with the images. The auction page for the collection automatically turns into an archive page of the collection after the auction.

    If any winning bidders would like Red Copper added to the label, please contact us after the auction. We wanted to show the collection in the holders they are currently in, although half of me wanted to send the whole collection into PCGS for a review, since the coins are incredible.

    There will also be a printed brochure about the collection coming out in a few weeks. PM me if you would like a copy (just include your name/address in the PM).

    • Ian

    Me, I wouldn't disturb these coins. Red copper, very high grade. Nope.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    I’ll be bidding aggressively on one of his, and feel cautiously optimistic I’ll get it!

    Wish me luck!

    Steve

    Best of luck and success. However, I think it’s bordering on insanity to feel cautiously optimistic, when bidding in auctions. That is, unless you’re planning to bid so high that you’re already far beyond bordering on insanity.😉

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 19, 2022 10:29AM

    .

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996

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