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October 12, 2013

Coins disperse at armory auction

Morgan common silver dollars were selling for $40 each during the coin auction held Oct. 5 at the National Guard Armory in Clinton.

It was a great auction and the disbursal of a very fine collection.

Statehood quarters sold for $47.50. A set of War nickels sold for $20 and an uncirculated silver dollar made it to $47.50.

An incomplete book of Lincoln’s sold for $35. A very nice set of Indian Head cents proved to be a winner when it topped out at $450.

Although it was missing the 1877 and the 1909s, the remainder of the coins were well defined and made the new owner very happy.

A small lot of mercury dimes rolled their way to $85. Two 1914d Lincoln cents sold for $95 each and was considered the better buy at the auction. There were 44 active bidders for the coin collection.

A 1931 Lincoln cent was a great find in an incomplete blue book that exceeded $100. More coin prices from this auction at a later date.

In our area alone we have a list of more than 100 active coin buyers. With strong prices and a continuing expanding market, now is the time to consign your coins to reach top dollar.

The death of Ralph Allen brought us the final dispersal of his car collection. Two of Ralph’s airplanes flew away with a $45 and $47.50 bid. We actually had seven different auctions over the years for Ralph and Ruby Allen. Ralph and Ruby were married more than 70 years and it was truly a love story to witness. What a great couple.

Ruby died just two months before Ralph. The last time I talked to Ralph, a week before his death, he told me he didn’t think he could go on without his Ruby. It was an honor to have the friendship of such a fine gentle man.

Ted Wilk is with Wilk Auction and Appraisal Service. To ask him a question about auctions, call (309) 654-2655.

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