GreatCollections Coin Auctions

Business Contact: Ian Russell

  • ANA Member
  • ANA Life Member
  • Industry Council for Tangible Assets
  • Professional Numismatists Guild
  • Certified Acceptance Corporation
  • Professional Coin Grading Service
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
  • Round Table Trading


GreatCollections was founded in 2010 by Ian Russell as a new coin auction house to serve the rare coin, paper money and bullion community. Though there are many places to buy and sell coins, very few ensure that the transaction is conducted in a safe and secure manner while keeping both parties confidential. GreatCollections offers collectors an extensive selection of certified coins and currency ranging in price from $25 up to $10,000s. All coins and currency have been professionally listed and imaged by GreatCollections expert staff and most are certified by the leading third-party grading companies. Since GreatCollections has possession of all items being offered for sale, GreatCollections will ship your auction winnings and purchases to you securely and promptly. Sellers consign to GreatCollections to take advantage of our low commission rates, which work out in most cases to be cheaper than if they did all the work themselves. Since 2010, GreatCollections has successfully auctioned over 500,000 certified coins, graded by PCGS, NGC or ANACS, making it one of the leading certified coin firms in the United States. In addition to certified coins, GreatCollections also auctions certified paper money by PCGS and PMG. Our results are constantly reported by the numismatic community and our complete auction archive is available free of charge as a research tool for coin values.

Larry King Interviews Ian Russell of GreatCollections Coin Auctions


17500 Red Hill Ave
Ste 160
Irvine, California 92614
United States

Our office is conveniently located near John Wayne Airport in Orange County, on the corner of Red Hill Avenue and Reynolds Avenue.

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Professional Affiliations

  • GreatCollections offers discounted grading rates as an authorized submitter at PCGS, NGC, ANACS and CAC. In addition, GreatCollections is a life member of the American Numismatic Association, FUN, PNG, CCE, and a member of the National Auctioneers Association.


All visitors are by appointment only. Please call 1-800-442-6467 to schedule.