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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust $1 1803 Draped Bust $1 1803
Large 3
AU53 PCGS
28945167
B-6, BB-255
Original $8750 New May 29! Mirrored Fields, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, ANACS 1994 Photo Proof, Winesteven Collection. An important GFRC offering of an 1803 Large 3 Bolen-6, BB-255 draped bust dollar that was previously encapsulated by ANACS during 1996 with four page Photo Proof documentation. At the time of certification, this choice circulated example was tied for finest at the AU53 grade level at ANACS. The following description was taken directly from the ANACS Photo Proof, "Boldly struck, this example also retains nearly its full luster and rivals the appearance of a Min State coin. Surfaces are remarkaby clean for such a large piece. Diagnostically, numerals 0 and 3 in the date are repunched, and two large die cracks may seen at the eagle's right wingtip. After 1800, silver dollars began to disappear from circulation with many being shipped overseas or melted for silver bullion content. Crossed by the Winesteven Collection collection consignor into current PCGS 2014 generation holder.
Gold G$1 1853 Gold G$1 1853
MS64
PCGS
29298393

Gem $1495 New May 29! Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 1889 Gold G$1 1889
MS64+
PCGS
28848305

Gem $1350 New May 29! Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. Offers are welcomed. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
F15 PCGS
83797799
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$550
New May 29! Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Conservatively Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A top quality Liberty Seated 1839 No Drapery half dollar offering that is needed by type set and date and mintmark set collectors. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with natural gun metal gray patina. Conservative grading. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A strictly original type coin offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that will not last long.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Tall Date
EF45 PCGS
83797795
WB-12
Original $575 New May 29! Tall Date, Crusty Original, Thick Gray-Brown, Cracked Reverse, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. This 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar is the definition of "crusty original". Surfaces are covered with thick gray-brown patina that has accumulated after decades of unmolested storage. Strike is hammered with all obverse and reverse devices being deeply impressed. Reverse is cracked and consistent with the attribution guide from Bill Bugert's Federal Register on Philadelphia halves 1839-1853. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The better of the two 1846 date punch style varieties and natural toning from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
AU55 PCGS
80609010
WB-5
Choice $3350 New May 29! Repunched 18, Scarce Date and Grade, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Rose-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A gorgeous 1851 WB-5 duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection; the top Liberty Seated half dollar set in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Surfaces are fully choice and covered with transparent rose and blue patina that performs well under a light source. Reverse coloring is a more uniform rose-gold during bright light viewing. Let's not forget how challenging this date is to locate in general, and especially in AU grades given the silver bullion arbitrage of the 1850 through 1852 timeframe. Strike is complete with full head details and hair curls. Star all have connected centrils and the reverse eagle device and lower claws are fully defined too. A top quality offering from the leading collection of AU grade Liberty Seated half dollars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and deserving special consideration.
Trade $1 1877S Trade $1 1877-S
MS63+
PCGS
01471243

Choice $2600 New May 29! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 373 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 15 of those 373; s 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 15. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation even at the strong asking price. If seriously interested, then please contact me to discuss the offering and the price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 Walking Liberty 50C 1936
PR64+
PCGS
06598651

Gem $2800 New May 29! Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Light Creamy White Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. First year of Walking Liberty half dollar proof strikes since 1915 and so popular for that reason. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage (3901 coins) of proofs struck during the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a slightly lower mintage. Scarce in any grade and rare in Superb Gem condition along with being the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. This gem example offers watery mirrors and hammered strike. There is a faint amount of reverse toning that has been over emphasized by GFRC images. Speaking of the GFRC images, they leave much to be desired with the coin in hand being significantly more attractive and pleasing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Once again, superior quality from the Winesteven Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
Punctuated Date
EF45
PCGS
33546828
O-103
Gem HOLD
$1750
New May 27! 181.7 Punctuated Date, Gem Original, Multi Color Satiny Luster, Conservative Grading. Is this 1817 Punctuated Date conservatively graded at the EF45 level? When only viewing the half dollar and not the PCGS holder label, most collectors would arrive at an AU50 grade given the strong satiny luster and limited wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and covered with semi transparent shades of gold, aquamarine, blue and faint rose. This piece is in an early die state (0-103 variety) with the dot between 1 and 7 being well defined. Both obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. A popular die variety and listed separately in the PCGS price guide. The last 1817 Punctuated date example, in PCGS EF45 CAC, to reach the auction block brought $2000 during September 2016. A special value at the asking price.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
AU58 PCGS
30447896
F-110
Choice $550 New May 27! Doubled Die North, Bold Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
30447897
F-122
Choice HOLD
$285
New May 27! Die Scratches Below Date, Hammered Strike, Choice Original, Crusty Olive Gray, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Large Date
AU53
PCGS
28172763
F-103a
Choice $400 New May 27! Lapped Obverse Die, Rare Preservation States, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
Choice $275 New May 27! Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10c 1859O Seated 10C 1859-O
AU58 PCGS
30447913
F-101
Choice HOLD
$485
New May 27! Large O Mintmark, Hammered Strike, Lustrous Golden Patina, Scarce at Grade Level, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10c 1873 Seated 10C 1873
Closed 3
MS62
PCGS Rattler
7079692
F-101a
Choice HOLD
$450
New May 27! Choice Original, Light Silver Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in first generation PCGS Rattler holder with CAC green bean approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime reference collection.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC
EF45 PCGS
29860424
Briggs 2-B
Original $1600 New May 27! Challenging Date, Original Light Gray, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Very few 1875 Carson City quarter strikes come to market in a year's time. As a date, an R-5 rarity in EF/AU is listed according to Briggs and validates the scarcity. This example features surfaces with frosty texture and faint gray patina. Overall strike is well executed including the lower reverse rim which Briggs mentions as having strike weakness issues. Mintage is 140,000 but with a very low survival rate in all grades. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering that is worthy of special consideration by advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 50C 1831
AU50 raw
O-104
Original $350 New May 26! Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Attractive and Fairly Graded. The steely luster on this attractive 1831 O1-04 half is immediately noticed when first viewing. Obverse is toned a transparent gun metal gray with rose hues emerging under a light source. Reflective luster is quite active on the reverse with a limited amount of light gold toning. Strike is bold on obverse and typical on the reverse for O-104 strikes; weakness at the scroll. A lovely Capped Bust half for a date set or type set, it is all up to the buyer to consider.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
MS62 NGC
3708478014

Original HOLD
$270
New May 26! Type 2 Obverse F-114 Discovery Piece, Untoned Surfaces, Wire Rim, Denver Collection. Part of a Denver Collection consignment to GFRC during March 2017 and identified as a new Type 2 obverse die variety. The offered dime is the web-book plate coin for the new F-114 listing. Surfaces are untoned with active luster. An obvious wire rim is seen on the obverse. Date placement is the only attribution point for the F-114 die variety. Note the DR 1C date placement per the Denticle Ruler method and the small gap between the left foot of the 1 digit and the 0 Denticle.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 10C 1905
AU55 raw

Original $80 New May 25! Original Surfaces, Frosty White Luster, Quite Attractive. Whether for a type set or Barber dime date and mintmark set, this lovely 1905 Philadelphia strike offers pleasing surfaces and frosty luster. Strike is deeply impressed. You can't go wrong for the asking price. From the Denver Collection.
Barber 25C 1899 Barber 25C 1899
EF40 raw

Original HOLD
$55
New May 25! Strictly Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Attractive For Grade, Denver Collection. GFRC images are accurate in capturing the overall appearance and gun metal gray toning. A quality Barber quarter at a fair price from the Denver Collection.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 25C 1914-S
AG3 PCGS
24216827

Original $60 New May 25! Key Date, Original Surfaces, Honest Wear, Denver Collection. Housed in 2013 PCGS transition holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A nice collector coin from the Denver Collection.
Barber 50C 1904S Barber 50C 1904-S
G4 ANACS
5150973

Original $45 New May 25! Key Date, Bold Rims, Uniform Gray Patina, Denver Collection. Just honest wear with bold rims. A good value at the assigned grade level. Housed in ANACS gold holder. From the Denver Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1919S Buffalo 5C 1919-S
VF20 NGC
1549782043

Original $90 New May 25! Better Details, Strong Devices, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Strictly original and perfect for a circulated Indian Head nickel set. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A nice collector coin from the Denver Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1937D Buffalo 5C 1937-D
MS64 raw

Choice $30 New May 25! Near Gem Original, Pretty Dual Sided Toning, A Pleasing Example, Denver Collection. A pretty 1937 Denver strike with bold golden brown luster. The dual sided toning is quite attractive. From the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 50C 1831
AU53 PCGS
33104343
O-104
Choice $450 New May 25! Choice Original, Faint Creamy Olive Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely O-104 example with perfect surfaces and light creamy olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. This piece features a bold obverse strike with some reverse weakness. Die erosion is considerable and especially surrounding the stars. Reverse die is in an early die state and provides sharper devices. Overall, a attractive and strictly original bust half for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1871 Seated $1 1871
AU55 raw

Original HOLD
$550
New May 25! Steely Light Gold, Original Surfaces, Mirrored Reverse, Value Priced. Taken in trade at the Central States show from a Dansco type set that was being broken up. All examples from this set were previously straight graded in PCGS holders. This 1871 Seated Dollar has mirrored fields that some graders will not appreciate. The first attempt at PCGS to place this one back into a holder ended with a Details Cleaned designation which I disagree with. Rather than resubmit again, I've decide to wholesale this one to GFRC customers at my cost. This is a quality seated dollar with bold strike and mirrored fields. Under a light source, the obverse fields have a light copper gold coloring throughout while the reverse has a light gold ring at the rims. An excellent value for a Dansco or Whitman album set collector.
Seated 10C 1874CC Seated 10C 1874-CC
EF Details raw
F-101
Original $7500 New May 25! Original Surfaces, Punched and Tooled, Rare Date and Grade, Osprey Collection. A no question strictly original example of the 1874 Carson City key date for completing a Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. Surfaces have no indications of porosity, after careful 10x loupe inspection, which is so common on most examples. Strike is quite good with a nearly complete head. The issue is a long ago reverse punch at the denominations that left an extrusion on the obverse. The obverse extrusion was then tooled down leaving a untoned circular region at Liberty's knees. Therefore, this piece will not grade and is targeted for a collector building a Dansco or Whitman album set and needing to fill that 1874-CC hole. Given the number of banged up and porous pieces seen over the years, this EF40 example should fit nicely into an EF or AU grade set without breaking the bank. From the Osprey Collection. I believe the asking price is fair based on CoinFacts auction records for problem 1874-CC examples.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Small Date
MS62 NGC
2016069005
F-104
Original HOLD
$1585
New May 24! Small Date, Clashed Reverse, Original Surfaces, Rose-Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1837 Small Date dime with bold strike and blemish free surfaces. Don't let the NGC holder and assigned grade hold back a purchase decision as this piece is better than most seen at MS62 grade level. Grading was conservative during the early 1990s and this piece is indeed consistent within that timeframe. Surfaces are covered with a light rose-gold patina that is accentuated with plenty of luster under bright light. Small Date 1837 dimes in mint state are more challenging than their Large Date counterparts. Housed in early generation NGC holder.
Seated 25c 1854 Seated 25C 1854
AU58 PCGS
32018024

Choice HOLD
$460
New May 24! Bisecting Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Seal Beach Collection. A choice original example and perfect With Arrows type coin at the AU58 grade level. A bisecting reverse die crack starts at the rim adjacent to the left wing tip and moves diagonally through the shield and right wing. Strike is fully executed while devices are covered with original mint frost. Luster is consistent with the assigned grade level. A tiny blemish is the upper left reverse field is noted for complete accuracy. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An interesting cracked reverse die offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
VF20 PCGS
82947830
WB-13
Original HOLD
$270
New May 24! Cracked Reverse, R5 Die Pairing, Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A challenging cracked reverse die pairing per Bill Bugert's Federal Register on Liberty Seated half dollars struck at the New Orleans mint. Reverse die break patterns are similar to that of the popular Baseball Die Cracked reverse. This piece is strictly original with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina that offers major blue hues under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free for the assigned grade while the obverse rim has two tiny anomalies that disturbed the toning. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An interesting die variety for the astute Seated half dollar collector.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
16162546
WB-12 WB-105 FS-301
Gem HOLD
$800
New May 24! Repunched Date, Fully Struck, Awesome Golden Gray Coloring, Ample Residual Luster, Grey Soldier Collection. A gem original example with rich brown-golden surfaces and boldly repunched date. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues, especially on the reverse. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices. Die cracks throughout obverse and reverse indicare that this piece was struck from late die state dies. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-105". CAC approval is absolutely warranted for this lovely gem. Another superior offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 50C 1843
EF45
PCGS
20398271
WB-27
Choice HOLD
$285
New May 24! Heavily Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Rose, Gray and Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Bill Bugert's favorite 1843 shattered reverse die variety as stated in his WB-27 listing within the recent Federal Registry series on Philadelphia die varieties. This piece is choice original with pretty rose, gray and blue patina that glows under a bright light. The reverse is a spider web of die cracks that will pleased die variety specialists. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal. A superb offering for the Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collector from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
Dramatically Doubled Date
AU50 PCGS
81613406
WB-102, FS-301, WB-6
Choice HOLD
$4500
New May 24! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Grey Soldier Collection. WB-102 MPD-1, R.6 in all grades. The date is repunched east, with bold remnants of bases of the early date punch. A misplaced 9 also protrudes from the bottom of Liberty's rock. Completely struck with no device weakness whatsoever. Abundant rose-gray luster penetrates the medium ebony gray surface coloring. Wiley and Bugert have assigned an R7 rarity rating at AU grade level. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301, WB-102 (FS-004.5)". A comparable sale as benchmark is Heritate PCGS AU58 lot from the July 2003 Baltimore show sale (Lot #7554) that realized $7100. This example had weak obverse strike on left stars. A rare Liberty Seated half dollar die variety in superb preservation state from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
AU50 PCGS
32292499
WB-18
Choice HOLD
$350
New May 24! WB-18 Discovery Coin, Hammered Strike, Original Golden Luster, Underrated Date, Grey Soldier Collection. Unlisted in Bugert's Federal Registry for Liberty Seated New Orleans half dollar die varieties and discovered after the research thome was published. The 1850 New Orleans date is underrated at current pricing levels given its production timeframe during the melting of 1850 through 1852 dated halves for silver bullion arbitrage. This example offers reflective luster under a semi transparent layer of golden patina. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. There are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A strong offering from the Grey Soldier Collection that should not last long on GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
AU55 PCGS
82285679
WB-9
Choice HOLD
$350
New May 24! Big Foot "N", Choice Original, Shattered Obverse, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection . A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the astute Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collector. This is an awesome piece with thoroughly cracked obverse and reverse cud on U(N)ITED resulting in the "Big Foot N" designation by Wiley-Bugert. As important are the choice original surfaces and pleasing frost luster. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another special die variety offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
AU50 PCGS
81175389
WB-23
Original $750 New May 24! Rare Seated Half Dollar Die Pairing, Original Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Is this the finest known 1854-O WB-23 example? The Bill Bugert Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollars Volume IV covering New Orleans strikes from 1853 through 1861 lists the WB-23 die pairing as an R6 rarity. The plate coin, from the Mike Llyod Collection only grades VG8. This Grey Soldier specimen is full AU50 and accurately graded by PCGS. Surfaces are strictly original with light silver gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse offers bold die crack diagnostics from the denticles below the 1 digit up to the base and then to the rock and Star 1. There are additional die cracks, especially from foot to Star 13 and from Star 8 to cap to Stars 9 and 10. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another excellent offering to consider from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU50 PCGS
81833120

Original $185 New May 24! Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Original Olive Gray Surfaces, Grey Soldier Collection. A strictly original 1876 Seated half dollar offering from the Grey Soldier Collection that features a misplaced digit in the denticles directly below the final 76 digits. Surfaces are covered with semi transparent olive gray patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1847 Seated 5C 1847
Repunched Date
MS63
PCGS
18260343
V-1a
Gem HOLD
$385
New May 24! Repunched Date, Gem Original, Multicolor Patina, Hammered Strike, Grey Soldier Collection. V-1a, Repunched Date. A gem original example with hammered strike and pretty multi color semi-transparent patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Luster is the only parameter holding this half dime for a higher grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is icing on this little sweet cake. A superb half dime offering from the Grey Soldier Collection
Standing 25C 1920 Standing 25C 1920
MS64
PCGS
26436282

Choice $375 New May 24! Choice Original, Gray-Brown Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Most Standing Liberty quarters seen will have frosty luster with many being dipped in the past. This example, from the Grey Soldier Collection, is atypical and perfect of collectors of strictly original silver coinage. Luster has a satiny texture and accentuates the brown-gray obverse rim toning and the golden-olive coloring on the reverse. Strike is nearly complete with bold shield and revets but the head lacks definition of ear details. There is a blemish on the upper thigh that is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 10C 1821
Large Date
G06 PCGS
32184066
JR-4
Original HOLD
$75
New May 22! Original Light Gray Surfaces, Some Obverse Marks, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 10C 1829
Small 10C
F12 PCGS
32184067
JR-7
Original HOLD
$85
New May 22! Small 10C, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 10C 1829
Extra Large 10C
AG03 PCGS
30674747
JR-1
Original $95 New May 22! Extra Large 10C, Challenging Die Variety, Light Olive Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 10C 1834
Large 4
VG10 PCGS
32184068
JR-1
Original $70 New May 22! Large 4, Original Ebony Gray Fields, Nice Circulated Cameo Appearance, Denver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A nice collector Capped Bust dime from the Denver Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 10C 1814
Small Date
AU55 PCGS
84152238
JR-1
Original HOLD
$1695
New May 21! Small Date, Rare Grade, Lustrous Golden Gray, Accurately Graded. Locating choice examples of any of the five different 1814 die varieties in EF or better is challenging. Breen speculated that the first reported delivery of 34,000 dimes dated 1814 were those of the Small Date punch. However, the authors of the classic reference, Early United States Dimes 1796 to 1837 below the ratio of Large Date to Small Date examples is approximately 5 to 1. Regardless, PCGS population report indicates few example grade at the AU level. In AU50 through AU58 grades, only 12 pieces are noted with CoinFacts having no auction records to report. Therefore pricing the current GFRC example is difficult. Moving to that dime.... Strike is typical for the variety with obverse weakness on the upper stars and cap while the reverse has partial denticles below the denomination and by UNITED. Surfaces are original with golden gray luster throughout the obverse and more subdued luster on the reverse. There are a few fully toned over lines on the upper reverse that are not distracting. Freshly graded as taken in trade at the 2017 Central States show. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1843O Seated 50C 1843-O
AU53 PCGS
82101506
WB-11
Choice HOLD
$510
New May 21! Choice Original, Frosty Residual Luster, Light Gray-Blue, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading . A choice example of the WB-11 die variety with ample residual mint frost within the major devices. Surfaces are perfectly natural and covered with light gray and teal patina. Strike is complete with full hair curls and connected star centrils along with eagle feathers and claws. There are no blemishes to discuss either. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. If searching out an quality 1843 New Orleans strike, then please consider this example.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 50C 1854
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
19348151

Choice $575 New May 21! With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Seal Beach Collection. A pretty offering that every type set collector should consider for their Seated half dollar With Arrows requirement. This 1854 half offers uniform gun metal gray and blue patina along with a complete strike. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and attractive. Under a light source, the obverse shifts to blueish rims with soft brown center while the reverse is mottled rose and gray-blue. I like this offering a lot and believe you will also. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A top quality type coin offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
MS61 NGC
1932269007

Original $550 New May 21! Frosty Original Cartwheel Luster, Untoned Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Lots of Eye Appeal. Much better than the NGC MS61 grade designation due to conservative grading. This 1876 Philadelphia strike offers frosty cartwheel luster throughout obverse and reverse. The surfaces are original with ample mint frost. Strike is well executed with all major device being deeply impressed. Obverse has two tiny bagmarks in the right obverse field otherwise, surfaces are surprisingly blemish free for the assigned grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Trade $1 1880 Trade $1 1880
PR64CAM PCGS
83712268

Gem $4250 New May 21! Gem Original, Bold Watery Mirrors, Classic Rose-Gold Light Toning, Eye Appeal, LaSalle Collection. A stunning 1880 Proof Cameo Trade dollar that is worthy of consideration by selective collectors. Freshly graded by the consignor and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This piece is completely fresh to market after being in bank vault storage for several decades. Surfaces provide plenty of watery texture and reflections under a light source. An 10x loupe was used towards checking for any stray hairlines and none were found. This offering is an outright gem from the LaSalle Collection. Photographing large denomination proof strikes is not a GFRC strength. Therefore images provide a basic idea of the coloring and appearance but in hand viewing is absolutely warranted to appreciate the originality and proof cameo surfaces.
Trade $1 1882 Trade $1 1882
PR64CAM PCGS
84152240

Gem $4250 New May 21! Gem Original, Bold Watery Mirrors, Mottled Rose-Gold Light Toning, Eye Appeal, LaSalle Collection. Another pleasing proof Trade Dollar offering from the LaSalle Collection worthy of consideration by selective collectors. This 1882 PCGS PR64 Cameo example has just been graded by the consignor and is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Mintage for the 1882 proof only date is a low 1,097. This piece is completely fresh to market after being in bank vault storage for several decades. Watery textured surfaces and reflections are dominant under a light source. A blue ring at the rim and mottled gold are evident on the obverse while the reverse has more sky blue surround the legend. This offering is an outright gem from the LaSalle Collection. Photographing large denomination proof strikes is not a GFRC strength. Therefore images provide a basic idea of the coloring and appearance but in hand viewing is absolutely warranted to appreciate the originality and proof cameo surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1813 Capped Bust 50C 1813
AU53 PCGS
11938650
O-110
Original $985 New May 20! Heavily Clashed Obverse, Original Gray with Teal Arc, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. The Overton 110 variety features sharply clashed letters (from reverse scroll) below the bust and extending to lower left field by star 1. Triple die clashes are evident in the lettering. In this late die state, the reverse is heavily eroded with some loss of lower reverse devices, claws and olive leaves due to die lapping. This offered example, from the Santa Fe Collection, has substantial remaining luster and is strictly original. Surfaces are generally light gray while the obverse has a darker teal arc from top of cap down to star 13. Reverse also features a think deep blue arc at the lower rim. Strike is well executed for an early date open collar strike. Surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 50C 1829
AU58 PCGS
83989888
O-112
Choice $1050 New May 20! Hammered Strike, Steely Copper-Gold Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Wow, what a great 1829 O-112 example with hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse coupled with transparent copper gold patina. Frosty golden cartwheel luster swirls and is so pleasing when placed under a light source. A superior example that is accurately graded and should satisfy the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Superior quality from the Santa Fe Collection consignor.
Early Commems 50C 1922 Early Commems 50C 1922
MS65 PCGS
83989878

Gem $485 New May 20! Grant Memorial, Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. No Star in Obverse field. A perfectly original example of the Grant Memorial commemorative issued as a centenary souvenir. Surfaces are strictly original with faint ebony specs on the reverse as validation. Strike is complete. Satiny luster is dominate with a host of faint die polish lines within the obverse fields. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another strong offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1809 Early Copper 1/2C 1809
AU53 PCGS
83989893
C-6
Gem $385 New May 20! Rotated Reverse 135 Degrees, Gem Original, Darker Ebony-Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection . Cohen 6. Rotated Reverse 135 Degrees. Excellent example of the Classic Head half cent design with the dramatically rotated reverse as a bonus. Surfaces are lustrous, especially the reverse with gorgeous gray-blue coloring under a bright light. With viewed in hand, the overall toning is dark consistent with the GFRC images. Adding a bright light, unleashes the underlying luster and lighten the coloring. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Planchet quality is high with faint verdigris seen surrounding the devices and within protection areas. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 PCGS holder. Another eclectic offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Liberty 5C 1912 Liberty 5C 1912
PR64 PCGS
12362884

Choice $325 New May 20! Choice Proof Surfaces, Faint Golden Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Last year of design issue as a proof with mintage of 2,145. This example has been very well preserved with even gray surfaces that expose faint golden hues and even some blues under bright light. Strike is uniform. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider for a type set.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
With Drapery, Large O
G Details PCGS
83988934

Original $1050 New May 20! With Drapery, Large O, Seated Quarter Die Variety Rarity, Obverse Grafitti, Original Gray Surfaces, Santa Fe Collection. A significant Liberty Seated mintmark size die variety that has been historically challenging to locate in any grade. This die variety is part of the Top 25 Seated Quarter varieties set as listed in the GFRC Open Set Registry. This no question original example has deep bold rims and is undergraded with Good Details designation. I would grade a full VG with five letters of Liberty showing along with residual feathers in the eagle's left wing. The Details designation (Graffiti) is due to two lines in the left obverse that might be construed as an initial but I have my doubts. Regardless, this is an important die variety offer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Santa Fe Collection of eclectic offerings.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
VG8 raw
WB-2
Cleaned $100 New May 20! Rare Late Die State Obverse "Checkmark" Die Crack, Cleaned, Light Gray, Half Way There Collection. An R5 die state of the WB-2 die pairing. A bold die crack with shelf metal is seen from the cap into Liberty's head. Surfaces are dull light gray from an old cleaning. Few examples are known. From the Half Way There Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
Medium Letters
G4 raw
WB-12
Market Acceptable HOLD
$175
New May 20! Reverse of 1839-O, No Mintmark, Long Ago Clean, Retoned, Always in Demand, Half Way There Collection. The 1840-(O) date with Medium Letters reverse from 1839-O Reeded Edge production is always in demand as a special type coin. Few are seen and when stocked, they typically fly out the door. This G4 example is quite satisfactory for an album type set. Surfaces were probably cleaned a long time ago and have completely recovered. There are no distracting blemishes to discusss. From the Half Way There Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollae die varieties.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
VG10 raw
WB-104 WB-3
Market Acceptable HOLD
$95
New May 20! Large O Mintmark, Scarce Die Marriage, Heavy Crusty Toning, Ebony Gray Coloring, Half Way There Collection. An R-5 die marriage in late die state with heavy vertical die cracks through (H)ALF (D)OLLAR. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty ebony gray patina. From the Half Way There Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
VF30 raw
WB-104 WB-13
Cleaned $100 New May 20! Rare Die Marriage, Cracked Reverse, Cleaned, White Surfaces, Well Struck, Half Way There Collection. The WB-13 die variety is found with a Large O mintmark and heavy die cracks in the lower reverse through HAL(F) DO(L). Bill Bugert, in his Federal Register series on Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties, list this piece's rarity as R5. As with many of the Half Way There Collection consigned offerings, this example has been dipped and is now an even white. Strike is quite bold including the lower reverse die cracks.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
VF30 raw
WB-106 WB-18
Cleaned $295 New May 20! Triple Date Punched, Cleaned, Dull Gray, Half Way There Collection. Triple punched date is obvious on this cleaned VF30 example. Bold repunching is seen under the 45 digits. Surfaces are a dull light gray while the strike is well executed. From the Half Way There Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 50C 1858-S
AU53 PCGS
3668124
WB-10
Original $695 New May 20! Difficult S Mint, Original Steel Silver Gray, Rose-Gold Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A better date San Francisco half dollar with mintage of 476,000. A near choice example with ample remaining luster and steely silver gray patina. Adding a light source releases faint golden rose toning that is more concentrated on the reverse. For once, GFRC images adequately capture the bright light viewing experience. Strike is nearly completed with only star 7 and the top of Liberty's head showing some weakness. There are no blemishes to discuss. Overall, a quality 1858 San Francisco half that is quite pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
AU55 PCGS
09889300

Choice HOLD
$950
New May 20! Choice Original, Steely Gray Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Almost never available at this grade level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1870S Seated 50C 1870-S
AU55 PCGS
81272965
WB-4
Original HOLD
$825
New May 20! Original Russett Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
AU55 PCGS
83825711
WB-4
Choice HOLD
$900
New May 20! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Light Gold at Rims, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Full description shortly.
Trade $1 1876S Trade $1 1876-S
AU55 PCGS
83988908

Original $465 New May 20! Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A lovely 1876 San Francisco struck Trade dollar that is no question original and unmolested. Both obverse and reverse are covered with crusty gun metal gray-blue patina. When viewed under a bright light, the coloring shifts to rose and aquamarine, especially on the reverse. This piece is essentially blemish free with just a faint amount of field chatter by star 5. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 50C 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
2769551
O-112
Choice HOLD
$785
New May 19! Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A popular 1807 first year of issue Capped Bust half dollar variety with a bold upper left loop of a 2 digit seen to the immediate left of the 5 digit. Early Capped Bust halves are so enough seen with weak center strike and nearly incomplete left eagle wing. This example, on the other hand, is well struck with all hair curls completely defined. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gun metal gray and blue patina. Under bright light, a blue obverse ring is evident while the reverse has olive toning surround the legend. There is one ancient toned over line on the lower bust immediately below the clasp. A top quality offering that received CAC approval. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with reverse PNG hologram. From the Santa Fe Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 50C 1827
Sq. Base 2
EF40 PCGS
83772589
O-119
Original $225 New May 19! Better Overton Variety, Original Gray, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. 1827 Capped Bust halves are a major challenge when collected by Overton die variety due to 40+ possibilities to contend with. This O-119 Square Base 2 example is strictly original with natural light gray surfaces. Strike is full with rounded stars and well defined hair curls. Accurately graded at the EF40 level but with lots of remaining device details due to the bold strike. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. A top quality 1827 half that is affordable for the quality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another strong offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1C 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 New May 19! Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Early Copper 2C 1864 Early Copper 2C 1864
Large Motto
MS64+BN PCGS
83989894

Gem $395 New May 19! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Let open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this 1864 Large Motto 2 cent piece is superior to many seen. This offerings has the optimum balance of strike, originality and eye appeal and would be ideal for a type set. Strike is boldly executed and uniform. Surfaces are perfectly original and retains ample red coloring regardless of the PCGS Brown designation. And finally, the piece has distinctly toning and excellent bright light performance. Freshly graded and new to the market from the Santa Fe Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. You can't go wrong ordering this 2 cent piece.
Morgan $1 1893O Morgan $1 1893-O
EF45
PCGS
27928523

Choice $635 New May 19! Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A perfectly original example of the 1893 New Orleans key date for your consideration. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with light to medium gray patina. Accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with edte view insert. A top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 50C 1851O Seated 50C 1851-O
MS62 NGC
1884129006
WB-2
Choice $2250 New May 19! Scarce Pre 1853 Date, Superior Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Motor City Collection. A superior example of the very scarce 1851 New Orleans date that will pleased even the most selective collector. All 1850 through 1852 Seated halves struck at Philadelphia and New Orleans are much scarcer than recorded mintage due to silver content arbitrage. This issue was resolved during 1853 with a reduction in silver weight. But by then, many halves struck in the preceeding years had been melted. This strictly original example managed to survive. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and covered with transparent gun metal gray patina along with intermixed rose and blues. The coloring is similar to that of the old paper enveloped toned pieces in the Newman sale. This lovely New Orleans simply excels when viewed under a bright light. The obverse patina melts away exposing a gold ring at the stars that nicely frames light rose and blues over the center devices. The reverse offers a sky blue ring surrounding the legend and rose center. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned grade and all are fully toned over and not worth mentioning. Strike is full with all star centrils connected and a well formed eagle and associated devices. I really like this piece from the Motor City Collection and believe the next owner will also. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 5C 1858 Seated 5C 1858
Inverted Date
EF40 PCGS
11797645

Original HOLD
$285
New May 19! Inverted Date, Original Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Popular Variety. The 1858 Inverted Date is a very scarce variety but not as scarce as the 1858/1858 doubled date. A popular variety as the die sinker first punched the date incorrectly into the die in an upside-down position, then punched it in correctly after realizing the mistake.  The underlying, upside-down date remains clearly visible in the die including on lower grade examples. This example is strictly original with uniformly toned surfaces. Strike on the 1858 Inverted Date is typically weak and this example is no different. I believe the assigned EF40 grade is a tad conservative given the residual luster under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label has the Inverted Date attribution. Purchased from the same collection that produced the 1858/1858 specimen. Off the market since 2009 and an opportunity for the astute die variety collector.
3Cent Silver 3C 1856 3Cent Silver 3C 1856
AU58 PCGS
83779754

Original $415 New May 18! Original Surfaces, Even Gray with Mottled Gold, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Strict originality is evident on this 1856 3 cent silver piece. Surfaces are entire blemish free including sharp rims that a continuous and without issues. Strike is uniformed and well placed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 10C 1821
Small Date
EF45 PCGS
83989838
JR-9
Choice $825 New May 18! Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. An early open collar 1821 Capped Bust dime with attractive light gun metal gray toning. Surfaces are perfectly natural with residual mint frost in the protected areas. Well struck with most stars having rounded points along with fully defined reverse eagle feathers. When viewed with a light source, the obverse patina is semi transparent to the underlying residual luster while the reverse luster is quite reflective due to a thin layer of gray transparent toning that also includes gold and light blue hues. If a fan of strictly original Capped Bust dimes, then this JR-9 example may be for you. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Capped Bust 10C 1830 Capped Bust 10C 1830
Medium 10C
MS61 PCGS
83989837
JR-3
Choice $1750 New May 18! Proof Like Surfaces, Choice Original Faint Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Santa Fe Collection. A wonderful offering from the Santa Fe Collection that deserved special consideration. One does not often see Capped Bust dimes with mirrored or proof like fields but this example definitely made a positive impression at GFRC. Let's start with strike...it is absolutely hammered with every star nicely rounded and all hair curls deeply impressed. Ditto for the reverse eagle device. Then there is the original light silver gray patina with faint ebony specs that scream originality. And finally, just tilt this dime under a light source and the fields turn to mirrors on obverse and reverse. Just incredible! The variety happens to be JR-3 (R3) with a bold late die state crack from star 7 across the top of the cap. It appears that the JR-3 die pair were polished towards the end of production life and the result is this gorgeous example for modern day collectors. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Hurry on this one as I would love to add this one to my personal collection as so special.
Capped Bust 10C 1832 Capped Bust 10C 1832
VF25 raw
JR-6
Original $100 New May 18! Better Die Variety, Original Surfaces, Gray with Ebony Highlights, Conservatively Graded. A decent JR-6 example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is toned an even gray with ebony shades surrounding the stars and date. Reverse is more lightly toned. Well struck.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
EF40 raw

Original $200 New May 18! 50 CENTS Reverse Type, Crusty Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, Fairly Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1837 Reeded Edge 50 CENTS reverse type. Surfaces are covered with crusty medium gray patina and are essentially blemish free. There is a fully toned over blemish near the left wing tip that is mentioned for complete accuracy and is visible on the GFRC images. Overall a wholesale 1837 Reeded Edge half that saw light circulation before being saved. Previously holdered by PCGS and graded EF40, then cracked out for placement in a Dansco album type set collection. Some excellent quality here. Taken in on trade at the 2017 Central States show and needs a new loving home.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 5C 1833
AU58 PCGS
83989848
LM-9
Choice $475 New May 18! Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Heavily Lapped Obverse Die, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. When viewing this lovely 1833 half dime, one has to remember the LM-9 die variety is the last use of Obverse 2 with star 6 doubled. At this point, the die has been lapped due to heavy die clashing in front of face leading to weaker devices. Contrast this with the reverse which is bolder and in an earlier die state. With that said, let's describe the piece in hand and under bright light. A no question AU58 example with satiny luster on the obverse and glowing frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse coloring is dominated by aquamarine with intermixed rose while the reverse is transparent gold that glows under a light source. The reverse denomination is sharply doubled and demonstrates classic ejection doubling. Freshly graded by the Santa Fe Collection consignor and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Definitely worth consideration for an advanced collection.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan $1 1882-S
MS66
NGC
3216831001

Gem $350 New May 18! Superb Gem, Gorgeous Obverse Coloring, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Eye appeal is quite high for this lovely 1882 San Francisco Morgan dollar accurately graded at the MS66 level. Sky blue and rose are intermixed on the obverse while the reverse is blast white with brilliant cartwheel luster. GFRC images well capture the light obverse coloring that appears to float on the surface. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Yet another strong offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 10C 1851 Seated 10C 1851
EF45 raw
F-105
Market Acceptable $95 New May 18! Repunched Date, Light Gray, Decent Strike, Top 100 Varieties . A decent example of the F-105 die variety with date repunching below the 851 digits. This dime has seen an ancient cleaning and has fully recovered on the obverse with nice light gray surfaces. The reverse is comparable with only a few subtle hairlines under DIME that have not completely toned over. Accurately graded at the EF45 level.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
VF30 PCGS
33791340
F-102
Choice $450 New May 18! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Civil War Years Strike, Conservative Grading, Santa Fe Collection.. Attention Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collections….. Don't pass up this choice original 1867 San Francisco F-102 example that is entirely problem free. Strike is typical of the issue therefore the conservative PCGS grading. Surfaces are covered with a uniform gun metal gray patina along with old ebony specs that validate the strict originality. There are no blemishes whatsoever. An R4 die variety is VF or better and worth of special consideration. Another strong offering from the Santa Fe Collection that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 50C 1859
AU53 raw

Choice $325 New May 18! Choice Original, Dusty Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Residual Luster. A strictly original 1859 Philadelphia strike with dusty light gray patina throughout. The patina is transparent; bright light viewing activates the underlying surface luster. Strike is typical. Overall, an attractive Seated half that is unmolested though still raw. This piece will easily grade if that is your desired route.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
Large Stars
MS64 PCGS
33990695

Gem $900 New May 18! Eye Candy, Glowing Aquamarine-Rose-Gold Luster, Super Original, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A very special 1838 Large Stars half dime that would be ideal for a mint state early type collection. GFRC accurately capture the colors as seen in hand. Bright light viewing leads to a glowing luster including a golden obverse ring at the stars and uniform rose-gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered with round stars and deeply impressed hair curls. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but technically, this half dime is accurately graded due to two parallel micro lines on the obverse to the left of the date. These lines can be seen in the worst GFRC images (lines are parallel to the light source and enhanced) but not distracting when viewing in hand or with a loupe. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 5C 1840
No Drapery
AU58 PCGS
83988928

Choice HOLD
$275
New May 18! Choice Original, Super Bright Light Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Let open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The future owner will clearly understand why after viewing this lovely 1840 No Drapery half dime under a light source. GFRC images indicate a base layer of medium gun metal patina with intermixed aquamarine and gold hues. But when placed under a bright light, the in hand patina simply melts and exposes underlying rose, olive and blues on both obverse and reverse. A deep blue ring nicely frames the center devices on the reverse. Strike is hammered with each minute device detail well struck. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection to quick consider.
Seated 5C 1855 Seated 5C 1855
VF20 raw

Original $28 New May 18! Better With Arrows Type Coin, Original Surfaces, Obverse Blemish, Inexpensive.. An original 1855 With Arrows half dime that is slightly better. I still pick up nice original seated coins when possible.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 5C 1871
EF45 raw

Original $58 New May 18! Crusty Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A crusty original 1871 half dime for that empty slot in a Dansco or Whitman album. Fully blemish free. I still pick up nice original seated collector coins when possible.
Trade $1 1873 Trade $1 1873
PF63 NGC Fatty
313552007

Choice $2750 New May 18! Proof Strike, First Year of Issue, Light Rose-Gold, Reflective Surfaces, Accurately Graded, LaSalle Collection. First year of issue with small mintage of 865 pieces. Steely reflective surfaces immediately dominate the eyes when first viewing this 1873 Trade $ proof strike. Overall appearance is that of a cameo strike. However, I would not wish to crack out this example from its early NGC Fatty holder to secure a cameo designation. Under bright light, a golden ring forms at the rims along with a blue arc at upper obverse and lower reverse. Being curious as to the PF63 assigned grade, a 10x loupe was taken to the surfaces resulting in some faint micro hairlines in the left obverse field. This is mentioned for complete accuracy but the overall appearance is quite attractive. A strong offering from the LaSalle Collection consignor new to GFRC.
Trade $1 1878S Trade $1 1878-S
AU58 PCGS
31473245

Choice $685 New May 18! Choice Original, Steely Gray-Gold Luster, Accurately Graded, LaSalle Collection. Locating quality Trade Dollars with a combination of strictly original surfaces and eye appeal takes some patience. One has to jump in when above average reach the market. Take for example this 1878-S PCGS AU58 from the LaSalle Collection. Surfaces are choice with antique gray-gold patina and essentially no blemishes during a 10x loupe inspection. Yes, collectors should not be looking at dollar sized coins with a 10x loupe, but at GFRC, I'm critical about describing blemishes to ensure no returns. The left obverse field has a few toned over micro hairlines that are mentioned for 100% accuracy. Bright light performance is excellent with rich mottled gold over steely luster. Let's make this lovely Trade dollar a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as nice balance between eye appeal and originality. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943 Walking Liberty 50C 1943
MS66+ PCGS
33534249

Gem $295 New May 18! Gem Original, Fully Strike, Attractive Obverse Gold Ring Toning, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. GFRC images accurately capture the in hand eye appeal and strict originality. What they do not capture is the pretty golden toning ring under a light source along with frosty luster. Fully struck with all vertical gown lines clearly defined and a full thumb. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and yet another top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Medium Date, Rev 1842
VG10 raw
WB-102 WB-8
Market Acceptable $150 New May 16! Reverse Cud, Long Ago Clean, Retoned Even Gray, Half Way There Collection. Medium Date with reverse Cud at UN(ITE)D. This 1842 New Orleans strike has seen a long ago cleaning and has fully toned to an even gray. From the Half Way There Collection of slightly imperfect Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Small Date, Rev 1839
VG 8 raw
WB-1
Market Acceptable $975 New May 16! Rare New Orleans Small Date Offering, Old Clean, Retoned Medium Gray. This 1842-O Small Date Seated half is an important offering from the Half Way There Collection. The 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar is a very rare date that is usually found in average circulated grades. It was ranked fourth among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins within the March 2008 Gobrecht Journal Issue as a reference of its rarity. Nearly all known examples will bring four figures prices when one comes to market. This GFRC offering has seen a long ago cleaning and has completely recovered with consistent medium gray patina. A center obverse scrape is noted for complete accuracy.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
VF35 raw
WB-102 WB-2
Cleaned $100 New May 16! Repunched 845, Light Gray, Old Clean, Half Way There Collection. Repunching is seen to the right of the final 845 digits. Old non mechanical clean has left the surfaces too glossy to be original. Recovering with light gray obverse toning and faint gold on the reverse. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU58 raw
WB-15
Cleaned $350 New May 16! Cracked Obverse, Cleaned and Dipped, Fully Struck, Half Way There Collection. One immediately notes the boldly cracked obverse on this well struck 1849 Philadelphia strike. Unfortunately, the date area and reverse have seen a mechanical cleaning that has left faint hairlines. The piece is even white from being dipped. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1852O Seated 50C 1852-O
VG 8 raw
WB-2
Market Acceptable $525 New May 16! Rare Date, Long Ago Clean, Retoned Thick Gray, Obverse Grafitti, Half Way There Collection. The 1852 New Orleans date is challenging in low circulated grades up to VF. Mintage is only 144,000 with most exported for silver bullion content arbitrage. This surviving example is covered with thick crusty gray patina. There is grafitti in the right field which appears to be the initials WA. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
VG8 raw
WB-1
Original $750 New May 16! First Year San Francisco Issue, Original Gray Patina, Half Way There Collection. First year of Liberty Seated half dollar production at the San Francisco mint with a mintage of 129,950. This date circulated heavily on the west coast due to pent up demand for silver denomination coinage with low survival rates, especially choice, for modern day collectors. This example is original with just honest wear. There are a few old obverse lines mentioned for completely accuracy. A better date from the Half Way There Collection that would nicely fill the 1855-S hole in a Dansco album.
Seated 50C 1865S Seated 50C 1865-S
AU53 raw
WB-1
Cleaned $475 New May 16! Small Wide Broken S, Later Die State R6 Rarity, Very Well Struck San Francisco Civil Issue, Old Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. Another challenging offering from astute Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collectors. This 1865-S half is well struck with fully detailed hair curls and bold scroll edges regardless of some stars lacking connected centrils. Surfaces has seen a long ago non mechanical cleaning and have fully recovered with medium gray patina. Reverse is cracked at this point of time and is in an R6 late die state according to the Bill Bugert Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1868 Seated 50C 1868
VF30 raw
WB-102
Cleaned $185 New May 16! Repunched 18 Digits, Dull Silver Gray Surfaces, Old Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. GFRC images accurately illustrated surfaces and overall coloring due to an old cleaning. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
AU50 raw
WB-102
Cleaned $175 New May 16! Repunched 1, Even Attractive Gray, Ancient Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. This attractive 1870 half is so typical of old time collections where strike was king and technical surface conditions were secondary. Well known Liberty Seated dealer, Jim O'Donnell, would always give priority to strike and accept some surface issues. This philosophy changed with the TPG collecting generation starting during 1986. Now technical surface conditions are more important than strike. The 1870 half offers a hammered strike but the surfaces are too glossy to be original. An decent AU example that is fairly priced for what it is in today's market. No blemishes and attractive. From the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
AU55 raw
WB-102 WB-7
Cleaned $325 New May 15! Reverse Rim Cud, Reflective White Luster, Old Dip, Half Way There Collection. A popular Liberty Seated half dollar variety with well defined reverse rim cud above S(TAT)ES. This is a blast white piece that has been dipped. Residual luster is reflective and indicative of lightly mirrored fields. Accurately graded at the AU55 level with just a few bagmarks in the right obverse field. Strike is a bit inconsistent with bold scroll edge but a weak gown line. From the Half Way There Collection of slightly imperfect Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU50 raw
WB-105 WB-2
Original $350 New May 15! Repunched 44 North, 44 In Denticles, Uniform Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Half Way There Collection. A lovely 1844 Philadelphia strike with even gray surfaces that shift to rose-gold under a light source. The WB-2 die variety is quite interesting with repunching below the 44 digits along with misplaced tops of 44 digits in the denticles. The reverse die crack through STA(TES) to rim is bold. Strike is essentially complete and with nearly blemish free surfaces. A quality Seated half dollar that should grade if submitted to leading TPGs. A nice offerings from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
AU55 raw
WB-104 WB-7
Cleaned $1250 New May 15! Popular 6/Horizontal 6 die variety, Light Clean, Dipped White, Hammered Strike, Half Way There Collection. Once again, it is such a shame to see that someone cleaned an AU+ 6/Horizontal 6 example as the strike is absolutely hammered. Stars are nicely rounded with deeply connect centrils. Liberty's facial characteristics and hair curls are deeply impressed. Surfaces has seen a light mechanical clean followed by being dipped resulting in even white surfaces. Obverse rim has wire edge with bold rim cuds below the date digits. The undertype horizontal 6 is crisply defined due to strong strike. A problem free example of this die variety at the AU55 grade level would be a $3000 expenditure while this example can be purchased for a fraction of that price. Another important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU55 raw
WB-104 WB-6
Cleaned $250 New May 15! Repunched 47, Cleaned with Reflective Surfaces, Retoned Light Gray, Half Way There Collection. What a shame that someone cleaned this incredibly well struck 1847 WB-6 half. Repunching on the 47 digit is bold and consistent with attribution markers in Bill Bugert new Federal Registry for Philadelphia Liberty Seated Half Dollar strikes. Surfaces are quite reflective under bright light and covered with a thin gray and blue patina. Another nice Seated half dollar variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 50C 1851
AU58 raw
WB-6
Cleaned HOLD
$1750
New May 15! Key Date, Fully Struck, Soft Frosty Luster, Lightly Hairlined, Excellent Eye Appeal, Half Way There Collection. One of the important key Philadelphia dates in the Liberty Seated half dollar series and on every serious collector's want list. 1850 through 1852 Philadelphia and New Orleans struck halves were melted for silver content arbitrage. This practice was solved by the mint with a silver weight reduction during 1853. This surviving 1851 example has the initial appearance of mint state surfaces. Strike is hammered with all star centrils connected and deeply impressed facial details and hair curls. The reverse is also very well struck. The issue is a long ago faint cleaning that left hairlines in the obverse fields. A 10x loupe is necessary to view the hairlines when swirling the coin under light source. The reverse has much fewer hairlines with decent luster. AU58 is a fair grade with pricing set at roughly PCGS EF price guide. If your Liberty Seated half dollar collection resides in a Dansco or Whitman album and is missing the 1851 date, then this example would be an excellent addition. From the Half Way There Collection and worth special consideration.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 50C 1855-S
EF Det NGC
3178514006
WB-3
Cleaned HOLD
$1225
New May 15! First Year San Francisco Issue, Accurately Graded, Obverse Hairlines, Challenging Date, Half Way There Collection. First year of Liberty Seated half dollar production at the San Francisco mint with a mintage of 129,950. This date circulated heavily on the west coast due to pent up demand for silver denomination coinage with low survival rates, especially choice, for modern day collectors. This example is accurately certified by NGC as EF Details, Improper Cleaning. Obverse is even light gray with some hints of gold retoning at the rims. Unfortunately, the obverse has seen a mechanical cleaning leaving hairlines in the right and left fields. The reverse is mark and hairline free with only a dip to consider. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and hair curls being well defined. Priced to sell given the accurate NGC designation. A rare date with imperfections from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1857S Seated 50C 1857-S
AU50 raw
WB-1
Cleaned HOLD
$850
New May 15! Early San Francisco Date, Old Wipe, Reflective Light Gold Surfaces, Full Strike, Half Way There Collection. An early San Francisco date that is always in demand. Mintage is only 158,000 with typical low survival rate for choice examples due to heavy use in commerce. This example, from the Half Way There Collection, has seen an old cleaning leaving the surfaces more reflective than one would anticpate for AU50 level wear. Light gold patina is now evident across the obverse and reverse. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and on the eagle's low left leg. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes needing to be mentioned. A difficult date that is fairly priced for the surfaces conditions.
Seated 50C 1861S Seated 50C 1861-S
VF35 raw
WB-7
Cleaned $300 New May 15! Rare 1861-S Die Variety, Dull Gray Surfaces, Old Dip or Clean, Half Way There Collection. An important offering of the WB-7 die variety that is rated as an R6 by Bill Bugert. The WB-7 variety features an eroded obverse die with weak devices and date due to polishing. This die is paired with a heavily cracked reverse with spider web type die breaks throughout the legend, olive leaves and arrow heads. Surfaces are light gray and probably have seen a dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning. An excellent example of the WB-7 variety regardless of current preservation state. Another rare die variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 50C 1874
EF40 raw
WB-103
Cleaned $225 New May 15! Large Over Small Arrows, Cleaned Surfaces, Even Light Gray, Half Way There Collection. A challenging 1874 With Arrows die variety whereby the final large arrows were repunched over smaller arrows. Traces of the smaller arrows punch is easily seen on both the left and right arrows at the stem. This half has been cleaned with surfaces retoning to a light gray. Strike is excellent with bold obverse devices. Another interesting Seated half dollar die variety from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
EF45 raw
WB-102
Market Acceptable $1600 New May 15! Very Rare Transitional Hub Type 1/Type 2 Die Pairing, Old Wipe, Golden Patina, Well Struck, Half Way There Collection . A Liberty Seated half dollar die variety rarity from the Half Way There Collection. This reverse die represents a transition from the old reverse of 1866-77 and the new reverse hub which debuted in 1876 and was used interchangeably with the old hub design during 1876-77. The Type 2 reverse has the split lower berry of the Type 1 Reverse but with the addition of sharply raised veins within the leaves. Astute Liberty Seated half dollar die variety collectors are well aware of the extreme rarity of the 1877 Type 1 obverse paired with Type 2 reverse during the reverse hub transition phase. This example is one of the few ever offered on the market. Surfaces are rated Market Acceptable as probably dipped and recovering with mottled golden patina on the obverse and combination of gold and blues on the reverse. Strike is well executed with the assigned EF45 grade being accurate. There are no significant blemishes to discuss. If strictly original, I could see the asking price being 2x of the current GFRC level. An important rarity from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 50C 1877-S
VF25 raw
WB-104, WB-38
Market Acceptable $185 New May 15! Reverse of 1878-S, Medium Gray Patina, Reflective Surfaces, Half Way There Collection. Most avid Liberty Seated half dollar collectors will never be able to locate or afford the 1878-S date for their sets. However, this decent 1877 San Francisco example was struck with the reverse die later employed for key date 1878-S mintage. Surfaces are covered with light to medium gray patina that looks to be original during in hand viewing. Under a bright light, the surfaces adds some golden hues and are a bit too reflective to be strictly original. Therefore a Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned. I could see this half in a TPG holder in the future. An interesting die variety offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 50C 1879
VF30 raw
WB-101
Cleaned $700 New May 15! Rare Late Philadelphia Date, Original Obverse, Cleaned Reverse, Perfect For Dansco Album Collection, Half Way There Collection. Tall Hub Version 1. 1879 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 4,800 and always in demand to complete a date and mintmark set. This example, from the Half Way There Collection, has seen a long ago mechanical clean leaving faint obverse hairlines and overall glossy surfaces. After the cleaning, this piece probably sat in a paper album with the obverse acquiring some nice rose, gold and blue rim toning while the balance of the obverse is light steely gray. Reverse is a uniform light gray and still recovering. Strike is nearly complete with only star 7 lacking connected centils. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. Fairly priced for the rarity and old time problems. From the Half Way There Collection of slightly imperfect halves.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 50C 1879
VF30 raw
WB-102
Market Acceptable $725 New May 15! Rare Late Philadelphia Date, Fully Retoned, Long Ago Cleaning, Half Way There Collection. Tall Hub Version 2. 1879 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 4,800 and always in demand to complete a date and mintmark set. This example, from the Half Way There Collection, offers medium gray surfaces that are a tad dull from an old cleaning. The surfaces have completely recovered leading to a Market Acceptable quality rating. Given the date's rarity, I could see this specimen ending up in a second tier grading service holder with straight grade. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. I have to believe that this piece will not last long at the asking price.
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 50C 1887
VF35 raw
WB-101
Cleaned $850 New May 15! Rare Late Philadelphia Date, Original Obverse, Cleaned Reverse, Perfect For Dansco Album Collection, Half Way There Collection. Only 5,000 Liberty Seated halves were struck during 1887 rendering this date as one of the lowest in the series and only bested by the 1879, 1882 and 1884 dates. When first examining this specimen, I immediately the surfaces to be strictly original based on the obverse. Light gray patina is evident with rose-gray hues appearing under a bright light. Unfortunately, the reverse was mechanically cleaned with hairlines throughout the fields. The result is an unnatural reflective surface that has reacquired some gray coloring. Strike is typical. Attractively priced for the date and mintmark set collectors who still use Dansco or Whitman albums. From the Half Way There Collection.
3Cent Silver 3C 1855 3Cent Silver 3C 1855
EF40 raw

Choice $200 New May 14! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, West Texas Collection. When first learning the 3 Cent Silver series, one immediately will understand that the 1855 date is quite underrated and difficult to locate. Offered here is a choice original example with crusty gray surfaces. There are no blemishes to report. A nice piece from the West Texas Collection for a Whitman or Dansco album set and off the market for years.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
VF30 raw
WB-102 WB-11
Original HOLD
$250
New May 14! Original Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Repunched Mintmark, Half Way There Collection. An underrated date among the key Philadelpha 1850 through 1852 dates along with 1851 and 1852 New Orleans strikes. All of these dates were impacted by the great melt of United States silver coinage until the silver weight was reduced during 1853. This 1850-O example lies in the market acceptable to original categories in the GFRC quality rating system. I like the even light gray patina that exposes golden hues under a bright light. Strike is typical for the date and there are no blemishes to discuss. The WB-11 die variety, per the Bill Bugert Federal Register attribution guides, has a repunched mintmark and die polish lines behind the left most olive leaves. A challenging date from the Half Way There collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1822 Capped Bust 50C 1822
VF25 raw
O-104
Choice $175 New May 11! Better Overton Variety, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. Classic circulated cameo eye appeal as the ebony-gray fields provide nice background contrast to the lighter main devices. O-104 is a better Overton variety and worth a small premium. Surfaces are blemish free with just honest wear. I sure would love to stock more quality mid circulated grade examples like this 1822 strike.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
EF40 raw
LM-6
Original $160 New May 11! Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck. A strictly original 1831 Capped Bust half dime with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is very well executed while surfaces are blemish free. A perfect type coin for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 20C 1876
AU58 PCGS
30830852
BF-2
Choice $900 New May 11! Underrated Date. Frosty Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. Tiny mintage of 14,5640 and so underrated at current pricing levels. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident when viewing. Faint mottled gray-gold patina is found on the obverse and reverse. Perfectly original with no blemishes. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A top quality offering, especially date rarity, as an alternative to the 1875-CC date for a stronger type set. Serious type collectors should consider the 1876 Philly date given the low mintage and affordability factor as compared to 1875 Carson City counterpart.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 50C 1858-S
VG8 raw

Choice HOLD
$95
New May 11! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Honest Wear. GFRC images accurately illustrated this choice 1858 San Francisco strike that is accurately graded at the VG8 level.
Barber 25C 1915S Barber 25C 1915-S
MS63 PCGS
15015693

Choice $450 New May 10! Frosty Brilliant Luster, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. Strong eye appeal results from brilliant frosty luster. You just can't miss this lovely 1915 San Francisco strike in a dealer's case due to the bold luster. Accurate grading as housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Light gold patina is evident on the obverse and a bit deeper on the reverse. Some scattered obverse ticks justify the assigned MS63 grade from a technical perspective. Eye appeal wise, this piece has the look of an MS64.
Capped Bust 50C 1808/7 Capped Bust 50C 1808/7
VG10 PCGS
29521578
O-101
Choice $160 New May 10! 1808/7 Overdate, Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A super choice example of the popular 1808/7 overdate. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with just honest wear. A thick olive-gray patina covers the surfaces. The reverse is especially attractive with some gun metal blue surrounding the legend and into the rim. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality offering for the budget minded collector.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 50C 1828
Sq Base2, Sm 8s, Lg Lt
EF45 PCGS
80812271
O-112
Choice HOLD
$275
New May 10! Better Die Pairing, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Olive Patina, Entirely Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. The Overton 112 die pairing is rated as R3 rarity in Parsels. This example is so choice for the assigned EF45 graded. Obverse and reverse offer a balanced strike. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray-olive colored patina. A closed 10x loupe inspection reviewed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with the holder stating the following; Overton 112, Sq Base 2, Sm 8's, Lg Lt. Attribution is completely done and an ideal specimen for someone building an Overton variety set.
Gold G$1 1851O Gold G$1 1851-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS61 NGC
3883990001

Choice $750 New May 10! Mirrored Fields, Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Better New Orleans Strike.. A popular Type 1 design strike given the opportunity to own a New Orleans mint issue at slightly above a comparable Philadelphia issue. Mintage is low at 290,000. Fields are mirrored and sharply reflective under a light source. This piece is properly graded at MS61, on a technical basis, due to some obverse hairlines but in hand eye appeal is that of a higher grade. This is why this 1851-O gold dollar was added to GFRC inventory. Housed in newer NGC holder with some plastic lines that appear on the GFRC image. Believe me, this is a nice example for the grade.
Gold G$2.5 1898 Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
5468276

Gem $595 New May 10! Gem Original, Deep Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading. Let's start the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Surfaces offer more luster than expected for the assigned MS62 grade. Deep orange gold coloring immediately sets this quarter eagle apart from the balance of what is typically seen in dealer cases. Strike is complete and adds to the attractiveness. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PNG hologram. I'm still scratching my head as to the assigned grade level as the eye appeal is superior.
Gold G$5 1834 Gold G$5 1834
Classic Head
EF45 ANACS OWH
404607
Plain 4
Choice $825 New May 10! Plain 4, Choice Original Copper Gold Surfaces, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Classice Head half eagles are always in demand for type set building. This example is above average with desirable copper gold surfaces and no distracting blemishes. Strike is uniform as is the wear. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS old white holder. Well above average in quality and worth a few more dollars than the generic pieces that float around from dealer to dealer.
Gold G$5 1882 Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
29150742

Choice HOLD
$450
New May 10! Choice Original, Orange Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Some Rub. A lovely Philadelphia strike with satiny luster and orange gold patina. There is faint rub and questionable whether this piece is an AU55 or AU58. CAC approval validates the originality and choice surfaces. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for transfer into a type set or $5 half eagle date set. You really can't go wrong for the asking price as this is not your run of the mill generic item for bullion content. Actually, this is a nice collector coin.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 20C 1876
AU58
NGC
3807344001
BF-2
Gem HOLD
$1050
New May 10! Underrated Date, Gem Original, Fully Struck, Transparent Gray-Brown Patina, Super Eye Appeal. An outright gem for the grade and underrated date! Perfect balance of originality, strike and eye appeal. Olive-gray surfaces turn to light blue and rose under a bright light. Blemish free also. I could easily see this one in an MS62 holder given today's grading standards. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. An outstanding selection for an advanced type set.
Seated 25c 1840O Seated 25C 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
21450028

Original $250 New May 10! Mintmark Left, Original Gray, Decent Strike, Accurately Graded. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PNG hologram.
Seated 25c 1891S Seated 25C 1891-S
EF45 raw

Choice HOLD
$120
New May 10! Crusty Choice Original Gray, Hammered Strike, Eye Appeal. What a gorgeous 1891 San Francisco Seated quarter strike with crusty gun metal gray toning! Viewing under a bright light reveals golden brown hues as there is plenty of remaining luster. Conservative grading as the hammered strike and limited wear brings this one so close to AU50 for a pure quality perfective. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted and guaranteed to grade at EF45 or better at major TPG. This one is also a strong CAC candidate.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
Medium O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice HOLD
$2700
New May 10! Baseball Die Cracked Reverse, Remarriage WB-2R, Choice Original Surfaces, Circulated Cameo Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An important opportunity for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. One does not often see a WB-2R Baseball Die Cracked Reverse specimen with choice original surfaces and an ideal preservation state that secured CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide nice contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. The ebony-gray ring between obverse stars and the rim provides additional eye appeal. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. On the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with much of the foot support area polished out. Strike is uniform with no points of weakness to mention. There are a few tiny blemishes consistent with the assigned grade and acceptable to CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The first 1841-O Baseball Die Cracked Reverse handled by GFRC and an excellent specimen to boot!
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan $1 1881-S
MS64 PCGS OGH
4625787

Gem $475 New May 9! Gem Original, Steely Blue-Rose Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A stunning 1881 San Francisco toner Morgan with steely blue and rose obverse toning. The interplay between the two primary colors shifts based on the lighting angle. When viewed under a bright light, the rose extends well across the upper obverse and the clear rose patch shifts to rose-gold. The reverse is mostly untoned with a thin gold arc at the rims. Fields are mirrored and highly reflective. The limited marks on Liberty's cheek is consistent with the assigned MS64 grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder with no CAC attempt. Another superb toner offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 25C 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 New May 9! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading. Liberty Seated quarters never cease to amaze me as to the number of very scarce dates with mintage under 100,000. Take for example this choice 1868 San Francisco struck piece with a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade range. Seven examples are reported at VF35 and only eight at the EF40 grade when viewing CoinFacts. Between EF40 and AU58, there are an additional thirteen graded and few known in mint state. Surfaces on this example are cover with uniform gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design by James Longacre and I believe the assigned PCGS grade is more a function of strike than wear. Looking at the reverse, an EF40 grade is justified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated collection. Images after the Manchester NH show if it lasts that long.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 5C 1838
Large Stars
MS62 NGC
4189875010

Original $350 New May 9! Large Stars, Original Olive-Gray Patina, Pleasing Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Accurately graded with semi transparent gun metal gray, teal and olive patina on the obverse and mostly teal on the reverse. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive as can be seen on the GFRC images. Luster is muted due to the thick patina and consistent with the assigned grade. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has obvious weakness at the upper left wreath. Reverse is rotated as illustrated in the images. Housed in newer NGC holder. A choice offering from the Saco River Collection that would have been assigned a Choice quality rating if not for the reverse strike weakness.
Trade $1 1874S Trade $1 1874-S
AU53 PCGS
31876185

Original $470 New May 9! Original Light Gray Patina, Golden Background Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A no question original San Francisco struck Trade dollar that is accurately grade. Surfaces are covered with thin gray patina that incorporates olive hues. Fields have a faint amount of chatter that is consistent with the grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
AU58 PCGS
13295363

Choice $325 New May 8! First Year Issue New Orleans Mint, Choice Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. A gorgeous 1892 New Orleans mint state that could be easily seen in an MS62 holder. After close 10x loupe inspection, I'm still not seeing the rub that justifies the AU58 grade. This piece is choice original with a hammered strike and no blemishes. Obverse coloring is intermixed gold, rose, gray and aquamarine while the reverse is mostly gold and deep gray. Satiny luster is dominant under bright light. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I really like this Barber quarter and rendering a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Barber 25C 1894S Barber 25C 1894-S
AU58 PCGS
31642170

Original $375 New May 8! Low Population Date and Mintmark, Original Rose-Gold Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Frosty rose-gold luster immediately judges out when viewing this lovely 1894 San Francisco struck quarter. A near choice example being held from full choice designation due to blemish on the nose. Fully struck including the pesky lower ring eagle leg on the reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A pretty example at the collector important AU58 grade level.
Capped Bust 10C 1836 Capped Bust 10C 1836
EF45 raw
JR-3
Choice $295 New May 8! Beautiful Old Album Toning, Scarcer Variety, Choice Original. A pretty Capped Bust dime with classic old album toning. The JR-3 die variety, with block 8, is an added benefit. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Previously housed in PCGS EF45 holder until being cracked out for display in a Dansco type set. Purchased from a collector at the 2017 Central States show and ready to be placed within a Dansco or Whitman album collection. GFRC images are most accurate as to the overall quality and toning.
Capped Bust 25c 1824/2 Capped Bust 25C 1824/2
F15 PCGS
81640966
B-1
Original $2150 New May 8! Challenging Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Just Honest Wear, Accurately Graded. Locating any open collar Capped Bust quarter with nice original surfaces, let alone choice, will take lots of patience. This early series was the workhorse of early United States commerce with resulting low survival rates. Reported mintage for the 1824/2 date is a low 24,000 from a single die marriage. No mint records are known for 1824 quarter deliveries during the 1824 calendar year. Researchers believe the December 31, 1823 delivery contained 16,000 quarters dated 1824. The offered example feature honest wear coupled with original light gray surfaces and is better than most seen at the Fine 15 graded level. Strike is consistent while the surfaces are essentially blemish free. A near choice example that would be welcomed into a mid grade Capped Bust quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 25C 1835
EF40 raw
B-1
Choice $300 New May 8! Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A choice original B-1 example with natural toning. Fields are covered with ebony-gray patina whule lighter shades are seen on the main devices resulting in a nice circulated cameo appearance. Strike is well executed, especially on the reverse with bold neck and wing feathers and fully defined claws. A long reverse die crack is visible from (STA)TES, above the eagle's head and exiting to rim at AMER(IC)A. Previously housed in PCGS EF40 holder before being cracked out for insertion in a Dansco album type set. A top quality offering at an attractive price.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
VF25 raw
F-111
Original HOLD
$50
New May 8! Shattered Obverse 3, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina. Nice example of the F-111 shattered obverse die state. Accurately graded and attractive priced.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
Closed 3
EF40 PCGS
82630091
Closed 3
Original $3200 New May 8! Scarce No Arrows Date, Original Light Gray, Conservative Grading. 1873 Closed 3 Liberty Seated quarters simply get no respect. Mintage is only 40,000 pieces with few having survived based on PCGS population reports. Only 46 examples have been certified by PCGS in all circulated grades. Yes, that includes the entire grade range from G04 through AU58. In EF40 and EF45, only ten examples are certified by PCGS and only two receiving CAC approval when considering combined PCGS and NGC populations. This date is rare and currently underrated. GFRC is proud to offer this light gray toned example certified as EF40 by PCGS. Strike is a significant issue for Type II obverse design and especially on 1873 and 1874 dated strikes at all mints. This example is conservatively graded at the EF40 level given the sharp scroll edges and available reverse device details. Fields and devices are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an opportunity for the astute collector of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 50C 1863 Seated 50C 1863
EF40 PCGS
82674168

Original $415 New May 8! Difficult Civil War Date, Original Gray Patina, Fully Struck. A scarce Civil War date with limited surviving population. This offering is perfectly original with natural gray patina covering both obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with fully detailed eagle feathers and claws. Housed in 2015 generation holder and accurately graded. Might I suggest you take a stroll to eBay and check on their offerings, surface quality and prices? My guess is that you will be back to purchase this lovely example.
Barber 10C 1908 Barber 10C 1908
AU53 NGC
1884266022

Original $80 New May 7! Attractively Toned, Limited Wear, Accurate Grading . A pretty Barber dime with attractive obverse ring toning. An inexpensive type coin that is freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
Barber 10C 1916 Barber 10C 1916
MS64 PCGS OGH
9857633

Gem $325 New May 7! Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Light Gold Patina. Conservative Grading. A gorgeous type coin that has been off the market since 1994. Completely fresh with conservative grading. Cartwheel luster is frosty brilliant and so pleasing. Light gold patina is seen on both obverse and reverse. Strike is hammered also. Reverse has a series of vertical die polish lines that adds more character. Housed in early generation PCGS old green holder with Barber on the label. An obvious CAC candidate that should green bean at a minimum.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 10C 1884-S
MS63 NGC
1654443022
F-105
Original $1250 New May 7! Scarce Date In Mint State, Thick Gun Metal Blue-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. 1884 San Francisco dimes have a reported mintage of 565,969 but locating a mint state example will take patience and considerable searching. Few arrive to the marketplace on a regular basis and the divestment of a complete collection is typically where an example can be located. This lovely example came to market as a result of Seated dime set being broken up. This piece is strictly original with thick gun metal blue-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The assigned grade is technically accurate due to the muted luster, by the thick patina, and one fully toned over mark on Liberty's lower left leg. If strict originality and a no question unmolested surfaces are your cup of tea, then this lovely 1884-S dime might be for you. Housed in early NGC holder with standard ring insert. Fairly priced too.....
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
VF20 NGC
3906104001
Briggs 2-C
Original $675 New May 7! First Year of San Francisco Mint Issue, Near Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. First year of Liberty Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with a mintage of 396,400. This date circulated heavily on the west coast due to pent up demand for small denomination coinage. PCGS population clearly indicate low survival rates with only 26 pieces certified in all VF grades. The offered example is strictly original with near choice surfaces. A few scattered micro ticks are seen in the obverse fields consistent with the grade. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An opportunity to acquire a challenging Seated quarter date that is not often seen in the marketplace.
Seated 25C 1855S Seated 25C 1855-S
EF45 NGC
3583700010
Briggs 1-A
Original $1400 New May 7! Rare Reverse A Crumbled Die State, First Seated Quarter Production at San Francisco Mint, Original Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. An amazing crumbled reverse die example of the Briggs 1-A die pairing. Noted Seated half dollar specialist, Greg Johnson, discusses the progressive reverse die disintegration of 1855-5 Reverse A in a E-Gobrecht Article dating back to December 2010 (http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1855s_lds_rev.htm). In that article, Greg presents an image of an 1855-S reverse that shows "the crumbling or “disintegration” of the die around the eagle and “STATES OF AMERICA” and states that, "After looking for these coins for more than 4 years I think, with enough patience, it is possible for the interested collector to put together a die progression of this reverse die if one is not too picky about the condition and grade of the coins. Such a progression would begin with early die states that show no abnormal wear or deterioration and proceed through intermediate die states that show the beginning of the deterioration around the eagle and legend, concluding with very late die states in which there appears to be nearly as much metal in the “halo” around the eagle as there is making up the eagle itself. The 1855-s Liberty Seated quarter date is historically important due to being the first quarter struck at the San Francisco mint and probably the first silver coinage to be struck there. Reverse A is probably the first reverse die to be used until fully disintegrated. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An important acquisition for the Liberty Seated quarter die variety specialist.
Seated 25C 1874S Seated 25C 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
28262500
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 New May 7! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. 1874 San Francisco struck quarters have a surprisingly low certified population and are not often seen. A quick CoinFacts check indicates only six examples graded at the AU50 level with no auction records for that grade. In all AU grades, the certified population is only twenty-seven with only a few auction records. The offered GFRC example is a pretty piece and fully original. Surfaces are choice with a base covering of patina along with overlaid gold and aquamarine colors. There are no blemishes to detract. Bright light performance is excellent as the golden hues are accentuated. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced date and mintmark set or filling that With Motto, With Arrows slot in a type set.
Seated 50C 1878CC Seated 50C 1878-CC
G04
PCGS
27256228
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$1250
New May 7! Gem for Grade, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Blemish Free. The 1878 Carson City date is quite elusive for Liberty Seated half dollar collectors with a mintage of only 62,000. Nearly all "affordable" examples will be found in the Good through Fine grade range. GFRC has only handled two examples including this gem original Good 4 specimen with that desirable circulated cameo appearance. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with nothing but honest wear. Was this a pocket piece? Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superior example regardless of the Good 4 preservation state and worthy of a mid grade circulated date and mintmark set.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 5C 1842
MS64 NGC
313773007

Choice $750 New May 7! Near Gem Original, Fully Struck, Blue-Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. This 1842 half dime offering is for fans of strict originality and old time toning. This piece is a near gem for the grade with some muted luster holding back the piece from MS65 grade level. The luster is muted due to thick old time toning that includes rose and blues throughout obverse and mostly blues on the reverse. Strike is excellent with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are reflective under bright light as some of the thick patina become transparent to the underlying surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Old time quality housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a larger Liberty Seated half dime deal purchased at the 2017 Central States show and worthy of consideration.
Seated 5C 1863S Seated 5C 1863-S
MS64 NGC
1848008005

Choice $1450 New May 7! Scarce Civil War Date, Choice Original, Light Gold Luster, Fully Struck. Off the market since 2009 and important Civil War era offering with light gold luster and a hammered strike. San Francisco mintage for tiny half dimes during 1863 was limited to 100,000 pieces with most being lost or well worn. Poor survival rate in circulated grades is made clear by studying PCGS population reports. This MS64 graded example was well preserved with frosty golden luster. Dies are somewhat worn when this piece was struck including a clashed reverse. The highlight is the hammered strike with every device detail being boldly impressed. Facial characteristics and hair curls, even on the left shoulder are crisp. As expected for an MS64 graded example, there are no obvious blemishes. Housed in old NGC standard insert holder.
Barber 50C 1899O Barber 50C 1899-O
AU58 PCGS
82618970

Original $1450 New May 6! Scarce Date and Grade, Original Gray-Gold Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded. 1899 New Orleans Barber halves are most underrated in AU or better graded. Though this date has a mintage of 1,724,000, the survival rate is low with only 17 graded by PCGS at the AU58 level. Auction appearances at all AU grade levels are anemic and an indication of the scarcity. This example is strictly original with thick gray-gold patina plus aquamarines hues on the reverse that are easily seen with GFRC images. Strike is complete also. In terms of blemishes, there is one tiny mark below Liberty's eye that is fully toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and perfect for a PCGS Everyman Set.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 5C 1830
AU58 PCGS
30513992
LM-7
Choice $500 New May 6! Huge Eye Appeal, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Lots of flashy luster and eye appeal are immediately evident when placing this lovely 1830 LM-7 half dime under a bright light. Both obverse and reverse has classic old album ring toning. Centers are untoned with light gold and then aquamarine and blues becoming bold closer to the rims. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ideal for the collector who enjoys silver coins with considerable eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1842 Seated 5C 1842
MS64 NGC Fatty
156875004

Gem $825 New May 6! Gem Original, Classic Deep Rose-Gold and Blue Ring Toning, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded. A gem offering for fans of strict old time originality. Strike is perfect with all devices completely formed and deeply impressed. Surfaces are covered with thick rose-gold and blue patina. During bright light viewing, the obverse turns to fiery gold while the reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with green label.
Seated 10C 1885S Seated 10C 1885-S
MS63 NGC
138848002

Original $6950 New May 4! Key Date, Rare in All Grades, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Special Opportunity. As a long time Liberty Seated dime collector and researcher, one gains a sense of the truly rare dates and also grade rarities for the design and denomination. 1885 San Francisco strikes are one of the most challenging to locate in any grade; even more difficult than the Carson City date from 1871 through 1874. The few examples seen have mostly had problems, some severe. PCGS population report indicates only ten examples have been graded at all mint state levels of preservation. CoinFacts indicates the last PCGS MS63 example was back in January 2005 while two NGC examples have made auction appears between 2010 to 2012. Talk about a scarce date! This nice original example offers surfaces with thick gray patina that is overlaid on top of a thin layer of gold. The base layer of gold is visible around the date digits. Strike is perfect and hammered with every device crisply defined. Under a bright light, the thick patina becomes semi transparent gold to the underlying luster which is somewhat muted. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this example. Ok, this piece does not have bold frosty luster but frankly, only two pieces are known with such and will easily be in the five figure range. This example, at the asking price, is fair value for one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated dime set. Mintage is a low 43,690 with nearly all reaching circulation. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important GFRC offering. Please note the vertical dark line below the base of the pole is a toning line. I have studied this line carefully under stereoscope to reach this conclusion.
Gold G$10 1906S Gold G$10 1906-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
9765443

Gem $1875 New May 3! Gem Original, Old Orange Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Undergraded, Wisconsin Collection. There is no way in the world this lovely 1906 San Francisco strike is an MS62 in today's market. Very much undergraded and a candidate for Gold CAC bean. Rich orange-gold surfaces are essentially blemish free and offer satiny cartwheel luster under a light source. Fully struck throughout obverse and reverse. Blemish wise, there are two tiny obverse bagmarks in the field between Star 3 and Liberty while the reverse has one mark in the lower shield that is worth noting. A gem offering at the MS62 grade level and housed in PCGS old green holder. Clearly an MS63 piece and priced accordingly. An important offering from the Wisconsin Collection for those that like their gold with deep orange patina.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
Large Stars
MS63 PCGS
28011890
F-107
Choice $975 New May 3! Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Rose Center with Sky Blue Rims, Conservative Grading, Wisconsin Collection. The 1838 F-107 die pairing is easily attributed by boldly repunched stars 5, 12 and 13 along with repunching at the top of the 8 digit. This obverse die eventually will be clashed and becomes the Partial Drapery obverse. Brilliant luster and traditional album toning dominate on this choice original example. Obverse center is faint rose and surrounded with aquamarine-blue toning ring at the stars and date. The reverse has a similar toning pattern with more mottled gold being seen throughout the strike. Strike is complete with rounded stars. Though having the eye appeal and luster of a higher grade, technically the grading is accurate as there is a field blemish between stars 4 and 5 plus a tiny mark on the Liberty Cap. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. An offering with huge eye appeal from the Wisconsin Collection.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 50C 1862
EF45 PCGS
32761687

Choice HOLD
$465
New May 3! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Scarce date and always in demand as compare to the 1862 San Francisco counterpart. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gray patina. Strike is complete with bold scroll edges and all stars having connected centrils. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and accurately graded. A quality offering from the Wisconsin Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 50C 1810
EF45 PCGS
29562776
O-101a
Choice $475 New May 1! Late Die Date, Extensive Obverse Die Cracks, Choice Original, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A choice original 1810 example struck while American settlers in Florida rebelled against Spanish control resulting in President Madison annexing the region for the United States. Obverse and reverse are covered with lovely olive-gray patina that is even more attractive during bright light viewing. This late die state O-101a specimen features a host of obverse die cracks that are quite pronounced. Strike is excellent with only the left eagle wing suffering from insufficient metal flow. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and accurately grade.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
Small O
VF20 raw
F-107
Original $250 New May 1! Huge O Obverse Paired With Small O Reverse, Original Medium Gray, Marks, Indiana Collection. After 25 years of collecting and researching Liberty Seated dimes, I can say with much certainty that the 1839 New Orleans F-107 die pairing, with small O mintmark, is scarcer than that of Huge O reverse strikes. One infrequently sees this variety and most known will have problems. This offering, from the Indiana Collection, is strictly original but does have scattered lines throughout the obverse. These lines are old and fully toned over. The reverse is blemish free. Pricing is fair given the overall quality and rarity.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 10C 1840-O
Large O
EF45 raw
F-101
Market Acceptable $250 New May 1! Very Rare Large O Die State, Full Strike from Early Die State Dies, Dipped and Retoned, Indiana Collection. It takes years of researching Liberty Seated dime die varieties and die states to fully appreciate those die pairings that are scarce and worth chasing. 1840-O F-101 is a rare die state as compared to F-101a where both obverse and reverse dies were lapped removing most of the obverse date punch details. I struggled from 1992, when starting the web-book research until 2008 for locating an early die state example from the Obverse 1 and Reverse A die pairing. This example is so well struck from very early die state dies. However, surfaces are covered with dull light gray patina indicative of recovery from a long ago dipping. Fairly priced for rarity and surface conditions. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
AU50 raw
F-108a
Original $200 New May 1! Lapped Dies, Original Deep Gray Patina, One Reverse Mark, Indiana Collection. The 1841-O F-108a die variety and late die state features some of the most aggressive die lapping known in the Seated dime series. Whoever lapped the F-108 dies much have not been paying close attention. Much of the device details were removed with AU50 examples having removed drapery and center device details along with UNITED being almost eliminated. This example is one of the better seen in years of collecting the series. Surfaces are covered with thick gun metal gray-blue patina. There is an old time reverse line in the lower left wreath to rim that probably dates to early circulation. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1851 Seated 10C 1851
EF45 raw
F-106
Original $100 New May 1! Repunched 1, Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Indiana Collection. The 1851 Seated dime date is well known for its heavily repunched date variety. This repunched date obverse is paired with three different reverse dies being being retired. The F-106 die pairing is the last with only repunching in the lower left side of the 1 digit bring visible. This original example should easily grade at the major TPGs. Surfaces have a base layer of gold with thick overlaid grays. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes to mention. A nice offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
EF45 raw
F-105
Market Acceptable $275 New May 1! Thin Date, Scarce Die Pairing, Hammered Strike, Light Gray Surfaces, Indiana Collection. Locating any 1853-O dime in EF45 or better with a full strike is most challenging. Add in locating the F-105 die pairing with weakly hubbed date and the quest becomes even more difficult. But to the rescue comes the Indiana Collection consignor with this F-105 offering that has an incredible strike. Obverse stars are deeply impressed with only Star 8 lacking connected centrils. The reverse is also fully struck with all veins in the wreath leaves nicely defined. This example has been assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as not strictly original due to a long ago cleaning and slow light gray retoning. From the Indiana Collection of Liberty Seated dime varieties.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 10C 1875
AU53 raw
F-123
Original $85 New May 1! Cracked Reverse, Light Gold Patina, Bold Lustrous Surfaces, Indiana Collection. A nice AU F-123 example with bold luster and full reverse die cracks consistent with web-book plate coin. From the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
AU55 raw
F-109
Market Acceptable $320 New May 1! Rare Double Die Obverse, Top 100 Varieties, Light Gold Surfaces, Old Dip. The 1891 Double Die Obverse die pairing is an elusive entry in the Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Few examples have been seen during my years of searching out this variety. Now the Indiana Collection consignor is offering an AU55 example with strong doubling throughout the shield and at AMERI(C)A. All F-109 examples are typically clashed with heavy die clash lines behind the main Liberty devices and within the wreath on the reverse. This example has seen a long ago dip and has retoned with a thin skin of golden patina. Many Top 100 set collectors need this variety and an important opportunity.