Lear Capital Assembles World's Finest Known Gold Coin Set

Valued at More than $6.5 Million, Lear Capital Completes the Finest Known

Gold Coin Set

Jun 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from Lear Capital

    LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Capital, the West Los
 Angeles- based precious metals company has assembled the world's finest
 known gold coin set that includes four of all the finest known coins. A
 collector has commissioned the four coins to create one of the most
 expensive sets available. The set is valued at more than $6.5 million.
     To complete the set, Lear spent three years trying to obtain an 1880
 Coiled Hair Four Dollar Stella for its client, a prominent New York
 businessman who collects rare coins. Lear obtained the "Four Dollar Stella"
 in late 2007. As one-of-only-eight known, this 1880 Coiled Hair Four Dollar
 Stella is the finest known and valued at more than $3 million.
     The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the official grading service
 of the American Numismatic Association and a provider of third-party coin
 grading services, graded all four coins. The set can be viewed online at
     "We relied upon the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and their expertise
 in grading to help assemble the finest known set and it has been an honor
 working side-by-side with such professionals," says Kevin DeMeritt,
 president of Lear Capital. "It is a gorgeous and impressive set that
 contains so much American history."
     The "Four Dollar Stella" completes a set that contains an 1879 Flowing
 Hair (425 known), 1879 Coiled Hair (12 known), and an 1880 Flowing Hair (17
 known). The set contains the finest known examples of each date.
     The Stella was one of many proposals made to Congress for an
 International Trade Coin and only one of several that made it in
 pattern-coin form. Some of the finest known Stella specimens are housed in
 the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institute while the
 others are in private collections.
     A recognized industry leader, Lear Capital works with all types of
 precious metals to help clients meet their specific investment needs. Each
 client receives a personal account representative to assist with purchasing
 or liquidating precious metals and clients have 24 hour online access to
 Lear. The company prides itself on keeping clients updated on the market
 and offers an "Investor-Friendly Service Guarantee."
     To learn more about investing in gold and gold bullion through Lear
 Capital call 800-576-9355 or visit http://www.learcapital.com
     About Lear Capital, Inc.
     Founded in 1997, Lear Capital is a leading precious metals company to
 investors and institutional clients. With an "Investor-Friendly Service
 Guarantee" Lear Capital provides investors with the tools needed to
 securely purchase, sell and trade precious metals. Lear Capital offers a
 diverse suite of intelligent investment resources including real-time
 pricing, regular e- mail alerts, newsletters, and personal account
 representatives to answer questions. Lear Capital not only enables
 investors to stay current on the latest developments in the gold and
 precious metal market, but also gives investors the flexibility to move
 gold and precious metals as expeditiously as conventional paper
 investments. For more information, please visit http://www.learcapital.com

SOURCE Lear Capital