PRLog - Nov. 2, 2012 - [Austin, TX] – WholesaleCoinsDirect.com, a leading precious metals dealer, will hold their first ever public Internet auction on November 8, 2012. In response to changing buying patterns in the precious metals community, Wholesale Coins Direct has partnered with iCollector.com to offer a collection of ultra-rare and exotic coins at auction, giving individual investors and collectors equal access to inventory that is usually only available to registered dealers.
1849 $10 N58 SS Republic Shipwreck
The auction presents the opportunity for individuals to acquire bullion and rare coins that normally trade only through dealers. Many of the items in the auction are so rare that they are not frequently available at all, even through a dealer. Long-time collectors will find unique pieces to fill holes in their portfolio while first-time buyers will gain new exposure to investment opportunities in rare coins. Buyers are able to pre-bid in advance or participate in the live auction in real-time, all from the Internet.
Highlights of the auction include: shipwreck coins from the SS Central America, ultra rarities from the early days of U.S. Mint, test pattern coins never meant for public circulation, Civil War coinage, ancient coins from Greece and Rome, and more. The auction also showcase bullion bars and coins from mints all around the world including the Royal Canadian Mint, South African Mint, Austrian Mint, and Australia’s Perth Mint. There are nearly 200 lots in the first auction and the company plans on hosting one each month.
“This auction is a collector’s dream,” said Klay O’Bier, resident numismatist for WholesaleCoinsDirect.com. “Some of the coins we are offering do not come up on the market often. This is exceptional opportunity for individuals to acquire coins before the dealers can get their hands on them,” he said.
Interested parties can view all the auctions online at auction.wholesalecoinsdirect.com or visit the company’s main website at www.wholesalecoinsdirect.com, which offers more traditional bullion and certified coin inventory direct to the public, at fixed prices.
Contact WholesaleCoinsDirect.com for more information about the auction at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (800) 694-3518.