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About CAC Coins: John Albanese efforts to identify above average coins in Third Party Grading service holders is having a significant impact within the numismatic marketplace. Coins designated with the Green Bean easily bring full trend guide pricing along with premiums. Astute collectors are demanding only CAC validated coins for long term collecting objectives and sound financial holdings.

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Gerry Fortin's CAC Gold Seated Dime Display - 2015 Chicago ANA

There are 210 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on March 28, 2017

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1860 Early Copper 1860
Indian
MS64
PCGS
19826953

Gem $595 Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A marvelous gem that would please the selective collector. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Eagle Eye approval is also fitting with the original Eagle Eye certificate supplied with coin. How can you go wrong with the gem offering Indian cent offering from the Osprey Collection.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU55
NGC
3899688003
LM-13
Choice $345 Highland Collection, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina. A lovely example with strictly original surfaces that are covered with light gray patina. Under bright light, the back ground luster becomes most apparent. Surfaces are completely blemish free. The LM-13 variety is rated as R3 and considered scarce. Diagnostics include the filled lower loop of the 8 digit as the second time this obverse is used while the reverse has been lapped and features weak legend and the "5" digit in 5C. Housed in new NGC holder coupled with CAC approval that is fully warranted. My images have a rose colored bias while the half dime in hand is solid even light gray.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
MS61
NGC Fatty
259080004
LM-3
Choice $590 Choice at MS61 Grade, Sharp Steely Luster, Pastel Toning, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Super eye appeal dominates on this lovely 1832 LM-3 Capped Bust half dime. Flashy gold and sky blue luster is consistent across obverse and reverse and really pleases the eyes. I love this piece! So why the MS61 assigned grade? There are two ticks on the obverse that dropped the technical grade. The first is immediately left the mouth and the second, much smaller, is below the lowest hair curl. CAC approval validate my impression of this little near gem; huge eye appeal, accurate grading plus strict originality. Housed in old NGC fatty holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
28209364

Choice $595 Triple Punched Date, Near Gem Original, Gray-Rose and Gold Intermixed Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. How easily it is to fail in love with this near gem original first year Liberty Seated half dime strike. This piece offers the right balance of original toning, a complete strike and lots of eye appeal for those who can appreciate the appearance of original silver surfaces. Definitely an early die state Large Date punch example with triple punching on the 8 digit and double punching on the 7 digit. An errant bottom loop of the 8 digit is seen intersection the denticle directly below. Surfaces are covered with combination gray-rose and gold patina. Grading is conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality example from the Saw Mill Run Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
AU55
NGC
2044714010
V-2
Choice $500 New January 30! Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A perfectly original 1837 V-2 Large Date half dime with light gray-gold patina. Obverse exhibits a die crack through the rock and shield that turns upward through the pole and cap to the rim. Another die crack connects at the center and drops along the lower leg to foot and then rim. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection label holder. CAC approval recognizes the accurate grading and originality. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1
Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Sm Date
MS63
PCGS
32831036

Choice $1300 Choice Original, Rich Obverse Toning, Perfect No Stars Type Offering. Talk about eye appeal on this attractive No Stars Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are strictly original with the obverse covered by a transparent aquamarine and golden patina while the reverse is mostly silver gray. I love how the obverse aquamarine center is framed by a large golden ring due to the clean fields not cluttered by stars. Overall strike is deeply impressed and crisp from late die state dies. Bright light viewing is spectacular. Can't you sense how much I like this lovely little half dime? Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Once viewing this piece in hand or under bright light, one immediately understands why CAC approval was granted.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC
299771017

Choice $2250 Rare Date and Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. A richly toned 1838 New Orleans strike that is so choice and covered with gun metal gray and blues. For those familiar with the 1838-O half dime date, many are seen with weak strikes and terrible obverse details. This example is atypical and offers bold design detail. Significant as the first New Orleans half dime issue, and the only O-mint variety without stars. Also scarce with PCGS population report indicating only 17 graded at combined EF40-45 level. Housed in NGC Fatty holder (Generation 5 1992-1997) coupled with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
28267590

Gem $1050 Gem Original, Light Golden Gray Patina., Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original 1839 Philadelphia strike that is covered with light gray-rose patina. The assigned MS64 grade is accurate given the frosty cartwheel luster on such a small silver denomination. Strike is completely executed with rounded stars, full hair curls and all reverse wreath leaf veins being crisp. This lovely half dime offers the perfect balance of eye appeal, originality and strike and would please the most selective collector. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves your attention.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 1839-O
MS64
PCGS
25608031
V-5
Gem $2695 V-5, Shattered Obverse, Gem Original Example, Frosty Luster, Accurately Grade. . A superior high grade example of the V-5 die pairing. Both obverse and reverse dies were well eroded and cracked when striking this mint state example. Originanl surfaces are offer frosty creamy luster. Strike is hammered with all stars being deeply impressed, full hair curls and well defined veins in the reverse wreath leaves. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the right combination of originality, a superb strike and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering for advanced and selective collectors alike.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
With Drapery
AU55
PCGS
28934292

Choice $450 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Low Surviving Population, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. 1840 With Drapery half dimes and dimes are both difficult to locate in EF and AU couple with being choice. The half dime strikes may be just slightly more available than dimes but still an important opportunity when a choice example arrived to market. This is the case with this crusty original example that is accurately graded by PCGS at the AU55 level. Strike is excellent and surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the eye appeal along with accurate grading and perfectly original surfaces. You can't go wrong with this duplicate from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 5c 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
24063935
V-4
Choice $750 V-4 No Drapery, Small O, Ex Al Blythe Collection, Choice Original, Golden Toning, Saw Mill Run Collection. A important offering given the challenging V-4 No Drapery Small O variety and Al Blythe pedigree. This lovely example is fully choice with frosty golden surfaces and luster. Struck from late die state dies as obvious metal flow lines are visible throughout obverse and reverse. The reverse also offers several die cracks including a horizontal crack from UNI(T)ED through wreath to (D)IME and another from the right ribbon end down to the denticles. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is completely warranted. A special opportunity for variety collectors from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1846 Seated 1846
VG10
PCGS
12117249

Choice $1550 New March 18! Near Gem Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Bold Rims, Accurately Graded, Key Date!. The key date for collectors attempting to build a Liberty Seated half dime set. Mintage is a low 27,000 and a date that is always in demand. This example is a near gem for the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with natural light to medium patina. Rims are bold along with the main device details. A Choice quality rating is assigned. If a few micro obverse blemishes were not seen, I would have assigned a full Gem rating. CAC approval is fully warranted. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A lovely key date piece for the selective collector of Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS66
PCGS

Gem New Price
$1275
Superb Gem, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the proof like fields coupled with frosty devices that generate a huge amount of luster with or without bright light. The dies employed to strike this piece were heavily polished with die striations throughout obverse and reverse while Liberty is fully frosted. Then the dies clashed with bold device transfer between the two. The centers are essentially untoned. The obverse exhibits a rapid blue to rose/gold transition at the legend. The reverse is similar with a larger right side toning arc comprised of darker blues and rose. Strike is fully hammered and the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1864S Seated 1864-S
AU55
PCGS
24063937

Choice $950 Near Gem Original, Iridescent Gray, Rose-Gold, Fully Struck, Saw Mill Run Collection . A near gem offering of an 1864 San Francisco strike with low mintage of 90,000 pieces. Surfaces are perfectly original with semi transparent gray colored patina during in hand viewing. Adding a light source activates the underlying luster with the obverse shifting to golden and aquamarine hues while the reverse turns mostly rose. Strike is well executed with crisp obverse legend and full head details. The reverse is also deeply impressed with only a tad of weakness at the upper left wreath. This is an impressive piece that is so well balanced and pleasing. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is obviously warranted for this special example from the Saw Mill Run Collection. I do suggest that special consideration be given here as I don't often see Civil War S-Mint half dimes in this type of preservation state.
Seated 5C 1867 Seated 1867
MS65+
PCGS
29682102

Gem $2850 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rare Date, Heavy Die Clashing, Osprey Collection. Mintage for the 1867 date is a tiny 8,000 piece with this MS65+ graded example in the condition census given CAC approval. Regardless of its small size, this Philadelphia struck half dime makes a statement when viewed. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident while bright light viewing exposes lightly mirrored fields. Obverse is heavily clashed while a prominent die crack is seen from STATE(S) to Liberty's clasp. Strike is nearly completed with only a touch of weakness at the gown line and lower maple leaf on the reverse. This piece is so enjoyable to study under 10x loupe as there are numerous obverse die spaghetti lines throughout Liberty's body and gown. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted given the overall quality and eye appeal. Another top quality offering from the Osprey Collection and worthy of an advanced mint set project.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1872S Seated 1872-S
In Wreath
MS64
PCGS
14570505

Gem $500 Gem Original, Bold Luster, Accurate Grading, Central California Collection. This lovely half dime offers two completely different personalities and is a joy to view. Let's start with in hand viewing as shown by my images..Toning is a base gray color that is overlaid with browns and deep blues that are well captured in the images. Bright light viewing exposes a completely different facet with bold cartwheel luster that turns the obverse into light rose and sky blue. The reverse is similar under bright light as the thicker in hand patina just melts away to expose faint rose and blues. The CAC approval is obviously justified on this lovely half dime as the piece is so original. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Shield 5C 1879/8 Shield 1879/8
PF65
PCGS OGH
9198077

Gem $1025 Gem Original, 1879/8 Overdate Designation, Poetic Candy Collection. The 1879/8 overdate designation is seen on a subset of 1879 Shield proof nickels. Though PCGS recognized the overdate, other numismatists believe this is only a repunched date. Regardless, this filled 9 variety is rare and deserves attention when offered. This specimen has been off the market for decades and resides in early "squishy" generation PCGS holder. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and provide substantial steely gray reflections. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. Typical old time quality from the Poetic Candy collection. Housed in early PCGS old green holder. Please don't miss this opportunity given the CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1894 Liberty V 1894
PF64
PCGS OGH
9198078

Gem $585 Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Poetic Candy Collection. off the market for decades. This is a gem original proof with watery mirrors that glow under bright light. Surfaces offer faint rose patina under bright light. Typical old time quality from the Poetic Candy collection. Housed in early PCGS old green holder. The Gold CAC bean validates that the preservation state of this outstanding proof V nickel is beyond that of PR64. I believe the asking price is fair for everyone.
Buffalo 5C 1936 Buffalo 1936
PF65
PCGS OGH
5114054

Gem $2450 Superb Gem Original, Poetic Candy Collection. A superb offering that has been off the market for decades and just recently reached the light of day. Housed in 1st generation PCGS Rattler holder. CAC Gold bean validates the old time collection quality and conservative grading standards of the 1980s.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
MS66
NGC Fatty
29314327

Gem $115 Superb Gem Original, Steely Chrome Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Perfect Buffalo Type Coin.. A superb gem with steely chrome patina and huge eye appeal. Every obverse and reverse die polish line has been transferred to the lovely 1937 Philadelphia strike. Housed in old NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. A perfect type coin for the selective collector.
Buffalo 5C 1937 Buffalo 1937
PR67
PCGS
80633113

Gem $1650 Superb Gem Proof, Glassy Mirrored Surfaces, Stunning Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Glassy-mirrored fields and sharply struck devices are dominant on this brilliant-finish proof Buffalo nickel. A fully detailed superb gem strike that is so impressive to view. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the above average surfaces and staggering eye appeal. A top quality offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Buffalo 5C 1938D Buffalo 1938-D
MS63
PCGS Rattler
9041529

Gem $90 New March 22! Gem Original at Assigned Grade, Rattler Holder.. Definitely better than the assigned MS63 grade level. CAC Gold certificate is attached to the PCGS rattler holder.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1811/09 Capped Bust 1811/09
VG8
PCGS
24577278
JR-1
Original HOLD
$400
Original Overdate, Even Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. The only die pairing for the 1811 Philadelphia date is automatically labeled as 1811/9 on PCGS holder. No one knows if the overdate is a result of an engraver's mistake or the re-use of a leftover die from 1809. Mintage is a low 65,180. Surfaces are strictly original with honest wear. Many early date dimes are found with uneven strikes resulting in accelerated wear on portions of the reverse rims. This piece is accurately graded and the overall eye appeal is attractive. There is one tiny blemish in the reverse field above the eagle's head mention for 100% description accurate. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Let's welcome the Union Bridge consignor to the GFRC Trading Desk!
Capped Bust 10C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
Lg Date
EF45
PCGS
22038860
JR-5
Choice $375 Last 3 High, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray. Richly toned and strictly original example approved by CAC. Surfaces are covered with darker gun metal gray along with hints of deep blue. Strike is all there and no blemishes to note. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU55
PCGS
9688283
JR-3
Choice $750 Block 8, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. A perfectly natural and unmolested example with light golden gray patina. This late date capped bust dime is completely struck with rounded stars, connected centrils and all reverse devices deeply impressed. The are no blemishes to discuss either. CAC approval was never in question as this piece scream originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A capped bust dime for the selective collectors with slightly better rarity for the Block 8 obverse.
Capped Bust 10C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Sm Letters
VF20
PCGS
12510686
JR-3
Choice $150 Block 8, Choice Original Gun Metal Blue/Gray. West Coast Collection. This 1837 offers considerable eye appeal though my images don't convey that message. Surfaces are covered with a gun metal gray patina that immediately shifts to blue fields and rose devices under bright light. Strike is full and there are no blemishes to mention either. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval certifies the originality and overall eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
AU50
PCGS OGH
2672689

Choice $900 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbown Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A gorgeous first year Liberty Seated dime strike that would please the most selective collector! This 1837 Large Date dime was struck from early die state dies and offers crisp device details. Old album toning is another highlight. Every color in the rainbow is seen throughout obverse and reverse with pretty overall appearance. Surfaces are blemish free also. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder. CAC approval validates what is rather intuitive. This 1837 dime offers well above average eye appeal. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
MS65
PCGS
25679806
F-107
Gem $2750 Premium Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Brilliant frosty luster and antique gray surfaces are the highlights of this premium gem 1838 dime. Cartwheel luster radiates from the obverse and glows on the reverse. Strike is 100% complete and hammered to the delight of every collector that views this piece. This is one of the finer F-107 examples with boldy repunching on Star 5 along with Stars 11 and 12. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted at the MS65 grade level. An eye appealing offering from the Woodlands Collection that would please the most selective advanced collector.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
EF40
PCGS
16568751
F-102
Choice $825 New February 17! Choice Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A superb 1838 New Orleans strike that is a near gem with old album bullseye toning. Obverse and reverse centers are light gray and surrounded by rings of intermixed blues and gold. The F-102 die pairing features an obverse die that was previously used to strike the F-101 repunched mintmark variety. This obverse is paired with a second reverse die and results in the F-102 variety. During the latter case, the obverse die is fairly eroded with soft devices that lack crisp details while the reverse is not much better in term of strong devices. This example offers a typical strike and is accurately graded at the EF40 level. However, the surfaces and eye appeal are superior to most seen during my collecting days. CAC seemed to agree with green bean approval. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A super piece for a date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
VF35
PCGS
33867997
F-104
Choice $450 Repunched Mintmark, Early Die State, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Osprey Collection. One does not often see early die state examples of the 1839-O F-104 variety with boldly repunched mintmark but with a trace of the horizontal bisecting die crack. This piece, from the Osprey Collection, is an early die state example with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate while the surfaces are fully blemish free. Housed in 2015 style holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads "No Drapery RPM FS-501, F-104, (FS-003.28)". A special offering for the Liberty Seated dime variety specalist.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
2025164001
F-103
Original $1095 Frosty Original, Chin Whiskers, Top 100 Variety #15.. Accurately graded by NGC as this piece has even silver/gray coloring with soft luster. Obverse has wispy deep gray toning in the fields. The die scratches under Liberty's chin are bold and nearly visible in hand due to the mint state contrast. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in new NGC holder with Top 100 labeling as follows; TOP 100 F-103, CHIN WHISKERS
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
AU58
NGC
4430796001
F-101
Choice $3200 Rare Early Die State F-101 Example R6, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, Saw Mill Run Collection. Wow is all that I can say upon viewing this incredible 1840 New Orleans F-101 strike graded AU58 with CAC approval. Liberty Seated dime variety specialist can appreciate the rarity of this offering for multiple reason. First, 1840-O dimes saw heavy circulation with low survival rate in upper grades and especially choice. Second, examples of the Large O F-101 die pairing struck with early die state dies are essentially non existant until this piece arrived in the Saw Mill Run Collection consignment. Nearly all F-101 die pair examples were struck from lapped dies in the F-101a die state. The offered example is fully choice with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is crisp and the only issue holding this piece from a GFRC Gem designation is a faint toned over micro line across Liberty's mid section. This rare dime is freshly graded and housed in NGC large font label holder with CAC approval. A most special offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
12942571
F-106a
Choice $975 Medium O Mintmark, Reverse Die Crack, Choice Original, Greer Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection . Ahwash 2, Medium O Mintmark With Die Crack. A historically significant offering given continual variety plate coin status since 1992. Surfaces are fully choice and perfectly original. This dime first appears in Brian Greer's The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes when published in 1992. Though only graded EF40, this piece is the plate coin for the Medium O mintmark size. Greer calls the Medium O, "the scarcest in all grades. It is easily the scarcest mintmark size and is very rare above VF." Greer assigns an R5 rarity rating in EF/AU grades. The offered example was purchased from Greer after his Guidebook release and become the 1840-O Medium O plate coin in the Fortin web-book. An incredible example with well worn reverse die and long vertical die crack through STAT(E)S. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The perfectly original surfaces demanded CAC approval. This dime is not on any First Right of Refusal and is immediately available.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
12264772
F-108
Choice $550 Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Small O. The lovely 1840 New Orleans strike offers choice original surfaces that are covered with gun metal gray patina. Strike is a tad weak at Liberty's head and adjacent Star 7. Accurately graded and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 1841
EF40
PCGS
26580340
F-102
Choice $165 Choice Original, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, West Coast Collection. 1841 Philadelphia strikes are more challenging to locate than their New Orleans counterparts thought New Orleans strike have the pricing advantage. This Philly piece is perfectly original and accurate graded. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is a tad weak at the gownline but the stars are nicely rounded and connected. About as original as a collector could find. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Accurate graded and approved by CAC. You can't go wrong with this piece.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF20
PCGS
29739515
F-101
Choice $2200 Large O, Closed Bud Transitional Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. Please don't under estimate the importance of this offering as locating a choice original 1841-O Closed Bud dime at or above the VF grade level will take years rather than months. I am pleased to offer this strictly original and choice example to GFRC customers. Both obverse and reverse devices are well struck considering the reverse die is well worn, cracked and left over from 1840. On the offered example, the die cracks from UNITED to rim are overtly defined. Remember that 1841 Transitional dimes were struck at the New Orleans mint during January 1841 with left over 1840 reverse dies since no new 1841 reverses were available. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS with serial number 29739515. The PCGS label reads, "Trans Rev, Large O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3). This label allows the new owner to immediately add into PCGS Set Registry's new Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Asking price is fair for the quality and grade rarity.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
VF35
PCGS
12863108
F-102
Choice $350 Medium O, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Eye Appeal, West Coast Collection. A choice F-102 cracked reverse example with die cracks from rim to STATES. 1842 New Orleans dimes are notorious for being weakly struck. This example is well struck with rounded stars and nearly fully head details. Surfaces are covered with original medium gun metal gray/blue patina with the blues dominating under bright light. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in older blue label PCGS with standard ring insert. Another strictly original piece of Seatd coinage from the West Coast collection.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
MS63
PCGS
11455528
F-102
Choice $14250 Choice Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Former Pickering Creek Collection, Florida Collection.. The Little Orphan Annie dime has a long history including the formation of a substantial California hoard that was dispersed about 10 years ago. I remember selling G-VG examples into the hoard during 1989. Regardless of the number of circulated examples in the market, this date becomes rare in choice AU or better. The Fortin collection features a choice AU58 CAC specimen. Offered here is a wonderful PCGS MS63 example with sky blue patina that overlays a base gray foundation. Strike is complete with deep star centrils and full head details. Under bright light, this lovely dime exposes mirrored blue fields that simply glow. What fun! There are no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert; serial number 11455528. CAC approval is obviously warranted due to the superior eye appeal and originality. The provenance for this 1844 Orphan Annie is substantial with time spent in the Pickering Creek and Florida collections. If I were still actively collecting, this dime would head directly into the Fortin Collection....
Seated 10C 1845O Seated 1845-O
VF25
PCGS
16772219
F-101a
Original $550 Original, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. A perfect example at the VF25 grade level with strictly original gray patina and well balanced contrast between the fields and main devices. Strike is all there and there are no blemishes to mention. Approved by CAC and housed in older PCGS blue label holder with circular ring insert. Just a nice 1845-O dime with honest wear.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection . 1849 New Orleans F-101 strikes are notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1862S Seated 1862-S
VF25
PCGS
9846191
F-102
Choice $750 Choice Original, Old Time Olive Gray Patina.. I love the surfaces and strike on this 1862-S dime. Surfaces are strictly original and evenly covered with olive gray toning. For an 1862 San Francisco dime, this example is well struck with only head weakness being noted. The reverse is very well struck considerering the reverse die is left over from 1861 and eroded. There are no blemishes or distractions. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. This piece has everything going for it with the early holder and CAC green bean plus being a downright great coin.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2550 Premium Gem, Condition Census, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of mint state grade availability. Considering CAC approval, this could be a condition census example with PCGS population. The PCGS population report indicates a total of (9) graded in MS65, none at the MS66 and (1) at MS67. How's that for being near the top of the pile for surviving examples? This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. There are no blemishes to discuss as luster is the driving force at MS65 grade level and above. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A premium offering from the Woodlands Collection that should be immediately scooped up for a serious mint state collection. I've even pondered if this one should be added to my own collection as so darn nice and CAC approved.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
33010517
F-118
Choice $225 New February 2! Choice Original, Uniform Medium Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfectly original 1873 With Arrows dime with uniform medium gray surfaces. Strike is nice and crisp with bold legend and nearly all wreath devices fully defined. Very close to choice level with only a faint rim anomaly (seen under bright light) under the 1 digit in the date requiring mentioning for complete accuracy. This anomaly did not bother CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted based on the no question originality and accurate grading. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original $70 Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63
PCGS
30479325
F-108
Choice $1475 Choice Original, Lustrous Gray/Rose, Accurately Graded.. The Below Wreath 1875 Carson City struck dimes still have a low TPG population in mint state after three decades of certification. This offering is a no question original example with full mint luster and metal stress lines throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are fully blemish free and only the luster keeps this piece from attaining a higher mint state grade. Obverse die is eroded while the reverse die is cracked throughout the left and right wreath for the F-108 variety. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and approved by CAC. Holder serial number is 30479325. I hope you might consider this example for an advanced collection as so choice.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type II
MS64
PCGS
03190357
F-101
Gem $3450 Gem Frosty Original, Rare Type II Reverse, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 4, I really dislike the thought of selling this incredible 1876 Carson City Type II Reverse dime. For those new to Liberty Seated dime varieties, only one die pairing is known with a Type II reverse die. This variety is listed in Cherrypickers and part of the Top 100 Varieties set. Locating examples in any grade will be most challenging. The offered piece is within the condition census. Mint frost luster drips off this incredible piece. Strike is hammered with every hair curl and reverse wreath details being crisp and fully defined. Eye appeal is 5 Stars. PCGS grading is conservative given the old generation holder. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads "Type 2 Rev FS-901 (FS-005). No one should be surprised with the CAC approval given the gem surfaces and substantial eye appeal. If this piece has old time bullsye toning, then a Gold CAC may have been possible considering the bold luster. Ready for a new home in an advanced Top 100 Collection. I'm so sad to see this piece go.....
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
MS65
NGC
152158003
Unlisted
Gem $850 Unlisted, Gem Original, Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded.. An incredibly beautiful Liberty Seated dime for collectors of strict originality and eye appealing toning. The GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance and mottled rose/blue coloring. Under bright light, the bold luster kicks in and further accentuates this pretty patina. Strike is complete with complete head details, crisp legend letters and all design elements in the reverse wreath including the problematic upper left wheat grains. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with serial number 152158-003. CAC approval is icing on this lovely piece of eye candy.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
MS63
NGC Fatty
201316012
F-112
Choice $295 Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Huge Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. Don't I enjoy handling accurately Seated coinage in early NGC Fatty holders. Though a common Philadelphia date, this 1882 dime offers mirrored fields and lots of pastel colored luster under bright light. This is a perfectly original piece with no blemishes whatsoever. Appearance and behavior is more consistent with a proof strike rather than circulation strike. This lovely Seated dime must be viewed with a light source to appreciate its beauty. The F-112 die variety features a broken top 2 digit in the date punch. Housed in NGC Fatty holder. Please give this dime special consideration.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS63
PCGS OGH
2320935
F-116
Choice $395 Near Gem, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold and Blue Toning, Conservative Grading. A superior 1886 Philadelphia strike with frosty cartwheel luster and attractive peripheral toning. Old album gold and blue surrounds the obverse legend and date while the reverse has more extended toning across the lower wreath. GFRC images are excellent with color replication but leave a look to be desired in terms of capturing luster. This gorgeous 1886 dime offers bold luster and will tickle the eyes. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
EF40
PCGS
21327233

Original $75 Original Gray, Conservative Grading, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $750 Ex. Birmingham Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster as the primary attractive. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices including a full head. Reverse strike is also fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Now it is back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take considerable searching to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offeing from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS63
NGC
4189859003
F-117
Choice $365 Choice Original, Frosty Light Gray, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Variety Reference Set. A near gem example at the assigned MS63 grade level. The F-117 die pairing plate coins in the online Liberty Seated dime web-book resource. Fully struck with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A marvelous example for an important pedigree.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $465 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia strike that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked results in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and so atttractive. Housed in newer NGC holder. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold cartwheel luster found on both obverse and reverse.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
NGC
372301002
F-109
Gem $825 Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Transparent Copper/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Colorado Collection. Yes, 1890 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be a common date in the Liberty Seated dime series. When locating gem mint state examples, I tend to shy away from blast while pieces and attempt to add examples with superior toning. This offering from the Colorado Collection definitely meets my standards. Cartwheel luster is bold and brash while the patina is a transparent copper blue. Strike is nearly full on obverse with a slight weakness at the top of Liberty's head along with incomplete wheat grains at the upper left wreath. Regardless, this piece is a flat out gem that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Conservative grading along with a Green CAC bean to validate the eye appeal. I love this piece and believe you will also.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
26595718
F-104a
Gem $1350 Gem Original, Creamy Satin Patina, Proof Dies Origination, Florida Collection.. An exceptional Liberty Seated dime with radiate creamy luster that is no question original. The circulation strike dies used to coin this specimen were initially used for proof strikes. Strike is better than average for later date With Legend dimes but there is weakness in the upper left wreath as is so common. I really like this dime as the creamy luster is stunning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 New March 17! Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 1911 Barber 1911
MS65
PCGS
81697750

Gem $575 New March 11! Gem Original, Satiny Rose Violet Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem example with attractively toned surfaces. Crisp satiny cartwheel luster enhances overall eye appeal. A real pretty Barber dime that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced type coin collection.
Barber 10C 1912 Barber 1912
MS64
PCGS
6400327

Choice $350 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Old Time Quality, Seal Beach Collection. A superior Barber dime that is very well preserved. Surfaces offer considerable satiny luster as one would expect for an MS64 assigned grade. A dirty golden patina covers the obverse while the reverse is a uniform creamy white. This piece is completely blemish free. Housed on early PCGS old green holder. CAC approval should have never been in question for this strictly original Barber dime. Typical quality from the Seal Beach collection.
Mercury 10c 1916D Mercury 1916-D
AG3
PCGS
26747257

Choice $550 Series Key Date, Choice Original, Accurately Graed, Colorado Collection. Housed in transitional 2012/2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Choice surfaces with honest wear. Series key date with PCGS and CAC validation. Fairly priced given the CAC approval and overall quality.
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
MS64
NGC Fatty
125537013

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Luster, Faint Gray Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1936 Mercury dimes have been awarded a Gold CAC sticker. All three are graded MS64 and currently in GFRC inventory. Housed in early NGC holder with embossed Numismatic Guarantee Corporation of America on the reverse. A lovely dime with bold luster and some faint gray toning.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS63 FB
PCGS Rattler
1127051

Gem $150 Gold CAC, Bold Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is the only MS63 Full Bands examples approved and registered in the CAC pop report. Satiny luster is found on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS64 FB 
NGC Fatty
148734001

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is one of three graded MS64 Full Bands in the CAC pop report.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS65
NGC Fatty
136013012

Gem $185 Gold CAC, Bold Cartwheel Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (11) 1937 Mercury dimes are listed in the Gold CAC pop report; (4) are MS and (7) are MS FB. This NGC MS65 Fatty holder example has strictly original lustrous surfaces and faint gold.
Mercury 10C 1939 Mercury 1939
MS65 
NGC Fatty
219736009

Gem $250 Gold CAC, Light Gold Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. Only (3) 1939 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC; one without and two with Full Bands. This piece is unique with Gold CAC sticker without Full Band designation....yes a population of one! Light gold patina covers satiny surfaces.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67 FB
NGC
3539522005

Gem $225 Gem Original, Glowing White Luster, Well Struck. A lovely Denver struck Mercury dime with white glowing cartwheel luster. Very well struck with clear separation between the reverse bands. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS68 FB
PCGS
29213377

Gem $1500 Superb Gem, Rich Golden Rose Patina, Full Bands, Florida Collection. What an amazing Mercury dime! Out of a mintage of 24 million strikes, PCGS has graded (72) at the MS68 Full Band level with only (21) at MS69 and a PCGS guide price of $9500! GFRC images, taken in bright sunlight, accurately capture the rich golden rose toning throughout obverse and reverse. This is a perfectly original specimen as only nature could create these toning patterns. As expected for an MS68 grade, there are no blemishes whatsoever, just frosty surfaces and bold luster. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the accurate grading, superior eye appeal and perfect surfaces. Please remember that this piece is assigned a MS68 grade so the CAC review would be critical for approval. For the advanced collector who wishes to own a great show and tell dime.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS65 FB
PCGS Rattler
2080027

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Stunning Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. There are (16) 1940 Mercury dimes with Gold CAC approval of which (11) are with Full Bands. This is a strictly original example with dark gray highlights at the rims.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1093321

Gem $135 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, So Undergraded, Rattler Holder. A lovely 1940 Philadelphia strike that was so originally undergraded by PCGS. Surfaces are nice and frosty with lots of metal stress lines radiating to the rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS63 FB
PCGS OGH
7370403

Gem $165 Gold CAC, Brilliant Luster, PCGS OGH Holder. There are only (7) 1940-D Full Band dimes available with Gold CAC approval. This offering is unique and the only MS63 with Full Bands designation. This Mercury dime is grossly undergraded once viewed in hand. The brilliant luster and blemish free surfaces are consistent with at least the MS65 grade level and maybe even MS66. Housed in PCGS post rattler generation Old Green Holder with dot matrix printer label. This is really a stunning Mercury dime with Full Bands.
Mercury 10C 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS65
PCGS Rattler
7247843

Gem $235 Gold CAC, Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. This offering is unique and the only 1940-D Mercury dime with non Full Band MS65 designation and Gold CAC approval. (7) Full Band examples are noted in the CAC pop report. Housed in old PCGS Rattler holder, this example offers satiny luster.
Mercury 10C 1942 Mercury 1942
MS65
NGC Fatty
131384022

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Light Violet Patina, NGC Fatty Holder. There are only (8) 1942 Gold CAC Mercuries in the CAC pop report, of which (3) are without Full Bands. Offered here is one of the three pieces with lovely light violet toning on the obverse and faint aquamarine on the reverse. This is a gem original piece and properly recognized by CAC.
Mercury 10C 1943 Mercury 1943
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7040812

Gem $155 Gold CAC, Beautiful Gold Patina, PCGS Rattler Holder. Hard to believe that there are only (7) total 1943 dimes with Gold CAC approval. The population is evenly split with (4) being without Full Bands and (3) with. Offered here is one of the four non Full Bands in Mercury dimes in MS63. Don't let the MS63 grade sway you as the toning is pretty and the eye appeal is strong and definitely better than the assigned MS63 on holder. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder.
Mercury 10C 1943D Mercury 1943-D
MS64 FB
PCGS Rattler
7040820

Gem $175 Gold CAC, Gem Frosty White Surfaces, Rattler Holder. This exceptional Denver struck 1943 dime offers uniform satiny white luster. Strike is well executed with distinctly defined bands. A reverse bag mark keeps this piece from MS66FB level. Housed in early PCGS rattler holder and definitely worthy of a Gold CAC bean.
Mercury 10C 1944D Mercury 1944-D
MS65 FB
NGC Fatty
137680014

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
AU55
PCGS
22040446
BF2
Choice $1650 Choice Original, Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Central California Collection. Thick gray patina covers both the obverse and reverse on this strictly original Carson City double dime. In hand and bright light viewing is quite similar due to the patina being thick and masking the remaining luster. Strike is typical for this issue as Brunner and Frost point out;This date generally comes poorly struck, with weakness commonly found on Liberty’s head, the shield and LIBERTY. On the reverse, weakness is often found on the eagle’s head, central breast feathers, and the top of the wings on the reverse. In particular for this example, there is weakness at the bottom of LIBERTY, on the eagles head and definitely on the upper left wing. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder. CAC approval is warranted due to the originality.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
G6
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice $675 Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4/2 Capped Bust 1825/4/2
VG10
PCGS
30117113
B-2
Choice $375 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Mountain View Collection. A splendid example with strictly original gun metal gray colored surfaces. Under bright light, the fields surrounding Liberty turn to gun metal blue as is often seen on these earlier silver pieces. Strike is uniform with ample reverse eagle details remaining for the VG10 assigned grade. Surfaces are also completely blemish free. Overall, this is a very well balanced that is accurately graded and perfectly original. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
Large Letters
EF45
NGC
3884483008
B-5
Gem $725 New March 20! Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Residual Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Outback Collection. B-5 Large Letters. An important offering for Capped Bust quarter collectors given the gem original surfaces and special eye appeal. The Outback Collection is becoming known for his outstanding numismatic properties and the 1831 capped bust quarters is consistent with the reputation. Reverse strike is hammered with deeper impressed eagle device with the obverse hair curls are also boldly defined. Then there is the residual luster that performs well under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with transparent gold and aquamarine patina. Once of the nicest Capped Bust quarters handled to date at GFRC and worthy of a JUST BUY IT KNOW recommendation. CAC approval validate every thing said in this description. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A magnificent offering from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
EF40
PCGS
16891994
B-2
Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Crusty original gun metal gray surfaces are the lighlight of this lovely 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Obverse is toned an even gray without blemishes while the reverse is covered with darker gray shades. Strike is well impressed with boldy defined eagle feathers. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection. Please note that GFRC images poorly capture the beauty of this 1837 quarter given some reverse holder haze especially at the upper rim area.
Capped Bust 25C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
EF45
PCGS
14603618

Choice HOLD
$600
Near Gem Originial, Light Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Lovely light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse on this near gem 1838 capped bust quarter. Strike is completed with deeply impressed eagle device. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strictly originality and conservative grading. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
EF45
PCGS
14564665
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$650
Open Claws, Choice Original. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform light to medium gray patina. The strike better than average with only the top of head and Stars 7 and 8 lacking complete definition. A close inspection revealed no blemishes. A quality example and perfect selection for early Seated quarter no drapery type. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. This is an offering for collectors who desire strict originality and strong eye appeal from even gray surfaces.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
12773571
Briggs Rev A
Choice $585 Choice Orginal, Uniform Gray with Gold Hues, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Conservative grading is the rule for this strictly original 1839 No Drapery Seated quarter. The TPG struggle with discerning weak strikes from wear on these shallow relief issues. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with gray-gold patina. A closed inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
26792279
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1250 Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Serious students of the Liberty Seated quarter series will quickly understand and appreciate why this PCGS AU53 1840 New Orleans strike is so special. Striking characteristic are erratic for this date along with most being found in lower circulated graded. This choice example is perfectly original with old album toning at the rims. During bright light viewing, soft orange gold coloring is exposed through obverse and reverse and framed by darker blues and rose at the rims. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A special type coin offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves serious consideration.
Seated 25c 1845 Seated 1845
VF30
PCGS
30362863
Briggs 4-C
Choice $160 Choice Original, Even Gray, Tenafly Collection. A lovely 1845 Philadelphia strike with natural gray patina. Accurately graded with CAC approval. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $825 Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Original New Price
$325
Near Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Dallas Collection. Another special offering from the Dallas Collection with thick obverse golden brown surfaces. This is a strictly original AU example that would be nice candidate for type set. It should be noted that there is an obverse blemish under the left arrow in the spirit of complete disclosure. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC as the grading is fair and accurate. Housed in older PCGS with blue label and standard insert.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
18310501

Choice $345 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. Conservative grading is in order on this strictly original 1856 New Orleans quarter from the Woodlands Collection. I believe this is the Briggs 7-F die pairing but don't hold me to it as the Briggs book is difficult to use at times. Surfaces are an even gun metal gray color during in hand viewing while bright light exposed some blues on the obverse and rose hues on the reverse. Strike is typical and there are no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted. The light reverse area by UNITE(D ST)ATES is lighting reflections during photography. The reverse is even gray as is the obverse. Definitely a quality example.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
11944124

Original $335 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, West Coast Collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thick crusty medium gray patina. Strike is complete with full head and hair details along with all star centrils being deep and connected. The reverse is also well struck include the eagle's claws. This New Orleans quarter is accurate graded and essentially blemish free with only one obverse field tick that did not bother CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to strict originality.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
24592187
Briggs 7-F
Choice $425 Choice Original, Well Struck, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Grade. Simply a wonderful original example with thick gray/brown patina across obverse and reverse that covers underlying luster. Strike is above average with the only weakness noted on reverse in the usual lower eagle's left leg. Feathers are all defined. CAC validation of the eye appeal and originality. Interestingly, this New Orleans date has a relative high population in VF and EF40 grades but quickly reduces in AU with corresponding price increase. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with new edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
EF45
PCGS
28497459

Choice $150 New February 2! Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A splendid Liberty Seated quarter with perfectly original surfaces covered with crusty gun metal patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever while strike is complete. A well preserved silver piece housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue/white label. CAC approval is obsolutely warranted as an above average quality piece. A top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection
Seated 25C 1860 Seated 1860
AU50
PCGS
16142732

Choice $315 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina. A strictly original example with uniform light gray patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. There is ample luster and no blemishes to note. Conservatively graded with the CAC approval being warranted. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard right insert. The images are an excellent representation of the coin's in hand appearance.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
EF40
PCGS
12415574

Choice $165 Choice Original, Bold Strike, West Coast Collection. A strictly original 1861 example as we have come to expect from the West Coast consignments. Strike is full with all head/hair curls and complete star centrils. Surfaces are covered with natural medium gray patina and are fully blemish free. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
EF45
PCGS
80872135

Choice $150 New February 2! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Type II/Type II obverse and reverse. A choice offering at the EF45 graded level and a perfect type coin. Surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal gray patina. Adding a light source releases natural golden hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Just another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 1870
VF35
PCGS
80655387

Choice $315 Crusty Thick Original Patina, Underrated Date, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval On November 22! Philadelphia mintages for Seated quarters did not recover after the Civil War resulting in underrated dates from 1868 through 1871. The 1870 date is challenging to locate with a tiny mintage of 86,400 pieces struck. PCGS pop report indicates VF30 (8) VF35 (6) EF40 (15) which is rather small. When considering originality and potential mishandling, that are few nice choice pieces available. This example is simply crusty original and completely blemish free. A wise selection by an astute Liberty Seated quarter specialist. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Small CC
MS63
NGC
690089003
Briggs 6-E
Choice $1500 Choice Original, Accurate Grading. CAC Approval On November 22! A special offering for advanced Seate quarter collectors who are fans of strictly originality. Some collectors enjoy owning pieces with old album bullseye toning while others collect even gray specimens. This piece falls in the latter category with ample luster under bright light coupled with uniform golden gray patina covering both the obverse and reverse surfaces. There are no blemishes either. Obverse strike is perfectly hammered while the lower reverse indicates weakness that is from a lapped or eroded die. Housed in early NGC holder. This is the second time that I've handled this quarter. It originated from an old Maine collection and previously off the market for at least 15 years. I guarantee that the appearance will be better in hand than on my images. Oh...there is no CAC attempt on this piece and I would make a small wager that it would CAC.
Seated 25c 1876S Seated 1876-S
MS63
PCGS
21943662

Gem $650 Gem Original, Multi Color Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, West Coast Collection. A common San Francisco date in uncommon condition and so well preserved. I've assigned a Gem quality rarity given the superior eye appeal under a light source. Strong cartwheel luster activates transparent rose, blues, gold and aquamarine patina when viewed under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and crisp eagles feathers and claws. Definitely better struck than most 1876-S quarters seen. This lovely quarter is indeed a gem at the MS63 assigned grade level and CAC agreement with green bean sticker. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
20806364

Gem New Price
$825
Gem Original, Frosty Obverse Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Reverse Surfaces, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Upstate New York Collection . A no question gem quarter that is perfectly original and tickles the eyes. CAC agreed and assigned green bean approval at the MS64 grade level. The GFRC images are rather poor in capturing the incredible cartwheel luster and bright light appearance. When adding a light source, the transparent obverse mottled gray patina shifts to faint sky blue center which is in turn surrounded by a golden ring. Interestingly, the reverse offers watery mirrored fields and even rose patina. Both obverse and reverse strikes are hammered while a few obverse micro ticks are seen and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC Approval. Another top quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1886 Seated 1886
PR63CAM
PCGS
13654153
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 New February 11! Frosty Devices, Watery Proof Fields, Attractive Combination, Conservative Grading, West Texas Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval. A choice later date Seated quarter proof with completely natural surfaces and no hairlines. Mirrors are quite reflective under transparent patina. Conservatively graded by PCGS with thoughts that a Gold bean approval might have been possible. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality proof Seated quarter offering from the West Texas Collection.
Barber 25c 1908 Barber 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 1803
Large 3
VF25
PCGS
28418714
O-103
Choice $950 Large 3, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray with Golden Hues, Blemished Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Collection. Definitely a better Draped bust half dollar date with uniform gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are choice for the assigned VF25 grade with no blemishes to note. Bright light viewing softens the gun metal gray and exposes mostly golden hues. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert. CAC Approval is warranted due to originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
Pointed 6, No Stem
VF30
PCGS
27705235
O-109
Gem $1285 New February 2! Excellent Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Light Gray Patina with Residual Luster, Saco River Collection. After handling a substantial amount of 1806 Draped Bust halves, one can quickly discern those with special eye appeal and pristine surfaces. This is the case for this lovely 1806 O-109 half that has been approved by CAC and assigned a Gem quality rating by GFRC. Though graded VF30 by PCGS, there is ample remaining mint frost surrounding the stars, within Liberty's curls and within the reverse legend. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and lustrous during bright light viewing. I believe this piece is conservatively graded at the VF30 level and an excellent value at the asking price. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert. The blue and white label reads, "Overton 109 Pointed 6 No Stem." A gem offering from the Saco River Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VF25
PCGS
30174596
O-115
Choice $800 New February 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Toning, Accurately Graded . 1806 brought a large draped bust half dollar mintage with nearly 850,000 pieces struck. 28 die marriages are known resulting in a treasure trove of potential varieties. This PCGS graded example resides in 2014 generation holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label reads "Pointed 6, Stem" while the actual Overton variety is O-115. Surfaces are crusty original with some residual verdigris. Accurately graded and ideal for a type coin.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
Sm Stars
VG10
PCGS
19704126
O-108
Choice $525 Small Stars, Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A noteworthy offerings given the "small stars" obverse designation. Surfaces are choice with the only blemish found being a tiny center "dot" below the ear. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. Holder label reads "Small Stars" which may imply the O-101 variety and listed as such in the PCGS population report. CAC approval validates what the eyes see; a choice early half dollar with original gray/rose patina and choice surfaces at the assigned grade level.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
Lg Stars
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
$895 Large Stars, 50/20C Choice Original, Even Gray. I've added this transition year Turban Head bust half dollar to inventory for a simple reason, the eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The high points, that are subject to wear, have a lighter toning that provides nice contrast. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 under 50C diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and approved by CAC.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 1817
Punctuated Date
EF45
PCGS
33546828
O-103
Gem $1895 New March 20! 181.7 Punctuated Date, Gem Original, Multi Color Satiny Luster, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. Is this 1817 Punctuated Date really graded EF45? When only viewing the half dollar and not the PCGS holder label, most collectors would arrive at an AU50 grade given the strong satiny luster and limited wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and covered with semi transparent shades of gold, aquamarine, blue and faint rose. This piece is in an early die state (0-103 variety) with the dot between 1 and 7 being well defined. Both obverse and reverse dies are heavily clashed. A popular die variety and listed separately in the PCGS price guide. The last 1817 Punctuated date example, in PCGS EF45 CAC, to reach the auction block brought $2000 during September 2016. The Outback Collection example is consistent with that lot and is a fairly priced at $1900.
Capped Bust 50C 1820/19 Capped Bust 1820/19
Curl Base 2
AU53
PCGS
81371121
O-102
Choice $1650 New February 13! 1820/19 Bold Overdate, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 50C 1824 Capped Bust 1824
EF45
NGC
3338017007
O-113
Choice $450 Choice Original, Perfect Gray-Brown Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. "Eagle drops the snake" variety given a large die defect above the upper left wing. A choice O-113 example with gray-brown patina and traces of residual luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to examine under 10x loupe. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted given the assigned grade and strict originality. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
25234084
O-110
Gem $675 Gem Original, Superior Bright Light Colors, Fully Struck and Lustrous, Accurately Graded. If planning to add an AU Capped Bust half dollar to a type set, then please consider this incredible 1826 offering. This piece is perfectly balanced in terms of eye appeal, strike and originality. A Gem quality rating has been assigned given the active luster that dances with gray olive centers that transition to bright gold near the rims. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is full with round stars and well impressed eagle feathers. Placing this bust half under bright light is so much fun. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $985 29/27 Overdate, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with ample remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covered both the obverse and reverse and is quite transparent. During bright light viewing, the gray patina color softens and allows the residual luster to be activated. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely Capped Bust half that is worthy of CAC approval due to strictly originality and eye appeal.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Sm Letters
AU58
PCGS
29250430
O-106
Choice $1100 Near Gem Original, Golden Luster, Full Strike Woodlands Collection. Another wonderful offering from the Woodlands Collection that has the perfect balance between originality strike and eye appeal. One immediately notice the cartwheel luster that radiates through the thin gold patina. Strike is complete and so well balanced between obverse and reverse. Obverse stars are all rounded with deep connections are center points. Every eagle feather along with claws are well defined. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This piece is beyond choice at the AU58 grade level and is a near gem. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
VF25
PCGS
26737611
O-103
Original $145 Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A crusty original example of the Overton 103 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina that one would expect from 180 year old silver that is unmolested. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. The thick original patina warrants CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
AU53
PCGS
33420113

Choice $450 New February 16! Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, Attractive Toned, Accurately Graded. Reeded Edge halves are one of my favorite offerings at GFRC. Locating examples with classic gun metal gray toning and old album aquamarine and gold at the rims can be challenging. This choice example offers strict originality which was validated by CAC approval. Strike is typical for the design. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be place in a type set collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
AU50
PCGS
29715694
GR-14
Choice $525 Cracked Reverse, Late Die State, Perfectly Original, Light Gray/Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection . Choice original light gray patina dominates on this 1838 Reeded Edge half dollar. The overall appearance is well balanced with complete strike and light gold hues during bright light viewing. This lovely GR-14 example offers a heavily cracked reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates originality and accurate grading along with eye appeal. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
EF45
PCGS
20283009

Choice $335 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Crusty gray patina dominates on this strictly original 1838 Reeded Edge half. Well struck from worn dies include bold reverse die cracks through nearly all legend and denomination lettering. There are no blemishes to mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Accurate grading and obvious originality warranted CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28539203

Gem HOLD
$625
Gem Original, Beautiful Gun Metal Gray/Blue Coloring, Bold Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. An absolutely gem at the assigned EF45 grade level and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Writing a description to give this lovely 1839 With Drapery half dollar its proper justice is challenging. My eyes see a clear gem with uniform gray patina that also contains faint gold and blue hues. Adding a light source unleashes soft residual luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while strike is nearly complete. Eye appeal is the dominate parameter as I could spend much time simply enjoying the overall beauty. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU55
PCGS
28785698

Choice $825 Choice Original, Light Gold/Violet Patina, Typical Strike, Saw Mill Run Collection . Light golden gray patina covers choice original surfaces. During bright viewing, satiny luster is exposed. Strike is typical for the date and there are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Rev 1839
AU58
NGC
3584353001

Choice $875 Choice Original, Mottled Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is obviously justified once placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces. Strike is full with crisp device details. Surfaces are perfectly original with mottled gun metal gray patina. This is exactly how a 175 year old silver coins should appear if properly stored. Hurry on this one as I love it but asking reasonable money for the quality.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Med Date
EF45
PCGS
81490697
WB-10
Choice $265 New February 16! Choice Original, Uniform Crusty Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray surfaces are the highlight of this 1842 medium date Philadelphia strike. Accurately graded at the EF45 grade level but with some obverse strike weakness at the head and surrounding stars. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU55
PCGS
30802557

Choice $635 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Cracked Obverse, Grey Soldier Collection.. A very pleasing 1843 Philadelphia strike that is making its second GFRC appearance. Surface conditions and overal eye appeal are accurately captured in the images. Bottomline, if Greg Soldier found this half acceptable for his collection, then it should be desirable for other advanced collectors. I like this piece a lot and will designated it as a Gerry Fortin "Just Buy It Now" recommendation. Surfaces are choice and strike is complete. There is a die crack from the left base down through the bottom of the 18 digits, then to the rim. Rim cuds are seen below the date digits. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 30802557. CAC approval is definitely warranted for this strictly original half.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
32435005

Choice $535 Choice Original, Light Silver Gray, Hammered Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Soft luster and uniform light silver gray coloring immediately jump out when viewing this pretty Seated half. A very well struck example with all star centrils connected and deeply impressed hair curls. Ditto for the revers on strike. There are no blemishes to discuss. Well defined die cracks can be found across the olive branch and from the denticles to (H)ALF. I'm sure this reverse will be covered in Bill Bugert's upcoming Federal Register on Philadelphia halves. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 32435005. CAC approval is the icing on this lovely piece of cake.
Seated 50C 1844 Seated 1844
EF45
PCGS
28156916

Choice $425 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbow Rim Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A choice original 1844 New Orleans strike with soft gray centers surrounded by an aquamarine-gold rim at the stars and reverse legend. Surfaces are fully blemish free while the grading is accurately. GFRC images well captured the overall eye appeal. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality. A superior example from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 1844-O
AU53
PCGS
30643620

Choice $600 Near Gem Original, Lovely Pastel Light Gray Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Eye Appeal, Saw Mill Run Collection. A near gem 1844 New Orleans strike with soft light gray-gold patina. One is unable to appreciate this wonderful example without in hand viewing under a light source. The obverse luster quietly glows and exposes gold hues with hints of sky blue at the stars. Surfaces are entirely blemish free while strike is typical with some weakness at the lower obverse stars. If strike would have been stronger, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. More top quality offerings from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
32793312
WB-1
Choice $525 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Pastel Blue and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The lovely offerings from the Saw Mill Run Collection just continue to beautify the GFRC price lists. For example, here is a choice original 1845 New Orleans struck half dollar with bold repunching on the 45 digits. Listed by Bill Bugert is his Federal Register series as WB-1. This is a special offering at the EF45 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina along with a sky blue ring at the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as satiny luster remains. Strike is typical while surfaces are absolutely blemish free. If the strike had been stronger, this piece would have been designated a Gem. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted. A top quality half dollar for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $645 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 1848
EF45
NGC
3578780006

Choice $550 New March 14! Better Date, Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. Better Philadelphia date with only 580,000 struck. This is a cool piece with choice original surfaces that are mostly light gray with gold, rose and blue hues intermixed. Resulting eye appeal is quite high due to originality, coloring and a full strike. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Accurately graded also.
Seated 50C 1848 Seated 1848
VF35
PCGS
33674138
WB-4
Choice $375 Underrated Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Saw Mill Run Collection. Definitely an underrated Philadelphia date that always garners attention when available choice. Luckily, the Saw Mill Run Collection provides two examples that are well above average. This VF35 is quite choice for the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray fields that nicely frame the light center devices. Strike is typical with some weakness at the eagle's lower left leg. In terms of blemishes, this piece is essentially perfect with only a tiny divot in the right obverse field that no other dealer would ever mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted. More top quality from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
26340640
WB-21
Choice $525 Near Gem Original, Uniform Gray Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A fully choice example that did not photograph well. Surfaces are toned a uniform gun metal gray with embedded olive hues. The only strike weakness on the entire half is at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding stars 7 and 8. This piece offers a lovely aquamarine-gold glow under bright light. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval. More top quality from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
20320592
WB-10
Choice $525 Crusty Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Definitely an original silver half with thick crusty gray patina. The patina is an obvious dark gray "skin" when examining this piece with 10x loupe. Reverse offers a hammered strike while obverse is close with just a tad of weakness at star 7 and 8 that no other dealer would mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Strictly originality and accurate grading are the basis for CAC approval. Another top quality example From the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS61
PCGS
30815988
WB-17
Choice $2150 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Shattered Reverse Die State, Woodlands Collection. This will be a long description as there is much to discuss concerning this lovely 1848 New Orleans WB-17 half. My images fail to capture the bold frosty luster that is so apparent during bright light viewing. Surfaces are strictly original with a few ticks and weak obverse devices leading to the MS61 assigned grade. The obverse weakness is die related as this die is well worn, cracked and probably lapped too. This die is in the same late die states during the WB-18 variety. The reverse has a bold strike with a three point cud forming at (UNITE)D. This late die state is rated as R6 by Bill Bugert and a quick check with Bill indicates no other examples have been reported since his Federal Register was published. The reverse cracks are severe with thick die crack on top of UNITE letters but no shelf metal has formed due to fully disintegrated die. This is a mint state offering for the variety specialist. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 50C 1851 Seated 1851
MS63
PCGS
6605178

Choice $5750 Condition Census Date and Grade, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Light Gold Cartwheel Luster. GFRC is so pleased to offer an 1851 Philadelphia Liberty Seated half that is in the condition rarity. This is a no questionoutstanding piece, of which few are known at the Choice level or finer. Bold cartwheel luster activitates the transparent gold/rose patina when placed under a bright light. Coloring is well balance between obverse and reverse. Strike is deeply impressed with all devices being well defined and sharp. The date is repunched on 851 digits with the first 1 exhibiting a small raised lump near the top of its upright. Housed in old PCGS holder with bar code on the back side of holder. An impressive example of this condition rarity that also received CAC approval. CAC has only stickered (12) 1851 halves with (3) in MS63 and two finer. This is an offering for the selective collector who only wants the best in their advanced collection. GFRC images are unable to capture the bold luster and vibrant coloring so please use your imagination.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU58
PCGS
82298567

Choice $500 New March 13! Substantial Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Bold Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderale Collection. Yes, 1858 Philadelphia half dollar strikes are considered "common" in circulated grades. Having said that, this gorgeous AU58 specimen from the Ft. Lauderdale collection is a cut above many seen. Vibrant cartwheel luster along with a thin layer of gold patina immediately catch the collector's eye. Strike is typical with obverse center being deeply impressed but the right stars lacking centrils. The reverse is similar with strong overall strike with just the lower left claws being incompletely defined. Blemishes are limited to minute field chatter by star 5 while the reverse is entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and approval by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An top quality offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that should be consider as a potential Liberty Seated type coin.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
26732217
WB-33
Choice HOLD
$245
Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. A strictly original and choice example for collectors who strive to acquire attractively toned halves for their sets. This example is accurately graded and offers a medium gray patina that is fairly transparent. Under bright light, the surfaces transition to gun metal gray/blue with ample remaining luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is defiinitely warranted.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU55
PCGS
30862296

Choice $595 Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Charcoal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval On November 22! A near gem offering with transparent charcoal gray patina that simply melts away under bright light to expose faint blue and golden hues. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and provide considerable reflective luster. Strike is hammered with rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and all reverse key devices being well defined. A few micro blemishes hold this one back from a Gem quality designation. Won't I love to have this example in my collection! Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. A fabulous 1859 Philadelpha offering with mintage of 747,200.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
33420237

Choice $250 Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
VF35
PCGS
29187483

Original $250 Crusty Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray, Woodlands Collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty original patina that is fairly dark. Under bright light, the deep grays transition to gun metal blues with some gold hues near the rims. Strike is typical and fields and devices are essentially blemish free. Grading is also accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is for the originality.
Seated 50C 1869 Seated 1869
EF45
PCGS
81494042

Choice $325 Choice Original, Uniform Charcoal Gray, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. Limited mintage of 795,300. Surfaces are choice with a uniform layer of charcoal grade patina. Strike is nicely executed with rounded stars, full eagle feathers and claws. Scroll lines on the shield are sharply raised and more consistent with AU graded piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and conservative grading. Definitely an above average example worth of a premium against "the guides".
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
VF35
PCGS
26778265

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with antique gray patina that also houses some golden hues. Strike is typical while the reverse has a well toned over line. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to originality and eye appeal.
Seated 50c 1871S Seated 1871-S
VF35
PCGS
31482116

Original $145 Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Colorado Collection. Strictly original and near choice in terms of quality rating. CAC approval validates the uniform gray patina and accurate grading. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. If you are in the market for a mid grade 1871 San Francisco half, then please consider this example. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Barber 50c 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Light Olive Gray Patina, Luster and Eye Appeal. A fitting partner to the 1908 PCGS MS63 CAC quarter also listed here. This is a gem piece as far as I'm concerned. Surfaces are perfectly original and have a patina to be expected after 100+ years of proper storage. Luster is cartwheel in nature under bright light and a bit attenuated due to the thick patina. Strike is complete and there are absolutely no blemishes. The soft luster is responsibile for the assigned MS63 grade; which is accurate. CAC approval rewards the originality. Fresh to market from a New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 New March 26! Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D Walking Liberty 1921-D
F15
PCGS
10918455

Choice HOLD
$825
New March 23! Key Date, Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. The key date of the series in lower circulated grades. This lovely 1921 Denver strikes screams originalty with dirty gray surfaces and nothing but honest wear. Original strike was well executed based on the residual vertical gown lines that remain evident. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted due to accurate grading and perfectly original surfaces.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S Walking Liberty 1936-S
MS65
PCGS
26276593

Gem $795 Gem Original, Light Rose Patina, Well Struck, Colorado Collection. I really like the light rose patina on this lovely 1936 San Francisco struck Walker. This piece screams originality rather than offering bold luster after being dipped. Strike is typical with a few vertical gown lines not fully formed. Surfaces are fully blemish free. CAC approval is warranted as this piece is just so original. Housed in 2013 generation holder.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS65
PCGS OGH
2227691

Gem $230 Elgin Commemorative, Frosty Textured Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster, Light Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. The Elgin commemorative was a single year issue with original mintage of 25,015 coins. The entire mintage was well distributed at issue price of $1.75. Most Elgin strikes were saved with the majority of the survivors grading between MS63 to MS67. This lovely example offers a frosty textured appearance as if the dies were sand blasted before production. There is ample luster under the light golden patina. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder with CAC Bean approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936D Early Commems 1936-D
MS65
PCGS
71626930

Gem $185 New March 14! San Diego Commemorative, Gem Original, Creamy White Luster, Accurately Graded, San Jose Collection. California-Pacific Exposition but more commonly known as the San Diego commemorative. Gem original with creamy white luster that will please the most selective collector. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is obviously warranted for this lovely San Diego commem.
Early Commems 50C 1937D Early Commems 1937-D
MS67
PCGS OGH
9765568

Gem HOLD
$495
New March 12! Oregon Trail Memorial, Superb Gem, Creamy Brilliant Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded. What is there not to like about this 1937-D Oregon Trail commemorative strike? Conservatively graded at the MS67 and residing in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. It does not get much better than this when examining the piece in hand. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with every minute piece of frost and metal flow line on the dies being transferred to the silver planchet. Creamy brilliant luster is so consistent between obverse and reverse also. Mintage is a tiny 12,008. Checking PCGS Pricing Guide, there is a significant jump from MS67 ($600) to MS68 ($2250). The asking price should garner some immediate attention!
Early Commems 50C 1938 Early Commems 1938
MS65
PCGS
11560584

Gem HOLD
$410
New Rochelle Commemorative, Booming Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. The New Rochelle commemorative was authorized in 1936, struck in 1937, and had a date of 1938. It is a beautiful design and most popular with collectors. 25,015 coins were issued at $2.00 selling price. After studying many New Rochelle examples, one can conclude that they received above average care in minting and handling as nearly all specimens are very high grade as is this wonderful MS65 example. Frosty cartwheel luster swirls around and tickles the eyes when exposed to a bright light. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted on this conservatively graded gem.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 Walking Liberty 1942
MS65
NGC
135977003

Gem HOLD
$260
New March 19! Frosty Luster, Gem Original, Strong Strike, Saco River Collection. Gold CAC approved coins are always in demand when fairly priced. This lovely 1942 half dollar dates back to the NGC Fatty holder generation and is obviously undergraded against today's standard. The old time original frosty surfaces are so apparent. From nice offering from the Saco River Collection. The CAC Gold insert is included with purchase.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946 Walking Liberty 1946
MS63
NGC Fatty
128303005

Choice $120 New March 22! Choice Original at Assigned Grade Level, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Undergraded.. Typically conservative grading during NGC Fatty holder generation. Gold CAC approval is warranted. The Gold CAC certificate is attached to the NGC Fatty holder with embossed logo on the reverse.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946S Walking Liberty 1946-S
MS65
PCGS
12938117

Gem HOLD
$145
New March 23! No Question Old Time Gem Original, Golden Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded. I like this lovely 1946 San Francisco strike that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. This is such a pretty piece with bold strike and old time original golden luster. CAC agreed and assigned a green bean. Housed on older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Perfect for an MS65 level date/mintmark set if strictly originality and eye appeal are high on the requirements list.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947 Walking Liberty 1947
MS66
NGC
3312109002

Gem $375 Gem Original, Complete Strike, Accurately Grade. Satiny luster and a strong strike are the primary attributes of this lovely example. Liberty's head and left hand are fully struck along with all vertical gown lines. Satiny luster results from being struck by eroded dies that are covered with metal stress lines. Housed in newer NGC holder and approved by CAC.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1802/1 Draped Bust 1802/1
Close Date
AU55
PCGS
25556406
B-1 BB-231
Gem $19000 Gem Original, Giun Metal Gray, Golden Luster, Perfect Surfaces, Fully Struck, Denver Collection. A magnificent offering from the Denver Collection that must be enjoyed by viewing in hand to fully appreciate preservation state and overall beauty. The Denver Collection is a new GFRC consignor. His first offering is a substantial 1802/1 Draped Bust dollar graded PCGS AU55 with CAC approval. This is no ordinary or run of the mill Draped Bust dollar. Rather it is an absolutely gem with perfectly original surfaces throughout. Then there is the golden cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes...wow! The base toning is light transparent gray with rich golden hues at the rims. A CoinFacts review indicates (15) graded in AU55 and (11) in AU58 but where are they since no auction auction records exist for either grade? In mint state, this overdate become very rare with mid five digit to low six digit pricing. How can you go wrong with this Denver Collection example given the superior eye appeal, luster and CAC approval? Strike is also well executed with rounded stars and uniform reverse devices. For variety specialists, this piece is the B-1, BB-231 Close Date variety. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and conservatively graded.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU55
PCGS
26502460

Choice $1500 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Woodlands Collection. From the Woodlands collection comes this strictly original early Liberty Seated dollar with frosty silver luster. Mint frost can be seen around the stars and in protected device areas. Strike is nearly complete with full head/hair details but stars 10 through 13 not have fully connected centrils. There are a few tiny ticks seen with a 10x loupe inspection but none detracting. CAC approval is warranted for the obvious originality. Housed in 2013 generation blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Updated photography technique and improved images effective May 17, 2016.
Trade $1 1873S Trade 1873-S
AU58
PCGS
60128922

Gem $1725 Gem Original, Sparkling Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. Clearly this is the finest Trade dollar handled to date at GFRC. First year of the Trade dollar issue with 703,000 struck at the San Francisco mint. The offered example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is a wonderful gem worthy of the most selective collector. Brilliant cartwheel luster is stunning and immediately captures the viewer's attention. Toning is faint gold on the obverse and light gray-gold on the reverse. Strike is complete with nice rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers. The AU58 assigned grade is accurate as there is faint rub on the Liberty's upper shoulder and the upper eagle wing tips. However, the eye appeal is consistent with many MS62 graded examples given there are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted. A wonderful gem from the Wisconsin Collection that deserves special attention. In hand viewing at a coin show is advised.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

Gem $425 Vivid Rose, Gold and Blues, Cartwheel Luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65 Star
NGC
3316360013

Gem $1425 Nature's Masterpiece, Amazing Eye Appeal. Finding adjectives to properly describe wildly toned Morgans can be difficult, especially in the case of this crazy example. The reverse is featured front side in NGC holder due to electric rainbow toning. The color delineation across the reverse is amazing as the toning transitions from gold to rose, then aquamarine into violet etc. The surfaces are essentially DCAM under the rainbow toning. With all the attention on the amazing reverse, the obverse is also full Cameo with bold cartwheel reflections. Housed in new NGC holder and assigned Star designation and approved by CAC. This is a piece for the astute collector who wishes to own the finest available.
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan 1881-CC
MS63
NGC
2565513010

Choice $725 Tough Carson City Date, Lovely Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. . A lovely 1881 Morgan struck at the Carson City mint. Since GFRC is expanding dual sided toned Morgan dollar inventory, the better Carson City dates should not be excluded. This example offers substantial eye appeal resulting from cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of rose/gold patina. Surface blemishes are consistent with the assigned MS63 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted given the eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan 1882-S
MS64
PCGS
32703604

Gem $275 New March 22! Gem Eye Appeal, Single Side Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1882 San Francisco Morgan with lightly mirrored fields that produce a substantial amount of reflective luster. The obverse toning is downright pretty and will please selective toner Morgan collectors. CAC approval validates the grading and eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1883 Morgan 1883
MS64
PCGS
21024141

Choice $695 New March 19! Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Sky Blue Obverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Monster obverse toning immediately catches the eyes on this lovely 1883 Philadelphia strike. Both obverse and reverse offer vibrant swirling cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. On the obverse, rose and sky-blue regions intermix and provide considerable eye appeal. Technical grading is accurate as there are a few tiny blemishes on Liberty's cheek, but who really cares with such monster toning. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading. The Saco River consignment loves his toner Morgans and surprised that he let this one go.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
25059417

Choice $275 Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1884 New Orleans specimen with dual sided toning. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates when first viewing this example. Obverse tonign is primarily aquamarine throughout Liberty's face and hair curls that transition to a golden ring surrounding stars and into the rim. The reverse is mostly light steely rose with a thin blue ring immediately adjacent to the rim. Liberty's cheek is essentialy blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS64 Star
NGC
1977416009

Gem $625 Rainbow Arc, Bold Cartwheel Luster. Another one of nature's masterpieces with distinct obverse color arcs. Coloring includes sky blue that quickly transitions to rose followed gold hues. Obverse toning is accentuated by bold cartwheel luster. CAC approval and the NGC Star designation are consistent with the high quality and value offered here. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. I do suggest you give this Morgan dollar some special consideration.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

Gem $285 Gem Original, Dual Sided Multi Color Pastel Patina, Accurately Graded. Light copper gold patina dominates the eyes when viewing this lovely dual sided toner Morgan. Cartwheel luster simply radiates through the patina when viewing under bright light. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66
NGC
3540740028

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS65
NGC
69064903

Gem $395 Gem Eye Appeal, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I really like this toner Morgan. Why? Patina is quite transparent while being rich colored. The obverse offers a lovely blue and yellow toning arc at the left rim while the balance is toned a uniform copper/gold. Reverse has nearly untoned center that is nicely framed by darker gold, blue and copper gray ring. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and small reverse hologram.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS65
PCGS
13506084

Gem $325 Gem Original, Attractive Reserve Toning, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates the eyes on this lovely 1885-O Morgan dollar. Add in a rainbow toned reverse and this piece becomes even more attractive. Accurately graded and a no question gem. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is obvious warranted for this type of frosty originality. A top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 Gem Toning at MS64 Grade Level, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. A magnificent dual sided toner Morgan dollar in at the MS64 preservation state. This offering is so well balanced with radiant cartwheel luster, pretty rose centers/sky blue rims and a clear cheek. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Frankly, this piece well deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW designation at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1902O Morgan 1902-O
MS63
PCGS
26747774

Choice $95 Choice Original, Pastel Toning, Soft Luster, Accurately Graded. Soft creamy luster along with rose and blue obverse toning is the highlight of this attractive 1902 New Orleans Morgan. Liberty's cheek is essentially mark free with the luster being responsible for the assigned MS63 grade. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1903 Morgan 1903
MS64
PCGS
80662920

Gem $185 New February 3! Gem Original, Flasjy Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded. A later date Morgan Philadelphia strike that is not that often seen. This example is quite wholesome and ideal for collectors who like their Morgans with toning. Both obverse and reverse and covered with golden hues. The obverse is more radial with darker shades at the rims while the reverse is mottled. I've assigned a Gem quality rating as Liberty's cheek is blemish free along with strong strike and plenty of eye appeal. CAC review resulting in approach with Green bean sticker. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Gold
Gold G$1 1860
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS62
NGC
3734260008

Choice New Price
$825
Choice Original, Well Struck, Essentially Blemish Free, Conservative Grading. When first examining this strictly original Type 3 gold piece, my impression was that of an MS63 graded piece. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with classic old time orange patina. MIntage is a meager 36,514 pieces with prices quickly escalating at the MS63 level and beyond. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Purchased from consignor and offered at pricing reduction. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$1 1860
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC Fatty
247303001

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Deep Orange Patina, Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading. An eye catching 1860 gold dollar perfect for the most selective collector. Mintage is only 36,000 with many used in the jewelry trade. This surviving example is a gem at the MS63 assigned grade level. GFRC images accurately capture blemish free surfaces and the full strike. Deep orange patina over frosty luster dominates when this lovely piece is placed under a light source. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with the older itself being in pristine condition. CAC approval was probably a foregone conclusion in this one.
Gold G$1 1860-S
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
380777014

Choice $1495 Tiny San Francisco Mintage, Choice Original, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A superb 1860 San Francisco strike with a tiny mintage of only 13,000 pieces. GFRC is so pleased to offer this choice original example that resides in old NGC holder and has CAC approval. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates the appearance and overall eye appeal. Strike is full with die rust or pitting seen throughout Liberty's face and neck. In terms of blemishes, there is nothing to detract the eyes and only a few tiny scattered micro ticks in the fields. A quick PCGS population report check revealed (19) in AU58 and (11) at MS62 level. Retail price for MS62 grade jumps to an accurate $3900. At current asking price, the GFRC example might be viewed as a bargain. I really like this offering and believe the next owner will be pleased.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1916
Gold Commemoratives
MS64
PCGS OGH
9198090

Gem $925 McKinley, Near Gem Original, Rich Orange Coloring, Poetic Candy Collection. Gem surfaces and huge eye appeal for such a tiny gold coin. Housed in old green label PCGS holder. Consecutively numbered with the 1903 Jefferson above and recommended that these two $1 gold commemoratives be kept together due to their history and uniform quality.
Gold G$10 1853
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
33761800

Choice $1125 Choice Original, Crusty Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1853 date choice surfaces and substantial eye appeal. Faint chatter is since in the obverse and reverse fields but minor and well within expectations for the EF45 grade. Under bright light, residual luster glows a rose orange color. Mintage for the 1853 date is a low 201,253 as compared to double eagle strikes of the same date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to originality and accurate grading. Please look pass the CoinFacts auction records for this special offering. I guarantee GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
5729217

Choice $875 Choice Original, Bold Luster, Osprey Collection. New to market. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to superior eye appeal.
Gold G$10 1888
Liberty
AU58
PCGS OGH
4226447

Choice $935 Choice Original, Old Time Orange Gold Luster, Accurately Graded. A lovely choice example from a relative low mintage of 132,921. Frosty old orange gold carthweel luster is so obvious and enjoyable when viewing this piece under any type of light. Definitely a quality offering that is housed in PCGS old green holder. CAC approval recognizes the perfect originality and eye appeal plus accurate grading.
Gold G$10 1891-CC
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
81493222

Choice $1785 New January 28! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Surfaces, Original Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Just back from CAC with Green Bean approval. A popular Carson City date with a mintage of 103,732. This lovely AU55 example is very well struck with deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws along with rounded stars on the obverse. Old time steely luster is apparent along with few blemishes. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is freshly graded and CAC approved while housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
4236740021

Choice $1390 Choice Original, Cartwheel Frosty Luster, Osprey Collection. Recent repatriated from Europe and freshly graded along with CAC approval. Strictly original with eye catching frosty luster than swirls under bright light. There is a luster break on Liberty's cheek that is quite pronounced on images while much less distracting during in hand inspection. Fully struck throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1894
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
81173862

Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1848-D
Liberty
AU50
PCGS
81982951

Choice $3800 Choice Original Dahlonega Gold, Mirrored Obverse, Reverse Luster, Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection . CAC Approval On November 22! A choice original example of an 1848 Dahlonega quarter eagle strike with small mintage of 13,771. At the AU50 grade level, PCGS population is (22). This lovely piece has been freshly graded and is yet another superb offering from the Osprey Collector. The 1848-D quarter eagle makes an ideal type coin as one of the better dates struck at the Dahlonega. Surfaces and luster is also above average. This date is available in EF grades as validated by the PCGS population report but still scarce. The challenge is with locating an above average specimen. The offered example has a lightly mirrored obverse and frosty reverse. Coloring is rose gold with stronger rose hues on the obverse. Marks are to a minimum with none to discuss. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to fill the Dahlonega quarter eagle slot in a type set. No CAC attempt.
Gold G$2.5 1852-O
Liberty
AU50
PCGS
33168009

Original $835 Better New Orleans Date, Original Surfaces, Ample Luster, Full Strike, Seal Beach Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Freshly reviewed at CAC with green bean approval. A better New Orleans early quarter eagle date. Surfaces are original with lightly mirrored luster. Mintage is only 140,000. Fresh to market from Seal Beach Collection and housed in 2015 PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81268503

Gem $4950 Gem Original, Radiate Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for double the GFRC asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
83539660

Gem $5350 New March 26! Gem Original, Glowing Satiny Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade with CAC approval validating how close this specimen is to full MS65 grade. Actually, I believe this piece is a full MS65. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for more than double the GFRC asking price. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
8183000

Choice $650 Choice Original, Satiny Gold Luster, Accurately Graded . One of only three Indian Head quarter eagle dates to be struck at the Denver mint. This example is accurately graded with glowing satiny luster. CAC approval validates the choice surfaces and overall eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
82648075

Choice $515 New March 26! Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Reduced mintage of 388,000 during 1927 for this lovely $2.5 quarter eagle. Surfaces are choice with satiny luster under a light source. Fairly graded at the MS63+ level and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering and value from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1929
Indian
MS63+
NGC
3471332002

Choice $650 Satiny Old Time Luster, Accurately Graded, Well Struck, . Essentially MS64 grade level as surfaces are choice. Limited mintage of 532,000 pieces. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81860926

Choice $5750 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A near gem example with eye catching cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and I could easily see this double eagle in an MS61 without question. 1853 double eagle strikes have a lower mintage than their 1851 and the 1852 counteparts but all three dates have similar pricing and overall availability. The 1853 date is rare in Mint State grades and undervalued as PCGS has only graded (3) in MS63 and none higher. This AU58 example with CAC approval is so choice and pleasing. In hand inspection under a bright light will reveal the flashy luster and tickle the eyes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Please give this double eagle special consideration as I know GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$20 1862-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4003094004

Choice $9000 Crusty European Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Difficult early Civil War date that is always in demand. This 1862 San Francisco strike offers choice surfaces with that classic crusty European look. This date has a very low survival rate in choice AU and mint state regardless of a mintage slightly over 850,000. CAC has only approved (7) in mint state graded of MS61 - MS63 with none higher. In AU58 grade, this date is an excellent value. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Gold G$20 1863-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
24295980

Choice $7250 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. A wonderful 1863 San Francisco strike with satiny cartwheel luster and minimal surface abrasions. More available than the 1862-S Civil War date but still scarce in mint state. At the AU58 grade level plus CAC approval, this example offers eye appeal consistent with MS62 grade level for much less money. Priced at PCGS MS60 guide prices with no CAC approved AU58 (PCGS or NGC) examples at auction during past two years. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is clearly warranted given the choice surfaces, cartwheel luster and overall eye appeal. I love this piece from the Watch Hill Collection.
Gold G$20 1864-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
586363012

Choice $8250 Choice Original, Lovely Orange Gold Patina, Soft Glowing Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. A choice original offering with pretty orange gold patina and soft glowing luster. Rarity for the 1864-S double eagle date has changed during the past few decades due to shipwreck discoveries and hoards. Doug Winter indicates that non-shipwreck 1864-S double eagles have well below average eye appeal. Most example are weakly struck with soft luster. Shipwreck coins a consistent found with better eye appeal and better luster and detail than than those that entered the commerce channel. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3815592019

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Old Time Copper Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example with old time copper gold patina that collectors strive to locate. Accurately graded with lightly frosted cartwheel luster. There is some field chatter on the obverse consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is considerable once viewed and appreciated in hand. Mintage is slightly over 1,000,000 with a pricing structure that jumps up quickly in mint state. Even MS60/61 examples show large price increases over AU58. Housed is newer NGC holder and attractively priced. The old time originality definitely deserves CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1883-CC
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
82415328

Choice $3850 New January 28! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. The 1883 Carson City date presents a mintage of 59,962 and is in the middle of the Carson City issues in terms of rarity. This date is rarer than 1875-CC, 1876-CC, 1884-CC and 1890-CC strikes. The EF45 grades is the sweet spot for the surviving population with 14 examples gaining CAC approval. Trend prices for this date escalate quickly at the mid AU grade level. This example, from the Osprey Collection, offers strictly original mustard gold surfaces with no distracting blemishes for the assigned grade. Strike is well executed with bold eagle wing tips and deeply impressed hair curls. A freshly graded example that may be a bit conservatively graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St. Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
81602365

Gem $2850 New March 1! Superb Gem Original, Fully Struck, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. A superb gem with flashy cartwheel luster that belongs in an advanced date/mintmark collection or even as a type coin. 1911 Denver double eagle strikes are well known for having both frosty and satiny luster finishes. This lovely example offers a satiny finish on the obverse as the striking die is fairly eroded. Reverse luster is a bit more frosty than satiny in texture. Accurately graded with considerable eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Outback Collection.
Gold G$20 1925
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC
18415001

Choice $1825 Choice Original, Rich Orange Luster, Eye Appeal, Poetic Candy Collection. A well struck Saint Gauden example with minimal blemishes and rich gold patina. CAC approval was warranted due to the attractive surface conditions and overall eye appeal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. This offering dominates on the collectible side of the equation as much too nice to be considered for a bullion gold purchase at small premium above spot gold price.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
1967978019

Gem $1900 Near Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Poetic Candy Collection. A superior double eagle at the assigned MS64 grade level. Surfaces are essentially blemish free while the luster is bold and satiny in texture. GFRC images accurately capture the overall appearance and eye appeal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS64+
NGC
4236740009

Gem New Price
$1825
Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to market. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
Gold G$3 1872
Princess
AU55
PCGS
80809432

Choice $3050 New March 11! Low Mintage Date, Choice Original. Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded. Do GFRC customers and friends realize that the $3 Princess gold series has amazingly low mintage dates. All dates from 1863 through 1873 have mintage of 5,000 or less. Many $3 Princess pieces were used for jewelry pieces leading to low survival rates in choice condition. This 1872 dated Princess has a mintage of 2,000 pieces with PCGS populatio of 25 at the AU55 grade level. Most CAC examples will be at the AU55 and AU58 grade levels. The offered example is fully choice with lovely copper gold patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Faint die polish lines can be seen on the reverse under bright light. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1807
Capped Bust Right
AU53
NGC
276783008

Gem $11350 New March 1! Gem Original Early Type, Reverse Adjustment Marks, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. The first Capped Bust Right $5 half eagle example to be handled by GFRC and what a way to start! This last year issue of the Capped Bust Right design offers bold original luster above the assigned AU53 grade level. This luster dominates the eyes when viewing with any amount of external lighting. Surfaces are consistently toned an old time orange gold as is to be expected for an unmolested specimen. Grading is also conservative in terms of wear. The reverse wing tips are fully defined with little evidence of rub. Overall, I would be comfortable seeing this 1807 $5 piece in an AU55 holder. Mintage is a meager 32,488 thought the PCGS population report indicates a reasonable amounts of examples surviving in choice circulated condition. Strike appears to be an ongoing issue for this Turbin Head design with weakness in the center area. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. An important type coin offering from the Outback Collection.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
80654467

Choice $1425 Choice Original, Fully Struck, Essentially Blemish Free, Perfect for Grade. A wonderful early Liberty $5 piece with full struck devices and essentially blemish free surfaces. What pay more for a marked up MS61 example when this AU58 example has the eye appeal of an MS63 graded piece? CAC approval is obviously warranted. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$5 1880-CC
Liberty
AU55
NGC
1576685009

Choice $4300 New March 28! Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Conservative Grading, Denver Collection. A choice original example of the popular 1880 Carson City date for your consideration. Fields are lightly mirrored leading to strong eye appeal during bright light viewing. Surprisingly blemish free for the assigned grade. Low mintage of 51,017. Dave Akers states in CoinFacts that, "Most known examples of the 1880-CC are well worn and specimens above EF are rare. Mint state pieces are very rare and I have seen only a few." Underrated when compared to the 1879-CC date. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validated the originality and eye appeal on this lovely offering from the Denver Collection.
Gold G$5 1891-CC
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4252195002

Choice $1975 Affordable Carson City Date, Old Time Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Mintage of 208,000 and rendering this Carson City date as the most affordable from that era. I really like and recommend this gold half eagle due to the transparent copper gold patina. Placing this piece under a light source releases cartwheel luster and probably difficult to anticipate this surface condition when viewing the GFRC images. Blemishes are at a minimum with a few field ticks on the reverse but fully toned over. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The old time originality and accurately grading warrant CAC approval. Another quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1902-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
29592470

Choice $475 Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Gold G$5 1908
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
25063611

Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
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