Gem Quality Coins

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This price list features only coins that received GFRC's highest quality rating: Gem. Gem rated coins offer no question original surfaces, are fully struck, are blemish free and have toning colors or luster that tickles the eyes. Bright light as well as in hand viewing performance is superior. The Classic Silver collection Liberty Seated quarters in the recent Gobrecht Journal (#125) centerfold are all gems. These are coins that astute collectors enjoy sharing with friends. Gems have high pricing premium against the guides while being the most liquid with presented to knowledgeable dealer (like GFRC).

There are 197 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 20, 2017

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1860 Early Copper 1860
Indian
MS64
PCGS
19826953

Gem $595 New January 3! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A marvelous gem that would please the selective collector. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Eagle Eye approval is also fitting with the original Eagle Eye certificate supplied with coin. How can you go wrong with the gem offering Indian cent offering from the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1899 Early Copper 1899
Indian
MS65RD PCGS
81384138

Gem New Price
HOLD
$460
Gem Original, Full Red Coloring, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Port Matilda Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates and is quite pleasing for the MS65RD assigned grade. Strike is hammered with every minor device detail being crisply defined. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. More quality offerings from the Port Matilda Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1909VDB Early Copper 1909-VDB
Lincoln
MS65RB PCGS
81140894
FS-1102
Gem $425 Doubled Die Obverse, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Crystal River Collection. Gem surfaces are the highlight of this attractive 1909 VBD Lincoln cent. Accurately at the MS65 grade level with red/brown luster. There are no blemishes whatsoever after a careful 10x loupe inspection. Doubling on the tail of the second 9 digit in the date is evident. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The label reads, "DDO FS-1102 (012.I). A new quality offering and CherryPickers variety from the Crystal River Collection.
5 Cents
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Sm Date
MS65 PCGS
13647511

Gem $2950 Consigned from an old time collection and so consistent with my expectations for a gem grade designation. Strike is hammered with every minute device detail being crisply impressed. Surfaces are frosty and covered with transparent golden patina that is mo. Consigned from an old time collection and so consistent with my expectations for a gem grade designation. Strike is hammered with every minute device detail being crisply impressed. Surfaces are frosty and covered with transparent golden patina that is more concentrated at the obverse and reverse rims. This beautiful specimen simply glows under bright light. How I wish all Liberty Seated coinage could be as well preserved and untouched as this Small Date example. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. There has been no CAC attempt for this outstanding half dime and one is definitely warranted as all the ingredients are present for CAC approval. Asking price is fair for a quick sale.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
28267590

Gem $1050 New December 21! 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 1839O Seated 1839-O
MS64
PCGS
25608031
V-5
Gem $2695 New January 8! V-5, Shattered Obverse, Gem Original Example, Frosty Luster, Accurately Grade. . A superior high grade example of the V-5 die pairing. Both obverse and reverse dies were well eroded and cracked when striking this mint state example. Originanl surfaces are offer frosty creamy luster. Strike is hammered with all stars being deeply impressed, full hair curls and well defined veins in the reverse wreath leaves. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the right combination of originality, a superb strike and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering for advanced and selective collectors alike.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 1846
VF30 PCGS OGH
4798546

Gem HOLD
$3500
New January 8! Key Date, Gem Original Condition, Attractive Surfaces and Toning, A Special Opportunity for Seated Half Dime Collectors. Key date with mintage of 27,000. Old paper album bullseye toning that is more pronounced on the reverse. Gem original surfaces and preservation at the VF30 grade level. Housed in PCGS older green holder without CAC attempt.
Seated 5C 1850O Seated 1850-O
Large O
AU58 NGC
57350620
V-2
Gem $875 Round Fat O, Gem Original, New Jersey Collection. This is a special offering that belongs in an advanced collection. Purchased by the consignor in a 2003 Bowers and Merena sale and off the market since that time. Surfaces are pristine with just a touch of rub on the leg and lower wreath. Frosty golden luster is the best way to describe the in hand and bright light appearance throughout obverse and reverse. How about rarity? CoinFacts indicates a population of (9) but where are these pieces? The last sales record goes back to January 2006 or earlier. A dipped PCGS AU55 did sell during 2014 otherwise considerable patience is required for locating a high quality example. Patience is rewarded with the appearance of this splendid example to the market. Housed in early 2000 generation NGC holder and ready to be placed in a serious Seated half dime collection.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS66
PCGS

Gem New Price
$1275
Superb Gem, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the proof like 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. Then the dies clashed with bold device transfer between the two. The centers are essentially untoned. 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. Strike is fully hammered and the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
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
MS65 PCGS
33431514

Gem New Price
$645
Filled Obverse Die, Gem Frosty Oriignal, Light Gold Patina, Colorado Collection. A gorgeous 1871 Philadelphia Liberty Seated half dime with considerable character from the minting process. Luster and surfaces are consistent with gem designation. Add in a filled obverse die and heavy die clashing and one has a unique strike that would be a great conservative piece. The upper left arm and portions of Liberty's face remained unfilled during the minting process as is seen on Seated dimes. A grease filled die is always a plausible explanation. A heavy clash mark protrudes from the gown line into Liberty's neck. The reverse has heavy die clash lines and partial H(AL)F, again from a filled die event. Luster is quite frosty while faint gold toning streaks are seen on the obverse under a 10x loupe. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a top quality offering from the Colorado Collection.
Seated 5C 1872S Seated 1872-S
In Wreath
MS64
PCGS
14570505

Gem New Price
$500
Gem Original, Bold Luster, Accurate Grading, Central California Collection. This lovely half dime offers two completely different personalities and is a joy to view. Let's start with in hand viewing as shown by my images..Toning is a base gray color that is overlaid with browns and deep blues that are well captured in the images. Bright light viewing exposes a completely different facet with bold cartwheel luster that turns the obverse into light rose and sky blue. The reverse is similar under bright light as the thicker in hand patina just melts away to expose faint rose and blues. The CAC approval is obviously justified on this lovely half dime as the piece is so original. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1872S Seated 1872-S
MS65 NGC
3742114004

Gem New Price
$640
Gem Original, Blue, Gold and Copper Patina, Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal, Colorado Collection. A no question gem example with multi color patina and flashy cartwheel luster. Obverse toning is primarily a transparent deep gray blue with intermixed rose hues. The reverse offers a lustrous rose coloring. Strike is all there and so freshing to see a complete struck With Legend San Francisco half dime with bold cartwheel luster. Of course, there are no blemishes or hairlines or any other issues. A superior offering from the Colorado collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please consider purchasing this piece and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Shield 5C 1879/8 Shield 1879/8
PF65
PCGS OGH
9198077

Gem $1025 Gem Original, 1879/8 Overdate Designation, Poetic Candy Collection. The 1879/8 overdate designation is seen on a subset of 1879 Shield proof nickels. Though PCGS recognized the overdate, other numismatists believe this is only a repunched date. Regardless, this filled 9 variety is rare and deserves attention when offered. This specimen has been off the market for decades and resides in early "squishy" generation PCGS holder. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and provide substantial steely gray reflections. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. Typical old time quality from the Poetic Candy collection. Housed in early PCGS old green holder. Please don't miss this opportunity given the CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1894 Liberty V 1894
PF64
PCGS OGH
9198078

Gem $585 Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Poetic Candy Collection. off the market for decades. This is a gem original proof with watery mirrors that glow under bright light. Surfaces offer faint rose patina under bright light. Typical old time quality from the Poetic Candy collection. Housed in early PCGS old green holder. The Gold CAC bean validates that the preservation state of this outstanding proof V nickel is beyond that of PR64. I believe the asking price is fair for everyone.
Liberty V 5C 1903 Liberty V 1903
PF65 PCGS
21336345

Gem $450 Gem Original, Bright Mirrors, Carmel Collection. Bold mirrors are immediately seen during in hand viewing while the fields become highly reflective under bright. Surfaces are untoned and blemish free as would be expected for a gem designation. Mintage is only 1,790 pieces. This example offers top quality at the optimum price point as a PR66 designation would result in an $800 market price. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A perfect proof type coin for the selective collector.
Buffalo 5C 1935 Buffalo 1935
MS66 PCGS
25213091

Gem $175 New December 2! Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. A quality later date Buffalo nickel that is accurately graded at the MS66 level. Satiny luster is predominate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Buffalo 5C 1936 Buffalo 1936
PF65
PCGS OGH
5114054

Gem $2450 Superb Gem Original, Poetic Candy Collection. A superb offering that has been off the market for decades and just recently reached the light of day. Housed in 1st generation PCGS Rattler holder. CAC Gold bean validates the old time collection quality and conservative grading standards of the 1980s.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
MS66
NGC Fatty
29314327

Gem $115 Superb Gem Original, Steely Chrome Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Perfect Buffalo Type Coin.. A superb gem with steely chrome patina and huge eye appeal. Every obverse and reverse die polish line has been transferred to the lovely 1937 Philadelphia strike. Housed in old NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. A perfect type coin for the selective collector.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
PR67
PCGS
80633113

Gem $1650 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Glassy Mirrored Surfaces, Stunning Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Glassy-mirrored fields and sharply struck devices are dominant on this brilliant-finish proof Buffalo nickel. A fully detailed superb gem strike that is so impressive to view. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the above average surfaces and staggering eye appeal. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Lg Date
VF30 PCGS
30726691
JR-7
Gem $395 Large Date, Center Dot, Gem Original, Fully Struck. I don't use the term "gem" often but will make an exception here. This 1821 dime is indeed at the VF30 grade level with well balance contrast between darker gray fields and the lighter main devices. Surfaces a strictly original without any blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is well struck as many 1821 dimes will be seen with partial wing details. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Perfectly original and a well balance appearance for the most selective collector.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem $2750 New January 9! Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, 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 advanced collector.
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 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25352990

Gem $985 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A superior example of the 1853 With Arrows date with gem surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is deeply impressed with bold head and hair curls, all stars being rounded and fully struck reverse wreath veins. A strong candidate for inclusion into a mint state type set as the surfaces are so frosty and active. No blemishes to discuss on this lovely example. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 1855
With Arrows
MS63 PCGS
18444321

Gem HOLD
$825
New January 11! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. A superior 1855 With Arrows dime that should pleased the most selective advanced collector. Surfaces are so choice with brilliant frosty luster throughout obverse and reverse. Overall eye appeal is well above average for this date. Let's remember that 1855 With Arrows dimes are far from common in mint state graded as compared to earlier 1853 and 1854 counterparts. In the PCGS population reports, the TPG lists the 1855 date as having (18) graded MS 63 while the 1853 date is (129) and 1854 has (42) certified. Once again, 1855 With Arrow dimes in MS63 or better are scarce. This new GFRC example also happens to offer outstanding eye appeal. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Definitely a CAC candidate.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS63 PCGS OGH
2601385
F-111
Gem $725 New January 11! Double Die Obverse, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. . Let’s start the description for this gem 1856 Small Date dime with a strong JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Most collectors don't understand that the 1856 date, though common, is notorious for weak and uneven strikes. Fully struck mint state examples that are not blast white or creamy white are rare! Enter into the equation this gem example that is housed in early PCGS old green holder. The strike is absolutely hammered throughout obverse and reverse without any signs of weakness. Every star, every vein in each wreath leaf and Liberty's head are deeply impressed and crisp. It is such a joy to inspect this piece with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are strictly original with golden-rose patina. The fields do have a few scattered ticks but far from distracting. This is also the F-111 double die obverse variety with bold diagnostics throughout the shield, scroll and lower gown lines. The asking price is firm at $725 and if no takers, this one will go into my personal collection to be enjoyed for a number of years........
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
MS65 PCGS
08175509
F-114
Gem $2650 Gem Proof Like, Stack's Lemus Sale 2005.. This is the first 1857 F-114 offered by GFRC and what an incredible example. The F-114 variety features badly rusted obverse and reverse dies. Areas of die rust are seen on Liberty's right arm under the pole/cap and throughout the reverse denomination letter and legend. To minimize the rust defects, Mint workers heavily polished the dies resulting in proof like surfaces. Couple the proof like fields with multi color patina and bold strike and the result is huge eye appeal. This piece is sitting in front of a window so light reflects at an angle across the surface. On the obverse, I see an aquamarine/teal center that transitions to rose/gold surrounding the stars and some reds at the date. Angling the obverse under bright light results in more colors that are difficult to describe. Reverse has a rose center at the denomination that converts to sea blue around the legend. Provenance dates back to the Stack's NYC Lemus sale. I remember seeing this dime at the preview and it sold raw during auction. Stack's was the first to diagnose the rusted die variety per observation on this discovery piece. There is only one issue holding this dime back and that is trying to photograph the proof like surfaces and colors straight on. The images in no way do this coin justice and you will have to trust me on the gem eye appeal. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and serial number 08175509.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 1862
MS63 PCGS
19290731
F-103
Gem HOLD
$1150
Monfort Johnson Pedigree, Gem Original, Gouged Reverse Die, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Greer 101, The Montfort Johnson plate coin as featured in the November 1979 edition of the LSCC's Gobrecht Journal. In that article, Monfort Johnson provides a lenghty discussion concerning survival rates for Civil War dimes and a detailed analysis of an 1862 dime with deep reverse gouge. At that time, this variety was labeled as Ahwash 6 since the Kam Ahwash Encyclopedia was the ony reference available. The offered example is the Montfort Johnson coin with its pedigree carefully preserved for multiple decades. Frosty luster and faint gold/rose rim toning are the highlights of this historical piece. Grading is quite conservative with frosty luster that exceeds expectations for MS63 grade level. The reverse die gouge behind O(N)E into (E) is crisp against reflective mint state surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. No CAC attempt. Considerable eye appeal along with an important LSCC pedigree should attractive attention.
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 1863
MS65 NGC
373316004

Gem $4150 Gem Original, Light Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Seated Dime Web-Book Plate Coin.. A no question 1863 business strike with silver centers that are nicely framed by gold and blue rims on the obverse. The reverse is essentially untoned with frosty devices. Fields lightly mirrored but regardless a business strike. Purchased in the late 1990s and a key date dime in my Liberty Seated Dime collection since that time. This is a choice specimen with well balanced color, eye appeal and luster. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert; serial number 373316-004
Seated 10C 1863 Seated 1863
PF65CAM PCGS
29419075
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Bold Mirrors, Golden Obverse Rims, Mottled Reverse, Accurately Graded. Cameo designation is definitely warranted for this attractive 1863 proof strike. Obverse offers faint gold coloring that becomes more acute at the rims. Mottled gold covers portions of the reverse. Adding a light source exposes the brilliant mirror as one would expect from a Cameo Proof. There are no blemishes or points of distraction. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS Security holder.
Seated 10C 1865 Seated 1865
PF66 PCGS
32570015
F-102
Gem $3295 Superb Gem, Vivid Violets and Rose, Silicon Valley Collection.. Fresh to market and just back from PCGS without CAC attempt. This 1865 proof dime is a superb gem with vivid multi color toning. Obverse offers a small rose center covering Liberty's mid section and into the right field. The rose transitions to rich violet/blue throughout the legend, date and Liberty head. Images well represent the toning gradients on this wonderful piece. Reverse toning features rose covering the denomination and upper wreath devices. The lower reverse captures the same vivid violet/blues as on the obverse. Bright light viewing is a joy with the blemish free mirrored fields activating the in hand patina....just lots of beautiful blues and rose hues. Mintage is a meager 500 pieces with PCGS pop report showing PF66 (8) and PF67 (3). There are only (2) PF66 Cameo examples certified at double the current asking price. This offering has to be one of the finest available for advanced collectors. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1870 Seated 1870
MS65 NGC
1727971003
F-106
Gem $1675 Frosty Original Gem, Scarce Variety, Florida Collection.. As for February 2015, I had not handled any 1870 F-106 dimes and then within several months, two mint state examples appear. This example is a lovely gem with frosty devices and a hammered strike with sharp wire rims on both obverse and reverse. All device details including hair curls and upper wheat grains a fully visible. The F-106 variety can be diagnosed by a radial die crack through the 7 and 0 digits then up through Liberty's foot and into the legend. Some F-106 specimens come with proof like appearance and this example clearly has the strike characteristics of a proof. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2550 New January 9! Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of mint state grade availability. Considering CAC approval, this could be a condition census example with PCGS population. The PCGS population report indicates a total of (9) graded in MS65, none at the MS66 and (1) at MS67. How's that for being near the top of the pile for surviving examples? This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss as luster is the driving force at MS65 grade level and above. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A premium offering from the Woodlands Collection that should be immediately scooped up for a serious mint state collection. I've even pondered if this one should be added to my own collection as so darn nice and CAC approved.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
In Wreath
MS67 NGC
3715740002
F-107
Gem $9500 Superb Gem Original, Heavily Frosted Surfaces, Accurately Graded. An incredible 1875 Carson City In Wreath example with only four certified at NGC and one at PCGS. Radiant luster from heavily frosted surfaces is immediately apparent when first examining this gem piece. The obverse is covered with metal floor lines throughout the main devices and field resulting from a prior die pairing with Below Wreath reverse die. The reverse was struck from a fresh die and every early die state defect clearly visible. Notable defects include a long die line from the left wreath into (D)IME and O(N)E and a second die line from above (O)NE. As would be expected for a dime at this grade level, there are no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is slightly uneven with weakness at (AM)ERICA on the obverse and corresponding lower right wreath on the reverse. Overall, the luster and coloring is fully consistent between obverse and reverse with no toning spots. This spectacular piece is housed in a new NGC holder with edge view. Worthy of the finest advanced date and mintmark or Carson City speciality collections.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type II
MS64
PCGS
03190357
F-101
Gem $3450 Gem Frosty Original, Rare Type II Reverse, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 4, I really dislike the thought of selling this incredible 1876 Carson City Type II Reverse dime. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known with a Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece is within the condition census. Mint frost luster drips off this incredible piece. Strike is hammered with every hair curl and reverse wreath details being crisp and fully defined. Eye appeal is 5 Stars. PCGS grading is conservative given the old generation holder. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads "Type 2 Rev FS-901 (FS-005). No one should be surprised with the CAC approval given the gem surfaces and substantial eye appeal. If this piece has old time bullsye toning, then a Gold CAC may have been possible considering the bold luster. Ready for a new home in an advanced Top 100 Collection. I'm so sad to see this piece go.....
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 1878
Type II Reverse
MS66
PCGS
50073913

Gem $2450 New January 9! Ex Gene Gardner, Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A colorfully toned, premium gem that was formerly part of the Eugene Gardner Collection and now reentering the market. The obverse exhibits violet and blue-green patina, while the reverse is moderately lighter in color with electric blue, mint-green, purple, and orange hues. Frosty luster radiates from the surfaces while the primary devices are fully struck. This gem is extremely attractive in-hand or under a light source. PCGS population report indicates (3) in MS66 with (3) at the MS67 grade level and only (1) at MS68. Definitely a condition censensus opportunity for the advanced collector. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is completely warranted.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
MS65
NGC
152158003
Unlisted
Gem $850 Unlisted, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded.. An incredibly beautiful Liberty Seated dime for collectors of strict originality and eye appealing toning. The GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance and mottled rose/blue coloring. Under bright light, the bold luster kicks in and further accentuates this pretty patina. Strike is complete with complete head details, crisp legend letters and all design elements in the reverse wreath including the problematic upper left wheat grains. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with serial number 152158-003. CAC approval is icing on this lovely piece of eye candy.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PF66 UCAM NGC
1727340011
F-101
Gem $2450 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Birmingham Collection.. An incredible dime with the appearance of being struck yesterday. Fields are fully mirrored with natural "watery" texture and completely blemish free. Mintage amounts to 1,100 piece coupled with a high survival rate. Checking CoinFacts, the graded population peaks at the PF63/PF64 level due to long ago handling issues and at the PF66 level, few are available with Ultra Cameo designation and appearance. A CoinFacts check indicates the following (1) DCAMPF64, (1) DCAMPF65, (1) DCAMPF66 and (1) DCAMPF67 for PCGS graded examples. This NGC Ultra Cameo last sold in during July 2003 at Heritage auction and brought ~ $2000 while a more recent NGC Ultra Cameo sale (June 2010) brought $2990. Pricing these high end grade rarities is challenging but the present asking price does appear to be reasonable. Housed in old NGC holder with traditional ring insert; serial number 1727340-011.
Seated 10C 1883 Seated 1883
MS65 PCGS
21167100
F-122
Gem $785 Gem Original, Thick Multi Color Toning, New Die Pairing (F-122), Florida Collection. . When first attributing this gem 1883 dime, it seemed that the date was position far right. Making a Denticle Ruler measurement resulted in DR 1R and a new die pairing for the web-book. This is a no question gem dime with thick multi color toning coupled with strong luster that radiates copper and light gray, gold and aquamarine shades. This is how a 130 year old piece of silver should look when natural and untouched. Strike is nearly full with only the upper wheat grains being a tad soft. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Serial number 21167100.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65 PCGS
3756017
F-115
Gem $750 Gem Original, Lustrous Pastel Toning, Fully Struck, Former Birmingham Collection.. This is the second time that GFRC has the pleasure to offer this lovely 1886 Seated dime. Initially sold out of the Birmingham Collection and now upgrade and back on the market. Pastel toning is the highlight with intermixed aquamarine, gold and rose coloring on the obverse and mottled gray, ebony and rose on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes the luster and accentuates the colors. The overall strike is crisp with no signs of weakness. Same for blemishes as none were seen. If this dime has just a bit more flashy luster, then it would be a candidate for MS66 designation. In the current PCGS holder, it is accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 3756017.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $750 New January 10! 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 attractive. 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 including a full head. Reverse strike is also 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 considerable searching to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offeing from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1375 Gem Original and Pastel Toning, Frosty Luster, Woodlands Collection.. What an exceptional 1888 dime from the Woodlands collection! Upon viewing this lovely dime for the first time, one immediately notes the bold frosty luster that accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastels including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with full head details and well defined wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 25688726. A superb specimen that belong in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $465 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia strike that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked results in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and so atttractive. Housed in newer NGC holder. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold cartwheel luster found on both obverse and reverse.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS66 PCGS
08724540
F-114
Gem $1250 Gem Original, Natural Blue/Rose Patina, Heavily Clashed Die State, Florida Collection. Let's start off the description with a statement that I really like this dime due to the natural and untouched patina. This piece is a no question gem with thick blue gray toning that also includes rose on the obverse and aquamarine and yellow on the reverse. Under bright light, the baseline luster brings about a multi color glow especially on the reverse where the surfaces transition to deep blue. There are no blemishes whatsoever while the strike is nearly complete with the only weakness seen is at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Both the obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed and not mentioned to date in the web-book. This dime and images will therefore added to the F-114 web-book page. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 08724540. Please give this special offering your consideration.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
PF65CAM PCGS
03622188
F-101
Gem $1950 Gem Original, Mirrored Cameo Fields, Essentially Untoned. Gerry Fortin Collection.. A wonderful cameo example with watery mirrors and bold reflections under bright light. Surfaces are untoned except for a very faint layer of localize gold that the camera and image processing have enhanced. Full struck with not blemishes as one would expect with the PF65 assigned grade. PCGS population reports indicates (8) in PF65 Cameo while CAC has only approved (2) in PF65. This is one of the finest available at this grade level. Housed in early PCGS "Series" blue label holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem New Price
$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
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 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS65 PCGS OGH
4219100
F-113
Gem $1700 Crusty Gem Original, Old Green Holder, Gerry Fortin Collection.. One does not often see "crusty original" dimes graded MS65 but here is an example to consider. The strike is so well executed with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. We surmise that many 1891 New Orleans dimes were struck on presses with high striking forces (for Morgans). In hand, the toning is dark but under bright light, this piece acquires a fiery red glow that is so attractive. Purchased during April 2007 from Warren Mills at Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Advanced collectors well know the quality coins sold by RCNH. Finally, this is also the Seated Dime web-book plate coin for the F-113 Repunched Date variety. Housed in PCGS old green holder; serial number 4219100
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
MS64
PCGS Rattler
1272431

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (3) 1936 Mercury dimes have been awarded a Gold CAC sticker. All three are graded MS64 and currently in GFRC inventory. How cool is that? The offered example is nearly unique is you have interest in acquiring Gold CAC Mercuries on a long term basis.
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 1936 Mercury 1936
Full Bands
MS67FB PCGS
18127637

Gem $385 Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Gem Original, Colorado Collection. Creamy satiny luster dominates the eyes when viewing this MS67 example. A perfectly original piece with faint golden brown patina seen during a 10x loupe inspection. Reverse is deeply impressed with distinct center bands. Luster takes on a cartwheel nature under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A coin for the selective collector.
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 1937 Mercury 1937
MS64 FB 
NGC Fatty
148734001

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is one of three graded MS64 Full Bands in the CAC pop report.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS65
NGC Fatty
136013012

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (11) 1937 Mercury dimes are listed in the Gold CAC pop report; (4) are MS and (7) are MS FB. This NGC MS65 Fatty holder example has strictly original lustrous surfaces and faint gold.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
PR67
PCGS
27966426

Gem $850 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Blast White Mirrored Surfaces, Stunning Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A blast white premium gem proof Mercury dime with no imperfections whatsoever. After working with Seated dime proofs for years and their mirrored and cameo surfaces, Mercury dimes offer an alternate appearance. Satiny luster dominates on this 1937 specimen rather that reflective mirrors. With a 10c loupe, I see a significant amount of metal flow lines to the rims and tiny die surface anomalies that one would not associated with a freshly polished proof die. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the incredibly original surfaces and superior preservations state. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Mercury 10C 1939 Mercury 1939
MS65 
NGC Fatty
219736009

Gem $250 Gold CAC, Light Gold Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1939 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC; one without and two with Full Bands. This piece is unique with Gold CAC sticker without Full Band designation....yes a population of one! Light gold patina covers satiny surfaces.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67 FB
NGC
3539522005

Gem $225 Gem Original, Glowing White Luster, Well Struck. A lovely Denver struck Mercury dime with white glowing cartwheel luster. Very well struck with clear separation between the reverse bands. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS68 FB
PCGS
29213377

Gem $1500 Superb Gem, Rich Golden Rose Patina, Full Bands, Florida Collection. What an amazing Mercury dime! Out of a mintage of 24 million strikes, PCGS has graded (72) at the MS68 Full Band level with only (21) at MS69 and a PCGS guide price of $9500! GFRC images, taken in bright sunlight, accurately capture the rich golden rose toning throughout obverse and reverse. This is a perfectly original specimen as only nature could create these toning patterns. As expected for an MS68 grade, there are no blemishes whatsoever, just frosty surfaces and bold luster. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the accurate grading, superior eye appeal and perfect surfaces. Please remember that this piece is assigned a MS68 grade so the CAC review would be critical for approval. For the advanced collector who wishes to own a great show and tell dime.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS65 FB
PCGS Rattler
2080027

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Stunning Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. There are (16) 1940 Mercury dimes with Gold CAC approval of which (11) are with Full Bands. This is a strictly original example with dark gray highlights at the rims.
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 1940 Mercury 1940
PR67
PCGS
29315576

Gem $350 New January 11! Superb Gem Proof, Vibrant Mirrored Surfaces, Faint Deep Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection.. Another premium gem proof Mercury dime offering. Blast white satiny mirrors are so dominant when view in hand or under a bright light. Strike is absolutely hammered with every subtle detail on every major and minor device being deeply impressed. Faint rose=gray patina forms a small rim arc from 9:00 - 12:00 and on the lower reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted due to a superb preservation state. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
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 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS65
PCGS Rattler
7247843

Gem $235 Gold CAC, Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. This offering is unique and the only 1940-D Mercury dime with non Full Band MS65 designation and Gold CAC approval. (7) Full Band examples are noted in the CAC pop report. Housed in old PCGS Rattler holder, this example offers satiny luster.
Mercury 10C 1941 Mercury 1941
PF65 PCGS OGH
8410808

Gem $235 Gem Original, Brilliant Mirrors, Carmel Collection. I really like the visual characteristics of this lovely 1941 proof dime. Mirrors are impressive and reflect a substantial amount of light. Strike is deeply impressed with the surfaces retain faint micro stress lines into the rims from the coining process. Housed in PCGS Old Green Holder. Conservative grading by PCGS in their early holder.
Mercury 10C 1942 Mercury 1942
MS65
NGC Fatty
131384022

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Light Violet Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. There are only (8) 1942 Gold CAC Mercuries in the CAC pop report, of which (3) are without Full Bands. Offered here is one of the three pieces with lovely light violet toning on the obverse and faint aquamarine on the reverse. This is a gem original piece and properly recognized by CAC.
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 1944 Mercury 1944
MS67 NGC Fatty
313605014

Gem $100 Amazing Gem, Light Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There is no Gold CAC sticker on this 1944 MS67 piece. Just a superb gem with gray patina and included in the (11) piece Gold CAC lot.
Mercury 10C 1944 Mercury 1944
MS68 NGC
1830994001

Gem $295 Superb Gem, Creamy White Luster. A superb gem assigned the MS68 grade level by NGC. Bold creamy white luster dominates the eyes and is so pleasing. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
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
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25 Cents
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
EF45 PCGS
33679286

Gem $535 New January 16! Gem Crusty Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A wonderful gem Capped Bust quarter at the assigned EF45 grade. Frankly, this piece deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the eye appeal is superior to nearly all close collar Capped Bust quarter seen in the past several years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A wonderful gem from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
A&R
MS61 NGC
2016596002

Gem HOLD
$1200
New December 22! Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Year Collection. An eye appealing offering with Wayte Raymond old album bullseye toning throughout obverse and reverse. Adding to the overall eye appeal, is a hammered strike with rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeped impressed eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are essentially blemish free also. Practically speaking this is an AU58 Arrows and Rays quarter with incredible eye appeal that has been graded MS61. I'm comfortable with either designation as this coin speaks for itself. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superb offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
VF30 raw

Gem HOLD
$80
Gem Original, Perfect for Dansco 7070 Set. A no question common date in the Liberty Seated quarter series but I will purchase when surfaces are gem original. I'm 100% confident this lovely quarter will grade at major TPGs if you so desire. Both obverse and reverse are covered with darker gray patina but with obvious rose hues. No blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 1865
PF65CAMEO PCGS
10478697
Briggs 3-B
Gem $4600 Gem Original Proof, Old Album Toning, Silicon Valley Collection. How does one write a description for this stunning Liberty Seated quarter proof without the over usage of superlatives? If I get carried away, then please forgive me.... Upon viewing this lovely piece, one immediately is struck by the old album bullseye toning with light rose/gold centers that transition to an aquamarine ring andf finally yellow gold at the extreme rims. Under bright light, the coloring is simpler with rose centers and sky blue rings surrounding the stars and legend. What a magnificent piece with PCGS Cameo designation. Yes, the images do indicate there is a faint blemish in right obverse field and it is believed that this quarter could have graded PF66 without this anomaly. Mintage is a meager 500 pieces. PCGS pop report indicates PF65 (6), PF66 (3) and PF68 (1). Most HA appearances are those with untoned surfaces while this offering brings substantial character and eye appeal. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. What a magnificent offering from the Silicon Valley Collection.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 1866-S
G6
PCGS
33260478

Gem HOLD
$700
New January 19! Gem Original, Rare Date, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the gem surfaces and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 1875
VF25 raw

Gem HOLD
$55
Gem Original, Eye Appeal. Common date but excellent selection for as a type coin in mid grade set. Pretty obverse ring toning with dark blue/gold at the stars turning to gray gold in the centers. Reverse is an even medium gray with subtle rose highlights. Just honest wear with no marks and probably sat in an old album for years.
Seated 25c 1876S Seated 1876-S
MS63
PCGS
21943662

Gem $650 Gem Original, Multi Color Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, West Coast Collection. A common San Francisco date in uncommon condition and so well preserved. I've assigned a Gem quality rarity given the superior eye appeal under a light source. Strong cartwheel luster activates transparent rose, blues, gold and aquamarine patina when viewed under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and crisp eagles feathers and claws. Definitely better struck than most 1876-S quarters seen. This lovely quarter is indeed a gem at the MS63 assigned grade level and CAC agreement with green bean sticker. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
20806364

Gem $850 New December 22! Gem Original, Frosty Obverse Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Reverse Surfaces, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection . A no question gem quarter that is perfectly original and tickles the eyes. CAC agreed and assigned green bean approval at the MS64 grade level. The GFRC images are rather poor in capturing the incredible cartwheel luster and bright light appearance. When adding a light source, the transparent obverse mottled gray patina shifts to faint sky blue center which is in turn surrounded by a golden ring. Interestingly, the reverse offers watery mirrored fields and even rose patina. Both obverse and reverse strikes are hammered while a few obverse micro ticks are seen and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC Approval. Another top quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 Seated 1887
PF67 PCGS
5564610

Gem $4350 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Florida Collection.. An incredible 1887 Philadelphia proof strike and the first to be offered at GFRC. Mintage is limited to 710 pieces with four graded at the PCGS PR67 level and none higher. The offered example is clearly one of the finest example extant. Watery mirror dominate when swirling this proof quarter under any light source. The obverse is covered with a highly transparent layer of gold patina while the reverse is completely untoned and radiates an incredible amount of light from pristine surfaces. GFRC images are unable to provide an adequate perspective of the quality and eye appeal of this proof quarter. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the eclectic Florida Collection.
Barber 25C 1897 Barber 1897
MS64 PCGS
24265555

Gem New Price
$535
Gem Original, Crusty Copper Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Teich Family Collection Pedigree, Port Matilda Collection.. An impressive earlier date Barber quarter from the Teich Family Collection. One immediately notes the crusty copper blue patina that covers both obverse and reverse. Though the patina is thick, it remains transparent to the underlying luster. Adding a light source produces an uninterrupted steely glow and cartwheel reflections. This lovely peice is accurately graded and completely struck. Reverse arrows shafts are deeply impressed as are the wing tips. Definitely at the gem level and worthy of a selective collector building an advanced Barber quarter collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with 'Teich Family Collection" pedigree on the older blue label.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 1911
AU55 raw

Gem $165 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. Superior eye appeal is offered here! This 1911 Barber quarter is an ideal candidate for an AU/MS set with frosty cartwheel luster. Wear is limited to faint rub on the cheek and neck areas with most dealers assigning an AU58 grade due to overall eye appeal. A no question gem example at the assigned grade.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 1
MS65FH PCGS
81384212

Gem New Price
$895
Gem Original, Light Rose Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. A superior first year Standing Liberty quarter strike that is so well preserved. Accurately graded frosty cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. This piece screams originality with a thin rose patina through obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with PCGS full head designation. Blemishes are non existence on this gem. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection and worthy of the most selective collector.
Washington 25C 1949 Washington 1949
MS66 PCGS
30650949

Gem $90 Gem Original, Old Album Patina, Accurately Graded. A lovely gem that is strictly original. Eye appeal results from a combination of bold original luster and old album rose/blue toning at the rims. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
VF35
PCGS
27973676
O-117
Gem $1685 Pointed 6, Stem, Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gem Draped Bust half example with superior eye appeal. Surfaces are perfectly original with a combination of light gray and gold patina. The golden toning is much more prevalent on the reverse. Strike is quite adequate with fully defined reverse eagle wings and shield lines. The motto scroll is crisp except for wear at (PLU)RIBUS. There are no blemishes whatsoever. The O-117 diagnostics are present with substantial die crack from the right bust line moving clock wise through the lower date digits and through left obverse stars. A small internal cud is forming below Star 1. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted. GFRC images are accurate so if you like the coin in the images, you should be pleased with the piece in hand.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
25234084
O-110
Gem $675 New December 2! 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 1829 Capped Bust 1829
EF40 raw
O-112
Gem $185 New November 30! Gem Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Sharp Strike. A gem at the assigned EF40 grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with limited honest wear. A candidate for TPG certification and CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU58 PCGS
12865218
O-104
Gem $950 Gem Original, Bold Luster and Eye Appeal. An incredible Capped Bust half for the assigned AU58 grade. Bold cartwheel luster radiates from this gem and highlights the light toning. A faint rose covers the center obverse with a delicate ring of aquamarine surrounding the upper stars while the reverse spots golden hues at the legend and rims. Strike is consistent with the Overton plate coin. All obverse stars and main devices are deeply impressed with the reverse being consistent except for weakness at EPLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal warrants long period of inspection and enjoyment. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Bottom line...this bust half is as attractive as many MS63s on the market. Please consider this one.....
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU50
PCGS
29275037
O-111
Gem $750 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Undergraded, Motor City Collection. A specular offering for advanced Capped Bust half dollar collectors. The Motor City collection is from an early LSCC member who has recently decided to sell a few pieces to test the market for old time choice coins. This lovely 1831 capped bust half is a special piece with bold luster and rose and blue toning that we expect from strictly original early halves. The PCGS assigned grade is not too relevant as the eye appeal is huge, especially under bright light. My images reflect the in hand appearance but angled lighting immediately exposes the true beauty of this piece. Please trust me here. Recently graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approved is more than warranted on this lovely capped bust half. From the Bowers & Merena, Phillip Mann / Glen Smedley Sale held during September1998 and in the Motor City collection since that time.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU53 ANACS OWH
1381893
O-102
Gem $525 Gem Original, Spectacular Toning, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. This wonderful 1832 Capped Bust half is simply a gem and one look will probably have you agreeing. Both obverse and reverse are covered with darker blue patina that remains transparent. Shifting this piece under a light source, ever so slighty, brings about radiate fields and sky blue coloring that is most attractive. In hand viewing is definitely recommend to appreciate what capped bust half has to offer. Typical question from the Burchs Creek Collection and housed in old ANACS white holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF45 ANACS OWH
1381898
O-116 50/00
Gem $725 50/00, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Gray/Brown Patina, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. When writing descriptions for individual coins, I will typically swirl the piece under bright to gain a sense of the attractiveness and eye appeal. When viewing this 1836 50/00 example, I immediately noticed the remaining reflective luster under medium gun metal gray patina. Once under a light source, the gray patina melts and allows gold, blue and brown coloring to emerge. Surfaces are perfect with no blemishes whatsoever and the overall appearance is that of a superior original silver piece. A Gem quality rating is listed and deserved. If in an accurately graded TPG holder, then this pieces should easily meet CAC approval. Housed in old white ANACS holder with "CAP BUST 50/00 O-116" on the label. Asking price is strong given the overall quality but offers are welcomed.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28539203

Gem $625 New December 21! Gem Original, Beautiful Gun Metal Gray/Blue Coloring, Bold Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. An absolutely gem at the assigned EF45 grade level and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Writing a description to give this lovely 1839 With Drapery half dollar its proper justice is challenging. My eyes see a clear gem with uniform gray patina that also contains faint gold and blue hues. Adding a light source unleashes soft residual luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while strike is nearly complete. Eye appeal is the dominate parameter as I could spend much time simply enjoying the overall beauty. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1864 Seated 1864
MS64
PCGS
08776274

Gem $3950 Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal, Important Civil War Date, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A superb Civil War offering with uniform frosty surfaces and luster. The GFRC images accurately capture eye appeal including all surface conditions and light violet toning at the rims. Strike is full with deeply impressed hair curls, rounded stars and crisply defined eagle feathers. This lovely 1864 Philadelphia half is graded MS64 and approved by CAC; therefore close to MS65 if not for a few tiny ticks on the left arm. CoinFacts/PCGS Price Guide indicate that MS64 is the last "affordable" grade level for this date with a population of (14) pieces. Prices nearly triple at the MS65 level and further accelerate in MS66 due to a tiny population of (2) pieces. This Osprey Collection offering is an excellent value, at the asking price, for those assembling a Mint State Liberty Seated half dollar set. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem $525 New December 8! Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64 NGC
4220405011

Gem $1600 Gem Rainbow Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. All I can say about this outstanding better date Seated half is "WOW". This is a FUN show purchased that walked up to the table and how could I say no? GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance while viewing under bright light exposes blooming luster and the rainbow toning. Under bright light, the obverse center offers rose/gold hues that transition into blue, gold and aquamarine arcs at the rim. The reverse is quite similar. There is some weakness at stars 7 and 8 which is non consequential given the overall eye appeal. Housed in pre 2015 generation NGC edge view holder. Definitely a piece for an advanced collection.
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 1911 Barber 1911
PF65 PCGS
25514829

Gem $3950 Superb Proof Strike Gem, Monster Toning, Colorado Collection. An incredible Barber half dollar gem with fiery red patina on the reverse resulting in the reverse being mounted on the front of the PCGS holder. Forget the PCGS TruView images as they are completely inadequate in capturing the deep colors and vivid proof surfaces. GFRC images are much more accurate capturing the bloody red obverse center that is surrounding with a sky blue ring at the rim. Reverse toning adds violet and purple to the reds seen on the obverse. In hand viewing under a strong bright light will produce the maximum enjoyment. Actually, this is a show and tell piece for the collectors who loves truly cool coins. Housed in transitional 2012/2013 PCGS Security holder with blue label and edge view insert. Please give this Barber half some consideration as I've seen none equivalent to this piece in my collecting career.
Early Commems 50C 1921 Early Commems 1921
MS64 PCGS
82180849

Gem $200 New November 30! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Deep Gray/Voilet Patina, Accurately Graded. A candidate for the crappiest GFRC images of the year! I bought this early commemorative at the November Westford show without thinking too hard. Surfaces were darkly toned but perfect original and radiate bold cartwheel luster with any amount of lighting. Don't I enjoying swirling this silver piece under a bright light to view dancing luster and embedded golden hues. Folks, this piece is a gem. However, GFRC images with weak sunlight only capture the dark in hand appearance. So some imagination will be necessary to appreciate and then considing ordering on my description. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934 Walking Liberty 1934
MS65 PCGS

Gem $295 Gem Original, Satiny Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. Struck from well eroded dies resulting in considerable metal stress lines and soft satiny luster under light rose patina. Strike is complete with rounded thumb and all vertical gown lines being visible. Accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934D Walking Liberty 1934-D
MS65 PCGS

Gem $1125 Gem Original, Light Toning, Washington State Collection. A well struck specimen with all vertical gown lines defined along with being obviously original. Surfaces offer bold luster consistent with the assigned MS65 grade along with light golden patina that provides some distinctive character. An above average example that is housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934D Early Commems 1934-D
MS65 NGC
4024280028

Gem $275 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This gem MS65 is an excellent value as current asking price. The Oregon Trail Commemorative coins honor and remember the roughly 22,000 brave pioneers that traveled a 2,000 mile journey to explore and settle the new lands in the western United States. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Early Commems 50C 1934D Early Commems 1934-D
MS66 PCGS
82292242

Gem $395 New January 14! Oregon Trail Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Oregon Trail commemoratives were issued from 1926 through 1939. 1934 Denver strikes have a tiny mintage of 7,006 pieces and are very difficult to locate in MS66 or better grade levels. This superb gem MS66 offers crisp frosty cartwheel luster along with transparent gold patina. Eye appeal is high and should please the most selective collector. Housed in new PCGS 30th Anniversary Old Green Holder and worth of a CAC attempt.
Walking Liberty 50C 1935D Walking Liberty 1935-D
MS65 PCGS
31916979

Gem $1725 Gem Original, Bold Luster, Well Struck, Grade Rarity, Colorado Collection. Brilliant satiny luster dominates when viewing this lovely 1935 Denver struck Walking Liberty half dollar. Struck from eroded dies resulting in many metal stress lines. Strike is average and there are no blemishes. Definitely a better date in MS65 with rapid pricing increase. PCGS guide is $2100 at the MS65 level. Housed in recent 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS64 PCGS
21799305

Gem $120 New January 14! Long Island Commemorative, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Arc Toning, Accurately Graded. Single year issue with mintage 81,826 along with high survival rate. The Long Island commemorative was struck at the height of the United States silver commemorative craze. Most are available in mint state un through MS66. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Attractively priced too...
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 1935
MS65 PCGS
13674943

Gem HOLD
$385
New January 14! Connecticut Commemorative, . The Connecticut half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of the founding of the colony of Connecticut. Mintage was slightly over 25,000 pieces with an issue price of $1. This lovely surviving example offers sharp frosty luster and definitely is an above average example. Strike is crisp throughout obverse and reverse with the obverse exhibiting residual radial lathe lines under a 10x loupe. Faint gold patina covers the gem surfaces. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Early Commems 50C 1935S Early Commems 1935-S
MS65 NGC
1613403040

Gem $125 New January 14! San Deigo Commemorativ, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. San Diego half dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1935 and the Denver Mint in 1936 to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. Most examples will be found in gem mint state with frosty luster. This example is accurately graded at the MS65 level and so typical of the issue. Mintage for 1935-S strikes is 70,132. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S Walking Liberty 1936-S
MS65 PCGS
13679325

Gem $900 Gem Original, Lustrous Gold Toning, Washington State Collection. A lovely San Francisco struck example with bold luster and faint golden patina that was well captured by GFRC photography. Bright light inspection is a real pleasure due to the reflective surfaces that are completely blemish free. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S Walking Liberty 1936-S
MS65
PCGS
26276593

Gem $795 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.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS64
PCGS OGH
2227691

Gem $230 New January 14! Elgin Commemorative, Frosty Textured Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. The Elgin commemorative was a single year issue with original mintage of 25,015 coins. The entire mintage was well distributed at issue price of $1.75. Most Elgin strikes were saved with the majority of the survivors grading between MS63 to MS67. This lovely example offers a frosty textured appearance as if the dies were sand blasted before production. There is ample luster under the light golden patina. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with CAC Bean approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D Walking Liberty 1937-D
MS65
PCGS
03776294

Gem $675 Gem Original, Light Gold, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. One first notices the sharp cartwheel luster on this lovely 1937 Denver struck Walking Liberty half dollar. Strike is nearly complete with full head as the ear is well defined while the thumb is outlined. Upon close inspection, faint gold toning can be seen. The obverse die used to strike this half has many vertical die polish lines. Overall, an attractive example with CAC approval warranted at the MS65 grade level. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 Walking Liberty 1938
MS65 PCGS OGH
07069122

Gem $360 Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. Wow, what a great offering if I might say! I really like this 1938 Philadelpha strike for several reasons. First is the bold satiny luster that is better than the MS65 assigned grade. Then there is a full strike on the obverse with well defined ear, rounded thumb and all vertical gown lines defined. Close examination shows some faint gold toning also. Housed in PCGS old green holder.
Early Commems 50C 1938 Early Commems 1938
MS65
PCGS
11560584

Gem HOLD
$410
New January 14! New Rochelle Commemorative, Booming Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. The New Rochelle commemorative was authorized in 1936, struck in 1937, and had a date of 1938. It is a beautiful design and most popular with collectors. 25,015 coins were issued at $2.00 selling price. After studying many New Rochelle examples, one can conclude that they received above average care in minting and handling as nearly all specimens are very high grade as is this wonderful MS65 example. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls around and tickles the eyes when exposed to a bright light. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted on this conservatively graded gem.
Walking Liberty 50C 1940S Walking Liberty 1940-S
MS65 ANACS OWH
466876

Gem $360 Gem Original, Old Satiny Toning. This a wonderfully toned piece that will please even the most selective collectors. Satiny pastel light rose and blue covers both obverse and reverse. The toning is fully transparent and floats on the surfaces. Head details are complete. This one is so pleasing to the eyes.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941 Walking Liberty 1941
MS66 PCGS
32459000

Gem $215 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Attractive Rose/Gold Patina. An attractive example with old time album toning. Luster has a satiny texture since being struck from eroded dies. This is a perfectly original example worthy of an advanced collection. Who wants to collect blast white Walkers when careful searching can produce examples with beautiful original toning. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941 Walking Liberty 1941
MS66 ANACS OWH
447217

Gem $275 Gem Original, Bold Luster and Strike, Rim Toning. I really like this 1941 Philadelpha walker as it offers the best of all worlds....first the strike is complete with full head and all vertical gown lines being present. Second is the booming luster since this piece was struck from die with considerable erosion results in metal flow lines on the coin. And finally, the eye appeal with the pretty ebony/gold rim toning. Housed in early ANACS old white holder. Please pay special attention to this example.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941 Walking Liberty 1941
MS67 PCGS OGH
01372812

Gem $650 Superb Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Complete Strike, Seal Beach Collection. A lovely original Walking Liberty half dollar with luster that simply drips off the coin. Under bright light, this piece offers the cartwheel luster effect. Strike is complete with deeply impressed vertical gown lines, rounded thumb and full head. The fact that this piece is also housed in PCGS old green holder provides more character. Typical high quality that we've grown to expect from the Seal Beach Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944 Walking Liberty 1944
MS65  NGC
3372871037

Gem $110 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Florida Collection. A satiny gem with lots of bold cartwheel luster. Off the market for years in the Florida Collection and worthy of attention. Strike is complete and surfaces are fully blemish free. Housed in NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944 Walking Liberty 1944
MS65 PCGS
33090409

Gem New Price
$80
Gem Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Washington State Collection. This lovely walker was struck from heavily eroded dies leading to the satiny luster. Strike is just a tad weak with some partial upper gown lines. Fresh from old time roll and housed in new 2015 PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. 0% pricing reduction
Walking Liberty 50C 1944 Walking Liberty 1944
MS65 PCGS OGH
02650581

Gem $155 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Colorado Collection. Conservative grading was the rule for this lovely 1944 Philadelphia struck half. Luster is booming and the strike is full with all vertical gown lines defined and nicely round thumb. There are no blemishes to distract the eyes either. Housed in old green PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1944 Walking Liberty 1944
MS66+ PCGS
33090413

Gem New Price
$280
Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Washington State Collection. One immediately notes the bold cartwheel luster emanating from this lovely 1944 Philadelpha half dollar. Strike is full on the head with all vertical gown lines and Liberty's thumb well defined. Fresh from old time roll and housed in new 2015 PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. 30% pricing reduction
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS65 PCGS
32678465

Gem $115 Bold Cartwheel Luster, Blast White. One immediately notes the essentially untoned surfaces that radiate considerable cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly full with an outlined thumb and most vertical gown lines present. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS65 PCGS
32678470

Gem $115 Bold Cartwheel Luster, Blast White. Another 1945 Walking Liberty half dollar with bold cartwheel luster that radiates under bright light. Fully struck with complete thumb and all vertical gown lines. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS65 PCGS
14484811

Gem $150 Gem Original, Satiny Golden Luster, Florida Collection. A lovely 1945 Walker with uniform gold toning throughout the obverse and on portions of the reverse. Luster is flashy on the reverse while subdued a tad by the obverse toning. Strike is average. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945 Walking Liberty 1945
MS67 PCGS
25266953

Gem $1025 Superb Gem, Satiny Luster, Full Strike. This is the first MS67 Walking Liberty half handled at GFRC and what a special example as an initial stocking piece. Dies are eroded with considerable metal stress lines and faint orange peel in the fields. These surface conditions bring about a sanity texture to the luster. Then combine the sanity luster with intermixed rose and gold patina and you have a superb gem with gorgeous eye appeal. Many MS67 example will be seen with blast white luster. This piece provides special toning and luster characteristic for securing its MS67 designation. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion into an advanced collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945D Walking Liberty 1945-D
MS66 PCGS
22070998

Gem $200 Gem Original, Bold Strike, Rich Luster, Lightly Toned. The first thing noted about this lovely Walker is the faint transparent blue patina under bright light that certifies its originality. This piece also has a near perfect strike with full head and all vertical gowns lines being distinct. Liberty's thumb could be round but is well outlined. Reverse rim has some darker coloring on the right hand side. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945D Walking Liberty 1945-D
MS66 PCGS OGH
06472068

Gem $185 Gem Original, Creamy Bold Luster, Florida Collection. A gem 1945 Denver struck Walking Liberty half dollar with creamy bold luster. This piece is perfect original with no blemishes. There is some weakness in the vertical gown lines. Housed in old green label PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945D Walking Liberty 1945-D
MS66 PCGS
05794205

Gem $185 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Full StrikeFlorida Collection. Some Walking Liberty halves offers stunning cartwheel luster while other examples are more subtle with displaying their high grade quality. This example is accurately graded as MS66 but offers crisp satiny luster that is attractive and allows the eyes to see every minute device detail without a loupe. Strike is essentially complete. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945S Walking Liberty 1945-S
MS66 NGC
3274051008

Gem $385 Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Light Violet Toning, Florida Collection. The 1945 San Francisco strikes are considered a better date in higher mint state grades. This lovely MS66 example is accurately graded and provides softer luster along with crisp devices. The obverse is covered with light violet patina that is darker towards the rims. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946D Walking Liberty 1946-D
MS65 PCGS
15121254

Gem $115 Gem Original, Soft Satiny Gold Luster, Florida Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946D Walking Liberty 1946-D
MS66 NGC
3968378027

Gem $215 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Accurately graded 1946 Denver example with bold frosty luster throughout. Well struck and housed in new NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947 Walking Liberty 1947
MS65 PCGS
16772243

Gem $125 Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Full Strike, Florida Collection. One immediately notes the bold in hand cartwheel luster on this lovely 1947 walker. Strike is complete and adds to the desireability. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947 Walking Liberty 1947
MS66
NGC
3312109002

Gem $375 Gem Original, Complete Strike, Accurately Grade. Satiny luster and a strong strike are the primary attributes of this lovely example. Liberty's head and left hand are fully struck along with all vertical gown lines. Satiny luster results from being struck by eroded dies that are covered with metal stress lines. Housed in newer NGC holder and approved by CAC.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D Walking Liberty 1947-D
MS65 PCGS
32678507

Gem $120 Original Surfaces, Frosty White Luster. Essentially a full strike with clearly defined thumb and all vertical gown lines present. The bold frosty luster drives the eye appeal. Housed in new 2015 PCGS reverse hologram holder and fresh to market.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D Walking Liberty 1947-D
MS66 PCGS
30662940

Gem $280 Gem Original, Antique Gray Patina, Bold Luster. After looking at so many dipped white Walkers, it is a pleasure to acquire an example with distinctive character. Both obverse and reverse are covered with in hand antique gray patina over a huge mint luster bloom. The reverse rim toning well frames the eagle. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D Walking Liberty 1947-D
MS66   NGC
3225670010

Gem $295 Gem Original, Bold Creamy Luster, Accurately Grade. Dies are heavily eroded resulting in creamy cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly complete with defined thumb and most head details. There are no blemishes on this lovely Denver mint struck example. Housed in new NGC holder.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1802/1 Draped Bust 1802/1
Close Date
AU55
PCGS
25556406
B-1 BB-231
Gem $19000 Gem Original, Giun Metal Gray, Golden Luster, Perfect Surfaces, Fully Struck, Denver Collection. A magnificent offering from the Denver Collection that must be enjoyed by viewing in hand to fully appreciate preservation state and overall beauty. The Denver Collection is a new GFRC consignor. His first offering is a substantial 1802/1 Draped Bust dollar graded PCGS AU55 with CAC approval. This is no ordinary or run of the mill Draped Bust dollar. Rather it is an absolutely gem with perfectly original surfaces throughout. Then there is the golden cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes...wow! The base toning is light transparent gray with rich golden hues at the rims. A CoinFacts review indicates (15) graded in AU55 and (11) in AU58 but where are they since no auction auction records exist for either grade? In mint state, this overdate become very rare with mid five digit to low six digit pricing. How can you go wrong with this Denver Collection example given the superior eye appeal, luster and CAC approval? Strike is also well executed with rounded stars and uniform reverse devices. For variety specialists, this piece is the B-1, BB-231 Close Date variety. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and conservatively graded.
Trade $1 1873S Trade 1873-S
AU58
PCGS
60128922

Gem $1875 New December 23! Gem Original, Sparkling Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Clearly this is the finest Trade dollar handled to date at GFRC. First year of the Trade dollar issue with 703,000 struck at the San Francisco mint. The offered example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is a wonderful gem worthy of the most selective collector. Brilliant cartwheel luster is stunning and immediately captures the viewer's attention. Toning is faint gold on the obverse and light gray-gold on the reverse. Strike is complete with nice rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. The AU58 assigned grade is accurate as there is faint rub on the Liberty's upper shoulder and the upper eagle wing tips. However, the eye appeal is consistent with many MS62 graded examples given there are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted. A wonderful gem from the Wisconsin Collection that deserves special attention. In hand viewing at a coin show is advised.
Morgan $1 1878 Morgan 1878
8 Tail Feathers
MS65 PCGS
28781322

Gem $1385 8 Tail Feathers, VAM-21, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Rose Gold and Peripheral Blue Toning, Spectacular Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection . VAM-21. A gem dual sided toned Morgan dollar and better 8 Tail Feather variety for initial year of production. Accurately graded at the MS65 level with flashy cartwheel luster. Both obverse and reverse are covered with a transparent rose/gold patina along with a sky blue arc at the lower rim. This piece provides an alternative collecting option rather than the common blast white examples on the market. The MS65 grade level is the last "collector" grade for many since guide prices jump from $1450 to $6750 at the MS66 grade level. GFRC asking price is below the PCGS MS65 price guide for a lovely toner example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
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 1879S Morgan 1879-S
MS64 Star NGC
3138303002

Gem $300 Rainbow Arc, Eye Appeal. Well graded at the MS64 level. The upper reverse rainbow arc adds considerable character to this piece and NGC recognized with a Star designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Morgan $1 1879S Morgan 1879-S
Reverse 1878
MS64
PCGS
28577581

Gem $1500 New January 20! Reverse of 1878, Gem Original Dual Sided Toner, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A very special offering for collectors of toned Morgan dollars. During 1879, Morgan dollars were struck with two different reverses.  The first (Reverse of 1878) is the carry over design from 1878 with flat-breasted eagle and a flat feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The second (Reverse of 1879) has nicely rounded breast feathers on the eagle and a slanted feather on the top fletch of the arrows.  The Reverse of 1878 is considerably rarer than the Reverse of 1879, especially in high grades. Offered today is a combination mint state design rarity with beautiful rose and blue radial toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
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 1883 Morgan 1883
MS66 NGC
3748084004

Gem $550 New December 12! Gem Surfaces, Light Copper Gold Patina, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, RCM Collection. Let's start this description by pointing out that GFRC images are horrible and don't do this lovely Morgan any justice. This piece is accurately graded with flashy cartwheel luster under the rose gold toning. Liberty's cheek is entirely blemish free as are the fields and other devices. Housed in newer NGC holder and a solid offering from the RCM Collection.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS64 Star
NGC
1977416009

Gem $625 Rainbow Arc, Bold Cartwheel Luster. Another one of nature's masterpieces with distinct obverse color arcs. Coloring includes sky blue that quickly transitions to rose followed gold hues. Obverse toning is accentuated by bold cartwheel luster. CAC approval and the NGC Star designation are consistent with the high quality and value offered here. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. I do suggest you give this Morgan dollar some special consideration.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS64 NGC Fatty
204250021

Gem $225 New December 14! Gem Original, Crisp Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, RCM Collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster, consistent with a higher grade, is the primary attraction of this wonderful 1885 Morgan dollar. Old album rainbow colored rings nicely frame the untoned centers. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade with some faint obverse field chatter being the grade limiting factor. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder and a candidate for CAC approval as the flashy luster trumps any trivial surface chatter. Exciting quality from the RCM Collection.
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
MS65
PCGS
13506084

Gem $325 New December 21! Gem Original, Attractive Reserve Toning, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates the eyes on this lovely 1885-O Morgan dollar. Add in a rainbow toned reverse and this piece becomes even more attractive. Accurately graded and a no question gem. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is obvious warranted for this type of frosty originality. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS65 Star NGC
3575145008

Gem $475 Gem Dual Sided Concentric Ring Toning, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Rating. Over the years, NGC has been consistent with their Star rating for coins with superior eye appeal. This 1885 New Orleans strike falls into that category. Accurately graded with crisp cartwheel luster than highlight the lovely rainbow toning rings. Obverse center is toned an even medium rose that transitions to sky blue surrounding the legend and finally, yellow gold at the rim. The reverse is essentially toned a uniform rose except for a thin sky blue ring at the rim. Toning is transparent and dances with the luster. Any blemishes are consistent with the MS65 assigned grade. This is a no question gem housed in new NGC large font holder. CAC approval further certifies the originality and eye appeal. For collectors of toned Morgans who want the best possible eye appeal within a budget.
Morgan $1 1885S Morgan 1885-S
MS64 PCGS
33181478

Gem $950 Gem Original, Attractive Dual Sided Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Huge Eye Appeal, Fort Lauderdale Collection. Don't I like this 1885 San Francisco struck Morgan that has been freshly graded by PCGS add designated as MS64. Not only is this a better Morgan date in mint state grade but also a dual sided toner with attractive patina. Radiant cartwheel luster couples with rich rose, gold and aquamarine toning resulting in a Gem quality rating. A superb offering from the Fort Lauderdale Collection.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 New December 2! 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
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 1896 Morgan 1896
MS64 Star NGC
VAM-20
Gem $625 VAM-20, Gem Original Toning. An attractive piece of eye candy with vivid reverse rainbow toning. This piece provides bold cartwheel luster that allow the reverse colors to simply explode under bright light. The obverse also features a colorful rainbow arc that adds more character. This piece is also the VAM-20 variety with repunched or line in 6 digit in the date. Fresh to market as part of a four coin lot purchased at CSNS and just back from NGC. NGC liked the piece assigning it an MS64 Star grade for eye appeal. No attempt CAC attempt on this fresh piece.
Morgan $1 1898 Morgan 1898
MS65 ANACS OWH
533849

Gem New Price
$295
New December 5! Gem Original, Fiery Rose/Gold Toning, Crisp Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Highwoods Collection. An attractive dual sided toner Morgan with fiery rose/gold patina that is accentuated by crisp cartwheel luster. Reverse offers lighter rose/gold coloring that is concentrated at the legend and rims. Accurately graded at the MS65 with no blemishes whatsoever including a fully mark free cheek. Housed in old white ANACS holder. Another quality offering from the Highwoods Collection.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS67 Star NGC
656012005

Gem $2450 Superb Gem with End Roll Paper Toning, Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Designation, Osprey Collection. Wow! An essentially perfect 1898 New Orleans struck Morgan that happens to be an edge roll piece with folder paper toning on the obverse. NGC has assigned an MS67 grade along with Star designation for the incredible obverse toning. Obverse offers classive rose/gold and sky blue coloring from sulfur paper toning while the reverse is blast white as if struck yesterday. The cartwheel luster is quite flashy as expected at the MS67 grade level. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. An amazing and unique selection from the Osprey Collection.
Morgan $1 1901S Morgan 1901-S
MS64 PCGS
32574437

Gem $1300 Semi Key Date, Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Silicon Valley Collection. A splendid semi key date Morgan dollar with substantial in hand eye appeal. Light rose/gold patina covers the obverse with darker shades near the rims. Sometimes it is difficult to place into words what the eyes perceived. This is one of those cases, as this 1901 San Francisco struck example is downright attractive! Fully struck with a considerable amount of obverse die cracks. Conservative grading and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I've oscillated between assigning this lovely Morgan a choice or gem quality rating. After staring at and enjoying this Silicon Valley offering, I've decided to go with a gem designation and please forgive me if I'm too optimistic. I look at lots of coins and this one is simply outstanding and should please the most selective collector.
Peace $1 1923D Peace 1923-D
MS65 PCGS
25035753

Gem $1850 Gem Original , Dual Sided Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Cracked Obverse, Huge Eye Appeal. . A double value for the advanced Peace dollar collector so please give special consideration to this Gem quality rated 1923 Denver strike. Housed in 2013 generation holder and accurately graded at the MS65 level Eye appeal is superior due to crisp satiny cartwheel luster than acccentuates blue and rose toning shades. Locating Peace dollars that have attractive toning takes much searching. Add in the grade scarcity and MS65 price inflection point (before MS66) and how can you go wrong. PCGS MS66 price guide more than triples to $4750. Beyond the toning, eye appeal and grade scarcity, this Peace dollar was also struck with a significant cracked obverse die resulting in radial die cracks forming a concentric ring through the lower bust, legend, crown and right field. These cracks are evident in the GFRC images. Speaking of GFRC images, they are mediocre with respect to the crisp luster and overall beauty. Please try to use some imagination as this is a no question attractive gem.
Peace $1 1924 Peace 1924
MS64 NGC Fatty
314570062

Gem $2750 Toned Gem, Rose/Blue Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Simply Amazing, Osprey Collection. Wow is all I could say when this toned 1924 Peace dollar arrived on consignment. I've seen my share of dual sided toner Morgans in a wide grade range. But Peace dollars with old roll paper toning and flashy underlying luster are downright rare. One has lots of fun when pleasing this piece under bright light. The obverse glows a fiery orange red with sky blue arc that floats on the surface and allows 100% of the natural luster to radiate through. The reverse is also cartwheel flashy with a golden outer ring. NGC's technical grading is accurate as there are two tiny blemishes on the cheek but who cares with the impressive toning. Housed in old NGC fatty holder. An amazing selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold
Gold G$1 1860
Type 3 Liberty Head
MS63
NGC Fatty
247303001

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading. An eye catching 1860 gold dollar perfect for the most selective collector. Mintage is only 36,000 with many used in the jewelry trade. This surviving example is a gem at the MS63 assigned grade level. GFRC images accurately capture blemish free surfaces and the full strike. Deep orange patina over frosty luster dominates when this lovely piece is placed under a light source. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with the older itself being in pristine condition. CAC approval was probably a foregone conclusion in this one.
Gold G$1 1874
Type 3 Liberty Head
MS64 PCGS
25631546

Gem $895 Mirrored Obverse Paired with Frosty Reverse, Gem Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A magnificent 1874 Philadelphia strike with contrasting proof like obverse and frostyy reverse. A close inspection of the obverse revealed a tiny lint mark at (S)TATES that one would expect on regular proof strikes. Fairly priced and would make a wonderful addition to any United States gold collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another gem quality United States gold piece from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Liberty Head
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 New November 30! 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 1916
Gold Commemoratives
MS64
PCGS OGH
9198090

Gem $925 McKinley, Near Gem Original, Rich Orange Coloring, Poetic Candy Collection. Gem surfaces and huge eye appeal for such a tiny gold coin. Housed in old green label PCGS holder. Consecutively numbered with the 1903 Jefferson above and recommended that these two $1 gold commemoratives be kept together due to their history and uniform quality.
Gold G$10 1984-S
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
3138161015

Gem $1250 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Proof Strike, Low Mintage Issue, Accurate Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. A low mintage proof issue struck at the San Francisco mint. Mintage is a low 48,551 with an example required to complete the Olympian Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mint set. This example offers watery mirror and perfect surfaces well deserving of the PF70 UCAM designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and label reading, "US VAULT COLLECTION L/M". Another great offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 1984-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 NGC
1875899005

Gem $850 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Business Strike, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. A superb example of the XXIII Olympiad commemorative gold with frosty surface finish. A close 10x loupe inspection did not reveal an obvious reason for the MS69 assigned grade. There are no blemishes or breaks in the frost that would justify MS69 level. Business strike mintage is only 75,886; this issue is definitely not common and worth considering. Superb quality from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 1984-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
1993926001

Gem $985 Games of the XXIII Olympiad, $10 Gold Proof Strike, Watery Mirrors, Poetic Candy Collection. Watery ultra cameo fields adorn this lovely 1984 West Point proof strike. A popular issue. From the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 2007-W
First Spouse
MS69 NGC
3120116005

Gem $795 Martha Washington, First Spouse Series, Proof Deep Cameo, Accurate Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. First year release of the First Spouse Series struck in 24 carat gold (0.999 fineness). Mintage is only 19,167. This lovely piece is accurately graded as I see some slight field haze on the reverse to the left of Martha and a surface blemish under CO(N)TINENTAL. Struck at the West Point mint and housed in PCGS First Strike holder from the release timeframe. Another offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$10 2007-W
First Spouse
PR69DCAM PCGS
11709732

Gem $795 Martha Washington, First Spouse Series, Satiny Surface Business Strike, Conservative Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. First year release of the First Spouse Series struck in 24 carat gold (0.999 fineness). Mintage is only 17,661. Struck at the West Point mint and housed in NGC First Spouse Series special label holder from the release timeframe. Conservative grading as there are no blemishes to be found on this example. Another strong offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1836
Classic Head
EF45
NGC
2653814009
Script 8
Gem $1175 Gem Original, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A gem example of the popular Classic Head quarter eagle with blemish free surfaces and original color. This piece is the Script 8 date punch variety and listed on the NGC label. Both the Script 8 and Block 8 varieties are equally available. Mintage for the 1836 date is nearly 548,000. Though this date is available, locating choice and gem examples will take patience and searching. This specimen offers huge eye appeal at the assigned EF45 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is fully warranted due to combination of originality, eye appeal and conservatice grading. I hope special consideration is given to this lovely quarter eagle.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81268503

Gem $6950 What a GEM! Radiate Satiny Luster, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade which has me wondering why a full MS65 grade was not assigned based on surface conditions only? 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. Actually, I believe the asking price is a bargain for the quality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a no question candidate for CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1925
St Gaudens
MS65 NGC
126107002

Gem $2250 Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurate Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. Deep orange coloring and frosty luster dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely St. Gauden double eagle. Accurately graded. GFRC images well represent the overall quality. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superb offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
1967978019

Gem $1900 Near Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Poetic Candy Collection. A superior double eagle at the assigned MS64 grade level. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while the luster is bold and satiny in texture. GFRC images accurately capture the overall appearance and eye appeal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64+
NGC
4236740009

Gem $2000 Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to market. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS65 NGC
4236740010

Gem $2350 Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to United States market after being repatriated from Europe. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
Gold G$25 2005
Bullion
MS70 NGC
1987782024

Gem $865 Bullion Gold Perfection at MS70 Grade Level, Copper Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurate Grading, Poetic Candy Collection. A combination numismatic item, given the MS70 assigned grade, and gold bullion item. Perfect for a gold type collection. A quality gold offering from the Poetic Candy Collection.
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.
Gold G$5 1986-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 PCGS
26160058

Gem $400 Statue of Liberty, Orange Toning. An entirely blemish free example as one would expect from PCGS MS70 designation. The business strike die finish results in frosted surfaces. This piece has acquired some orange patina along the rims.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26159958

Gem $370 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Near MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example with the obverse entirely blemish free and two micro tick on the reverse vertical stem that resulted in MS69 assigned grade. Satiny luster throughout. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1538255044

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaced and Grade, 0.242 Oz Gold. Probably the boldest design rendition of the classic United States eagle. Surfaces are absolutely perfect and offer satiny luster. Some die polish lines can be seen moving in the denticles on the left obverse. A very competitive asking price when comparing to eBay listings. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A cool way to own a quarter ounce of gold.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1538255007

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Hammered Strike, Impressive Satiny Luster, Full MS70, 0.242 Oz Gold. Of all the modern $5 gold commemoratives purchased in a recent deal, this Constitution Commemorative is my favorite. Definitely all of MS70 with a deep hammered strike and bold satiny luster. This piece is heads and shoulders above other MS70 graded examples and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1987-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
1960298003

Gem $400 Constitution Commemorative, Bold Design, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded MS70, 2.42 Oz Gold. Accurately graded at the MS70 level with no blemishes whatsoever. Satiny luster dominates. A historic $5 gold commemorative issue. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1989
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 NGC
2355142004

Gem $435 Bicentennial of Congress, Satiny Luster, Perfect Surfaces, Poetic Candy Collection. Another opportunity to acquire a combination numismatic collectible (low MS70 populations) along with substantial intrinsic gold bullion value. From the Poetic Candy Collection.
Gold G$5 1991-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
1990941016

Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Perfect Surfaces, Watery Mirrors. One of the better executed United States modern commemorative designs with a bold eagle and diminutive Mount Rushmore monument. Reverse design is nicely done with Mount Rushmore National Memorial in script over watery proof fields. A piece of perfection graded as PF70 Ultra Cameo by NGC and housed in old standard insert holder.
Gold G$5 1991-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF70UCAM NGC
1531498061

Gem $400 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors, Perfect PF70UCAM Grade. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. A perfectly preserved example earnings NGC's highest PF70 Ultra Cameo grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert.
Gold G$5 1991-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159908

Gem $370 Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Watery Mirrors. A popular United States modern commemorative to help maintain the Mount Rushmore monument. Accurately graded with minimal blemishes under 10x loupe. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1992-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26159931

Gem $370 XXV Olympaid Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. Accurately graded due to a few tiny verdigris specks on the obverse. This piece offers nice satiny cartwheel luster otherwise. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1993-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF69 UCAM NGC
3686779003

Gem $370 1991 - 1995 50th Anniversary World War II Commemorative, Choice Original, Ultra Cameo Proof Surfaces. Essentially PF70 Ultra Cameo with only one micro divot in the obverse field below soldier's left arm resulting in PF69 designation. Otherwise a perfect example with no spots whatsoever.
Gold G$5 1993-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69CAM PCGS
26159896

Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. A lovely James Madison strike that is accurately graded due to surface chatter immediately below the nose. Otherwise watery proof fields dominate overall appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1993-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
70084589

Gem $370 Bill of Rights Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 78,651. Label as a "Madison" commemorative but in reality, the core issue being commemorated is the United States Bill of Rights. Conservative grading as I don't see any obvious reasons for the PR69 assigned grade. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1994-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
72824361

Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, 0.242 Oz Gold. A near MS70 example as I'm unable to locate any blemishes that justify the MS69 grade. Orange toning areas are starting to emerge on this lovely example. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 1994-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159886

Gem $370 World Cup Tournament Commemorative, Strong Reflective Mirrors, Orange/Gold Patina, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is 89,614. Obverse depicts the modernistic gold soccer World Cup trophy. Accurately graded with only a few specs laying on top of the surfaces and not distracting. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A bullion gold and numismatic opportunity.
Gold G$5 1995-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PF69UCAMEO NGC
1792209010

Gem $370 Civil War Battlefield Preservation Commemorative, Orange/Gold Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. A simple soldier on horse sounding battle horn is the primary design element on the United States Civil War gold commemorative. The offer example is choice with only two micro field divot, on upper reverse, that justify the PF69 grade. Any other white specs on GFRC images are from plastic marks on old NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1997-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159982

Gem $370 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Commemorative, Watery Mirrors, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. The Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative was only issued in gold and is atypical for modern United States commemoratives. Mintage of 29,474 for proof strikes. Accurately graded with flash proof fields. Housed in 2013 PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$5 1999-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26160081

Gem $370 Washington Commemorative, Satiny Luster, Conservatively Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. A lovely example that is housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Conservative grading as I'm unable to find a reason for the assigned MS69 grade.
Gold G$5 2001-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
33520388

Gem $370 Capitol Visitor's Center Commemorative, 0.242 Oz Gold, Flashy Mirrors. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 2006-S
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26223676

Gem $370 San Francisco Old Mint, Frosty Surfaces. A beautiful frosty example of the old San Francisco mint. The reverse is full MS70 while the obverse has a tiny blemish in the field above the right chimney. I love the early eagle design found on our 19th Century gold coinage.
Gold G$5 2006-S
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 PCGS
10772958

Gem $395 San Francisco Old Mint, Gem Brillant Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded.. A superb example of the San Francisco Old Mint commerative with classic reverse eagle design. Accurately graded at MS70 level with brilliant satiny luster. All United States modern $5 commemoratives contain 0.242 ounces of pure gold at a 90% gold : 10% Copper ratio. MS70 examples of all modern commemoratives sell for over $400 per but I'm offering a special $395 price which is the cheapest around. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$5 2007-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS70 PCGS
26160089

Gem $410 Jamestown, Perfect Frosty Surfaces. A perfect strike and planchet with no blemishes whatsoever. The surfaces are acquiring a lovely original patina that nearly covers the entire reverse. Definitely a special example for the selective collector.
Gold G$5 2007-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
MS69 PCGS
26160087

Gem $350 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Soft Satiny Surfaces, Accurately Graded, 0.242 Oz Gold. A satiny texture finish that is uncommon to most modern mint state commemoratives. Accurately graded due to two tiny reverse tony spots. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$5 2007-W
Bullion
PF70DCAM ICG
1238526898

Gem $235 First Day of Issue, ICG Special Label, Deep Cameo Fields, Poetic Candy Collection. This is the first time I've seen an ICG First Day of Issue holder with gold label. The label reads, "GOLD EAGLE First Day of Issue ICG Certified #407 of 975". Fields are deeply mirrored.
Gold G$5 2007-W
Modern Gold Commemoratives
PR69DCAM PCGS
26159881

Gem $380 Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative, Mottled Orange Patina, Watery Proof Surfaces, 0.242 Oz Gold. Mintage is only 47,123 pieces. Watery proof fields surround the main devices including the Jamestown Memorial Church on reverse. The raised device areas are slowly turning a pretty orange gold as seen on occasional United States $5 gold commemoratives. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Gold G$50 1986
Bullion
MS69 NGC
22133519

Gem $1475 First Year Bullion Gold Issue, Accurately Graded, Poetic Candy Collection. Impressive frosty luster on this first year gold eagle issue. The NGC grading is accurate as there are several scattered tiny field divots consistent with the assigned MS69 grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
World
World 6 Pence 1757 World 1757
Great Britain
Near Mint (AU58 raw
KM 582.2
Gem $150 Great Britain, George II, Gem Original. An incredible 6 Pence with bold luster and light gold patina that is more dominate on the obverse than reverse. Struck with late die state dies as reverse legend is merging with edge milling due to heavy metal stress lines. This piece is entirely blemish free with lots of eye appeal. LSCC Donation: sales proceeds go to the LSCC Treasury per Washington State consignor.
World 4 Reales 1809NG M World 1809-NG M
Guatemala
EF45 NGC
2217747006
KM 63
Gem $450 Guatemala, Carlos IV, Gem Original. Light dusty gray toning with significant luster. Rims are perfect and surfaces are blemish free. Four total certified at NGC with two in 45 and one finer. A wonderful state of preservation.
World Crown 1887 World 1887
Great Britain
MS62 NGC
3905472018
KM 765
Gem $450 New December 12! Queen Victoria, Gem Original, Rich Rainbow Toning, RCM Collection. Mintage of 173,000. A gem example for the assigned NGC grade. Blue, rose and copper toning is dominant on both obverse and reverse. Eye appeal is high with a single blemish on Victoria's cheek limiting the technical grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with WINGS gold seal approval. A superior offering from the RCM Collection.