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There are 28 New Coins for Sale.

Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Barber 10C 1901 Barber 10C 1901
AU55
PCGS
12983764

Gem $185 New November 6! Gem Original, Beautiful Rainbow Toning. Exceptional Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. A rainbow toned beauty with coloring accurately captured by the GFRC images. This is a premium colored Barber dime that will please the most selective collector. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An eye popping offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 10C 1829
Small 10C
EF45
PCGS
20979170
JR-4
Choice $480 New November 6! Small 10C, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original example of the 1829 JR-4 die pairing with Small 10C on the reverse. Surfaces are covered with thick gray patina that screams originality. Strike is complete and there are no blemishes to note. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. A lovely numismatic property from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1832 Capped Bust 10C 1832
AU58
PCGS
28608486
JR-1
Gem $915 New November 6! Gem Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A no question gem original 1832 Capped Bust dime with beautiful golden-gray toning on the obverse and ebony-gold on the reverse. This lovely example is fully struck and blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures a host of positive attributes including natural surfaces, full strke and overall eye appeal. This is a significant quality offering that astute collectors should carefully consider. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 25C 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $995 New November 6! Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Gold G$5 1855 Gold G$5 1855
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
32985702

Choice $850 New November 6! Earlier Date, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely 1855 $5 half eagle offering from the Port Matilda Collection. Dave Akers relates the following concerning this date in the $5 series, "Like many other Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles of the 1840's and 1850's the 1855 is often considered to be a relatively common date. It certainly is not, however, and while not exactly a great rarity in the lower grades, it is rare in AU or uncirculated condition." This example offers lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster. Blemishes are minimal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge ring insert and ready for a home in a new collection.
Image Available Soon Early Commems 50C 1915-S
MS65
PCGS
30651527

Gem HOLD
$1450
New November 3! Gem Original, Beautiful Aquamarine-Rose Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A magnificent Pan Pacific early commemorative example that has been off the market for a number of years in the Saco River Collection. Aquamarine and rose patina nicely decorate the well struck surfaces leading to substantial eye appeal. Housed on old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Image Available Soon Trade $1 1873
EF45
PCGS
29150745

Choice HOLD
$550
New November 3! First Year of Issue, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Wholesome and Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An infrequently seen Philadelphia date and first year of issue. This lovely piece is choice with original gun metal gray toning throughout. Viewing under bright light reveals light blue hues that are accentuated by lightly mirrored fields. A superior example that will please the most selective collector and a perfect type coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Formerly from the Saco River Collection and purchased directly by GFRC.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 5C 1829
AU58
PCGS
84786300
LM-13.1
Choice HOLD
$515
New November 2! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Strong Strike, Accurately Graded. A first year issue with lightly toned gray surfaces and golden hues surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Strike is nearly complete with only star 7 lacking connected centrils. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye aapeal and accurate grading.
Morgan $1 1885CC Morgan $1 1885-CC
GSA Holder
MS63 NGC
3901540001

Choice $900 New November 2! Original GSA Holder, Beautiful Reverse Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Housed in original GSA holder with papers and NGC grading band. A better Carson City date with pretty reverse rainbow toning. Locating toner Morgans in General Service Administration holders is challenging let alone a better date Carson City piece. A noteworthy consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that will garner considerable attention.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 10C 1876-S
AU58 PCGS
24160755
Unlisted
Original HOLD
$300
New November 2! Large Die Defect on Leg, Discovery Piece, Frosty Original, Accurately Graded. New 1876-S Type 1 reverse die variety discovered at the October 2017 PAN show. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. Multiple obverse die defects are seen with a large die blog on the lower leg while the reverse is weakly hubbed. Surfaces are strictly original with frosty luster. This new Type 1 reverse die variety will be listed in the web-book shortly as 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 25C 1849
AU53 PCGS
21299669
Briggs 3-B
Original HOLD
$625
New November 1! Original, Ebony-Blue ans Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Saw Mill Run Collection. An attractive 1849 Philadelphia strike with deeply impressed device details. Surfaces are completely original and covered with a mottled type ebony-blue and golden patina. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS on upper reverse. Another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will capture the attention of advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1865S Seated 25C 1865-S
G06
PCGS
28625587

Choice HOLD
$360
New November 1! Important San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Lovely Natural Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, White Pine Collection. A wonderful 1865 San Francisco strike that is probably one of the most appealing at the Good 6 grade level. Natural gray patina covers problem free surfaces that retain sufficient device details. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and conservative grading. An important numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 50C 1840-O
AU50
PCGS
15652847
WB-5
Choice HOLD
$700
New November 1! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Wonderful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Early date Liberty Seated halves are always in demand in general and particularly so when choice. The 1840 New Orleans WB-5 was struck from early die state dies resulting in no die cracks. Surfaces are fully choice with gun metal gray-blue patina that also include aquamarine hues. This lovely half is a joy to view under a light sources and the fields shift to blue hues. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval given the strict originality and superior eye appeal. Another important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Seated 50C 1843O Seated 50C 1843-O
AU55
PCGS
20266055
WB-17
Choice HOLD
$725
New November 1! Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Obverse Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Yet another lovely offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that did not last long on the GFRC price list. Obverse is covered with crusty brown-gray patina while the reverse is a more even ligth gray. Strike is very well executed and pleasing. A 10x loupe inspection did not reveal any blemishes of importance. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality an accurate grading.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 50C 1848
AU53 PCGS
80491020

Choice HOLD
$675
New November 1! Choice Original, White Pine Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge ring insert. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
AU53
PCGS
28363422

Gem HOLD
$650
New November 1! Gem Original, White Pine Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. A lovely numismatic property from the White Pine Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
MS62
PCGS
20684986

Choice HOLD
$900
New November 1! Choice Original, White Pine Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 25C 1840 Seated 25C 1840
With Drapery
AU50
PCGS
24063938
Briggs 2-B
Gem HOLD
$900
New October 31! Gem Original, Saw Mill Run Collection. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 50C 1844
AU58
PCGS Fatty
275704003
WB4 MPD002
Gem HOLD
$1000
New October 31! Incredible Bullseye Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A magnificent 1844 Philadelphia strike with old time bullseye toning. Housed in old NGC fatty holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the gem status of this lovely 1844 half dollar. Another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will be cherished for years due to incredible eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 50C 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
20109370
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$1000
New October 31! Better New Orleans Date, Gem Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval was a forgone conclusion on this lovely better date New Orleans half. Another superb numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 50C 1852O Seated 50C 1852-O
EF40
PCGS
14545430
WB-1
Choice HOLD
$1100
New October 31! Scarce New Olreans Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strictly originality, eye appeal and accurate grading on this premium New Orleans date. Another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection for the advanced collector.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
AU55
PCGS
30933421
WB-102
Gem HOLD
$1150
New October 31! Better New Orleans Date, Gem Original, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval captures the perfect balance of strict originality, accurate grading and strong eye appeal on a scarce date at this grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will please the advanced collector.
Gold G$2.5 1904 Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34114533

Choice $525 New October 29! Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. CAC Approval Late October 2017. Yet another lovely United States gold offering from the Southern Maine Collection. Freshly graded at PCGS. My grade estimate was MS64 and PCGS agreed on this example. Surface are near gem level and offer attractive satiny cartwheel luster. Strike is absolutely hammered and adds to the overall desirability. Housed in 2015 style holder.
Seated 50C 1873CC Seated 50C 1873-CC
VG08
PCGS
84024853
WB-7
Choice HOLD
$465
New October 29! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Half Way There Collection. Popular Carson City date with perfectly natural surfaces as the assigned VG08 grade level. Medium gray fields contrast nicely with the lighter main devices. This lovely half is surprisingly blemish free given the circulated condition. GFRC images accurately capture toning and eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and freshly approved at CAC. An attractive Carson City Seated half dollar offering from the Half Way There Collection.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 5C 1833
EF45 PCGS
28989500
LM-10
Choice $260 New October 27! Choice Original, Attractive Ebony-Rose Patina, Fully Struck. A lovely 1833 Capped Bust half dime with rich ebony rose patina during in hand viewing. Tilting this piece into a light source melts the darker toning and exposes light gray reflective surfaces. Strike is complete with choice original surfaces. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Definitely above average and ideal for the selective collector.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
AU55 PCGS
20431790
F-103
Choice $1450 New October 23! Worn Dies, Choice Original, Golden Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Any 1853 New Orleans dime that comes to market in original AU50 or better should be immediately considered as so scarce at this grade level and rare in mint state. Many examples seen are weakly struck at the head, surrounding stars and reverse leaves. This F-103 example, from the Indiana Collection, was struck from worn obverse and reverse dies. Regardless the strike is exceptional and offers substantial device details. Surfaces are strictly original with lovely golden gray patina that is darker and more uniform on the obverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ticks on the lower gown while the reverse is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A serious offering for astute Liberty Seated dime collectors.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S
MS63 raw
F-112
Choice $450 New October 23! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gray Patina, Indiana Collection. Most 1888 San Francisco struck dimes are found with frosty surfaces, but on occasion, some are seen with reflective satiny surfaces. This is the case for the F-112 die pairing that was identified in the past five years. Collectors who grow familiar with the frosty surfaces for this date may be taken back by the lightly mirrored fields and reflective luster on this specimen. Surfaces are no question choice original with semi transparent rose-gray patina. An important offering from the Indiana Collection that was previously housed in PCGS Rattler holder at the MS63 level.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
Double Die Reverse
AU53 PCGS
85100437
F-106
Choice $160 New October 23! Double Die Reverse #3, Crusty OriginaL, Choice Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly natural example of the Double Die Reverse #3 variety with choice surfaces and crusty original patina. In The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, there are five different double die reverse identified. The F-106 reverse is probably the most dramatically doubled of all with huge hubbing separation between the outer left wreath devices and at upper left of (O)NE. The CherryPickers guide is vague on 1889 Double Die Reverse listing as the illustration does not match the description and I'm unable to tell which of the multiple double die reverses are being referenced. The offered dime is an excellent examples of the F-106 reverse and is freshly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a serious Seated dime die variety collection.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
MS64 NGC
152158017
F-105
Choice $650 New October 23! Scarce Small S Mintmark, Choice Original, Mottled Blue-Rose Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, . The 1890 Small S mintmark is recognized as being very scarce as nearly all 1890-S dime will be found with the taller Medium S mintmark of 1888 and used only once for 1889 reverse dies. Finding an 1890-S Small S mintmark in mint state is an ongoing challenge for serious die variety collectors as listed in the Ultimate set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. I'm pleased to be offering this Small S specimen from the Indiana Collection that has brilliant frost luster and is perfectly original. In hand viewing and GFRC images might suggest muted luster and mottled toning. That is definitely not the case with luster as crisply reflective with bold cartwheels. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Indiana Collection to consider.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 5C 1855-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC Fatty
156432003

Gem $1150 New October 23! Gem Original, Rose Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original example of the scarce 1855-O date that every serious half dime collector needs in their collection. Mintage is 600,000 but a low survival rate makes locating choice examples rather difficult let along a gem AU58 specimen. PCGS population report indicates only 9 in all EF grades and 21 in all AU grades. This AU58 example is accurately graded and offers wonderful medium rose patina with darker blue highlights. More important is the original cartwheel luster that drove the Gem quality rating. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder (Generation 3 1987 - 1989). CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Indiana Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 5C 1913-S
Type 2
G06
PCGS
04429954

Choice $275 New October 22! Type 2 Design, Key Date, Four Full Digits in Date, Choice Original, Conservatively Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important value offering at the Good 6 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are honestly worn with four full date digits being visible. Regardless of the low circulated grade, main devices and fields are entirely blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. CAC approval validates the strict originality, eye appeal and conservative grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example should bring some consideration.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 5C 1913-S
Type 2
AU58
PCGS
28899654

Choice $850 New October 22! Type 2 Design, Key Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important offering at the AU58 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with old time golden patina that is darker at the rims. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example is right in your wheelhouse.
Buffalo 5C 1915D Buffalo 5C 1915-D
MS62
PCGS
09559580

Choice $285 New October 22! Choice Original, Even Gray Luster and Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. An early date Denver strike that is entirely choice with lustrous gray surfaces. Fully struck with no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The CAC green bean validates the strict originality and accurate grading. A new consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that deserves some consideration by Buffalo nickel fans.
Early Copper 2C 1865 Early Copper 2C 1865
Fancy 5
EF40 PCGS
33480836
FS-1302
Original $85 New October 22! Dramatic Repunched Date, Original, Thick Chocolate Brown Patina, Wisconsin Collection. Listed as FS-1320 and one of the most dramatic 1865/1865 repunched date die varieties. The first date was punched with sharp downward slope, effaced and then repunched with level position. The repunching under the final 5 digit is dramatic. This example is perfectly original with thick chocolate brown patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A new consignment from the Wisconsin Collection that is inexpensive while being a cool repunched date variety.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS64
PCGS
34018288

Choice $125 New October 22! Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with vibrant cartwheel luster, aquamarine-gold toning on the obverse and rose-blue on the reverse. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. CAC approval validates the overall quality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS63
PCGS
34018289

Choice $85 New October 22! Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with flashy cartwheel luster that accentuates rose, gold and aquamarine toning. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. Choice approval on this freshly graded Morgan that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan $1 1892-CC
AU58
PCGS
60072284

Choice $1150 New October 22! Proof Like, Near Cameo Status, Crisp Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Better Carson City Date, Wisconsin Collection. Bold reflective cartwheel luster is dominant during bright light viewing. Surfaces are untoned with just a few wispy hairlines that are accentuated by the proof like fields. PCGS grading is fair and CAC approval validates the AU58 assessment. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS on reverse. A lovely new offering from the Wisconsin Collection.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 10C 1875-CC
In Wreath
EF45 ANACS OWH
2672649
F-106b
Original HOLD
$225
New October 22! In Wreath, R5 Rarity Die State, Reverse Rim Cud, Light Gray with Golden Rims, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The F-106b die state is rarely seen with this Wisconsin Collection offering being only the third known specimen to me. The other two example are illustrated in the F-106b web-book listing. During a late die state, the reverse degrades and crackes. A rim cud forms between 6:00 to 7:00 below the ribbon bow and left ribbon end. This die state is considered to be at least R5 in VF or better grades. This new specimen is housed in ANACS old white holder and accurately graded at EF45 level. Original surfaces are mostly light gray with golden rings at the rims. Strike is nearly complete while surfaces are entirely blemish free. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Wisconsin Collection.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 50C 1847-O
MS61 PCGS
83503256
WB-104 WB-21
Choice $1450 New October 22! Doubled Obverse Die, Choice Original, Light Mirrored Fields, Bold Reflective Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Locating choice original Liberty Seated half dollar in mint state takes considerable patience as the surviving populations are low as compated to the number of active collectors. 1847 New Orleans strikes have a high mintage of 2,584,000 but the PCGS population report indicates 22 certified in all mint state grades. In technical terms, that is a tiny 8.5 pieces per million (PPM) graded mint state since 1986. Now that an appreciation for rarity is at hand, let's review this lovely example. An offering with strong eye appeal and mirrored fields. Under a light source, cartwheel luster is reflective as to be expected from mirrored surfaces. Obverse strike is a tad weak, consistent with the WB-2 die variety while the reverse is hammered. Golden patina is the predominate coloring with darker shades at the rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and accurately graded. An important Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Wisconsin Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 50C 1807
VF25 PCGS OGH
4337635
O-106
Choice $1000 New October 21! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Blue Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. Strike variability was a substantial issue for the early Philadelphia mint on large denomination coinage. Obverse relief was a problem area and even today, grading Draped Bust halves can be challenging. I mention these thoughts to frame the description of this lovely 1807 half dollar from the Union Bridge Collection. Let's start with the surfaces; strictly original and choice with no blemishes to discuss. Early PCGS grading is quite conservative as this half must be graded by the reverse and not the obverse due to shallow relief. Please check the eagle's wing tips and boldly defined shield lines on the reverse to validate that VF25 is more than fair as the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder. The old green holder label uses the early PCGS designation of DRAPE BUST and not Draped Bust as is currently seen on new holders.
Gold G$20 1908D Gold G$20 1908-D
St Gaudens
MS64 PCGS
34284225

Choice $1850 New October 21! No Motto, Near Gem Original, Popular Type, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. 1908-D No Motto date with limited mintage of 663,750 before conversion to With Motto design. MS64 is obviously the "affordable" grade if in the market as MS65s are bringing $5500 and MS66 jumps to $25,000. These are dramatic increments for one to two grade point improvemeents. This example exhibits satiny cartwheel luster with few if any blemishes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fairly priced based on CoinFacts records.
Gold G$20 1924 Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS62 PCGS OGH
9476708

Choice $1400 New October 21! Choice Original, Thick Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Few Marks for Grade, Conservative Grading. A PQ 1924 St. Gaudens example with old time thick orange gold patina and frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are surpisingly mark free for the grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Attractive priced and if no sold by end November 2017, then heading in the bank box as part of gold accumulation. A pretty piece with collector appeal.
Morgan $1 1883S Morgan $1 1883-S
EF45 raw

Original $75 New October 21! Near Choice Original, Light Dirty Gray Patina, Residual Luster, . Better date Morgan with strictly original surfaces and some residual luster. Ideal for a circulated set being collected in Dansco or Whitman bookshelf albums.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan $1 1886
MS64 PCGS
34018287

Choice $110 New October 21! Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Multi Color Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with brilliant cartwheel luster and multi-color toning. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan $1 1887
MS63 PCGS OGH
7451942

Choice $110 New October 21! Choice Original, Pastel Yellow-Aquamarine Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. Attractive pastel toning covers the obverse with combination of aquamarine and faint gold. Brilliant cartwheel luster is quite dominant when viewed under a light source. Housed in PCGS old green holder with standard ring insert. Part of the Gansu Collection as assembled by Gerry Fortin for a China client during the 2010 - 2012 timeframe. Now back in the United States seeking a new collection home. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 50C 1847-O
VF20 PCGS
34092890
WB-101 WB-3
Choice $265 New October 21! Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Ebony-Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. An important 1847 New Orleans R5 rarity die variety offering for Seated half dollar collectors. The WB-3 die pairing features a shattered reverse with die cuds at (UNIT)ED. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Ebony-gray patina covers the fields while the main devices are light gray. The stark contrast is known as desirable circulated cameo appearance. The offering is essentially blemish free with just a few tick on reverse rim mentioned for 100% accuracy. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC approval attempt but one is definitely warranted in the future. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Breach Collection.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 50C 1879
MS63
PCGS Rattler
9133639

Gem HOLD
$1650
New October 21! Rare Date, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Seal Beach Collection. First year of very low Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar mintages. 1879 Philadelphia half dollar strikes totaled only 4,800 piece but with above average survival rate as many few saved by East Coast collectors. This gem original example has been very well preserved and resides in PCGS rattler holder with CAC approval. The initial viewing of this piece suggests a grade level above MS63. Luster is brilliant with frosty cartwheel performance under a light source. Surfaces are gem original with a faint gold rim at the rims. I'm still scratching my head as to why this 1879 half is not in a Gold CAC rattler holder as obviously undergraded. Yet another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection.