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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 25C 1900O Barber 25C 1900-O
VF35 PCGS
29544977

Choice $160 New September 22! Choice Original, Steely Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Pretty gray-gold patina covers both sides with darker shades on the reverse. Reverse rims are heavy and sharp. Blemish free and well struck. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1901O Barber 25C 1901-O
VF25
PCGS
34415644

Choice $335 New September 22! Better Date, Choice Original, Classic Gray-Brown Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. if you can't have a 1901-S, then how about an 1901-O? Mintage is much higher at 1,612,000 but the date is still challenging. Choice survival rates are quite low with only 27 certified by PCGS at the VF25 level. CAC population reports shows 46 total certified with seven (7) in VF25. This quality example has nothing but honest wear followed by being carefully preserved. Surfaces are covered with gray-brown patina as a base layer. Darker toning is seen at the stars and reverse legend. Under a light source, fields have a pleasing steely appearance. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1902S Barber 25C 1902-S
EF40 PCGS
16202410

Original $235 New September 22! Original, , GFRC New Collection Purchase. Lower mintage of 1,524,612 and a better date. PCGS certification rates validate scarcity and pricing structure in circulaed grades. PCGS has only certified 11 in EF 40 and 8 in EF45. Those are low numbers as compared to overall mintage. A uniform gray-gold layer covers both sides on the offered EF40 example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and pleasing. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
Sq Base 2, Sm 8's, Lg Lt.
AU55 PCGS
36266062
O-118
R3
Choice $525 New September 22! Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Silver Gray Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Wow! What a great strike on this 1828 Overton 118 half dollar as every star is perfectly rounded as are the individual hair curls. With a 10x loupe, mint frost is immediately evident inside the hair curl recesses. Steely cartwheel luster is prevalent on both sides during bright viewing. Overall coloring is a uniform silver gray with darler shades at the peripheries. Freshly graded at PCGS after being cracked out from ANACS old white holder. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Sq Base 2, Small 8's, Lg Lt on the label. Another old time quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection. Worthy of consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
Small Letters
AU55 PCGS
36266066
O-102
Choice $430 New September 22! O-102, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleasing and Attractive, Burchs Creek Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates when viewing this choice original 1832 O-102 Capped Bust half. Don’t I love swirling this piece under a halogen light and watching the light golden hues coming to life coupled with the dazzling cartwheel luster. Yes, I really like viewing and describing this piece since there are no blemishes either. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Freshly graded after being cracked out from an ANACS old white holder. Another choice Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that was assembled in the 1980s and first ANACS graded in the early to mid 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 New September 22! O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 50C 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
R2
Choice $425 New September 22! O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Lettered Edge
AU53
PCGS
36266069
O-110
Choice $450 New September 22! Lettered Edge, O-110, Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Golden Gray Patina, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. A perfectly original late date 1836 Lettered Edge capped bust half with significant eye appeal. Surfaces generate a serious amount of frosty cartwheel luster that is vibrant under a light source. Coloring golden brown on the obverse and orange gold and blue on the reverse. Strike is a bit soft on the left obverse stars otherwise typical with strong reverse devices. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Typical old time quality from the Burchs Creek Collection that was previously housed in old white ANACS holder from early 1990s timeframe. Recently cracked out and freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Lettered Edge
AU50 PCGS
36266070
O-110
Choice $335 New September 22! Lettered Edge, O-110, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurate Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. Another choice original 1836 Capped Bust half that is accurately graded from the Burchs Creek collection. Surfaces are completely natural and covered with gray-blue patina that is semi transparent to the underlying luster. Placing this piece under a light source releases steely luster and attractive coloring. Light center rose is nicely frame by sky blue on the obverse while the reverse is mostly gold with deeper shades at the legend. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Peviously housed in old white ANACS holder and now regraded by PCGS in their 2015 style holder. Both ANACS and PCGS grading aligned on AU50. Please give this lovely 1836 Lettered Edge half special consideration as fully wholesome. The Burchs Creek halves are consistently superior.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Lettered Edge
AU50 PCGS
36266071
O-102
R3
Choice $345 New September 22! Lettered Edge, O-102, Better Die Variety, Choice Original, Substantial Eye Appeal, Golden-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Another 1836 Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek collection with substantial eye appeal. O-102 is a better die variety with R3 rarity. In hand gray-brown patina is semi transparent to the underlying satiny luster that has substantial cartwheel characteristics under bright light. A perfectly original example that is accurately graded. There is one faint obverse line to the left of Liberty's nose and the reverse has an uneven toning region at the denomonation. Otherwise, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating. Previously housed in old ANACS white holder and regraded in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
50/00
EF45
PCGS
36266068
O-116
R2
Gem $600 New September 22! 50/00, Gem Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. When writing descriptions for individual coins, I will typically swirl the piece under bright to gain a sense of overall eye appeal. When viewing this 1836 50/00 example, I immediately noticed the remaining satiny 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. Overall appearance is that of a perfectly preserved original silver piece. A Gem quality rating is listed and deserved. Freshly graded by PCGS after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. CAC submission produced green bean approval as expected. Now housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Burchs Creek Collection and needed to find a new home.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
MS63
PCGS
35967513
F-134
Choice $775 New September 22! Near Gem Original, Thick Crusty Olive-Brown Patina, Blue Rims, Late Die State Die Cracks, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval effective mid September 2018 so back to the top of the 30 day price list. Since being a fan of strict originality throughout all grade levels, I could not pass up this perfectly original 1876 Carson City dime when offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA. This piece is a case study in the appearance of a mint state Seated dime if allowed to naturally tone over a long period of time. A completely struck and late die state example of the 1876-CC F-134 die pairing with heavily reverse die doubling at the denomination. Surfaces are covered with a thick crusty gray-brown skin along with peripheral blues. Regardless of the thick toning, mint frost is evident throughout Liberty's upper body and lower gown folds. This example was struck from late die state dies that are cracked. Die cracks encircle the obverse through the legend and date. On the reverse, die cracks are seen throughout the wreath coupled with a nice rim cud at 11:30. This piece is accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style holder without CAC attempt. Heading to CAC if not sold by Labor Day.
Barber 10C 1905O Barber 10C 1905-O
Micro O
AU58
PCGS
28520165

Choice $3450 New September 21! Popular Micro O Die Variety, Choice Original, Creamy Light Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. 1905-O Micro O die variety and an important GFRC offering. The Micro O mintmark was intended for usage on Barber quarters due to the tight space for mintmark placement between eagle's tail feathers and the last R in QUARTER. One dime reverse die was punched with the Micro O with an unknown mintage quantity released into circulation. Most example of this variety saw heavy circulation and are found in grades ranging from Good through Extra Fine. This variety becomes very scarce in AU and is a rarity in mint state. GFRC is so pleased to be offering an AU58 example which also has CAC approval. PCGS certified population at AU58 is only seven (7) pieces. CAC population at AU58 is a tiny four (4) examples with only 3 better. Surfaces are perfectly original with faint creamy gold coloring and frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. There is some holder plastic haze at the lower right reverse that impacts photography clarity. Please consider this when viewing the GFRC images. An important opportunity for the Barber coinage collector.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
VF35
PCGS
18213987

Choice $95 New September 21! Choice Original, Natural Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Grade, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Just honest wear on the naturally toned 1892 New Orleans strike. Surfaces are choice and covered with uniform light gray patina on both sides. No blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1894S Barber 25C 1894-S
VF30 PCGS
30733046

Original $120 New September 21! Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Better early Barber quarter date. Surfaces are naturally toned with light gray-gold patina. Strike is bold and completely executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1895O Barber 25C 1895-O
AU50 PCGS
16271000

Choice $240 New September 21! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Residual Mint Frost, Conservatively Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. A better early Barber quarter date with considerable mint frost remaining. Under a bright light, surfaces emit substantial frosty cartwheel luster. A light gold patina covered both sides with dark shades on the reverse. Grading is conservative as AU53 might be a better grade level considering the limited wear. Worthy of a choice original quality rating. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1896 Barber 25C 1896
EF45 PCGS
18668006

Choice HOLD
$100
New September 21! Choice Original, Base Gray Patina, Copper Gold Highlights, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Lovely 1896 Philadelphia strike with limited circulation wear. Surfaces are perfectly original with base layer of gray patina and overlaid copper gold. Fully struck and attractive. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1897 Barber 25C 1897
AU53 PCGS
29857064

Choice $145 New September 21! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Highlights, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Lovely 1897 Philadelphia strike that offers frosty cartwheel luster along with light golden highlights that are more prevelant on the reverse. Strike is completely executed with high relief stars, full ealge tail feathers and arrow stems. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1898 Barber 25C 1898
EF40
PCGS
27206638

Gem HOLD
$125
New September 21! Gem Original, Goregoues Gray, Blue and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Fantastic offering with gorgeous obverse blue coloring under a light source. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1898O Barber 25C 1898-O
VF30
PCGS
16270918

Choice HOLD
$200
New September 21! Better Date, Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval, GFRC New Collection Purchase. Mintage of 1,868,000 with low survival rate in the middle circulated grades. PCGS has only certified eleven (11) pieces at the VF30 grade level from a mintage of nearly 2 million. Surfaces are well preserved and choice. A light uniform gray patina coveres both sides. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Barber 25C 1899O Barber 25C 1899-O
VF25
PCGS
30969374

Choice HOLD
$125
New September 21! Superior Eye Appeal at Grade, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, GFRC New Collection Purchase. A choice original 1899 New Orleans mint strike that is most pleasing. I like this offering so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Great contrast and eye appeal between fields and lighter central devices. Strike is bold and well executed leaving much in residual device details at the VF25 grade level. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Please give this offering special consideration if building a circulated set of Barber quarters by date and mintark. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. More great offerings from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
25179547
F-114
Original $425 New September 21! Low Level Date, Original Surfaces, Mirrored Obverse Fields, Frosty Cartwheel Luster Reverse, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. 1873 With Arrows coinage is popular as type but also a treasure trove for die variety collectors. Date and arrows were punched separately leading to enough placement difference for die variety analysis. The offered example is the F-114 Low Date die variety with date punched close to the denticles. Arrows are also noticeably lower than normal. What makes this particular 1873 WA F-114 particularly interesting are the different die surface differences between obverse and reverse. Obverse fields are mirrored and produce an obvious cameo effect when viewed under a light source. Resulting luster is reflective. Then we check the reverse and find a frosty die finish throughout the fields and devices. This side of the coin produces frosty cartwheel luster as a contrast to the obverse. Obverse is covered with faint gray skin. Strike is nearly complete with only the top of Liberty's head and the upper left reverse wheat grains being weak; so typical of the With Legend hub design. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A cool offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 10C 1835
AU50 PCGS
36240338
JR-9
R2
Choice $435 New September 20! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded. Strictly original 1835 JR-9 example with delicate obverse devices. Obverse center is covered with gray patina that transitions to mostly gold at the periphery. Bright light viewing exposes underlying frosty surfaces and resulting luster. More transparent light gold-gray toning is seen on the reverse with considerable luster being apparent. There are no blemishes to note after careful 10x loupe inspection. Strike is well executed and uniform with high relief stars. Freshly graded by GFRC and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. New grading appears to be conservative at designated AU50.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
VF35
PCGS
15037041
F-111
Choice HOLD
$295
New September 20! Misplaced 76 Digits, Brian Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Brian Greer plate coin used in his 1992 Guidebook as published by DLRC Press. The Greer 104 macro image on page 145 utilize this dime for imaging the Misplaced 76 Digits die variety. Purchased by Gerry Fortin from Brian Greer during November 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. A choice original F-111 example with mottled gray toning that shifts to exposes gold hues under a light source. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with "MPD FS-301" attribution on the label. Recently submitted to CAC and approved as so darn original and accurately graded. An important piece of Liberty Seated numismatic history that I've preserved for 25 years. Now returning for a second GFRC appearance.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 25C 1838
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
36240361

Choice HOLD
$425
New September 20! Quality No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike, Accurately Graded.. Strike variability is always an issue with 1838 No Drapery quarters. When able to locate an example that is well struck and properly priced, then it immediately heads into GFRC inventory. Offered here is a choice original example with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Reverse strike is uniform and bold with detailed eagle wings and deeply impressed feathers. Nicely round stars and a nearly full head are further examples of the bold overall strike. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt. A wholesome example that would fill that No Drapery Seated quarter hole in a type set.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
EF45+
PCGS
30930743

Choice HOLD
$195
New September 20! Crusty Choice Original, Only PCGS EF45+ Graded, Full Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Oregon Beaver Collection. GFRC is proud to be offering the only 1858 EF45+ half graded by PCGS. I can understand the reason for the (+) grade as this example is perfectly original with crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is bold and completed while the reverse is well executed with only a touch of weakness at the lower left leg. Please note the filled lower right portion of the reverse shield that should catch the eye of a variety specialist. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
EF45 PCGS
36240363
WB-101
Gem $265 New September 20! Gem Original, Thick Crusty Golden Brown Patina, Well Struck, Undergraded Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Thick crusty natural patina covers the surfaces on the gem original 1858 Philaldelphia half dollar strike. In hand viewing reveals olive, gold and gray hues while a bright light shifts the coloring to copper gold residual luster. Strike is complete and quite pleasing. Undergraded with no blemishes worthy of mention since previously housed in ANACS AU53 old white holder. Now housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and should be sent to CAC for high probability green bean. Another quality example from the Burchs Creek collection that needs a home with a selective collector.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
36240362
WB-33
R3
Choice $415 New September 20! Choice Original, Mottled Brown-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Just back from PCGS grading and previously in ANACS AU58 old white holder. PCGS was tough considering the AU58 to AU53 downgrade. My grading is AU55 with choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster. Coloring is old paper envelope brown gray with mottled shades on the obverse. Under the toning is a substantial luster that is consistent with AU55 or better. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete on the reverse while stars 7 through 10 lack centrils. Overall, a wonderful 1858-O half dollar for those attracted to strict originality and old time luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and I'm 95% confident that this piece would win CAC approval given the conservative AU53 grade. From the Burchs Creek collection .
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
EF40 PCGS
36240365

Choice $195 New September 20! Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Conservative Grading, Complete Strike, Burchs Creek Collection. A marvelous 1861 Philadelphia strike with steely fields and copper-brown patina on both sides. Under bright light, surface coloring shifts to copper gold. The residual luster runs between reflective and steely and difficult to decide which term is more accurate. Fields are free of blemishes and quite pleasing. Obverse strike is complete with the reverse having some weakness at the lower left facing eagle leg and claws. Accurately graded and so choice. Graded September 2018 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. More great quality from the Burchs Creek collection.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 50C 1866
With Motto
EF40 PCGS
36240364

Choice $320 New September 20! With Motto, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection . A surviving 1866 Philadelphia strike for the late Civil War period with pristine fields and surfaces. This piece is strictly original are covered with a uniform gray-rose patina. Under a light source, the fields are lightly reflective and provides a surprising amount of residual luster at the grade level. Obverse strike is complete while reverse has typical weakness at eagle's lower left leg and claws. 1862 through 1866 Philadelpha strikes are always challenging to locate when choice. Freshly graded after being removed from ANACS old white holder along with a price reduction. A quality offering from the Burchs Creek collection that is now much more attractive when graded by PCGS. No CAC attempt.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 10C 1900
AU58
PCGS
27557815

Choice $135 New September 19! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold Coloring, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. How about a 1900 Philadelphia strike with substantial eye appeal and an attractive price as potential type coin? Lets go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as you can't go wrong with this lovely Barber dime. Frosty cartwheel luster is active under a light source and the peripheral golds add some character. Strike is complete. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 10C 1905O Barber 10C 1905-O
AU58
PCGS
22089378

Choice $425 New September 19! Choice Original, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Cracked Reverse Die, Well Struck, Accurately graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Transparent lavendar and gold patina is more prevalent on the obverse while reverse coloring is closer to creamy gold. The frosty cartwheel luster is considerable and pleasing. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint micro line or two on the cheek of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 10C 1909 Barber 10C 1909
AU58 PCGS
24827343

Original $85 New September 19! Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Creamy light gold patina is immediately noted on the obverse while the reverse has peripheral toning. Lots of frosty cartwheel luster on this lovely 1909 Philadelphia strike. Well struck and accurately graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 10C 1910D Barber 10C 1910-D
AU58 PCGS
27185819

Original $250 New September 19! Low PCGS Population, Better Date, Original Crusty Golden Patina, Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Exploring the Barber coinage series is enjoyable. One will discover some attractive values including this 1910 Denver strike. A check of the PCGS population report revealed a very low certification rate in circulated grades. Most holdered pieces are graded at the mint state level. Those graded AU58 make up the bulk of those graded in all AU grades. This example, from the Twin lakes Collection, has crusty original gold patina across both sides. The patina is thick and blocks a portion of the residual frosty luster. Strike is typical and grading is accurate for this naturally preserved example. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust 25C 1834 Capped Bust 25C 1834
AU58
PCGS
18571434
B-4
Gem HOLD
$1400
New September 19! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gray-Gold Patina, Cracked Reverse, Well Struck, Superior Eye Appeal, Twins Lakes Collection. The 1834 B-4 Capped Bust quarter is one of the important highlights from the latest Twin Lakes Collectio and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I've not hesitated in assigning a Gem original quality rating after in hand and 10x loupe inspection. Let's start with surface conditions. Both sides are equally toned with semi-transparent copper-gold patina. Under a light source, fields emit substantial frosty cartwheel luster that is uninterrupted. Strike is nearly complete with hammered reverse details while the obverse left field stars lack centrils. Obverse is entirely blemish free with die polish lines visible at the clasp and surrounding hair curls. For complete accuracy, I'm calling two micro marks by STA(T)ES otherwise blemish free. This offering provies superior eye appeal whether viewing in hand (GFRC images) or under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1915D Lincoln 1C 1915-D
AU58 PCGS
82680855

Original $85 New September 19! Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Chocolate Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Considerable satiny luster is immediately evident when placing this 1915-D Lincoln cent under a light source. Surfaces are covered with uniform chocolate brown patina with residuals reds on the obverse periphery and across the reverse. Well struck with only one field squiggle in front of Lincoln's chin that is ancient and toned over. At GFRC, we attempt to mention every detail for an informed buying decision. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A new consignment from the Twin Lakes Collection that is worthy of consideration by 20th century collectors.
Peace $1 1926D Peace $1 1926-D
AU58 PCGS
35235502

Original $65 New September 19! Original, First Right of Refusal Posting, Twins Lakes Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A new offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 10C 1848
AU58 PCGS
30770586
F-101a
Original $435 New September 19! Underrated Date, Original Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gray-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes have long been an underrated date. Mintage of 451,500 would indicate a fairly large number of survivors but that is not the case. PCGS has certified only twelve (12) in all VF grades and nineteen (19) in combined EF40 and EF45. At the AU58 grade level, there are only six (6). Definitely information to consider when examing this lovely F-101a example that offers lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster as is often seen for the variety. Gray-gold patina covers both sides and shifts to blues, rose and gold under a light source. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief stars and bold reverse wreath devices. The F-101a later die state die cracks are easily seen with a 10x loupe. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1873S Seated 10C 1873-S
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
33461482
F-101
Choice HOLD
$850
New September 19! Repunched 1, Small Thin S, Early Die States, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Silver Gray Surfaces, Twins Lakes Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes were done with two separate die pairs. For the F-101 die pair, the 1 digit is repunched. Repunching is visible above the left and right feet of the 1 digit. The reverse die is marked with a Small Thin S mintmark style that was previously used during 1867 and 1869. This die variety will be found in early and late die states, with the primary die state diagostic being denticle erosion. The offered specimen features choice original surfaces as struck with fairly early die state dies. Mint frost is bold and evident on both sides. Cartwheel luster is pleasing when viewed under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collectionthat warrants special consideration.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
AU58
PCGS
480
F-120
Choice HOLD
$175
New September 19! Choice Original, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Iridescent Luster, Faint Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Twins Lakes Collection. Current 1886 F-120 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. First identified by Benny Haimovitz during June 2017 at the Orlando Summer FUN show. Obverse die is heavily clashed with clash marks to the left of the left facing hand and also to the right of the drapery. The reverse is substantially degraded with a long heavy die crack in the middle left wreath and other minor radial die cracks throughtout the cereal wreath. An accurate grade specimen with iridescent luster. Well struck also. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC. A quality Seated dime that returns to the market.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
AU58
PCGS
30744796
F-118
Choice $160 New September 19! Choice Original, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Faint Copper Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Twins Lakes Collection. Wow! What luster on this gorgeous 1888 F-118 Seated dime; iridescent luster is vibrant with and huge cartwheel effects. A faint copper gold patina, darker at the periphery, covers both sides. Strike is so typical for the date with usual head weakness. If seeing this piece raw, I would grade MS62 due to the bold luster and one tiny line in the right obverse field. The gap between AU58 CAC and MS62 prices continue to close as Choice AU58 coinage is in high demand by astute collectors. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and with CAC approval. Another super offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 25C 1846
AU55 PCGS
24544061

Choice HOLD
$525
New September 19! Choice Original, First Right of Refusal Posting, Twins Lakes Collection. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Full description shortly.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
84680897

Original $475 New September 19! Perfect With Arrows Design Type, Near Choice Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Natural Silver-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some collectors may not know that 1855 Philadelphia strikes are the better "With Arrows" date for Liberty Seated dimes, quarters and halves. Mintages dropped off after the first two years of providing lower silver weight coinage. Natural silver gray patina and frosty luster are the highlights of this 1855 Philadelphia struck example. Luster has a creamy texture under a light source. Ebony toning flakes are seen mostly on the obverse. Strike is typical with nearly all stars have connected centrils. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
28592932

Choice $450 New September 19! Better With Arrows Date, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some collectors may not know that 1855 Philadelphia strikes are the better "With Arrows" date for Liberty Seated dimes, quarters and halves. Mintages dropped off after the first two years of providing lower silver weight coinage. This example offers strict originality and blemish free surfaces. Residual luster has a steely texture under a light source. Toning is a gray-gold. Strike is hammered with every minute device details being deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A super offering from the Twin Lakes Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 25C 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
27906844

Choice $900 New September 19! Differentiated Example, Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Mintage of 520,000 with low survival rate for unexplained reasons.... 1858 New Orleans strikes become very scarce in choice AU or better through they can be found in the lower circulated grades. PCGS has only graded seven (7) at the AU55 level with prices doubling at AU58 grade. AU55 is the best "value" point on the price curve. This example is special due to mirrored fields and proof like characteristics. Surfaces emit pleasing reflective cartwheel luster on both sides. Strike is complete with bold devices. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Please give this piece special consideration if an advanced Liberty Seated quarter collection.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 25C 1889
MS62 NGC
3310357002

Choice $925 New September 19! Choice Original, Brilliant Cameo Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Fairly Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Mintage of 12,000 and challenging late Philadelphia date. If brilliant cameo cartwheel luster is your cup of tea, then this lovely 1889 specimen is for you. Main device are heavily frosted and nicely contrast with reflective fields on both sides. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness. The right obverse field has faint micro hairlines with are amplified by the mirrored surface and probably resulted in the assigned grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recent sold at the Heritage Winter FUN auction for $1020 all in. The asking price is well below that level. Another great offering from the Twin Lakes collection.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
10796975

Original $585 New September 19! Near Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold Peripheral Toning, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. A wonderful With Arrows type coin possibility with bold frosty luster and peripheral rose gold patina. A bright light exposes cartwheel effects. Surfaces are perfectly original with a few scattered micro lines of no consequence. Strike is complete with all stars exhibiting connected centrils. Lower reverse eagle legs and claws are fully impressed. A super offering that warrants special consideration. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 5C 1837
Small Date
AU58
PCGS
24539578

Choice $625 New September 19! Small date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Multi Color Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some serious bright light eye appeal is at hand with the 1837 Small Date half dime. Frsosty cartwheel luster accentuates the multi color patina on both sides. Obverse is mostly burnt orange with ebony at the periphery. Reverse toning is more transparent to the underlying luster and features orange-gold that nicely frames an aquamarine center. Strike is 100% complete. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and CAC approval. An ideal No Stars half dime for a type set collection.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 5C 1852
AU58
PCGS
28234145

Gem $235 New September 19! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Perpheral Gold Patina, Heavy Die Polish Lines, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Let's start the description for this gem original 1852 half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Both sides emit frosty cartwheel luster that would please selective collectors. A careful 10x loupe inspection exposed diagonal die polish lines throughout the obverse fields. On the reverse, deep die polished line are seen between UN(ITE)D and AM(ERI)CA to the rim. Strike is hammered with not points of weakness. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the originality and substantial eye appeal. Hurry on this great offering.
Seated 5C 1868S Seated 5C 1868-S
AU55
PCGS
28669105

Choice $245 New September 19! Choice Original, Dirty Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, Twins Lakes Collection. This lovely 1868 San Francisco strike is perfectly original and worthy of consideration. Obverse is covered with a dirty olive gold patina while the reverse is mostly gold shades. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster comes into play and is more active on the reverse due to thinner patina. Bright light coloring shift between light to dark gold. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another great offering from the Twins Lake Collection that will please the new owner.
3Cent Silver 3C 1860 3Cent Silver 3C 1860
PF63 ANACS OWH
572485

Choice $750 New September 18! Choice Original Proof, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Well Preserved Mirrors, Deep Aquamarine-Rose Toning, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. One of the survivors from a mintage of 1000 as the Civil War was immediately on the horizon. Well preserved mirrored fields emit substantial reflective cartwheel luster. Strike is hammered with intricate device details and some faint die polish lines. Obverse fields have some micro chatter that is consistent with the assigned grade but no hairlines. Thin rims are problem free. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS old white holder that is well worn. There is much haze on the GFRC images from this holder. Long term, this piece needs to be placed into a present PCGS holder with its appearance will improve substantially. From the Sunset Point Collection and purchased on Teletrade many years ago.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
25245184
Briggs 1-A
Original $925 New September 18! First Year Issue, Original Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. First year of design and denomination issue, during the California gold rush, with mintage of 396,000. Survival rate is low due to heavy circulation in commerce and for jewelry making. Survivors are either damaged or not original coins as most were mishandled among the mining communities. Prioblem free examples in any grades are a prize for current day collectors. This new offering is a duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection. This survivor is strictly original with residual frosty luster under the natural gray-gold patina. Mint frosty surrounds most stars and many letters in the reverse legend. Reverse die is cracked consistent with the Briggs 1-A attribution. Grading is conservative as I would be full EF45 based on wear and remaining luster. I suspect that net grading is a play due to a mark on Liberty's mouth. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important surviving 1855-S Seated quarter for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1873CC Seated 25C 1873-CC
With Arrows
G04 PCGS
27287375
Briggs 1-A
Original $4950 New September 18! Rare Carson City Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Ebony Highlights, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. An important offering of an 1873 Carson City struck Seated quarter with nothing but honest wear. Mintage is a low 12,462 with survivors in any grades being R5+ and quickly higher in rarity if choice. One must understand striking characteristic to properly grade heavily circulated examples. Reverse rims are always weak under the denomination with wear moving into the lettering below fine grades. Most survivors will have issues including porosity. A careful 10x loupe inspection of the surfaces on this example revealed no porosity or damage. Surfaces are well worn and toned a light gray with mottled ebony toning highlights on both sides. Obverse rim is bold and elevated with weak denticles. Reverse rim has survived well during circulation with no wear into QUAR DOL, through close. The Good 4 assigned grade appears to be conservative as Good 6 is more warranted. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important duplicate offering from the Sunset Point Collection that will please the new owner. Fairly priced.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
31516777
WB-1
Choice $335 New September 18! Double Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Antique Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck for Variety, Accurately Graded. Antique gray surfaces on this 1845-O WB-1 Double Date half are 100% original and choice. Ebony verdigris surrounds all devices at the obverse and reverse peripheries. Verdigris is quite thick at the date digits with the date doubling being bold under a 10x loupe. Strike is well executed for the WB-1 die variety. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder with CAC approval. The CAC green bean rewards the strict originality and well balanced eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
27712518
WB-101, WB-12
R4
Choice HOLD
$150
New September 18! No Drapery, Polished Obverse Die, R4 Die Pairing, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fairly Graded. Completely wholesome and choice original example of the WB-12 No Drapery die variety. The No Drapery designation is not a design hub change but rather die lapping that removed portions of the device details. Stars are under sized and weak due to the lapping. Surfaces, on this offering, are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina that has heightened blue coloring under a light source. Surface blemishes are limited to a few ticks and ancient micro lines that are more than consistent with the grade. Conservatively graded, due to the variety, and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. This piece is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW designation based on the asking price.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU50 NGC
3433789001

Choice $400 New September 18! Choice Original, Multiple Color Steely Luster, Completely Struck, Superior Bright Light Eye Appeal, New Jersey Collection. I'm going out on a limb with this choice original 1847 Seated half dollar. Regardless of the NGC holder and no CAC green bean, I believe this gorgeous example is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why you might ask? Bright light coloring and eye appeal is well above the norm and warrants immediate consideration. In hand viewing reveals aquamarine-gold surfaces on both sides. Titling the obverse ever so slightly into the light exposes a sky blue center that is well framed by golden ring at the stars. Reverse toning is similar with intermixed rose-blue colors and a thin gold arc between legend and denticles. Strike is fully executed with high relief stars and strong lower reverse devices. Heavy die polish lines behind U(NITE)D make attributing the WB-5 die pairing straightforward. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. An excellent numismatic property from the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
VF25 PCGS
28418342

Choice $160 New September 18! Better Date, Choice Original, Delineated Rose-Blue Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing and Attractive. Collectors often don't realized that 1891 Liberty Seated halves are a better date with low mintage of only 200,000. I've found this date to always be in demand when choice. This example offers attractive eye appeal and ample device details at the asdigned VF25 grade. Surface are choice with delineated rose-blue area under a light source while in hand viewing bring about more of a consistent gray coloring. Strike is typical with heavy die clashing on both sides. Blemishes are limited to a few field micro ticks consistent with the grade. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
VF35 PCGS
27669879

Original $215 New September 16! Original Steely Surfaces, Olive-Gold patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Lovely 1844 New Orleans strike with steely surfaces covered with intermixed olive-gold patina. When viewed under a bright light, toning shifts to gold with embedded blues on the obverse and copper gold on the reverse. There are blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 25C 1854
EF40 PCGS
30488614

Original HOLD
$80
New September 16! Original Steely Surfaces, Light to Medium Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 25C 1855
EF40 PCGS
30670076

Choice HOLD
$105
New September 16! With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1859 Seated 25C 1859
EF45 PCGS
29274515
I/I
Choice $180 New September 16! Type I/I Design Hubs, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded . A perfectly original 1859 Seated quarter with classic old album toning and choice surfaces. Bright light eye appeal is very pleasing. Obverse features a center ring of rose coloring that is nicely framed by sky blue at the periphery. Bullseye toning is also seen on reverse with center rose- gold and another blue ring at the legend. Reverse strike is complete while there are a few obverse stars that lack defined centrils. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder. An eye appealing Liberty Seated quarter that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1859 Seated 25C 1859
EF40 PCGS
28172121
I/II
Original HOLD
$90
New September 16! Type I/I Design Hubs, Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1863 Seated 25C 1863
EF40 PCGS
27408180

Choice $415 New September 16! Choice Original, Civil War Date, Crusty Ebony Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. Choice Original, Civil War Date, Crusty Ebony Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded - A very well preserved 1861 Philadelphia strike with thick crusty gray-ebony patina on both sides. Strike is essentially hammered with high relief stars and deeply impressed main devices. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875
AU50 PCGS
84309057

Original $150 New September 16! Original Surfaces, Light Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A perfect type coin for fans of strict originality. Both sides of this 1875 Philadelphia strike are covered with a light crusty olive gray skin that mutes some of the luster. Under a light source,sufficient frosty cartwheel luster remains regardless of the thick patina. Strike is complete, especially on the obverse with high relief stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1876S Seated 25C 1876-S
AU55 PCGS
31730644

Choice HOLD
$125
New September 16! First Right of Refusal Preview. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 25C 1888-S
VF35 PCGS
29100380

Original $95 New September 16! Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 1888 San Francisco strikes are relatively available in all circulated grades. This Very Fine 35 graded example is quite wholesome with natural surfaces and patina. Verdigris surrounding the stars and date punch provides validation of the original surfaces. Strike is typical for a later date With Motto quarter. Regardless of being in circulation, this example has no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 25C 1891
AU55
PCGS
29678351

Choice HOLD
$210
New September 16! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gray Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1891S Seated 25C 1891-S
EF40 PCGS
29768166

Choice $120 New September 16! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Since being a strict grader and fan of naturally toned surfaces, I really like this 1891-S quarter. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides along with dark verdigris surrounding the major devices. Strike is complete and surfaces are entirely blemish free. About as nice as one could expect at the EF40 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder and needing a special home.
Seated $1 1870CC Seated $1 1870-CC
VF30 raw

Market Acceptable $2500 New September 15! Light Gray-Gold Patina, Reasonable TPG Candidate, Few Scattered Micro Blemishes, Fairly Graded and Priced, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1870 saw the first year of coinage at the new Carson City mint. Silver dollars were struck totaling either 11,757 per mint records or 12,462 based on 1980s calculations by the Mint. This issue circulated resulting in an adequate supplier for present day collectors. Nearly all Carson City struck Seated dollars will have a widely spaced mintmark. Q. David Bowers estimates a 5% survival rate or slight above 500 pieces. This survivor remains in raw condition and is fairly graded at Very Fine 30. Surfaces are toned a light gray with darker golden shades at the periphery. Obverse right field exhibits a few faint hairlines under a halogen light otherwise the surfaces and coloring are consistent with an original coin. I've assigned a conservative Market Acceptable quality rating and believe this example has a 50:50 chance of grading at a TPG. Strike is well executed with only star 10 lacking connected centrils. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades and fresh to market. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1871CC Seated $1 1871-CC
VF30 raw

Original $5000 New September 15! Rare Date, Thick Crusty Original Patina, Strong Devices, Filed Obverse Rim Bruises, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1871 Carson City Seated dollar production was limited to a tiny 1,376 strikes. Q. David Bowers estimates that 85 to 125 probably exist in circulated grades today. Acquisition of an 1871-CC example is a prized moment for most collectors. GFRC is pleased to be offering a raw example graded Very Fine 30 with steely surfaces. Surfaces are original with thick crusty reddish-gray and brown patina. Obverse right field and Liberty's mid section have a few scattered micro ticks while the reverse is just plain crusty and blemish free. The issue, with this example, is several obverse rim bruises that were filed down towards maintaining a planar rum across the entire periphery. These rim file marks are most noticeable by stars 1 and 2. Minor filing is also seen by stars 9 and 11 through 12. Housed in a custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1872CC Seated $1 1872-CC
VF35 raw

Market Acceptable $3000 New September 15! Market Acceptable Eye Appeal, Gray Patina with Gold and Rose Hues, Old Light Cleaning, Scattered Micro Ticks, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. During 1872, Carson City Liberty Seated dollar production nearly doubled to 3,150. Q. David Bowers suggest that present day survivors totaled 150-200 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation with many seen at the Good and Very Good grade levels. The offered example, from the New Jersey Collection of Seated Dollars is toned a light to medium dull gray resulting from a long ago cleaning. Embedded gold coloring is seen under a bright light with even residual mint frost surrounding the date digits. Outside of the protected date area, the balance of the coin has seen a light cleaning with very faint hairlines. Blemishes are limited to several tiny reverse bag marks with rim integrity being all there and mark free. A Market Acceptable quality rating has been assigned as the retoned gray coloring is acceptable though the surfaces are dull. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades and an opportunity to acquire a rare date Carson City dollar at a value price. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1873CC Seated $1 1873-CC
VF35 raw

Cleaned $11500 New September 15! Carson City Seated Dollar Rarity, Bold Device Details, Dull Steely Luster, Mechanical Cleaning, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1873 strikes are the rarest Liberty Seated dollars produced at the Carson City Mint, although it is not the lowest mintage; the 1871-CC date mintage is only 1.376 against 2,300 in 1873. Current explanation for substantial rarity is that of melting. Q. David Bowers states the following as found on the CoinFacts websitte, "Based upon the ratio of surviving pieces, I estimate that no more than 1,000 reached the channels of circulation, and the number may have been closer to 750." The rarity of the 1873-CC date was quickly recognized with quite a few examples removed from circulation. Presently, the 1873-CC date is rare in all grades with only two mint state examples graded at PCGS; MS65 and MS60. The New Jersey Collection specimen of this rarity is a uniform silver gray from a mechanical cleaning. Faint to moderate hairlines are seen on both sides. The result is luster that one would associate with a lightly whizzed silver coin. Fields offer a steely texture. Other than a few scattered obverse ticks, this piece is blemish free with strong devices. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades. GFRC asking price is reflective of the surface issues that are been appropriately discounted. Only auction records below Fine 12 will be found with similar or lower asking prices. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
With Drapery
EF40 PCGS
81743767
Briggs 1-A
Original $395 New September 15! Underrated Date, Original Light Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Accurately Graded. 1840 brought a design hub transitional year for smaller Liberty Seated coinage denominations up through the quarters. The mintage for the 1840 With Drapery date is a reasonable 188,127 but, as in the case for Liberty Seated dimes, availablility is much lower than the mintage would suggest. 1840 Drapery quarters are very challenging to locate and especially in higher grade. 1840 Drapery Philadelphia strikes are even more difficult than the New Orleans counterpart at a much lower mintage of 43,000. Why there are so few surviving examples is a mystery to me. This new offering has classic gun metal gray fields and residual steely luster under the patina. Steely and lightly mirrored fields on 1840 Drapery quarters are the appropriate surface condition. GFRC photography will enhance green coloring on certain silver coins. The green shades on the reverse are natual toning and much lighter in color when viewing in hand or under a bright light. Strike is well executed on the obverse but weak on the right facing wing and lower left eagle leg. Accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and fairly priced for the rarity. Yet another quality coin from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 25C 1873-S
With Arrows
VF35 PCGS
18199617

Original HOLD
$310
New September 15! Near Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 156,000 and much scarcer than its 1874-S following year counterpart. Near choice original surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is typical with stars in the right obverse field lacking centrils. Blemish wise, there is an ancient micro line in the right obverse field that is toned over. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Yet another quality Seated Liberty coinage offering from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 25C 1874-S
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
28933931

Original $215 New September 15! Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1874 San Francisco strike with classic crusty patina patina and steely fields under a light source. Naturally preserved with near choice surfaces. Strike is well executed. The device to field contrast provides for pleasing eye appeal. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately grading and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. More quality coins from a recent West Coast collection purchase.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 25C 1839
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
30195560
Briggs 4-C
Original HOLD
$365
New September 14! Very Long Claws, Top 25 Varieties, Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, A Challenging Reverse Die Hub. 1839 Liberty Seated quarters will be found with three different reverse design hubs. The difference between the three is subtle but can be properly attributed with practice. The three design hubs are Open Claws, Closed Claws and Very Long Claws. The Very Long Claws is well recognized as a rare die variety and was listed in the Top 25 Seated Quarter Varieties by Greg Johnson and the LSCC. GFRC has handled only two examples since being in business and has purchased a third from a West Coast collection. This new specimen is strictly original with dirty gray patina on both sides. Note how the left most claw points directly at the center of the olive bud; the easiest diagnostic to remember. Strike is typical for the die variety and surfaces are blemish free. A really solid example that is accurately graded and attractively priced. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
With Drapery
VF20
PCGS
26340728
Briggs 1-B
Choice $295 New September 14! With Drapery, Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded. With Drapery obverse die hub with a tiny mintage of 43,000. This date is so underated, especially choice, based on the number of survivors within the TPG population reports. Total number certified by PCGS in all VF grades is 36 with CAC approval in VF being 11 for PCGS and NGC holder pieces. From the CAC population report, it is easily seen that choice survivors are clustered in the VF and AU grades with only one mint state example approved. This GFRC offering is perfectly original with choice surfaces. A thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and blemish free surfaces. Previously sold into a collection during April 2015 and now back for a second appearance.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845
VF35 PCGS
26156160
Briggs 3-C
Choice HOLD
$135
New September 14! 1845/45 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example of the 1845 Briggs 3-C die pairing with bold repunched on the top flag of 5 digit. Briggs label this obverse as Large 5 or Small 5 however, I believe the extra 5 is from repunching since there is additional repunching on the 4 digit. This example has choice surfaces that are covered with thick crusty gun metal gray patina. Strike is well executed. Fairly graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Hurry on this lovely example as it should not last long on the price list.
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 25C 1846
VF35
PCGS
33548989

Gem HOLD
$230
New September 14! Gem Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurate Grading, A Marvelous Specimen. Gem original with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This circulated 1846 Seated quarter has it all; 100% originality, crusty gun metal gray patina, hammered strike and overall eye appeal. There are no blemishes either. Well above average in terms of value given the superb surfaces. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1847 Seated 25C 1847
VF30 PCGS
31966584

Choice HOLD
$125
New September 14! Choice Original, Crusty Gray with Ebony Peripheral Toning, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1847 Seated quarter with crusty gray surfaces and ebony coloring surrounding the stars and reverse legend. The field to main device contrast leads to circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU58 NGC
582059005
WB-4
Choice $750 New September 14! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray-Lavendar Patina, Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. A wonderful 1847 Philadelpha strike with reflective cartwheel luster and light mottled gray-lavendar coloring. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Obverse fields are mirrored with residual diagonal die polish lines seen behind the date digits. Reverse fields are closer to steely than mirrored as compared to the obverse. Patina is transparent to the underlying obverse luster while a tad thicker on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief stars and deeply impressed reverse devices. A no question choice original example that is housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to the late 1990s. Yes, I know this gorgeous half is housed in NGC holder and does not have CAC approval. But in hand inspection is highly recommendated due to the above average surfaces, strike and eye appeal. GFRC images simply cannot do this half dollar justice in terms of luster and eye appeal. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1850 Seated 50C 1850
AU58 NGC
1737449008
WB-1
R4
Original $1750 New September 14! Semi-Key Date, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. The 1850 through 1852 timeframe brought significant melting of United States silver coinage due to silver arbitrage. Naturally, larger silver coins like the half dollar were the first target to be exported for melting and reentry into America as bullion. Locating any of these 1850, 1851 and 1852 Philadelphia dates (and New Orleans) is always challenging for Seated half dollar collectors. I'm excited to be offering this impressive 1850 Philadelphia struck AU58 specimen from the New Jersey Collection now that divestment is underway. Reflective cartwheel luster is substantial from mirrored fields and easily penetrate the light golden patina. Faint die polish lines are visible on both obverse and reverse during bright light inspection and validate the lightly PL surfaces. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and all eagle devices being bold and deeply impressed. In hand inspection is definitely warranted to appreciate the overall eye appeal. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. I don't often handle 1850 halves at this grade level; this specimen warrants special consideration.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
AU58 NGC
3600759020

Choice $525 New September 14! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Creamy Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Specialist of the Liberty Seated half dollar series understand that 1854 With Arrow dies were prepared differently resulting in thick frosty cartwheel luster. The luster originates, not only from the fields, but also throughout the main devices. This gorgeous 1854 Philadelphia strike is so typical of the date. The luster is vibrant and consuming on both sides. This is a no question original example as faint creamy gold toning is evident under a light source. Strike is also typical for the date with some stars lacking connected centrils. There are no blemishes to discuss. Another great offering from the New Jersey Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. A trip to CAC is warranted and may take place if not sold prior to the Fall Baltimore show.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
AU55 NGC
279600077
WB-103
Original $400 New September 14! Misplaced Date in Rock, Original Surfaces, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Strike Variability, Accurately Graded, Nice Eye Appeal, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1857 Philadelphia strikes are available in all grades as mintage was nearly 2M with a reasonable survival rate. As with many other common dates, the challenge lies in selecting an above average example with substantial eye appeal. Then how about this lovely offering from the New Jersey Collection? Steely cartwheel luster and light golden patina are immediately seen at first glance and amplified under a light source. The golden shades are darker at the obverse and reverse peripheries. Blueish gray patina is most evident in the reverse center under a bright light. Strike is a bit variable with the top of Liberty's head and the right field stars being weak. On the otherhand, the reverse has a hammered strike. The misplaced bottom of a 5 digit is well defined in the lower base and listed as WB-103. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. If strike had been more uniform, than a Choice Original quality rating would have been assigned. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. In hand viewing is recommended as GFRC images just can not capture the natural luster and overal eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
AU58 NGC
678093010

Original $400 New September 14! Original Surfaces, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1858 Philadelpia strikes are readily available in all grades. The collector's challenge is locating a superior example with eye appeal. This 1858 strike, from the New Jersey Collection, could be that candidate. Steely cartwheel luster and light copper gold patina collectively produce a pleasing experience during bright light viewing. A sky blue peripheral ring is noted on both sides and well frames the lighter golden centers. Strike is typical with weakness in the obverse stars. The eagle wing feather are particular well struck on the reverse. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the early 1990s. Of the market for neatly two decades as part of the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
Scott Restrike
UNC Details PCGS
36277966
W-13
Choice $8500 New September 14! Scott Restrike, CSA W-13 Base Coin, Choice Original Mint State Reverse, Substantial Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obverse Mount Removed, Freshly Graded, Susquehana Collection. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering one of the 500 Scott Restrikes but more importantly, the CSA reverse is choice original uncirculated. Both the CSA Reverse and obverse exhibt frosty cartwheel luster. For numismatic curiosity, the base coin's obverse was studied and easily attributed as an early die state CSA W-13 (Bisecting Date Crack) without signs of the die crack. The date position on CSA W-13 is unique and lends itself to a straightforward attribution. Offered here is an Scott Restrike with a choice original mint state CSA reverse coupled with a CSA W-13 base coin that was well preserved for years due to a reverse mount. At some point, the obverse mount was removed and the tooling remnants are most difficult to see on the PCGS TruView image. CSA Reverse strike is hammered with deeply impressed details. Reverse surface is choice with each die nuance available under a 10x loupe. Original silver mint frost is evident with mottled gray toning. Freshly graded by PCGS and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This Scott Restrike has been off the market since the early 1980s with no auction records. After careful consideration, an $8500 asking price has been established that balances the choice reverse preservation state, the CSA W-13 base coin and the obverse removed mount. An important historical aritfact that is worthy of careful consideration. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Genuine UNC Details - Damage certification.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Rev 1839
AU55+ NGC
3518212011

Original $650 New September 13! Old Album Toning, Reflective Luster, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. If old album silver toners are your cup of tea, then please consider this lovely 1840 rev of 1839 half dollar from the New Jersey Collection. Immediately noted is the reflective luster and rich old album colors on both sides. Let's take a walk through bright light coloring as the GFRC images provide an excellent view of in hand colors. With lighting, the obverse offers an aquamarine center than is mostly surrounding by yellow and burnt gold on three sides. The reverse has more traditional ring toning with a rich aquamarine center surrounded by burnt gold that finally transitions to deep blues at the periphery. Strike is typical with a with a few weak stars at Liberty's head. Finally, there is a divot above the 1 in the date and also a rim mark below the date that must be noted. Graded as AU55+ and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
AU58 NGC
554182006
WB-4
Original $900 New September 13! Underrated Date, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Faint Gold Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. It is becoming well known that 1841 Philadelphia strikes are a better date and a bit underrated. Recently a fair number have appeared on the market, via GFRC, based on higher premiums. I am thrilled to be offering this example from the New Jersey Collection. The brilliant cartwheel luster on the 1841 half is absolutely stunning under a bright light. Surfaces are toned a faint gold which becomes more apparent under a light source. I believe these surfaces are strictly original though a long ago brief dip may have occurred. Strike is complete with all stars nicely rounded and with deep centrils. Ditto for lower reverse devices including those pesky eagle claws. The right obverse fields will show some wispy hairlines under a halogen light source. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU58 NGC
1295435010
WB-8
Original HOLD
$525
New September 13! Medium Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Most Philadelphia strikes, from the New Jersey Collection, grade AU58 and this 1842 Medium Date example is no different. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source and a bit more brilliant on the reverse due to thinner toning. Obverse is covered with a thick layer of rose, gold and aquamarine patina while the reverse is a uniform light gold. Blemishes are limited to two tiny chatter spots in the obverse right and left fields. Strike is completely executed on both sides and quite pleasing. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the early 1990s. The NGC label reads Med Date, Large Letters. Fresh on the market after years of storage in the NJ/NY area.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Small Date
AU53 PCGS OGH
8454393
WB-6
Choice $450 New September 13! WB-6, Small Date, Choice Original, Gorgeous Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Gold Patina, Hammered Strike. Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Small Date. Is it my imagination or is the 1842 Small Date date punch much less available that the omnipresent Medium Date? A quick tally of PCGS pop report grades from EF45 to AU58 for both date punch sizes revealed a 2:1 ratio for Medium vs. Small Date. Ok, my observation are more like 3:1 or even 4:1 but that is the data. This example, from the New Jersey Collection is housed in PCGS old green holder and is worthy of special attention if the 1842 Small Date variety is missing in a collection. I really like this example for it creamy gold patina and frosty cartwheel luster that screams originality. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and primary devices. Reverse exhibits a faint bisecting die crack from STA(T)ES down through eagle to (D)OL. Housed in PCGS old green holder and off the market for several decades as purchased at the 1997 ANA from Jim O'Donnell.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU58 NGC Fatty
281280006
WB-12
Choice $700 New September 13! Mirrored Fields, Proof Reflective Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Rich Gray, Rose-Blue Patina, Well Struck, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. Let's start off this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation if you are a fan of Proof Like Liberty Seated coinage. This 1844 half is absolutely stunning when viewed under a light source due to mirrored fields, on both sides, and crisp reflective luster that is nearly blinding. Seriously, this is a special offering from the New Jersey Collection that is not served well by GFRC images. In hand viewing brings gray-rose and deep blues at the upper obverse and surrounding the legend on the reverse. The WB-12 die pairing features a near rev cud at (UNI)TED that adds to the coolness of the piece. Strike is complete with bold devices and stars. Housed in NGC no line fatty holder with standard ring insert and worthy of special consideration. Purchased during August 1999 and off the market since that time. No, this half has not been to CAC as I know someone will email with an inquiry.
Seated 50C 1845 Seated 50C 1845
AU58 NGC
961133006
WB-1
Original $800 New September 13! Better Philadelphia Date, Repunched 84, Original Surfaces, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1845 Philadelpha strikes sport a mintage of 589,000 and therefore a better date, especially in higher grades. A quick check of PCGS population report indicates only seven (7) graded at the AU58 level and only sixteen (16) in all mint state grades with nothing higher than MS64. This lovely example offers surfaces that emit some serious frosty white cartwheel luster. Surfaces are untoned and most likely the result of a long ago dip. Strike varations are different than on most seen for early Liberty Seated halves. Stars are in high relief as are the scroll edges. However there is weakness at the gown line and corresponding left eagle leg and claws on the reverse. Usually the obverse centers are well struck and stars are the issue. The WB-1 die pairing exhibits mild repunching with the 84 digits. Blemish wise, there are wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a halogen light. From the New Jersey collection and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
AU58 NGC
2052159004
WB-17
Choice $975 New September 13! Tall Date, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Deep Rose Blue Patina, Well Struck, Gorgeous Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. A believe the best approach for describing this choice original 1846 Tall date is to compare it to old time proof strikes with thick original rose, gray and blue patina. Fields are lightly mirrored and emit reflective cartwheel luster under a light source on both sides. It is impossible for GFRC photography to capture this type of luster, rather the images reflect the in hand coloring that is darker gray with rose hues. Strike is well executed and the surface are choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another excellent numismatic property being divested from the New Jersey Collection. Again the bright light performance of this 1846 tall Date half is gorgeous and worthy of special consideration. No CAC attempt with this specimen.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
6/Horizontal 6
EF40 NGC
624860003
WB-104 WB-7
Original $1250 New September 13! 6/Horizontal 6, Original Surfaces, Light Silver Gray Patina, Reverse Cud, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 6 Over Horizontal 6, WB-104, WB-7, FS-301. One of the most popular blundered date varieties along with being so dramatic due to a "sideways" blunder in the date repunching. This variety is scarce in all grades woth most surivors being clustered in the EF/AU grade range. This original example offers naturally reflective surfaces with light gray-gold patina on both sides. Strike is very well executed with the blundered horizontal 6 digit visible without a loupe; of course younger eyes are necessary. Reverse has bold die crack through the tops of (UNIT) that appears as shelf metal and is now a cud. On the obverse, there are two small rim cuds below the date. Among the most dramatic die varieties in the Seated half series, the 6 Over Horizontal 6 has been listed in the Guide Book since the very first edition. Housed in old NGC standard ring insert holder with label having the following attribution, "6/Horiz 6". A quality offering from the New Jersey Collection that deserves serious consideration. Adding a 6/Horizontal 6 to your Seated half dollar set could be a lot fun, so please consider this example.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 50C 1848
AU58 NGC
110130026
WB-4
Original $975 New September 13! Repunched 4, Original Light Gold Patina, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Typical Strike, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1848 Philadelphia strikes are a better date among surrounding years and equilavent to the 1841 in terms of scarcity. This pleasing example is yet another New Jersey Collection offering with light mirrored fields and reflective cartwheel luster. Both obverse and reverse are toned a light gold with darker shades at the periphery. Strike is typical for the series with touches of weakness on a few obverse stars and at the eagle claws. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic property from the New Jersey Collection that has been off the market for nearly two decades.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
AU58 NGC
1746802008
WB-6
R4
Choice $2975 New September 13! Semi-Key Date, Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Pristine Frosty Surfaces and Luster, Hammered Strike, Pretty Purple-Lavendar Bright Light Coloring, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. The 1850 through 1852 timeframe brought significant melting of United States silver coinage due to silver arbitrage. Naturally, larger silver coins like the half dollar were the first target to be exported for melting and reentry into America as bullion. Locating any of these 1850, 1851 and 1852 Philadelphia dates (and New Orleans) is always challenging for Seated half dollar collectors. I'm excited to be offering this pleasing AU58 specimen from the New Jersey Collection now that divestment is underway. One immediate notes the hammered strike and pristine surfaces under a consistent charcoal gray patina. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster along with purple-lavendar coloring over Liberty is revealed. There is indeed rub on the left facing breast and the lower knee, therefore the grading is accurate. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the early 1990s and completely fresh to market. No CAC attempt has been made. This 1851 example definitely belongs in a major collection.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
VF25 PCGS
33172544

Choice $145 New September 13! Choice Original, Classic Old Paper Album Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1870 Seated half with pretty old album paper toning. Obverse is a combination of aquamarine center that shifts to gold at the periphery. Reverse has classic rose center that is well frame by a ring of sky blue at the legend. This piece is entirely blemish free with just honest wear. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1872 Seated 50C 1872
EF40
PCGS
81198245
WB-101
Choice $240 New September 13! WB-101, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A superior offering for fans of crusty originality. This gorgeous 1872 half is covered with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. Surfaces are blemish free while strike is well executed. GFRC images accurately represent the quality, therefore little else to say. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF35 PCGS
22015234
WB-103
Original $225 New September 13! No Arrows, Closed 3. Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 587,000 with the Closed 3 date punch being the only affordable No Arrows variety of that year. Survival rate is relatively low with only 32 examples certified by PCGS in all VF grades (VF20 - VF35). This strictly original example is covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. Fields have some faint micro chatter resulting in the Original quality rating. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 50C 1875
EF40 PCGS
83469390

Choice $125 New September 13! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Steely Surfaces, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A most pleasing example of the common 1875 Philadelphia date. Surfaces are choice original and covered with light gray patina. The fields offer a steely appearance with some residual luster under a light souce. The challenge with the 1875 date is not in locating an example but rather finding a top quality original piece for your data and mintmark collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1875CC Seated 50C 1875-CC
VF20 PCGS
35424718
WB-101
Gem HOLD
$295
New September 13! Better Date, Gem Original, Natural Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Fairly Graded. 1875 Carson City strikes are always in demand and don't last long on the GFRC price list. Well here is a Gem original example that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW! recommendation. Surfaces are blemish free. Overall eye appeal is pleasing due to attractive contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. I can't imagine finding a nicer example at the VF20 grade level. Worthy of CAC submission if the green bean is important to collecting goals. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 50C 1875-S
EF45 PCGS
34460322

Choice HOLD
$200
New September 13! First Right of Refusal Preview. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 50C 1876-S
AU50 PCGS
27575759
WB-9
Choice $245 New September 13! WB-9, Micro S, Huge Obverse Lump, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Brown Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive example of the 1876-S Micro S WB-9 die variety with large die lump on the right side of the obverse shield. A strictly original example with thick crusty gray-brown patina on both sides. There is plenty of residual luster under a light source but somewhat muted by the toning. This example comes with a nice full strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during May 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
EF45 PCGS
80642173

Choice $195 New September 13! Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Bright Light Eye Appeal, Light Gray Centers, Sky Blue Peripheries, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1877 Philadelphia strike with super bright light eye appeal. This one is heading to CAC in the next submission if not immediately sold. In hand appearance is that of gray patina with darker shades at the periphery. But when placing under a light source, those darker shades melt into pretty sky blue rings. A well executed strike adds to the eye appeal. A near gem original presevation state. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during July 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance. Don't let this one pass you by.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
VF30 PCGS
18335648
WB-7
Choice HOLD
$200
New September 13! First Right of Refusal Preview. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
EF45 PCGS
28172818

Choice $235 New September 13! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. When first viewing this 1878 Philadelphia strike, one immediately comes to an AU50 grade conclusion given the frosty cartwheel luster. However, a 10x loupe reveals enough wear to warrant the assigned EF45 grade. No question, this is a choice original example with pleasing light gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
VF20 PCGS
26732255

Choice $195 New September 12! Underrated Date, Low Survival Rate, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Fair Value. Mintage for the 1850-O date is a substantial 2,456,000 but where are the survivors? 1850 New Orleans strikes were exported to Europe and melted as part of silver arbritage when the value of the bullion silver was higher than the face value. Though several millions coins were produced, PCGS has graded only 93 pieces in grades ranging from G04 through EF45. Just think about this fact for a moment and I believe you will agree this date is underrated. The offered example is choice original with crusty gray-rose patina. Strike is typical. Blemish wise, there is one ancient line through the lower breasts that is fully toned over. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1853O Seated 50C 1853-O
VF35
PCGS
26732250

Choice HOLD
$285
New September 12! Better Date, Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Old Time Eye Appeal. An immediate JUST BUY IT NOW! Recommendation. The 1853 New Orleans half is about as perfect as one could expect at the VF35 grade level. Surfaces are very well preserved and covered with crusty gray patina along with lighter shades on the wear points. Strike is typical on the obverse and full on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention either. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted due to strict originality, accurate grading and natural gray eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
26753525
WB-15
Choice $240 New September 12! Repunched 56, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, A Super Example. A gorgeous 1856-O WB-15 half with repunching on the 56 date digits and heavy die pollish lines above the olive leaves on the reverse. Strike is well executed on both sides with only star 13 lacking connected centrils. Surfaces are naturally toned and blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the perfect originality as demonstrated by thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
EF40 NGC
2340612010
WB-9
Choice $185 New September 12! Double Date, Uniform Gray PatIna, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. An early die state 1856-O WB-9 example with heavy rotational repunching on the die digits. In his Federal Registry series on Liberty Seatged half dollars, Bill Bugert labels this variety as a "double date". Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Uniform gray patina covers both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads, "1856/1856 O, VP-001".
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
2755553

Choice $250 New September 12! Better New Orleans Date, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1857-O date features a mintage of only 818,000 and become rare in choice AU55 or better. This EF45 example is at the collecting value sweet spot with ample residual luster and semi-transparent gray-gold patina. Strike is well executed. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 50C 1858-O
EF45 NGC
3275773007

Choice $165 New September 12! Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Residual Steely Luster, Gray, Gold and Blue Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Handing this choice original 1858-O half brought a surprise; mirrored fields on both sides. This is the first 1858-O half in memory seen with lightly PL surfaces and steely reflective luster. Obverse is toned a combination of gray-gold while the reverse is gun metal gray-blue. Strike is typical with a few weak obverse stars. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This is indeed a special offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar collector.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 50C 1858-S
VF30 PCGS
81757472

Gem $275 New September 12! Better Date, Gem Original, Light Olive-Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. A better early San Francisco date with limited mintage of 476,000. This 1858-S example has been awarded a Gem quality rating for a number of reasons. First are the well preserved and natural olive gray surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Second is the strike with connected star centrils and bold scroll edges that are consistent with VF35 or better grade level. Then there is eye appeal and the well balanced circulatated cameo appearance resulting from light main devices being framed by darker fields. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I really like this example and believe you will also!
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
11248117
WB-11
Choice $240 New September 11! WB-11, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1860 New Orleans strike that has been so well preserved. Surfaces are covered with uniform layer of gray patina with some embedded olive hues if viewing at the corect angle. Under a bright light, the patina melts away and reveals steely residual luster. Strike is typical for the date and mint. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring sert along with CAC approval. A quality offering for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
VF35 PCGS
30739043
WB-1
Choice $175 New September 11! WB-1, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded and Wholesome. A pleasing 1860 san Francisco strike with gun metal gray-blue patina and choice surfaces. During bright light inspection, sky blues become dominant on the obverse and throughout most of the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few micro ticks in the right obverse field and one below the mintmark. None are of any consequence at the VF35 grade level as this piece saw considered circulation. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a west coast collection during March 2014 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance. I was pleased to have this 1860-S half back in inventory.
Seated 50C 1862S Seated 50C 1862-S
EF45
PCGS
30115714
WB-5
Choice $400 New September 11! WB-5, Choice Original, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Large S, Choice original surfaces with crusty rose-gray patina. Blemish free surfaces. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. It will be difficult to imagine a more original example at the EF45 grade level. I seen enough 1862-S strikes at the EF through AU grade level with subtle issues to realized how special this crusty offering really is. This piece is worth every penny of the asking price.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
VF35 PCGS
30927721
WB-4
Original $295 New September 11! WB-4, Challenging Civil War San Francisco Date, Original Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, So Close to EF40 Grade . Limited mintage of 658,000 during the ongoing Civil War that was playing out within the eastern portion of the United States. This San Francisco date is challenging to find in upper circulated grades, especially choice. An original example that features light gray patina with some embedded olive hues. Grading is rather conservative as some EF40 graded examples have same level of device details as this offering. Fairly priced and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1865S Seated 50C 1865-S
VF35 PCGS
29659341
WB-7d
R5
Original $325 New September 11! WB-7d, Challenging Terminal Die State, Reverse Cud, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Rose Patina, Decent Strike, Accurately Graded. Terminal die state (d) as defined by Bill Bugert in his Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. The reverse cud at (HA)LF is completely formed and has shelf metal appearance above the regular fields. Otherwise, the reverse is completely shattered. Surfaces are toned an uniform gray with some olive hues. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A really cool terminal die state on a Civil War S mint strike to consider.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 50C 1866-S
Motto
VF25 PCGS
30933899
WB-2
Choice $185 New September 11! WB-2, Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, So Well Preserved!. As a coin dealer, one looks at some many surviving pieces of Liberty Seated coinage across all denominations. Those floating around in dealer inventories typically have issues. But when able to purchase a carefully assembled collections, the great coins are located and brought into GFRC inventory. I really like this 1866-S Motto half at its VF25 assigned grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic gray patina. Blemishes are limited to a single line between stars 12 and 13. If not for that line, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned. It makes no sense to send a coin at this value level to CAC, but if submitted, I'm sure a Green bean would be secured as so well balance. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1867S Seated 50C 1867-S
VF30 PCGS
84024852
WB-7
Original $180 New September 11! WB-7, Original Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. An end of Civil War San Francisco strike with mintage of slightly over 1,000,000. This example is perfectly original with blemish free surfaces and a light gray skin on both sides. Strike is well executed. There is residual verdigris in the protected areas that validates the strict originality. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 50C 1868-S
VF25 PCGS
26437866
WB-3
Choice $190 New September 11! WB-3, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Substantial Circulated Grade Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded.. Let's start the description for a pleasing 1868-S half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This circulated example is so well balanced in terms of originality, strike and eye appeal at the asking price. Surfaces are covered with a light gray patina that is darker in the fields and leads to nice device to field contrast. Strike is complete and adds to the overall attractiveness. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. If you have a spare $200 kicking around and love circulated Liberty Seated halves, then just pulled the trigger on this one....
Seated 50C 1869S Seated 50C 1869-S
VF25 PCGS
35611160
WB-3
Original $110 New September 11! WB-3, Better San Francisco Date, Original Crusty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Wholesome and Attractive. Mintage of 656,000 but with a reasonable survival rate leading to lower pricing structure. This survivor has crusty gray patina on both sides with the reverse being a bit lighter. Strike is typical for the date. Conservatively graded at the assigned VF25 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An excellent value at the asking price given the originality, lack of blemishes and overall eye appeal.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 10C 1892
MS62 PCGS
83461492

Choice $115 New September 10! Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 25C 1911
AU55 PCGS
34659126

Original HOLD
$115
New September 10! Original Surfaces, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Mercury 10C 1921D Mercury 10C 1921-D
VF30
PCGS
84049426

Choice $270 New September 10! Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 25C 1847-O
EF40 PCGS
82618900
Briggs 1-A
Original $895 New September 10! Well Struck for Date, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction. The 1847 New Orleans date is notorious for having flat strikes at head and upper stars. This example is much better than average for strike. Original surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. A scarce date in all grades and rare in EF/AU. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 25C 1853
No Arrows
AU55
PCGS
31649305
Briggs 1-A
Choice $6150 New September 10! Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! No Arrows with reported mintage of 44,200. A very scarce date in nearly all grades due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Circulated survivors are few, especially choice. GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS AU55 graded example for the second time. Originally sold into the Iowa Collection during December 2014. Satiny cartwheel luster combines with deep blue and rose patina to create substantial eye appeal. Completely struck with no points of weakness whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC has approved 18 examples with this offering being the only specimen in all AU grades. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1857S Seated 25C 1857-S
EF45
PCGS
31361213
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1500
New September 10! Choice Original, Residual Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction. Mintage of 82,000 during third year of San Francisco mint operations. A near gem original example with satiny residual luster. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina that contains embedded golden hues. Strike is completely executed. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Only 22 approved at CAC with 10 better. Lots of value for the asking price. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 25C 1867
EF45
PCGS
28772537
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1750 New September 10! Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Residual Reflective Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction. Mintage of 20,000 and rarely since in low grades. Center portion of LIBERTY and scroll were ground down on the obverse die resulting in loss details and making 1867 quarters difficult to grade. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, the fields are lightly mirrored and provide residual reflective luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Only 21 examples CAC approved in all grades with 8 better. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 25C 1869
VF35 PCGS
34200349
Briggs 1-A
Original $895 New September 10! Very Scarce in All Grades, Tiny Mintage, No Question Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction. Tiny mintage of 16,000 and very scarce to rare in all grades. CAC has only approved 12 pieces in all grades as a reference. Though the Iowa Collection consignor attempted to locate a CAC approved example, this strictly original example was the best candidate to maintain evenly toned appearance of his set. Surfaces are covered with olive-gray patina that is 100% natural. The presence of several faint obverse lines, which are toned over, is the reason for lack of CAC approval. Otherwise the originality is all there. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Small Date
EF45 raw
F-104
Original $475 New September 9! Dusty Golden Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ideal for Dansco Album. 1837 No Stars Seated dimes are always in demand as a type coin. It is difficult to keep this date in stock therefore always on the lookout for original specimens. Offered here is a lovely raw F-104 Small Date example with dusty golden patina. Strike is complete and wear is limited. A fair grade of EF45 has been assigned and priced accordingly. Surfaces and fields are entirely blemish free. Perfect for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf type coin set.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 25C 1917
AU58FH PCGS
83610327

Choice $255 New September 9! Type 1 Full Head, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Textured Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster and hammered strike are the highlights of this pleasing 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty quarter. Surfaces on both obverse and reverse have a micro textured appearance. Lightly gray toning regions are captured by GFRC photography and amplified is there is minimal color variation under a light soure. Faint rub is visible on the left facing knee and the reverse eagle's breast feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection that warrants special consideration.
Barber 50C 1914S Barber 50C 1914-S
VF25 PCGS
32189296

Original $125 New September 8! Orignal Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1914 Dan Francisco strike with honest wear and light gray patina on both sides. The darker fields provide good contrast and a bit of that circulated cameo appearance. Blemish free surfaces round out this piece. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in a mid circulated grade half dollar set.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
81720851

Choice $435 New September 8! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Golden Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Greaded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1856 New Orleans srikes exhibit considerable strike and surface variability. This pleasing example offers reflective cartwheel luster from lightly mirrored fields. However a careful 10 x loupe inspection also revealed mint frost surrounding stars 3 to 5 and again at stars 9 to 13. The reverse luster is more frosty than reflective. A faint creamy gold patina covers both sides and validates the originality. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This example is attractively priced for the overall quality and should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 50C 1860-O
AU58 PCGS
31934087
WB-11
R3
Choice $765 New September 8! WB-11, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Gold Patina, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. An attractive 1860 New Olreans strike from newly polished WB-11 dies. Fields are lightly mirrored and generated substantial reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. Creamy faint gold patina is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is bold and well executed with only stars 1 and 2 lacking connected centrils. Reverse strike is very sharp including lower eagle claws and arrow feathers. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some wispy obverse hairlines that are faint and not surprising given the lightly mirrored fields. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A new duplicate from the well known Oregon Beaver collection of Liberty Seated halves that deserves attention.
Seated 50C 1861S Seated 50C 1861-S
VF30 PCGS
28205593

Original $265 New September 8! Original Surfaces, Light to Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Strictly original surfaces with light to medium gray patina. Well struck with all star centril nicely defined and connected. There is obverse verdigris on the left facing breast and lower leg along with additional reverse vedigris with the shield and surrounding upper legend. No blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during July 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
AU55 PCGS
32258558

Original $765 New September 8! Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Greaded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ex. Woodlands Collection. A Reconstruction Period strike from the Philadelphia mint that offeres crisp frosty cartwheel luster and a faint golden covering of both sides. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and dances across surfaces when viewed under bright light. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and deeply impress reverse eagle devices. An original quality rating has been assigned due to faint micro ticks on Liberty's upper and lower body. These are not distracting but become evident with a 10x loupe. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
EF40 PCGS
80614597
WB-6
Choice $160 New September 8! WB-6, Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Brown Patina, Some Residual Luster, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A quality 1871 WB-6 San Francisco strike that is so well preserved. Both sides are covered with a uniform gray-brown patina that remains semi-transparent to residual underlying luster. A decent strike and surprisingly blemish free at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during March 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Barber 25C 1908D Barber 25C 1908-D
AU55 PCGS
30932683

Choice $180 New September 7! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Another JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted for this gorgeous 1908-D Barber quarter. Purchased from GFRC during February 2015 without CAC attempt. This quarter has it all; perfectly original surfaces, brilliant frosty cartwheel luster, a hammered strike and lovely light gold patina. This piece 'lights up" with much frosty luster under a bright light. Just light rub. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Selective collectors will be pleased with this example.
Barber 50C 1898 Barber 50C 1898
VF25 PCGS
34879589

Choice $125 New September 7! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Well above average eye appeal for the grade with choice original surfaces. Gray obverse fields turn to golden arcs at the periphery. Attractive circulated cameo appearance with no blemishes worth of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Worthy of special consideration.
Barber 50C 1899 Barber 50C 1899
VF20
PCGS
81890118

Choice $145 New September 7! Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Classic gun metal gray patina is the highlight of this eye appeal 1899 Barber half. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free. If the coin in the GFRC images is attractive, then the coin in half will be even better. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A choice original offering for the selective collector.
Barber 50C 1905S Barber 50C 1905-S
VF30
PCGS
26779703

Choice $265 New September 7! Choice Original, Gold-Gray Iridescent Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Spectacular bright light eye appeal is at hand with this lovely 1905 San Francisco Barber half. Obverse is covered with iridescent gold patina that is semi transparent to the underlying residual luster. Reverse is similar with lighter gray toning that shifts to rose-blue under a light source. A well above average offering that earned CAC approval. Another case with GFRC photography is unable to capture the available luster that is seen under a light source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Purchased from a broad based West Coast collection and fairly priced for the quality.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
VF25 PCGS
31944679

Original $225 New September 7! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 118,200 with low survival rate. Yes, astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors recognize how underrated the 1871 date is at current pricing levels. PCGS has graded 21 example in all four Very Fine grades. This VF25 certified offering is well preserved with near choice original surfaces. Light steely gun metal gray patina covers both sides with some blue hues under a light source. Strike is well executed for the Type II/II design hub and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during December 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 25C 1876-CC
VF25 PCGS
33285891

Choice HOLD
$120
New September 7! Wide CC, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Obverse Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A choice original 1876 Carson City specimen that will please the most selective collection. Should immediate CAC if buyer is willing to spend fees for coin priced at this level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during April 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917S Standing Liberty 25C 1917-S
Type 1
AU58FH PCGS
81726802

Gem HOLD
$425
New September 7! Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Transparent Rose, Gold and Aquamarine, Accurately Graded. A gorgeous Standing Liberty quarter that I simply could not resist adding to GFRC inventory due to gem eye appeal and surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Full Head (FH) designation on the PCGS label. The 1917 San Francisco date has a mintage of slightly under 2,000,000 and is not scarce. However, the challenge for originality fans is locating examples that have natural patina rather than being blast frosty white. This example offers rose-gold patina with aquamarine hues and satiny cartwheel luster. What a combination! PCGS grading is accurate as there is faint rub on the lower left knee but not much else. Please give this piece special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
Lettered Edge
VF35 PCGS
26542736

Choice $205 New September 6! Lettered Edge, Choice Original, Reflective Fields, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Rose Coloring, Eye Appeal and a Bargain!. An absolutely gorgeous 1836 Capped Bust half with reflective fields and intermixed aquamarine-rose and gold toning. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the reflective luster seen during bright light inspection. I like this example so much that it will be heading to CAC during the next submission if not sold during the next week. Accurattely graded, based on wear, and housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during July 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 50C 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VG08 PCGS
29998367
O-118a
R3
Choice HOLD
$315
New September 6! Popular Die Variety, Choice Original Specimen, Gray-Olive Patina, Heavy Reverse Die Break, Accurately Graded. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. An attractive example of the popular 1806 O-118a die variety with late die state shattered reverse. The reverse die is cracked across a diagonal plain through arrows, left shield and into stars, clouds and (O)F. The reverse die is no longer planar resulting in excessive wear of devices in the upper shield and left facing wing. Surfaces are strictly original and choice at the assigned grade level. A thick gray patina covers both sides along with embedded olives hues. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during March 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance. This is an excellent example of variety at an attractive price.
Seated 25C 1862 Seated 25C 1862
EF45 NGC
2638024010

Original HOLD
$175
New September 6! Better Philadelphia Date, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 932,000 and a slight better Philadelphia date. The challenge lies in locating choice examples as CAC has only approved 38 pieces in all grades. This offering has perfectly natural surfaces with crusty gray patina. Strike is fully executed for Type II/II design hubs. Bright light inspection reveals some residual golden luster. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previoulsy sold into a collection during November 2014 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
VG10 PCGS
32821252

Choice $285 New September 6! Challenging New Orleans Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Medium Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded. By now, GFRC customers well understand the amount of 1850 through 1852 dated half dollars that were exported and melted due to silver arbitrage. Locating either Philadelphia or New Orleans examples of these dates is always challenging. Offered here is aa choice original 1851-O example with medium gray patina and no blemishes regardless of heavy circulation and the assigned VG10 grade. GFRC images have added some reddish hues that are not apparent during in hand viewing. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during April 2016 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Buffalo 5C 1927 Buffalo 5C 1927
MS65 NGC Fatty
167964012

Gem $225 New September 5! Gem Original, Frosty Silver Gray Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Frosty metallic silver luster is the highlight of this lovely 1927 Philadelphia strike. Luster performs well under a light source with dancing cartwheels on both sides. Blemishes are limited to two ticks on the buffalo's back. Accurately graded and housed in NGC Fatty holder with original Teletrade serial number sticker. The no lines holder is in pristine condition. Purchased nearly two decades ago and quietly off the market in a bank box. From the Sunset Point Collection of fine numismatic properties. Fairly priced.
Early Copper 1/2C 1806 Early Copper 1/2C 1806
Small 6m No Stems
EF45 PCGS
30867146
Cohen-1
Choice $495 New September 5! Draped Bust Half Cent, Choice Original, Rotated Reverse, Thick Chocolate Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, YL Coyote Collection. A strictly original 1806 Cohen-1 example with blemish free fields covered with rich gray-brown toning. Reverse is rotated right by about 20 degrees and documented as such by Grellman. Overall, this piece is choice with attractive surfaces as compared to many seen. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC attempt one might be warranted if not sold within the next 30 days. From the YL Coyote Collection and ready for a new home.
Early Copper 1/2C 1857 Early Copper 1/2C 1857
AU50 ANACS OWH
150946
Cohen-1
Choice $215 New September 5! Choice Original, Steely Chocolate Brown Surfaces, Residual Luster, Blemish Free Planchet, Sunset Point Collection. Limited mintage of 35,180 from a single die pair. Cohen-1. A lovely 1857 copper half cent strike with perfect planchet and steely surfaces. Overall coloring is a deep chocolate brown with residual luster under a bright light. Obverse is well struck while only two reverse wreath leaves lacking definition. Accurately graded at a minimum and housed in ANACS old white holder and with original Teletrade serial number tag. Purchased nearly two decades ago and quietly off the market in a bank box. From the Sunset Point Collection of fine numismatic properties. Price to sell.
Indian 1C 1867 Indian 1C 1867
AU55 PCGS
32920366

Original $225 New September 5! Better Date, Original Red Brown Patina, Light Rub, Accurately Graded, YL Coyote Collection. Better early Indian cent date with mintage of under 10 million. Surfaces are perfect original and covered with red brown patina. Under a bright light, the toning exposes orange gold hues; especially on the reverse. Wear is limited to faint rub under the thick toning. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the YL Coyote Collection.
Indian 1C 1875 Indian 1C 1875
MS65RD ANACS OWH
152724

Gem $1950 New September 5! Gem Original, Blazing Red Cartwheel Luster, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A stunning 1875 Indian cent with blazing red-orange cartwheel luster. Mint frost is spread throughout the obverse and reverse dies and equally across main devices and fields. Pricing this 1875 cent in an old white ANACS holder is challenging as collectors wish to have the assurance of PCGS or NGC. Frankly, I believe this Indian cent will be scooped up at the next major show by a crack out dealer. Purchased nearly two decades ago and quietly off the market in a bank box. From the Sunset Point Collection of fine numismatic properties. Price to sell.
Indian 1C 1906 Indian 1C 1906
MS65RD NGC Fatty
200733002

Gem $525 New September 5! Gem Original, Glowing Red Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Reverse Die Polish Lines, Conservatively Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Glowing red cartwheel luster is immediately evident when first examining this gem original 1906 Indian cent. The luster is vibrant and crisp without any interruptions. Strike is hammered with bold devices and four deeply impressed diamonds. The reverse is in high relief with vertical die polish lines behind the denomination. Conservatively graded in my humble opinion and housed in NGC Fatty holder with original Teletrade serial number sticker. The no lines holder is in pristine condition. Purchased nearly two decades ago and quietly off the market in a bank box. From the Sunset Point Collection of fine numismatic properties. If not sold in first 10 days on GFRC price list, then heading to CAC for review.
Seated $1 1844 Seated $1 1844
AU58 PCGS
50079567

Original $2750 New September 5! Doubled Die Obverse, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Luster, Fairly Graded, Running Boar Collection. All 1844 circulation strikes will be found with a double die obverse. Mintage is a tiny 20,000 pieces due to silver bullion scarcity as many United States struck coins were being exported to Europe and Asia for commerce. 1844 circulation strikes have four vertical stripes on the obverse shield (Quad stripes), while other circulation strikes in the Liberty Seated series from 1840 to 1873 have just three stripes, as do Proofs of all years This survival 1844 business strike offers mottled gun metal gray-blue patina on the obverse and anf uniform light blue-gray on the reverse. Strike is well executed throughout both sides. Blemishes are limited to several bagmarks in the right obverse field. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another quality offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Seated $1 1864 Seated $1 1864
AU55 PCGS
14526567

Choice HOLD
$3550
New September 5! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Copper Gold Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. 1864 Civil War era Seated dollars have a limited mintage of 30,700. Locating enough silver bullion for domestic coinage production, during the Civil war, was an ongoing Philadelphia mint issue. Much of the bullion was imported rather than produced from American silver mines. Silver dollar strikes during 1864 did not circulate domestically with present day rarity tied to exportation. PCGS population report indicates only sixteen (16) examples have been certified at the AU55 grade level with another nine (9) at AU58. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this choice original example. Fields are mirrored and emit reflective cartwheel luster on both sides. Surfaces are covered with a golden gray skin that is semi transparent to the underlying reflective luster. Strike is very well executed with high relief stars and all reverse devices being deeply impressed. Frankly, if I were a Liberty Seated half dollar collector, there is a strong possibility that this 1864 dated specimen would be purchased. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Running Boar Collection that deserved a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU50 PCGS OGH
2551411
WB-12
Choice $495 New September 5! WB-12, Triple Punched Date, Cracked Reverse, Frosty Luster, Rose Toning w/Blue Arc, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A choice original 1842 Medium Date Liberty Seated half dollar struck from WB-12 dies. I'm impressed with this lovely example to the point of issuing a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The rose and blue arc toning is most attractive and pleasing. Frosty luster is dominant while viewing under a light source. Desirability increases due to the heavy reverse die cracks through HALF DOL and corresponding obverse die cracks as defined by Bugert in his Federal Registry on Philadelphia strikes. A carefully 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention since there are none.... Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. Pleasing eye appeal and special value from the Running Boar Collection that should garner special consideration.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
80654232

Original $345 New September 5! Original, Olive-Gray and Gold Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Clashed Reverse, Accurately Graded, YL Coyote Collection. A lovely 1855 New Orleans strike with original olive-gray surfaces plus golden hues under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with full head and hair curls and only stars 7 and 13 lacking connected centrils. Reverse has a few random micro ticks that are fully toned over. Unlisted as I was unable to render a definitive attribution per Bill Bugert's Federal Register on New Orleans halves. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 styled PCGS holder. I've tried something new and highlighted the die markers on this piece for reference purposes given the unlisted status. From the YL Coyote Collection.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 50C 1884
VF30 PCGS
32920355

Original $700 New September 5! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, YL Coyote Collection. 1884 Philadephia strikes were limited to 4,400 piece; a tiny number. Most surviving examples will be found in the mint state grades and at much higher asking price than this original VF30 example. PCGS has only graded two at the VF30 level and another 8 at VF35. Surfaces are covered with even light silver gray patina. Strike is well executed as are most for the low mintage Philly dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the YL Coyote Collection.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
AU53 PCGS
35446928

Choice $550 New September 5! Better Date, Wayte Raymond Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. Most collectors don't realized that 1891 strikes for Liberty Seated halves are a better date with low mintage of only 200,000. I've found this date to always be in demand when choice. At the 2018 CONA show, the Running Boar Collection consignor transferred this gorgeous example to be sold by GFRC. The blue and rose bullseye toning is consistent with that seen from Wayte Raymond paper albums and is most pleasing. GFRC images accurately capture the concentric toning rings on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with nearly all main devices being well defined. The only points of weakness are stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils and partial definition of the eagle's claws. Fields and main devices are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The pleasing target toning should attract a quick sale.
Seated 5C 1840O Seated 5C 1840-O
Transitional Open Bud Reverse
F15 PCGS
2849518

Original $595 New September 5! No Drapery, Transitional Small O Open Bud Reverse, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A rare transitional die variety offering with 1840 No Drapery obverse paired with Small O open bud reverse. The weak date is the primary diagnostic for the variety. A perfectly original specimen with thick crusty gray patina throughout both sides. Surfaces feature only honest wear and no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. A fairly priced duplicate offering from the Cleveland Collection.
Gold G$1 1852 Gold G$1 1852
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63 PCGS
80816542

Choice HOLD
$390
New September 4! Excellent Type Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Yellow-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Heavy Die Clashing, Conservatively Graded. A perfect Type 1 $1 gold type coin possibility given the choice original surfaces and bold frosty cartwheel luster. Mintage for the 1852 is high at slightly over 2,000,000 but locating top quality mint state examples may be more challenging that one might think. This example was cherrypicked from a large holding of United States gold coins. Exception luster at the assigned grade level and minimal abrasions were the priorities. Now GFRC customers can benefit from GFRC's strict inventory selection criteria and trained eyes. This 1852 G$1 also has a hammered strike and heavy die clashing; note the "D" at the Indian's mouth....how cool! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This one deserves special consideration at the asking price.
Gold G$1 1861 Gold G$1 1861
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU55 NGC
1902770002

Original $315 New September 4! Type 3 Indian Princess, Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Light Wear, Residual Orange Luster, Accurately Graded . Mintage for the 1861 Type 3 Indian Princess is 527,150 but survival rates are quite low. PCGS population report indicates slightly under 1300 holdered in all grades. I could not pass up this lovely AU55 example for GFRC inventory. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with copper gold patina. Residual orange gold luster is exposed when viewing under a light source. There are no blemishes to report; just a wholesale Type 3 Indian Princess with light wear. A quality type coin that is accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$2.5 1907 Gold G$2.5 1907
MS64 PCGS
35404997

Gem $515 New September 4! Perfect Type Coin, Gem Original, Dazzling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Yellow Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded. A perfect $2.5 quarter eagle gold type coin possibility given the gem original surfaces and dazzling cartwheel luster with satiny textures. The 1907 date is last year of issue and slightly better with a limited mintage of 336,294. This example was cherrypicked from a large holding of United States gold coins. Exception luster at the assigned grade level and minimal abrasions were the priorities. Now GFRC customers can benefit from GFRC's strict inventory selection criteria and trained eyes. This satiny 1907 quarter eagle also has a hammered strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This one deserves special consideration at the asking price.
Gold G$5 1903S Gold G$5 1903-S
MS63 PCGS
34744779

Choice $450 New September 4! Perfect Type Coin, Choice Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Yellow-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect $5 half eagle gold type coin possibility given the choice original surfaces and bold frosty cartwheel luster. 1903 San Francisco strikes are considered "common" with a mintage of under 2 million. This example was cherrypicked from a large holding of United States gold coins. Exception luster at the assigned grade level and minimal abrasions were the priorities. Now GFRC customers can benefit from GFRC's strict inventory selection criteria and trained eyes. This frosty 1903-S half eagle also has a hammered strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This one deserves special consideration at the asking price.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
VF30 PCGS
28715620
TOP #5
F-103b
Original $175 New September 4! Vertical Reverse Die Crack, Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1838 F-103b die variety and die state with bold vertical reverse die crack has been popular among collectors for years. As a result, it was listed in the Top 100 Varieties set. This example offers strictly original surfaces that are covered with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. The blues are quite predominate on the reverse. Well struck and without blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that will not break the bank.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
28715635
TOP #13
F-106a
Original $315 New September 4! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Original Surfaces, Gray-Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A fairly late die state example of the popular Cobweb Shattered reverse variety. These die pairing was employed extensively with a long reverse die crack progression into terminal die state. This original example features well struck devices and a uniform layer of aquamarine-gray patina on both sides. Blemishes are consistent with the assigned grade and include a few ancient and toned over lines on the lower reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that will not break the bank.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 10C 1840
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
15744068
TOP #15
F-103
Choice $575 New September 4! Chin Whiskers, Choice Original, Ebony-Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Collectors will immediately note the deep and bold die polish lines between Liberty's chin and left facing shoulder on this well struck F-103 example. This dime was previously used at the 1840 No Drapery plate coin within the "web-book" and I believe the reason is evident when reviewing the GFRC images. A no question original offering with ebony-gold obverse patina and lighter gray-gold on the reverse. Satiny cartwheel luster is more prevalent on the reverse given the thinner toning. Obverse is fully struck with high relief stars and primary devices. The reverse is also well struck with all veins in the wreath leaves defined. Blemish wise, there are a few scattered ticks on the reverse that are ancient and toned over. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that warrants consideration.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
AU53 PCGS
30423050
TOP #30
F-104
Choice $295 New September 4! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Olive-Blue and Gray Patina, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. The 1849 F-103 was long considered to be an 1849/8 overdate until Greer cast doubts within his 1992 DLRC Press guide book followed by Fortin who confirmed date repunching on three of the four digits. This duplicate offering, from the Cleveland Collection, features a hammered strke throughout obverse and reverse. As a result, the repunching within the top loops of the 8 and 9 digits is bold and easily seen with a 10x loupe. Surface are strictly original and choice. A mottled olive -gray and blue patina covers both sides and does mutes some of the reflective luster. Wear is minimal without any blemishes to report. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 10C 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS62 NGC
961562006
F-125
Choice HOLD
$315
New September 4! Difficult In Mint State, Repunched 6, F-125 Die Variety Web-Book Plate Coin, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A quality 1876 San Francisco strike with unlisted repunched 6 digit coupled with heavily die doubling in the reverse denomination. The lovely dime surfaces at the 2018 CONA show and was purchased from Jonathan Kern. He along with Dr, Tim Cook are credited with identifying the repunched 6 digit and the fact that this obverse was not listed in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This piece was immediately purchased and will be listed as Type 1 reverse F-125 in the "web-book". Surfaces are perfectly original with bold frosty luster and cartwheel effects under a light source. Strike is well executed with no points of weakness. A light golden rose patina covers both sides. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. This dime belongs in an advanced die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 2 Reverse
AU50 PCGS
31556826
F-102
Choice $110 New September 4! Type 2 Reverse, Choice Original, Rose-Gray and Brown Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. A perfectly original 1878 Type 2 reverse F-102 example with old time gray and rose patina. This piece performs well under bright light as the patina shifts to bullseye rose center surrounded by blue hues. The reverse remains mostly golden. Substantial luster remains under the thick patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. This offering fits into the Liberty Seated dime Ultimate set as defined in the GFRC Open Set Registry. A quality variety duplicate from the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 10C 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
TOP #81
F-105
Gem $1225 New September 4! Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
MS63 PCGS
12891754
TOP #96
F-106a
Choice $875 New September 4! Repunched 89 Digits, Heavily Clashed Dies, Repinched Mintmark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Rose Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A wonderful example of the 1891-O F-106a die pairing and late die state that features multiple die clashing on the obverse along with bold repunching of the 89 digits in the date. The reverse also offers a boldly repunched mintmark. This example has it all for the die variety specialist along with being at the mint state grade level. Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with substantial cartwheel effects. Strike is hammered with mint frost throughout the major devices. Formerly in the Gerry Fortin reference collection and sold into the Cleveland Collection towards filling out his Top 100 Variety set with mint state examples. Housed in old blue label holder with standard ring insert. The blue label reads "RPD & RPM, Obv & Rev Dies Clashed". A special Top 100 Varieties duplicate from the Cleveland Collection that is not often found in the marketplace.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
AU50 PCGS
35865284
WB-1
R3
Choice $800 New September 4! WB-1, Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Cartwheel Effects, Conservatively Graded.. Wow, what a lovely 1849 New Orleans WB-1 strike with heavy die rust throughout Liberty and the shield. Please have a close look at the GFRC images and you might arrive at the same conclusion; this half is undergraded at the assigned AU50 grade level. Surfaces are no question original and emit brilliant reflective luster from mirrored fields. Cartwheel effects are vibrant on both sides. Strike is well executed though the obverse stars will appear as blobs consistent with the plate coin in Bill Bugert's Federal Register on early New Orleans Seated halves. Reverse offers a bold strike. Die cracks are forming across the upper right stars and beginning to emerge on the reverse. There is a planchet flaw under HA(L)F to the denticles and a bagmark under the date as the blemishes needing mention. A superior example that I could not pass up adding to inventory at the 2018 CONA show. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of in hand inspection to understand the excellent eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
TOP #38
F-102
Choice $1150 New August 28! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original.. Consignor Purchase: Reduced Asking Price. September 2018 E-Gobrecht Cracked, Shattered and Terminal plate coin! One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Ex. Indiana Collection too. Yet another quality Top 100 Varieties offering from GFRC.
Seated 10C 1864 Seated 10C 1864
VF35 PCGS
28010554
F-102a
Original $1750 New August 28! Challenging Civil War Philadelphia Date, Near Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Mintage of only 11,000 and very scarce in circulated grades. As more collectors assemble Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark sets in circulated grades, the demand for lower grade Civil War Philadelphia strikes continues to increase along with pricing. This offering is strictly original with light crusty gray surfaces on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Otherwise, the obverse strike is sharply executed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatso ever. A wholesome example that is accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another important numismatic offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
G04 PCGS
25105850

Choice $350 New August 28! Better Date, Choice Original, Bold Obverse Strike, Light Gray Patina, Undergraded, Florida Collection. 1891 brought an end to the Liberty Seated design usage on U.S. coiange. During that year, the restarted New Orleans mint was busy striking Morgan dollars and Seated dimes. A small quantity of Liberty Seated quarters were struck amounting to 68,000 pieces. This resulted in 1891-O quarters becoming a semi-key date especially in EF or better as most of the mintage entered circulation. Being offered is one of those piecs that saw extensive circulation and current resides in PCGS G04 holder. Surfaces are nice and original with nothing but honest wear. Actually this piece is undergraded based on bold obverse rims and five letters in Liberty remaining. The reverse rim is slight worn through under QUAR DOL. A full Good 6 is warranted here. Undergraded and housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with edge view insert. Another quality offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
F12 NGC
4475636014
WB-17
Original $145 New August 28! Tall Date, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Formerly From Half Way There Collection. An inexpensive example of the 1846 Tall Date variety with old album radial toning. Concentric rings of gold and blue surround the obverse stars while the center is a light gray. Reverse has a more uniform dirty gray patina with hints of gold. Surfaces are blemish free as the Fine 12 circulated grade level. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Formerly from the Half Way There Collection and back for a second GFRC appearance.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
MS62 NGC
2597612001
V-6a
Original $265 New August 28! V-6a Double Date, Original Surfaces, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. Crusty original surfaces are the highlight of this 1843 V-6a half dime. Under the thick patina are reflective fields that glows rose-gold under a light source. Strike is completely executed. If not for the thick patina and luster muting properties, this lovely early half dime could possibly grade higher. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view. A quality offering from the Florida Collection.
Seated 25C 1874 Seated 25C 1874
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
32239078

Choice HOLD
$340
New August 27! Great With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck Accurately Graded.. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for collectors who wish to own a choice original EF45 example of the 1874 With Arrows date. After looking at thousands of coins in my numismatic career, one can immediately judge a top quality Seated coin. This example is perfectly original with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is complete with all devices crisply defined. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Bright light viewing exposes some golden hues and residual luster. PCGS population in EF45 is fifteen (15) and AU50 is fourteen (14) therefore not a common date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Recommend for those who are passionate about their Seated quarter acquistions.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
28662857
WB-5
R3
Choice $345 New August 27! WB-5, Large O, Early Die State, Choice Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A popular date with collectors due to the numerous shattered reverse dies. This WB-5 Large O example was struck with early die state dies resulting in bold obverse and reverse device. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a thin layer of gun metal gray patina. PCGS grading is accurate. Two tiny blemishes were seen with close 10x loupe inspection; a fully toned over line between Star 6 and Liberty and a mark above (A)MERICA, again ancient and completely toned over. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval for eye appeal and originality.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 50C 1847-O
EF40 PCGS
32109933
WB-13
R4
Original $375 New August 27! WB-13, Shattered Reverse, Cud Over (UN)ITED, Original Light Gray-Gold, Accurately Graded. Reverse is heavily cracked with a myriad of spider like die cracks including a cud that has consumed the tops of (UN)ITED. Surfaces are covered with light gray-gold patina. Strike is typical for the WB-13 dies employed during late die state. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A special variety offering for fans of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties and shattered dies.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 50C 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
30864496

Choice $450 New August 27! Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A well balanced and near gem original example of New Orleans strikes during 1848. A better date and a potential prize for collectors attempting an EF date and mintmark set. Surfaces are covered with classic gun metal gray patina and offer residual luster under a light source. Strike is essential hammered with no points of weakness. A careful inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. We all understand the reputation of the Saw Mill Run Collection consignor for offering quality duplicates; this piece is no exception.
Seated 50C 1855/54 Seated 50C 1855/54
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
5540205

Original $550 New August 27! Scarce 1855/54 Overdate, Original Gray Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection and back to GFRC for a second showing. This important 1855/54 Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar overdate is listed as WB-102 by Wiley Bugert and FS-301 in the CherryPickers Guide. The 1855/54 variety is conditionally challenging in AU 55 or better grades and scarce in both EF grades. PCGS population report indicates thirteen (13) examples at EF40 and only eight (8) at the EF45 grade level. An even gray patina covers both sides with darker shades at the periphery. Under a light source some residual luster is evident. Strike is essentially complete with nearly all stars having connected centrils. There are few ticks in the right obverse field that are minor but must be mentioned. Housed in early PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Accurately graded and not often seen on the market.
Gold G$1 1855O Gold G$1 1855-O
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU55 NGC
4656632004

Choice $2200 New August 26! Afforable 1855 Type 2 Branch Mint Specimen, Choice Original, Orange-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Preserved, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A choice original example of the popular 1855 New Orleans Type 2 design that remains affordable among its other branch mint peers. Mintage is a low 55,000 with reasonable survival rate. This well preserved example exhibits choice surfaces that are covered with an orange-gold patina. Frosty cartwheel luster remains and is pleasing under a light source. Strike on a quality planchet for a branch mint gold piece. Please note the needle like denticles on the reverse that add a coolness ot the piece. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the selective collector.
Gold G$10 1908 Gold G$10 1908
Indian
MS62 PCGS
35622492
Motto
Original $800 New August 26! Motto, Near Choice Original, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Yellow Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A quality 1908 Motto example that exhibits brilliant frosty luster with sharp cartwheel effects. A few tiny abrasions on the cheek are mentioned for accurary. Accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and completely fresh to the United States market.
Gold G$10 1914D Gold G$10 1914-D
Indian
MS62 PCGS
35622493

Choice $890 New August 26! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 343,500 and a popular Indian $10 date. As is typical for this date, bold frosty luster is available even at the MS62 grade level. Patina is a light greenish gold. Strike is completed executed. Abrasions are limited to one mark at the lower obverse bust and minor field chattered in the right reverse field. Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and completely fresh to the United States market.
Gold G$10 1914D Gold G$10 1914-D
Indian
MS62 PCGS
35622494

Original $890 New August 26! Original, Soft Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Minimal Abrasions, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 343,500 and a popular Indian $10 date. Soft frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source. Greenish-gold patina covers both side. This piece has been well preserved as there are essentially no blemishes. The soft luster holds this piece back from a higher grade. Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and completely fresh to the United States market.
Gold G$20 1857 Gold G$20 1857
Liberty
AU53 PCGS
35622485

Choice $1975 New August 26! Better Early Philadelphia Date, Choice Original Frosty Surfaces, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 439,375 and a better early Type 1 date. More available than the prior 1855 and 1856 Philadelphia strikes but scarcer than the 1851, 1852 and 1853 early dates. Most surviving examples whill have surface issues with this offering does not. Rather this example offers choice frosty surfaces and residual cartwheel luster at the assigned grade level. Typical yellow-gold coloring. Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and completely fresh to the United States market. Pricing is very competitive for the date scarcity and would not expect this piece to last long on GFRC price list. PCGS price guide is $2800.
Gold G$20 1860 Gold G$20 1860
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
35319538

Choice $3950 New August 26! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Green-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 577,670 and a well product date. Many surviving examples will be found with acceptable surfaces and minimal abrasions. Case in point is this lovely example with green-gold surfaces and soft frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is completely executed with nice rounded star points and delicate reverse details throughout the ealge, rays and scroll. Abrasions in the fields are limited to a bagmark in front of Liberty's mouth and one line at the lower left reverse. Choice originality won the hearts at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Gold G$20 1915 Gold G$20 1915
St Gaudens
MS63 PCGS
35622489

Choice $1990 New August 26! Better date, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Natural Yellow Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Limited mintage of 152,000 and a better date in the St. Gauden series. Choice original surfaces that emit brilliant frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are free of any significant marks. Liberty's facial characteristics are well struck and perfect. Nice yellow gold patina. Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection and completely fresh to the United States market. A quality example that is competitively priced to current market. This is not a bullion coin....
Seated $1 1846 Seated $1 1846
AU58
PCGS
26226019

Choice $1875 New August 26! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a new consignment from the Peak Collection consignor. This astute collector occassionally consign a quality Liberty Seated dollar with the piece selling quickly. Peak is back with a wonderful 1846 specimen that is so choice and obviously original. Surfaces free of any significant abrasions and are lightly mirroed while the main devices are retain mint frost. Reflective cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source. A faint gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Strike is complete with all stars well rounded and fully impressed eagle devices. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Peak Collection that will please the most selective collector. Images to be posted shortly.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
EF40 ANACS OWH
684938
W-11 WB-102
Original $2600 New August 26! CSA Obverse, Original, Faint Crack to Liberty's Nose, Gray Patina, Historically Important, Athens Collection. The CSA Die Crack 1861-O half has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. The offered example is original with light gun patina. The obverse CSA die crack is in an early die state with mostly the dot on Liberty's nose being present. Housed in ANACS old white holder and from the Athens Collection of 1861-O halves.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF40 ANACS OWH
2776141
W-14 WB-103/104
R4
Original $1150 New August 26! Bisecting Crack at Date/Speared Olive Bud, Challenging CSA Die Pairing, Darker Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Bold Diagnostics, Athens Collection. Struck under the CSA administration during April 1861. The W-14 die pairing consistent of a late die state obverse paired with a fresh reverse die. The obverse is well known for having a vertical bisecting die crack through the date while the reverse has two parallel die lines through an olive bud. The latter is now known as the Speared olive Bud reverse and is used in final die pairing (W-15) before the New Orleans mint is closed. This example features deep gray patina across original surfaces. Diagnostics are bold. Housed in ANACS old white holder that dates back to the early to mid 1990s. Another important CSA offering from the Athens Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Die Crack
VF25 PCGS
06752706
W-11 WB-102
Original $1450 New August 26! CSA Obverse, WB-11, Original Silver-Gra Surfaces, Bold Die Crack to Nose, Accurately Graded, Athen Collection. The CSA Die Crack 1861-O half has been desired by specialized Civil War collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” discusses the various die states and marriages in great detail. The offered example is original with silver gray patina. The obverse CSA die crack is bold and well defined. Just honest wear and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CSA Obverse is printed on the PCGS label and captures the attribution. From the Athens Collection of 1861-O Liberty Seated halves and looking for a new home.
Flowing Hair 50C 1794 Flowing Hair 50C 1794
VF25 NGC
117262054
O-101a
Choice $9600 New August 25! First Year Issue, Late Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and Philadelphia mint half dollar production. Only 23,464 half dollars dated 1794 were struck. This example offered original surfaces that are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina with gold highlights on the reverse. Struck from late die state dies and listed as Tompkins Die State 1/5. The die crack near S(TATES) creates shelf metal, and another crack joins (STATE)S to the leaf tip. Under a light source, the bluish gray patina transition to glowing gold and is most pleasing. The date, legends, and other peripheral design elements are strongly rendered, taking into account a normal amount of wear for the grade. Partial curl detail is visible on the obverse while the reverse eagle is moderately stronger with good wing feather definition. A ancient vertical line extends from the eagle's head to the berries below the A. Faint mint-made adjustment marks are noted on the obverse. Accurately graded and housed in NGC holder that dates back to the late 1990s. An important new GFRC offering from the Osprey Collection.
Liberty V 5C 1911 Liberty V 5C 1911
MS65 NGC
3129684002

Gem $425 New August 25! Gem Original, Light Rose Gold Patina, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Philadelphia ANA Consignment . Bright light viewing of this 1911 Liberty or V Nickel is quite pleasing. Gem surfaces offer swirling cartwheels without uninterruption due to blemishes or heavy toning. Luster texture is closer to frosty for this piece. Well struck with sharp reverse wreath. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A quality consignment from the 2018 Philadelphia ANA show.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 25C 1877
MS65
NGC
3237604004

Gem $1450 New August 25! Superior Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold and Blues, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Osprey does it again with another superior Liberty Seated quarter offering. The brilliant frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel light reflections are immediately evident whether viewing in hand or under a bright. This piece is a no question hammered strike and bold mint frosty throughout the devices. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Pretty peripheral gold and sky blue nicely framed untoned centers. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A special numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 50C 1844-O
Double Date
VG08
PCGS
18715996
WB-22
R4
Choice $1325 New August 25! WB-22, Popular Double Date, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accrately Graded. It is always a pleasure to stock the popular 1844-O Doubled Date in stock especially when in mid circulated grades and affordable to a wide range of collectors. This VG08 example features honest wear and natural toned medium gray surfaces. Regardless of the lower grade, the eye appeal is pleasing due to darker hues outlining the stars, legend and major devices. The date doubling is crisp and easily seen without a loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval and perfect for the collector who wishes to add this variety to a circulated grade Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. Please note the white lines/haze on upper left obverse by Liberty's face are on the holder and not on the coin. There was too much holder haze to attempt to edit out of the image.
Seated 50C 1891 Seated 50C 1891
F12 PCGS
30456438

Original $150 New August 25! Better Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina. Accurately Graded. Few collectors recognized that 1891 Philadelphia strikes are a better date in the Seated half dollar series. Mintage is only 200,000 as compared to 15,300,000 for dimes and 3,920,000 for quarters. This offering has nothing but honest wear with light gray surfaces. Strike is bold and surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and priced to sell.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 10C 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
R3
Choice $925 New August 24! Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 50C 1823
AU50
PCGS
31973264
O-105
Choice $550 New August 24! Near Gem Original, Steely Luster, Gray-Brown Patina, Hammered Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, A Most Pleasing Offering. Let's start the description for this 1823 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This awesome example was taken in trade, at Philadelphia ANA, from a leading collector of Capped Bust coinage. Writing the description is turning out to be more difficult that expected as the fields are smooth as glass but not mirrored. The only adjective that seems to fit is steely! A consisten gray-brown patina covers both side with darker shades surrounding stars and legend. Under a bright light, uninterrupted "steely" luster is most evident and exposes some embedded rose hues. In terms of blemishes, the only item holding this piece back from Gem quality rating is an ancient micro line in the upper left obverse field that requires a 10x loupe and some bright light swirling to locate. No other dealer would mention this, especially for a CAC approved example. Bottomline, this is a superior 1823 Capped Bust half that will please the most selective collector. Again it is a duplicate from a sophisticated collector and needs to return to another advanced collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
MS64 PCGS
35442653
LM-3
R2
Choice $1125 New August 24! Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster from lightly mirrored fields is immediately evident when viewing this 1829 LM-3 half dime. Main devices are frosty with hammered strike. A thin layer of copper gold patina covers both sides with mottled texture. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. When viewed under a light source, the light toning essentially disappears leaving frosty devices that are nicely contrasted by the mirrored fields. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an excellent first year issue candidate as as a mint state type coin.
Seated 5C 1858 Seated 5C 1858
MS63
PCGS
18683216

Choice $360 New August 24! Perfect Type Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Sky Blue and Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Heavy Reverse Clashing. The 1858 Seated half dime date is consider common therefore an inexpensive candidate for a mint state type set. But the quality and eye appeal must be there; this offering features both. Vibrant frosty luster consistent with a higher grade is immediately noted during first viewing under a light source. Sky blue and gold toning is quite transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is typical. Reverse has heavily die clashing between denomination and right wreath devices. Blemish wise, there is one faint hairline seen between HALF and dime when swirling under a light source. This fact may explain the conservatively assigned MS63 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert plus CAC approval.