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