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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 197 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 20, 2017

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Early Copper 1C 1864 Early Copper 1864
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764

Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
MS62+
NGC
3755751013
LM-7
Choice $750 New July 30! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Lustrous, Accurately Graded. The LM-7 die variey is also known as V-9, when originally listed by Valentine. A worn obverse die, with weak denticles and die cracks, is paired with a fresh reverse with bold devices. This example offers choice original surfaces. Gray-gold patina covers both obverse and reverse and is semi transparent to the underlying luster. When viewing under a light source, the gold shades become more dominant, especially on the reverse. Major strike doubling is also seen on the lower reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss, rather the assigned grade is a feature of the luster and thick patina. Overall a quality example that is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the originality and accurate graded.
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
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.
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
Large Date
AU55
NGC
2044714010
V-2
Choice $500 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.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC Fatty
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 $2550 V-5, Shattered Obverse, Gem Original Example, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. . A superior high grade example of the V-5 die pairing. Both obverse and reverse dies are eroded and cracked when striking this mint state example. Original surfaces 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 appropriate balance 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 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 1862 Seated 1862
MS66
PCGS
25033279

Gem $1275 New August 9! Superb Gem, Hammered Strike, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Mirrored Fields, Dallas Collection. Really an amazing offering for the type coin collector who desires only the best. One immediately notices the mirrored 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. Dies are heavily clashed as easily seen in the GFRC images while the strike is absolutely hammered. Centers are essentially untoned with 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. Again the strike is fully hammered with the reverse anomalies inside the denomination letters being heavy clash marks. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An amazing offering to consider.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 1863
VF30
PCGS
30902307

Original $535 New July 21! Difficult Civil War Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. Challenging Civil War date with tiny mintage of 18,000. This surviving 1863 strike is perfectly original with classic gun metal gray and blue patina. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from GFRC.
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
AU58
NGC
4208621003

Choice $150 New June 22! Chocie Original, Rose-Dark Blue Toning, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. CAC approval on 6/22/17. A strictly original and nicely toned 1871 Philadelphia half dime that would fit nicely into a type set of date and mintmark set. The assigned AU58 grade is accurate as faint rub is seen on the lower leg and on the reverse ribbon bow. Strike is essentially complete with only a trace of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and on the upper left reverse wheat grains. Housed in newer NGC holder. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection that is attractively priced.
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 1876 Shield 1876
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25257879

Gem $2350 Superb Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Old Time Golden Toning, Accurately Grading, Winestevens Collection. This superb gem is among the finest Cameos certified by PCGS, showing immaculate surfaces and bold contrast on each side. The frosty design elements are sharply struck with every minute piece of mint frost being evident under a 10x loupe. The nickel alloy offers amazing steely proof cartwheel luster under a bright light. But while viewing in hand, the rich golden overlays are dominant as seen in the GFRC images. I'm falling in love with this incredible proof Shield nickel as it marries the qualities of cameo surfaces with old natural toning. This is an important GFRC offering housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Buffalo 5C 1931S Buffalo 1931-S
MS66
PCGS
30039732

Gem HOLD
$675
Gem Original. Last Available Mint State Grade, Steely Luster, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Buffalo nickels were only struck at the San Francisco mint during 1831, therefore this date is required for both a date set and also complete date and mintmark set. MS66 is that last "affordable" grade as only 7 examples are designated at the MS67 level by PCGS (a $26,000 coin!). Steely luster and entirely blemish free surfaces are noted on this CAC approved example. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PNG hologram label. A top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection
10 Cents
Draped Bust 10C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
4 Berries
F15
PCGS
82464268
JR-2
Choice $1625 4 Berries, Scarce Early Type, Choice Original, Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Fairfield Collection. A choice example with iridescent golden gray fields and light main devices. Regardless of considerable circualtion, there that not blemishes to mention. Mintage of 120,780 with two die pairings known. The 4 Berries (JR-2) is more available than the 5 Berries (JR-1) reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Fairfield Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
Large Date
VF25
PCGS
24928192
JR-2
Choice $850 New July 13! Rare Open Collar Large Date Strike, Choice Original, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. 1828 is a transitional year from open collar to closed collar strikes for Capped Bust dimes. The 1828 Large Date open collar strikes employ an old style John Reich obverse with large stars and large date paired with new William Kneass reverse that will be used for closed collar strikes through 1837. This specimen is so choice with ebony-gray patina leading to a partial circulated cameo appearance. There are no blemishes to mention on this surviving example. Reverse strike is a weak at the eagle's head. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. A transitional capped bust dime offering for the selective advanced collector.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU58
NGC
3906573001
JR-1
Choice $925 Attractive Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Iridescent toning is the highlight of this lovely 1831 JR-1 dime. The obverse is covered with rich gold patina along with an ebony toning arc at the lower bust. Peripheral sky blue surrounds a rose center on the reverse. Strike is strongly executed with nicely rounded stars, well defined hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes the originality and eye appeal. A nice quality capped bust dime offering from the Port Matilda Collection
Capped Bust 10C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
Last 3 High
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.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
EF40
PCGS
16568751
F-102
Choice $825 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
No Drapery
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 1839O Seated 1839-O
No Drapery
MS61
PCGS
60140865
F-106a
Choice $2250 New August 19! Cobweb Shattered Reverse, Interim Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Florida Collection. Locating 1839 New Orleans dimes in strictly original mint state condition takes considerable patience and searching. This Florida Collection duplicate has a lot to offer including frosty luster across the main devices and the fields. Strike is hammered with every device detail being deeply impressed. A large die crack encircles the reverse wreath and is immediately recognized as the Cobweb Shattered Reverse but in an interim die state. Fields have a few tiny ticks but nothing that is considered distracting, especially at the assigned MS61 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and conservatively graded. CAC approval validates the frosty originality and eye appeal. An important Top 100 Variety offering from the Florida Collection.
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
EF40
PCGS
12264772
F-108
Choice HOLD
$475
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 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 1841 Seated 1841
EF40
PCGS
26580340
F-102
Choice HOLD
$150
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
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 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 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 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 1843O Seated 1843-O
VF20
PCGS
27480768

Choice $1245 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If in the market for a choice original 1843 New Orleans dime with eye appeal, then this offering might be for you. Surfaces are strictly original with ring contrast toning. The stars and reverse legend are surrounded by dark gray/ebony that quickly transitions to medium gray fields and then lighter main devices. There are no blemishes or other point of distraction on this lovely example. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. This is the second time that GFRC has handle this semi key date dime and I would love to continue buying this one back.....
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 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
F15
PCGS
27390603
F-101
Choice $425 New July 13! No Arrows, Choice Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray, Accurately Graded. 1853 No Arrows specimens are so difficult to locate as compared to the omnipresent With Arrows counterpart struck later in 1853 with reduced weight planchets. This example is strictly original and choice with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and toned a light medium gray. Always in demand by date and mintmark set collectors. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
28172755
F-101
Choice HOLD
$400
New August 20! Choice Crusty Original, Mottled Mediun Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-101 web-book variety plate coin. Acquired May 1995 and resides in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since that time. Surfaces are crusty original. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strictly original surfaces and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1855 Seated 1855
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
21272614
F-104
Choice $1100 New August 20! Double Die Obverse #3, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. F-104 double die obverse #3 web-book plate coin. Choice original surfaces with bold frosty luster. Residing in the Gerry Fortin reference collection since September 1990. Housed in old blue label PCGS with reverse PNG hologram. CAC approval recognizes the strictly originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. A marvelous example that belongs in an advanced date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1856S Seated 1856-S
VF30
PCGS
20561156

Choice HOLD
$1450
New August 10! Rare Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Reasonable Strike, Newtown Collection. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. First CAC approved 1856-S example handled by GFRC and there is a good reason why. CAC has only approved 12 total pieces with only two in all VF grades and two in both EF grades. Now think about that point for a moment as only four examples are choice enough to be approved in better circulated grades. This is example is no question original with rose gray obverse patina that turns to darker shades at the rims. The reverse offers similar coloring with less rose and more of a gun metal gray appearance. Strike is reasonable but not full as there is some weakness at the gown line. In terms of aesthetics, the stars are fully struck while there is weakness in the upper wreath leaves. Surfaces are essentially untouched except for a toned over mark in the right obverse field near stars 9 and 10. This mark is faintly visible on the GFRC images as old and completely toned over. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted based on the other examples that I've seen of this date.. A strong duplicate from the Newtown Collection that should be immediately scooped up as so difficult to find so choice.
Seated 10C 1857O Seated 1857-O
MS63
PCGS
09652714
F-102
Gem HOLD
$1450
New August 14! Superb Gem, Undergraded, Dual Sided Bullseye Toning, Fully Struck, Florida Collection. If outside of the current PCGS MS63 holder, I would immediately grade this superb 1857-O dime at the MS64 level. Yes, the luster may not be strong enough for an MS65 designation but all other parameters make this dime a complete stand out as an MS64 Both obverse and reverse offer rainbow bullseye toning with satiny textures. GFRC images accurately capture the coloring and distinct toning rings. Strike is hammered on the obverse with full head and hair curls and nicely rounded stars. The reverse has some weakness at the upper wreath leaves and on the ribbon bows as is so common for this variety. Surfaces are entirely blemish free also. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and eye appeal. I'm not sure why this 1857-O dime did not receive a gold bean as undergraded at the MS63 level. An important offering from the Florida Collection that will be cherished for years once part of an advanced collection. If I were still collecting, this one would be heading to the Gerry Fortin Collection.
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 1858-S
VF30
PCGS
15978079
F-103
Choice $1250 New July 23! Choice Original, Better San Francisco Date, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017! Let's open this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the tiny number of 1858-S dimes I've seen with choice surfaces. Wholesome and choice are two adjectives that come to mind when viewing this above average example. Wear is uniform with light gun metal gray and blue patina during in hand viewing. Under a bright light, the surfaces hold their color but with darker shades. I really like this example and please don't think too hard if in the market for this date. Obverse strike is complete with no blemishes whatsoever. Reverse is also entirely problem free though the wreath leaves are a tad weak. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $3250 New August 10! Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. The there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Recently, the Newtown collector upgraded this example with the Under Construction PCGS VF35 CAC specimen, therefore one is being released back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal of the Newtown specimen should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 1865-S
VF20
PCGS
19028191
F-102
Choice $725 New July 23! Small Thin S of 1861, Poorly Struck Date, Choice Original, Light Gray, Golden Hues, Conservative Grading, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. 1865 San Francisco strikes are notorious for having flat heads. The worst case strikes for obverse weakness are those struck with Obverse 1 resulting in F-101 and F-102 die pairings. Given the weak strikes, the grading services have a difficult time with accurate grading. Since the default is to be conservative with strike versus true wear, this date is oftern conservatively graded as is the case here. Surfaces are essentially choice with light gray patina. There is a well toned faint blemish on the left facing breast that is mentioned for accuracy. Die erosion is immediately noted on the Small Thin S reverse that was left over from 1861, yes....1861. The denticles are completely effaced. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Please give strictly original example special consideration.
Seated 10C 1866S Seated 1866-S
EF40
PCGS
28687073
F-101
Choice $800 New August 10! Crusty Original, Natural Medium Gray Patina, Strong Strike, Weak S Mintmark, Newtown Collection. Another important duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves special consideration. This 1866 San Francisco strike is the F-101 die pairing with weak S mintmark. In some cases, the mintmark is barely visible and often mistaken by inexperienced dealers as a Philly mint strike. The downward sloping date is the important diagnostics as Philly strikes have an upward sloping date. This example is fully original with natural crusty grade patina. Strike is quite good for this date and mint with only a touch of weakness at the upper head and on the upper left wheat grains on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a faint micro line from Liberty's left facing breast to stomach area; this line is mentioned for 100% accuracy as no other dealer would bother at this level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
15978077
F-102
Choice $925 New July 23! Challenging Date, Choice Original Gray Toned Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval Julyy 2017. Overall, a choice original specimen with dusty light gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the upper head and at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. This date has a mintage of 140,000 across two die pairings. All 1867-S dime come with a strong mintmark, even in the lower circulated grades. Well struck examples of Variety 102 can be located but the typical strike brings some weakness at the head. This date is not found with significant die cracks due to the small mintage and well maintained dies. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
VF25
PCGS
25243122
F-101
Choice $4950 New August 10! Important Carson City Strike, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Carson City dimes from 1875 to 1877 are fairly plentiful, but the initial issues (1871-CC through 1874-CC) from the legendary Old West facility are rare and always draw attention when offered. Many example from the early Carson City mint timeframe are encountered with granular surfaces or show other problems. Planchets were not to the required 90%:10% Silver: Copper alloy since copper was a scarce metal in the southwest. As a result planchets had a higher percentage silver with the lack of copper resulting in faster environmental damage. This choice original stone-gray and aquamarine specimen has pleasing surfaces aside from a single thin mark to the left of the date at the denticles. LIBERTY is sharper than would be expected for the assigned VF25 grade but the balance of the strike is weak; especially on the reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with that all important CAC approval. A quality Carson City duplicate being offered by the Newtown Collection that should not last long. This example appeared at Tampa FUN show HA auction and is priced at the same level.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
EF45
PCGS
29200348
F-103
Choice HOLD
$175
New August 15! Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Nicely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Choice original example of the popular Repunched Date die variety that is part of the Top 100 set. Surfaces are essentially blemishe free with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is crisply executed. Obverse die was in an early die state when minting this example as the date repunched is bold and obvious. Finding a nicer example at the EF45 grade will be challenging given the balanced characteristics of this Cleveland Collection duplicate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
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
In Wreath
AU50
PCGS
20333489
F-111
Original HOLD
$295
New July 23! In Wreath, Near Choice Original, Residual Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Under Construction Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. A strictly original 1875 Carson City strike with ample residual luster and lovely pastel coloring. GFRC images accurately reflect the in hand coloring with the reverse being very attractive. Placing this lovely dime under a bright light releases some moderate cartwheel luster, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Conservative grading is evident here. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Under Construction Liberty Seated Dime set on the www.seateddimevarieties.com Open Registry. Hurry on this lovely specimen as I don't expect it to last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS64
PCGS
83457561
F-120
Gem $600 New July 20! Cracked Reverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. 1875 San Francisco dimes are notorious for being weakness struck or minted from badly eroded dies. This outstanding F-120 example falls in the severely eroded reverse die category. Extensive die wear and die cracks are evident throughout the lower wreath. Most important are the frosty surfaces that produce considerable cartwheel luster consistent with the assigned MS64 grade. CAC approval is completed warranted as the grading is accurate and the surfaces are frosty original. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Grey Soldier Collection with images to use as a new Fortin Web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1876 Seated 1876
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
60069895
F-101
Choice $385 Fortin Type 2 Reverse F-101 Plate Coin, Choice Original, Glowing Golden-Aquamarine Luster, Accurately Graded. This 1876 Philadelphia struck dime with new Type 2 reverse hub, is from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and serves as the F-101 web-book plate coin. Surfaces are perfectly natural and so well preserved. Luster has a cream colored satiny texture while the rim toning incorporates gold, aquamarine and light blue hues. Strike is complete and atypical for With Legend dime coinaged. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading.
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 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 1887S Seated 1887-S
EF45
PCGS
28715664
F-107
Original $650 New August 15! Shattered Reverse, Top 100 Variety, Strictly Original Example with Natural Luster, Accurately Graded, Scarce This Nice, Cleveland Collection. . Let's open the description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A condition census example of the extremely popular 1887-S shattered reverse die variety that is required for every Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Die Varieties set. Surfaces are perfectly original with golden-gray obverse toning and mostly semi-transparent gray on the reverse. Faint residual luster remains under a bright light. Surfaces are blemish free at the assigned EF45 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important die variety offering from the Cleveland Collection.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 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 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 $335 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 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
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 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
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 1938 Mercury 1938
PR64
PCGS
24589440

Choice $255 Watery Mirrors, Light Multi Color Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Watery mirrored fields are the highlight of this lovely 1938 proof Mercury dime. As is to be expected, the strike is hammered. There is faint multi color toning throughout the fields. Housed in transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A quality selection from the Saco River Collection.
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
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 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
MS64FB
PCGS Rattler
3023945

Gem $135 Only MS64 Full Band with GOLD CAC, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gansu Collection. Gorgeous gold patina and frosty cartwheel luster. Appropriate assigned a GOLD CAC bean due to be so undergraded. Housed in first generation PCGS ratter holder. From the Gansu Collection as assembled by Gerry Fortin for this Chinese client during 2011-2013 timeframe.
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 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 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 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 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.
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 New August 7! Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
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 1840 Seated 1840
Drapery
EF40
PCGS
80668428

Choice HOLD
$575
New August 7! Drapery, Choice Original, Scarce Date and Grade, Accurately Graded, Denver ANA Consignment. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new consignment. Full description and images week of October 7.
Seated 25C 1841 Seated 1841
VG08
PCGS
32937465

Choice $195 New July 18! Scarce Date, Honest Wear, Choice Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. An underrated date at all graded levels. This choice original example features honest wear and attractive light gray patina. Rims are complete throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A better date Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 1845
EF45
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $385 New July 20! Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster and nearly at the AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important Liberty Seated die variety offering from the Grey Soldier 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
EF45
PCGS
24592187
Briggs 7-F
Choice HOLD
$375
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 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
18310501

Choice HOLD
$310
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 1857 Seated 1857
EF45
PCGS
28497459

Choice HOLD
$135
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 1860O Seated 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
24710670
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1000 New July 22! Near Gem Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Scarce at Grade Level, Saw Mill Run Collection. Purchasing a better grade example of the 1860 New Orleans dates takes some careful evaluation. Collectors don't realize the limited availability of choice examples in AU as compared to mint state pieces. I took a quickly at CAC population reports and found that only seven pieces are Green bean approved in all AU graded with another 9 in MS63 or better. The challenge is pricing as a CAC approved mint state example will be a minimum $2000 outlay while an AU will be half that price. The offered Saw Mill Run example is a near gem for the assigned graded coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina as one would expect from a 150+ year old silver coin. Strike is quite good for Type II obverse design coupled with Type 1 reverse. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS Security holder with blue label and edge view insert. Serious collectors should give this Saw Mill Run example some careful consideration. The asking price is not out of line for the grade and quality.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
EF45
PCGS
80872135

Choice $150 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 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 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 1877S Seated 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 New August 11! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
F15
PCGS
82484891

Choice $435 New July 23! Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Tough Late Philadelphia Stike. CAC Approval July 2017. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is an 1879 example with mintage of only 13,600 pieces. Demand for small silver denomination coinage dropped off dramatically after 1878. As seen within Seated dime, quarter and half dollar series,there is a marked reduction in mintage starting in 1879. I really like this choice example as about as perfect as one could expect at the Fine15 grade level. Surfaces have honest wear and uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1886 Seated 1886
PR63CAM
PCGS
13654153
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 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 1892 Barber 1892
EF45
PCGS
33479843

Gem HOLD
$125
New August 9! Gem Original, Olive-Gray and Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A gem original first year of issue Barber quarter that is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Surfaces are blemish free with obverse covered by olive-gray and gold patina. Reverse is mostly gray with subtle hues. This piece is fully struck including the lower right eagle leg and arrows. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A perfect type coin.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
82455400

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
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.
Barber 25C 1908O Barber 1908-O
EF40
PCGS
32444315

Choice HOLD
$110
New August 9! Choice Original, Even Steely Gun Surfaces, Attractive, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1908 New Orleans strike with choice surfaces and uniform steely gray patina. Very well preserved for the assigned grade as there is not a single blemish to discuss. Strike is complete also. Well above average for the assigned grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as so nice.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
24894641

Choice $245 Choice Original, Iridescent Luster, Light Gray-Blue Patina, A Pretty Piece, Accurately Graded. Last year of design issue and struck at the Denver mint. Surfaces offer lovely iridescent luster that is overlaid with transparent light gray-blue patina. Surfaces are blemish free. An attractive example that is housed in older PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted for the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. A particular interesting value for the selective collector.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920 Standing Liberty 1920
MS64
PCGS
26436282

Choice HOLD
$310
Choice Original, Gray-Brown Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Most Standing Liberty quarters seen will have frosty luster with many being dipped in the past. This example, from the Grey Soldier Collection, is atypical and perfect of collectors of strictly original silver coinage. Luster has a satiny texture and accentuates the brown-gray obverse rim toning and the golden-olive coloring on the reverse. Strike is nearly complete with bold shield and revets but the head lacks definition of ear details. There is a blemish on the upper thigh that is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2013 generation transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
Draped Bust
F15
PCGS
13650666
O-103
Choice $550 New July 13! Choice Original, Gray-Rose-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Eye Appeal. A choice original 1807 Draped Bust example often called the "bust right" design to differentiate from the Capped Bust design introduced later during 1807. Conservatively graded based on actual wear. Original metal flow lines are seen surrounding obverse stars and LIBERTY. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with gray-rose patina with golden hues that become more predominate when view under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval. Lots of eye appeal and positive qualities for this associated with this early half.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
$825 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 1808/7 Capped Bust 1808/7
EF45
PCGS
82971249
O-101
Gem $1035 1808/7 Overdate, Late Die State, Superior Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An awesome offering. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $200 New August 9! III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
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.
Seated 50C 1829 Seated 1829
AU53
PCGS
83135002
O-109
Choice $495 Better Die Pairing, Even Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. Definitely a better Overton die variety along with absolutely choice surfaces. I just enjoy viewing the semi-transparent gray patina and the residual luster under a bright light. Struck from later die state dies with considerable metal flow lines from the left field stars into the milling. No blemishes whatsoever to report; just a perfect half at the assigned grade level. The O-109 variety is rated R4 in Parsley/Overton and R4+ in Peterson. The reverse tines at O(F A)MERICA are visible along with the vertical die line through the olive branches. Fresh to market and just graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval during early June 2017 . An R4 die variety with choice surfaces at a fair price.
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
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 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 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 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Lg Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
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
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $350 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
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 1845O Seated 1845-O
AU50
PCGS
30588668
WB-14
Gem HOLD
$650
New August 19! Gem Original, Gorgeous Transparent Gray-Blue Toning, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A gem original 1845 New Orleans strike that is accurately graded in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Eye appeal is superior whether viewing this lovely piece in hand or under a bright light. The stark contrast between the dark gray fields and lighter primary devices is so evident from the GFRC images and during in hand viewing. When adding a light source, the darker patina simply melts away leaving rose and sky blue coloring on reflective surfaces. The color transition is quite pleasing. Strike is typical with weakness in the left field stars. There are no blemishes to note as this 1845-O strike was so well preserved. CAC approval validates the strict originality, accurate grading and substantial eye appeal. Definitely a gem offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Medium Date
EF40
PCGS
24937436
WB-8
Choice $345 Early Die State WB-8, Choice Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. An early die state WB-8 with obverse and reverse die cracks not as extensive as illustrated in the new Bill Bugert Federal Register resource on Philadelphia strikes (if you don't have a copy, then suggest that one be purchased immediately). Surfaces are most pleasing and covered with even natural gray patina. There is on tiny mark by star 12 that is fully toned over and not distracting. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is obviously warranted for originality and eye appeal plus accurate to slightly conservative grading. A top quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
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 1849 Seated 1849
AU55
NGC
3741662178
WB-10
Choice HOLD
$750
New August 19! MPD 8 in Denticles, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Eye Appreal, Tenafly Collection. This lovely 1849 Philadelphia strike has become an immediate favorite within GFRC inventory. This half is a no question original piece with natural olive and gray patina. Bright light viewing is a joy as the luster kicks in and shifts coloring to rose centers, faint blues and light gold at the rims. Obverse strike is a tad uneven with some weak stars while Liberty's head and curls are crisp. There are no blemishes whatsoever. An extra loop of an 8 digit is seen protruding above the denticle directly below the final 8 digit punch. There also appears to be an extra ball of a 9 digit directly above the denticles. Noted Liberty Seated half dollar specialist, Bill Bugert, has examined this piece and confirm it to be listed as WB-10 in his forthcoming Federal Register on Philadelphia die varieties. Housed in new NGC holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
33205781
WB-13
Choice HOLD
$895
New August 19! Choice Original Surfaces, Golden Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, WB-13 EDS, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A choice original New Orleans struck Seated half dollar that is also a better date in the series. Main devices and fields are covered with golden gray patina when viewed in hand. Adding a light source increases golden hues throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is better than average but some weakness at stars surrounding Liberty's head was seen. Blemishes are limited to a fully toned over micro linr from Star 1 to rock that takes careful study to locate. The die pairing appears to match Bill Bugert's WB-13 listing due to the obverse die gouge in the gown folds by left hand. Other obverse die cracks are not present. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. You really can't go wrong on this offering as all quality parameters intersect including originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. From the Tenafly Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
VF35
PCGS
84396820

Choice $250 New August 11! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35
NGC
4207023020

Choice $250 New August 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. There are always a host of 1853 Arrows and Rays halves on the market due to high mintage after silver weight reduction. Collector challenge is locating the best possible value for the money. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, should be at the top of the list is pursuing a mid circulated grade specimen. Surfaces are pristine and covered with uniform gun metal gray toning. Strike is well executed with only star 8 lacking centrils. Obverse and reverse dies are clashed. The obverse has a cool arcing die crack through the lower shield. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. GFRC previously sold this lovely Seated half into the Tenafly Collection and now it returns for a second appearance. A no brainer purchase in my mind as so nice at the VF35 graded level.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
83952276

Choice HOLD
$345
New August 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin, Denver ANA New Purchase. A crusty original example of the popular 1853 Arrows and Rays design type. Accurately graded with strong device details. The darker obverse region at the upper shield is verdigris and is a testiment to the coin's originality. As terms of blemishes, there are a few fully toned over contact marks on the lower reverse that are not distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS Security holder with CAC approval. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase. A lovely type coin given the strict originality.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
30932690

Gem $425 New August 10! Gem Original, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection . Ex. GFRC Maine Collection. Don't I enjoy it when old friends come back to visit the GFRC office. Case in point is this gem 1853 Arrows & Rays Seated half originally from the Maine Collection. If you remember, the Maine Collection was a substantial accumulation from the mid 1960s and stored in Wayte Raymond album pages that was sold during the late 2014 and early 2015 timeframe. This gorgeous 1853 specimen was purchased by the Newtown Collection and is back as a duplicate. Eye appeal is high due to circulated cameo appearance; dark gray-gold fields that nicely frame light gray devices. Strike is crisply executed and there are no blemishes to mention either. Both obverse and reverse dies are cracked with plenty of diagnostics. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as so darn nice.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
26724701

Choice $210 New August 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfect With Arrows Liberty Seated half dollar for a spot in a type set. This 1854 strike offers a Choice Original quality rating due to blemish free surfaces and classice gun metal gray toning. Eye appeal is superior to most seen at the VF35 grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
81321101
WB-19
Gem $550 New August 19! Gem Original, Rusted Obverse Die, Undergraded, Incredible Eye Appeal, Tenafly Collection.. Let's start this description by making a bold recommendation, JUST BUY IT NOW! This incredible WB-19 R4 example belongs in the most selective Seated half collection. PCGS was too strict grading this piece as I believe it is a full AU55. The AU53 results from weak obverse devices due to being struck by a rusted and eroded die. The die erosion is most evident along the raised scroll edges. There is little wear but rather a weak strike. Eye appeal is superior with glowing surfaces covered by gun metal blue gray patina. Under a bright light, the obverse shifts to a ring of light gold surrounding the stars and a sky blue center. The reverse coloring is also similar but not as pronounced as the obverse. Reverse strike is well executed and there are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A substantial quality offering from the Tenafly Collection that deserves special consideration regardless of the asking price.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $385 New August 10! Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
AU55
PCGS
33366404

Gem HOLD
$450
New August 19! Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Semi Transparent Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. How can you not like this wonderful 1858 New Orleans struck half? JUST BUY IT NOW is my recommendation, especially with a fresh CAC sticker. This half has a absolutely hammered strike, bold luster and perfectly original toning. GFRC images just can't do this half justice so please use your imagination. I love this piece! Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality piece from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285

Choice $725 New August 19! Choice Original, Aquamarine/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. This 1859 Philadelphia strike is well preserved and definitely above average in overall quality. Surfaces are entirely original with considerable luster under a light source. During in hand viewing, the coloring is a gray and gold while bright light viewing brings about sky blue and faint gold at the rims. Main devices and fields are entirely blemish free while strike is a tad weak at the stars. Eye appeal is quite high when exposes to any secondary lighting. Previously from the Strawberry Fields Collection which sold at Heritage Auction during September 2013 and realized $764. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality piece for the selective collector from the Tenafly Collection.
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 1869 Seated 1869
AU58
PCGS
29903960

Gem HOLD
$725
New August 19! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Gold Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection.. An immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is rendered for this incredible 1869 Philadelphia strike. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obsolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Tenafly and Seal Beach Collections that will become one of the highlights of an advanced Seated half dollar holding.
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.
Seated 50C 1874CC Seated 1874-CC
VG10
PCGS
84336236
WB-3
Gem $2350 New August 9! Gem Original, Uniform Medium Gray Surfaces, 100% Mark Free, Accurately Graded. A gem lower grade evaluation of the scarce 1874 Carson City date. This example is accurately graded with thick medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Surprisingly for a large coin graded VG8, one would expect some circulation marks. This example is entirely mark free and deserving of a Gem original quality rating. It does not get any better than this example at the VG8 grade level, especially for a semi key Carson City date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The strict originality and overall eye appeal commanded immediate CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 1883
PR64CAM
PCGS
26687579

Gem $2200 New July 21! Gem Proof Surfaces, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Toning, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. Unfortunately this gem 1883 half is a proof strike rather than circulation strike. If a circulation strike, it would be sold multiple times due to gorgeous toning and bold strike. As a proof strike, this 1883 half is also spectacular and should be carefully considered. Accurately designated as a proof cameo by PCGS and graded MS64. The obverse olive-rose-gold patina is completely transparent to the underlying mirrors that are incredibly reflective under a light source. Gorgeous sky blue results when the obverse is slightly tilted! Uniform rose patina, along with a thin sky blue arc at the rim, dominates the reverse appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This 1883 PCGS PF64CAM CAC half is so attractive that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It will be a $2200 well spent once the piece is seen in hand. Just another great offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Barber 50C 1896 Barber 1896
VF20
PCGS
29459309

Choice $260 New July 20! Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the strict originality, accurate technical grading and eye appeal of a higher grade.
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.
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 New August 9! Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1915 Barber 1915
VF30
PCGS
29249375

Choice HOLD
$550
New July 23! Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, So Attractive and Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. CAC Approval July 2017. The last year of issue at the Philadelphia mint comes with a small mintage of 138,000 pieces and low PCGS certified populations. This example is fully choice with classic gray toning including some darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. There are no distracting blemishes to mention on this quality offering. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality Barber coinage offering from the West Texas Collection and worth the asking price.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 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.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
82949958

Gem $250 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Boldy Struck, Accurately Graded.. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 1920 mintage was high at 152,112 pieces but the majority were returned to the mint unsold. This surviving gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster and a faint skin of gray patina. Eye appeal is considerable enough for CAC to award green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect offering from a collector building an advanced early United States commemorative set.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
PCGS
82145239

Gem $350 New July 15! Texas Independence Centennial, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal. First year of issue for the Texas Independence Centennial commemorative program. A superb gem with brilliant cartwheel luster. Faint ebony toning flakes validate the strict old time originality. Fully struck with every minute detail of the Pompeo Coppini design being bold and ready for careful scrutiny. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The MS66 grade is the last value point before prices increase nearly 3x at the MS67 level. A superb gem that will please the most selective collector.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 Walking Liberty 1936
PR64+
PCGS
06598651

Gem $2800 Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Light Creamy White Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. First year of Walking Liberty half dollar proof strikes since 1915 and so popular for that reason. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage (3901 coins) of proofs struck during the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a slightly lower mintage. Scarce in any grade and rare in Superb Gem condition along with being the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. This gem example offers watery mirrors and hammered strike. There is a faint amount of reverse toning that has been over emphasized by GFRC images. Speaking of the GFRC images, they leave much to be desired with the coin in hand being significantly more attractive and pleasing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Once again, superior quality from the Winesteven Collection.
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 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66
PCGS
84012098

Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 Walking Liberty 1942
PR67
PCGS
25511459

Gem $850 Superb Gem Proof, Watery Mirrors, Springfield Collection. Essentually perfect for the assigned grade. Mirrors are crisp and highly reflective. Strike is incredible with every gown line being deeply impressed and separated. Even the intricate ear details are well defined. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. A superb offering from the Springfield Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943 Walking Liberty 1943
MS66
PCGS
33926367

Gem $330 New July 5! GFRC Summer FUN Show Trip New Item - Santa Fe Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection. Full descriptions after returning Maine office. This piece will be in Summer FUN cases unless reserved.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946 Walking Liberty 1946
MS63
NGC Fatty
128303005

Choice $120 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 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
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.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
MS63+
PCGS
01471243

Choice $2600 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 373 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 15 of those 373; s 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 15. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation even at the strong asking price. If seriously interested, then please contact me to discuss the offering and the price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1878 Morgan 1878
7TF Reverse 1878
MS64
PCGS
20875854

Gem $625 New Images and Price! Attractive Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. First year of Morgan dollar issue with the early 7 Tail Feather reverse design. Then add in beautiful dual sided rainbow toning to enhance the offering. Multi color transparent toning floats on the surfaces and allows the brilliant cartwheel luster to radiate through and tickle the eyes during bright light viewing. PCGS grading is technically accurate as there are a few tiny scattered blemishes during 10x loupe inspection. An important opportunity for collectors attempting to build a Morgan date set with only dual sided quality toners. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for this naturally rainbow toned example along with accurately PCGS grading.
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.
Trade $1 1880 Trade 1880
PR64CAM
PCGS
83712268

Gem $4250 Gem Original, Bold Watery Mirrors, Classic Rose-Gold Light Toning, Eye Appeal, LaSalle Collection. A stunning 1880 Proof Cameo Trade dollar that is worthy of consideration by selective collectors. Freshly graded by the consignor and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval occurred during early June. This piece is completely fresh to market after being in bank vault storage for several decades. Surfaces provide plenty of watery texture and reflections under a light source. An 10x loupe was used towards checking for any stray hairlines and none were found. This offering is an outright gem from the LaSalle Collection. Photographing large denomination proof strikes is not a GFRC strength. Therefore images provide a basic idea of the coloring and appearance but in hand viewing is absolutely warranted to appreciate the originality and proof cameo surfaces.
Morgan $1 1880 Morgan 1880
MS65
PCGS
10093228

Gem $675 New Images and Price! Amazing Dual Sided Toner, Better Grade, Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. 1880 Philadelphia strikes at the MS65 grade level quickly move up the pricing curve with MS66 seeing a 3x increase. Now consider the stunning dual sided bullseye toning along with CAC approval for establishing fair value against the GFRC asking price. I believe potential buyers will understand my point. This gorgeous Morgan offers an obverse with medium aquamarine toning that migrates to rose-gold and ultimately deep teal-gray surrounding the stars. The reverse brings a more traditional bullseye rainbow appearance. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the gem example. An important duplicate from the Watch Hill Collection that should be immediately purchased. Actually, let's make a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation!
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 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 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 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS67
PCGS
33581487

Gem $950 New July 19! Superb Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Vibrant Proof Like Cartwheel Surfaces, Few Graded Higher!. An amazing GFRC offering for the collector who wishes to own the finest available while still be fiscally prudent. Upon seeing this gorgeous 1881 San Francisco strike, there was not question that this Morgan should reside in GFRC inventory. Obverse pastel rainbow colors are so transparent to the underlying mirrored surfaces. Cartwheel luster is so vibrant and attractive and without any visual distractions at the MS67 grade level. A pretty reverse golden arc at the rim nicely frames an untoned center region. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed not distracting marks, again as one would expect from a large silver dollar graded MS67 and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. The asking prices factors in only a small premium for the gorgeous toning.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan 1882-S
MS66
NGC
3216831001

Gem $350 Superb Gem, Gorgeous Obverse Coloring, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Eye appeal is quite high for this lovely 1882 San Francisco Morgan dollar accurately graded at the MS66 level. Sky blue and rose are intermixed on the obverse while the reverse is blast white with brilliant cartwheel luster. GFRC images well capture the light obverse coloring that appears to float on the surface. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Yet another strong offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Morgan $1 1882S Morgan 1882-S
MS64
PCGS
32703604

Gem $275 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
NGC Fatty
235607005

Gem $750 Superb Gem, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster Rose-Sky Blue Transparent Patina, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Watch Hill Collection. Another superb offering from the Watch Hill Collection of toner Morgan dollars. Obviously undergraded with brilliant cartwheel luster consistent with the MS66 grade level. But that is just the beginning. Obverse is covered with transparent sky blue patina that surrounds the legend and stars while the center area is mostly rose. Under a bright light, this toning melts away to expose a ring of gold surrounding the stars and lighter color shades. Reverse toning is mostly uniform rose with a thin sky blue ring between the legend and rim. A stunning piece that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label. GOLD CAC approval is absolutely warranted.
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
MS64
PCGS
29376005

Choice $265 New August 12! Near Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. One can always count on the Watch Hill Collection consignor to offer attractively toned Morgans with bold rainbow colors. Case in point is this lovely 1886 example graded PCGS MS64 and approved by CAC. The obverse is primarily toned rose gold with a sky blue arc at E PLURIBUS UNUM. Double sky blue and gold arcs frame the reverse center and its lighter rose gold. The luster and toning result in eye appeal that is consistent with a higher grade. There is a cheek blemish which holds the grade at the MS64 level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. GFRC images are quite accurate for this lovely Morgan and hint at how bright light performance would appear. From the Watch Hill Collection consignment.
Morgan $1 1890 Morgan 1890
MS64
NGC
1969300005

Choice $210 New August 12! Near Gem, Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Attractive darker blue and rose-gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is semi transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one tiny mark on the cheek. GFRC images well capture the coloring. Housed in new large font NGC holder. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and accurate grading.
Morgan $1 1891S Morgan 1891-S
MS63
PCGS
84164642

Choice HOLD
$195
New July 25! Gorgeous Rose Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. How about a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to start of the description for this lovely 1891-S Morgan dollar? Indeed, this is a gorgeous dollar with vibrant rose cartwheel luster and considerable eye appeal. The assigned MS63 grade is technically accurate but the attractiveness trumps the grade and keeps the price reasonable. CAC has agreed and assigned its green bean approval during post FUN show submission. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Just take this one home as so pleasing...
Morgan $1 1893O Morgan 1893-O
EF45
PCGS
27928523

Choice HOLD
$580
Key Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A perfectly original example of the 1893 New Orleans key date for your consideration. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with light to medium gray patina. Accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with edte view insert. A top quality offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS63
NGC
326728007

Choice $600 Folded Paper Obverse Toning, Choice Original, Rainbow Colors, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Bullseye or arc rainbow toned Morgans can be easily gound with searching a a major coins show. However, the occurrence of end roll folder paper toning is quite rare. GFRC is so pleased to offer this stunning end roll 1898 New Orleans strike with natural rainbow coloring on the obverse (with one major paper fold). The obverse coloring extends to the reverse rims and legend. Grading is technical accurate due to several blemishes on the cheek area. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A very special offering from the Watch Hill Collection.
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 HOLD
$165
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.
Morgan $1 1903O Morgan 1903-O
MS64
PCGS
84283812

Gem $515 New July 23! Gem Original, Semi Key Date, Obverse Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. 1903 New Orleans strikes are a semi key date in the Morgan series. This example was added to inventory due to the substantial eye appeal and frosty cartwheel luster under a layer of rose patina. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality, choice surfaces and accurate grading.
Peace $1 1921 Peace 1921
MS64+
PCGS
26772983

Gem $1200 New July 21! Gem Original, Above Average Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. What a lovely 1921 Peace dollar for consideration! Accurately graded PCGS MS64+ and approved by CAC; don't you love those (+) grades and CAC combinations? A CAC coin with (+) grade must surely be in the distribution of coins at the higher grade level but at a lower cost. This is the case with this gorgeous 1921 Peace dollar. Cartwheel luster offers a rich frosty texture. Strike is above average as the center hair curls are well defined as compared to many seen. There are no blemishes to mention either. Overall, this is a superior offering from the Winesteven Collection that deserves special consideration. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Gold
Gold G$1 1851
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS OGH
3277557

Choice $725 Near Gem Original, Frosty Orange Gold Luster, Conservatively Graded. JUST BUY IT NOW recommended. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. This is the full package and a simply gorgeous piece.
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS64
PCGS
29298393

Gem $1495 Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 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 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 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
28848305

Gem $1350 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. Offers are welcomed. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
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 HOLD
$1785
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 1907
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3220347001

Choice $440 New July 26! Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
83539660

Gem HOLD
$5350
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 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 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 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 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3815592019

Choice $1850 Closed 3, Choice Original, Old Time Copper Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original Closed 3 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 1927
St Gaudens
MS64+
NGC
4236740009

Gem New Price
HOLD
$1825
Gem Original, Flashy Luster, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and new to market. Housed in 2015 NGC holder.
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 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

Choice $12500 New August 7! Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Gold G$5 1881
MS64+
PCGS
84143097

Gem HOLD
$1150
New August 8! Gem Original, Incredible Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. Superior eye appeal resulting from satiny cartwheel luster on this gem 1881 $5 half eagle. A thick ring of old album gold surrounding the obverse stars increases the cool factor. Boldly struck throughout obverse and reverse. GFRC images capture the overall eye appeal and accentuate any field blemishes. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be even more pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attractively priced.
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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