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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 50C 1849
AU50 PCGS
81613406
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $4750 New July 14! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Violet Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Seal Beach Collection. A near gem original example of the popular 1849 dramatically doubled date variety for advanced collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Strike is hammered with fully formed high relief stars and intricate head details. Reverse eagle devices are also deeped impressed. Rims are sharp with some wire edges and a rim cud below the date. Violet-gray covers the obverse while the reverse is reflective with a thin layer of steely gray. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed awesome date doubling details and no blemishes worth mentioning. Previously from the Grey Soldier Collection and sold into the Seal Beach Collection. Now back on the market and seeing another home. A special die variety offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 50C 1876-S
G04 PCGS
30685563
WB-103
Choice $475 New July 14! Closed Bud Very Small S, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Seal Beach Collection. A rare offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Gold G$10 1894 Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS62 NGC
010703005

Original HOLD
$700
New July 13! Original Surfaces, Reflective Obverse Luster, Satiny Reverse Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Attractive Pricing. A pleasing 1894 $10 eagle with reflective obverse luster in combination with satiny cartwheel luster. Fully struck on both sides. Abraisons are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert that dates back to the late 1990s. A combination numismatic and bullion acquisition.
Gold G$10 1901 Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
MS64 NGC
3041902002

Choice $1125 New July 13! Choice Original, Pleasing Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Minimal Abraisions, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. A pleasing 1901 $10 eagle offering with satiny cartwheel luster and few abraisons. Overall coloring is consistent with yellow gold but with orange hues. Strike is completely executed on both sides with high relief stars and eagle details. Blemishes are limited to a contact point on the chin. Accurately graded at the MS64 level and housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A quality United States type gold offering from the Washington State Collection.
Gold G$10 1932 Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS63 NGC
584355001

Choice $875 New July 13! Last Year of Issue, Near Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish Gold Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A near gem original 1932 $10 offering worthy of consideration. Well struck with vibrant frosty cartwheel luster. Coloring is a pleasing greenish gold. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard insert that dates back to the late 1990s. A quality offering that will please the selective collector.
Gold G$5 1912S Gold G$5 1912-S
Indian
AU58 NGC
3041902001

Choice $950 New July 13! Better Indian Gold Date, Choice Orginal, Satiny Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Washington State Collection. Mintage of 392,000 with few examples graded above MS62. Noted United States gold expert, David Akers, had the followint to say concerning 1912 San Francisco strike, "The 1912-S is one of the most poorly made, if not the absolute most poorly made, gold issues of the 20th century. The Mint had serious die problems for this isssue and nearly all specimens have a nearly invisible, amorphous mintmark and below-average lustre. In addition, the dies usually show signs of deterioration near the rims and the overall result is not very pleasing to the eye. The only positive thing one can say is that the color of a typical 1912-S is usually quite good, light to medium orange gold being the most common." When first viewing this lovely 1912-S half eagle, I was not aware of the poor strikes per Akers. Overall, this Washington State Collection offering is choice with nice satiny luster and a decent strike. There is one faint line from UNITE(D) to the eagle's breast mentioned for complete accurary. Wear is minimal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A quality United States type gold offering from the Washington State Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
EF45 raw
F-115
Original $185 New July 13! Rotated Reverse Right 32 Degrees, 100% Original, Crusty Gray-Gold, Fully Struck, Obverse Marks, Traveling Man's Collection. One of the few 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date F-115 examples seen with rotated reverse left 32 degrees. This piece is strictly original with thick gray patina on the obverse and crusty golden gray on the reverse. Strike is deeply impressed. There are several marks on the obverse that should be taken into consideration if contemplating a purchase. But then again, it may be years before another example arrives to GFRC inventory. Yet another offering, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, for the serious die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
EF45 raw
F-116
Choice HOLD
$250
New July 13! Reverse Cud at AM(ERIC)A, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Traveling Man's Collection. Let's open the description for this 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date F-116 dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I love this piece since locating Seated dime with die cuds means putting up with cleaned and problem coins. This offering, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is just the opposite; choice original with a great strike and detailed reverse cud. Please check the GFRC images and I hope you will agree with my assessment and recommendation. Quality Seated dimes with die cuds should bring a full $250.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF25 raw
F-102a
Original $65 New July 13! Severe Die Cracks In Lower Right Wreath, Die Cracks Through Liberty's Head, Original Light Gray, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date F-102 die pair is often confused with the F-105 variety due to similar reverse die cracks in the lower right wreath. To identify the F-102a die pairing, check the obverse since there are bold die cracks through Liberty's head and through the left arrow. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, has all the correct diagnostic. Surfaces are a light attractive gray. Fairly priced.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VG10 raw
F-103a
R6
Original $195 New July 13! Rim Cud at Star 9, Thick Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. This 1853 With Arrows dime was struck from an obverse die that contained hubbed arrows and date. There is a rim cud at star 9 that extends into the field surrounding that star. Additional die cracks are seen through stars 3 to 7 and through Liberty's head. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, features uniform antique gray patina on both sides. There are no blemishes worthy of mention with respect to strictly original surfaces. A challenging die cud variety that will require much patience and years of searching to locate or you can just scoop this example up!
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 10C 1853-O
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF25 raw
TOP #37
F-104a
R4+
Original $150 New July 13! Shattered Obverse, Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Top 100 Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1853-O F-104 die pairing can be located in progressive die states. At the terminal die state, the obverse becomes extensively shattered with large areas of retained metal forming to the immediate left of the shield and between the shield and the 18 digits. Examples with the shattered obverse still come fairly well struck. For inclusion in a Top 100 Varieties set, the 1853-O F-104a dime must have retained metal showing between Star 1 and the rock. This VF25 grade example was struck from the terminal die state. Surfaces are fully original and covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. There are no blemishes worthy of mention either. Another Top 100 Varieties offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
VG10 raw
TOP #39
F-103
R5
Original $95 New July 13! Cracked Obverse. Large Oblique O, Original Gray Patina, Top 100 Die Varieties, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1854-O F-103 paired shattered obverse die and oblique mintmark reverse is scarce in original VF or better grades and difficult to locate but not as tough as the 1854-O F-102 Shattered Obverse. For inclusion in the Top 100 Variety set, examples must be in a late date state with bold die cracks between the left arrow and 1 digit. This strong example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, has all diagnostics for inclusion in the Top 100 set. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
VG08 raw
TOP #38
F-102
R6
Choice $425 New July 13! Shattered Obverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Distinct Shelf Metal at Date, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A rare and highly desireable Top 100 Die Variety due to a massive die crack that nearly encircles the obverse. Moving clockwise, the die crack begins above Star 7, passes through the top of Liberty's head, through Star 8, the flag, Stars 9 - 13, down through all four digits and arrows in the date and exits to the rim below Star 1. In a late die state, the die crack at the date forms a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles directly below the date. Even with the massive die cracks, this variety comes well struck. This 1854-O F-102 example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, offers choice original surfaces that are covered by crusty gray patina. One could not ask for a more wholesome VG08 example with nothing but honest wear. The shelf metal at the date is distinctly defined at this lower grade level. Fairly priced for the pristine state of preservation.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
AU50 raw
F-102a
R6
Original $295 New July 13! Die Cud Between 9:00 - 10:00, Original Golden Gray Surfaces, Few Obverse Marks, Traveling Man's Collection. On this 1891 F-102 die pairing, the reverse die suffers metal stress between 9:00 and 10:00. A die section into the left wreath is about to break apart. Philadelphia struck 1891 dimes are rarely seen with partial or full cuds on the reverse. This is in stark contrast to New Orleans strikes which are a treasure trove waiting to be explored. This F-102a example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is the highest grade example seen by GFRC. The reverse cud is well defined with distinct shelf metal. Surfaces are toned a golden gray on both sides. The obverse has marks in the right obverse field and across (AMERI)CA. A very difficult die variety and priced accordingly.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
AU55 raw
F-108a
R3
Original $450 New July 12! Partial Drapery, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1838 "partial drapery" is a Redbook variety and there popular among variety collectors. The "partial drapery" results from heavy die clash marks on obverse and reverse. Those on the reverse are especially bold and easily seen. Rims are quite sharp with brilliant frosty luster that is most eye catching. Lovely aquamarine and gold patina are seen on both side to varying degrees. Strike is boldly executed. Listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Die Varieties as #7. Another super offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 10C 1838
VF30 raw
TOP #5
F-103b
R4
Original $175 New July 12! Vertically Cracked Reverse, Original Gray Surfaces, Full Bisecting Die Cracks, Problem Free, Traveling Man's Collection. On the 1838 F-103b die variety, a vertical die crack completely bisects the reverse from north to south during later die states. Cherrypicking this late die state cracked reverse variety will prove to be very challenging since the die crack is easily noticed. Most specimens are flagged by dealers or collectors for the potential premium. The is example is strictly original with light gray patina and random ebony highlights. Strike is uniform and surfaces are blemish free. Conservatively graded as a VF30. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties as entry #5 and considered to be R4 rarity in grades of VF or better. From the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
F12 raw
F-104b
R6
Original HOLD
$175
New July 12! Terminal Die State, Cracked Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Popular Cracked Die Variety, Traveling Man's Collection. The heavy die crack on this 1839 F-104 dime is the latest die state seen. The main die crack, that travels from the 3 date digit through the shield and into Star 2, is very well defined and indicative of a die that is at or approaching terminal die state. Most interesting is the step like shelf metal appearance in the shield on the left and right sides of the die crack. This lovely example is covered with light gray patina. Surfaces are blemish free and pleasing. An important terminal die state offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
EF40 raw
F-108a
R6
Cleaned $450 New July 12! Huge O, Late Die State Cracked Reverse, Even Gray Patina, Porous Surfaces, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1839-O F-108a die variety features a Huge O reverse, from 1838, paired with a heavily lapped obverse die. The obverse die loses much of its date punch and stars 1 through 3 details. This die pairing a fair number of dimes with both dies continuing to degrade. The reverse develops a die crack at (U)NITED with further die degradation including a die crack through ST(ATES) to rim during the F-108a die state. Die erosion is significant during this die state and is visible behind several letters of the denomination. Nearly all F-108a examples seen will have porosity and I struggle with an explanation for this fact. For some rarely seen higher grade specimens (AU or better), it is difficult to separate die erosion from potential porosity. Offer here is a strong EF40 graded example from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina and once again, there is surface porosity in the left obverse field and behind STATES OF. This example is at the terminal die state with heavy die crack through UNITED. A Cleaned quality rarity has been assigned as I'm unable to call this piece original due to the porosity even though the patina is crusty and uniform. The 1839-O F-108a die state is definitely a challenge for evaluation.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 10C 1839-O
F12 raw
F-109
R6+
Choice $395 New July 12! Rare Die Pairing, Small O, Reverse C 1840-O, with Huge O Lapped Obverse, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A rare 1839-O die pairing with a very late die state Huge O paired with Small O reverse which is again used during 1840. At the time of striking F-109 dimes, the Huge O obverse is in poor condition with multiple die cracks from star 1 to the rim and from three star points into the base. The date is extremely weak during this die pairing and one must question why mint employees continue to strike coinage with such a heavily polished and eroded die. On the reverse, there are multiple die cracks present with the most obvious being at (UN)ITED and AMER(I)CA. This reverse is again employed to strike coinage in 1840, and when used, is designated as 1840-O Variety 103. This offered example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is perfectly original with choice blemishes fresh surfaces. Both sides are toned an even light gray with faint ebony highlights. Wear is uniform. Yes the date is essentially missing on this specimen and another important diagnostic point. I can't stress enough how challenging this die pairing is at all grade levels.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
F15 raw
F-108a
R4
Original $65 New July 12! Heavily Lapped Dies, Original Gun Metal Gray Blue Patina, Fairly Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. The 1841-O F-108a die variety and die state probably presents the worst lapped dies to be place back into production for the Liberty Seated dime series. Both obverse and reverse dies are severely lapped resulting in the loss of most device details. This set of dies continued to be used after the lapping as numerous examples of this variety have been seen over several decades. How the New Orleans mint personnel could strike coins with these very low relieft dies is a mystery. The reverse die shows additional metal fatigue with a significant die crack from rim through AM(E)RICA to wreath. Considering the reasonable striking quality of regular F-108 dimes, there is no explanation for the severe lapping of these dies. Grading F-108 examples is difficult due to the excessive lapping. Remember the shallow relief of residual obverse and reverse details. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is so typical of the late die state. Both sides are covered with original gun metal gray-blue patina. Reverse has a few surface marks at the lower left denomination.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 10C 1841-O
VG10 raw
F-107b
R6
Choice $295 New July 12! Retained Cud at 12:00, Small O, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Violet Patina, Traveling Man's Collection. One of the two known 1841 New Orleans struck dimes with terminal die state reverse cuds. The reverse die, for Seated dime variety F-107 while in its final die state, exhibits a reverse cud the tops of STA(TES). This example is choice and strictly original with crusty gray patina. Under a light source, underlying and intermixed rose, blues and gold appear. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Conservatively graded as some dealers may stretch this piece to Fine 12. One of my favorite offerings from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection and well worth the asking price.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 10C 1845
AU53 raw
TOP #27
F-107a
R6
Choice HOLD
$415
New July 12! Reverse Rim Cud at 12:00, Repunched Date, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Traveling Man's Collection. A wonderful 1845/1845 specimen with bold reverse rim cud. 1845 F-107 obverse has developed a horizontal die crack through the lower portion of the date digits that are obviously repunched. The die crack is most evident through the 5 digit. The reverse exhibits a die crack through STATE(S OF) along with a bold rim cud above the ES in STATES. This is a no question rare variety/die state with R6 rarity being conservative. The offered example is very well preserved with choice original surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evidence on the reverse due to minimal toning. The obverse has a semi-transparent light silver-gray coloring. Strike is completely executed. Blemish wise, there is one micro tick between (DI)ME on the reverse mentioned for 100% accuracy. From the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection and a must have for the serious die variety specialist.
Seated 10C 1850O Seated 10C 1850-O
VF30 raw
F-105a
R6
Original HOLD
$325
New July 12! Reverse Rotated Left 45 Degrees, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Variety, Accurately Graded, Traveling Man's Collection. A quality example of the 1850-O Large O F-105a die pairing with original light gray surfaces. Reverse is rotated left 45 degrees. Included in the Liberty Seated dime Top 25 Rotated Reverse set at www.seateddimevarieties.com. Another super offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 10C 1852
VG10 raw
F-105b
R6
Original $175 New July 12! Repunched 52, Reverse Retained Cud at Tops of UNIT(ED S)TATES, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Obverse Delamination Stripe, Traveling Man's Collection. A very challenging 1852 die variety/die state to located with repunched 52 digits coupled with reverse retained cud. At its terminal die state, the F-105 reverse degrades to the point of having a retained cud joining the tops of UNITE(D S)TATES with complete disappearance of the denticles within the retained cud. For earlier examples, with partial cud F-105a die state, the denticles are still visible and complete. The later F-105b die state is very challenging to locate in higher circulated grades and unknown to me in mint state. This example, from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection, is perfectly original with crusty gray patina. However, the obverse has a long diagonal delamination stripe that must be considered when purchasing. A top quality example of this rare terminal die state.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 10C 1852
G04 raw
F-110b
R7
Original $350 New July 12! Severe Die Crack At Bottom of Date, Original Medium Gray, Honest Wear, Entirely Blemish Free, Traveling Man's Collection. A new darling of Liberty Seated Dime die variety collectors given a spectacular die crack through the bottom of the 1852 date digits. During a terminal die state, a huge obverse die cud forms and consumes stars 9 through 13. This example's die state is beyond that of F-110b but still far away from full F-110c. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty gray patina that sports some obverse ebony highlights. There is nothing but honest wear as a 10x loupe inspection failed to identify a single blemish worthy of mention. A popular near terminal die state offering from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection. Hurry on this one.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
Hubbed Date and Arrows
VF35 raw
F-105
Original $150 New July 12! Shattered Reverse, Very Late Die State, Peripheral Orange-Gold, Well Struck, Traveling Man's Collection. A lovely late die state 1853 Hubbed Arrows and Date example with peripheral orange-gold patina on both sides. The F-105 reverse is shattered with severe cracks at the top, left, and right sections of the die. Most notable is the long vertical die crack through the right wreath and a bold die crack through UNIT(E)D to rim. Well struck regardless of the reverse die condition. Yet another challenging die variety from the Traveling Man's Liberty Seated dime Dansco album collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 50C 1809
AU50 PCGS OGH
6445868
O-106
R3
Gem HOLD
$1350
New July 11! Gem Original, Hammered Obverse Strike, Attractive Toning, Gray-Gold Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Challenging Overton 106 die variety with R3 rarity. A marvelous 1809 Capped Bust half with hammered obverse strike that allows the collector to view all minor hair curl details and each star point. I've assigned a Gem quality rating given the old time original surfaces that have never been molested. Obverse coloring consist of gray center surrounded by golden-aquamarine ring at the stars. Luster is most evident and brings the coloring to life under a bright light. Reverse coloring is similar with the same shades at the rims but an untoned area between the scroll through the eagle body and wings. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in PCGS old green holder and conservatively graded at assigned AU50 level. The Overton 106 die variety is easily diagnosed by a diagonal die line extending from the upper right shield into the right wing and doubling on U(N)ITED. A marvelous offering from the Osprey PCGS box of 20 and time for a new owner.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
MS64 NGC
1623670005
F-107b
Gem $2450 New July 11! Double Die Obverse, Reverse B (Greer), Gem Original Surfaces, Very Late Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Toning, Accurately Graded, Cold Quarters Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A marvelous offering from the Cold Quarters Collection.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 50C 1841
EF45
PCGS
27931461
WB-4
R3
Choice $675 New July 11! Popular and Better Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, Typical Strike. 1841 Philadelphia strikes remain popular with specialists as an underrated date. Even though GFRC has a continuous supply, these originate from important collections and are not new arrivals to market. THis WB-4 example is quite special with uniform gray brown patina that is commonly referred to as crusty. Surfaces are choice with not blemishes or micro ticks and quite impressive. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A choice original duplicate from an unnamed source in New England that is most selective with his purchases. This piece is for fans of crusty original toning while still providing eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 50C 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
$2850 New July 11! Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. 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 offering with choice original surfaces and CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide balanced 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. Previously sold into the Seal Beach Collection and back again at GFRC as a top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
Dramatically Doubled Date
EF45
PCGS
30772034
WB-104, WB-16
Choice $1400 New July 11! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Old Time Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. WB-16 die pairing of the Dramatically Double Date variety as listed in Wiley-Bugert and the subsequent Bugert Seated hall dollar Federal Register series. The WB-16 die pair features a new reverse die with limited wear and cracking. Regardless of the dramatic variety, this 1845-O Seated half offers choice original surfaces and old time gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. The doubling on the date digits is most evident within the 45 digits and the right of the 5 digit. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-104 (FS-001.5)." If you are considering adding the WB-104 example to an advanced Seated half dollar collection, then this is the example to purchase. I guarantee that you will be pleased with the originality and accurately grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 50C 1876
AU58
PCGS
29777324
WB-106 FS-301
HOLD
$5250
New July 11! Large Date/Small Date, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. A top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Barber 10C 1893 Barber 10C 1893
G04 raw

Cleaned HOLD
$40
New July 8! Reverse Rotated Right 130 Degrees, Cleaned Surfaces, Jim Poston Consignment. An interesting 1893 Barber dime with substantially misaligned dies. Reverse is rotated 130 degrees right. Surfaces are a dull light gray from old cleaning. Another interesting cool offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 10C 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS62 NGC
4656140010
F-123
Original HOLD
$485
New July 8! Discovery Piece, Bold Obverse Rim Cud at 4:00, Clashed Dies, Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is immediately noted when first inspecting this 1875 San Francisco strike. After checking all 1875-S Below Wreath website listings, I'm certain that this piece is a new die pairing incluidng a huge obverse rim cud at 4:00 that was flagged by NGC during grading. Strike is essentially complete for a 1875-S Below Wreath dime as most are found struck with weak or worn out dies. Heavy die clashing is seen on both sides. Surfaces are untoned with only one stray line in the left reverse wreath at 9:00. This example is considered to be the "discovery piece" and will be posted to the "web-book" as F-123. Housed in new large font NGC holder with special designations as follows; OBVERSE DIE BREAK ON RIM @ 4:00 - MINT ERROR MS62. Congratulation to Jim Poston for flagging down this important new die variety.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
AU58 NGC
2504032002
F-124
Original $250 New July 8! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Gold Patina, Heavily Clashed Obverse, Well Struck, Jim Poston Consignment . An infrequently seen 1876 Carson City strike with lightly mirrored fields. Most Carson City strikes of the year will be located with frosty surfaces and many with die rust issues. The F-124 example offers untoned surfaces and was probably dipped at some point in its life. Under a light source, the surfaces are steely with reflective luster. Strike is well executed, especially on the obverse. Reverse die cracks easily identify the die variety. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. Another interesting consignment from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 25C 1856
VF30 raw

Original $95 New July 8! Obverse Rim Cud @ 5:00, Original Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Jim Poston Consignment . A well struck 1856 Seated quarter with distinct rim cud at 5:00. Surfaces are toned a light gray and blemish free. Another cool die variety find by Jim Postin.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 25C 1876-CC
VF30 NGC
2628210002

Original $145 New July 8! Original Surfaces, Ebony-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Conservatively Graded, Murphy's Collection. Both sides are covered with rich ebony-gray patina. Looks a bit better than VF30 as reverse strike is weak. A strictly original example with typical strike. There is an obverse rim blemish by the cap and mentioned for 100% accuracy. At GFRC, customers get the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, in their coin descriptions. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A solid Liberty Seated quarter from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 50C 1840-(O)
Reverse of 1838
VG10 raw
WB-4
Original HOLD
$475
New July 8! High Demand Die Variety, New Orleans Struck Without Mintmark, Medium Letters Reverse, Original Gray Patina, Some Reverse Lines, Murphy's Collection . Reverse of 1838 with Medium Letters. The only event, known to me in U.S. silver coinage, where the New Orleans mint struck coinage without a mint mark. A new Liberty Seated obverse die was paired with leftover reverse die used to strike 1838-O and 1839-O Reeded Edge halves. This reverse has medium sized letters and can be easily cherrypicked against the regular small letters reverse of 1839. This New Orleans issue is in high demand by both type set and date and mintmark sets collectors. GFRC is pleased to offer a strictly original example that grades full VG10 with lovely gray patina. There are parallel lines on the reverse above the eagles' head/neck that may or may not impede certification by TPG. These don't bother me. If looking for the 1840(O) die variety for a Dansco or Whitman album, then this is the example for you. At the Summer 2018 Baltimore show, Stacks sold an original PCGS EF45 example with some obverse marks for $3000. Use that fact to assess the Murphy's Collection asking price.
Seated 50C 1843O Seated 50C 1843-O
EF40 PCGS
4063494
WB-7
R3
Original $295 New July 8! Early Die State, Thick Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Heavily Rusted Reverse, Conservatively Graded, PCGS Old Green Holder with Blue Label, Jim Poston Consignment. Lots to discuss concerning this 1843-O WB-7 half dollar offering from Jim Poston. Letís start with the die variety being WB-7 with heavily rusted reverse that has been lightly lapped along with a lapped obverse. Device features are reduced resulting in conservative grading at assigned EF40 level. I would grade this strictly original example as full EF45. Surfaces are covered with thick gray-rose patina and are blemish free. Then there is the PCGS holder. This is definitely an early 1990s old green holder with bar code. However the label is full blue color with no signs of paper fading or transitioning from original green color. This label looks to be have printed on original blue paper stock and not green. Could this holder be worth more than the housed coin? There is much to consider for this 1843-O Seated half from Jim Poston consignment.
Seated 50C 1871CC Seated 50C 1871-CC
VG08 PCGS
12474502
WB-2
Original HOLD
$685
New July 8! Difficult Carson City Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. 1871 Carson City struck halves are one of the scarcest and most popular dates in the entire Seated half dollar series. Mintage is a low 153,950 coins with typical U.S. western region heavy usage for commerce. Survivors in choice condition are a price with most being found with much wear. AU and mint state examples are rare. This example is typical of those on the market. Surfaces feature honest wear and a light gray patina. There are no distraction blemishes to note. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A better date Carson City Seated half dollar offering from the Murphy's Collection.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 5C 1839-O
FR2 raw

Original $35 New July 8! Rotated Reverse Right 85 Degrees, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Heavy Wear, Jim Poston Consignment. GFRC images accurately the 85 degree reverse rotation on this heavily worn 1839-O half dime. Another cool variety from Jim Poston.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 5C 1858-O
VG08 raw

Original $55 New July 8! Reverse Cud @ 4:30, Original Surfaces, Old Album Aquamarine-Blue and Gold Patina, Problem Free, Jim Poston Consignment. A cool 1858-O half dime offering with large reverse die cud at 4:30. This pleasing example has original surfaces and old album toning. There are no blemishes worthy of discussion. From the latest Jim Poston consignment.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 25C 1818
F12
PCGS
32572884
B-10
R3
Choice $385 New July 7! Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Surface Verdigris, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A choice original example of the better Browning 10 die pairing. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina along with olive verdigris in the protected areas. Strike is typical for the date and die pairing. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality early type offering from Jim Poston.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan $1 1880-S
MS63 NGC
4688106001

Choice $250 New July 7! Spectacular Cartwheel Luster and Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Jim Poston Consignment . This 1880-S Morgan is a pure WOW coin and is so poorly illustrated by GFRC images. Yes, straight on viewing, as a camera sees the coin, results in dark bullseye toning including a lustrous rose center on obverse and a smaller arc on the reverse. One must see this piece under a light source to appreciate the superior eye appeal and brilliant cartwheel luster. The dark peripheral toning melts into deep sky blues on both sides. The frosty luster is addictive and extraordinary. On a technical basis, there are enough surface blemishes to justify the assigned MS63 grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert. A fun offering from Jim Poston that will please fans of toned Morgan dollars.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan $1 1887
MS64
PCGS Rattler
1199398

Gem $300 New July 7! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obviously Undergraded, Jim Poston Consignment . Gold CAC approved coins are always in demand, especially by Gold CAC type set collectors. This lovely 1887 Morgan would fit well into a type set collection. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is quite dominate during in hand or bright light viewing. This Morgan is obviously undergraded as there are too few blemishes to justify the MS64 grade. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Hurry on this one as Gold CAC approved coins don't seem to last long at GFRC.
Seated 25C 1866S Seated 25C 1866-S
VF20 PCGS
34779214

Original $2000 New July 7! Rare San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Old Album Rose-Blue Toning, Accurately Grade, Jim Poston Collection . The 1866 San Francisco date has a mintage of only 28,000 along with low survival rate as demonstated by PCGS only grading six examples at the VF20 grade level. This example is one of the six and offers original surfaces with just honest wear. Housed in an old paper album for a long period of time, the surfaces acquired classic rose and patina coloring. Strike is typical and nicely uniform. Blemish wise, a 10x loupe inspection revealed nothing worthy of mention. GFRC has handled several examples at the Fine grade level but not a Very Fine specimen due to the date's scarcity. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated quarter selection from Jim Postin to consider.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 50C 1877
AU50 PCGS
83135331

Choice $225 New July 7! Choice Original, Pastel Coloring, Soft Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Pastel rose, aquamarine, gold and blues immediately jump out when first viewing this pleasing 1877 half. The reverse blues are especially attractive under a light source. There is sufficent remaining luster to activate the toning much to the pleasure of the viewer. Strike is typical with points of weakness on the lower reverse devices. Blemishes are limited to one stray line of no consequence. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another eye appeal offering from Jim Poston.
Barber 50C 1915S Barber 50C 1915-S
AU55
PCGS
21892346

Choice $585 New July 6! Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A choice original 1915 San Francisco half with light gold patina on both sides. Cartwheel luster has a frosty texture and is vibrant. Strike is complete and surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one nano field tick by star 7 that is mentioned to demonstrate that each coin sold by GFRC is thoroughly examined. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A top quality Barber half offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1885 Seated 50C 1885
MS62 NGC
1871310001

Choice HOLD
$1695
New July 6! Low Mintage Date, Superior Eye Appeal, Vibrate Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Jim Poston Consignment . Mintage of 5,200 with minimal surviving populations in circulated grades. Starting at the MS62 grade level, this date becomes more available with graded populations peaking at the MS63/MS64 grade levels. Now that we have set the baseline, let's take a look at this gorgeous NGC MS62 example. The immediate impression, when first examining this offering, is that of an MS64/MS65 grade level due to vibrant cartwheel luster and frosty mirrored fields. Frosty mirrored is not a term often used by GFRC but the best approach to describing this piece. This 1885 half screams luster and is so pleasing. Strike is hammered with every star in high relief along with Liberty's head and gown lines. The surfaces are also free of ticks and pleasingly smooth. Ok, so why the MS62 assigned grade? If one rotates the coin at the appropriate angle under a light source, faint wispy hairlines appear in the left obverse field. These lines are only visible with 10x loupe and at the right viewing angle. Bottomline, this 1885 half has the eye appeal of full MS64 or better but a subtle set of hairlines that resulted in a very conservative technical grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. A most impressive offering from Jim Poston.
3Cent Silver 3C 1861 3Cent Silver 3C 1861
AU55 PCGS
35054520

Choice $300 New July 5! Choice Original, Old Album Rose, Blue and Aquamatine Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A freshly graded 1861 3 cent silver piece that spent years in an old paper album and acquired classic radial rose, aquamarine and blue toning. Dies are heavily clashed on both sided. A careful 10x loupe inspection located a few wispy hairlines in the upper right field under the toning; these are mentioned for 100% accurately. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt by Jim Poston. Worthy of a GFRC choice quality rating.
Barber 10C 1900S Barber 10C 1900-S
MS62 PCGS
83135138

Choice $300 New July 5! Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Golden Rose and Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A lively 1900 San Francisco strike with pleasing surfaces and superior eye appeal at the assigned grade level. Radial golden rose and blues interact well with the frosty cartwheel luster. An example worthy of Choice quality rating with only a faint line on Liberty's face holding this one back from higher grade. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appealing offering from Jim Poston.
Mercury 10C 1931 Mercury 10C 1931
AU58 NGC
3835184002

Choice $140 New July 5! Classic Deep Old Album Radial Toning, Darker Peripheral Blues, Rose Center, Pleasing Bright Light Performance, Fairly Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Peripheral deep blues shift to rose at the centers on both sides. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A colorful Mercury dime from Jim Postin for fans of old album toning.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
MS62 PCGS OGH
4459320
F-102
Choice $300 New July 5! Triple Punched 2, Misplaced Digits in Gown, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Probably as nice an 1872 F-102 example as one could expect at the MS62 grade level. Triple punching and misplaced digits in the lower gown are immediately recognized with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are free of blemishes and offer frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is essential complete with only a few upper left reverse wheat grains not completely impressed. A bit stronger luster would immediately command full MS63 status. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded. A quality Liberty Seated dime offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 10C 1876-S
EF40 PCGS
3583570
F-123
Original $85 New July 5! Small Filled S, Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . One does not often see 1876-S Type 1 reverse dimes with a small filled S mintmark. This F-123 example has original gray surfaces and a uniform strike. GFRC image well represent the coloring and surface conditions. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 25C 1845
EF45
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $375 New July 5! Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster that is consistent with AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important Liberty Seated die variety offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 25C 1849
EF45
PCGS
30822088
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$415
New July 5! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Rose-Gold Patina, Sky Blue Obverse Arc, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Jim Poston Consignment . Mintage of only 340,000 and a better date in the Seated quarter series. Locating choice original examples of better date Seated quarters is an ongoing challenge for collectors. CAC has only approved 23 pieces in all grades for the 1849 date. This EF45 example is one of five approved and offers lightly mirrored fields and subtle rose-gold patina. A blue toning arc is seen from star 8 through the date digits. Surfaces are choice and essentially blemish free. Strike is typical with weakness at the lower reverse eagle legs and claws. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. A premium Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 25C 1853-O
VF35
PCGS
14175983
Briggs 2-C
Choice $450 New July 5! Important New Orleans Arrows and Rays Type, Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Classic rich old album toning is at hand for this lovely 1853 New Orleans Arrows and Rays offering. Aquamarine, blue and rose form the obverse center coloring and are surrounded by a ring of gold at the periphery. Reverse toning is mostly segmented aquamarine-blue and rose. The reverse devices are nicely framed by the toning leading to pleasing eye appeal. Strike is typical for the 1853-O date with weakness throughout the stars and at Liberty's head. Under a bright light, this piece still offers some residual luster that produces a lovely glow that will please the most selective collector. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another premium Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 25C 1861
EF45
NGC
308271001

Gem $200 New July 5! Gem Original, Type II/II, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Ex. Jules Reiver Collection. A marvelous 1861 Seated quarter that is perfect in every way and worthy of a JUST BUT IT NOW recommendation. The Type II/II design hub pairing is the most common for the 1861 date but don't let this stop you for acquiring a gem original example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with a semi transparent gun metal gray-blue skin. Under a light source, this skin melts and exposes blues in the center that are nicely framed by gold rings surround the stars and reverse legend. Strike is about as good as it gets for the date. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and JULES REIVER COLLECTION listed on the label. A gem quarter with important pedigree courtesy of Jim Poston. Someone needs to buy this one immediately.
Seated 25C 1875 Seated 25C 1875
AU50 PCGS
34825209

Gem HOLD
$175
New July 5! Gem Original, Transparent Olive-Goldy Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Jim Poston Consignment. A splendid 1875 strike with mirrored obverse fields and super bright light performance. Olive-gold patina covers both sides. Worthy of a GFRC gem original quality rating and potential CAC submission. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 50C 1854-O
AU50 PCGS
81175389
WB-23
R6
Original $695 New July 5! Rare Seated Half Dollar Die Pairing, Original Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 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 specimen, from Jim Poston, is full AU50 and is 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 from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 50C 1855-O
EF40 PCGS
32071169

Choice HOLD
$250
New July 5! Gorgeous Peripheral Rainbow Toning, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Let's open the description for this lovely 1855-O half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Peripheral rainbow toning rings are well formed on both sides; the reverse toning is especially pleasing. Surfaces are strictly original. Strike is typical. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no significant blemishes worthy of mention. Fairly graded, given an extra half grade for the eye appeal and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another eye appealing offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 5C 1856
AU55
NGC
2141349002

Choice $250 New July 5! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Typical 1856 Date Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Rich gun metal gray patina covers both sides and is more transparent on the reverse to the underlying satiny luster. A typical 1856 strike with missing denticles. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and choice surfaces along with accurate grading. A solid Liberty Seated half dime offering from Jim Postin.
Seated 5C 1861 Seated 5C 1861
AU58 PCGS
33278627

Original $200 New July 5! Original Surfaces, Frosty Devices, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Typical Strike, Few Obverse Lines, Jim Poston Consignment . Excellent bright light eye appeal due to reflective fields and frosty devices. In hand gray toning shifts to navy blues on the obverse with similar arc colors on the reverse. Reverse is weakly struck. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A solid offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 5C 1868S Seated 5C 1868-S
AU58 PCGS
35054522

Choice $395 New July 5! Better San Francisco Date, Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Pleasing Bright Light Performance, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A superior 1868 San Francisco struck example with mintage of 280,000. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Obverse and reverse fields are lightly mirrored resulting in reflective luster when view under a light source. In hand silver gray coloring shifts to gold and aquamarine, again when adding bright light into the equation. Strike is fully impressed with heavy die clash marks on both sides. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from Jim Poston worthy of special consideration.
Seated 5C 1873 Seated 5C 1873
AU58 PCGS
12707989

Choice HOLD
$200
New July 5! Last Year of Issue, Choice Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A choice original example of the last year of Liberty Seated half dime issue at Philadelphia mint. Pretty pastel aquamarine gold and orange-rose shades are seen are both sides. Reflective luster enhanced the coloring when viewed under a light source. No blemishes whatsoever but the reverse has typical weak strike at the upper left wheat grains. Worthy of a CAC attempt. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A top quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 10C 1842
AU55 raw
F-103a
Cleaned $225 New July 4! Rim Cud At 10:00, Hammered Strike, Old Cleaning, Retoning Light Gold, Value Top 100 Varieties Offering, Indiana Collection. As Liberty Seated collectors migrate to variety collecting, the 1842 F-103a variety is now infrequently seen and should bring a moderate premium since included in the Top 100 Varieties set. A bold rim cud is evident at 10:00 with another rim cud forming at the terminal die state (F-103b). This example is boldly struck with high relief stars and Liberty along with reverse wreath. Unfortunately this dime has been lightly polished in the past and is slowly recovering with light gold patina. A flashy example that is value priced as a filler for Top 100 set. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
AU50 raw
F-107
Cleaned $185 New July 4! Repunched Date, Early Die State, Mirrored Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Old Light Clean, Top 100 Varieties, Indiana Collection. An early die state F-107 example of the famous 1853 With Arrows repunched date variety with proof like fields. An opportunity to view most of the die variety diagnostic points in bold clarity. Thick digit repunching is readily visible to the bottom right of each date digit. On the right arrow, there is a die defect type pimple. Faint die polish lines are seen on the obverse die with a slight downward slope from left to right. Strike is crisply executed. Surfaces have seen a light clean based on the reflectivity but there are no mechanical signs of such a cleaning. Listed in the Top 100 Varieties set and an excellent filler example. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 10C 1853
With Arrows
VF20 raw
F-106b
Original $275 New July 4! Reverse Die Cud at AMER(ICA), R7 Rarity Any Grade, Original Gray Surfaces, Rim Bruise 9:00, Indiana Collection. An R7 rarity 1853 With Arrows terminal die state with few examples known. On F-106b, a portion of the reverse die is separated resulting in a retained cud between the rim, the right stem end and the lower right wreath. On lower grade specimens, the A in AMERICA appears to be completely eliminated as a result of the broken die. However, on this VF example, the letters AMER(ICA) are still being struck and sitting on raised metal that is easily prone to wear. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gray patina. There is an obverse rim bruise at 9:00, but then again, less than a handful are known at this time. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
EF45 raw
F-116
Choice $135 New July 4! Misplaced 8 Digit, Doubled Obverse Die East, Choice Original, Uniform Gray, Well Struck, Indiana Collection. A choice original 1856 F-116 example with bold strike. This lovely specimen will grade at TPG in a heart beat. A misplaced top of an 8 digit is visible to the right of the bottom of the scroll end. Obverse die doubling is seen in the lower gown lines above the base and to the left and right of the pendant. The doubling occurs in a northeasterly direction. A popular Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
VG10 raw
F-124a
Original $150 New July 4! Bold Reverse Die Break 10:00 - 11:30, Original Gray, Rim Marks, Indiana Collection. Rare 1891 New Orleans example with bold reverse cud between 10:00 and 11:30. Surfaces are original gray. There are some rim issues, especially at UNITED. Fairly priced for the cud and minor issues and ideal die variety filler until a better example can be located. An important Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 50C 1846
Medium Date
EF45 PCGS
26561320
WB-9
R3
Choice $325 New July 4! Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Old Time Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. 1846 Medium Date Seated halves are readily available therefore collectors should focus on above average examples that provide value. This is the case for the choice original specimen from the Newtown Collection. As with other Newtown offerings, quality is high while being a desireable late die state WB-9 die variety. Reverse is heavily cracked well beyond the Bugert descriptions in his new Philadelphia Federal Register book. Surfaces are a combination of steely luster and natural charcoal gray patina. Residual reverse luster is crisp and pleasing. Grading is conservative at the assigned EF45 level and definitely an EF45+ at 2018 standards. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF45+ raw
W-15 WB-104
Original $800 New July 4! Final CSA Issue, Speared Olive Bud, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Fairly Graded, Under Construction Collection . Speared Olive Bud reverse, CSA Issue. The last die pairing struck under authority of the Confederate States of America. This die variety is easily attributed due to two parallel lines through the upper olive bud. This reverse was first paired with the Bisecting Crack at Date reverse and then afterwards with Obverse 1; first employed for Union strikes. Die erosion at Liberty's foot is evident for the variety and on the offered example. This Under Construction Collection example offers steely surfaces covered with classic gun metal gray patina on the obverse and lighter silver gray shades on the reverse. Strike typical on the obverse, since late state Union obverse, and full on the reverse. This piece performs well under a light source with plenty of residual luster. If TPG certification is your goal, then don't hesitate to purchase as I guarantee this W-15 will be placed in a holder. An important piece of Civil War history as struck during the final days of the New Orleans mint during April 1861.
Seated 10C 1849 Seated 10C 1849
AU58 PCGS
90091682
F-104
Choice $650 New July 3! Repunched Date, Frosty Golden Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Indiana Collection. A bold and brilliant example of the popular 1849 repunched date die variety. For years, this variety was listed as 1849/8 overdate but was questioned by Greer and later debunked when writing the "web-book" as remnants of the first date punch are clealy evident in the upper loops of the 8 and 9 digits. This repunching is bold and well displayed within the date digits of this eye appealing AU58 example. Brilliant luster remains in harmony with peripheral burnt gold on both sides. Strike is hammered and adds to the desireability. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An old time Liberty Seated dime that has been in the Indiana Collection since 1994; purchased directly from Brian Greer.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
Small S
MS62 PCGS
16639259
F-105
Choice $525 New July 3! Small S, Scarce Mintmark Variety, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. . An important 1890 San Francisco struck seated dime with Small S mintmark. Of the fourteen reverse dies identified for this date, twelve were punched with a medium S mintmark and only two with a small S punch. Greer provides an R6 rarity rating in mint state per his DLRC Press Guidebook. Frosty surfaces and vibrant cartwheel luster are the highlights of this pleasing example. A transparent rose-gold skin is evident at the certain viewing angles. Strike is also complete. At first glance, this piece appears to be full MS63 due to the luster and strike. A 10c loupe inspection reveals a few wispy hairlines in the left obverse field that warrant the assigned grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another plate coin offering from The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 10C 1856
Small Date
MS62 NGC
594163008
F-115
Original HOLD
$485
New July 2! Rotated Reverse, Original Surfaces, Faint Peripheral Gold, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. When researching and preparing The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors, as published during 2004, little attention was given to rotated reverses due to the magnitude of the die variety research. Today, rotated reverses are most popular so it is necessary to update the "web-book" with the F-115 reverse die misalignment that has been measured at 23 degrees right. This F-115 example has been sitting in my bank box since early 2002 and will replace the existing web-book plate coin. An original Small Date example with frosty luster and peripheral light gold patina. Most important is the hammered strike for an 1856 Small Date dime. Heavily reverse die clash marks validate the misaligned dies during striking. Also note the large obverse rim cuds at 3:00. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An important 1856 die variety coupled with being a new web-book plate coin. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
MS64 NGC
549387006
F-115
Choice HOLD
$595
New July 2! Double Die Obverse, R5 Rarity, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A wonderful 1887-S strike with frosty cartwheel luster and near gem original surfaces. Purchased back 2002 given the unknown double die obverse for the 1887-S at that time. Die doubling is easily seen on UNITED STATES. Surfaces are mark free and covered with a transparent golden patina. Strike is complete with considerable die cracks throughout the reverse wreath. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An important 1887-S double die obverse die variety that has received little attention in LSCC publications. The "web-book" plate coin and from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Gold G$5 1893CC Gold G$5 1893-CC
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
35486667

Choice $1800 New July 1! Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Classic Orange-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. Definitely a better Carson City gold date with small mintage of 60,000 and rapid price jump starting in AU. Mirrored fields are immediately evident on this lovely 1893-CC $5 half eagle. A well preserved example with crisp reflective luster and classic orange-gold patina that one expects to see on United States gold from this period. Strike is complete. Blemish wise, the fields are surprising clean for the assigned grade with just a few nano ticks to mention in order to fill out this long description. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality offering from the Murhy's Collection.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 25C 1875-CC
EF45 NGC
4207068002

Original $1450 New July 1! Scarce Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. The 1875-CC Seayed quarter date does not secure enough recognition for its scarcity. Production of Carson City Mint quarters substantially increased to to 140,000 in 1875. This is scarce in all grades and very scarce in AU or better. This well preserved example offers light golden gray surfaces and residual luster. Mint luster surrounds most stars and is seen within the gown lines. Frost and metal flow lines surround the reverse legend also. There are a few faint rim chatter anomalies but nothing distracting as attempting to be 100% accurate. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An important Liberty Seated quarter dollar offering from Murphy's Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 25C 1876-CC
AU55 PCGS
13012212

Choice $365 New July 1! Popular Date, Choice Original, Steely Gray Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Murphy's Collection. A choice original 1876 Carson City Seated quarter for your consideration. Surfaces are 100% natural with a transparent light gray skin. Under a light source, the fields generate reflect luster on both side. Strike is about as good as it gets for the 1876-CC date and elevated the GFRC quality rating to Choice. There are blemishes worty of mention either. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from Murphy's Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
EF40 NGC
2714269003
WB-1
Original $195 New July 1! Double Date, Near Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Late Die State Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the WB-1 Double Date die variety as listed by Bill Bugert in his Federal Register series on Liberty Seated half dollars. A fairly available die pairing but this example offers a representation of late die state conditions and crusty original patina. A strictly original example with near choice surfaces. Reasonably priced for the quality. Finding nice Seated material of this caliber at the Whitman Baltimore pre-show was a challenging effort. Fairly priced with small mark up. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1861O Seated 50C 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
EF40 PCGS
35468596
W-4
Original $255 New July 1! Louisiana Strike, W-4 Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A crusty original Louisania struck W-4 example with thick patina. Strike is well executed for the variety including all stars having connected centrils. Blemishes are limited to a single reverse rim bruise as illustrated in the GFRC images. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 1913 Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS63 PCGS
35045068

Choice $950 New June 30! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Choice surfaces are immediately evident on this lovely 1913 Indian half eagle gold offering. Frosty luster and orange-gold toning are dominant. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Indian $5 gold offering from the Osprey Collection for consideration.
Seated 10C 1866 Seated 10C 1866
MS64 NGC
1916161015
F-102b
Choice HOLD
$2450
New June 30! Rare Philadelphia Civil War Date, Near Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. 1866 Philadelphia strike are scarce in all grades including mint state. Both proofs and business strikes were produced from the same die pairing, but the presence of heavy clash marks in the fields are a validation that this piece is a rare business strike. A gorgeous near-gem original specimen with crisp reflective cartwheel luster. and untoned brilliant surfaces. The obverse is fully proof like while the reverse has more frosty characteristic. Strike is complete with all design elements being deeply impressed on both sides. The obverse fields have a few faint wispy hairlines that hold this piece back from a higher grade. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important Newtown Collection divestment that belongs in another advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 10C 1867
MS64PL NGC
3808411001
F-102
Gem HOLD
$2450
New June 30! Key Philadelphia Date, Gem Original, Heavily Polished Dies, Hammered Struck, Accurately Grading, Newtown Collection. With a mintage of just 6,000 coins, the 1867 Seated dime is a scarce semikey issue, and is genuinely rare in choice or finer condition. This gem original proof like example offers a hammered strike with strong cameo contrast though not designated on the holder. The fields on both sides are covered with parallel die striations with the heaviest being on the obverse. Regardless of these vertical die polish lines, the fields are mirrored an emit substantial reflective cartwheel luster. Toning is limited to a faint layer of light gold which adds a degree of warmth to the surfaces. NGC has certified only four proof like 1867 dimes in all grades, with just one at the MS64 level and one better. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with PL designation on the label. This wonderful 1867 dime belongs in the finest advanced collections being assembled. An important duplicate divestment from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S
MS63 PCGS
21459660

Choice $950 New June 30! Scarce in Mint State, Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection . Previously from the Birmingham Collection and sold into the Newtown Collection during September 2015. This is how long it has taken Newtown to locate a worthy upgrade for this gorgeous 1888-S dime. Vibrant cartwheel luster is consistent with a high grade. Surfaces are 100% choice with frosty devices. Strike is hammered with all devices and motifs complete on bold sides. Clearly a superior offering and consistent with my requirements for a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This lovely San Francisco dime is so well balanced with conservative grading. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder dating back to the late 1990s. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated $1 1848 Seated $1 1848
EF45 PCGS
35766404

Choice $1800 New June 29! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gray with Aquamarine-Gold, Conservative Grading . 1848 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 15,000 coins, and survivors are scarce at all grade levels. This conservatively graded example offers choice surfaces that are lightly mirrored with few blemishes for such a large sized coin. Typical gun metal gray patina is evident during in hand viewing. Adding a light source exposure the underlying luster including intermixed gold, aquamarined, rose and sky blues on both sides. A pleasing specimen with above average quality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert and Large Eagle listed on the label. I suspect that this piece will have a short stay in GFRC inventory.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
MS64 PCGS
83245872
LM-3
Gem $1250 New June 28! Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Well Struck, Substantial Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Another important offering from the Osprey Collection PCGS box of 20 and now rotating back to the market. Steely mirrored fields and evident on both sides with cartwheel effects. Obverse is covered with uniform gun metal gray skin that is transparent to the underlying luster. Bright light viewing reveals gold coloring surrounding all stars. Faint gold is also visible on the reverse. Obverse strike is hammered with high relief stars and curls. The reverse is also well struck with only a few weak left facing wing feathers lacking complete definition. Bright light viewing is most pleasurable for this small denomination piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superior offering with eye appeal and ideal for a mint state type set collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 50C 1803
Large 3
AU55 NGC Fatty
203389001

Choice HOLD
$6500
New June 28! Large 3, Choice Original, Brilliant Golden Luster, Uniform Strike, Substanital Eye Appeal, Scarcer Date, Osprey Collection. An important PCGS box of 20 divestment that deserves special consideration by the GFRC commnity. The 1803 half dollar date is definitely scarcer with mintage of 188,234 and collected by Large 3 and Small 3 varieties. In comparison the 1806 dates brings a much higher mintage of 839,576 and is the common date type coin. This strictly original high grade example offers choice surfacess along with brilliant golden luster. Bright light viewing is an absolute joy with uniform coloring and luster on both sides. Strike is well executed with rounded stars and fully defined hair curls. Reverse devices are also crisp with bold feathers, arrows and olive branch. The in hand appearance hints at rose toning but adding a light source shifts the coloring to gold surrounding the stars and legend while the centers are even light gray. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a few random micro ticks that are noted for accuracy. Visiting the BustHalfAddict.com website produced these comments concerning the O-103 die pairing, "The last use of the obverse die. MS examples are very rare, but lower grade AU and XF coins are somewhat easier to obtain." Honestly, this example is close to mint state than lower grade EF/AU and worthy of consideration. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder. There is no bar code on the label given the early generation. From the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
82230551
TOP #1
F-101c
Choice New Price
$1300
New June 28! Important Top 100 Variety and Type Coin, Choice Original, Steely Gray-Olive Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection . Steely gray-olive surfaces along with heavy obverse die clashing are the highlights of this 1837 Large Date F-101c dime. Rest assured that this silver piece is perfectly original and choice at the assigned grade level. All the shattered obverse and die clashing diagnostics are boldly defined and there to enjoy. Well struck too. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Top 100 Varieties offering from the Grey Soldier Collection and first time to the GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 10C 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
TOP #38
F-102
Choice New Price
$1500
New June 28! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Indiana Collection. One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example from the Grey Soldier Collection. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Liberty Seated dime variety from none other than the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
26130216

Choice HOLD
$475
New June 28! Excellent With Arrows Legend Type, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Overall, a most pleasing example for With Legend and With Arrows type. This 1873 candidate offers choice original surfaces that have frosty texture and emit considerable luster. Toning is mostly rose gold on the obverse and peripheral gold on the reverse. Reverse also has frosty cartwheel effects due to minimal toning. Strike is uniform and complete. Fairly graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and pleasing luster/toning combination. Well above average in preservation state.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 10C 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS65 PCGS
81970038
F-110
Gem New Price
$2750
New June 28! Lightning Bolt Reverse, Gem Original, Finest Example Known, Golden Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering the finest known example of the 1877-CC Type 1 F-110 Lightning Bolt reverse. This rare die variety example was uncovered by GFRC in the past eighteen month and immediately sold into the Grey Soldier as a subject coin for his monthly Cracked, Shattered and Terminal column in the LSCC's E-Gobrecht. Now this piece is back on the market for Liberty Seated dime specialist to capture. Frosty cartwheel luster is available on both sides with crusty gold patina on the obverse. The cartwheel effect is stronger on reverse due to lighter toning. Surfaces are strictly original and without blemishes. Viewing pleasure is on the reverse as the lightning bolt die cracks result from a series of micro cracks between the top right wreath device and arcing into (O)NE. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A significant Liberty Seated dime variety from the Grey Soldier Collection with trackable pedigree.
Seated 10C 1883 Seated 10C 1883
MS63 PCGS
83817776
F-105
Choice $235 New June 28! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gray, Rose and Peripheral Blues, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1883 F-105 example and superior to the "web-book" plate coin. Obverse is covered with fairly thick gray-rose patina along with peripheral sky blue. The patina is semi transparent and allows adequater luster to radiate under a light source. The reverse is where all the fun is due to thin transparent toning. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and accentuates the inner rose ring nicely framed by peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. Surfaces are essentially blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU58 PCGS
20771864
WB-4
Choice $785 New June 28! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Burnt Gold Toning, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Formerly from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Newtown Collection. This lovely 1847 WB-4 half offers considerable eye appeal with lightly mirrored fields, ample reflective luster and burnt gold toning. Strike is fully executed with bold stars and all reverse devices well defined. A die crack from the eagle's neck through O(F) to rim validates the WB-4 attribution. A choice original offering that is accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. This half was not submitted to CAC while in the Pleez B. Seated and Newtown Collections and is a worthy candidate if not sold immediately.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 50C 1873
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
33972627
WB-106
Choice $600 New June 28! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Yellow-Gold with Peripheral Aquamarine-Rose, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Formerly from the Pleez B. Seated Collection and now a duplicate from the Newtown Collection. A special 1873 With Arrows offering with moderately mirrored fields and reflective cartwheel luster. Both sides are covered with a base layer of yellow-gold patina with additional peripheral aquamarine, and burnt gold on the reverse. Strike is typical with stars 7 and 8 lacking connected centrils and some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse strike is complete and uniform. Blemish wise, there is a fully toned over bag mark better Liberty's left facing shoulder and star 6. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This half was not submitted to CAC while in the Pleez B. Seated and Newtown Collections and is a worthy candidate if not sold immediately.
Seated 5C 1870 Seated 5C 1870
MS65 PCGS
25604866

Gem $800 New June 28! Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Blue and Golds, Wire Rims, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Reflective cartwheel luster plus eye catching radial blues and gold toning are the highlights of this high grade 1870 Seated half dime. Strike is hammered with sharp wire rims. GFRC images accurate capture the coloring while viewing under a light source releases the brilliant luster. Mintage is limited at 535,000 with a PCGS population of 20. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appeal numismatic property from the Osprey Collection.
Early Copper 1C 1843 Early Copper 1C 1843
Mature Head, Large Letters
AU58
PCGS
31339184

Gem $685 New June 27! Underrated Mature Head Type, Gem Original Surfaces, Impression Strike, Low CAC Population . The 1843 Mature Head is underrated and under appreciated for its rarity. This offering is a no question gem at the assigned PCGS AU58 grade level with bold uniform strike, rich chocolate brown coloring and no blemishes worthy of mention. CAC population report review was indeed eye opening. Only 12 approved in all grades and only 2 in all circulated grades. The two are at the AU58 grade level with mint state examples being priced at four figures minimum. A real bargain at the asking price though well above the PCGS price guide. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Astute collectors will immediately recognize the value and quality.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 5C 1863
PF64
NGC
616402001

Gem $995 New June 27! Gem Original, Fiery Mirrors, Dual Sided Rainbow Patina, Completely Struck, So Pleasing . An absolutely gorgeous Civil War era Liberty Seated half dime proof to consider. I don't typically stock proof coinage unless special and with superior eye appeal. When offered this piece at the Baltimore show, it was difficult to not add to inventory given the fiery mirrors and rainbow toning through both sides. GFRC images just begin to illustrate the overall eye appeal. Under a bright light, this piece is simply stunning and quite the conversation piece for the new owner. On a technical basis, there is one obverse hairline in the right field from right facing arm to legend that could justifies the MS64 grade level. However, the mirrors and toning are consistent with a higher gradede. Housed in early generation NGC holder immediately after Fatties. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion due to the incredible originality and conservative grading. Special attention is warranted for this differentiated 1863 proof half dime.
Barber 10C 1893S Barber 10C 1893-S
MS65 PCGS
81633542

Gem $2950 New June 26! Better Date, Gem Original, Monster Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Radial Toning, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, . I'm incredibly pleased to offer this stunning 1893-S Barber dime with monster toning and vibrant cartwheel luster. GFRC images are woefully limited in accurately representing this amazing dime. Luster is vibrant, crisp and absolutely dazzling under a light source. Both obverse and reverse are consistent in terms in luster and radial blues and rose. Strike is also hammered. This is a premium offering for those that wish to add exceptional coins to their cabinet or PCGS box of 20. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
MS62
NGC
4478240073
F-119
Gem $300 New June 24! Gem Original, Steely Gray-Rose Surfaces, Sharp Wire Rims, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. An exceptional example of the 1888 F-119 die pairing with hammered strike. Device details are so crisp in the GFRC images that I'm updating the web-book with this piece as the new plate coin. A gem in terms of preservation state with sharp wire rims and steely fields. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Brighter luster would easily warrant a two point higher mint state grade as all the other evaluation parameters are perfect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An impressive offering from the Grey Soldier Collection that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Trust me on this one.....
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 10C 1891-S
MS62
PCGS
34584466
F-102
Choice $350 New June 24! Late Date State F-102a, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Not yet listed in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors but will be as F-102a die state. This piece will make a wonderful web-book plate coin with heavy die cracks throughout the left and right wreath devices. A frosty original example that offers soft cartwheel luster. Strike is essentially complete for a With Legend dime as full heads are quite scarce. Conservatively graded as an MS62 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 10C 1842
Contemporary Counterfeit
F15 raw
C-101
Choice HOLD
$95
New June 17! Hand Cut Dies, Light White Metal, Rotated Reverse, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This 1842 contemporary counterfeit, from hand cut dies, was previously described in the July 1981 Gobrecht Journal by John McCloskey. John indicated his example weighed only 33 grains, some 8 grains lighter than genuine pieces. All examples seen have been in a white metal. Found with varying degrees of reverse rotation. This offering has a weight of 2.1 grams versus 2.67 grams for normal mint strike dime of that period. This strictly original piece saw considerable circulation and has been in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since September 1988. It was purchased at a local Maine coin show as a genuine piece per the seller. This is the plate coin for the Contemporary Counterfeit module at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 1 Obverse
AU50 raw
F-103
R4
Original $100 New June 17! Type 1 Obverse, Weak Date and Denomination Transfer, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fairly Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Type 1 F-103 obverse can be characterized by a weakly punched date. The date digit punch barely penetrated the die's surface leaving a faint impression. Easily and R4 rarity or better as i have seen as few examples of this die pairing. The reverse is perfect but comes with a weak denomination at the die's center point. In particular the letters O(N)E and D(IM)E were marginally transferred to the working die. The offered example is strictly original with light uniform gray patina. Residual luster is evident on both sides but especially in the reverse. Strike is weak at the obverse head. The F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 10C 1861
Type 2 Obverse
EF45 raw
F-110
Original HOLD
$60
New June 17! Type 2 Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Type II F-110 obverse example with light gray patina. Bold strike with all devices deeply impressed. Purchased April 1999 and part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time.
3Cent Silver 3C 1861 3Cent Silver 3C 1861
MS64
PCGS
34878145

Choice $675 New June 16! Double Struck, Near Gem Original, Gold-Aquamarine and Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely 1861 3 cent silver offering with well preserved surfaces. Toning is consistent on both sides and includes aquamarine, gold and gray intermixed shades. High on the cool scale is the fact that this piece was double strike being off center. This fact is easily seen on the obverse with separate outlines of the star visible in the area below the top point. Adding to the cool factor is a hand written note from John Albanese, on his typical yellow circular sticker that reads, "Double Struck |1st Time Off Center". No blemishes with absolutely mark free rims. A bit stronger luster would have won a Gem quality rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was also recently acquired. A noteworthy offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 25C 1892-O
EF45 PCGS
13661835

Original $175 New June 16! Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely 1892 New Orleans strike with light gray patina and residual luster. Strike is well executed and uniform. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Titan Collection.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 50C 1892
AU58
PCGS
28367152

Choice $515 New June 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. if you like your Barber coinage with old time crusty original surfaces rather than blast white, then this 1892 Philadelphia strike is for you. Obverse is covered with thick uniform gray skin while the reverse has a semi-transparent layer of gold, rose and orange shades. Reverse cartwheel luster is vibrant but obverse luster is muted by the thick patina. Completely struck with no blemishes to mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1900S Barber 50C 1900-S
AU55
PCGS
26240095

Choice $550 New June 16! Choice Original, Thick Olive-Gray Patina, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved turn of the century San Francisco strike, Surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that mutes portions of the residual luster. Obverse offers a gray center with olive at the periphery while the reverse is consistently olive toned with darker hues at the rims. Well struck with heavy die cracks at the lower obverse. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1907 Barber 50C 1907
AU58 PCGS
26647975

Choice $500 New June 16! Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Pastel Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Soft satiny cartwheel luster and pastel coloring are the highlight of this lovely 1907 Barber half dollar. Both sides are toned with intermixed rose-gold and aquamarine shades. Luster is active under a light source. A choice original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Walking Liberty 50C 1917 Walking Liberty 50C 1917
MS64 PCGS
34114801

Choice $395 New June 16! Second Year Issue Philadephia Issue, Choice Original, Lovely Antique Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. An attractive 1917 Philadelphia strike with partial antique gold patina on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is a bit muted by the thick crusty patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appealing offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S Walking Liberty 50C 1933-S
AU58
PCGS
34878156

Choice $595 New June 16! Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Gold, Olive and Rose Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. If a fan of natural toned Walking Liberty halves, rather than blast white surfaces, then this 1933-S is for your. Surfaces are choice original and well preserved. A thick layer of rose, gold and olive patina covered both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster remains active regardless of the thick patina. Strike is nearly complete with separated thumb and fully formed vertical gown lines. This piece saw limited circulation and then was put away in storage. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another nicely toned offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.