Impressive U.S. ‘Indian Cent’ collection coming to auction

The Castle Collection of Indian Cents is described by Heritage Auctions as “the world’s finest examples obtainable of this widely collected 19th-century set.”

It’s expected to bring seven figures when it crosses the block this August. It’ll be offered by the Texas-based auction house during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money on Aug. 13-20.

“In all the years I’ve seen complete sets, none compare to the standout pieces in The Castle Collection,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage Auctions. “This is truly a magnificent collection that many of the most advanced collectors have never seen. The current owner of the Castle Collection is very savvy and it’s easy to see that he took a true connoisseur’s approach to acquiring these coins.”

The collection also received the PCGS gold award as all-time finest set from 2010-14 and was also a platinum award-winner from 2014-16.

“The dedicated attention is built around the understanding that copper is notoriously difficult to obtain with intact original surfaces, and the early years from the 1860s and 1870s are rarely encountered,” added auctioneers.

Among the highlights is an 1873 “Doubled Liberty” cent in Mint State-65 red and brown, “a coin that is rarely found in Mint condition, much less with any original Mint lustre,” added auctioneers.

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All the coins are certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with several in old green PCGS holders and the majority with “CAC” and “Eagle Eye Photo Seal” endorsements.

The Castle Collection is in the PCGS Hall of Fame and is the top set in both the basic set and major varieties categories. It received the PCGS gold award as all-time finest set from 2010-14 and was also a platinum award-winner from 2014-16.

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