GoldenArt, Part 6 - Presentation Pieces For A King

September 18, 2017

In previous webinars, we have discussed how important the image of the ruler was portrayed on coinage. In this webinar, we will be highlighting some of the great coins that were not made for commerce, but instead created specifically to honor the ruler. These are called Presentation Pieces. As you might imagine, these treasures are great works of Golden Art, hence the reason for inclusion in this series. They are also fantastically rare. Since they were not made for commerce, there was no reason to make them in quantity, hence the reason for their rarity. One can only imagine the provenance of these masterpieces that have undoubtably been handled by royalty and dignitaries ever since their creation.
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In 1990, with rare coin values in their infancy, Greg Holloway smashed the record books with the first sale in world history of any rare coin to bring over $1 million. Despite the fact that the world was in recession at the time, this transaction proved that rare coins have great appeal beyond economic conditions.

Greg actually began his career in 1970 at the age of 13. Before the end of his teenage years, he was recognized by his peers as a top expert. A virtual fixture at numismatic events, Greg has personally attended 1400 rare coin conventions.

Between 1986 and 1987, Greg was one of the 33 founding dealer members of both PCGS and NGC, the worlds two largest professional coin grading services. He was also one of the six original shareholders and graders of NGC for a brief period of time. In 1987, Greg was also one of the original shareholders of the worlds first real time rare coin trading system.

For over 20 years, Greg has been one of the worlds most prolific and respected instructors in the field of numismatics having given hundreds of webinars and teaching at in person conferences.

Today Greg is still active in all aspects of education of rare coins, having recently written the first ever encyclopedia of large English gold coins. Having been the first person in world history to sell any rare coin for over $1 million, Greg is eminently qualified to search for future $1 million coins that can still be bought for a fraction of this sum.

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