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About CAC Coins: John Albanese efforts to identify above average coins in Third Party Grading service holders is having a significant impact within the numismatic marketplace. Coins designated with the Green Bean easily bring full trend guide pricing along with premiums. Astute collectors are demanding only CAC validated coins for long term collecting objectives and sound financial holdings.

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Gerry Fortin's CAC Gold Seated Dime Display - 2015 Chicago ANA

There are 239 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 20, 2018

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 Flying Eagle 1857
AU58
PCGS
80882046

Choice $395 Flying Eagle Type, Choice Original, Typical Strike, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A well presented 1857 Flying Eagle cent with residual luster. Strike is typical with some tail feather weakness. Coloring is attractive and uniform. There is a faint obverse vertical line from A in AMERICA to tail feathers with the balance being blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval for originality and accurate grading. A quality type coin from the Saco River Collection.
Flying Eagle 1C 1858 Flying Eagle 1858
AU58
PCGS
81173830

Choice $395 Small Letters, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, A Perfect AU58, Saco River Collection. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the impressive 1858 Small Letters Flying Eagle cent. Satiny cartwheel luster, during bright light viewing, is quite pleasing. Surfaces are perfectly natural and essentially blemish free. Strike is hammered with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. Accurately graded as there is a touch of rub on the eagle's high points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A fine numismatic offering from the Saco River Collection that should be scooped up.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764

Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Attractive Eye Appeal. A Red Brown 1864 bronze Indian is a gem at the assigned MS64RB grade level. Vibrant red cartwheel luster at the rims is readily evident when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, an attractive example that should please selective collectors.
5 Cents
Draped Bust 5C 1796 Draped Bust 1796
LIKERTY
EF45
PCGS
50251261
LM-1
Choice $9250 Rare Early Type This Nice! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1796 half dime is the first year of the Draped Bust design. The V -1, LM-1 die pairing as been designated and popularized as the LIKERTY variety due to broken top and bottom loops of the B in LIBERTY. It is a scarce date that is at least as rare, if not more rare, than the 1794 Flowing Hair. Mintage is only 10,230 with low survival rate. This example is strictly original and offers choice surfaces covered with gray-golden patina. Struck is completely executed with prominent die clashing on the obverse. Reverse exhibits die cracks and an internal die cud between ST and ATES. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ancient lines on the lower obverse that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Only 15 examples in all graded have been approved by CAC. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A magnificent offering from the Osprey Collection that last appeared at auction at FUN 2012 and realized $9200. Since that time, CAC approval has been added. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS65
PCGS
25377414
LM-1.2
Gem $3150 New February 14! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Silver Gray with Deep Sea Green Rims, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An impressive 1831 Capped Bust half dime with bold frosty cartwheel luster. This is the finest graded example handled to date by GFRC. Both obverse and reverse offer gem original surface covered with light silver gray patina along with sea green shades at the rims. This is a fairly late die state LM-1.2 example with breaks inside the upper loops of each S in STATES. Strike is deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with blue/white label and edge view insert. A gorgeous half dime for the collector building an advanced type set.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
MS63
PCGS
32831036

Choice $1300 Choice Original, Rich Obverse Toning, Perfect No Stars Type Offering. Talk about eye appeal on this attractive No Stars Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are strictly original with the obverse covered by a transparent aquamarine and golden patina while the reverse is mostly silver gray. I love how the obverse aquamarine center is framed by a large golden ring due to the clean fields not cluttered by stars. Overall strike is deeply impressed and crisp from late die state dies. Bright light viewing is spectacular. Can't you sense how much I like this lovely little half dime? Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Once viewing this piece in hand or under bright light, one immediately understands why CAC approval was granted.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
21463436

Choice $565 Small Date, Late Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina at Rims, Accurately Graded. Small Date date punch with double ovals forming the 8 digit in the date. This example offers choice surfaces and natural mottled gold patina towards the rims. Residual frosty luster is evident throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die is in late die state with fragmentation of die steel at Liberty's upper leg below the knee and to the right of the right facing arm. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Accurately graded and above average in surface quality and eye appeal. CAC approval captures these facts.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1
Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC Fatty
299771017

Choice $2250 Rare Date and Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. A richly toned 1838 New Orleans strike that is so choice and covered with gun metal gray and blues. For those familiar with the 1838-O half dime date, many are seen with weak strikes and terrible obverse details. This example is atypical and offers bold design detail. Significant as the first New Orleans half dime issue, and the only O-mint variety without stars. Also scarce with PCGS population report indicating only 17 graded at combined EF40-45 level. Housed in NGC Fatty holder (Generation 5 1992-1997) coupled with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
28267590

Gem $1050 Gem Original, Light Golden Gray Patina., Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original 1839 Philadelphia strike that is covered with light gray-rose patina. The assigned MS64 grade is accurate given the frosty cartwheel luster on such a small silver denomination. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars, full hair curls and all reverse wreath leaf veins being crisp. This lovely half dime offers the perfect balance of eye appeal, originality and strike and would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves your attention.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
15023035

Choice $1600 New January 12! Rare Date, Choice Original, Light Gold-Blue Patina, Satiny Residual Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. 1849 New Orleans strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. My radar is always on the look out for this date along 1846 and 1853-O No Arrows. At the 2018 FUN show, this lovely example walked up to the GFRC table and was immediately purchased. PCGS has graded all of four pieces at AU53 with another five at AU55. Most importantly, only nine examples total of this date have been approved at CAC. Yes, only 9! This is the only AU53 example approved with another at AU58 followed by four in mint state. The date is definitely a rarity in choice condition with this example being well above average in quality. Overall, this example is choice original with light gold blue patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. Residual satiny luster is evident during bright light viewing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Don't wait long to grab this choice 1849-O example.
Seated 5C 1855 Seated 1855
With Arrows
MS64
PCGS
34237579

Choice $650 Better Date With Arrows Type, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Many collectors do not realize that the 1855 date is much scarcer than 1853 and 1854 counterparts for Seated half dimes and dimes. Whenever I see a quality specimen of either denomination, it is immediately added to inventory. Case in point is this near gem original specimen that has been CAC approved at the MS64 grade level. One immediately enjoys the vibrant frosty cartwheel luster that is uniform across obverse and reverse. This piece was struck from late die state dies with substantial erosion and clashing. Regardless, the strike is full with no points of weakness whatsoever. A Choice quality rating is assigned but if the die had been fresh with more pronounced relief, then I would have gone with Gem as the surfaces are frosty and blemish free. Pricing is fair as the piece is accurately graded with CAC approval. MS65 examples triple in price according to the PCGS price guide. A perfect example for a mint state type set.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC Fatty
156432003

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Rose Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original example of the scarce 1855-O date that every serious half dime collector needs in their collection. Mintage is 600,000 but a low survival rate makes locating choice examples rather difficult let along a gem AU58 specimen. PCGS population report indicates only 9 in all EF grades and 21 in all AU grades. This AU58 example is accurately graded and offers wonderful medium rose patina with darker blue highlights. More important is the original cartwheel luster that drove the Gem quality rating. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder (Generation 3 1987 - 1989). CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $575 New January 27! Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. In 1856, arrows were removed from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles as is the case for this lovely 1856 example from the Upstate New York Collection. Regardless of the denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridenscent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS66
PCGS
25033279

Gem $1275 Superb Gem, Hammered Strike, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Mirrored Fields, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the mirrored fields coupled with frosty devices that generate a huge amount of luster with or without bright light. The dies employed to strike this piece were heavily polished with die striations throughout obverse and reverse while Liberty is fully frosted. Dies are heavily clashed as easily seen in the GFRC images while the strike is absolutely hammered. Centers are essentially untoned with the obverse exhibits a rapid blue to rose/gold transition at the legend. The reverse is similar with a larger right side toning arc comprised of darker blues and rose. Again the strike is fully hammered with the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing offering to consider.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 1863
VF30
PCGS
30902307

Original HOLD
$535
Difficult Civil War Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. Challenging Civil War date with tiny mintage of 18,000. This surviving 1863 strike is perfectly original with classic gun metal gray and blue patina. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from GFRC.
Seated 5C 1867 Seated 1867
MS65+
PCGS
29682102

Gem $2850 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rare Date, Heavy Die Clashing, Osprey Collection. Mintage for the 1867 date is a tiny 8,000 piece with this MS65+ graded example in the condition census given CAC approval. Regardless of its small size, this Philadelphia struck half dime makes a statement when viewed. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident while bright light viewing exposes lightly mirrored fields. Obverse is heavily clashed while a prominent die crack is seen from STATE(S) to Liberty's clasp. Strike is nearly completed with only a touch of weakness at the gown line and lower maple leaf on the reverse. This piece is so enjoyable to study under 10x loupe as there are numerous obverse die spaghetti lines throughout Liberty's body and gown. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted given the overall quality and eye appeal. Another top quality offering from the Osprey Collection and worthy of an advanced mint set project.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
AU58
NGC
4208621003

Choice $150 Chocie Original, Rose-Dark Blue Toning, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. CAC approval on 6/22/17. A strictly original and nicely toned 1871 Philadelphia half dime that would fit nicely into a type set of date and mintmark set. The assigned AU58 grade is accurate as faint rub is seen on the lower leg and on the reverse ribbon bow. Strike is essentially complete with only a trace of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and on the upper left reverse wheat grains. Housed in newer NGC holder. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection that is attractively priced.
Shield 5C 1876 Shield 1876
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25257879

Gem New Price
$1775
Superb Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Old Time Golden Toning, Accurately Grading, Winestevens Collection. This superb gem is among the finest Cameos certified by PCGS, showing immaculate surfaces and bold contrast on each side. The frosty design elements are sharply struck with every minute piece of mint frost being evident under a 10x loupe. The nickel alloy offers amazing steely proof cartwheel luster under a bright light. But while viewing in hand, the rich golden overlays are dominant as seen in the GFRC images. I'm falling in love with this incredible proof Shield nickel as it marries the qualities of cameo surfaces with old natural toning. At the PR66 Cameo level this date is quite difficult to locate, especially with CAC approval. This is an important offering housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU58
PCGS
28899654

Choice $850 Type 2 Design, Key Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important offering at the AU58 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with old time golden patina that is darker at the rims. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example is right in your wheelhouse.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
G06
PCGS
04429954

Choice $275 Type 2 Design, Key Date, Four Full Digits in Date, Choice Original, Conservatively Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important value offering at the Good 6 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are honestly worn with four full date digits being visible. Regardless of the low circulated grade, main devices and fields are entirely blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. CAC approval validates the strict originality, eye appeal and conservative grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example should bring some consideration.
Buffalo 5C 1915D Buffalo 1915-D
MS62
PCGS
09559580

Choice $285 Choice Original, Even Gray Luster and Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. An early date Denver strike that is entirely choice with lustrous gray surfaces. Fully struck with no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The CAC green bean validates the strict originality and accurate grading. A new consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that deserves some consideration by Buffalo nickel fans.
Buffalo 5C 1917D Buffalo 1917-D
AU58
PCGS
34247782

Choice $435 New January 10! Slightly Better Date, Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Gray, Accurately Graded. 1917 Denver strikes are a slightly better date with substantial price increases in MS63 or better. This lovely example offers active luster with gray surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wholesome Buffalo nickel that deserves consideration if building an AU or better date and mintmark set.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 1935-S
MS65
PCGS OGH
1234493

Gem $210 New January 10! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
Small 10C
EF45
PCGS
20979170
JR-4
Choice New Price
$445
Small 10C, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original example of the 1829 JR-4 die pairing with Small 10C on the reverse. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina that screams originality. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes to note. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. A lovely numismatic property from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU58
NGC
3906573001
JR-1
Choice New Price
$865
Attractive Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Iridescent toning is the highlight of this lovely 1831 JR-1 dime. The obverse is covered with rich gold patina along with an ebony toning arc at the lower bust. Peripheral sky blue surrounds a rose center on the reverse. Strike is strongly executed with nicely rounded stars, well defined hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes the originality and eye appeal. A nice quality capped bust dime offering from the Port Matilda Collection
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU58
PCGS
32764764
JR-1
Choice New Price
$985
New December 27! Gorman Pedigree, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, CoinFacts JR-6 Plate Coin, PCGS Variety Attribution Error, Upstate New York Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this lovely 1831 Capped Bust half dime. One immediately notes the satiny cartwheel luster under a light source along with the aquamarine-gold patina. Strike is fully executed with no points of weakness whatsoever. There are a few field marks that are completely toned over and not distracting. Now let's discuss how PCGS got the die variety attribution wrong. This Capped Bust half is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with JR-6 and Gorman listed on the label. Unfortunately this piece is not the JR-6 die pair but rather JR-1. To make matters more complicated, PCGS uses this dime as its JR-6 plate coin for CoinFacts display. After a very careful review of the John Reich reference, there is no question this piece is JR-1. Oh, well! Another fine offering from the Upstate New York Collection that belong in an advanced collection regardless of the attribution issue.
Capped Bust 10C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
Last 3 High
EF45
PCGS
22038860
JR-5
Choice $375 Last 3 High, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray. Richly toned and strictly original example approved by CAC. Surfaces are covered with darker gun metal gray along with hints of deep blue. Strike is all there and no blemishes to note. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU55
PCGS
9688283
JR-3
Choice $750 Block 8, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. A perfectly natural and unmolested example with light golden gray patina. This late date capped bust dime is completely struck with rounded stars, connected centrils and all reverse devices deeply impressed. The are no blemishes to discuss either. CAC approval was never in question as this piece scream originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A capped bust dime for the selective collectors with slightly better rarity for the Block 8 obverse.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
Large Stars
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem HOLD
$2750
New February 16! Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective collector.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
EF40
PCGS
16568751
F-102
Choice $825 Choice Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A superb 1838 New Orleans strike that is a near gem with old album bullseye toning. Obverse and reverse centers are light gray and surrounded by rings of intermixed blues and gold. The F-102 die pairing features an obverse die that was previously used to strike the F-101 repunched mintmark variety. This obverse is paired with a second reverse die and results in the F-102 variety. During the latter case, the obverse die is fairly eroded with soft devices that lack crisp details while the reverse is not much better in term of strong devices. This example offers a typical strike and is accurately graded at the EF40 level. However, the surfaces and eye appeal are superior to most seen during my collecting days. CAC seemed to agree with green bean approval. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A super piece for a date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
VF30
PCGS
15070104
F-101
Gem HOLD
$625
New February 19! Repunched Mintmark, Gem Original, Probably Finest Graded VF30 in Existence, Newtown Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A no question gem preservation state is apparent on this lovely 1838 New Orleans F-101 strike with repunched mintmark. Surfaces are covered with rich gray-gold and aquamarine patina that is so uniform and provides that classic circulated cameo eye appeal. Yes, I really love this VF30 example as the appearance is that of a higher grade. Conservative grading and probably the finest VF30 graded 1838-O example in existence. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval. Magnificent quality from the Newtown Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 New January 10! Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
21044846
F-105
Gem HOLD
$2000
New February 16! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this gem 1840 No Drapery dime needs to be placed in a top collection. The golden cartwheel luster is lightly frosted and most pleasing during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Conservatively graded and housed in early blue label PCGS dating back to the 2000 timeframe. CAC approval rewards all aspectss of this superb No Drapery dime. Another fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
3841310005
F-103
Choice $875 Popular Chin Whiskers Variety, Attractive Rose-Gray Blue Toning, Highwood Collection, Top 100 Varieties Set Candidate. A popular Chin Whiskers example that is accurately graded. Original surfaces have acquired an old album rose-gray toning with deep blue at the rims. Bright light viewing is fun with glowing luster that is above the assigned MS62 grade. This piece is fully struck as; remember that 1840 No Drapery dimes are found with shallow die relief. The die polished lines (chin whiskers) are evident on the obverse image. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with serial number 3841310-005 and CAC approval. From the Highwood consignor and definitely a quality piece worthy of consideration.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF20
PCGS
29739515
F-101
Choice $2200 Large O, Closed Bud Transitional Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. Please don't under estimate the importance of this offering as locating a choice original 1841-O Closed Bud dime at or above the VF grade level will take years rather than months. I am pleased to offer this strictly original and choice example to GFRC customers. Both obverse and reverse devices are well struck considering the reverse die is well worn, cracked and left over from 1840. On the offered example, the die cracks from UNITED to rim are overtly defined. Remember that 1841 Transitional dimes were struck at the New Orleans mint during January 1841 with left over 1840 reverse dies since no new 1841 reverses were available. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS with serial number 29739515. The PCGS label reads, "Trans Rev, Large O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3). This label allows the new owner to immediately add into PCGS Set Registry's new Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Asking price is fair for the quality and grade rarity.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843O Seated 1843-O
VF30
PCGS
13440255

Choice HOLD
$1800
New February 18! Rare Choice Original Grade, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, An Important Offering. 1843 New Orleans strikes are well recognized for being found with problematic surfaces and erratic strikes. In AU or better, this date becomes a substantial rarity. At the VF and EF grade levels, the challenge is locating choice original examples with no surface issues. This GFRC offering clearly fits that requirement. Accurately graded at the VF30 level and covered with a natural gray layer of patina. Fields and devices are free of any abrasions worth noting. PCGS has graded a total of sixteen examples at VF30 but CAC has only approved three pieces from PCGS and NGC combined. This example is one of those three to be approved and verifies how few choice examples survived the vigors of New Orleans area circulation. An important Liberty Seated dime offering that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843O Seated 1843-O
VF20
PCGS
27480768

Choice HOLD
$1245
Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If in the market for a choice original 1843 New Orleans dime with eye appeal, then this offering might be for you. Surfaces are strictly original with ring contrast toning. The stars and reverse legend are surrounded by dark gray/ebony that quickly transitions to medium gray fields and then lighter main devices. There are no blemishes or other point of distraction on this lovely example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. This is the second time that GFRC has handle this semi key date dime and I would love to continue buying this one back.....
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
AU50
PCGS
2289809

Gem HOLD
$2650
New February 16! Little Ophan Annie Date, Gem Original, Orange-Gray, Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Grade, Woodlands Collection. A steel-gray example of the popular 1844 date with peripheral orange-gold and emerald-green toning. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green label holder with CAC approval. An important numismatic offering from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
MS64
PCGS OGH
9856993
F-102
Choice $1650 Ex. Frog Run Collection, Left Over Reverse of 1844, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. CAC Approval on August 30, 2017. Bold frosty luster and a hammered strike are the hallmarks for this 1845 Philadelphia struck dime that originally arrived to market via the Frog Run Sale circa 2004 in Baltimore. At that sale, it realized nearly $1300 and a strong price for that time period. Head details and hair curls are completely defined as are the high relief stars. Reverse strike is also complete with every vein in the wreath leaves fully defined. The F-102 die pairing matches Obverse 1 with the leftover reverse of 1844. Die cracks are readily evident throught S(T)ATES O(F) with the die crack through the T descending down the left wreath. Grade rarity also needs to be touched upon. PCGS has graded 24 at the MS63 level with auction records in the $900 to $1600 range. In recent years, few MS64 examples have reach the market with the Florida Collection specimen not purchased via auction but through private treaty. At the MS65 level, this date is easily a $4000 coin as few have ever traded. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection for those building a superior set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection . 1849 New Orleans F-101 strikes are notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
32805585
F-105
Choice HOLD
$595
New February 17! Large O, Challenging Grade, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Large oblique O reverse die variety that is listed by Fortin as F-105. This EF45 graded example offers choice original surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Strike is hammered with all stars rounded, full head and hair curls along with deeply impressed wreath and veins. A near twin to the Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coin that grades EF40 and sold for $500 during July 2017. 1850-O dimes with this amount of originality will take patience and diligent searching. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards originality, strike and overall appearance. How can you go wrong?
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
F15
PCGS
27390603
F-101
Choice $425 No Arrows, Choice Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray, Accurately Graded. 1853 No Arrows specimens are so difficult to locate as compared to the omnipresent With Arrows counterpart struck later in 1853 with reduced weight planchets. This example is strictly original and choice with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and toned a light medium gray. Always in demand by date and mintmark set collectors. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 1858-S
VF30
PCGS
15978079
F-103
Choice $1250 Choice Original, Better San Francisco Date, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017! Let's open this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the tiny number of 1858-S dimes I've seen with choice surfaces. Wholesome and choice are two adjectives that come to mind when viewing this above average example. Wear is uniform with light gun metal gray and blue patina during in hand viewing. Under a bright light, the surfaces hold their color but with darker shades. I really like this example and please don't think too hard if in the market for this date. Obverse strike is complete with no blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is also entirely problem free though the wreath leaves are a tad weak. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 New January 11! Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 1861
PR64
PCGS
25275754

Choice $900 Better Early Proof Date, Near Gem Original, Bold Reflective Mirrors, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. All 1861 proofs were struck with a Type 2 obverse design. Mintage is 1,000 but many went unsold and were melted. This surviving examples definitely belongs in an advanced collection. Surfaces are near gem original with only a few microscopic hairlines holding back an MS65 grade level. Luster is bold and bright from reflective fields while the main devices are nice and frosty. A light rose patina is seen at the obverse and reverse rims. There are no blemishes or lint marks to distract the eyes. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exciting offering from the Washington State Collection that has my JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the superior eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 1865-S
VF20
PCGS
19028191
F-102
Choice $725 Small Thin S of 1861, Poorly Struck Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Golden Hues, Conservative Grading, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. 1865 San Francisco strikes are notorious for having flat heads. The worst case strikes for obverse weakness are those struck with Obverse 1 resulting in F-101 and F-102 die pairings. Given the weak strikes, the grading services have a difficult time with accurate grading. Since the default is to be conservative with strike versus true wear, this date is oftern conservatively graded as is the case here. Surfaces are essentially choice with light gray patina. There is a well toned faint blemish on the left facing breast that is mentioned for accuracy. Die erosion is immediately noted on the Small Thin S reverse that was left over from 1861, yes....1861. The denticles are completely effaced. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Please give strictly original example special consideration.
Seated 10C 1866S Seated 1866-S
EF45
NGC
3006633014
F-101
Choice $1275 Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Highwood Collection. The F-101 1866-S die pairing is often confused for a Philadelphia strike due to the weak small S mintmark that is faintly visible on some examples. Many of these mis-attributed pieces will be in lower grades. This F-101 offering, from the Highwood Collection, is at a grade level not often seen for the date. Surviving examples top out at the EF45 level with just a hand full at the AU grade level per PCGS population report. To further drive home the point of scarcity in upper circulated grades, a check of the CAC population report revealed 13 total approved with only two in EF45, one at AU50 and another at AU55. That is all at the popular collector grade levels. Therefore this offering is very important and deserves serious attention. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thin dirty gray patina. Strike is well executed for a Civil War San Francisco era piece. I'm also comfortable with the grading. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
VF20
PCGS
30447922
F-102
Choice $1875 New January 31! Philadelphia Key Date, Near Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. An outstanding 1867 example that is completely fresh to market with new CAC approval via GFRC submission. PLEASE NOTE....There are only two circulated 1867 with CAC approval; this is the finest circulated piece. Before going further, let's go on the record with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This is the key Philadelphia date in the entire Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set given a tiny mintage of 6,000 piece. Many were saved by collectors in the east coast corridor surrounding Philadelphia and mintmark with a few finding their way into circulation. This example sports honest wear and is close to perfect at the assigned VF20 grade level. Overall appearance is enhanced by lighter main devices that are nicely contrasted against darker gray fields. An important offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that should be immediately purchased by the knowledgeable collector. When key date Liberty Seated coins arrive to market in an above average preservation, then time to take action.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
VF25
PCGS
25243122
F-101
Choice $4950 Important Carson City Strike, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Carson City dimes from 1875 to 1877 are fairly plentiful, but the initial issues (1871-CC through 1874-CC) from the legendary Old West facility are rare and always draw attention when offered. Many example from the early Carson City mint timeframe are encountered with granular surfaces or show other problems. Planchets were not to the required 90%:10% Silver: Copper alloy since copper was a scarce metal in the southwest. As a result planchets had a higher percentage silver with the lack of copper resulting in faster environmental damage. This choice original stone-gray and aquamarine specimen has pleasing surfaces aside from a single thin mark to the left of the date at the denticles. LIBERTY is sharper than would be expected for the assigned VF25 grade but the balance of the strike is weak; especially on the reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with that all important CAC approval. A quality Carson City duplicate being offered by the Newtown Collection that should not last long. This example appeared at Tampa FUN show HA auction and is priced at the same level.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
AU58
PCGS
24349345
F-103
Choice $750 New December 26! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Indiana Collection. 1873 No Arrow Open 3 dimes remain underrated in AU and mint state grades with little acknowledgement from the collecting community. Locating choice original example will take considerable patience and a multi-year horizon. We are fortunate that the Indiana Collection consignor has decided to divest this top quality F-103 example. Accurately graded as an AU58 but with characteristics consistent with an MS62 example. One immediately note the frosty cartwheel luster that includes faint gold at the rims. Strike is well executed with plenty of residual mint frost in the protected areas. Just back from CAC review and received green bean approval. This piece was a certainty for approval as it screams originality and is accurate graded. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original $70 Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS64
PCGS
30694465
F-106
Choice $450 Early Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superb 1885 F-106 example at the assigned MS64 grade level. This piece provides frosty cartwheel luster with a faint transparent golden film as one would expect from strictly original surfaces. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head lacking full details. Fully struck heads on With Legend dimes should bring a premium as atypical. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean validates what my eyes see....an eye appealing dime that is accurately graded.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem HOLD
$750
New February 16! Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attraction. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
EF40
PCGS
21327233

Original $75 Original Gray, Conservative Grading, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS64+
PCGS
32192010
F-110
Gem HOLD
$675
New February 16! Gem Original, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Gold-Aquamarine Colors, Fortin Web-book Plate Coin, Woodlands Collection, . A superb 1887 San Francisco strike with light mirrored fields and stunning reflective cartwheel luster. One does not often see 1887-S dimes with proof like fields and this amount of crisp reflective luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and 100% original. A bold strike with all devices deeply impressed other than the left ribbon end. Accurately graded at the MS64+ level and eventually will find its way into an MS65 holder. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another incredible offering for passionate Liberty Seated dime collectors from the Woodlands Collection. Hurry on this one.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
EF45
PCGS
28715664
F-107
Original $650 Shattered Reverse, Top 100 Variety, Strictly Original Example with Natural Luster, Accurately Graded, Scarce This Nice, Cleveland Collection. . Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A condition census example of the extremely popular 1887-S shattered reverse die variety that is required for every Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly original with golden-gray obverse toning and mostly semi-transparent gray on the reverse. Faint residual luster remains under a bright light. Surfaces are blemish free at the assigned EF45 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important die variety offering from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 1888-S
MS64
PCGS
19306300
F-111
Choice $1650 Choice Original, Gray and Autumn Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A challenging date at the higher mint state grades regardless of the 1,720,000 mintage. PCGS population report indicates twelve in MS64 followed by eight in MS65 and then four higher. Pricing takes a nearly 3X jump at the MS65 level with no recent auction records. This lovely example has gray-golden toning with darker shades on the obverse. Under bright light, the dark obverse toning simply melts away and exposing the underlying luster and light gold coloring along with a thin aquamarine ring at the rim. Reverse exhibits gold coloring on the upper wreath devices. Strike is complete and typical of the 1888 San Francisco date. Blemish wise, I see two very faint circular hairlines in the right obverse field that are completely toned over. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted due to the strict originality and accurate grading. From the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 New February 19! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
26595718
F-104a
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Creamy Satin Patina, Proof Dies Origination, Florida Collection.. An exceptional Liberty Seated dime with radiate creamy luster that is no question original. The circulation strike dies used to coin this specimen were initially used for proof strikes. Strike is better than average for later date With Legend dimes but there is weakness in the upper left wreath as is so common. I really like this dime as the creamy luster is stunning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem $825 Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Transparent Copper/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Colorado Collection. Yes, 1890 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be a common date in the Liberty Seated dime series. When locating gem mint state examples, I tend to shy away from blast while pieces and attempt to add examples with superior toning. This offering from the Colorado Collection definitely meets my standards. Cartwheel luster is bold and brash while the patina is a transparent copper blue. Strike is nearly full on obverse with a slight weakness at the top of Liberty's head along with incomplete wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Regardless, this piece is a flat out gem that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Conservative grading along with a Green CAC bean to validate the eye appeal. I love this piece and believe you will also.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 1895O Barber 1895-O
VF35
PCGS
20912730

Choice HOLD
$1675
New January 10! Series Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1895 New Orleans is the lowest-mintage date in the entire Barber dime series with just 440,000 pieces struck. Checking CAC population reports a high number approved (69) with all but 20 being in the Good through Very Fine grade range. This choice original example is perfectly natural with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Overall wear is with primary devices retaining ample details. Importantly, there are no blemishe to mention. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Please remember that the 1895-O dime is seldom offered choice in EF or better circulated grade with this VF35 example being an excellent value.
Barber 10C 1897 Barber 1897
MS63
PCGS
83981726

Choice $250 Early Philadelphia Strike, Choice Original, Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. Attractively toned and strictly original. Center are toned a natural copper gray with ebony surround obverse legend and bridging reverse rim to wreath. Strike is complete. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, a quality early Barber die that should pleased selective collectors. Consider as a type coin or holding a place in a date/mintmark set.
Barber 10C 1911 Barber 1911
MS65
PCGS
81697750

Gem $575 Gem Original, Satiny Rose Violet Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem example with attractively toned surfaces. Crisp satiny cartwheel luster enhances overall eye appeal. A real pretty Barber dime that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced type coin collection.
Barber 10C 1914D Barber 1914-D
MS64
PCGS
30802846

Choice $250 Choice Original, Copper-Aquamarine Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1914 Denver strike is accurately graded and quite attractive. Most mint state late date Barber dimes will be found frosty white therefore an example with old toning is refreshing. Obverse is toned with copper-aquamarine shades while the reverse is mostly pastel aquamarine gold. Strick is well executed. A fairly priced peice as a mint state type coin or for inclusion in a date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
MS64
NGC Fatty
125537013

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Luster, Faint Gray Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1936 Mercury dimes have been awarded a Gold CAC sticker. All three are graded MS64 and currently in GFRC inventory. Housed in early NGC holder with embossed Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America on the reverse. A lovely dime with bold luster and some faint gray toning.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS63 FB
PCGS Rattler
1127051

Gem $150 Gold CAC, Bold Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is the only MS63 Full Bands examples approved and registered in the CAC pop report. Satiny luster is found on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label.
Mercury 10C 1938 Mercury 1938
PR64
PCGS
24589440

Choice $255 Watery Mirrors, Light Multi Color Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Watery mirrored fields are the highlight of this lovely 1938 proof Mercury dime. As is to be expected, the strike is hammered. There is faint multi color toning throughout the fields. Housed in transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A quality selection from the Saco River Collection.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1093321

Gem $135 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, So Undergraded, Rattler Holder. A lovely 1940 Philadelphia strike that was so originally undergraded by PCGS. Surfaces are nice and frosty with lots of metal stress lines radiating to the rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS63 FB
PCGS OGH
7370403

Gem $165 Gold CAC, Brilliant Luster, PCGS OGH Holder. There are only (7) 1940-D Full Band dimes available with Gold CAC approval. This offering is unique and the only MS63 with Full Bands designation. This Mercury dime is grossly undergraded once viewed in hand. The brilliant luster and blemish free surfaces are consistent with at least the MS65 grade level and maybe even MS66. Housed in PCGS post rattler generation Old Green Holder with dot matrix printer label. This is really a stunning Mercury dime with Full Bands.
Mercury 10c 1941D Mercury 1941-D
MS64FB
PCGS Rattler
1144026

Gem $90 New February 12! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Gold CAC, Gansu Collection. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. From the Gansu Collection. Gansu is a collection assembed by Gerry Fortin during the 2010-2012 timeframe for a Chinese client. Now the coins are being repatriated to U.S. in liu of an collecting objective. Please help with a purchase.
Mercury 10C 1943 Mercury 1943
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7040812

Gem $155 Gold CAC, Beautiful Gold Patina, PCGS Rattler Holder. Hard to believe that there are only (7) total 1943 dimes with Gold CAC approval. The population is evenly split with (4) being without Full Bands and (3) with. Offered here is one of the four non Full Bands in Mercury dimes in MS63. Don't let the MS63 grade sway you as the toning is pretty and the eye appeal is strong and definitely better than the assigned MS63 on holder. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder.
Mercury 10C 1943D Mercury 1943-D
MS64 FB
PCGS Rattler
7040820

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, Rattler Holder. This exceptional Denver struck 1943 dime offers uniform satiny white luster. Strike is well executed with distinctly defined bands. A reverse bag mark keeps this piece from MS66FB level. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1944D Mercury 1944-D
MS65 FB
NGC Fatty
137680014

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF40
PCGS
13664605

Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
G06
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice $675 Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice $825 New February 15! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $970 Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F15
PCGS
30641837
B-4
Gem $500 New January 14! Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded . This gem original 1821 Capped Bust quarter is heads and shoulders above any Fine 15 example found in CoinFacts auction records. Perfectly natural surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal grade patina while the wear points being a lighter color as one would expect. The sharp contrast between the wear points and darker fields results in a circulated cameo appearance that is so popular with collectors. I've assigned a gem quality rating as I absolutely love this example as a collector. Eye appeal is high while the surfaces are blemish free. Locating open collar Capped Bust quarters in this preservation state is infrequent and one must savor the moment when an opportunity arises. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. If this lovely quarter had not received CAC approval, I would have hung up my dealer hat and done fishing. Superior to most VF20 examples of this date.
Capped Bust 25C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
AU53
PCGS
27332234

Gem $3350 New January 10! Gem Original, Copper Gold Toning, Residual Luster, Conservatively Graded, Eye Appeal. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, this 1828 B-4 Capped Bust quarter is not inexpensive, however the value is all there and an astute purchase. Copper gold patina covered both obverse and reverse with darker shades at the rims. Rotating this piece under a light source activites ample remaining luster and faint aquamarine coloring at the centers. Strike is close to complete with a few stars lacking connected centrils and the eagle's right facing claws being weak. The balance of the devices are well struck. Overall, a well balance example that is heads and shoulders, in terms of strict originality, above most seen in the marketplace. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The only CAC example approved at AU53 grade level.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
82659898
Briggs 2-B
Choice $575 Closed Claws Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. GFRC is pleased to offer this well preserved 1839 Closed Claws quarter with blemish free surfaces and strictly original gun metal gray patina. Grading is conservative as my initial assessment was EF45 based on the depth of the right wing feathers and well defined obverse scroll edges. Strike weakness is an ongoing issue with No Drapery issues and this example is no different with weak head and stars at upper obverse. Strike variability can be confusing to TPG graders. This is a no question choice example with CAC approval validation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion into a circulated type set or even a CAC approved date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 Choice Original, Late Die State, Heavy Clashing, Light Gray Rim Toning, White Pine Collection. The mintmark right reverse die pairing. A choice late die state example with bold obverse die clashing. Reverse eagle wings are boldly transferred to the obverse die. Die erosion is severe with all traces of rim denticles effaced. Surfaces are toned a light gray with some golden hues at immediate rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. I see this No Drapery quarter heading into a die variety set collection rather than being used in a type set. The late die state characteristics would be fascinating to those who appreciate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25c 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
VF25
PCGS
34403782
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$200
New February 11! Near Gem Original, Uniform Deep Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 769,000 and low survival rates in circulated condition. Early New Orleans small denomination coinage saw extensive circulation in the deep south as U.S. efforts where underway to eliminate Spanish coinage. PCGS has graded a total of eight Large Date pieces at the VF25 level with a tiny population of two with CAC approval. CAC approval of all 1842-O Large Date Seated quarters is a meager 21 examples. This offering has near gem original surfaces with uniform deep gray patina. Strike is well executed with all obverse stars having connected centrils. There are no blemishes requiring mention. Well above average in overall quality and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1843 Seated 1843
EF40
PCGS
32086553
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$585
Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Darker Gray-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A choice original example of the 1843 Briggs 1-A die pairing but in a late die with fully shattered reverse. In the E-Gobrecht April 2013 issue, noted Seated quarter expert, Greg Johnson, indicates that the “shattered reverse” appears to be quite rare with only a single example seen in more than 8 years of looking. With more time and awareness, more example are beginning to surface. This example is choice original with rich gray-gold surfaces and no detracting. Strike is hammered with all stars nicely rounded and reverse eagle feathers being deeply impressed. Grading is accurate at the EF40 designated level. An opportunity for the advanced Liberty Seated quarter collector to secure a challenging shattered die variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 1843-O
Small O
AU50
PCGS
82204012
Briggs 1-C
Original $900 Small O, Near Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval August 31, 2017. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors well recognize how challenging early New Orleans dates can be in AU or better grades. Then add in the challenge of locating examples with choice surfaces and a decent strike. This newest 1843-O offering, from the Osprey Collection, is strictly original with natural olive-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The upper reverse is also toned over with mottled ebony shades. There is ample residual luster to tease the eyes under a bright light. Strike is typical with some weakness on the stars in the right field. Blemish wise, there is a deeply toned over line above the right wing that is not visible in GFRC images but mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Osprey Collection for Liberty Seated quarter collectors to consider.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 1844-O
EF40
PCGS
28663737
Briggs 3-G
Choice $450 Choice Original, Dirty Medium Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1844 New Orleans date is not particular scarce with a mintage of 740,000. But as with so many other Seated quarter New Orleans dates, heavy circulation and low survival rates results in few choice examples available for collectors. The CAC population report illustrates this point with only 19 pieces total approved and only three at the mint state level. Between EF40 and AU58 are 10 examples; low numbers for a mintage of three quarter million. This example is conservative graded at the EF40 level with uniform dirty gray patina covering obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the left eagle leg, on reverse, exhibits typical weakness. There are no blemishes requiring mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and conservative grading. A fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25c 1844O Seated 1844-O
VF35
PCGS
34403784
Briggs 3-E
Choice HOLD
$250
New February 11! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Low CAC Population, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. I believe that 1844 New Orleans strikes remain underrated in today's market. Mintage is a fairly large 740,000 but survival rate is anemic as is the case for most early Seated quarters. In choice condition, this date is challenging with only 20 pieces approved in all grades. Offer here is one of those 20 pieces and the lone VF35 to be approved. A truly choice original example with natural gray patina that is darker on the reverse. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars and full head details. Regardless of being in circulation, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 1845
EF45
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $310 Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster and nearly at the AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important Liberty Seated die variety offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
13463660
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes continue to be underrated at current price guide levels. Mintage is only 510,000 with a slightly better survival rate as compared to New Orleans strikes of the same era. This example is yet another quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserve special consideration. Light gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse has darker gray shades. Bright light viewing exposes residual luster with faint gold on the obverse and deeper gold toning surrounding the reverse legend. There is reverse strike weakness on the left and right eagle wings. Blemishes are limited to some faint chatter in the right obverse field. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 25c 1847 Seated 1847
F15
PCGS
34403786

Choice $100 New February 11! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and the only Fine 15 graded at PCGS and also the only Fine 15 approved at CAC. Talk about a unique Seated quarter that is fairly priced! Thick crusty orignal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. This 1847 quarter has seen nothing but honest wear followed by the formation of thick original patina. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $895 New January 22! Underrated Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, . Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be most challenging. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be more rare. CAC has only stickered 21 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved choice pieces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Original New Price
$325
Near Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Dallas Collection. Another special offering from the Dallas Collection with thick obverse golden brown surfaces. This is a strictly original AU example that would be nice candidate for type set. It should be noted that there is an obverse blemish under the left arrow in the spirit of complete disclosure. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC as the grading is fair and accurate. Housed in older PCGS with blue label and standard insert.
Seated 25c 1854O Seated 1854-O
VF30
PCGS
34403790

Choice HOLD
$150
New February 11! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A choice original with arrows type coin that have seen nothing but honest circulation. Surfaces are covered with a thin gray layer of natural patina. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
11944124

Original $335 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, West Coast Collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thick crusty medium gray patina. Strike is complete with full head and hair details along with all star centrils being deep and connected. The reverse is also well struck include the eagle's claws. This New Orleans quarter is accurate graded and essentially blemish free with only one obverse field tick that did not bother CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to strict originality.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
12160443
Briigs 5-D
Choice $300 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1856 New Orleans date is not particular scarce given its mintage of 968,000. However the date is rare in mint state. CAC has approved 24 in all grades including mint state. The EF40 grade level is where many surviving examples are located with ten approved by CAC. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of those ten examples and deservedly so. A well preserved example that has classic gun metal gray-blue patina coupled with strong strike. Other than wear on the lower leg that has exposed the underlying silver composition, this piece is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for those collectors who are being selective.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 1856-S
VF35
PCGS
15070114
Briggs 3-D
Choice $1900 Rare Early San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1856 San Francisco struck Seated quarters resulted in a mintage of 286,000 pieces. However, the survival rate is low with choice examples being unquestionably rare. Checking CAC population reports reveals a tiny 17 pieces approved with only 8 between the grades of VF35 to AU58. This wonderful specimen, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of the three approved at the VF35 grade level and deservedly so. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a layer of medium gray patina. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils, even at the assigned VF35 grade. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to mention. Overall, this is a choice and well balance example of an early key San Francisco date that will be cherished by the new owner. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted as this is one of the nicest 1856-S quarters handled by GFRC to date. It is always positive news when the Saw Mill Run Collection consignor decides to release long held duplicates for other collectors to enjoy.
Seated 25C 1857O Seated 1857-O
VF35
PCGS
24298070
Briggs 6-C
Choice New Price
HOLD
$225
New February 16! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction effective February 2018. A choice original 1857 New Olreans struck example with deep gray-gold patina. This piece screams originality and so pleased to have a second opportunity to handle as previously placed into the Kansas Collection. Strike is a tad soft on the obverse and lower reverse but consistent with the Briggs 6-C die pairing per Briggs. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captured the originality and accurate grading. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection that deserves carefully scrutiny.
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
16185833

Choice $425 Choice Original, Strong Eye Appeal, Soft Old Album Toning, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading, White Pine Collection. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality, conservative grading and eye appeal. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection that deserves a second and third look as recommended.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1868 Seated 1868
PR64
PCGS
11639496

Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Rich Surface Toning, Classic Proof Bright Light Transition, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A near gem proof 1868 Seated quarter, at the assigned grade, and just approved at CAC to consider. In hand viewing finds mostly gray tones with embedded rose hues. Adding a light source shifts the transparent toning to gorgeous rose, blues and purples along with exposing reflective mirrored fields. Reverse fields are lightly toned and watery. Strike is complete while the fields have a few wispy random hairlines that account for the PR64 grade. Definitely gem original at the grade level and well preserved. A pleasing Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 New January 18! Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1886 Seated 1886
PR63CAM
PCGS
13654153
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 Frosty Devices, Watery Proof Fields, Attractive Combination, Conservative Grading, West Texas Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval. A choice later date Seated quarter proof with completely natural surfaces and no hairlines. Mirrors are quite reflective under transparent patina. Conservatively graded by PCGS with thoughts that a Gold bean approval might have been possible. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality proof Seated quarter offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 1891-O
F12
PCGS
25374205

Choice $1100 Rare Date and Under Appreciated, Choice Original, Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. For some unknown reason, the 1891 New Olreans just does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces as the New Olreans mint was focused on striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891-O date is a rarity only bested by the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived to begin with let alone choice. I was pleasantly surprised when the October 2017 White Pine Collection consignment contained this lovely F12 example with CAC approval. Only two examples have been approved at the Fine 12 graded with another two at Fine 15. Total CAC population is 24 examples. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Overall eye appeal is high due to darker gray fields that accentuated the lighter toned main devices. PCGS grading is conservative given the well struck obverse including nicely rounded stars and lower leg. An important GFRC offering for the advanced Liberty Seated quarter collector.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
82455400

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
Barber 25C 1900O Barber 1900-O
AU55
PCGS
81787588

Choice $495 New January 22! Choice Original, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold at Rims, Accurately Graded. Turn of the century New Orleans strike with low surviving population in all AU grade levels. The lovely 1900-O half offers satiny cartwheel luster that is quite eye catching. Appearance is that of a higher grade but close 10x loupe inspection reveals rub on the reverse eagle wing tips along with Liberty's cheek and lower bust outline. A strictly original example with pristine fields. There is strike weakness of the eagle's tail and the right facing leg and claws. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to overall eye appeal.
Barber 25c 1908 Barber 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1909D Barber 1909-D
AU53
PCGS
32122582

Choice $175 New January 18! Choice Original, Residual Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely Denver struck Barber quarter that is perfectly original and accurately graded. Remaining luster has cartwheel effects under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Strike is complete and well balanced. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. An inexpensive offering for the selective collector. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 1915-D
MS64+
PCGS
84218863

Gem $575 Gem Original, Flashy Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Dazzling iridescent cartwheel luster immediately jumps out and grabs you when viewing this special 1915 Denver struck half dollar. This gem example has transparent gray patina on the obverse while the reverse is closer to gun metal gray-blue. Strike is hammered with eagle's bottom right leg and claw fully defined along with arrows being distinct. A perfect type coin that brings substantial character to a collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted for this lovely example.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328

Choice $235 New February 4! Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Washington 25c 1946D Washington 1946-D
MS66
PCGS
28402176

Gem $300 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Obverse Toning. Fairly Graded, Somerville Collection. A pleasing 1946-D Washington quarter that is gem original. Vibrant frosty luster tickles the eyes went viewed under a bright light. Obverse is attractively toned with transparent rose and blues. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Somerville Collection.
Washington 25c 1953S Washington 1953-S
MS66
PCGS
31921468

Gem $175 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Somerville Collection. Bold and brilliant cartwheel luster is immediately evident when first viewing this lovely 1953-S Washington quarter. Surfaces are a bit frosty with the obverse having a thin layer of light gold patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the obvious originality, above average eye appeal and accurate grading. A super offering from the Somerville Collection.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
83989881
O-105
Choice $1195 Better Draped Bust Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. How I wish all Draped Bust halves would have been preserved like this lovely 1807 O-105 example. Surfaces are perfectly natural and covered with crusty gray-blue golden patina. Obverse fields are evenly gray-blue and quickly transition to golden hues at the stars and date. Reverse is toned gray-gold in the protected areas with a hint of verdigris on the upper shield lines that validates the strict originality. Strike is uniform and well executed. Blemish wise, there are two ancient lines, fully toned over, between hair curls and stars 1 through 3. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the originality, eye appeal and grading. This is just one of those coins that every collector would be proud to own and share with friends.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
$825 Large Stars, 50/20C Choice Original, Even Gray. I've added this transition year Turban Head bust half dollar to inventory for a simple reason, the eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The high points, that are subject to wear, have a lighter toning that provides nice contrast. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 under 50C diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and approved by CAC.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $200 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 1817
VF35
PCGS
18668049
O-109
Choice $345 New January 18! Old Album Toning, Choice Original, Gray-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely example of the 1817 O-109 die pairing that Overton rates as R2 rarity. Surfaces are evenly worn and were well preserved in an old paper album. As a result, pretty gray, gold and aquamarine colors are seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Obverse is well struck with all stars being nicely rounded while the reverse strike is typical. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. The O-109 die variety is easily attributed by repunching of the O in OF and C in AMERICA. A wise selection for the collectors who enjoys owning strictly original type coins with CAC approval. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $865 Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Surfaces are entirely choice and natural and would please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. However the area surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. It is not every day that I can locate an early Capped Bust half that is so desirable.
Capped Bust 50C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Curl Base2, Small Date
AU53
PCGS
27925697
O-103
Choice $1150 New February 9! Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rainbow Toning, Conservative Grading, Somerville Collection. If GFRC customers have been on the market for an 1820 Capped Bust half, then please don't let this marvelous example escape your fingertips. A gorgeous offering has it all; vibrant cartwheel luster along with classic radial toning that is so pleasing to view under a light source. Let's start with the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by a ring of mottled aquamarine-blue that gives way to yellow gold at the rims. The reverse is similar with a rose-aquamarine center that transitions to complete aquamarine and gold at the upper half of the legend. Strike is well executed with all stars fully rounded. There are two tiny ancient marks on the obverse by stars 2 and 5 that are toned consistent with the surrounding fields. Housed in 2013 generation holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and superb eye appeal.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
25234084
O-110
Gem $675 Gem Original, Superior Bright Light Colors, Fully Struck and Lustrous, Accurately Graded. If planning to add an AU Capped Bust half dollar to a type set, then please consider this incredible 1826 offering. This piece is perfectly balanced in terms of eye appeal, strike and originality. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the active luster that dances with gray olive centers that transition to bright gold near the rims. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is full with round stars and well impressed eagle feathers. Placing this bust half under bright light is so much fun. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Square Base 2
EF40
PCGS
11550363
O-106
Choice $300 New January 27! Choice Original, Pastel Rose, Blues and Gold Coloring, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Light iridescent gray-rose obverse toning is surrounded by sky blue and gold at the stars. The reverse is mostly light gray with golden reflections at the rim. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. CAC rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
Curl Base 2, No Knob
AU53
PCGS
24171139
O-103
Choice $475 Choice Original, Antique Gray Toning, Ebony Rims, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A well struck 1828 O-103 example that offers old time antique gray surfaces and darker ebony highlights at the stars and reverse legend. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector of this larger denomination series. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. A fine numismatic property from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
VF25
PCGS
26737611
O-103
Original $145 Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A crusty original example of the Overton 103 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina that one would expect from 180 year old silver that is unmolested. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. The thick original patina warrants CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
MS64+
NGC
4177794005
O-109
Gem $3650 Gem Originality, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded with CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 O-109 Capped Bust half dollar has appeared in GFRC inventory and so pleased to be offering. Surfaces are completely natural and emit steely luster. The gray patina is semi transparent to the underlying luster and melts during bright light viewing. Strike is very well executed and adds to the overall eye appeal. The lighter area above star 9 is also strictly original but with surface verdigris that blocked the formation of gray toning. Housed in new large font NGC holder and accurately graded at the MS64+ level. CAC approval rewards what the eyes obviously see; perfectly natural surfaces, uninterrupted luster plus accurate grading. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $350 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
AU53
PCGS
28609836

Choice $595 Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Grade, White Pine Collection. Crusty original surfaces are the highlight of this desirable 1838 Reeded Edge half. Strike is nearly complete with only star 1 and 7 lacking definition. Surface are well preserved with only a tiny reverse field mark above right wing mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 New February 18! Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
25254244
WB-2
Choice $2800 New January 31! Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike. A popular type set coin along with being an important starting point to a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. GFRC has handled numerous examples with high sales rates. A quick check of the Sales Archive will bear this out. This PCGS EF45 graded example is most pleasing for a variety of reasons. First is the strict originality based on natural gun metal gray patina that covers both the obverse and reverse along with choice unabraided fields. Second is the better than average strike with nearly all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle details being strong. Few have been seen 100% struck. Finally, this lovely example performs well under a light source with fields exposing embedded blues. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. CAC approval captures choice surfaces, strictly originality and accurate grading.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
32920362
WB-3
Choice $3200 New February 6! R5 Die Pairing, Popular No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Noted Liberty Seated half dollar researcher, Bill Bugert, has identified four different die pairing for 1839 No Drapery strikes in his Philadelphia Federal Registry. Those four die pairings result from two obverse dies and four reverse dies. Die variety WB-3 is the rarest of the four pairings and is easily attributed by a reverse die crack through the lower right wing that proceeds to the tip of the top most arrow and then to the rim. Pricing the WB-3 is challenging given limited results in the GFRC archives at the die variety level. This WB-3 example is strictly original with light gray patina over blemish free surfaces. Strike is quite typical for No Drapery specimens with weakness at the lower left eagle leg and claws. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ideal for a collector considering a four piece die variety set of No Drapery Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Rev 1839
AU58
NGC Fatty
218672018

Choice $935 Crusty Choice Original, Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. If strict originality is your cup of tea, then this 1840 Liberty Seated half dollar is worth considering. Surfaces are choice with thick crusty old envelope toning that is similar to that found on Newman Seated halves. Toning is semi transparent and allows a reasonable amount of the mirrored luster to poke through when viewed under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at star 5 and on the lower leg eagle leg. In terms of blemishes, two faint and fully toned over lines in the obverse right field holds me back from a Gem quality rating. This piece is so close to being a gem. Housed in early NGC fatty holder. Another top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 1841
AU53
PCGS
31564646
WB-4, WB-102
Choice HOLD
$875
New February 22! Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Light Dusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Seal Beach. An underrated Philadelphia date in choice original condition. Housed in PCGS 2015 style holder with CAC approval. A marvelous offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU50
PCGS
34365607
WB-14
Choice HOLD
$475
New February 9! Repunched Date, Shattered Reverse, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Great Eye Appeal. What a great looking 1842 Medium Date half dollar! I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. A gorgeous example of the WB-14 die pairing, in late die state, per Bugert's Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollars. Obverse offers light mirrored fields and reflective luster that activate pleasing rose, aquamarine and golden coloring. The reverse is mostly light antique gray with the full compliment of die cracks identified by Bugert. The obverse also features a repunched date and misplaced 8 digit in the base. A wonderful offering that would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU53
PCGS
32031004

Choice $410 New February 6! Early Die State, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. An early die state 1843 Seated half dollar with no diagnostics die cracks. It is well known that most 1843 halves will have some amount of reverse die cracks but not this lovely example. Surface are strictly original and choice. A gray-gold patina partially covers the obverse and reverse while steely residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Strike is complete with all devices being well impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
26498445
WB-7, WB-102
Gem HOLD
$685
New February 19! Gem Original, Dazzling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Proof Like Fields, Conservative Grading, Eye Appeal On Steriods, Newtown Collection. Indeed, this fantastic 1844 Philadelphia strike is Eye Appeal on Steriods and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation, even at the premium asking price. One look and you will be hooked! This gorgeous half is completely struck with just faint rub on the highest points. Fields are proof like with the mirrors emitting substantial reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. "Dazzling" is the operative word here. The WB-7 die variety capturing repunching on the 18 digits. There are no distracting blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert plus CAC approval. An awesome duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1845 Seated 1845
AU53
PCGS
81277895

Gem HOLD
$675
New February 22! Gem Original, Incredible Russet and Blue Patina. Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. What a wonderful 1845 Philadelphia half dollar from the Tenafly Collection! Eye appeal is substantial as this lovely half radiates obverse rose and sky blue coloring while the reverse offers fiery rose gold. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free other than one tiny mark in the right obverse field that is not distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted for the superb offering.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28821593

Choice HOLD
$545
New February 22! Medium Date, Col Green/Eric P Newman Label, Choice Original, Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection . Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Another case of a Eric P. Newman/Col. Green Liberty Seated half being crossed from the original 2013 NGC brown label holder. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina resulting from years of storage in 2x2 paper envelope. Strike is nearly completed and the grading is accurate. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another historically important offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Medium Date
EF40
PCGS
24937436
WB-8
Choice $315 Early Die State WB-8, Choice Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An early die state WB-8 with obverse and reverse die cracks not as extensive as illustrated in the new Bill Bugert Federal Register resource on Philadelphia strikes (if you don't have a copy, then suggest that one be purchased immediately). Surfaces are most pleasing and covered with even natural gray patina. There is on tiny mark by star 12 that is fully toned over and not distracting. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is obviously warranted for originality and eye appeal plus accurate to slightly conservative grading. A top quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $595 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 1847
AU53
PCGS
28821594

Choice HOLD
$600
New February 22! Ex. Eric P Newman Sale, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex Seal Beach Collection. A marvelous 1847 Seated half dollar with classic crusty original toning from storage is paper 2x2 envelope. Important Eric P. Newman/Col. Green pedigree and currently housed in PCGS 2013 generation holder with CAC approval. An important offering from the Tenafly Collection that will please selective collectors.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF45
PCGS
12713539
WB-13
Choice $465 New February 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A no question original 1849 New Orleans strike with thick crusty gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with fresh CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
26724701

Choice $210 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfect With Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar for a spot in a type set. This 1854 strike offers a Choice Original quality rating due to blemish free surfaces and classice gun metal gray toning. Eye appeal is superior to most seen at the VF35 grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
28987090

Choice $695 Choice Original, Light Golden Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Recently upgraded by Newtown and back to GFRC towards finding a new home. A choice original example that is fully struck and offers semi-transparent rose-gray patina on the obverse and more golden hues on the reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45
NGC
2648961009
WB-53
Choice $245 New January 25! With Arrows Type, Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. Attributing die varieties for 1854 New Orleans Seated half dollar strikes can be challenging and an exercise in patience. Luckily, this 1854-O WB-53 example is straightforward due to a reverse die crack from rim through (D)OL to olive branch end per Bugert's Federal Register. This specimen is perfectly original with crusty gray-brown patina and nearly complete strike. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the accurate grading and strict originality. A nice Seated half that collectors will be proud to own.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 New February 20! Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 1855-S
AU58
NGC
1710014003
WB-3
Choice $37000 First Year Issue, Very Rare AU58 or Better, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. As a first year strike, the 1855-S Arrows half dollar is a scarce issue in all grades due to limited mintage of 129,950 coins. This date becomes rare in lower AU grades and very rare in AU58 and Mint State. PCGS population report indicates only three at the AU58 level with two better; one graded MS62 and another at the MS64 level. High grade rarity is recognized but let's look further at the CAC population report for an assessment of choice example being approved. The findings are significant. Only three at the AU58 grade level and one at MS61; a gold CAC approval. Since it can be reasonably expected that the PCGS MS62 and MS64 specimens have seen CAC review and not passed, then the three AU58 approved examples are the only alternatives for collectors targeting 100% CAC for their complete Seated half dollar sets. This gorgeous example offers transparent champagne toning and satiny luster. Weakness in the left facing reverse shield lines is diagnostic of the WB-3 variety, but other than minor high-point incompleteness on Liberty's knee and scroll edges, all other devices are brought up and sharp. Fields only have a few wispy hairlines for the assigned grade and are quite active under a light source. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality and eye appeal. Let's not forget that this is one of the finest surviving 1855-S Seated half dollars available to collectors. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please call to discuss. Terms are always available.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
MS64
PCGS
81764320

Choice $2650 New January 11! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, So Attractive. A near gem original 1856 New Orleans strike with eye appeal consistent with a higher grade. This Seated half dollar walked up to my FUN show table and was immediately purchased upon first inspection. Now the GFRC community has an upgrade possibility for their Open Registry sets. Frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight along with a strong strike. The luster is quite vibrant and stunning and more consistent with MS65/MS66 grade level. However, PCGS grading is accurate due to some wispy hairlines in the right field that require a 10x loupe and bright light to see. The golden patina is transparent, allowing viewing access to the frosty fields and devices. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This half definitely deserves special consideration by those seeking to build a superior date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU55
PCGS
83056238

Choice $585 Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Reflective Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Watch Hill Collection. Freshly graded by the Watch Hill consignor and housed in 2015 style holder with CAC approval before being purchased by the Seal Beach consignor. Part of a larger lot of AU Liberty Seated halves originating from decades of old paper album storage. Excellent bright light eye appeal. Currently offered by the Seal Beach Collection and accurately graded. Will you be the next owner of this important Liberty Seated half dollar?
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $385 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
2731047

Choice $315 New February 6! Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Yes, the 1858-O is common in all circulated grades. What differentiates this gorgeous example from the pack is bullseye toning that covers strictly original surfaces. Let's start with the obverse; a rose center is present and quickly transitions to sky blue surrounding the stars and date followed by yellow gold at the extreme rim. On the reverse, an aquamarine blue center over the eagle shifts to copper gold in the fields and surrounding the legend. Considerable luster remains under a bright light and accentuates the coloring. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with none worth calling out. The reverse strike is weak throughout the eagle wings and claws. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. Another great offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
PR63CAM
PCGS
16339578

Choice $2275 Choice Original, Bold Cameo Obverse Presentation, Lightly Toned Reverse, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A gorgeous 1859 proof cameo Seated half dollar offering from the Missouri Collection that is eye catching. The obverse provides full cameo contrast between the dark fields and frosty main devices. The reverse is covered with a semi transparent creamy gray patina but still allows the active mirrors to radiate when viewed under a light source. Strike is crisply executed and pleasing. The PF63CAM grade results from some very faint obverse hairlines that are evident with a 10x loupe. These are in no way distracting during in hand viewing. A wonderful proof coinage offering from the Missouri Collection. Housed on older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and fairly graded on technical basis. Please note that the lighter region on the lower obverse is lighting reflections during the GFRC photography process. The obverse provides a complete dark cameo contrast without toning.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 1860-S
AU58
NGC
2709550004
WB-1
Choice $1675 Scarce Date with CAC Approval, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Large S. The 1860-S dates sports a mintage of 472,000 with only two known die pairs; WB-1 Large S and WB-2 Medium S. Both die pairs saw considerable usage so many 1860 San Francisco strike will come notable die erosion and weak devices. The lovely WB-1 example is an early strike with frosted fields and within the main devices. Cartwheel luster is substantial and dramatic when viewed under a bright light. Strike is well executed with full head, hair curls and deeply defined reverse eagle feathers. A thin transparent layer of gold skin covers both obverse and reverse surfaces. Definitely a choice offering with limited availability. PCGS has graded only eighteen at the AU58 level and CoinFacts shows the last NGC holdered speciment to have been auctioned back in 2010. CAC total population is a scant seventeen with six in AU and only two in mint state. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 1862
AU53
PCGS
84738735

Choice $985 Better Date, Choice Original, Ebony-Rose Obverse Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Unique Offering . A gorgeous 1862 half dollar that must be viewed under bright light to appreciate as GFRC images indicate a darkly toned obverse. Wow….adding a light source activates fiery red surfaces on the obverse while the reverse glows an apricot gold. This 1862 half is so nice that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Obverse strike is complete with full head details and hair curls while the reverse has some weakness on the eagle's lower left leg. There are no blemishes to report as surfaces are pristine. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and ready to be placed into an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
VF35
PCGS
29187483

Original $250 Crusty Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray, Woodlands Collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty original patina that is fairly dark. Under bright light, the deep grays transition to gun metal blues with some gold hues near the rims. Strike is typical and fields and devices are essentially blemish free. Grading is also accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is for the originality.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 New January 25! Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1867S Seated 1867-S
AU55
PCGS
33008727
WB-8
Original $725 Better San Francisco Date, Strictly Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Newtown Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 1869
EF45
PCGS
81494042

Choice $325 Choice Original, Uniform Charcoal Gray, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. Limited mintage of 795,300. Surfaces are choice with a uniform layer of charcoal grade patina. Strike is nicely executed with rounded stars, full eagle feathers and claws. Scroll lines on the shield are sharply raised and more consistent with AU graded piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and conservative grading. Definitely an above average example worth of a premium against "the guides".
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
VF35
PCGS
26778265

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with antique gray patina that also houses some golden hues. Strike is typical while the reverse has a well toned over line. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to originality and eye appeal.
Seated 50c 1871S Seated 1871-S
VF35
PCGS
31482116

Original $145 Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Colorado Collection. Strictly original and near choice in terms of quality rating. CAC approval validates the uniform gray patina and accurate grading. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. If you are in the market for a mid grade 1871 San Francisco half, then please consider this example. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 1874-CC
VG10
PCGS
84336236
WB-3
Gem $2350 Gem Original, Uniform Medium Gray Surfaces, 100% Mark Free, Accurately Graded. A gem lower grade evaluation of the scarce 1874 Carson City date. This example is accurately graded with thick medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Surprisingly for a large coin graded VG8, one would expect some circulation marks. This example is entirely mark free and deserving of a Gem original quality rating. It does not get any better than this example at the VG8 grade level, especially for a semi key Carson City date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The strict originality and overall eye appeal commanded immediate CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 1883
PR64CAM
PCGS
26687579

Gem New Price
$1975
Gem Proof Surfaces, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Toning, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. Unfortunately this gem 1883 half is a proof strike rather than circulation strike. If a circulation strike, it would be sold multiple times due to gorgeous toning and bold strike. As a proof strike, this 1883 half is also spectacular and should be carefully considered. Accurately designated as a proof cameo by PCGS and graded MS64. The obverse olive-rose-gold patina is completely transparent to the underlying mirrors that are incredibly reflective under a light source. Gorgeous sky blue results when the obverse is slightly tilted! Uniform rose patina, along with a thin sky blue arc at the rim, dominates the reverse appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This 1883 PCGS PF64CAM CAC half is so attractive that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It will be a $1975 well spent once the piece is seen in hand. Just another great offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Barber 50C 1892S Barber 1892-S
AU55
PCGS
27841390

Gem $1250 New January 30! First Year Better Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Whiskey Run Collection. An exciting 1892 San Francisco strike with eye appeal well above the assigned AU55 grade level. The satiny cartwheel luster is vibrant and so pleasing. Surfaces are perfectly original with gray gold surrounding the stars and date and more uniformly evident on the reverse. Strike is hammered with bold rounded stars and every hair curl deeply impressed. The same holds true for the reverse with deeply struck devices. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some friction on the Liberty's cheek and not much else for wear. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important type coin option from the Whiskey Run Collection that deserves special consideration.
Barber 50C 1896 Barber 1896
VF20
PCGS
29459309

Choice $260 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the strict originality, accurate technical grading and eye appeal of a higher grade.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 New January 10! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50c 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Light Olive Gray Patina, Luster and Eye Appeal. A fitting partner to the 1908 PCGS MS63 CAC quarter also listed here. This is a gem piece as far as I'm concerned. Surfaces are perfectly original and have a patina to be expected after 100+ years of proper storage. Luster is cartwheel in nature under bright light and a bit attenuated due to the thick patina. Strike is complete and there are absolutely no blemishes. The soft luster is responsibile for the assigned MS63 grade; which is accurate. CAC approval rewards the originality. Fresh to market from a New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 New December 29! Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1912D Barber 1912-D
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7244504

Gem $1300 New January 24! Gem Original, Creamy White Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Believed CAC Gold Potential Possible, Bradenton Estate. Amazing frosty cartwheel luster of MS64/MS65 grade level had me convinced that this 1912-D Barber half would secure Gold CAC approval. Surfaces are untoned but dripping with natural luster. A gem offering, at current MS63 CAC certification, that will be gone at the next coin show where GFRC sets up. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1913 Barber 1913
VF30
PCGS
30887578

Choice $735 New January 10! Low Mintage Late Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1913 Philadelphia date is moderately rare and popular due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. This lovely example offers choice original surfaces covered with light gray patina. Strike is well executed and uniform. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Overall, a quality example that is accurately graded and further approved by CAC. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready to move into a quality date and mintmark set. GFRC images accurately capture the eye appeal.
Barber 50C 1915D Barber 1915-D
AU58
PCGS
81224349

Choice $560 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Copper Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Don't I enjoy adding this attractive 1915 Denver strike to the Barber coinage price list! Eye appeal is high due to satiny cartwheel luster and pretty faint copper gold patina that is more pronounced on the right obverse and throughout the reverse. Strike is hammered with every minor device detail being perfectly impressed. This superior example is also entirely blemish free to top things off. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security holder with CAC approval. CAC validation is absolutely warranted. A desirable Barber half that would be ideal for a type set or if taking on the challenging date and mintmark set.
Early Commems 50C 1918 Early Commems 1918
MS66
PCGS
34162159

Gem $625 New January 10! Lincoln-Illinois Centennial, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I've seen a fair number of Lincoln commemoratives in the past five years and appreciated those that are exceptional for the grade. This MS66 graded example, with CAC approval, offers serious eye appeal. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and eye catching. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with the overall strike being hammered. Faint gold patina is seen on the right obverse and slightly amplified by by GFRC photography. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering that warrants close consideration by those building an advanced set of early United States commemoratives.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
82949958

Gem $250 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Boldy Struck, Accurately Graded.. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 1920 mintage was high at 152,112 pieces but the majority were returned to the mint unsold. This surviving gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster and a faint skin of gray patina. Eye appeal is considerable enough for CAC to award green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect offering from a collector building an advanced early United States commemorative set.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D Walking Liberty 1921-D
VG10
PCGS
26172840

Choice HOLD
$435
New January 12! Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Series key date with low mintage of 208,000 and CAC approval. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval acknowledges the strictly original surfaces that are free of any significant blemishes at the VG10 grade level. Overall a solid key date example that will please the selective collector wrapping up a circulated date and mintmark set.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921S Walking Liberty 1921-S
F12
PCGS
29887452

Choice HOLD
$285
New January 12! Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Series key date with low mintage of 548,000 and CAC approval. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval acknowledges the strictly original surfaces that are free of any significant blemishes at the Fine 12 grade level. Overall a solid key date example that will please the selective collector wrapping up a circulated date and mintmark set.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
PCGS
82145239

Gem $350 Texas Independence Centennial, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal. First year of issue for the Texas Independence Centennial commemorative program. A superb gem with brilliant cartwheel luster. Faint ebony toning flakes validate the strict old time originality. Fully struck with every minute detail of the Pompeo Coppini design being bold and ready for careful scrutiny. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The MS66 grade is the last value point before prices increase nearly 3x at the MS67 level. A superb gem that will please the most selective collector.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS66
PCGS
34621961

Gem $285 New January 10! Daniel Boone 200th Anniversary, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Light Rose Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. JUST BUY IT NOW! A wonderful FUN show new purchase that immediately grabbed my attention in a wholesaler box. Accurately graded with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are covered with a light gold skin with some rose hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely pleasing to my eyes, else I would not have purchased for the GFRC community to consider.
Early Commems 50C 1935S Early Commems 1935-S
MS66
PCGS
18426891

Gem $225 California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego), Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded . Struck to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition which was held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Frosty white early commemoratives are easy to be found. The challenge is locating those high end mint state pieces that have superior toning. Case in point is this lovely 1935-S San Diego commemorative with satiny cartwheel luster and a transparent golden skin. At the MS66 grade level, there are no blemishes to be expected and this is the case here. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 Walking Liberty 1936
PR64+
PCGS
06598651

Gem New Price
$2575
Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Light Creamy White Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. First year of Walking Liberty half dollar proof strikes since 1915 and so popular for that reason. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage (3901 coins) of proofs struck during the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a slightly lower mintage. Scarce in any grade and rare in Superb Gem condition along with being the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. This gem example offers watery mirrors and hammered strike. There is a faint amount of reverse toning that has been over emphasized by GFRC images. Speaking of the GFRC images, they leave much to be desired with the coin in hand being significantly more attractive and pleasing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Once again, superior quality from the Winesteven Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S Walking Liberty 1936-S
MS65
PCGS
26276593

Gem $715 Gem Original, Light Rose Patina, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. I really like the light rose patina on this lovely 1936 San Francisco struck Walker. This piece screams originality rather than offering bold luster after being dipped. Strike is typical with a few vertical gown lines not fully formed. Surfaces are fully blemish free. CAC approval is warranted as this piece is just so original. Housed in 2013 generation holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D Walking Liberty 1937-D
MS64
PCGS
84049429

Choice $285 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. It is a pleasure handling CAC Walkers due to the superior eye appeal and originality. This 1937 Denver strike is accurately graded with satiny cartwheel luster and a faint gold layer to add some color. The assigned MS64 grade is due to faint chatter in the right field otherwise eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and so pleasing. Collection.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66
PCGS
84012098

Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 Walking Liberty 1942
PR67
PCGS
25511459

Gem $850 Superb Gem Proof, Watery Mirrors, Springfield Collection. Essentually perfect for the assigned grade. Mirrors are crisp and highly reflective. Strike is incredible with every gown line being deeply impressed and separated. Even the intricate ear details are well defined. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. A superb offering from the Springfield Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946 Walking Liberty 1946
MS63
NGC Fatty
128303005

Choice $120 Choice Original at Assigned Grade Level, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Undergraded.. Typically conservative grading during NGC Fatty holder generation. Gold CAC approval is warranted. The Gold CAC certificate is attached to the NGC Fatty holder with embossed logo on the reverse.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848

Choice $775 New February 2! Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU58
NGC
1893359001

Choice $1950 New January 26! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Having this level of quality in GFRC inventory is seen as a badge of honor. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirroed fields. This is the appearance that collectors should be striving for, whether attempting a date and mintmark set or searching for that perfect large denomination type coin. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A strong offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1849 Seated 1849
AU55
PCGS
21548166

Choice $1950 New January 31! Choice Original, Flashy Reflective Luster, Mirrored Fields, Light Rub, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Considerable eye appeal is at hand with this lovely 1849 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar. Cartwheel luster is bright and crisp due to mirrored fields. Wear is minimal with light rub on the breasts and lower leg. Blemishes are minimal with none worth mentioning. Overall, a well above average specimen for the selective collectors who strives for max value for his numismatic budget. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Securing CAC approval for Seated dollars is difficult, therefore this example warrants serious attention. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1853 Seated 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

Gem $15000 New January 11! Gem Original, Circa 2001 PCGS Holder, Incredible Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded. Collecting Liberty Seated dollars is a substantial undertaking. The serving populations are quite low in AU and Mint State outside of the omnipresent 1859-O and 1860-O dates and the more available 1840s dates. Locating Philadelphia struck specimens from the 1850 presents a keen challenge. At the 2018 FUN show, the GFRC team located and purchase this gem original 1853 example that is accurately graded as MS64 with CAC approval. A complete set was being broken up with this 1853 dollar offering the best appeal of most dates in the set. The preservation is amazing with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster that is now dominant on the obverse. Surfaces are lightly toned with a thin gold skin that is more apparent on the lower left obverse along with date punch area. Bright light is an absolutely joy as I've seen few pieces in my dealer career with this amount of luster and overall eye appeal. Placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces of such a large denomination piece may appear excessive. The inspection revealed several tiny field ticks overall and one bag mark. Being this critical is important for full disclosure only. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The holder generation is probably 2000-2001 timeframe when PCGS grading was conservative as compared to today's standards. CAC approval must have been a foregone conclusion on this amazing specimen. If looking for a superior Liberty Seated dollar type coin with date rarity credentials, then please consider this example.
Seated $1 1864 Seated 1864
AU53
PCGS
5598591

Choice $3800 New February 6! Challenging Civil Date, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, A Superior Example. A Civil War date with limited mintage of 30,700. Philadelphia struck 1864 silver dollars did not circulate domestically, rather their present rarity is due to most being exported. PCGS population report indicates a total of 45 pieces certified in all AU grades and we know how many of those are problematic survivors that still find their ways into holders. CAC has only approved 4 pieces in all AU grades (a tiny fraction of all certified by PCGS and NGC) with 2 in AU53, 1 in AU55 and another at the AU58 level. That is all.....so please consider this fact concerning this amazingly original 1864 dollar offering. Surfaces are perfectly original and so well preserved with a thin layer of gun metal gray patina. Steely reflective luster remains and is attractive under a light source. Residual mint frost is evident within and surrounding the major devices. GFRC images accurately capture the overall beauty and originality. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. An important offering that belongs in an advanced Liberty Seated dollar collection where superior preservation state is the imperative. Definitely not for value buyers.
Seated $1 1867 Seated 1867
VF35
PCGS OGH
2668497

Choice HOLD
$1195
New February 4! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example . Mintage of 46,900. 1867 dated Liberty Seated dollars are quite elusive among similar dates of that the prior Civil War period. Few are known to exist as Asia export consumed many if not most of the Liberty Seated dollars minted during 1867. The trade with the Orient countries become active after the Civil War and most heavy silver pieces were shipped in liu of Mexican coinage. John W. McCloskey has written in the November 1982 Gobrecht Journal that, "The 1867 dollar is very rare and underrated in all circulated grades and is possibly the rarest of the Philadelphia Mint with-motto dates. The offered example is very well preserved with honest wear and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are naturally toned with a few bag marks consistent with the grade. An important GFRC offering for the collector building a mid grade date and mintmark set.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
MS63+
PCGS
01471243

Choice New Price
$2275
Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 379 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 17 of those 379; a 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 17. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

Gem $425 Vivid Rose, Gold and Blues, Cartwheel Luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1880 Morgan 1880
MS65
PCGS
10093228

Gem $625 New Images and Price! Amazing Dual Sided Toner, Better Grade, Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! 1880 Philadelphia strikes at the MS65 grade level quickly move up the pricing curve with MS66 seeing a 3x increase. Now consider the stunning dual sided bullseye toning along with CAC approval for establishing fair value against the GFRC asking price. I believe potential buyers will understand my point. This gorgeous Morgan offers an obverse with medium aquamarine toning that migrates to rose-gold and ultimately deep teal-gray surrounding the stars. The reverse brings a more traditional bullseye rainbow appearance. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the gem example. An important duplicate from the Watch Hill Collection that should be immediately purchased. Actually, let's make a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation!
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65 Star
NGC
3316360013

Gem $1425 Nature's Masterpiece, Amazing Eye Appeal. Finding adjectives to properly describe wildly toned Morgans can be difficult, especially in the case of this crazy example. The reverse is featured front side in NGC holder due to electric rainbow toning. The color delineation across the reverse is amazing as the toning transitions from gold to rose, then aquamarine into violet etc. The surfaces are essentially DCAM under the rainbow toning. With all the attention on the amazing reverse, the obverse is also full Cameo with bold cartwheel reflections. Housed in new NGC holder and assigned Star designation and approved by CAC. This is a piece for the astute collector who wishes to own the finest available.
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan 1881-CC
MS63
NGC
2565513010

Choice $725 Tough Carson City Date, Lovely Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. . A lovely 1881 Morgan struck at the Carson City mint. Since GFRC is expanding dual sided toned Morgan dollar inventory, the better Carson City dates should not be excluded. This example offers substantial eye appeal resulting from cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of rose/gold patina. Surface blemishes are consistent with the assigned MS63 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted given the eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS62*
NGC
4293418001

Choice $185 Reverse Rainbow Toning Arc, Proof Like Fields, Substantial Eye Appeal, NGC Star Designation, Watch Hill Collection. A most attractive Morgan dollar that has been mounted reverse side forward due to pretty rainbow toning arc at the upper reverse. NGC also provided a Star designation. Technical grading is accurate as there are marks in Liberty's cheek. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another attractive toned Morgan dollar offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS67
PCGS
33581487

Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Vibrant Proof Like Cartwheel Surfaces, Few Graded Higher!. An amazing GFRC offering for the collector who wishes to own the finest available while still be fiscally prudent. Upon seeing this gorgeous 1881 San Francisco strike, there was not question that this Morgan should reside in GFRC inventory. Obverse pastel rainbow colors are so transparent to the underlying mirrored surfaces. Cartwheel luster is so vibrant and attractive and without any visual distractions at the MS67 grade level. A pretty reverse golden arc at the rim nicely frames an untoned center region. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed not distracting marks, again as one would expect from a large silver dollar graded MS67 and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. The asking prices factors in only a small premium for the gorgeous toning.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS63
NGC
4293408019

Choice $185 Choice Original, Obverse Rainbow Crescent Arc, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Flashy luster and a pretty rainbow crescent toning arc on obverse are the highlights of this CAC approved Morgan dollar. Few blemishes for the assigned MS63 graded level and housed in new large font NGC holder. A satisfying example from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS63
NGC
4293408018

Gem $195 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold with Sky Blue Rim, Watch Hill Collection. This lovely gem original 1881-S toner Morgan is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One look and you will be hooked on the lovely rose gold obverse toning that is frame by a thin ring of sky blue at the rim. Luster is bold for the MS63 assigned grade and marks are to a minimum. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An excellent value and another quality offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1883 Morgan 1883
MS64
PCGS
21024141

Choice $695 Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Sky Blue Obverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Monster obverse toning immediately catches the eyes on this lovely 1883 Philadelphia strike. Both obverse and reverse offer vibrant swirling cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. On the obverse, rose and sky-blue regions intermix and provide considerable eye appeal. Technical grading is accurate as there are a few tiny blemishes on Liberty's cheek, but who really cares with such monster toning. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading. The Saco River consignment loves his toner Morgans and surprised that he let this one go.
Image Available Soon Morgan 1883-O
MS63
PCGS
84668215

Gem $175 Gem Original, Pastel Orange-Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Satiny cartwheel luster is immediately noted throughout obverse and reverse on this lovely 1883-O Morgan dollar. Obverse patina is transparent and includes orange-rose, gold and aquamarined shades. Reverse luster and coloring is similar to the obverse; which is a good thing. Clearly, an above average offering at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the eye appeal and obvious originality. Yet another attractively toned Morgan dollar from the Saco River Collection. Please note that this Morgan has proven to be very difficult to photograph during to edge holder prong reflections. I'm still trying to secure quality images.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
25059417

Choice $275 Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1884 New Orleans specimen with dual sided toning. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates when first viewing this example. Obverse tonign is primarily aquamarine throughout Liberty's face and hair curls that transition to a golden ring surrounding stars and into the rim. The reverse is mostly light steely rose with a thin blue ring immediately adjacent to the rim. Liberty's cheek is essentialy blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
27777129

Gem $725 Monster Obverse Toning, Rose and Aquamarine Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ex Saco River Personal Collection. An incredible toner Morgan dollars that has been a key part of the Saco River personal collection. At the November 2017 Manchester NH show, I had the privilege of purchasing this amazing toned dollar. GFRC images just begin to capture the dazzling interaction between vibrant cartwheel luster and electric rose, blues and aquamarine coloring. This Morgan is superior to nearly all toners examples seen that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommedation. There will be years of enjoyment staring at the stunning obverse toning under a light source. I'm already a big fan! Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ready to find a new home in an advanced collector. A perfect Christmas present for that special collector.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

Gem $285 Gem Original, Dual Sided Multi Color Pastel Patina, Accurately Graded. Light copper gold patina dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely dual sided toner Morgan. Cartwheel luster simply radiates through the patina when viewing under bright light. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66
NGC
3540740028

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS65
NGC
69064903

Gem $395 Gem Eye Appeal, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I really like this toner Morgan. Why? Patina is quite transparent while being rich colored. The obverse offers a lovely blue and yellow toning arc at the left rim while the balance is toned a uniform copper/gold. Reverse has nearly untoned center that is nicely framed by darker gold, blue and copper gray ring. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and small reverse hologram.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS63
NGC
4293408035

Choice $185 Near Gem Original, Attractive Light Green-Gold Obverse Patina, Limited Marks, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. After reviewing hundreds of toner Morgans, those with light green and gold colors are in the minority. This lovely example is particularly attractive with gold rims and lighter green shades at the obverse center. Marks are limited at the assigned grade level which further adds to the eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality Morgan dollar toner offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 Gem Toning at MS64 Grade Level, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. A magnificent dual sided toner Morgan dollar in at the MS64 preservation state. This offering is so well balanced with radiant cartwheel luster, pretty rose centers/sky blue rims and a clear cheek. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Frankly, this piece well deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW designation at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
PCGS
34018288

Choice $125 Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with vibrant cartwheel luster, aquamarine-gold toning on the obverse and rose-blue on the reverse. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. CAC approval validates the overall quality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS63
NGC
326728007

Choice $550 Folded Paper Obverse Toning, Choice Original, Rainbow Colors, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Mid October 2017 aggressive pricing reduction! Bullseye or arc rainbow toned Morgans can be easily gound with searching a a major coins show. However, the occurrence of end roll folder paper toning is quite rare. GFRC is so pleased to offer this stunning end roll 1898 New Orleans strike with natural rainbow coloring on the obverse (with one major paper fold). The obverse coloring extends to the reverse rims and legend. Grading is technical accurate due to several blemishes on the cheek area. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A very special offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Gold
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS64
PCGS
29298393

Gem New Price
$1195
Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 1860
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS62
NGC
3734260008

Choice New Price
$825
Choice Original, Well Struck, Essentially Blemish Free, Conservative Grading. When first examining this strictly original Type 3 gold piece, my impression was that of an MS63 graded piece. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with classic old time orange patina. MIntage is a meager 36,514 pieces with prices quickly escalating at the MS63 level and beyond. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Purchased from consignor and offered at pricing reduction. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
28848305

Gem New Price
$1095
Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
83973646

Gem $1065 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Reverse Strike Doubling, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. 1889 is the last year of issue for $1 gold with an ending mintage of 28,950. Examples are typically found with vibrant frosty luster and complete strikes as is the case for this lovely offering. Rims are boldly strike and high. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint line to the right of the lower bust that appears to be a lint mark and not post mint contact. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no auction records. CAC approval rewards originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Yet another quality gold offering from GFRC.
Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
5729217

Choice HOLD
$875
New February 16! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is active and readily evident under a light source. Orange gold patina validates the strict originality. Fields have faint chatter consistent with the assigned grade. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to pleasing surfaces and overall eye appeal. From the Osprey Collection. New images effective February 16.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
4236740021

Choice $1390 Choice Original, Cartwheel Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded along with CAC approval. Strictly original with eye catching frosty luster than swirls under bright light. There is a luster break on Liberty's cheek that is quite pronounced on images while much less distracting during in hand inspection. Fully struck throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
81173862

Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1837
Classic Head
AU58
NGC
4486610001

Choice $3650 New January 10! Low Mintage Date, Scarce Grade, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 45,080 and scarce in higher grades. PCGS population report shows only ten pieces at the AU58 grade level with a sharp drop off in mint state population. This example is really sweet and desirable. Surfaces are lightly mirrored consistent with being struck from freshly polished dies. Reflective cartwheel luster is bold and crisp. Obverse strike is typical with a few weakly impressed stars while the reverse is fully struck. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemish worth mentioning. This is obviously an exceptional Classic Head example with CAC approval that validates what my eyes see. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Please give this lovely 1837 $2.5 quarter eagle offering special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
AU58
NGC
2724372025

Choice $435 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An earlier Philadelphia quarter eagle date that is ideally graded at the AU58 level. Original surfaces are lightly mirrored with bold reflective cartwheel luster. Strike is complete with fully rounded stars and well impressed reverse eagle details. Housed in new large NGC holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced for the quality and approved by CAC also.
Gold G$2.5 1887
Liberty
MS61
NGC
2684921004

Choice $980 New December 26! Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle. Eye appeal is huge with vibrant reflection cartwheel luster that is dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved original example. Strike nearly complete with reverse well defined but star 1 lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that probably explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is higher than expected for MS61 grade; this piece is offers value as I don't see the field chatter as distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491

Gem $950 New January 7! Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3220347001

Choice $440 Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81268503

Gem $4950 Gem Original, Radiate Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for double the GFRC asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
8183000

Choice $650 Choice Original, Satiny Gold Luster, Accurately Graded . One of only three Indian Head quarter eagle dates to be struck at the Denver mint. This example is accurately graded with glowing satiny luster. CAC approval validates the choice surfaces and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1929
Indian
MS63+
NGC
3471332002

Choice $650 Satiny Old Time Luster, Accurately Graded, Well Struck, . Essentially MS64 grade level as surfaces are choice. Limited mintage of 532,000 pieces. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81860926

Choice $5750 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A near gem example with eye catching cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and I could easily see this double eagle in an MS61 without question. 1853 double eagle strikes have a lower mintage than their 1851 and the 1852 counteparts but all three dates have similar pricing and overall availability. The 1853 date is rare in Mint State grades and undervalued as PCGS has only graded (3) in MS63 and none higher. This AU58 example with CAC approval is so choice and pleasing. In hand inspection under a bright light will reveal the flashy luster and tickle the eyes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Please give this double eagle special consideration as I know GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3815592019

Choice $1825 Closed 3, Choice Original, Old Time Copper Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original Closed 3 example with old time copper gold patina that collectors strive to locate. Accurately graded with lightly frosted cartwheel luster. There is some field chatter on the obverse consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is considerable once viewed and appreciated in hand. Mintage is slightly over 1,000,000 with a pricing structure that jumps up quickly in mint state. Even MS60/61 examples show large price increases over AU58. Housed is newer NGC holder and attractively priced. The old time originality definitely deserves CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
1635811012
Closed 3
Choice $1875 Closed 3, Choice Original, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Old Time United States Gold Eye Appeal. Well above average quality is at hand for this 1873-S Closed 3 $20 double eagle. Perfect originality with choice surfaces and crusty copper gold patina are the highlights to consider. Viewing under a bright light exposes a warm orange gold glow that is uninterrupted by blemishes. When sending into CAC for review, I had quiet hopes for a Gold CAC sticker but was still pleased with Green as this piece is conservatively graded. Housed in old NGC with standard ring insert that probably dating back to mid to late 1990s. CAC approval rewards the old time copper gold originality and overall eye appeal. Off the market for several decades and an opportunity to acquire a choice double eagle in early NGC holder. This is not your typical wholesale item but rather a long term collector's coin.
Gold G$5 1851
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
25525579

Choice $1175 Choice Original, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Proof Like Fields, Accurately Graded. The 1851 half eagle date is much scarcer than its high 377,505 mintage would suggest. PCGS population report indicates 25 graded at AU58 with choice mint state pieces limited to 12 in the MS63 to MS65 grade range. The appearance of this proof like example, especially with CAC approval, should garner attention from United States gold fans and type set collectors. Surfaces are choice and covered with old time orange gold patina. Obverse toning is transparent and reveals proof like fields while the reverse toning is deeper colored. Other than typical micro field chatter, enhanced by the proof like fields, this 1851 half eagle has no distracting blemishes. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Gold G$5 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

Choice $12500 Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4244699003

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Gold G$5 1891-CC
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4252195002

Choice $1975 Affordable Carson City Date, Old Time Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Mintage of 208,000 and rendering this Carson City date as the most affordable from that era. I really like and recommend this gold half eagle due to the transparent copper gold patina. Placing this piece under a light source releases cartwheel luster and probably difficult to anticipate this surface condition when viewing the GFRC images. Blemishes are at a minimum with a few field ticks on the reverse but fully toned over. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The old time originality and accurately grading warrant CAC approval. Another quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
19421293

Gem $995 Gem Original, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Beautiful Color, Conservative Grading, Washington State Collection. CAC Approval on September 21 as expected. Why this lovely 1901 San Francisco $5 half eagle is not graded a full MS65 is beyond me. But then again, this gorgeous example is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and graded during a period of conservative grading opinions. One immediately notes the swirling satiny cartwheel luster that simply glows during in hand viewing. Adding a light source amplifies the cartwheel luster to the point of being absolutely stunning. Strike is hammered on top of the luster. Blemish wise, there is nothing worth reporting in this description. If I were collecting $5 Liberty half eagles, this piece would immediately go into that collection as so attractive. Why not finish the superlatives with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gorgeous $5 half eagle offering from the Washington State Collection that is fairly priced at the MS64+ level, with CAC approval, but offering full MS65 eye appeal.
Gold G$5 1902-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
29592470

Choice $475 Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Gold G$5 1908
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
25063611

Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
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