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Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 25C 1806
AU50 PCGS
50058189
B-9
Choice $5250 New January 21! Cool Terminal Die State, Choice Original, Lavendar Gray Surfaces, Residual Luster, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack. A lovely 1806 Capped Bust quarter with B-9 die pairing. The dies have reached terminal die states when striking this piece. Obverse 6 is at Die State 6 with bold bisecting obverse die cracks and die lapping resulting in lost of hair curl relief. Reverse J is at Die State 5 with rim cuds and heavy clashing behind STA(TES) that is the obverse date transfer. A strictly original example that retains luster that is more predominate on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes a transparent patina with faint rose and lavendar hues. Surfaces are entirely blemishe free and attractive. Housed in early generation PCGS blue holder with small PNG hologram and embossed PCGS logo. This holder is circa 2000-2001 timeframe. Fresh to market with no prior auction records. An important offering for the advanced collector of Draped Bust quarters. Reasonable priced.
3Cent Silver 3C 1852 3Cent Silver 3C 1852
AU58 raw

Choice $180 New January 21! Choice Original, Silvery Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Perfect Surfaces and Rims. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately noted in this lovely 1852 3 cent silver piece. Rim are sharp with no marks whatsoever along with blemish free fields. Obverse has some light gray toning while the reverse is mostly brilliant. Evenly struck and fairly graded.
Image Available Soon 3Cent Silver 3C 1862
MS64
PCGS Rattler
8101746

Choice $625 New January 21! Choice Original, Light Toning, Well Struck, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Barber 25C 1915 Barber 25C 1915
AU50 raw

Choice $115 New January 21! Choice Original, Copper Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Blemish Free . A quality 1915 Barber quarter with perfectly original surfaces and copper gray patina. Residual luster is evident, especially on the reverse. No blemishes or distractions. A nice type coin.
Image Available Soon Barber 50C 1912-D
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7244504

Gem $1300 New January 21! Gem Original, Creamy White Cartwheel Luster, Thought it Might CAC Gold, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 5C 1834
MS64 PCGS
24927494
LM-4
Choice $1350 New January 21! Near Gem Original, Aquamarine Gold Patina, Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. A superior Capped Bust half dime offering with mirrored fields and aquamarine-gold coloring. In hand viewing suggest medium colored patina but once a light source is added, the coloring melts and exposes mostly transparent gold on the obverse and darker shades on the reverse. Strike is well executed with fully rounded stars and bold eagle feathers. Mirrored fields are notorious for exposing any blemishes but, in the case of this 1834 LM-4 example, there are no blemishes to detract or any hairlines under bright light and 10x loupe inspection. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. An important offering for the selective collector who wants only the best possible at a fair price.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 5C 1835
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58 NGC
2058091004
LM-10
Original $325 New January 21! Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike. A strictly original LM-10 example with crusty gun metal patina on the obverse and lighter shades on the reverse. Strike is uniform with nicely rounded stars and bold reverse eagle feathers. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 5C 1836 Capped Bust 5C 1836
Small 5
AU58 raw
LM-4
R2
Choice $350 New January 21! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck. A lovely 1836 LM-4 Capped Bust half dime with frosty cartwheel luster. Mint frost is seen through obverse and reverse with just a touch of rub. A raw example that is fairly graded at the AU58 level.
Image Available Soon Early Commems 50C 1925
MS65
PCGS Rattler
7245034

Gem HOLD
$325
New January 21! Lexington-Concord 150 Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Light Toning, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Image Available Soon Early Commems 50C 1936
MS65
PCGS Rattler
7244786

Gem HOLD
$350
New January 21! Delaware 300th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Image Available Soon Morgan $1 1894-O
MS62
PCGS Rattler
7245290

Choice $2500 New January 21! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Thought This One Would CAC Gold, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Seated 50C 1850O Seated 50C 1850-O
F15 raw

Original $100 New January 21! Better Date, Original Mottled Gray-Brown Patina, Problem Free. 1850-O date is considered underrated in mid circulated grades and infrequently seen and missing in many Dansco or Whitman album sets. This strictly original example has mottled gray-bown patina and honest wear. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded too!
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
AU55 raw

Original $285 New January 21! Crusty Original Gray, Steely Residual Luster, Completed Struck, Fairly Graded. I really like the surfaces of this perfectly original 1861 Seated half. Accurately graded at the AU55 level with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Completely unmolested and natural with a bold strike. Forget expensive TPG grading and the marginal coins found in the those holders. This quality 1861 half will fit nicely in a Dansco or Whitman album on a budget.
Image Available Soon Seated 5C 1872-S
Below Wreath
MS64
PCGS Rattler
8101633

Gem $465 New January 21! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Bradenton Estate. Housed in PCGS Rattler holder and completely fresh to market from Bradenton estate. Part of an estate located in Bradenton Florida bank box and steered to GFRC for disbursement. Fresh CAC approval. More to follow once coins back from CAC and photography is completed.
Morgan $1 1893S Morgan $1 1893-S
VG8 raw

Original $1800 New January 19! Affordable 1893-S Morgan, Light Gray Surfaces, Problem Free, Bradenton Estate Consignment. A pleasing 1893-S key date Morgan $ that is ideal for collector attempting to complete a date and mintmark set on a budget. I've assigned an original quality rating as GFRC images illustrate the accurate grading and blemish free surfaces. Overall, this piece has probably seen a dip at some point as the reverse is a bit too glossy to be strictly original but then again, I've seen much worst surfaces in TPG holders. The Bradenton Estate is a consignment of PCGS Rattler holdered type coins and this 1893-S Morgan. I've priced it at $1800 as a fair opening asking price since the surfaces are so nice. This piece would fit nicely into a Dansco or Whitman album set. Lay-a-way is possible for those on a tight budget.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 25C 1838
No Drapery
VF25 NGC
3673154004

Choice $225 New January 19! Choice Original, Old Album Obverse Toning, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Woodbridge Collection. An attractive 1838 No Drapery Seated quarter that deserves special consideration if starting down the path of a mid grade date and mintmark set. This piece is choice with medium gun metal gray patina. Under a light source, the obverse exposes old album toning with with rose-blue center and transparent gold surrounding the stars. Surfaces are blemishe free. Strike is typical while grading is a tad conservative. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A solid duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection that would please an intermediate collector of the series.
Seated 25C 1844O Seated 25C 1844-O
F15 PCGS
26618196
Briggs 3-E
Original $120 New January 19! Original Surfaces, Deep Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Heavy gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date. Reverse E is easily attributed with die crack connection STATE(S OF). There are some some minor friction points on the center obverse. Fairly graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1871S Seated 25C 1871-S
VG8 PCGS
29759869

Original $1425 New January 19! Key Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. One of the Liberty Seated quarter series many key dates with tiny mintage of only 30,900. Most surviving examples, when found, will be in lower circulated graded. The 1871-S example has the expected even gun metal gray patina that would be expected for the grade level. Accurately graded with sharp obverse rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever, just honest wear. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important opportunity to acquire one of the series key dates without breaking the bank or wallet. Another duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection for the intermediate collector.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 25C 1890
VF30 PCGS
33549002

Original HOLD
$250
New January 19! Scarce Later Date, Original Medium Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Struck, Woodbridge Collection. Collectors who are not familiar with the Liberty Seated quarter series will often overlook 1890 Philadelphia strikes since assuming them to be common like 1891 dated coins. That is far from the case. Mintage is only 80,000 with surviving circulated examples being scarce. Most examples of this date will be found in mint state for four figure prices while the few available circulated pieces are a bargain at current price guide levels. This nice example is strictly original with medium gun metal gray patina throughout. Strike is nearly complete and the grading is accurate if not a tad conservative. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality better date duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 25C 1891-O
F15 PCGS
84741084

Original $1075 New January 19! Underrated Date, Woodbridge Collection. For unknown reasons, the 1891 New Olreansdate does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces since the New Olreans mint was consumed with striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891 New Orleans date is a rarity only second to the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived with only 14 examples at the F15 grade level per PCGS population report. This original example is quite pleasing with contrasting light devices against the darker field gray fields. Obverse and reverse rims are sharp as the Fine 15 grade level is accurate. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important better date duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Barber 25C 1909D Barber 25C 1909-D
AU53
PCGS
32122582

Choice $175 New January 18! Choice Original, Residual Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely Denver struck Barber quarter that is perfectly original and accurately graded. Remaining luster has cartwheel effects under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive. Strike is complete and well balanced. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. An inexpensive offering for the selective collector. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 50C 1817
VF35
PCGS
18668049
O-109
R2
Choice $345 New January 18! Old Album Toning, Choice Original, Gray-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A lovely example of the 1817 O-109 die pairing that Overton rates as R2 rarity. Surfaces are evenly worn and were well preserved in an old paper album. As a result, pretty gray, gold and aquamarine colors are seen throughout the obverse and reverse. Obverse is well struck with all stars being nicely rounded while the reverse strike is typical. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. The O-109 die variety is easily attributed by repunching of the O in OF and C in AMERICA. A wise selection for the collectors who enjoys owning strictly original type coins with CAC approval. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Gold G$10 1847 Gold G$10 1847
Liberty
EF45 PCGS
85759524

Original $850 New January 18! Atrractive Copper Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Strong Strike, Accurately Graded. A pleasing 1847 earlier date $10 eagle with classic copper gold patina that screams originality. Grading is accurate with limited wear on major devices including the eagle's wing tips. Strike, though not 100% complete, is uniform. Mintage for the 1847 is 862,258 leading to an affordable price close to bullion level. Housed 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 1811 Gold G$5 1811
Capped Bust
EF40 PCGS
84108635
Small 5
Original $6350 New January 18! Small S, Important Capped Bust Type Offering, Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An important Capped Bust $5 half eagle offering at an "affordable" grade level. Early Capped Bust gold is always in demand and quickly moves into the five figure level starting at the Choice AU or better grade levels. The 1811 date is found with two different reverse varieties concerning the size of the 5 digit in the denomination. Overall 1811 date mintage is 99,581 with the Small 5 reverse being slightly more available than the Tall 5 reverse. This 1811 Small 5 offering, from the Port Matilda Collection, is numismatically signifcant and a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS Gold Shield holder. Surfaces are uniform greenish gold with copper hues surrounding the stars and reverse legend. This piece is evenly worn with wear points at the top of the reverse eagle feathers and claws. Strike is nearly complete other than several stars in the left field lacking connected centrils.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 25C 1873
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 New January 18! Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
AU58 PCGS
81321103

Choice $850 New January 18! Vibrant Satiny Luster, Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Amazing cartwheel luster is the hallmark of this wonderful 1860 Philadelphia strike. An early die state strike with frosty major devices and fields that captures attention. Strike is hammered with rounded stars, complete facial characteristics and hair curls on Liberty along with a crisply impressed reverse where every eagle feather is well defined. There are no blemishes worthy of mention after inspecting with a 10x loupe. 1860 Philadelphia mintage is a limited 302,700 as compared to 1,290,000 for New Orleans counterpart yet the price guides tend to treat both dates the same. I would much rather own a choice 1860 strike with eye catching luster than the latter with more muted surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1860 Seated 50C 1860
EF40 PCGS
84115133

Choice HOLD
$215
New January 18! Choice Original, Attractive Gray-Gold Patina, Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Definitely a better date counterpart when compared to 1860 New Orleans strikes. Mintage is only 302,700 for Philadelphia strikes while New Orleans is well over a million pieces. This 1860 example is above average for eye appeal and should head to CAC for review. The surfaces are naturally toned and covered with gray-gold patina. Overall appearance is quite pleasing as I handle many Liberty Seated halves each week and recognize those that are stand outs. This is the case here. Accurately graded with a few stray obverse lines that are ancient and completed toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
EF45 PCGS
84655169

Choice HOLD
$335
New January 18! Attractive Violet-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Steely Luster Consistent with AU Grade, Port Matilda Collection. An eye catching 1860-S Seated half that has been freshly graded and is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. One immediately notes the steely violent-gray luster on the obverse and the rose blue on the the reverse. The surfaces respond nicely under a bright light and are more consistent with AU grade level halves. A close 10x inspection revealed mint frosty in the protected areas and full strike. Definitely a conservatively graded example. Another nice consignment from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1877CC Seated 50C 1877-CC
AU50
PCGS
10663731
WB-1
R5
Gem HOLD
$845
New January 18! Small CC, WB-1 R5 Rarity, Gem Original, Gorgeous Old Album Rainbow Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. 1877-CC Liberty Seated halves are always in strong demand due to combination of date and mintmark set collectors along with Carson City collectors both searching for premium examples. This gem original WB-1 example is worthy of an advanced collection due to natural surfaces that sport gorgeous old album toning. The obverse is particularly attractive when viewed under a light source. Every color of the rainbow is present with rose, blues and yellow gold being dominant. The reverse features a lavendar center with yellow gold surrounding the legend. Strike is complete and adds to the overall eye appeal. The WB-1 die pairing features a Small CC reverse with a substantial amount of attribution points. Bugert assigned an R5 rarity rating. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D Walking Liberty 50C 1916-D
MS63
PCGS
81607824

Choice HOLD
$725
New January 18! Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Orange and Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A unique natural toned 1916 Denver strike to consider for a first year strik type set. The lovely piece offers serious rose-orange and gray patina that still remains transparent to the underlying luster. Under a light source, satiny cartwheel luster is quite pleasing with the reverse being especially nice with loads of orange coloring. Accurately graded and fairly priced considering the CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A fine offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 10C 1842-O
VF35 PCGS
15483776
F-101a
R5
Gem $485 New January 17! Gem Original, Heavily Polished Dies, Gorgeous Old Album Toning, Undergraded (Actually EF45), Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A splendid F-101a example with typical PCGS undergrading due to heavily polished obverse and reverse dies. The 1842-O F-101a and F-101b die states are by far the weakest struck dimes issued by the New Orleans mint during 1842. Perfect good dies were badly lapped resulting in excess loss of major devices and very shallow relief for subsequent strikes. This F-101a example is perfect original with gorgeous old album toning and grades a full EF45 based on circulation and wear. Residual mint frost remains in the protect areas especially between DIME and the ribbon bows. Part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and used as F-101a plate coin for The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. No one in the TPG community understands the nature of this die variety therefore difficult to secure an accurate certification.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 10C 1842-O
VF30 PCGS
27930958
F-101b
R6
Choice $275 New January 17! Choice Original, Heavily Polished Dies, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Undergraded (Actually EF40), Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering of the 1842-O F-101b die state due to severely lapped obverse and reverse dies. The 1842-O F-101a and F-101b die states are by far the weakest struck dimes issued by the New Orleans mint during 1842. Perfect good dies were badly lapped resulting in excess loss of major devices and very shallow relief for subsequent strikes. The F-101b die states captures a filled obverse die occurence with missing lower shield and right base in the foot area. This example is perfectly original with old album aquamarine and gold bullseye toning under a bright light. An appropriate grade, based on circulation and wear, should be EF40. Part of the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and used as F-101b plate coin for The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. No one in the TPG community understands the nature of this die variety therefore difficult to secure an accurate certification.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 10C 1849-O
AU50
PCGS
5724097
F-101a
R6
Choice HOLD
$1750
New January 17! Finest Known Example, Large O, Reverse Rotated Left 52 Degrees, Choice Original, Crusty Light Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The finest known F-101a die variety example with large O mintmark and rotated reverse left by 52 degrees. An important piece of Liberty Seated numismatic history purchased during January 2002 and used as the F-101a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors as published by Gerry Fortin. Surfaces are perfect original with light crusty gray patina. Strike is typical for 1849 New Olreans large O examples. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for choice original surfaces and accurately graded. CAC has only approved two 1849-O examples at the AU50 level with six finer. This F-101a specimen combines low population CAC approved with die variety variety. For the individual who wants the finest possible in a major collection.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
28172760
F-105
Original $165 New January 17! Weakly Hubbed Date, Original Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. All 1855 obverse working dies were hubbed with arrows already installed in the master die. As a result, there is no movement in the date and arrows placement. However, some 1855 dimes will be found with a weak date punch including the top of the first 5 digit being missing. This is the result of a poor hubbing of the working die. Die variety F-105 is one of those occurrences. This example was previously employed as a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Surfaces are original with uniform medium gray patina. Toning shifts dramatically, under a light source, when the residual luster activates lovely gold-rose. Fully struck but device features are not crisp due to the poor obverse hubbing. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 10C 1855
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
28172758
F-102a
R4
Choice HOLD
$120
New January 17! Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-102a plate coin for The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Dies are well worn with obverse die cracks connect the date digits to most stars, Liberty's head and cap. A choice original example with crusty gray patina. Very well struck and no blemishes whatsoever. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 10C 1876
AU55 PCGS
82484885
F-109
Original $110 New January 17! Repunched 6, Original Copper Gray, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1876 Philadelphia strikes are common therefore a good target for die variety study. Repunched dates are a frequent occurrence. This F-109 example has repunching under the 6 digit is that mostly hidden by verdigris. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and in the reverse bow knot. Original surfaces are covered with copper gray patina. There are some faint hairlines in the right obverse field area. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 10C 1876-CC
VF35
PCGS
15037041
F-111
Choice HOLD
$250
New January 17! Misplaced 76 Digits, Brian Greer Plate Coin, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Yes, the Brian Greer plate coin used in his 1992 Guidebook as published by DLRC Press. The Greer 104 macro image on page 145 utilize this dime for imaging the Misplaced 76 Digits die variety. Purchased from Brian Greer during November 1992 and in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. A choice original F-111 example with mottled gray toning that shifts to exposes gold hues under a light source. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with "MPD FS-301" attribution on the label. Recently submitted to CAC and approved as so darn original and accurately graded. An important piece of Liberty Seated numismatic history that I've preserved for 25 years. Time for a new curator.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 10C 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63 PCGS
85100424
F-104
Choice $350 New January 17! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Patina at Rims, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1878 Philadelphia date is an enigma in the Liberty Seated dime series. This date is treated as a "common date" and lumped in with 1877 strikes for valuation. Mintage for the 1877 date is over 7 million while the 1878 date is slightly above 1.5 million. I've found this date to be challenging to located and made a priority in locating better examples during die variety research. The offered example has been utilized as the Type 2 Reverse F-104 plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. Surfaces offer bold frosty cartwheel luster that is eye catching. Light rose patina is evident at the rims and on GFCR images. Strike is typical for the 1878 with legend date. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt. Another offering from the Gerry Fortin Collection.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 10C 1885
MS62
NGC
3887987029
F-103
Choice HOLD
$285
New January 17! Misplaced 18 Digits in Denticles, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Near Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Misplaced 18 Digits in Denticles. An important offering of this infrequently seen 1885 Philadelphia die variety. I've look at numerous 1885 dimes, over the years, for this variety without much luck. This is a near gem original example with with bright frosty cartwheel luster. Purchased during January 1992 and used as the F-103 plate coin within The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recent CAC approval is obviously justified once placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces. Strike is full with crisp device details. Surfaces are perfectly original. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
AU58
NGC
3832832046
F-106
R4
Choice HOLD
$200
New January 17! Repunched 1 Digit, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gold-Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A lovely example of the 1887-S F-106 repunched 1 die variety. Surfaces a strictly original and covered with golden gray patina. Satiny cartwheel luster is substantial under a bright. Utilized as the F-106 plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die variety guide. Conservatively graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 10C 1887-S
VF25
NGC
3832832045
F-111a
R6
Choice HOLD
$425
New January 17! Shattered Reverse, Brian Greer and Gerry Fortin Plate Coins, Near Gem Original, Classic Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1887-S F-111a die variety and terminal die state, with two reverse cuds, is much rarer than the popular F-107 Shattered Reverse that is included in the Top 100 Varieties set. This example is one of a few known and is the Brian Greer plate coin used in his 1992 Guidebook as published by DLRC Press. The full reverse image is illustrated on page 164. Purchased from Brian Greer during May 1995 and in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. Utilized as the F-111a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. This is a near gem original example with uniform medium gray patina. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A significant piece of Liberty Seated numismatic history that I've preserved for almost 25 years. Time for a new curator.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
MS63 NGC
4189140006
F-113
Choice $250 New January 17! Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A choice original 1889 dime that is at its best when viewed under a light source. Obverse is toned a fiery rose with intermixed blues, while the reverse has deep sky blue covering the most of the wreath devices. Under a light source, both obverse and reverse offer crisp cartwheel luster. The reverse is very pleasing indeed for the assigned MS63 grade level. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 10C 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3832832052
F-102
Choice HOLD
$400
New January 17! Medium S, Choice Original, Gorgeour Rose-Blue Bullseye Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Scarcer Medium S reverse. Utilized as the F-102 plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. This is a lovely choice original example purchase during May 1998. Surfaces offer satiny cartwheel luster and are covered with old album rose and blue bullseye toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Accurately graded and ready for transfer into another important Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
MS62 NGC
4189140008
F-101a
R4
Choice $350 New January 17! Misplaced 1 in Base, Polished Dies, Later Die State, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . Misplaced 1 digit in base die variety and quite scarce in late die state with weak medium S mintmark. Utilized as the F-101a plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors die varieties guide. This is a lovely choice original example purchase from Brian Greer during October 1993 and a prized example in my collection for 25 years. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with crusty gray patina. Under a bright light, the reverse offers steely cartwheel luster that is impressive for the assigned MS62 grade level. Grade is limited by the thick obverse patina and its impact on luster. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Fairly graded and ready for transfer into another important Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 50C 1858S Seated 50C 1858-S
AU58 NGC
1749022016
WB-10
R3
Choice HOLD
$1125
New January 16! Large S, Choice Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Golden Harvest Collector. A wonderful 1858-S WB-10 example with Large S mintmark. This piece is fully original and so close to mint mark with some minot breaks in the luster on the left facing breast and the lower leg. Cartwheel luster is bold and vibrant with a satiny texture. A transparent layer of gold patina covers both obverse and reverse and adds to the overall eye appeal as compared to blast white examples on the market. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert with CAC attempt by the consignor. A special offering from the Golden Harvest Collection that has been off the market for years and ready to be enjoyed by the next advanced collector.
Seated 50C 1859S Seated 50C 1859-S
AU58 PCGS
15655519
WB-8
R4
Original HOLD
$1300
New January 16! Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Large S, Bold Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Golden Harvest Collecton. 1859 San Francisco strikes are not as rare as their predecessor date due to a mintage of 566,000. However, locating AU58 examples is always a fun collecting challenge and will take patience. This candidate, from the Golden Harvest Collection, is an important example to consider. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is active and fun to enjoy under a bright light. Surfaces are strictly original with faint gold hues near the rims. All devices are well struck including rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls on Liberty and all eagle feathers on the reverse. Blemish wise, there are a few faint lines in the left obverse field between Liberty's arm and the stars. Though not distracting, these are mentioned for 100% accuracy on an AU58 better date half. The WB-8 die variety has an R4 rarity rating per the Bugert Federal Register on San Francisco struck Liberty Seated halves. Housed in old blue label PCGS transition holder with standard ring insert. No CAC review by the current owner.
Seated 50C 1859S Seated 50C 1859-S
EF40 ANACS
4177680
WB-7
R3
Original $295 New January 16! Medium S, Original Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, Golden Harvest Collection. A decent 1859-S half with medium S mintmark. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray while strike is essentially complete. There is label glue on the holder at the upper left reverse. This has been removed and the half will be re-photographed shortly. From the Golden Harvest Collection. Housed in newer gold label ANACS holder.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
MS62 PCGS
83903773

Original $875 New January 16! Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Honey Gold Patina, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. The 1870 Philadelphia date is probably a bit under appreciated in the current market. Mintage is a low 633,900 for a Philadelphia strike with PCGS populations being in the single digits for MS62 through MS65 grades. This MS62 graded example offers considerable cartwheel luster that has a satiny textue. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils. Surfaces are uniformly toned with a transparent layer of honey gold patina. Grading is accurate as I see chatter in the obverse fields that is consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another nice Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1870 Seated 50C 1870
AU58 PCGS
28860127

Choice $725 New January 16! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Faint Gold Rims, Accurately Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. A lovely 1870 Philadelphia strike that offers bold frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is absolutely hammered with every star rounded and every eagle feather keenly defined. Examining this choice example with 10x loupe is fun. In every gown fold and recesses between eagle feathers, lie a host of tiny mint frost specs. This piece is the definition of "frosty original". Scarce at the AU58 graded level as PCGS has only certified 11 examples. I like this half so much that a JUST BUT IT NOW recommendation is in order. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. A top quality offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 50C 1871
AU58 NGC
3227891008

Choice $495 New January 16! Brilliant Reflection Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Golden Harvest Collection. Yet another choice original AU58 Seated half dollar duplicate from the Golden Harvest Collection. This 1871 example offers eye catching brilliant luster from lightly mirrored fields. Surfaces are mostly untoned with with a light golden ring surround the obverse stars and reverse legend. Strike is completely executed with every detail device detail being well defined. The obverse fields have a some faint micro chatter that is to be expected on mirrored surfaces. Grading is accurate and fair. Eye appeal is substantial. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 50C 1871-S
AU58 ANACS OWH
328944
WB-4
R2
Choice $725 New January 16! Very Early Die State, Dazzling Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal of a Higher Grade, Choice Original, Light Mottled Gold Patina, Very Well Struck, Accurately Graded. If this fantastic 1871-S WB-4 half dollar piece was holdered by PCGS, it would be gone in a heartbeart. In Bugert's Federal Register on San Francisco die varieties, the illustrations are taken from a late die state example. This offering, from the Golden Harvest Collection, is a very early strike with substantial frosty cartwheel luster, bold strike and no metal flows lines from die erosion. All devices are deeply impressed including every potential aspect of the eagle feathers, claws and arrow feathers. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but there is some faint rub and breaks in the mint luster on the legs. Someone needs to be daring and get this special half crossed into a PCGS holder. It will be worth the cost and effort for an advanced collector who desires a superior 1871 San Francisco date for his date and mintmark set. A thank you goes out to the Golden Harvest consignor for releasing this duplicated back to the GFRC community.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 25C 1871
MS61 PCGS
19809818

Original $745 New January 15! Underrated Date, Few in Mint State Grades, Original Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. 1871 Philadelphia strikes are a sleeper date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage was limited to 118,200 with a low survival rate choice. Scarce in most mint state grades, and overlooked as common despite its low mintage. Satiny cartwheel luster is dominant on the obverse while the reverse sports some russet toning in the fields that is enhanced by GFRC photography. Well struck overall for this date. Fields have a few scattered micro ticks of no consequence. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but some very faint hairlines in the left obverse field, seen under a light source, probably accounts for the assigned grade. Overall an excellent example to consider for an advanced Seated Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 50C 1840
Small Letters
EF45 ANACS OWH
1416929
WB-10
Original $325 New January 15! Double Date, Reverse of 1839, Original Light Gray Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. A lovely 1840 Small Letters half (Reverse of 1839) housed in mid 1990 generation ANACS old white holder. Surfaces are original light gray with intermixed golden hues that appear when viewed on a light source. Strike is nearly complete with only a touch of weakness at the lower left eagle leg and arrow feathers; a common issue for many Seated half dollar dates. This offering is also the Double Date die variety and listed by Bugert as WB-10 in his Federal Registry series on Seated half dollar die varieties. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes or contact marks worth mentioning. Overall a wholesome and attractive 1840 Small Letters half that is fairly graded. A quality duplicate from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1856S Seated 50C 1856-S
VF20 ANACS
5144962
WB-3
R5
Original $535 New January 15! Second Year San Francisco Strike, Late Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Undergraded, Golden Harvest Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this quality 1856 San Francisco strike from the Golden Harvest Collection. A second year San Francisco strike with mintage of 211,000. Housed in short lived ANACS blue label holder and obviously undergraded. An accurate grade would be somewhere between VF25-VF30. Original surfaces are covered with natural gray patina. A die variety attribution resulted in late die state WB-3 designation with partially missing drapery. Bugert lists the late die state as an R5 rarity. An excellent value at the asking price and should not last long if collectors carefully study the coin and overlook the ANACS blue holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 25C 1821
F15
PCGS
30641837
B-4
Gem $500 New January 14! Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded . This gem original 1821 Capped Bust quarter is heads and shoulders above any Fine 15 example found in CoinFacts auction records. Perfectly natural surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal grade patina while the wear points being a lighter color as one would expect. The sharp contrast between the wear points and darker fields results in a circulated cameo appearance that is so popular with collectors. I've assigned a gem quality rating as I absolutely love this example as a collector. Eye appeal is high while the surfaces are blemish free. Locating open collar Capped Bust quarters in this preservation state is infrequent and one must savor the moment when an opportunity arises. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. If this lovely quarter had not received CAC approval, I would have hung up my dealer hat and done fishing. Superior to most VF20 examples of this date.
Gold G$5 1904S Gold G$5 1904-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
34279151

Choice HOLD
$645
New January 14! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Balanced and Pleasing, Accurately Graded. A perfectly natural $5 half eagle with CAC approval to consider. Adding in a low mintage of only 97,000 makes this attractive 1904-S offering a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty cartwheel luster is crisp and appealing while surfaces are essentially blemish free. This is one of those nicely balance coins that has been well preserved from a low mintage. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. I was quite pleased to have purchased this lovely half eagle at the FUN show. Now it can be yours.
Peace $1 1923 Peace $1 1923
MS64 raw

Gem $650 New January 14! Gem Toner, Amazing Rainbow Colors, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Images accurately capture the amazing array of rainbow colors found on this gem original 1923 Peace dollar. What the GFRC images are unable to capture is the frosty cartwheel luster that radiates through the rainbow toning. Purchased from a GFRC customer as he is divesting the contents of a safety deposit box. An incredible Peace dollar as few are ever seen completely toned over and strictly original as found with this offering.
Seated 10C 1877 Seated 10C 1877
F12 raw
TOP #76
F-105
Original $95 New January 14! Misplaced 1 in Base, Original Gray, Important Top 100 Die Variety. A very challenging Top 100 die variety to locate in EF or better. The extra base of a 1 digit was improperly punched into the base below the gown line. This outlet of the bottom of the 1 digit is quite clear regards of the assigned Fine 12 grade. This 1877 misplaced die variety comes weakly struck. I've net graded this offering to Fine 12 with the obverse being a bit better. A strictly original example for those building a Top 100 Varieties set. Surfaces are entirely blemish free.
Seated 10C 1877/6 Seated 10C 1877/6
F12 raw
TOP #78
F-107
Original $65 New January 14! 1877/6 Overdate, More Challenging Reverse Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Top 100 Die Varieties. Popular 1877/6 overdate that was included in the Top 100 Varieties set. Die scratch is the shield is bold. Surfaces are original and covered with olive gray-patina. A decent filler example to occupy that hole in your Top 100 Varieties set.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
G6 raw
F-108
Original $25 New January 14! Small S, Light Gray, Honest Wear. An inexpensive example of the 1890-S Small S mintmark variety.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
EF40 raw
F-112
R7
Cleaned HOLD
$525
New January 14! Extremely Rare Die Gouge Variety, Cleaned, Retoned Golden Gray. Rare Obverse Die Gouge variety that is a no question R7 rarity in VF or better. Throughout my 20+ year colllecting career, I've only seen a handful of examples. Now as a dealer that specializes in Liberty Seated coinage, a few more examples are being brought forth but the time, between their apprearance, is measured in years. An EF40 example example that has seen an old cleaning and now retoned with golden gray coloring. The die gouge on the left facing hip is bold and clear.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 10C 1891
VF35 raw
F-116
Choice $45 New January 14! Misplaced 1 in Shield, Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Weak Strike, Accurately Graded. Choice original light gray surfaces. The misplaced 1 in the shield is faint due to strike. No blemishes to note.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
VF25 raw
F-129
R5
Choice HOLD
$90
New January 14! Shattered Reverse, Choice Original, Gray-Olive Patina, Superior Example . One of the nicer F-129 1891-O examples seen. Choice original gun metal gray with bold reverse die cracks and internal cuds. An ideal offering for collectors who enjoy terminal die state.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 10C 1891-O
O/Horizontal O
VG10 raw
TOP #98
F-109
Original $95 New January 14! O/Horizontal O, Oriignal Gray, Rim Marks, Top 100 Varieties. Challenge Top 100 variety offering that has original surfaces. The horizontal O is well defined under the normally punched O. Rims have some minor cuts. A decent filler example at fair price.
Morgan $1 1879CC Morgan $1 1879-CC
EF40 NGC
4422755003
VAM-3
Original $785 New January 13! Capped CC, Original Silver Gray, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading, Gansu Collection. YAM-3, Capped CC. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Another offering from the Gansu Collection that was assembled by Gerry Fortin for China client during the 2011-2012 timeframe. Now the collection is being repatriated to the U.S.
Morgan $1 1879S Morgan $1 1879-S
MS64 PCGS
18617219

Choice $185 New January 13! Crusty Choice Original Surfaces, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Gansu Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Gansu Collection that was assembled by Gerry Fortin for China client during the 2011-2012 timeframe. Now the collection is being repatriated to the U.S.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan $1 1882-S
MS64 PCGS
18617224

Choice $185 New January 13! Choice Original, Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded, Gansu Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Gansu Collection that was assembled by Gerry Fortin for China client during the 2011-2012 timeframe. Now the collection is being repatriated to the U.S.
Morgan $1 1886O Morgan $1 1886-O
AU58 NGC
4188231006

Choice $550 New January 12! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Clean Check, Faint Rub, Rare at Mint State Level. The 1886-O Morgan date in a well known rarity in mint state grades. This quality AU58 example is ever so close to mint state and accurately graded. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and consistent with mint state appearance. Liberty's check and neck are completely mark free but under a 10x loupe, faint rub and noted. Therefore, the assigned NGC grade is technically accurate but the eye appeal is that of a higher grade. A light gold toning ring is evident at the obverse and reverse rims. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC customers are invited to carefully examine images for this attractive better date Morgan dollar. The asking price may be strong but so is the quality.
Seated 10C 1850 Seated 10C 1850
MS62 NGC
579502003
F-107b
R5
Choice $525 New January 12! Cracked Reverse, F-107b Web-book Plate Coin, Old Album Rainbow Colors, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and F-107b plate coin in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-107b late die state features a cracked reverse with multiple die cracks exiting to the rim. I've seen few example, especially in mint state. Beautiful old album toning is the highlight of this special piece. Fields are mildly reflective and covered with rose, blues and gold through obverse and reverse. Strike is nearly complete with wire rims being evident. Blemish wise, the surfaces have a few scattered ticks of no consequence and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in early generation NGC holder with standard ring insert and small ANA hologram. A special opportunity for die variety collectors from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
Double Die Reverse
EF40 PCGS
18724749
TOP #56
F-105
Choice $750 New January 12! Doubled Die Reverse, Choice Original, Light Silver Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Top 100 Varieties, Grey Soldier Collection. A strictly original example of the double die reverse variety for your consideration. Nearly all example seen will have a weak obverse strike, especially at Liberty's head and gown line; this is the way the F-105 die variety is found. Many examples have been cherrypicked since the 175 degree rotated hubbing error was discovered back in 1999 and published in the Gobrecht Journal during 2003. I've seen a decent number of this variety over the years with this EF40 examples being one of the best in terms of uniform color, bold diagnostics and conservative grading. Silver gold patina covered both the obverse and reverse. Surfaces are blemish free and the grading is conservative for the variety. The scroll edges have little wear and are too sharp for the assigned EF40 grade. PCGS was grading strike and not wear on this piece. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The old label contains the attribution as follow, "DDR FS-801". An important Top 100 die variety offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 25C 1858O Seated 25C 1858-O
EF40
PCGS
29262285

Choice HOLD
$415
New January 12! Choice Original, Pleasing Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Choice surfaces are covered with original olive-gray patina. Strike is typical coupled with no blemishes worth mentioning. Overall, a wholesome offering for a Seated quarter date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the originality and accurately plus old time eye appeal. A quality offering that appeared at the GFRC table during the 2018 FUN show.
Seated 25C 1875S Seated 25C 1875-S
MS63
PCGS
85170561
Briggs 4-D
Choice HOLD
$1150
New January 12! Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Dazzling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold-Grey Patina, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. A surprisingly better date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with a small mintage of 688,000 and very difficult to locate Choice. Really? Absolutely and a quick visit to the CAC Population report will validate this statement. Only 13 pieces total have been approved by CAC with this MS63 example being in the top five! This day comes poorly struck and with heavy circulation so choice examples are few. This offering, from the Grey Soldier Collection, has a typical strike from late die state dies. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Satiny cartwheel luster is attractive and pleasing. The reverse is shattered and a late Briggs 4-D die variety. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. If building an advanced set of Liberty Seated quarters, then please pay attention to this under appreciated offering.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 50C 1845-O
Triple Date
AU50 PCGS
14821975
WB-106, WB-18
R4
Market Acceptable $675 New January 12! Triple Punched Date, Rose-Gray Patina, PCGS Geniune Holder, Fairly Priced. I don't often see AU examples of the 1845 New Orleans date in general, let alone the WB-106 Triple Date die variety made popular by Wiley and Bugert. The triple punched date is bold and obvious on this PCGS Genuine grade example that is full AU. PCGS code 92 suggests that this example was cleaned. I disagree and believe this half was dipped and then retoned to the present rose-gray patina. A Market Acceptable quality rating is more appropriate since under the toning is plenty of luster that appears to be natural. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A consignment item that needs to find a home with someone who enjoys cool Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 5C 1843 Seated 5C 1843
MS63 PCGS
34138094
V-Other
Choice HOLD
$425
New January 12! Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, V-Other Shattered Reverse, Hammered Strike, Grey Soldier Collection. The Grey Soldier Collection lives up to expectations with more great offerings. This 1843 PCGS MS63 graded half dime offers a spectacular and incremental shattered reverse for the 1843 date that was unlisted by Valentine. Noted Liberty Seated Half dime expert, Stephen Crain, publicized the "V-Other" 1843 shattered reverse in Issue #122 of the Gobrecht Journal. This "V-Other" shattered reverse was initial mentioned in a "Kam's Corner" inquiry in the second issue of the Gobrecht Journal dating by to 1974 or there abouts. In the latest article, Crain illustrates progressive cracked die states. The offer example, with multiple die cracks, is a terminal die state example. Surfaces are near gem original with a semi transparent layer of old fashion gun metal gray patina. There is a tiny line to the left of the date that holds back the quality rating to Choice level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 5C 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
15023035

Choice $1600 New January 12! Rare Date, Choice Original, Light Gold-Blue Patina, Satiny Residual Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. 1849 New Orleans strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. My radar is always on the look out for this date along 1846 and 1853-O No Arrows. At the 2018 FUN show, this lovely example walked up to the GFRC table and was immediately purchased. PCGS has graded all of four pieces at AU53 with another five at AU55. Most importantly, only nine examples total of this date have been approved at CAC. Yes, only 9! This is the only AU53 example approved with another at AU58 followed by four in mint state. The date is definitely a rarity in choice condition with this example being well above average in quality. Overall, this example is choice original with light gold blue patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. Residual satiny luster is evident during bright light viewing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Don't wait long to grab this choice 1849-O example.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 5C 1854
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
84387649

Choice $115 New January 12! With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading. Perfect With Arrows candidate for the half dime slot in your early type set. This 1854 half dime is an inexpensive offering but with plenty of bright light eye appeal. Surfaces are choice with light gold patina on the obverse and deeper shades on the reverse. Strike is complete. PCGS grading is conservative as there is plenty of natural residual luster that is more consistent with an AU50 graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D Walking Liberty 50C 1921-D
VG10
PCGS
26172840

Choice HOLD
$435
New January 12! Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Series key date with low mintage of 208,000 and CAC approval. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval acknowledges the strictly original surfaces that are free of any significant blemishes at the VG10 grade level. Overall a solid key date example that will please the selective collector wrapping up a circulated date and mintmark set.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921S Walking Liberty 50C 1921-S
F12
PCGS
29887452

Choice HOLD
$285
New January 12! Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Series key date with low mintage of 548,000 and CAC approval. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval acknowledges the strictly original surfaces that are free of any significant blemishes at the Fine 12 grade level. Overall a solid key date example that will please the selective collector wrapping up a circulated date and mintmark set.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 5C 1832
MS65 NGC
4239133002
LM-3
Gem $1975 New January 11! Gem Original, Amazing Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Aquamarine and Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. GFRC is pleased to offer this gorgeous 1832 LM-3 Capped Bust half dime for your consideration. Clearly in a gem original preservation state with colorful frosty cartwheel luster. Under a light source, the obverse exposes intermixed aquamarine and rose toning that is transparent to the underlying luster. The reverse has uniform light rose gold toning with darker shades approaching the rim along with eye catching luster. Strike is hammered with every minute device details being boldly defined. I've enjoyed inspecting this half dime due to every delicate mint frost line being so well defined. A superior offering that is housed in new large font NGC holder. 2016 NGC grading standards have tightened with this piece conservatively graded at the MS65 level. Fans of the Capped Bust half dime series should pay special attention here.
Gold G$2.5 1852 Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62 PCGS
34114532

Choice $435 New January 11! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Southern Maine Collection. This Southern Maine gold piece is freshly graded at PCGS and just back into GFRC inventory. I had originally graded this lovely 1852 quarter eagle as an MS62 but the grading gurus have an AU58 opinion. Regardless, the surfaces are so choice with swirling frosty luster. Strike is completed impressed and adds to overall eye appeal. Conservative grading on this choice original example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Off the market for several decades.
Seated $1 1853 Seated $1 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

Gem $15000 New January 11! Gem Original, Circa 2001 PCGS Holder, Incredible Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded. Collecting Liberty Seated dollars is a substantial undertaking. The serving populations are quite low in AU and Mint State outside of the omnipresent 1859-O and 1860-O dates and the more available 1840s dates. Locating Philadelphia struck specimens from the 1850 presents a keen challenge. At the 2018 FUN show, the GFRC team located and purchase this gem original 1853 example that is accurately graded as MS64 with CAC approval. A complete set was being broken up with this 1853 dollar offering the best appeal of most dates in the set. The preservation is amazing with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster that is now dominant on the obverse. Surfaces are lightly toned with a thin gold skin that is more apparent on the lower left obverse along with date punch area. Bright light is an absolutely joy as I've seen few pieces in my dealer career with this amount of luster and overall eye appeal. Placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces of such a large denomination piece may appear excessive. The inspection revealed several tiny field ticks overall and one bag mark. Being this critical is important for full disclosure only. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The holder generation is probably 2000-2001 timeframe when PCGS grading was conservative as compared to today's standards. CAC approval must have been a foregone conclusion on this amazing specimen. If looking for a superior Liberty Seated dollar type coin with date rarity credentials, then please consider this example.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 New January 11! Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 50C 1856-O
MS64
PCGS
81764320

Choice $2650 New January 11! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, So Attractive. A near gem original 1856 New Orleans strike with eye appeal consistent with a higher grade. This Seated half dollar walked up to my FUN show table and was immediately purchased upon first inspection. Now the GFRC community has an upgrade possibility for their Open Registry sets. Frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight along with a strong strike. The luster is quite vibrant and stunning and more consistent with MS65/MS66 grade level. However, PCGS grading is accurate due to some wispy hairlines in the right field that require a 10x loupe and bright light to see. The golden patina is transparent, allowing viewing access to the frosty fields and devices. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This half definitely deserves special consideration by those seeking to build a superior date and mintmark set.
Barber 10C 1895O Barber 10C 1895-O
VF35
PCGS
20912730

Choice $1785 New January 10! Series Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1895 New Orleans is the lowest-mintage date in the entire Barber dime series with just 440,000 pieces struck. Checking CAC population reports a high number approved (69) with all but 20 being in the Good through Very Fine grade range. This choice original example is perfectly natural with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Overall wear is with primary devices retaining ample details. Importantly, there are no blemishe to mention. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Please remember that the 1895-O dime is seldom offered choice in EF or better circulated grade with this VF35 example being an excellent value.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 50C 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 New January 10! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1913 Barber 50C 1913
VF30
PCGS
30887578

Choice $735 New January 10! Low Mintage Late Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1913 Philadelphia date is moderately rare and popular due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. This lovely example offers choice original surfaces covered with light gray patina. Strike is well executed and uniform. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Overall, a quality example that is accurately graded and further approved by CAC. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready to move into a quality date and mintmark set. GFRC images accurately capture the eye appeal.
Buffalo 5C 1917D Buffalo 5C 1917-D
AU58
PCGS
34247782

Choice $435 New January 10! Slightly Better Date, Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Gray, Accurately Graded. 1917 Denver strikes are a slightly better date with substantial price increases in MS63 or better. This lovely example offers active luster with gray surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wholesome Buffalo nickel that deserves consideration if building an AU or better date and mintmark set.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 5C 1935-S
MS65
PCGS OGH
1234493

Gem $210 New January 10! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
Capped Bust 25C 1828 Capped Bust 25C 1828
AU53
PCGS
27332234

Gem $3350 New January 10! Gem Original, Copper Gold Toning, Residual Luster, Conservatively Graded, Eye Appeal. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, this 1828 B-4 Capped Bust quarter is not inexpensive, however the value is all there and an astute purchase. Copper gold patina covered both obverse and reverse with darker shades at the rims. Rotating this piece under a light source activites ample remaining luster and faint aquamarine coloring at the centers. Strike is close to complete with a few stars lacking connected centrils and the eagle's right facing claws being weak. The balance of the devices are well struck. Overall, a well balance example that is heads and shoulders, in terms of strict originality, above most seen in the marketplace. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The only CAC example approved at AU53 grade level.
Early Commems 50C 1918 Early Commems 50C 1918
MS66
PCGS
34162159

Gem $625 New January 10! Lincoln-Illinois Centennial, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I've seen a fair number of Lincoln commemoratives in the past five years and appreciated those that are exceptional for the grade. This MS66 graded example, with CAC approval, offers serious eye appeal. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and eye catching. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with the overall strike being hammered. Faint gold patina is seen on the right obverse and slightly amplified by by GFRC photography. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering that warrants close consideration by those building an advanced set of early United States commemoratives.
Early Commems 50C 1935 Early Commems 50C 1935
MS66
PCGS
34621961

Gem $285 New January 10! Daniel Boone 200th Anniversary, Superb Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Frosty Light Rose Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. JUST BUY IT NOW! A wonderful FUN show new purchase that immediately grabbed my attention in a wholesaler box. Accurately graded with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are covered with a light gold skin with some rose hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely pleasing to my eyes, else I would not have purchased for the GFRC community to consider.
Gold G$2.5 1837 Gold G$2.5 1837
Classic Head
AU58
NGC
4486610001

Choice $3650 New January 10! Low Mintage Date, Scarce Grade, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 45,080 and scarce in higher grades. PCGS population report shows only ten pieces at the AU58 grade level with a sharp drop off in mint state population. This example is really sweet and desirable. Surfaces are lightly mirrored consistent with being struck from freshly polished dies. Reflective cartwheel luster is bold and crisp. Obverse strike is typical with a few weakly impressed stars while the reverse is fully struck. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemish worth mentioning. This is obviously an exceptional Classic Head example with CAC approval that validates what my eyes see. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Please give this lovely 1837 $2.5 quarter eagle offering special consideration.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 10C 1837
Small Date
VF25
PCGS
84281829
F-102
Gem HOLD
$335
New January 10! Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Mark Free Surfaces, Conservatively Graded.. How PCGS graded this lovely 1837 F-102 Small Date dime at VF25 is beyond me. This example is gem original with classic gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is fully executed. Grading is a tad conservative as VF30 would be the more accurate grade given the remaining scroll details including LIBERTY and reverse veins easily seen in the wreath leaves. There are no blemishes to report given the lower circulated grade assigned by PCGS. Frankly, this is a superior offering at the current grade level and someone should immediately scoop it up. Makes sense for a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Great potental as a type coin.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 10C 1839
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 New January 10! Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 50C 1839
No Drapery
AU50 PCGS
34943793

Choice $3300 New January 10! Popular No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Steely Gray-Gold Reflective Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A consistently popular type set coin along with being key to a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. I've handled numerous examples and they typically don't last long on the price list. I really like this PCGS AU50 graded example for several reasons. First is the steely gray-gold coloring that screams originality. Second is the reflective cartwheel luster that is more consistent with a higher grade. Strike is typical with lower eagle/claw weakness that is consistent for the date as few are ever seen 100% struck. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Let's see how long this pleasing example lasts on the GFRC price list.
Gold G$2.5 1903 Gold G$2.5 1903
Liberty
MS63
PCGS OGH
9941491

Gem $950 New January 7! Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Highwood Collection. Definitely a special offering from the Highwood Collection as purchased years ago and salted away in a bank vault. The decision has been made to begin liquidating some of the ancient purchases. GFRC is so pleased to be offering this gem original 1903 $2.5 quarter eagle. Deep orange patina immediately validate that surfaces are completely natural and untouched. Frosty cartwheel luster compounds the eye appeal. Then there is a hammered strike with fully rounded stars and every delicate reverse eagle feather detail being clearly defined. Blemishes are to a minimum. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Yes, the asking price is a bit strong but consistent with the atypically strong quality.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
13926449

Gem HOLD
$3500
New January 6! Gem Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Undergraded. FUN show new purchase. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. GOLD CAC approval recognizes the old conservative grading.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 5C 1831
MS63 PCGS
82489272
LM-6
Gem $915 New January 4! Gem Original, Rose-Blue Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. Gem original and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. GFRC images accurately capture the intense beauty of this 1831 LM-6 Capped Bust half dime. Freshly holdered by the seller at FUN Show 2018. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. There is not much to say other than enjoy the images as this little half dime looks even better in hand.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 5C 1839
MS63 PCGS
30555261

Choice $495 New January 4! Choice Original, Old Album Blue-Rose Radial Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, A Superior Example. FUN show new purchase. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description after the FUN show if not sold.
Gold G$1 1862 Gold G$1 1862
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63 PCGS
5007669

Choice $550 New January 3! Choice Original, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Heavy Die Clashing, Conservative Grading. FUN show new purchase. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Full description after the FUN show if not sold.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 10C 1858
AU55 raw
F-110
Market Acceptable HOLD
$145
New January 2! Hammered Strike, Golden Rims, Old Wipe, Retoned, Essentially No Wear, Massachusetts Collection. Considerable eye appeal due to hammered strike and old album golden toning at the rims. There are no blemishes to mention. This piece has very faint hairlines under a 10x loupe but essentially no wear. I've assigned an AU55 grade and Market Acceptable quality rating along with pricing at the AU50 level. Perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album collection without breaking the bank. Another duplicate from the Massachusett Collection that needs to find a new home.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 10C 1859
EF45 raw
F-105
Cleaned $50 New January 2! Old Cleaning, Retoned Rose-Blue, No Blemishes Otherwise, Massachusetts Collection. A mark free 1859 dime that has seen a long ago cleaning. Subsequently place in paper album where it acquired rose and blue secondary toning. A raw duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 10C 1867-S
EF45 raw
F-102
Cleaned $350 New January 2! Difficult Date and Grade, Old Cleaning, Net Priced, Massachusetts Collection. Closed to AU grade but has seen a mechanical cleaning that have left the surfaces a glossy silver gray. Bold device details and definitely a full EF45 in terms of residual details. Net priced at VF30 money. For the value buyer seeking residual device details over originality. A duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 10C 1872
EF40 raw

Cleaned $28 New January 2! Secondary Album Toning, Old Cleaning, Massachusetts Collection. Gold and aquamarine seconday toning from exposure to paper album storage. Old cleaning. Priced accordingly.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 10C 1888
AU50 raw
F-115
Original $65 New January 2! Early Die State, Nice Obverse Luster, Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A strictly original F-115 example struck with early die state dies. Copper gray patina covers obverse and reverse with residual luster remaining during bright light viewing. Sharp rims and honest wear without any blemishes. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1888S Seated 10C 1888-S
AU55 raw
F-113
Cleaned $110 New January 2! New Die Pairing Discovery Piece, Obverse 1/Reverse D, Faint Hairlines, Massachusetts Collection. Just when I thought that this date had been thoroughly researched for die varieties, along comes another unlisted die pairing that needs to be added to the web-book. This offering, from the Massachusetts Collection was struck with a combination of Obverse 1 and Reverse D and will be listed as F-113. Reverse D is so easily diagnosed by the Medium S that is positioned far left. Surfaces a faintly hairlines from an old cleaning. For the die variety specialist who likes to put away Liberty Seated dime web-book plate coins for safe keeping.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
AU53 raw
F-114
Original $95 New January 2! Strictly Original Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Strong Strike, Conservative Grading, Massachusetts Collection. A perfectly natural 1889 Philadelphia example that is well struck and covered with gray gold patina. Colorful frosty luster is pleasing under a bright light. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 10C 1890-S
EF45+ raw
F-111
Original $110 New January 2! Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A lovey 1890-S F-111 example with natural surfaces and light wear. An EF45+ grade is appropriate due to substantial residual luster under a light source. This dime is well struck with bold devices. Surfaces are blemish free with a few verdigris spots. A quality duplicate from the Massachusetts Collection.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 50C 1847
AU53
PCGS
81612896
WB-12
R4
Choice HOLD
$525
New January 1! Better Die Variety, Reverse Centering Hole, Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Before starting the description for this near gem 1847 half dollar, let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for fans of old time crusty toning. This 1847 WB-12 is perfectly graded and original. The die variety has been assigned an R4 rarity by noted Seated half dollar expert, Bill Bugert. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray and so choice. Strike is about 95% complete with a hammered example at the 100% mark. There is just a tad of weakness on the eagle's lower left leg and arrow feathers for 100% accuracy. Residual steely luster adds to the eye appeal along with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This is yet another quality Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1862S Seated 50C 1862-S
AU55 PCGS
28660843
WB-5
R2
Choice $900 New January 1! Large S, Late Die State Dies, Choice Original, Gorgeous Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Since starting up the GFRC business back in 2013, I've reviewed my share of Civil War Liberty Seated halves including those struck in San Francisco. Honestly, this is one of the better example seen to date and perfect for an advanced date and mintmark set. 1862-S halves are found with three mintmark sizes and late die state strikes. This WB-5 example has a Large S mintmark and was struck from eroded dies. The result is uniform satiny luster with a hint of cartwheel effect under a bright light. Residual mint frost is plentiful and surrounds all the major devices. Surfaces are blemish free and attractive under 10x loupe. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another well above average offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1889 Seated 50C 1889
AU50 PCGS
11517653

Choice $900 New January 1! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. 1889 is one of the low mintage and challenging late date Philadelphia years in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Only 12,000 pieces were struck with about an equal amount PCGS certified in all circulated grade (110) as compared to mint state grades (115). At the AU grade level, this date is an excellent value with limited wear at a much lower circulated price tag. Seal Beach does it again and offers a frosty original AU example that will fit nicely into an advanced date and mintmark set. This choice example offers active cartwheel luster with a light gold ring at the stars and reverse legend. Strike is 100% complete also. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Many Seated half dollar collectors need the difficult later Philadelphia dates and this example should nicely fit into one of those projects.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 50C 1842
Medium Date
AU53 PCGS
83610323
WB-8
R3
Original $395 New December 31! Medium Date, Soft Satiny Golden Luster, WB-8 Early Die State, Nice Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. A quality WB-8 Medium Date struck from early die state dies. Reverse die cracks are beginning to appear on this strike. Those, along with obverse date position, easily facilitate the attribution. Original surfaces offer soft satiny luster with golden coloring. Reverse luster has some cartwheel effect under bright light. Obverse strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils. Reverse strike could be a bit stronger at the lower left leg and arrow feathers. There are no blemishes to discuss on the AU53 graded example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Seated half dollar offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 50C 1848-O
EF45 PCGS
30854409
WB-12
R3
Choice $365 New December 31! Choice Original, Uniform Steely Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. Choice steely gray surfaces are immediately apparent when first viewing this lovely 1848 New Orleans struck half dollar. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse and adds to the overall eye appeal. Under a light source, the gray patina melts away to reveal faint gun metal gray-blue centers and golden hues at the rims. A closed 10x loupe inspection reviewed a few scattered obverse ticks on Liberty's legs that are ancient and toned over. An accurately graded WB-12 example that is housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Yet another fine duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
EF45 PCGS
83610331

Original HOLD
$165
New December 31! Undergraded, Soft Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. The 1857 Philadephia strike warrants a detailed explanation. While residing in a new PCGS EF45 holder, this half is full AU based on on wear. Soft cartwheel luster is obvious under a light source and is consistent with an AU preservation state. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Was this piece net graded as an EF45? Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An interesting offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 50C 1858
EF45+ PCGS
30930743

Choice HOLD
$185
New December 31! Crusty Choice Original, Only PCGS EF45+ Graded, Full Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. GFRC is proud to be offering the only 1858 EF45+ half graded by PCGS. I can understand the reason for the (+) grade as this example is perfectly original with crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is bold and completed while the reverse is well executed with only a touch of weakness at the lower left leg. Please note the filled lower right portion of the reverse shield that should catch the eye of a variety specialist. Accurately graded and a conversation piece from the Oregon Beaver Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1864S Seated 50C 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
32109927
WB-1
R2
Original $425 New December 31! Civil War Date, Large S, Original Light Gray-Gold, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. A popular Civil War San Francisco date with mintage of 658,000. Accurately graded at the EF40 level and toned an original gray-gold. The WB-1 die varieties is easy to attribute based on the Large S that touches the olive branch. Mint frost remains in the protected areas. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More quality duplicates from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 50C 1878
AU53 PCGS
30847593

Choice HOLD
$345
New December 31! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Rose-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. A choice original 1878 Philadelphia strike that offers considered frosty cartwheel luster for the assigned AU53 grade. Surfaces are covered with light rose gold skin that is more pronounced at the stars and reverse legend. Strike is completely executed and adds to the overall appearance and desirability. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 10C 1838-O
F15
PCGS OGH
1359504
F-102
Choice HOLD
$350
New December 30! Undergraded, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Worn Dies. A conservatively graded 1838 New Orleans dime that is full VF20. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Surfaces are choice and strictly original with uniform gun metal gray patina. This specimen was struck from the F-102 die pair; a worn obverse and eroded reverse die. Please note that the haze in the middle to lower right obverse field is PCGS OGH plastic haze rather than on the coin itself.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 50C 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 New December 29! Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Seated 10C 1845O Seated 10C 1845-O
EF45 PCGS
20510970
F-101
R4
Original $1295 New December 28! Scarce Grade, Original Light Gray, Surfaces, Typical F-101 Strike, Accurately Graded, Tombstone Joe Collection. The 1845 New Orleans date remains under appreciated in the Liberty Seated dime series. Examples in EF 45 are scarce while AU specimens present a huge challenge. Let's visit PCGS population report to view the numbers; 10 in EF45, 5 in AU50 and then only one each at the AU53, AU55 and AU58 grade levels. This date becomes extremely scarce in AU53 or better with EF45 being the last "affordable" grade level. This lovely example is a fresh duplicate from the Tombstone Joe Collection, a new GFRC consignor. Surfaces are original with light gray obverse patina and a transition to gold and dark blue on the reverse. This is an early F-101 die state example with plenty of die rust in the gown lines and in the shield. Reverse mint mark is well formed with considering original mint state surrounding it and the ribbon bows. Last appearing at Heritage auction during 2012 FUN show and realizing $1380. Now priced at $1295 as the consignor wishes to raise funds for more Liberty Seated dime purchases. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1842O Seated 50C 1842-O
Small Date, Reverse 1839
VF35 PCGS
14255608
WB-1
R5
Original $3750 New December 28! Rare Small Date Obverse, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Golden-Brown Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. One of the challenging die variety rarities in the Liberty Seated half dollar series that is listed in the Redbook and on major price guides. Bill Bugert, in his Federal Register series on Liberty Seated half dollars, indicates that, "the first two months mintage, January and February, are generally accepted to include the small date varieties (WB-1, WB-2) althought the initial 1842 delivery of those coins on February 28, 1842 included some coins dated 1841. The remaining months are of the medium date mintage." On the WB-1 Small Date variety, the reverse strike is weak with poorly defined left leg, arrow feathers and left/right claws. This characteristic is present on the Oregon Beaver specimen. On the offered example, fields are lightly mirrored and covered with a transparent skin of gray-gold patina. Surfaces are essentially blemish free at the assigned VF35 grade level with only a small mark by Liberty's foot being noted. Obverse strike is also weak resulting in overall grading being conservative. Based on wear, this example is a full EF40. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important opportunity for serious Liberty Seated half dollar collectors to acquire an R5 date and reverse pairing die variety.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 50C 1857
AU58 PCGS
31626171

Original $475 New December 28! Frosty Original Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. A frosty original example of the 1857 date with residual cartwheel luster. Faint gold toning is evident near the rims and deeper colored on the obverse. Obverse strike is hammered with all stars being rounded and with deep centrils. Reverse strike has just a touch of weakness at the left facing claws. Surfaces have a few micro hairlines that are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver collection that would fit nicely into an AU date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 50C 1861
AU50 PCGS
13501750

Original $250 New December 28! Original Frosty Luster, Light Gold Patina, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. A Civil War Philadelphia strike with frosty surfaces and deep gold patina at the obverse rim. Strike is complete. Light wear is consistent with the PCGS assigned AU50 grade level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection
Seated 50C 1865S Seated 50C 1865-S
EF45 PCGS
33041892
WB-2
R3
Choice $400 New December 28! Small Thin S, Choice Original Preservation, Light Gray Surfaces, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Oregon Beaver Collection. Probably the best way to start this 1865-S description is to point out the well balanced attributes and the conservative grading. Overall, quality is quite high and collectors should consider adding to their holding quickly. The Civil War San Francisco strike is so choice with full strike and light gray patina. Fields are blemish free. The obverse scroll is well struck with raised edge lines that are completely formed and more consistent with an AU50 grade. Reverse strike is also uniform with deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality Seated half dollar offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection that deserves carefully consideration.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 50C 1866
Motto
EF45 PCGS
32109929
WB-104
R4+
Original $325 New December 28! Double Die Obverse, Motto Reverse, Original Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Double Die Obverse. An original 1866 Motto example with residual reflective luster. Faint gold surrounds the obverse stars along with the reverse rim. Strike is well executed with bold round stars and detailed eagles feathers. An attractive example of the R4+ WB-104 variety with some obverse die doubling. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. More duplicate offerings from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1872CC Seated 50C 1872-CC
Large CC
VF35 PCGS
18199771
WB-7
R4
Original $1675 New December 28! Difficult Carson City Date, Original Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. A strictly original 1872 Carson City strike that was been well preserved for modern day collectors to enjoy. Ex Virginia Collection and sold into the Oregon Beaver Collection during November 2015 and now back for a second apperance. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray with some intermixed golden hues. Obverse strike is a tad weak on the scroll and other LIberty devices but stars have connected centrils. Blemish wise, there is one faint and toned over reverse line by CA in AMERICA and is not distracting. Overall, a very solid 1872-CC offering that is affordable. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection
Seated 50C 1876CC Seated 50C 1876-CC
AU50 ANACS OWH
1346017
WB-11
R3
Original $525 New December 28! Popular Carson City Date, Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Large CC mintmarks. Old antique gray surfaces are covered with gold patina that glows under a light source. Strike is uniform and full with all reverse eagle feathers being nicely defined. The 1876 Carson City date is always in demand by date/mintmark collectors plus those that specialize in Carson City coinage. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1878CC Seated 50C 1878-CC
VG10 ANACS OWH
2585787
WB-1
R4
Original $1900 New December 28! Rare and Underrated Date, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. An underrated Carson City date especially in VF or better. Mintage is a tiny 62,000 with a typical Seated half dollar date being in the 500,000 tho 1,000,000 range. Accurately graded with gun metal gray-blue patina that is probably secondary. Strike is uniform with overall pleasing appearance. Housed in ANACS old white holder. An important offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection. Missing from many date and mintmark set therefore an opportunity at asking price.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 10C 1831
AU58
PCGS
32764764
JR-1
Choice $1150 New December 27! Gorman Pedigree, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, CoinFacts JR-6 Plate Coin, PCGS Variety Attribution Error, Upstate New York Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this lovely 1831 Capped Bust half dime. One immediately notes the satiny cartwheel luster under a light source along with the aquamarine-gold patina. Strike is fully executed with no points of weakness whatsoever. There are a few field marks that are completely toned over and not distracting. Now let's discuss how PCGS got the die variety attribution wrong. This Capped Bust half is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with JR-6 and Gorman listed on the label. Unfortunately this piece is not the JR-6 die pair but rather JR-1. To make matters more complicated, PCGS uses this dime as its JR-6 plate coin for CoinFacts display. After a very careful review of the John Reich reference, there is no question this piece is JR-1. Oh, well! Another fine offering from the Upstate New York Collection that belong in an advanced collection regardless of the attribution issue.
Capped Bust 50C 181817 Capped Bust 50C 1818-17
Large 8
EF40
PCGS
14722712
O-101
Choice HOLD
$700
New December 27! Popular 1818/7 Overdate, Choice Original, Dusty Gray-Gold Patina, Pleasing Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Popular 1818/7 overdate (O-101) with the initial 7 digit being boldly visible under the final 8 punch. Surfaces are toned a dusty gray-gold with gray coloring being dominant during in hand viewing. Adding a light source activates pretty yellow gold coloring that surrounds the obverse stars and reverse legend. The reverse center also shifts to aquamarine gray. Blemishes are limited to one stray line on the cap that is ancient and of no concern. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and "Large 8" listed on the label. A quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 50C 1826
AU50 ANACS OWH
2313972
0-105
R3
Choice $445 New December 27! Better Variety, Choice Original, Classic Old Album Toning, Radial Aquamarine, Yellow and Orange Gold, Upstate New York Collection. A most pleasing 1826 R3 Capped Bust half die variety (O-105) whether being examined in hand or under a light source. During hand inspection, this piece exhibited darker gray surfaces with light coloring at the surface wear points. Adding a light source exposes old time album toning that includes rings of aquamarine, yellow and orange gold before transitioning to deep gray at the stars. Strike is typical with one stray reverse line that is ancient and completely toned over. Housed in old white ANACS holder. A wonderful offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Early Copper 1/2C 1828 Early Copper 1/2C 1828
13 Stars
MS63RB PCGS
15530752

Choice $1000 New December 27! Popular Classic Head Design with 13 Stars, Choice Original, Vibrant Red-Brown Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. The Classic Head design remains popular with small denomination gold collectors as so short lived. However on early copper coinage, the design was struck from 1809 until 1835. During 1828, a die sinker error results in 12 Stars and 13 Stars varieties with the latter being more available. This lovely example is accurately graded as MS63 Red Brown and offers vibrant cartwheel luster when viewed under a bright light. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed some strike weakness at the upper obverse but no distracting blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1868 Gold G$2.5 1868
Liberty
AU55 PCGS
83145451

Original $1000 New December 26! Low Mintage Date, Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1868 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of only 3,600 but are not as scarce as would be expected. PCGS has graded 25 at the AU55 grade level and another 24 certified AU58. Pricing is corresponding lower than follow-on 1869 and 1870 dates. This well preserved example offers mildly reflective fields and luster. Strike is completely executed with no points of weakness. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to report or detract. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and important opportunity to secure a low mintage 1860 strike at reasonable price. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1870 Gold G$2.5 1870
Liberty
AU58 PCGS
82299614

Choice $2100 New December 26! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Full Strike, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1870 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny issue of only 4,520 and are very scarce in all grades. Choice uncirculated specimens are very rare and approach proof rarity. PCGS population reports indicates 18 total at the AU58 level with 12 in mint state. MInt state prices ramp quickly making accurately graded AU58 specimens the optimum point on the value/price curve. This offering, from the Oregon Beaver Collection, warrants serious attention. Surfaces are reflective and offer ample cartwheel luster. Strike is complete with no weakness detected during 10x loupe inspection. Blemishes are limited to a few micro ticks in the fields that are not distracting. A quality rare date offering that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1887 Gold G$2.5 1887
Liberty
MS61
NGC
2684921004

Choice $980 New December 26! Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle. Eye appeal is huge with vibrant reflection cartwheel luster that is dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved original example. Strike nearly complete with reverse well defined but star 1 lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that probably explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is higher than expected for MS61 grade; this piece is offers value as I don't see the field chatter as distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1974 Gold G$2.5 1974
Liberty
AU58 NGC
961422007

Original $1185 New December 26! Scarce in all Grades, Mirrored Fields, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1874 $2.5 quarter eagle Philadelphia strikes saw very limited production with a tiny mintage of 3,920. The result is scarcity at all grade levels. The offered example is completely original with mirrored fields that produce sharp flashy luster under a light source. Strike is well impressed with no points of weakness. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. An important small denomination United States gold offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 10C 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
AU58
PCGS
24349345
F-103
Choice $750 New December 26! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Indiana Collection. 1873 No Arrow Open 3 dimes remain underrated in AU and mint state grades with little acknowledgement from the collecting community. Locating choice original example will take considerable patience and a multi-year horizon. We are fortunate that the Indiana Collection consignor has decided to divest this top quality F-103 example. Accurately graded as an AU58 but with characteristics consistent with an MS62 example. One immediately note the frosty cartwheel luster that includes faint gold at the rims. Strike is well executed with plenty of residual mint frost in the protected areas. Just back from CAC review and received green bean approval. This piece was a certainty for approval as it screams originality and is accurate graded. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 10C 1889
AU55 raw

Choice $115 New December 26! Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Olive-Gold Patina, Struck From Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1889 Seated dime with satiny cartwheel luster and rose, gray and aquamarine coloring. Struck with heavily eroded dies as there is considerable metal flow surrounding Liberty, as the main device, and within the shield. Reverse is similar with bold die clashing and metal flow lines behind the denomination. In hand viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this quality Seated dime. Perfect as a type coin and accurately graded.
Gold G$2.5 1852 Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
AU58
NGC
2724372025

Choice $435 New December 24! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. An earlier Philadelphia quarter eagle date that is ideally graded at the AU58 level. Original surfaces are lightly mirrored with bold reflective cartwheel luster. Strike is complete with fully rounded stars and well impressed reverse eagle details. Housed in new large NGC holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced for the quality and approved by CAC also.
Gold G$5 1851 Gold G$5 1851
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
25525579

Choice $1175 New December 24! Choice Original, Old Time Orange Gold Patina, Proof Like Fields, Accurately Graded. The 1851 half eagle date is much scarcer than its high 377,505 mintage would suggest. PCGS population report indicates 25 graded at AU58 with choice mint state pieces limited to 12 in the MS63 to MS65 grade range. The appearance of this proof like example, especially with CAC approval, should garner attention from United States gold fans and type set collectors. Surfaces are choice and covered with old time orange gold patina. Obverse toning is transparent and reveals proof like fields while the reverse toning is deeper colored. Other than typical micro field chatter, enhanced by the proof like fields, this 1851 half eagle has no distracting blemishes. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Gold G$5 1882 Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4244699003

Gem $1450 New December 24! Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 50C 1860-S
AU58
NGC
2709550004
WB-1
R3
Choice $1675 New December 24! Scarce Date with CAC Approval, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Large S. The 1860-S dates sports a mintage of 472,000 with only two known die pairs; WB-1 Large S and WB-2 Medium S. Both die pairs saw considerable usage so many 1860 San Francisco strike will come notable die erosion and weak devices. The lovely WB-1 example is an early strike with frosted fields and within the main devices. Cartwheel luster is substantial and dramatic when viewed under a bright light. Strike is well executed with full head, hair curls and deeply defined reverse eagle feathers. A thin transparent layer of gold skin covers both obverse and reverse surfaces. Definitely a choice offering with limited availability. PCGS has graded only eighteen at the AU58 level and CoinFacts shows the last NGC holdered speciment to have been auctioned back in 2010. CAC total population is a scant seventeen with six in AU and only two in mint state. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 50C 1826
EF40 raw
O-116
Choice $175 New December 23! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Attractive and Fair Value. An attractive 1826 O-116 example that offers uniform gun metal gray patina in the fields and main devices. Lighter shades are seen at the wear point. Well struck and fairly priced for Dansco or Whitman album set.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 50C 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
MS64+
NGC
4177794005
O-109
Gem $3650 New December 23! Gem Originality, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded with CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 O-109 Capped Bust half dollar has appeared in GFRC inventory and so pleased to be offering. Surfaces are completely natural and emit steely luster. The gray patina is semi transparent to the underlying luster and melts during bright light viewing. Strike is very well executed and adds to the overall eye appeal. The lighter area above star 9 is also strictly original but with surface verdigris that blocked the formation of gray toning. Housed in new large font NGC holder and accurately graded at the MS64+ level. CAC approval rewards what the eyes obviously see; perfectly natural surfaces, uninterrupted luster plus accurate grading. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 50C 1836
EF45 raw
O-108
Choice $225 New December 23! 1836 Over 1336, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina in Fields, Well Struck, Blemish Free. The 1836/1336 O-108 die variety with the remnants of first 3 digit punch visible in the lower loop of the 8 digit. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse along with a strong strike. There are no blemishes to mention.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 50C 1837
Reeded Edge
AU50 PCGS
26474201

Original $425 New December 23! Strictly Original Surfaces, Crusty Ebony-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. I could not pass up this crusty original 1837 Reeded Edge half during a recent buying trip. Grading is conservative while the piece is strictly original with thick ebony-brown toning. Blemish free surfaces and devices also add to the value. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A perfect offering for fans of old time unmolested surfaces on a short lived reeded edge design.
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 50C 1803
Small 3
EF40 PCGS
34199594
O-104
R3
Choice $2875 New December 23! Small 3, Choice Original, Medium Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and Attractive. During a recent Central Florida buying trip, I ran across this lovely 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust half and immediately knew it would become part of GFRC inventory. This piece is quite attractive and perfectly natural; so natural that residual verdigris lies on Liberty's face and on reverse scroll and horizontal shield lines. Strike is uniform without any weak points; all major devices are crisply defined. Grey-olive toning covered the surfaces and is darker on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes; just pristine surfaces with some circulation induced wear. Overall, a very well balanced better date Draped Bust half that I really enjoy having in inventory. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$1 1850 Gold G$1 1850
Type 1 Liberty Head
EF45 raw

Choice $245 New December 23! Second Year Issue, Choice Original, Fully Strike, Good Value. Second year of issue with a mintage of 481,953 at the Philadelphia mint. This surviving example offers choice original surfaces that are entirely blemish free. Rims are also mark free while overall strike is excellent. A date that is scarcer than 1851, 1852, 1853 and 1854 counterparts. Should not last long at the asking price.
Gold G$1 1856 Gold G$1 1856
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU55 raw
Upright 5
Original $295 New December 23! Upright 5, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Few Obverse Lines. Upright 5 reverse variety. Surfaces are strictly original with orange gold frosty luster. Accurately graded with two obverse lines mentioned for 100% accuracy.
Gold G$1 1889 Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
83973646

Gem $1065 New December 23! Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Reverse Strike Doubling, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. 1889 is the last year of issue for $1 gold with an ending mintage of 28,950. Examples are typically found with vibrant frosty luster and complete strikes as is the case for this lovely offering. Rims are boldly strike and high. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint line to the right of the lower bust that appears to be a lint mark and not post mint contact. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no auction records. CAC approval rewards originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Yet another quality gold offering from GFRC.
Gold G$5 1838 Gold G$5 1838
Classic Head
AU58 NGC
4244773002

Choice $2600 New December 23! Desirable Classic Head Design, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Osprey Collection. . 1838 was the last year of Classic Head $5 half eagle production with a mintage of 286,588 pieces. As a date, the 1838 is more rare than the 1834 Plain 4, 1835, or 1836 but not quite as scarce as the 1837. 1838 also saw the introduction of branch mint production at Charlotte and Dahlonega. This surviving example is well struck and offers frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and important considering the large amount of open field space above the smaller eagle device. A very pleasing AU58 graded specimen that would be ideal for a type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder. An important better United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1857O Seated 50C 1857-O
VF30 raw

Original $135 New December 23! Better Date, Original Gray Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Toned Lines in Right Field. Liberty Seated half dollar collectors have come to recognize 1857 New Orleans strikes as a better date, expecially in EF45 or better. This VF30 example offers original surfaces covered with gray-rose patina. Strike is typical and adequate. There are some faint vertical lines in the right obverse field that are ancient and completely toned over.