CAC Certified Coins

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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.

This price list features only Gerry Fortin Rare Coins inventory that has CAC approval. Look for the icon by individual listings.

 

There are 300 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 11, 2021

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1831 Early Copper 1831
Large Letters
MS62BN
NGC
1745302001
N-7
Choice $925 Large Letters Reverse, Well Struck, Choice Surfaces, Ideal Coronet Head Type Coin. Adding early U.S. copper to the price list requires well above average eye appeal to be at hand. In other words, I must like an early copper piece to the point of desire for my own collection. That is a high bar and the case with this enchanting 1831 large cent. Though having a Brown designation, the reverse is close to full Red while the obverse has orange and violet shades. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars lacking full definition. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe with pristine reverse hologram. CAC approval is warranted. The NGC label captures the attribution with "Large Letters, N-7".
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
62+BN
PCGS
37826074

Choice $700 Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Atlanta ANA pre-show. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1861 Indian 1861
MS66+
PCGS
35365220

Gem $3995 Registry Set Candidate, High-End Premium Gem, PCGS Plus Designation, CAC Approval, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection is back with a divested high-end premium 1861 copper-nickel gem Indian cent for your consideration. This superb gem specimen is fully struck and offers amazingly luster. Radiant orange-tan surfaces display swirling luster cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are wholly unabraded as expected for this grade level, without any annoying spots that are often on this metallurgy. An outstanding strike delivers full feather vanes and sharpness on the headdress feather tips. This coin is among the finest of more than 10 million pieces minted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and ready for inclusion into a top level registry set under construction.
Indian 1C 1861 Indian 1861
AU55
PCGS
20513231

Choice $190 Copper Nickel Type, Crusty Original Surfaces, Well Struck. Twin Lakes Collection. An ideal offering for 19th century type set collectors with CAC approval being preferred. This lovely 1861 copper nickel strike has a high mintage of over ten million pieces. TPG certified survivors are plentiful. Collector should exercise patience towards acquiring strictly original examples with thick light brown patina. This well struck and fully choice Twin Lakes Collection example is worthy of considering plus being fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
Copper Nickel
MS64
NGC
2253197002

Choice $765 Near-Gem Copper Nickel Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A fully struck and unabraded 1864 copper nickel Indian cent that would be ideal for a type set. Steely reflective luster from partially mirrored fields is revealed during bright light inspection. Totally wholesome and attractive. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and the coverted CAC green bean approval.
Indian 1C 1864L Indian 1864-L
AU58
PCGS
26656503

Choice $525 New December 18! L On Ribbon, Chocolate Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular Indian Cent variety where the initial "L' was placed on the trailing bonnet ribbon in honor of Mint Engraver Longacre. This well preserved specimen fully warrants CAC approved. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. A crusty brown patina with faint gold streaks covers the obverse while the reverse is uniformly toned. As usual, GFRC photography amplifiers red shades in the images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading "L On Ribbon".
Indian 1C 1869 Indian 1869
AU58
PCGS
10957686

Choice $750 Series Key Date, Dark Brown Coloring, Full Strike, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. One of the semi-key dates in the Indian Head cent series that warrants careful consideration. Many were lost or destroyed leading to a modest availability for present day collectors. From a mintage of over six million, CAC has approved only eighty-nine in all grades. At the highly collectible AU58 grade, the population is a tiny ten pieces. This Twin Lakes example is fully struck with dark brown patina. A quality Indian cent for the serious collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1875 Indian 1875
AU58
PCGS
24553773

Choice $240 Modest CAC Population, Scarce Date, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. One of the lower mintage Indian Head cents produced during the mid 1870s. The 1875 date is scarce overall and become very scarce with CAC approval. CAC population in all grades is only fifty-three approved with twelve at the AU58 level. That number appears to be quite modest considering the number of Indian cent collectors in the present day market. A wonderfully choice example is offered by the Twin Lakes Collection. Medium brown centers are nicely framed by peripheral orange coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1876 Indian 1876
AU55
PCGS
19932133

Choice $330 Better Date, Uniform Chocolate Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A semi-key date in the Indian Head cent series. Eight million struck may sound like a huge number but the 1876 mintage must be maintained in context against later dates with mintage well over fifty million. This CAC approved survivor is accurate graded and fairly priced for overall quality. Both sides are covered with a consistent chocolate brown patina that is pleasing to my eyes. Strike is complete with just a touch of wear on the third diamond. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1878 Indian 1878
AU58
PCGS
28523163

Choice $385 Deep Chocolate Brown Skin, Perfectly Original and Choicel, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. I'm thoroughly impressed with this 1878 Philadelphia struck Indian and believe a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary. Superbly preserved Indian cents are fairly straightforward to identify. Look for a bold and highly detailed strike along with deep brown toning that is 100% natural. I guarantee that the buyer will be pleased with the originality as validated by the CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Indian 1C 1878 Indian 1878
AU55
PCGS
19657085

Choice $340 Reddish Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. A popular Indian cent date with mintage of slightly over five million. This Twin Lakes Collection offering brings a hammered strike and deeply impressed devices. Coloring is a consistent reddish-brown. A choice and original example with light wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Indian 1C 1885 Indian 1885
65BN
PCGS
27805303

Gem HOLD
$525
New December 29! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. How about a gem original 1885 Indian cent with awesome brilliant satiny luster and rose-purple coloring as a potential type coin or for a date and mintmark set? An attractive offering due to the combination of luster and coloring. Bright light inspection is so much fun that I hate to put this one in the inventory box! Please forgive the center plastic holder haze on the GFRC images. This offering is truly a gem regardless of the grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Only 5 finer at CAC.
Indian 1C 1890 Indian 1890
MS63RB
PCGS
29310993

Choice $150 Red-Brown Designation, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. Given the substantial mintage for the 1890 Indian Head cent date (57,180,114), the CAC Red-Brown population of only fifty pieces came as a surprise. A beautiful example with substantial luster and a hammered strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Seems like a great value at the asking price.
Indian 1C 1893 Indian 1893
MS64BN
PCGS
32293270

Choice $160 Superb Luster, Unabraded Surfaces, Fully Struck, Near-Gem, CAC Approved. A wonderful 1893 Indian cent that presents generous amounts of luster and residual red coloring. A near-gem that will please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC Guide is $176 as reference.
Indian 1C 1908S Indian 1908-S
EF45
PCGS
16449688

Choice $215 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Even Brown Patina, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. 1908 San Francisco strikes are the third lowest mintage in the Indian Head cent series and remain popular. CAC approval always elevates a specimen for having original surfaces and being choice. The Twin Lakes Collection is divesting a lovely even brown specimen that is quite affordable. Wear on the high points is limited. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1909S Lincoln 1909-S
MS64RB
PCGS
11579019

Choice $545 New December 26! Semi-Key Date, Near-Gem Original, Uniform Coloring, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. A low mintage semi-key date in the Lincoln cent series that have been overshadowed by the 1909-S VDB counterpart. This near-gem example has been off the market for years. I like the light brown-red coloring that is fully uniform on both sides. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. A new offering from the Twin Lakes Collection that is housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Hurry of this example as so close to gem status.
Lincoln 1C 1909S Lincoln 1909-S
VBD
VF35
PCGS
27916104

Choice HOLD
$1000
New December 4! Key Date, Chocolate Brown Patina, Fully Struck and Choice Overall, Oregon Beaver Collection. Unabraded choice surfaces along with uniform chocolate brown patina result in pleasing eye appeal for this key date 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent. GFRC images accurately capture the overall quality and conversative grading. Approved by CAC and ready for inclusion in an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Lincoln 1C 1909S/S Lincoln 1909S/S
S/Horizontal S
MS64RB
PCGS
15815244

Choice $575 New December 26! S/Horizontal S, Near-Gem, Brownish-Red, Swirling Cartwheels, Twin Lakes Collection. A listed Lincoln cent die variety with a portion of a horizontal S easily seen to the top right of the final S mintmark punch. Surfaces are a uniform brownish-red with considerable cartwheel action. CAC population is low with only fifty-seven approved in all grade with Red-Brown designation. A near-gem that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the Twin Lakes personal Lincoln cent collection.
Lincoln 1C 1910S Lincoln 1910-S
MS64RB
PCGS
60166703

Choice HOLD
$210
New December 26! Near-Gem Brownish-Red, Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. One of the semi-key dates within the San Francisco struck 1909 to 1915 era. A lovely example with brownish-red patina and frosty luster. A near-gem with only a reverse planchet depression, as made, holding this one from a full Gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1912 Lincoln 1912
MS64RB
PCGS
12070541

Gem HOLD
$115
New December 26! Gem Original, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Eroded Dies, Twin Lakes Collection. A nearly full red 1912 Philadelphia strike with brilliant luster and satiny cartwheels. Both obverse and reverse dies are heavily eroded with deep metal flow lines and pockets. Lots of pleasing eye appeal with this Twin Lakes Collection offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Lincoln 1C 1912D Lincoln 1912-D
MS64RB
PCGS
11924493

Choice $465 New December 26! Semi-Key Date, Fully Struck, Red-Brown Coloring, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. The second year of Lincoln cent production at the Denver mint with a mintage of slightly over 10 million. This date is known for deep red coloring as is the case for this red-brown certified example. Obverse exhibits peripheral reds while the center has aquamarine-rose patina when viewed under a light source. Heavy metal flow lines are seen across Lincoln's back. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2000 Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS64
NGC
5704259019
LM-7
Choice $1385 Well Preserved Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Bold Strike. A meticulous preserved little Capped Bust half dime that is sure to please those who seek strict originality. This near-gem offers unabraded surfaces covered by a rose-gold skin. The toning pattern suggests some type of paper album storage when viewing the rose reverse center and peripheral gold pattern. Luster has a frosty texture with moderate cartwheels due to the thick patina. Strike is essentially complete other than the ends of the claws. Housed in NGC large font holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU58
PCGS
27837907
LM-4
Choice HOLD
$525
New January 9! Scarce LM-4 Die Pairing, Obverse Cud, Fully Struck, So Choice. A scarce 1832 LM-4 R4 die marriage example with perfect diagnostics, grade, and strike that match the Logan-McCloskey plate coin. Under a light source, frosty cartwheels come alive with smooth swirling action. Centers are light rose with peripheral aquamarine. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. A premium coin that will be cherished for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
MS64
PCGS
18689904
LM-10
Choice $1300 Superb Eye Appeal, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold Rings, Completed Strike, CAC Approval. An ideal selection for a date centric Capped Bust half dime set. The LM-10 die pairing is common with its easily discernable filled upper and lower looks on STATE(S). it draws no die variety pricing premium. Superb eye appeal results from bold frosty luster and attractive ring toning patterns. Both sides feature peripheral gold rings that nicely frame a rose center on the obverse and intense greens on the reverse. Strike is complete. Luster is the parameter holding this piece back from a higher grade as the surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
VF30
PCGS
32906185
LM-11
Choice $200 Scarce Die Marriage, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces. 1835 LM-11 features a Small Date punch obverse coupled with Small 5C reverse. This R4 die pairing can be attributed by the last A in AMERICA touching the upper arrowhead. A wonderfully original example with natural gray patina and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS65
PCGS
6593039
V-10b
$2750 FS-901, Reverse Die Spalling, Finest Graded, Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. An incredible 1838 V-10 Seated gem half dime in mint state condition with heavy reverse die spalling. Listed as FS-901 in the Cherrypickers Guide. PCGS has graded several with this example being the finest known and COINFACTS plate coin. The V-10 die variety features ongoing degradation of the reverse die steel until the area between right wreath and AMERICA is completely disintegrated leaving behind a bubbled surface texture that accurately transfers to struck coins. This gem MS65 example is fully struck with complete head details and all star centrils crisp. The reverse is also hammered. Surfaces are pristine and entirely unabraded. A rich gun metal blue patina covers the obverse while the reverse has center rose. Frosty luster is brilliant and nearly blinding during bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "No Drapery FS-901, Rusted Rev Die." Pricing the 1838 V-10 die variety is challenging as there are few comparable examples. The consignor and GFRC have sent the asking price based on the last V-10 example sold on eBay during 2018. That example was graded only MS63.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
AU58
PCGS
30721155

Gem HOLD
$350
New December 11! No Drapery Type, Gem Original, Superb Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A superb No Drapery type offering for the selective collector that is a fresh 85% CAC Buyback. GFRC has assigned a Gem quality rating due to combination of bold strike, unabraded surfaces, and substantial eye appeal. This is a strictly original 1840 Philadelphia strike with frosty luster and gray-gold patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1852 Seated 1852
MS64
PCGS
5695604
V-2
Choice $515 Low CAC Population, Hammered Strike, Steely Luster. 1852 Philadelphia struck half dimes were produced to the tune of 1,000,500 pieces. As a result, this date is available is circulated and Mint State grades. Locating choice original example will take patient searching. This fact is captured in the CAC population report with only twenty-five total examples approved and only two at the MS64 grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two CAC approved MS64 grades pieces. Steely fields are immediately evident along with a hammered strike. Interestingly, the obverse die features high relief devices while the reverse die was hubbed in lower relief. Heavy die polish lines through AME(R)ICA validate the die variety as V-2. Obverse toning is variegated olive gray over lustrous fields. Faint olive-gold decorates the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important offering for the advanced Seated half dime collector.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64+
NGC
3703008004

Gem $685 Excellent With Arrows Type, Sparkling Iridescent Luster, Obverse Blues with Fiery Reverse Rose, Popular MS64+ Grade. One look and I feel in love with the 1853 With Arrows Seated half dime at the Atlanta ANA show. Why love at first sight? Let's start with the sparkling obverse iridescent luster and shimmering blues that scream eye appeal. Reverse toning is a fiery orange-rose and comes to life during bright light inspection. The assigned MS64+ grade is fitting for this little gem original example and a great value point. Surfaces are unabraded with heavy die clashing on the reverse. If in the market for a special With Arrows example for a type set, this offering warrants your attention. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
15595234

Gem $900 Gem Original, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Hammered Strike, Undergraded and Attractive, Oregon Beaver Collection. Vibrant frosty cartwheel luster dominates when viewing this lovely 1854 Seated half dime. One quick look will have the collector scratching their heads as to the assigned MS63 grade. Surfaces are covered with gold and aquamarine patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is hammered with all stars having rounded points while Liberty's facial characteristic and hair hurls are perfectly struck. Clearly this 1854 half dime is undergraded and at the MS64+ to MS65 level at current standards. A cool acquisition for a type set to fill that With Arrows hole. Additionally, this piece cold be collected for its Gold CAC sticker as so few exist for Liberty Seated coinage. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) with Gold CAC approval. Yet another superb offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice $500 Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Multi-Color Iridescent Patina, Active Cartwheels, Accurately Graded. In 1856, arrows were eliminated from silver coinage as most heavier weight coins had been removed from circulation. That year, the Philadelphia Mint produced nearly 5 million half dime but fully struck examples are quite scarce. Many examples show weakness on the denticles. Regardless of the partial obverse denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridescent gold and aquamarine toning along with active cartwheel luster. Other than the denticles, the balance of the coin is fully struck with rounded stars and complete wreath leaves. Surfaces are absolutely original and choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. An ideal example for the collector assembling a complete set of Seated half dimes at the AU/MS level. CAC approval captures the accurate grading, originality and overall eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1862 Seated 1862
MS67
PCGS
25259973

Gem HOLD
$1620
Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Heavily Clashed Dies, CAC Approval. An exceptional 1862 Seated half dime that is a type coin candidate for a top registry set. This offering is a case study of the optimum balance between strict originality, hammered strike, and superb eye appeal. Let's start with originality. Fields are sharply mirrored while the primary devices are covered with granular mint frost. Reflective luster is brilliant and consistent with many proofs of this denomination. However, this piece is unquestionably a circulation strike due to pronounced die clashing on both sides. Fields are heavily striated from excessive die polishing. Strike is absolutely hammered with deep clash marks on the obverse and to a lessor extent on the reverse. Light rose and peripheral blues decorate the surfaces. As expected at this grade level, fields are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
13456440

Choice $650 Difficult San Francisco Type 2 Strike, Well Preserved, Residual Satiny Luster, A Rose Buffalo!. The 1913 key date among the Type 1 and Type 2 design types with rapid price increases in AU due to heavy circulation. This AU55 graded specimen would be a wise selection. Surfaces are minimally worn though the piece is struck from late die state dies. Residual satiny luster is obvious during bright light inspection. Obverse has mottled gold while the reverse features a rose buffalo! How cool is that? A special offering that will please the fussy collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1931S Buffalo 1931-S
MS65
NGC
357973016

Gem $285 Brilliant Chrome Luster, Active Cartwheels, Golden Coloring, Pleasing Eye Appeal, CAC Appoval. A wonderful gem 1931-S Buffalo nickel with exceptional chrome colored mint bloom. The GFRC images exactly portray this coin's beauty. Perfect for a type set or date and mintmark set. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 2000 timeframe. CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1935S Buffalo 1935-S
MS65
PCGS
1234493

Gem $210 Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. An eye catching 1935 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel with bold cartwheel luster. Surface are bright and active. Reverse has faint rose coloring in the fields. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Well above average quality at the assigned grade level.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
37189224
JR-3
Gem $3000 Large Date, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Heavy Rotational Die Clashing, Eroded Dies, CAC Approval. 1814 Capped Bust dimes were struck with an open collar resulting in ongoing striking variability. Three major varieties are designated for the date: Large Date, Small Date and STATESOF. This splendid Large Date JR-3 example features shimmering frosty luster and cartwheels regardless of being struck from eroded dies. The obverse die features cool rotational die clashing while the reverse has multiple "pie shaped" die cracks that meet at the shield. Die spalling is evident within the shield as a cud is forming at the intersection of 2nd vertical stripes and the horizontal lines. Even without the late die state die characteristics, this lovely example presents considerable eye appeal. Coloring is a faint rose-gold that is a bit deeper at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval and also ideal as a Capped Bust open collar type coin for the dime series.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
MS63
NGC
4879785002

Choice $2275 Ideal Type Coin, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Near-Gem, Rose-Gold Toning, CAC Approval.. A near-gem 1837 F-101a Seated dime example with eye appeal of a higher grade. 1837 Large Date strikes have been consistently popular as a first year type coin. The lack of stars in the obverse fields (No Stars) leads to a cameo appearance for the new Liberty Seated design. Collectors building advanced 19th century silver type sets have the challenge of locating specimen's with natural luster and substantial eye appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this gorgeous 1837 example with intense frosty luster on both sides. Most important is the starless obverse fields that are entirely unbraided leading to a most pleasing viewing experience. Faint gold patina covers the obverse with darker shades at the periphery. Reverse coloring is closer to rose-gold and more pervasive. 10x loupe inspection failed to locate any abrasions. The obverse rim has cuds while the reverse has a partial raise rim. A single early die state obverse die crack through the leg and repunched 7 digit validate the F-101a die state. Superb eye appeal is this offerings hallmark and will not disappoint the buyer. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
VF35
PCGS
24396553
F-105
Choice HOLD
$475
Small Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Ideal Type Candidate, CAC Approval. Light gray toning decorates this partially circulated 1837 F-103 Seated dime. Surfaces are unabraded with traces of old verdigris as a testament to strict originality. The 1837 No Stars has been consistently popular as a type coin since the inception of type set collecting. This offering would fit nicely into a circulated type set and/or a regular date and mintmark set. Overall eye appeal is most pleasing at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $4850 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Consignment Buy-Out - New Low Price! Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice HOLD
$274
Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
31989744

Gem $1150 Repunched Date, Thick Frosty Mint Bloom, Creamy Faint Gold, Hammered Strike. Another October 2020 Manchester NH Coin Expo purchase that spoke to me. The thick frosty luster and swirling cartwheels made quite a statement when first inspected. Mint frost covers all devices and the fields. The F-101 repunched date is easily seen with 10c loupe. Coloring is a faint creamy gold. A splendid offering that warrants a gem quality rating at the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with fresh CAC approval as secured by GFRC.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
AU58
PCGS
39839893
F-101
Gem HOLD
$625
New January 9! Gem Eye Appeal, Radiant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A spectacular 1839 F-101 Seated dime offering that belong in an advanced AU58 CAC centric collector. Eye appeal and surfaces are consistent with choice MS63 grade level. However faint rub at the left facing breast and knee lead to the assigned grade on a technical basis. Clearly superior to most pieces graded AU58 and worthy of a strong premium. Superior coins like this don't often appear and should be scooped up to avoid remorse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
28715628
F-101
Choice $375 New December 11! Natural Crusty Gray, Frosty Luster, Perfectly Preserved, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal is back with an impressive 1839 F-101 duplicate Seated dime that warrants attention. Surfaces are covered with natural crusty gray patina. Under the patina are lightly frosted surfaces that still emit ample luster during bright light inspection. This is an unabraded offering that appears to be conservative graded. All F-101 1839 dime are found with the reverse rotated left by about 18 degrees. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
Drapery
VF25
PCGS
20527143
F-101
Choice $475 With Drapery, Better Date, Crusty Gray, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. 1840 With Drapery dimes are always in demand due to much lower availability than earlier No Drapery counterparts. It appears that few collectors paid attention to the 1840 design hub transition. Instead the mintage circulated heavily leaving just a handful of true Mint State examples for modern day collectors. This VF25 graded example is well preserved after spending a fair amount of time in circulation. Fields are toned a natural gray while wear points have much lighter coloring. The result is circulated cameo eye appeal for those so inclined. Surfaces are unabraded, another important factor contributing to overall eye appeal. CAC has only approved two pieces at the VF25 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
MS62
NGC
357194005
F-108
Choice $10000 New December 20! Rare Mint State Grade, Glowing Satiny Luster, Golden Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A special GFRC offering as Mint State 1840-O Liberty Seated dimes infrequently come to market. This F-108 web-book plate coin (The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors) is absolutely choice with glowing satiny luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a light golden-gray with elevated gold shades at the peripheries. Struck from an eroded die pair and carefully preserved for close to two centuries. CAC has approved six at the MS62 grade, the last "affordable" level as the date's premium quickly expands in higher Mint State grades. The F-108 obverse comes fairly well struck, but will exhibit die erosion around the stars. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. On the offered example, the reverse die exhibits erosion and die cracks from the rim to AM(ERIC)A. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
6935835
F-101
Gem $28500 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. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
EF45
PCGS
38750400
F-109
Choice $270 Choice Original, Bold Strike, Residual Frosty Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1841-O F-109 plate coin at the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Purchased February 1995 and in my reference collection since that time. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 1842
AU50
PCGS
81862193
F-105
Choice $285 Gold-Rose Patina. Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The 1842 F-105 die pairing features working dies with "delicate" device details. The die variety can be diagnosed by a short reverse die crack from the right stem end to the rim. This CAC approved example is accurately graded and comes with semi-transparent gold-rose patina. Fields retail their steely texture and provide reflective luster during bright light inspection. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 New November 30! Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Ex. Birmingham and Newtown Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 within the Birmingham Collection and was part of the advanced Newtown Collection until being bought out by GFRC after being upgraded. A well balanced Mint State specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to full strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with blues shades on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. CAC pop 3 at grade.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
AU50
PCGS
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Medium O
VF30
PCGS
38750621
F-107
Choice $335 Shattered Reverse #3, Medium O, Interim Die State, Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1842-O F-107 obverse die can be easily diagnosed via a die gouge at Liberty's left facing index finger. During a second reverse die pairing, the obverse is lapped resulting in weak obverse devices. As striking continue, the reverse develops a die crack at STATE(S) to rim. That die crack starts off as a round die blog (interim die state) and expands to a heavy die crack during later die states. The Fortin Reference Collection is selling off its last two F-107 examples. This interim die state VF30 specimen features choice original surfaces covered with olive-gold patina on the obverse and gun metal gray-blue on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843O Seated 1843-O
VF25
NGC
4828774008

Choice HOLD
$1450
New December 17! Scarce New Orleans Date, Natural Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Sold promptly upon being posted to the price list with no need for a description.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $785 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $350 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and back on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
Large O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original $350 Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection . 1849 New Orleans Large O coinage is 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
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
157157004
F-108
Gem $1100 Unhubbed Arrows & Date, Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A magnificent F-108 1853 with arrows dime that would be an excellent inclusion into an advanced date and mintmark set or type set. This gem is housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label along with CAC approval. Eye appeal is driven by a combination of brilliant frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and old album peripheral toning. GFRC images provide an accurate representation of the coloring and toning patterns. Strike is absolutely hammered and one of the best struck 1853 dimes seen in a long time. Heavily impressed die clash marks are seen on both sides. If this piece does not sell quickly, it will most likely be added to the Gerry Fortin CAC only Liberty Seated dime set on the Open Registry. This offering is that special!
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
VG08
PCGS
37211501
F-102
Choice $695 Shattered Obverse, Popular Top 100 Variety, Natural Gray Toning, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck dimes include the popular shattered obverse variety with a massive die crack that encircles the obverse. Late die examples form a shelf like boundary between the date area and the rim denticles. I like to call this phenomenon, "shelf metal" as the working die has completely broken apart and is floating inside the jig. The AuburnNY Accordian Collection brings a well circulated original specimen with CAC approval. Though the grade is only VG08, the shelf metal at the date and encircling die cracks are bold under a 10x loupe. Reverse devices are also well formed including a high elevated rim. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS label presents the attribution as, "Arrows, F-102 Large O".
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS63
PCGS
8424682
F-105
Choice $625 New December 23! Type 1 Obverse Design, Creamy Luster, Uniform Mint Frost, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Rascal dug deep into his Liberty Seated dime double row slabbed and found this most attractive 1860 dime to sell. The F-105 die pairing with downward sloping date and a well punched 1 digit in the date. This example offers creamy luster from uniform mint bloom across the devices and fields. The majority of 1860 Philadelphia strikes will be found with brilliant frosty luster as is the case here. A variegated gold skin is amplified by GFRC photography to includes green shades. Strike is hammered making this dime a poster child for the Type 1 Obverse With Legend design. The intricate devices details are completely impressed and available for study. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS62
PCGS
5680729
F-103
Choice $375 New December 26! Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1860 F-103 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
27767086

Gem HOLD
$3100
New January 9! Key New Orleans Date, Gem for Grade, Compelling Offering. A JUST BUY IT NOW for the astute Liberty Seated dime specialist is proclaimed to start this description. I've looked at 1860-O dimes for thirty years. Few outside of the PCGS AU50 CAC specimen in the Fortin Collection are as noteworthy, in circulated grades, as this new offering. Sourced in trade for a top GFRC client who hated to let this one go. One look at the well matched images should convince on how well preserved and attractive this example is. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 1862
MS64
NGC
1744074002
F-101a
Choice $675 Circulated Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An interesting 1862 Liberty Seated dime from the Gerry Fortin Collection. Originally purchased during January 2004 as a raw proof strike. Subsequent NGC grading resulted in a circulation strike designation. Fields are mirrored supporting a proof strike while the sharpness of the primary devices would indicate a business strike from reused proof dies. Crusty olive-gold patina covers both sides. Bright light inspection melts away the patina to reveal mirrored fields and crisp reflective luster. Being offered at asking price (with CAC approval) below my original "proof" purchase price. This piece brings much eye appeal and intrigue to the new owner. One cannot go wrong with a purchase as a higher end circulation strike. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and fresh CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1862 Seated 1862
MS63
NGC
3607551006
F-101a
Choice $485 Business Strike from Proof Dies, Mirrored Fields, Ebony-Blue Peripheral Toning, Choice Surfaces. This 1862 F-101a dime must have been one of the earlier circulation strikes once proof production was completed. Fields are mirrored and provide sharp reflective luster under a light source. The darker obverse rose and aquamarine shift to blues while the reverse holds its rose center with peripheral blue. Toning patterns are consistent with surviving proof strikes. A lovely example and no question business strike given the weakness on both sides. Wire rims are well elevated. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
VF35
NGC
3274538013
F-101
Choice $750 Civil War S Mint, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. A near-gem at grade 1864 San Francisco strike to consider. Both sides are covered with natural gray patina with slight darker fields on the reverse. Obverse strike is well executed with full letters at STATES OF along with a bold gown line. Only Liberty's hair curls are not fully struck. When first inspecting this strictly original Civil War dime, I thought it was a choice EF piece. What a surprise to see the VF35 assigned grade. Based on my years of studying Liberty Seated dimes, this piece is undegraded due to full clasp and complete gown line. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
PR65CAM
PCGS
50012598
F-103
Gem $1875 Repunched Date, Proof Strike, Watery Mirrors, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1867 Philadelphia strikes are a series key date with merely 6,000 circulation strikes and 625 proofs. Proof strikes have always been in high demand for filling the 1867 date slot in any collection as circulation strikes are rarely seen in upper grade levels. The time has arrived to sell my 1867 F-103 web-book plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. This example is a gem proof that exhibit watery fields covered with copper-gold and blue shades. Fields are highly reflective resulting in pleasing bright light viewing. Date repunching is clear on three of the four digits. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
36266046
F-102a
Gem HOLD
$1600
Few Known, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Grease Filled Dies, Conservatively Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. During Greer's Liberty Seated Dime die variety research (prior to 1992), he located a high grade example of the 1867-S F-102 die pair that exhibits a very weak date. He suggested that a filled die could have produced this variety. Closer examination of other obverse device elements on Greer discovery coin (this offering) revealed additional irregular or missing features. Close inspection of GFRC images will reveal that the horizontal shield lines have inconsistent width from the left to right sides of the shield. The letters in UNITED are weakly struck with missing serifs or feet. An obverse die with residual surface grease could be a credible explanation for the inconsistent features of Variety 102a. The Greer coin become part of the Fortin collection and is the F-102a plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This important specimen was sold into an LSCC member collection during 2018 and was purchased back during the 2020 FUN show. It now returns to the GFRC price list for a second appearance. A circulated gem that is housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label features the F-102a attribution.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU55
PCGS
31916910
F-101a
Choice $625 Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Heavily Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. Mintage for 1869 San Francisco strikes is 450,000 with low survival rates. At the AU50 through AU58 grade level, PCGS has graded seventeen total. CAC has only approved nineteen with seven in all AU grades. This example is one of the seven and a late die state F-101a die pairing. Die bulging and heavy metal flow lines are immediately evident at the center obverse indicating extensive usage of dies. The reverse die is also eroded and clashed. Regardless of die erosion, this example is well struck and offers frosty luster. A most pleasing example that is accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously sold into the Twin Lakes Collection and recently upgraded. I'm pleased to offer this one again!
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
VF35
PCGS
28243741
F-101
Choice HOLD
$325
New January 9! Choice Original, Natural Light Gray-Gold Patina, Late Die State Dies. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869 San Francisco date. Accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the late die state. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina screams originality. There are no blemishes discuss. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 1871
PF61
NGC
625146007
F-102
Choice $435 New December 3! Proof Strike, Rose-Gray Coloring, Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces. Multiple dies were employed for 1871 Seated dime proof strikes. Three obverse and two reverse dies were utIlized for the reported 960 proof strikes. The F-102 variety is the most available and can be easily attributed by a die crack connecting the left and right ribbon ends and a regular date punch. This lovely example has been accurately graded and approved by CAC. The obverse is full Proof 63 with reflective luster and rose-gray toned devices. The reverse is lightly toned as the result of an old cleaning that has left some hairlines.
Seated 10C 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
NGC
5742957007
F-102a
Choice $450 Circulation Strike From Proof Dies, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. 1871 CAC approved Seated dimes are not often seen. The GFRC Sales Archive list a lone MS63 plus a few at the AU grade level. I could not pass up this choice original specimen for inventory. Struck from dies previous employed for proof strikes. Rich frosty luster is evident on both sides though a bit muted by the thick patina. A lavender-gray skin covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a deep aquamarine-gold. A die crack below the reverse ribbon bow is the key marker for the F-102a die variety. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for an advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $185 Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
80503930
F-114
Choice $215 With Arrows Type, Low Level Date, Brown-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Massachusetts Collection. The Massachusetts Collection consignor has been busy upgrading his marvelous set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. As a result, this choice original 1873 With Arrows dime is available. Unlike, a portion of the 1853, and all 1854 plus 1855 mintage, 1873 With Arrows strikes saw the date digits and arrows punched separately into the obverse die. Many die varieties have been identified and cataloged including this F-110 with a distinctive low date. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing. Overall toning is a brownish-gray. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1350 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $700 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64
PCGS
37217069
F-103
Gem $500 Rusted Obverse Die, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Vibrant Cartwheels, Gem Original, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1875 F-103 die variety can be easily attributed via a rusted obverse die that is atypical for that date. The obverse die is well rusted with granular surfaces. The die rust is excessive in the shield area and throughout Liberty's body. There is a slight depression in the shield between shield lines 7 and 8. Interestingly, the obverse is paired with a reverse exhibiting no rust artifacts and lightly mirrored fields. This is a fantastic offering that was purchased raw March 2001 and became the 1875 F-103 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Obverse satiny luster is consistent with the granular surfaces while the reverse offers reflective cartwheels. I've enjoyed owning this lovely gem and time to find a new home. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875S Seated 1875-S
Below Wreath
MS62
PCGS
15744076

Choice $300 Below Wreath, Small S, Sharp Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Typical Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This reference collection offering comes with a story. Once of the first Liberty Seated dimes purchased from Bob Levi during early 1990. Yes, this dime has been in my collection for three decades and difficult to part with. Bob Levi was the owner of Maine Gold & Silver in South Portland, Maine and located next to my office at Fairchild Semiconductor. Bob learned of my goal to build a complete Liberty Seated dime set and sold portions of his collection to me over a two year period. This 1875-S dime is old time original and so choice. Frosty luster is sharp and intense during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is quite pleasing. None of this might be inferred by looking at the images. Toning is a transparent olive-gray with the typical weak strike. How I hate to sell this one. The 1875-S Small S F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU58
PCGS
60159883
F-111
Choice $825 Misplaced 76 Digits, Rare AU58 CAC Offering, Mirrored Fields, Top 100 Varieties Set, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A spectacular occurrence of a two digit blundered date is found on the 1876-CC F-111 die variety. The extra bases of the 76 digits are centered on either side of the right scroll end. The two misplaced bases of the 6 digit are easily seen to the right of the scroll end. The bases of the 7 digit can be found in the lower fold of the scroll, directly below LIBERT(Y). In later die states, a die crack appears above Liberty's head down to the Liberty cap and into (O)F. Initial strikes of this die pairing will be found with moderately mirrored fields as is the case for this offering. Bright light inspection exposes reflective luster from fields that could be described as "watery". A tannish gold patina is uniform on both sides as a testament to strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. A superior example and one of the last available from the Fortin reference collection. If constructing an advanced Top 100 Varieties set, this example would fit in well.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
40042960
F-102
Choice $850 F-102 Web-Book Plate Coin, Near-Gem Original, Rich Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. GFRC proudly presents a near-gem original example of the 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-102 die pairing. The F-102 obverse 2 exhibits a Denticles Ruler position of 1L and a die crack along the bottom of the date digits. The F-102 reverse is doubled with the most significant die doubling seen on ON(E) and DI(ME). There is a die defect midway on the diagonal of O(N)E. The offered example is the 1876-S Type 1 Reverse F-124 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for the Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors aka, Seated dime web-book. Purchased way back during January 1992 at the Winter FUN show in raw condition and subsequently graded during the 2002 timeframe. Surfaces offer rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Fully struck with semi-transparent metallic gray-gold patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. One of my favorite 1877-CC dime and difficult to part with.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
2880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1880 Seated 1880
PF64
NGC
686403003

Choice $995 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Golden Mirrors, Rusted Reverse Die, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The Philadelphia Mint's selection of dies for 1880 proof strike was a bit negligent. The F-102 die pairing includes an obverse die with repunched and broken digits in the date along with a rusted reverse. This new offering features sharp golden mirrors, gorgeous ring toning, and a complete strike. This superb example became the 1880 F-102 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. In the web-book, the following description is provided, "Both the second 8 and 0 digits in the date are broken. The 8 digit shows a broken punch at the bottom of the lower loop, while the 0 digit shows signs of a broken punch at 6:00 and 11:00. The second 8 digit is also repunched at the top of the upper loop. There is a die defect on the right upright of the 0 digit. (S)TATES exhibits strong doubling. Reverse B is rusted throughout the wreath and denomination. The die rust is most evident on the denomination." Purchased way back during June 1999 and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2295 F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice $325 Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $775 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Price Reduction June 2020 - A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS64
PCGS
11713333
F-108
Choice $475 New December 11! Silky Satiny Luster, Eye Appeal of High Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superior 1885 Liberty Seated dime with eye appeal of a higher grade. Intermixed rose, golds, and blue shades covered both sides are accentuated by silky satiny luster and swirling cartwheel. Strike is complete other than the upper left reverse wreath grains. Two faint lines in the lower left obverse field resulted in this MS66 example being net graded to MS64. This offering is a lot of coin for the asking price. The F-108 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collector web-book. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1100 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5747144
F-113
Gem HOLD
$825
New January 2! Superb Brilliant Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A superb gem dime that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering is the 1886 F-113 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Undisturbed surfaces provide intense frosty luster and dancing cartwheels. Overall coloring is a copper-gold with intermixed rose and aquamarine shades. Strike is deeply impressed with bold devices on both sides. This piece is entirely unabraded. Purchased during October 2002 and held in the Fortin Collection since that time. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem HOLD
$625
Reduced Price - GFRC Consignment Buy-out! Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
AU58
PCGS
37068712
F-108
Choice $145 Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Excellent Preservation, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Originality is the essential highlight for this super choice 1887 Seated dime. Thick crusty olive-gray patina covers the obverse with a more transparent coating on the reverse. Steely luster is able to radiate through the reverse skin as a result. Obverse strike is weak at Liberty's head as so typical for the With Legend design during the 1887 through 1891 production yields. Quantities and not quality were the imperative for mint workers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS65
NGC
1748303003
F-101
Gem $925 Scarce in Gem, Fiery Orange-Gold Luster, Steely Surfaces, Full Strike. Think of an old time proofs when considering this pleasing 1887-S dime. In-hand viewing accentuates mostly steely grays with peripheral gold. Bright light inspection shifts the visual dynamics to fiery orange-gold luster on both sides with some center grays. This is a no question gem dime that is entombed in a well worn holder. The old style NGC holders block angular lighting which enhances surface brightness and eye appeal. This piece deserves to be reholdered in the future and will blossom as a result. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
AU55
PCGS
10348063
F-110
Choice $150 Choice Original, Golden-Gray Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. If in the market for an AU Liberty Seated dime as a type coin, this 1887-S might be the right candidate. Unabraded surfaces are covered with a mottled golden-gray patina on both sides. There is ample frost luster that is beyond the assigned grade level. Bright light inspection exposes active cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
25380590
Unlisted
Gem $1100 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Swirling Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous mix of russet, aqua, and electric blue shades cover both sides of this gem Seated dime. The date and legend are strongly impressed while the reverse wreath is sharply detailed - even the kernels of corn exhibit clear separation. Swirling, frosty luster booms from both sides, and the effect is mesmerizing. This is a coin you will enjoying viewing for a long time. CAC has certified seven pieces finer, all in MS67. Note, the reverse blemish is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
PR64CAM
PCGS
3705077
F-101
Gem $895 Watery Mirrors, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A True Cameo, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An important offering from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that is 1891 F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. This offering is a no question proof strike with crisp watery mirrors on both sides. The resulting reflective luster and cartwheels are both substantial and most pleasing. Strike is hammered with all motifs deeply impressed. A true cameo that warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder. Purchased during May 2002 and being released back into the marketplace.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS64
PCGS
4661000
F-106
Gem $695 New December 23! Repunched 89, Mediom O/O, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1891-O F-106 obverse is in an early die state with some clashing visible around Liberty's head and between the cap and Liberty's head. There is no rim cudding on this specimen as seen on the later F-106a die state. Repunching of the date is plain in the lower loops of the 89 digits. The 1891-o F-106 reverse is also in an early die state with no die cracks. The Medium O mintmark has punch artifacts within its center causing numismatists to speculate as to the mintmark being an O/S or O/O repunched mintmark. My own research, as presented in the web-book, suggests a Medium O over O. A gem original example that was purchased during February 2002. Fields are mirrored and produce crisp reflective luster. Strike is bold and exciting to inspect. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-O F-106 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors commonly known as the Seated Dime web-book. I suspect this piece could easily find its way into an MS65 holder given today's grading standards.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 1891-S
MS63
NGC
4189140012
F-101a
Choice $395 Lapped Reverse Die, Frosty Cartwheels, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection . A choice original example of the 1891-S F-101 die pairing with lapped reverse die. The lapped reverse die presents weak device details with severe weakness on the left side of the wreath. The lapped reverse die state is listed as F-101a. This example offers choice original surfaces covered with a thin layer of crusty gray patina. Brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels still manage to radiate through the patina during bright light inspection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1892S Barber 1892-S
AU58
PCGS
16634883

Choice HOLD
$750
New December 18! Golden Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A well preserved first year San Francisco strike for consideration. As is the case with most turn-of-the-century San Francisco dates, mintages enter circulated and remained there with few choice survivors for present collectors. PCGS AU58 population is only thirty while CAC approved examples are limited to all of six at the same grade. Furthermore, CAC has only approved a lone dime at MS62 and three at MS63. The Twin Lakes Collection is releasing a lovely example with light golden mint frost and swirling cartwheels. I see faint cheek rub but nothing else that holds this one back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1894 Barber 1894
MS64
PCGS
38811753

Choice $675 Near Gem-Original, Great Type Coin Candidate, Satiny Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Jackie Gleason's "How sweet it is" immediately comes to mind when viewing this near-gem 1894 Barber dime. Shimmering satiny cartwheels are mesmerizing during bright light inspection. Strike is fully executed with high rims. Semi-transparent golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is sports center rose with peripheral blues. Essential a gem with a well disguised obverse line that holds the piece back from the MS65 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1895 Barber 1895
MS64
PCGS
13576489

Gem $1375 New January 9! Scarcest Philadephia Date, Gorgeous Toning, Gem Original, CAC Approval. Did you know that volleyball was first called "mintonette" and created during 1895? How about the fact that Philadelphia mintage of Barber dimes dropped below a million strikes that year? The result is a semi-key date with the lowest Philly mintage of the series. This superbly preserved survivor is worth of a gem quality rating. Gorgeous blues and peripheral gold are amplified by crisp frosty luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. In-hand viewing showcases center rose surrounded by aquamarine, gold, and blues. Fairly priced as the CAC Guide is $1340 and should not last long. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 1900
MS66+
PCGS
25662368

Gem $2350 High Grade Type Candidate, Superb Gem Original, Fiery Rose-Orange Patina, Hammered Strike, CAC Approval. A superb 1900 Philadelphia struck gem that approaches the condition census. PCGS population at MS66+ is only seven pieces with six finer. The MS66+ grade is a collector's value point before prices sharply increase at the next full grade. This exceptional gem warrants the MS66+ designation. Fiery rose-orange coloring and luster is dominant on the obverse while the reverse sports an aquamarine colored center that is framed by burnt gold at the periphery. Brilliant frosty luster enhances the toning on both sides. Cartwheels are crisp and so pleasing. Strike is hammered and surfaces are completely unabraded as one would expect from a superb gem. An ideal candidate for an advanced Barber date and mintmark set or as a representative Barber type. CAC approval validates the strict original toning and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide is $3200 while pre 2019 auction records are solidly at the $2500 level. Please call to discuss if there is serious interest.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
MS64
PCGS
81094444

Gem HOLD
$285
Gem Original, Huge Cartwheels, Golden Patina, Lots of Eye Appeal for Grade. A most attractive 1905 Barber dime that would be ideal for a type set. In hand appearance is that of a true gem. Brilliant luster and cartwheels are not muted by the rich gold patina. Let's go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I guarantee the buyer will be thoroughly pleased at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Mercury 10C 1916S Mercury 1916-S
MS66
PCGS
37814362

Gem $395 Superb Gem Original, Burnt Gold -Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A premium first year Merucry dime strike from the San Francisco mint. This superb gem has uniform burnt gold patina on both sides along with underlying frosty luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Old time toning and eye appeal that is unquestionably CAC worth and consistent with what collectors strive to locate. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that belongs in an advanced collection.
Mercury 10C 1919 Mercury 1919
Double Die Obverse
AG3
PCGS
38353212

Choice $1975 Double Die Obverse, Rare CAC Approved Offering, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. This 1919 Double Die Obverse offering just happens to be one of the nicest low-grade examples known. The AuburnNY Accordian consignor indicates that a total of 32 examples are presently known with four of those being CAC approved (FR2, this AG3, G04, and VF20). GFRC images accurately represent the well worn surfaces, gray patina, and bold die doubling on GOD and TRUST. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approach. An important offering for those collecting against the CherryPickers guide.
Mercury 10C 1931D Mercury 1931-D
MS64FB
PCGS
1102409

Gem $535 Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Popular Gold CAC Rattler Holder, Jim Poston Consignment. Magnificent frosty mint bloom is to had on this gorgeous 1931-D Mercury with full bands. Clearly undergraded at first sight and accurately rewarded with Gold CAC bean. Housed in first generation PCGS Rattler holder.
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Draped Bust 25C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
VG08
NGC
149810002
B-4
Choice $700 Well Preserved Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. An ideal candidate for collectors seeking lower grade early silver type with superior eye appeal. This 1805 Draped bust quarter offers pleasing circulated cameo eye appeal along with rich old album toning. Peripheral blues surround center rose on the obverse while reverse coloring is even gray with embedded gold hues. Just honest wear with only a well hidden mark at A(M)ERICA noted for accuracy. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust 25C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
EF40
PCGS
32733541
B-1
Choice $4300 New January 11! 1806/5, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Uniform Strike. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1806/5 overdate Drape Bust quarter. This is the only overdate for the series and consistently popular. The prior 5 digit is clearly visible within the oval of the 6 digit and below the lower loop. Bright light review reveals embedded obverse blues that are typical of old paper album storage. Thought not hammered, strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
EF40
PCGS
29351408
B-10 DS3
Choice $1475 New December 13! Late Die State B-10, Steely Fields, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection.. A choice original 1818 B-10 Capped Bust quarter that will please the series date collector or those specializing in die varieties. Steely fields retain residual reflective luster after a light source. Toning is a medium gray with embedded gold on the obverse and rose on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing. The B-10 variety is easily attributed by a triple denticle below the 1 digit and reverse legend lettering placement with respect to the scroll ends. Die State 3 capture a bold die crack through the 2 digit in the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. From the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
AU53
PCGS
39373832
B-2
Gem HOLD
$1100
New January 10! Superb Preservation, Crusty Gray, Peripheral Blue, CAC Approval. This 1835 B-2 Capped Bust quarter brings superb preservation for those who enjoy owning only the finest specimens at grade and understand the associated premiums. We start the description with noting a thick crusty gray skin covering both sides. Bright light inspection reveals peripheral blues on the obverse and more widespread blue coloring on the reverse. Unquestionably a gem at the assigned grade. Reverse strike is hammered while the obverse is close to complete with only a few stars lacking complete definition. I could not be more proud to offer this level of premium quality early silver type on the GFRC price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1035
Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors. Taken in trade at the 2020 FUN show from a GFRC client. Now back in stock for a second sale.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
3669016

Choice $350 New December 8! Closed Claws, Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Great Eye Appeal, Tenafly Collection. The latest Teanfly duplicates divestment opens with a thoroughly pleasing 1839 Closed Claws quarter with reflective fields and gun metal gray-blue patina. A well preserved and premium example with no abrasions. An excellent No Drapery type coin or for inclusion into a regular date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF25
NGC
4476684002
Briggs 1_A
Choice $295 No Drapery, Mintmark Far Left, Thick Crusty Gray, Wicked Nice with CAC Approval. A wicked nice 1840-O No Drapery quarter that does not need a description. Please study the images as a JUST BUY IT NOW is in effect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
Drapery
VF20
PCGS
26340728
Briggs 1-B
Choice HOLD
$295
With Drapery, Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Another CAC-certified beauty that is an Iowa Collection II consignment buyout. This piece exhibits sea-green fields offset by creamy gray shades at the high points. The surfaces are evenly toned with no distractions, and the design elements are outlined by occasional crust, especially within the obverse and reverse shield. The eye appeal is wholesome, as expected for the pedigree. Strike is typical, with soft stars and head, and some blending of the eagle feathers. CAC has approved 34 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1841 Seated 1841
AU53
NGC
3808606001

Choice $945 New December 8! Double Die Reverse, Faint Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Low CAC Population, Tenafly Collection. 1841 Philadelphia strikes were limited to 120,000 pieces. This date is challenging to locate especially with CAC approval. CAC has approved only seven in all AU grades. This offering is one of three approved at the AU53 grade and warrants attention. A creamy light gold patina covers both sides. Residual mint frost surrounds all the stars and reverse legend lettering. Remaining luster has a texture somewhere between reflective and frosty. Obverse strike is nearly complete while the typical lower left facing leg weakness is apparent. An important offering for those assembling CAC approved Seated quarter sets. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC green bean. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $335 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, GFRC CAC Buyback. A scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage for the 1842 date amounted to only 88,000 pieces with present day low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice $850 Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction - July 2020 - A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
30509980
Briggs 3-E
Choice $435 Russet-Brown Coloring, Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II. This piece exhibits toning apropos of the fall season, with russet and brown shades evoking the falling leaves. Higher points on the devices are silver, with crust in the obverse and reverse shields. Well-struck, with all star centers present and some softness beneath the reverse shield. The 1846 quarter is scarcer than the surrounding Philadelphia issues and commands a higher premium, especially in circulated grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) and certified by CAC, which has approved 40 pieces in all grades.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
AU58
NGC
1778269001
Briggs 1-B
Choice $7500 New December 12! Near-Gem, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. One of the highlights of the present offering, with only a single CAC-approved example, at MS63, sitting above this coin in the condition census. This piece exhibits a medium to thick skin of gold, gray, and olive, with a vertical band of speckled gray bisecting the reverse. Light crust is sprinkled throughout the obverse, most notably among the stars. The 1847-O represents one of the most poorly struck issues in the Seated quarter series, but this coin is better than average with most star centers remaining, while the head and claws are typically soft. Briggs 1-B, with centered mintmark. This is an enticing coin, especially when considering the rarity of choice examples. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
81198003

Choice $795 New December 21! Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Typical New Orleans Strike, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. Locating choice original 1847 New Orleans struck Seated quarters requires patience due to weak strikes at the upper obverse and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in Mint State. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved twenty-three examples in all grades. This Southern Texas Collection duplicate is fully choice with crusty gray surfaces. This is a pleasing piece for fan of strict originality and natural gray coloring. Typical strike weakness is seen at the upper obverse while reverse strike is more uniform. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. There is TPG plastic wear on the reverse that has impacted the sharpness of the reverse image. Please keep this mind during your considerations.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $950 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. Lightly mirrored fields reveal gold and grey shading on this better-date New Orleans quarter. The strike is typical for the 1850-O, with flat stars and eagle feathers blending together. Briggs 2-C, with the date sloping downward, while the mintmark is high and punched left of center. Although the detail is not sharp, the originality factor is high, with unmolested surfaces and only normal circulation wear at the high points. CAC has certified just 31 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
39317837
Briggs 1-B
Choice $950 Choice Original, Above Average Strike, Residual Luster, GFRC CAC Buyback. Original surfaces are the hallmark of this CAC-approved example, hairline-free and smooth for the grade. Mottled areas of deep blue toning grace a medium background of grey, gold, and rose. Residual luster peeks out from the protected areas. Strike is typical, with a few flat stars and a lightly impressed date. Briggs 1-B, with the mintmark to the right and downward sloping date. CAC has approved 31 pieces in all grades combined, with 15 above EF45. Such coins are not easily located, and, if building an XF/AU set, this piece would be an ideal example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $875 Underrated Pre-1853 Melt Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be a challenging pursuit. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates due to pre-1853 silver bullion arbitrage. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be rare. CAC has only stickered 23 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
VF25
PCGS
28822840

Choice $675 Underrated Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, GFRC CAC Buyback. A popular and quite scarce date due to larger denomination coinage exporting to Europe and melting during the 1850-1853 silver arbitrage era. A well preserved and fully choice example that sells immediately whenever consigned to GFRC; this is its third visit to the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $795 Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is known 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. This 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 PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1852O Seated 1852-O
VF25
PCGS
16026337
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1985 Price Reduction - Consignor Buyout! Challenging New Orleans Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Attractive 1852-O quarters, even with a low mintage to begin with, are surprisingly tough. Even at the VF25 level, CAC has graded only eight pieces finer than the present example, six of which remain in the VF band. This circulated cameo example features even, deep gray fields, while the silver central figures reveal pleasing contrast. The strike is typical, as production standards at the New Orleans Mint simply were not at the same level as their counterpart in Philadelphia. Virtually no one plucked these coins from circulation at the time of issue, except for silver speculators taking advantage of the weight reduction mandated in 1853. Survival was thus a matter of chance, and the survival of pleasing examples such as this even more unlikely. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
35878873

Choice $800 Arrows & Rays Type, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike, Iowa Collection II. Always desirable as a one-year type, the Arrows and Rays design takes advantage of the open space in the No Motto concept, adding a "glory" of rays around the eagle. This piece is largely silver toned, with russet and brown highlights, and retains substantial original luster. The strike is strong with defined stars and pinpoint detail beneath the reverse shield. Light crust at the rims completes the package. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853/4 Seated 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
EF40
PCGS
13589061
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter is a high-mintage issue with a large number of die varieties. This, the 1853/4, is listed in the Guide Book and has long been a favorite of cherrypickers. The present example features medium, even grey fields, dotted with crust on the obverse, while the reverse is more uniform in color. The CAC population is 22 pieces, a low number and reflective of the challenge in assembling a fully original set of Seated quarters. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 1854-O
Crumbled Die
F15
NGC
2089164002

Choice $495 Crumbled Die Obverse, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. The 1854-O crumbled die variety is marked by eroding detail in the date and right arrow. As the die disintegrates, detail becomes less sharp and misshaped. The crooked points in the stars further attest to this effect. The New Orleans Mint was busy this year and likely more concerned about quantity than quality. This example is heavily toned, especially on the reverse, with varied shades of grey on the obverse and reverse hues of gold and blue. Despite the striking issues, this is a premium quality example with no distracting marks or apparent signs of "conservation." Many times rarer than the Huge O die variety of the same year. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
VF35
NGC
2089164004

Choice $230 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. Mottled grey shades populate obverse and reverse fields on this better-variety Seated quarter. The color is even and highlighted by silver at the high points while light crust outlines design elements, particularly the reverse shield. Strike is typical, with flat stars, but the feather detail in the eagle is better. The 1856 quarter has a number of misplaced date varieties, which are well documented by Greg Johnson at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1856_misplaceddates.htm. This example feature a '5' punched in the gown, most easily identified by a horizontal line extended from the right base of the shield ribbon. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. .
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
Flag in Gown
VF30
NGC
2089164003

Choice $195 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, New England Collection. Medium to deep shades of grey evenly cover obverse and reverse fields, while the central figures are lighter and contrast at the high points. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with the few ticks nicely scattered. This variety features a '5' errantly punched into the gown, most easily identified by the horizontal line extending from the base of the obverse shield ribbon. The strike is typical, with hints of star detail remaining. There are no major visual distractions, and, with the original surfaces, the piece easily qualifies for CAC status. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856S Seated 1856-S
VG08
PCGS
38142289
Briggs 1-A
Choice $600 New December 8! Scarce San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. A second year San Francisco mint issue that is scarce is in all grades due to widespread Western frontier circulation. Surfaces retain a natural gray skins on both sides. Fields are remarkably unmarked given the considerable wear. CAC population of only twenty-one pieces with nearly half being AU58 or better survivors at substantial premiums. This lovely Tenafly Collection duplicate is ideal for collectors on a limited budget but still wishing to enjoy the security of CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
F15
PCGS
34200348
Briggs 2-B
Gem $1250 Natural Coin Gray, Circulated Gem, Important San Francisco Date, Iowa Collection II. The 1858-S becomes extremely tough in EF and above, and it's no slouch at this grade level either, especially when considering the eye appeal of the present example. CAC has approved but 17 examples in all grades combined. This piece boasts smooth surfaces with lighter fields offsetting the more richly toned protected areas at the rims and around the central figures. A thin, light line extends from the eagle's beak, but the aesthetic appeal is exceptional for an 1858-S at this grade level. Indeed, opportunities such as this generally come only when a carefully formed collection is made available to the market. Briggs 2-B with the mintmark just touching stem. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
F12
NGC
4670970003
Briggs 1-A
Choice $750 New December 8! Early San Francisco Strike, Crusty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surface and so Choice. Ex. Iowa Collection. A better early San Francisco quarter date with entire mintage of 121,000 placed into circulation given the growing small denomination needs of Western frontier commerce. Few survivors are known above the EF grade level. The Tenafly Collection is divesting an important duplicate example that is choice with natural gray surfaces. Total CAC population is only seventeen pieces with two examples approved at both Fine grades. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previously from the well known Iowa Collection of evenly toned natural gray Seated quarters. Given the rarity and choice surfaces, a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted.
Seated 25C 1860S Seated 1860-S
VG08
PCGS
27548968
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New December 8! Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. Along with the 1864-S and 1872-S dates, the 1860-S is in the top tier when pursuing Liberty Seated quarters from the San Francisco Mint. The 1860-S date will be one of first coins examined when viewing a set of quarters, and there will be no apologizing for this example. Even silver color is surrounded by chestnut tones at the rims while ample "dirt" hides in the protected areas - precisely the wear pattern one expects on an original coin. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this issue. CAC has certified just twenty-one examples, including this, in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Another important Tenafly duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
AU58
PCGS
29835172
II/II
Choice $500 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. A thoroughly original example, this piece exhibits medium gray shading with russet highlights, particularly in the recessed areas. The high points reflect silver color and the overall "look" is eye appealing. Obverse surfaces are smooth while the reverse reveals a few scattered marks in the upper field. Type II obverse, with shield verticals present above E in LIBERTY, and Type II reverse with separated arrowheads. The CAC census notes 101 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
PR64CAM
PCGS
35697136
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1750
New January 10! With Motto Type, Watery Proof, Cameo Designation, CAC Approval. From a mintage of 725 comes this well preserved 1866 Motto proof Liberty Seated quarter. The watery mirrors are immediately noted during initial bright light inspection. Strike is hammered with every intricate device detail being fully impressed. Peripheral ebony-gray in-hand toning shifts to copper-gold once under a light source. The result in a thoroughly pleasing viewing experience. A quality offering for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
F12
PCGS
26876274

Choice $1500 New December 8! Rare Reconstruction Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. A Reconstruction Era issue with low mintage of 16,800 and new design type with IN GOD WE TRUST motto added to the reverse. Few circulated survivors are known in general and especially choice per the CAC population report. Those that did survive were saved from the ravages of everyday commerce. The Tenafly Collection is offering an important duplicate with natural gray surfaces and unabraded fields. CAC population is two at the grade level with two at VF25 and three at the EF-AU grade comprising all that is available for present day collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
VG10
PCGS
38796450
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1295 Motto Reverse, Low Mintage, Light Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, 85% CAC Buyback. 1866 brought the Civil War saga to a close. Belief in God given human rights permeated through the country resulting in the IN GOD WE TRUST added to United States coinage. 1866 Seated quarter mintage amounted to only 16,800 pieces with few examples certified in circulated grades. Case in point is this VG10 PCGS certified example with two at the grade level. This is a well preserved example with antique gray patina on both sides. Regardless of a lengthy time in circulation, fields remain nearly unabraded. Previously from the Iowa Collection and returning to GFRC price list after 85% CAC Buyback. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this offering as few examples arrive to GFRC inventory and when available, quickly find new homes.
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 1867 Seated 1867
VF25
PCGS
16573668
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1867 quarter has a characteristic look, with noticeable weakness in the obverse shield ribbon. This serves to distinguish the business strikes, which are actually more desirable than the proofs, which sometimes happens within the Seated series. This piece exhibits olive-gray surfaces that frame central figures with silver color at the high points. Shading is even throughout, without spots or distractions. The strike is typical, with a few star centers barely evident. CAC liked the originality of the piece, and their overall population is low, with 23 pieces certified. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
F12
PCGS
15072743

Gem $950 New December 8! Rare Post-Civil War Date, Gem Original, Tenafly Collection. As the Union transitioned to the Reconstruction Era, the Philadelphia Mint struck only 20,000 Seated quarters during 1867. Few surviving example are available for present day collectors let alone choice. CAC has approved all of twenty-three pieces with circulated examples being rare. At the F12 grade level, this Tenafly Collection offering is the lone piece approved. A special offering with gem surfaces, circulated cameo eye appeal and natural crusty gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. CAC approved.
Seated 25C 1868S Seated 1868-S
VF20
PCGS
38788707
Brigga 1-A
Choice $865 New December 6! Rare Date When CAC Approved, Natural Gray Patina, Pleasing Surfaces, Denver Collection. Well preserved and one of the nicest pieces that can be expected at the VF level, with original surfaces and pleasing color. Obverse fields are toned a light to medium grey while the reverse contains embedded blues. Marks are minimal, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has approved just 15 in all grades. The combination of rarity (96,000 struck) and natural eye appeal is compelling. The offer price is consistent with past GFRC CAC approved sales for the date. This Denver Collection offering should quickly find a new buyer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1871 Seated 1871
PF58
PCGS
37904086

Choice $675 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The Philadelphia Mint produced 960 Seated quarter proofs in this year, a far cry from the modern mintages numbering in the millions. This circulated proof example exhibits gray centers with deeper ochre shades in the stars and legend. As expected for a proof, the shrike is sharp, with fully-detailed stars and feathers. Briggs 1-A, with characteristic weakness is the scroll folds. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
14255409

Choice $525 With Arrows, Moderate Ebony-Brown Toning, Steely Fields, Choice and Fully Original, White Pine Collection . A no question original 1873 With Arrows strike given the crusty ebony and brown toning. Residual luster has a steely texture and is limited by the thick accumulated "skin". Strike is fully executed other than the lower three stars in the right obverse field. An ideal offering for those who are collecting on the crusty gray side of things as compared to collectors seeking brilliant frosty luster for their AU grade purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
EF40
PCGS
32216643
Briggs 2-A
Choice HOLD
$525
No Arrows, Open 3, Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II . The 1873 No Arrows quarters were struck prior to the April 1, 1873 Coinage Act and conform to a weight standard of 6.22 grams. The April Act increased this is to 6.25 grams, and arrows were added to the 1873 and 1874 issues to denote the slightly increased weight. This piece reveals even gray toning, lighter on the reverse, with gold shades among the stars, legend, and other protected areas. Fields are nearly unblemished and there are no marks of note. Strike is typical with the eagle’s lower feathers blending together. The CAC population is 18 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VG08
PCGS
18249941

Choice $950 No Arrows, Closed 3, Rare Variety Opportunity, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The Close 3 is distinct variety in the quarter series, with the balls of the 3 in the date nearly touching. This effect is plainly visible with the naked eye, and the variety, first popularized by Harry X Boosel of the Chicago Coin Club, is highly popular. This is a grey-toned piece, more mottled on the reverse, with silver at the high points. Field are original and free of significant distractions. CAC has approved only 12 pieces in all grades combined. The West Coast consignor had a knack for locating examples of low-population CAC pieces, and the present example is fully consistent with this theme. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
AU50
PCGS
38189081

Choice $400 Large CC Mintmark, Wide Spacing, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II . Deeply toned in gold and olive shades, this is sharply struck piece with distinct star centers and virtually complete detail in the usual problem area beneath the reverse shield. Varied hues create a thicker reverse skin, while the figure of Liberty is primarily gold and silver with a touch of crust at the right corner. Surfaces are smooth with no issues of note. CAC has certified an even hundred pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC Seated 1878-CC
AU58
PCGS
30001421
Briggs 2-B
Choice $900 Well Struck, Partially Mirrored Fields, Tan-Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II . Varying tan shades and occasional russet blanket both sides, with bits of dirt outlining Liberty and the stars. The skin is medium, not overwhelming, and the coin is well-struck with distinct star points. Mintmark placement is inconsistent on the 1876-1878 Carson City quarters, with this example revealing the first C punched higher than the second. The CAC population is 75 pieces, on the higher side for Seated quarters but still scarce in an absolute sense. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
VF20
PCGS
16711904
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Late date Seated quarters are highly desirable, especially in business strike format. This low-mintage piece exhibits mottled tones of gold, blue, and russet, with silver at the high points. Surfaces are original and smooth for the grade. Collectors in this period preferred proof format examples, with the result that circulation strikes are today more challenging. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1882 Seated 1882
F12
PCGS
27670324

Choice HOLD
$625
New December 14! Low Mintage Date, Attractive Peripheral Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Let's start the description for this most attractive 1882 Philadelphia strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The eye appeal is superb for a quarter at the Fine 12 grade level. Surfaces are 100% naturally toned with dark gray ring at the stars and date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes. Overall, a quality example for someone building a mid circulated date and mintmark set where CAC approval is important. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772

Choice $1375 Popular Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A near-gem original 1890 quarter that would nicely upgrade many Liberty Seated quarters sets presently being assembled. This piece screams originality with its micro-granular mint frost and flashy cartwheels. Strike if fully executed with high relief stars and complete hair details. Reverse details are a function of the weakly hubbed die and not strike. Faint rose and gold coloring is nicely showcased by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
AU58
NGC
3660342005
Briggs 2-B
Choice $800 New December 12! Near-Gem, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. This piece exhibits original, antique surfaces with a medium skin of grey and gold. Light dirt is sprinkled about the obverse and is additionally present in the reverse shield. Briggs 2-B, with an even date and recut verticals on the reverse. The strike is typical, with a few soft stars and some indistinct detail around the arrow feathers. This is a scarce piece in collector grades - although CAC has certified 61 pieces total, over half of these are at the MS64 level or higher. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 Seated 1891
AU58
PCGS
27149000

Choice $325 Near-Gem, Glowing Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. This Sooner Collection 1891 Seated quarter offering is NOT just another 1891 dated quarter. When first viewed under a light source, I immediately took note of the glowing satiny luster and active cartwheels. Most 1891 quarters will be seen with frosty luster, but this is not the case here. This specimen was struck from eroded dies leading to heavy radial metal flow lines on both sides. These lines will produce satiny rather than frosty luster. Unabraded surfaces lead me to assigned a near-gem quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 1891-O
VF30
PCGS
14881265

Choice $2250 Scarce and Popular Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. The Liberty Seated quarter series, challenging enough to begin with, leaves yet another semi-key issue at the conclusion of the 1838-1891 run. The 1891-O mintage was low, 68,000 pieces, and few collectors cared much about branch Mint pieces at the time of issue. This piece exhibits mottled shades of slate, gray, and rose, with characteristic lighter tones at the high points. Surfaces are original, and CAC-approved piece are scarce, with only 35 examples certified across all grades. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS65
PCGS
38529806

Gem $1450 Fresh CAC Approval! Type 1 Reverse, Scarce Grade, Gem Original Surfaces, Swirling Frosty Luster, Gray-Gold Patina. A superb first year of design production at the New Orleans mint. Definitely scarcer than Philadelphia counterpart. This offering is an unquestionable gem and best for collectors who like their Mint State barbers with original coloring. Frosty luster borders on the iridescent when placed under a light source. Swirling cartwheels are most pleasing. A light to medium gray skins covers the obverse with embedded gold towards the rims. Reverse ebony-rose toning and luster is stunning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Early Commems 25C 1893 Early Commems 1893
MS63
NGC
193467003

Choice HOLD
$550
1892 Isabella Commemorative, Beautifully Toned, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. The 1893 Isabella is one of my favorite early silver commemoratives due to many being available with beautiful toning. Made available at the World's Columbian Exposition but in the shadow of the Columbian half dollar. Few were purchased by the public and most were sold in later years. This lovely example offers frosty underlying luster multi-color toning. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The assgined NGC grade is a function of luster rather than any distracting marks. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
VF30
PCGS
33795838

Choice $460 Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. The first better New Orleans date in the Barber quarter series with mintage of 1,484,000. Early date quarters were heavily circulated leaving limited choice survivors for modern day collectors. This crusty olive-gray example features unabraded surfaces and perfectly natural patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1897O Barber 1897-O
VF20
PCGS
16782006

Choice $380 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Light Gray Toning, CAC Approval. An early semi-key Barber quarter date with crusty original patina. Choice survivors are clustered at the F12 to VF25 and EF45 to AU50 grade levels. This new GFRC offering is the lone VF20 graded piece to be approved by CAC. Obverse surfaces are unabraded while the reverse has several ancient contact marks by (OF A)MERICA that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC CDN guide is $390 as a reference point.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
MS64
PCGS
28477997

Choice $1100 Core Date & Mintmark Collection - Near-Gem Original, Labelman87 Collection, Toner. Rich toning is the hallmark of this 1906-O Barber quarter, with swirling deep blue and gray hues on the obverse, while the reverse hosts lighter shades of maroon and blue-green. Ticks are almost nowhere to be seen and the near-gem luster penetrates even the thick skin. CAC approval attests to the overall eye appeal, which will be especially appreciated by lovers of toned coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
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 1909D Barber 1909-D
AU53
PCGS
32122582

Choice $190 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Light Pewter Gray, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. An impressive 1909 Denver strike with minimal wear and light pewter gray coloring. Soft obverse luster gives way to richer reverse mint frost and cartwheel action. Fields are essentially unabraded other than some well hidden micro chatter in the right obverse field. A bold die crack connects the left bust with the below rim. Yet another Barber coinage date where CAC approved Mint State survivors far out number those in the EF and AU grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A strong offering from the Pikes Peak Collection.
Barber 25C 1913D Barber 1913-D
MS64
PCGS
20592202

Gem $965 Gem Eye Candy, Swirling Frosty Luster, Pleasing Obverse Rose Patina, Light Aquamarine-Rose Reverse. . A thoroughly pleasing 1913 Denver struck Barber quarter that will add considerable charm to a Mint State date and mintmark set. Both sides exhibit frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent rose patina covers the obverse while the reverse features lighter aquamarine and rose shades. Strike is 99% complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking complete definition. A most attractive example that warrants a GFRC Gem Original quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Why settle for a typical frosty white piece when this nicely toned candidate is available.
Barber 25C 1914S Barber 1914-S
F15
PCGS
31792963

Choice $565 New December 17! Better San Francisco Date, Natural Surfaces, Impressive Eye Appeal. Let's start the description for this delightful 1914-S Barber quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation! Eye appeal is stunning with natural coin gray surfaces and darker peripheral toning on the obverse and deeper shades throughout the reverse. Reverse has full circulated cameo appearance while the obverse is just bold and stately. Surfaces are unabraded. A premium example that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
38144282

Gem $875 Exceptional Iridescent Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Faint Obverse Rose-Gold, CAC Approval. What exceptional eye appeal for the collector building an advanced set of Barber quarters! A no question gem original 1916 Denver strike with brilliant iridescent luster. Bright light viewing activates swirling cartwheels as expected from a gem strike. Creamy center gold toning is well framed by darker shades at the peripheries. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CAC CDN bid.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328

Choice $235 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917D Standing Liberty 1917-D
Type 1
EF45
PCGS
16478933

Choice $230 Type 1, Choice Original, 85% CAC Buyback Program Purchase. Previously from the Twin Lakes Collection and returning to GFRC per the 85% CAC Buyback program. Don't miss this lovely 1917-D Type I during its second offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920 Standing Liberty 1920
EF45
PCGS
03908160

Choice HOLD
$90
Choice Original, CAC Pop 1, Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923 Standing Liberty 1923
MS64
PCGS
1501708

Choice $350 Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Bold Strike, Brilliant Luster, Choice Original. Striking issues abound in the Standing Liberty series, and, although not designated as Full Head, this example exhibits a solid strike with defined shield rivets and ample feather detail on the reverse. Fields are smooth and uninterrupted, and the only noticeable ticks are hidden within the figure of Liberty. The surfaces are brilliant silver, with bits of russet and gold in the protected areas. The luster is all there for an MS64 piece and the CAC certification is no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 1923-S
AU55
PCGS
38006185

Choice $2300 Key Date, Soft Satiny Luster, Light Rub, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A Standing Liberty quarter series key date and important offering from the Twin Lakes Collection. This scarce and desirable key date is one of just four dates in the series with a three-figure value in the G-4 column of the Red Book, and among those four are the rare 1916 and 1918/7-S issues. A truly remarkable example that becomes more elusive the farther up the grading scale one searches. Both sides exhibit soft satiny luster with moderate cartwheels. Fields and devices are entirely unabraded. Faint gold coloring has been amplified by GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25c 1924D Standing Liberty 1924-D
MS65
PCGS
28477721

Gem $525 Gem Original, Rich Frosty Light Gray Surfaces, Swirling Luster, Above Average Eye Appeal, Chicago ANA New Purchase. Exceptional luster and cartwheels are the hallmark of this light silver gray Liberty Standing quarter. A well struck example with all shield rivets evident and only Liberty's ear missing. GFRC images accurately capture strike and lustrous surfaces. A no question gem that was hand selected at the Chicago ANA show. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1925 Standing Liberty 1925
EF45
PCGS
12283111

Choice HOLD
$80
Choice Original, CAC Pop 1, 85% CAC Buyback Purchase. Another sharp CAC approved Standing Liberty quarter from the Twin Lakes Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and repurchased via the 85% CAC Buyback program. Hurry on the second offering.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
Knob 6, Small Stars
VF30
PCGS
12860697
O-106
Choice $1250 Knob 6, 6 Berries on Reverse, Burgundy-Blue Patina, Better Variety, Newtown Collection. A better 1806 Overton 106 die pairing with not often seen 6 berries reverse. Overall rarity is listed as R4. I can easily understand the CAC approval for this burgundy-blue toned example. Steely fields are essentially unabraded while the strike is typical. This early half performs well during bright light review. GFRC images and coloring are typical of bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A solidly choice original example from the Newtown Collection.
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
AU53
PCGS
40439386
O-118a
Gem $3350 Gem Original, Shattered Reverse, Exceptional Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Pleasing multicolor old album toning covers both sides of this superb 1806 O-118a Draped Bust half. Reverse is shattered with heavy diagnostic die crack from the rim below arrows up through (O)F. Mint luster is prevalent throughout the fields and surrounding all major devices. Center rose is contrasted by peripheral blues and gold. Reverse coloring is mostly steely gray with multi-shades of peripheral gold. As always, the O-118a is weakly struck at the centers, specifically at the left facing wing and shield junction along with Liberty's central hair curls. Coloring and mint luster bring about a most enjoyable viewing experience. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $750 New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch 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 PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
EF45
PCGS
31462770
O-107
Choice $1035 New December 29! III Edge Lettering, O-107 Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. If a fan of gun metal gray-blues on your early silver type, you may want to pay attention to this well preserved 1809 O-107 III Edge offering. An absolutely choice example with deep reverse toning. 1809 saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VF20
PCGS
33130797
O-107
Choice HOLD
$375
New December 4! III Edge, Deep Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a popular 1809 Capped Bust half dollar edge lettering type offering. The III Edge is found on O-107, O-108, O-109 and O-110 die pairings including die states. This O-107 example features deep gray patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Fields are essentially unabraded for the amount of time in circulation. Probably in the top 10% for eye appeal and preservation state at the assigned VF20 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $180 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. 85% CAC Buyback Offering. 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 PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
EF40
PCGS
37536666
O-105
Choice $450 Well Preserved Early Date, Uniform Light Gray, Residual Luster, CAC Approval. Surfaces on this 1810 O-105 survivor are covered with light gray patina and are well preserved. Residual steely luster and golden highlights appear during bright light review. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by a long extended vertical shield line through the horizontals. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1824/1 Capped Bust 1824/1
VF30
PCGS
29105113
O-101
Original $250 1824/1, Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Choice, Nevada Collection. Fresh CAC approval! On the 1824/1 O-101 die pairing, the 4 digit is punched over a pre-existing 1. The flag of the earlier 1 digit is visible at the top left of the final 4 digit. This example, from the Nevada Collection features uniform rose-olive and gray patina on both sides. Fields retain steely characteristics when viewed under a light source. A few obverse ticks holds this one back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
MS64
PCGS
81864108
O-111
Choice $3275 New December 13! Triple Obverse Strike, Rich Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Reddish Copper-Gold and Aquamarine, Osprey Collection. GFRC is excited to be offering a superb near-gem 1825 Capped Bust half with brilliant frosty luster and old-time original coloring. A 10x loupe inspection confirmed the source of the luster; a thin continuous layer of mint frost across major devices and the fields. Under a light source, cartwheel action is vibrant. Coloring is primary reddish copper-gold with light aquamarine-gray centers. Reverse peripheral toning shift to beautiful orange-gold with activated. This piece is entirely unabraded. The O-111 die pairing is easily attributed via a boldly recut 50 C. Obverse features a cool triple strike on Liberty's face and neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
AU58
PCGS
03991693
O-114
Choice $795 Copper-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Super Eye Appeal. A very well balance 1825 O-114 Capped Bust half with the AU58 and CAC approval credentials. Frosty luster and copper-gold coloring a absolutely consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the coloring shifts to light tan and aquamarine. Strike is very well impressed with rounded stars and complete reverse eagle devices including those pesky claws and arrow feathers. A thoroughly wholesome example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $795 85% CAC Buyout, Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning. A visually appealing 1826 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar and better die pairing to consider. I'm a junky for old tiime thick crusty toning on early silver type coins if the toning is well balanced and uniform. This new offering is a gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering steely luster with active cartwheels become immediately apparent under a light source. Gray-rose center luster transitions to mottled ebony at the peripheries. Obverse strike is complete with nicely rounded stars but the reverse lacks some definition at the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder and worthy of a GFRC gem quality rating as I love the overall eye appeal and pristine surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
31912391
O-108
Choice HOLD
$475
New December 5! Near-Gem, Elegant Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW, Oregon Beaver Collection. "Elegant Eye Appeal" is the descriptor that came to mind when viewing this near-gem 1826 O-108 Capped Bust half. Frosty luster is consistent and radiates from both sides. Cartwheel action is pleasing during bright light inspection. Toning consists of light center rose-orange with peripheral aquamarine. GFRC photography has amplified the center rose coloring. A well preserved and impressive half that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Square Base 2
AU50
PCGS
83610329
O-114
Gem $375 New December 5! Better Variety, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start the description for this 1827 O-114 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A Gem quality rating is appropriate given the hammered strike whereby devices are boldly elevated above the fields. Fields are unabraded and vusually pleasing. Toning is a semi-transparent golden gray that effectively highlights the well defined devices during bright light review. The O-114 variety garners an R3 rarity rating and can be easily attributed by a defect in Y in LIBERTY on the obverse headband and the last A in AMERICA touching the top arrowhead. Again, a gem offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection that should be scooped up for type or an advanced Capped Bust half dollar date set.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Square Base 2
EF40
PCGS
11550363
O-106
Choice $200 New December 14! Choice Original, Pastel Rose, Blues and Gold Coloring, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Light iridescent gray-rose obverse toning is surrounded by sky blue and gold at the stars. The reverse is mostly light gray with golden reflections at the rim. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the strict originality and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. 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. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust 50C 1829/7 Capped Bust 1829/7
EF40
PCGS
29546994
O-101
Choice $380 1829/7, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. An exceptional 1829/7 offering that will please the most selective collector of mid circulated grade Capped Bust coinage. Natural gray surfaces reveal light shades at the wear points. Residual steely luster is readily apparent during bright light review. This well preserved 1829/7 overdate features clear definition of the square base 2 at the bottom of the final curl base 2. The upright of the prior 7 digit is also visible within the lower loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A fully choice offering from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Large Letters
AU53
PCGS
31770205
O-101
Choice HOLD
$600
Large Letters Reverse Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Superb Reverse Toning, CAC Approval. The 1832 Large Letters reverse is unique to the Overton 101 die variety. The Large Letters reverse can be cherrypicked due to a die crack from the left facing wing down to the olive leaves. All O-101 examples have this attribution point. The obverse is particularly crusty with thick rose-gray patina. Reverse eye appeal is exceptional with a thinner layer of rose-gold and aquamarine patina. Bright light inspection exposes steely fields and corresponding reflective luster that amplify the coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the correct die variety attribution with "Overton 101, Large Letters".
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large 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 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
EF40
PCGS
36604615
O-105
Choice $225 New December 5! Crusty Gray, Choice Surfaces, 100% Original, CAC Approval, Oregon Beaver Collection. if naturally preserved early silver type coinage is your passion, I would suggest that this crusty 1835 O-105 Capped Bust be considered. A well preserved specimen with crusty gray patina that still allows residual steely luster to peek through under a bright light. Fields are completely unabraded. Yet another Oregon Beaver offering that is being assigned a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
25677496
WB-2
Choice $2250 No Drapery Type, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. An ideal first year of type issue, this is a pleasing Seated half with even, uniform color. Crusty fields of deep gray contrast with somewhat lighter central figures, particularly at the high points. Stars 6-9 reveal blue shading mixed in, as does the reverse rim. The strike is typical, with some flat stars. The originality factor is strong with no evidence of prior cleaning. WB-4 variety, with the date placed further to the right than for other WB varieties of this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date) with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1839O Capped Bust 1839-O
Reeded Edge
VG10
PCGS
20384089
GR-1
Choice HOLD
$945
Affordable New Orleans Capped Bust Half Dollar Design Type, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Very Late Die State. For collectors on a budget, this 1839-O Reeded Edge offering could be noteworthy. A popular design type since the first occurrence of the half dollar denomination struck at the New Orleans mint. Secondly, is the very late die state with the reverse die fully cracked. Add in well preserved surfaces, with only honest wear, and covered with rose-gray patina. With a 10x loupe, I could not find any marks or abrasions to complain about. Instead, the heavy reverse die cracks and growing internal cud between the right facing wing and AM(ERI)CA captured my full attention. Really cool! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) Seated 1840-(O)
Rev 1838
VF30
PCGS
16181728
WB-4
Choice $1350 No Mintmark Reverse of 1838, Choice Gray Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. Here is a coin to win a bar bet in a numismatically-minded drinking establishment. While ostensibly struck in Philadelphia, with no mintmark, the expert analysis of Bill Bugert and Randy Wiley has demonstrated that this issue actually originated in New Orleans. The coin pairs the 1840-O obverse die 2 with a Bust half reverse die, for which the mintmark appeared on the obverse. Toned in pleasing shades of deep blue, gray, and rose, this example is mark-free for the grade and exhibits superior eye appeal. CAC has approved 26 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, with holder tag "1840(O) and Reverse of 1838."
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice HOLD
$2400
WB-2R, Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. An important opportunity for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. One does not often see a WB-2R Baseball Die Cracked Reverse offering with choice original surfaces and CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide balanced contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. The ebony-gray ring between obverse stars and the rim provides additional eye appeal. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. On the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with much of the foot support area polished out. Strike is uniform with no points of weakness to mention. There are a few tiny blemishes consistent with the assigned grade and acceptable to CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Previously sold into the Seal Beach Collection and back again at GFRC as a top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
14255613
WB-4
Choice $375 Choice Original, Mottled Gray Coloring, CAC Approval, Newtown Collection. Yet another CAC-approved piece from the Newtown consignor, this Seated half exhibits a richly toned obverse with shades of gold and deeper gray at rims, while the reverse is lighter throughout. The WB-4 variety is distinct with a "footless" 1 in the date, missing part of the serif to the lower left, and a mintmark punched well left of center. This is not an expensive coin, but remains a choice example with visual interest, and not easily located as such. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 16 pieces finer.
Seated 50C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
AU55
NGC
3663950007

Choice HOLD
$395
New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. With Arrows type, Crusty Thin Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Heavy Die Clashing. This offering is a fully struck 1854 With Arrows half with crusty gray patina covering both sides with darker shades on the reverse. Bright light inspection exposes residual steely luster that is more prominent on the obverse due to the lighter toning. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. A consignor buyout and priced below the CDN CAC guide which currently stands at $422.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU53
PCGS
32648758

Choice $435 Price Reduction, GFRC Consignor Buyout, Choice Original. This With Arrows type Seated half exhibits a pleasing two-tone appearance with luster in the recessed areas framed by gold and olive fields, with deeper shades at the high points. Marks are minimal for the grade with nothing of note. Ample die cracking is evident on both sides, a well-known signature of 1854-O halves, a year in which half dollar production at the New Orleans Mint spiked from 1.3 million to 5.2 million pieces. The Mint was clearly focused on cranking out these workhorses of American silver coinage, and polishing cracks out of impaired dies was not high on the priority list. Apart from the die characteristics, the originality factor is strong with a distinct absence of field hairlines underneath the toning, and the overall eye appeal is wholesome. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU55
NGC
3584368017

Choice $435 New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Near Gem, Antique Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Steely Luster, Fully Struck. Natural golden-gray patina is transparent to the underlying steely luster. Strike is completely executed with particularly high relief reverse devices. The reverse shield contains a multitude of horizontal die polish lines are an easy attribution point. This piece screams originality during bright light inspection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. A consignor buyout and priced below the CDN CAC guide which currently stands at $422.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
36937417

Choice HOLD
$245
Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. If thick crusty original silver is your cup of tea, then please consider this 1856-O Seated half dollar hand selected from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album collection and process through PCGS and CAC. This piece screams originality with thick olive-gray skin. Strike is well executed and complete. Surfaces are unabraded as I could not find a single defect to complain about. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 1857
AU58
NGC
3383777008

Choice $515 Choice Original, Dirty Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Wholesome and original are probably the best descriptions for this choice 1857 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with dirty gold patina that is more translucent to the underlying frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse toning is crusty. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU55
PCGS
26454285

Choice HOLD
$675
New January 11! Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Choice Original, Aquamarine/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Ex. Strawberry Fields Collection. Ex. Strawberry Fields and Tenafly Collections. A pleasing 1859 Philadelphia strike that is well preserved with above average quality. Surfaces are entirely original with crisp reflective luster. In-hand viewing sees gray and gold toning 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 superb when exposes to secondary lighting source. Previously from the Strawberry Fields Collection which sold at Heritage Auction during September 2013 and realized $764. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1859 Seated 1859
AU53
PCGS
22041277
WB-101
Choice $635 85% CAC Buyback! Type 2 Reverse, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Strictly Original. The Wiley-Bugert reference describes this issue as underrated, and a quick glance at the Guide Book verifies that the mintage is less than a million pieces, contrasting with the pricing profile, which matches that of a type coin. Such opportunities are one of the attractions of collecting Seated coins. This piece exhibits a medium tan obverse with olive highlights at the rim, while the reverse features intense, speckled deep gray in the fields, offset by steely luster in the protected areas. The strike is strong, with defined star points and superior detail in the eagle feathers. WB-101, type 1 reverse with shorter base of L in HALF. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1868S Seated 1868-S
EF40
NGC
3569068016
WB-8
Choice $300 Choice Original, Murphys Collection. This piece is an object lesson in a typical toning pattern of an original coin. High points (obverse knees, breast) are more evenly toned, recessed areas (stars, legend) host occasional dirt, while the fields vary between grey and the rose seen at the high points. This is known as “elevation chromatics,” as the varying relief on a coin reacts differently to environmental conditions over time. Cleaned coins tend to be more uniform in color, and bright silver toning throughout is usually a dead giveaway. This is typically struck example, with some weakness in stars 5-7 and reverse detail surrounding the arrow feathers not completely distinct. Clearly, we like the originality of this piece, as does CAC. WB-8, with a high date that slopes slightly downward. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
27440425
WB-7
Gem $1600 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Near-gem, frosty luster underlies a medium skin of swirling blue-green and russet shades, and the effect is exceptionally appealing. The strong strike brings up virtually complete detail in the eagle's feathers, revealing the full intent of the engraver. This may be a "common" date, but the aesthetic appeal of this example is decidedly uncommon. One of the highlights in the Newtown consignment. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1876S Seated 1876-S
MS63
PCGS
4557326
Unlisted
Choice $1225 Brilliant Reflective Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Exceptional Overall Luster at Grade, CAC Approval. An eye catching 1876 San Francisco strike with brilliant reflective luster to consider. After considerable time with Bill Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties and LSCC website addendum pages, I've not been able to attribute this Type 1 Reverse half. Maybe it is a new die variety as there are obvious die markers include weak lower vertical shield lines on the reverse and a large die scratch from the upper olive leaf to the left facing wing. The obverse die has numerous small die defects on Liberty and a polished out foot support. If a fan of brilliant "head light" luster, please give this offering your attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. Part of a recent 1876 Centennial set purchase.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 1877
MS64
PCGS
26648625
WB-103
Gem $1875 85% CAC Buyback! Gem Original, JUST BUY IT NOW. A new purchase via the GFRC CAC Buyback program and offered at a discounted price. Deeply toned, mirrored fields contrast with the frosted devices, and the effect is pleasing. Rich tones of blue-green intermix with delicate russet shades, especially on the reverse, while the central figures on both sides are more lightly toned. The strike is convincing, with sharp stars and near-complete eagle feathers. CAC approval is no surprise, with the coin guaranteed to look even better in hand. WB-103, type 2 reverse with a closed bud to the left. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
36495212
WB-104
Gem $3250 Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous gem-graded half with swirling shades of blue and rose, this piece will captivate even the most grizzled coin veteran. Frosty luster booms from both sides, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The strike is full, with sharp stars and most eagle feathers distinct. This is the WB-104 variety, type 2 reverse with closed bud beneath the branch leaves. The next owner will derive substantial enjoyment from this premium quality example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
4748267

Choice $2500 Tiny Mintage, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Burnt Gold, Newtown Collection. Burnt-gold peripheral toning fills the borders of this semiprooflike 1884 Liberty Seated half. Strike is hammered and a deeply struck representative of this scarce date. The obverse field shows a few stray micro lines with the reverse is well-preserved and unabraded. From a mintage of only 4,400 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection. Last sold as Heritage Lot #4442 during June 2018 for $2520.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.
Barber 50C 1897S Barber 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853

Choice $3250 Rare 1890s San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes are one of the tougher Barber half dollar dates of the 1890's. This date is not as rare as the 1897-O or the 1898-S, but remains challenges as compared to the majority of the dates in the series. PCGS population report indicates thirty-nine certified in all AU grades from a mintage of 933,900. That is 0.004% of the reported mintage as a reference. This lovely survivor offers strictly original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. The only abrasion seen under a 10x loupe is one tiny nick on the upper cheek. Satiny cartwheel luster and faint gray-gold patina are attractive for such a scarce date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A rare offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 50C 1901S Barber 1901-S
MS62
PCGS
39425237

Choice $5150 Only Affordable CAC Approved Mint State Example, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. A strictly original example of the semi-scarce 1901-S date with sufficient eye appeal to garner CAC approval. Brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Though not readily apparent in the GFRC images, this piece is lightly toned with faint obverse center aquamarine and peripheral gold. Reverse coloring is a light silver-gray. Strike is sharp and complete. Interested clients are guided to the CAC population report to understand this piece's importance. CAC has only approved two pieces in AU58, one at MS62, followed by several at the MS65/MS66 level. This semi-scarce date is brutally difficult to locate at the choice Mint States level as most have been dipped out to enhance luster and grade potential. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1906D Barber 1906-D
AU58
PCGS
24073651

Choice HOLD
$650
New December 18! Reflective Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheel, Excellent Eye Appeal, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. There are times when GFRC images just don't do a coin justice. This gorgeous 1906-D Barber half is one of those cases. Well preserved and unquestionably original surfaces are lightly mirrored. The resulting reflective luster is delightful and pleasing. Light copper shades are darker on the obverse. Fields are pristine and unabraded along with a wicked good strike. A noteworthy Twin Lakes Collection duplicate that will please the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1908S Barber 1908-S
EF40
NGC
3670641174

Choice $500 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Residual Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a lustrous piece for the grade, especially so on the reverse. Remaining luster is frosty and clearly evident as the coin is tilted. Even gray fields host lighter silver devices, all giving way to a bit of olive scattered in the stars and legend. The strike is typical, with the eagle detail merging in several locations. Mintage is less than 2 million, a slightly lower figure within the Barber half series. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1913D Barber 1913-D
AU50
PCGS
25129689

Choice $495 Iridescent Light Gold Patina, Near-Gem Example, Oregon Beaver Collection. A silver figure of Liberty gives way to tan and sandy shades, with light crust scattered throughout the stars. The reverse is more evenly toned, exhibiting plum hues over a golden background. Original fields more than justify the CAC approval. The 1913-D represents one of the lowest mintages in the Barber half series, and CAC has approved just 68 examples. This piece is nicer in hand than the images reveal - you will not be disappointed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1917S Walking Liberty 1917-S
Obverse
AU58
PCGS
81945300

Choice HOLD
$3450
New December 18! Obverse Mintmark Key Date, Satiny Textured Luster, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1917-S half with obverse mintmark is one of the key dates in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The Twin Lakes Collection has released an impressive example with satiny luster and a complete strike. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. An important opportunity for CAC approved AU58 type set collectors or those pursuing a complete set of Walkers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1934 Early Commems 1934
MS66
NGC
183349022

Gem HOLD
$415
1934 Boone Commemorative, Low Mintage, Thick Frosty Luster, Copper-Gold Patina, Superb Gem. The 1934 Boone silver commemorative mintage was limited to 10,007 coins with a high survival rate. This issue is found with frosty to satiny-like luster with excellent eye appeal. Collector challenge is locating an example that they find especially appealing. This lovely specimen captured my attention at the 2019 Winter Baltimore pre-show buying event as so attractive and well struck. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338635

Gem $215 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The first of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338635). Light golden coloring covers both sides. Satiny luster is pleasing and uninterrupted along with active cartwheels. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands. This is an opportunity to own a sweet example.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338643

Gem $205 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The second of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338643). Intense frosty luster is that of a higher grade. Swirling cartwheels make bright light inspection a lot of fun. As much as I like the golden toning on (19338635), the exceptional luster wins the day. At the asking price, consider buying both as conversation pieces. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands and this offering is so close to the next grade other than a few tiny luster breaks on the reverse.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338649

Gem $200 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The third of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338649). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. A single micro jaw divot, as made, holds this one back from a higher grade. Reverse luster is continous and unabraded. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS
19338653

Gem $200 Cleveland Centennial / Great Lakes Exposition, Gem Original, 1/4 Sequentially Numbered, CAC Approval, Pikes Peak Collection. The fourth of four sequentially numbered Cleveland Centennial half dollars; all are graded MS66 with CAC approval. This offering is serial number (19338653). Glowing satiny luster is this example's strong point. This example is essentially a twin to (19338653) in terms of coloring and luster. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Prices jump quickly for MS67 graded Clevelands.
Early Commems 50C 1936 Early Commems 1936
MS66
PCGS Rattler
2082717

Gem $350 Norfolk Bicentennial, Faint Rose Coloring, Brilliant Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. An ornate early U.S. commemorative design that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Norfolk borough. A "majestic" example with hammered strike coupled with faint rose shades that have been enhanced by GFRC photography. This offering is ready as a long term "hold" given the rattler holder and CAC green bean. Mintage is only 16,936. U.S commemoratives have been underrated with this gem example being a smart value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval. CDN CAC guide is $375. If looking for a top shelf Norfolk Commem, this offering should work nicely.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
VF35
PCGS
29996974
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust $1 1798 Draped Bust 1798
Large Eagle, Pointed 9
VF20
PCGS
12714867

Choice $2850 Large Eagle Type, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Olive-Gray Patina, JUST BUY IT NOW!. GFRC took a very cautious approach to starting its Draped Bust dollar product line due to a marketplace replete with marginal or problem coins. The GFRC mission is to stock above average coins including Draped Bust pieces. Over time, persistent searching has managed to locate several quality offerings that typically come with CAC approval. Case in point is this choice 1798 Large Eagle with crusty olive-gray patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Steely fields are essentially unabraded with just a touch of micro chatter on the right obverse field. The strict originality and cameo eye appeal warrant a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as well preserved pieces of this caliber are few and far between. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC Approval.
Draped Bust $1 1799/8 Draped Bust 1799/8
15 Reverse Stars
F15
PCGS
90005659
B-3 BB-141
Choice $2250 15 Reverse Stars, B-3, BB-141, Natural Brownish Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a perfect for the grade, circulated Bust dollar with near-smooth surfaces and even color. Original, russet fields are more deeply shaded at the rims, while the central devices are lighter and reveal contrasting silver tones. The CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. BB-3. with the obverse die exhibiting the 2nd 9 punched over an 8, while the reverse has 15 stars. Note, the top row of seven stars has stars 1 and 7 effaced by the clouds. This is a large and impressive type coin, combining a date in the 1700s with strong aesthetic appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Gobrecht $1 1836 Gobrecht 1836
PR50
PCGS
04137042

Choice $17500 Name on Base, Choice Original Strike, Die Alignment I, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The study of Gobrecht dollars is a field onto itself. The 1836 date is a proof only issue with the Christian Gobrecht name on the base. This die pairing is found with two reverse die alignments; regular coin turn and medal turn. The Coin Turn aligned reverse features the eagle flying upward through a field of multiple sized stars. Most notable are the raised letters in LIBERTY on the scroll. GFRC original sold this PCGS PR50 example into the Osprey Collection after securing CAC approval. A splendid example with rich gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Bright light inspection exposes light blue fields and peripheral gold toning. A circulated example with minimal wear on the gown line and scroll. One field mark is noted within the right obverse as illustrated in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Fully choice and would be the prize holding in most Liberty Seated coinage centric collections.
Seated $1 1840 Seated 1840
EF45
PCGS
30867187

Choice $1350 First Year Design Issue, Steely Choice Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, CAC Approval. If assembling a quality Seated dollar set in circulated grades, my advice is to exercise patience and focus on CAC approved selection for the more "common" dates. The 1840 date is always popular as a first year design type along with being part of a date or date/mintmark set. This newly offered example is exactly how a strictly original Seated dollar should look. Fields are steely and toned a uniform light gray. When placed under a bright light, EF45 graded dollars should exhibit residual luster as the field areas can easily reflect light. This is the case with this example. Strike is essentially complete with a few right obverse field stars lacking connected centrils. Rims are unabraded. A choice example that should not last long on the price list if history repeat itself. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1841 Seated 1841
MS63
PCGS
37334005

Choice $10250 Near-Gem Original, Chrome-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Old Time Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. GFRC dug this wonderful 1841 Liberty Seated dollar out of a wholesaler's box at the 2020 Atlanta ANA show. There was no question that adding this near-gem to inventory was a foregone conclusion if competitive pricing could be worked out. This I did and thrilled to be offering this specimen to clients. An early American artifact with well preserved surfaces covered with a thin chrome-gray patina that allows uninterrupted steely luster during bright light inspection. As usual, GFRC photography amplifies the reverse toning streak. The obverse is fully struck with bold head details and high relief stars. Some reverse weakness is present at the upper left facing wing. If building a superior set of Seated dollars, please given this special offering consideration. Dan White and I both loved this one at first sight; a tough audience to please! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. As a reference, CDN CAC guide is $10,500.
Seated $1 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
33605898

Choice $2475 New December 9! Circulation Strike, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck. A wonderful 1844 circulation strike with obvious doubling in the shield and misplaced top loop of 8 digit in lower gown. Fields are lightly mirrored with obverse emitting crisp reflective luster under a light source. Reverse luster is closer to a steely texture. Both sides are covered with natural silver gray patina. The obverse has embedded rose which is amplified within the GFRC images. Strike is complete. Surfaces abrasions are minimal with none worth mentioning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted as grading is accurate and surfaces are 100% original. A new 85% CAC Buyback program acquisition.
Seated $1 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
34931406

Choice $2325 Better Early Date, Mirrored Fields, Deep Rose with Peripheral Blue, CAC Approved. One of the three better early Philadelphia date at the AU grade level. 1845 dated strikes amounted to only 24,500 pieces with a bit over fifty certified by PCGS at the AU55-58 grade level. CAC population for this grade range is seventeen pieces. This example should be near the top of the CAC approved pack due to incredible originality. Fields are nicely mirrored and reflective during bright light inspection. A fairly thick rose patina covers both sides and surrounded by peripheral blues. The patina mutes much of the luster during in hand viewing while semi-transparent under a light source. A very choice and desirable example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1850 Seated 1850
AU55
PCGS
9701735

Gem $5850 Rare Date, Gem at Grade, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A marvelous 1850 gem from a tiny mintage of 7,500 pieces. Mirrored fields are covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Bright light viewing exposes peripheral gold and center rose. An offering from the true Liberty Seated dollar connoisseur. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. Part of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar Collection that is presently being divested.
Seated $1 1850 Seated 1850
AU55
PCGS
27643633

Choice $5500 Rare Issue, Mirrored Fields, Crisp Reflective Luster, So Choice with CAC Approval. An elusive Liberty Seated dollar date as the 1850 Philadelphia mintage reached an all time low of 7500 pieces. This issue is scarce in all circulated grades and becomes very scarce in AU. GFRC is pleased to be offering a choice example with mirrored fields on both sides. Bright light review exposes sharp reflective luster that is minimally disturbed by traces of field chatter. Obverse toning is a light transparent gray that vanishes under a light source. Reverse toning is deeper with gun metal gray-blue shades. Strike is nearly complete with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. A strong candidate for the advanced collector that is pursuing a date set in higher circulated grades.
Seated $1 1853 Seated 1853
MS64
PCGS
3669930

Gem $13250 Gem Original, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Incredible Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. Collecting Liberty Seated dollars is a substantial undertaking. The surviving populations are quite low in AU and Mint State outside of the omnipresent 1859-O and 1860-O dates along with the generally available 1840s dates. Locating Philadelphia struck specimens from the 1850s presents a keen challenge. During early 2018, a complete Seated dollar set was being broken up with this 1853 dollar offering having some of the best eye appeal among the set offerings. This gorgeous 1853 specimen was purchased by Dan White at that time as a well preserved specimen with eye catching frosty cartwheel luster. Surfaces are lightly toned with a thin gold skin that is more apparent on the lower left obverse along with date punch area. Bright light viewing is an absolutely joy as few have been seen with this amount of natural luster and overall eye appeal. Placing a 10x loupe on the surfaces of such a large denomination piece may appear excessive. The inspection revealed only a few field ticks and a single bag mark. Being this critical is important for full disclosure. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with standard ring insert and barcode on the back aside label. CAC approval must have been a foregone conclusion on this amazing specimen. From the Dan White Collection of Liberty Seated dollar being divested via GFRC.
Seated $1 1857 Seated 1857
MS64+
NGC
4626462007

Gem $16750 Near Condition Census Offering, Mirrored Fields, Gem Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray and Teal Toning, Osprey Collection. 1857 dated Seated dollars will be found with two consistent characteristics. Nearly all survivors in EF through Mint State will exhibit proof like surfaces. Secondly, essential all pieces are weakly struck at the head and surrounding stars. A full strike is probably an R7+ rarity. The divestment of the Dan White Liberty Seated Dollar collection has yielded this near condition census example into the market place. This survivor features the expected mirrored fields and a partial strike at the upper obverse. Perfectly preserved surfaces are unabraded and covered with a base layer of semi-transparent rose-gray coupled with mottled teal blue. PCGS population is a single example certified at MS64+ with three better. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1873CC Trade 1873-CC
MS63
PCGS
38749376

Choice $25950 Condition Census, Superb Gem, Set Registry Candidate, Pristine Surfaces, Natural Pewter Coloring CAC Approval. I believe that Q. David Bowers well communicates the rarity of this gem 1873-CC Trade dollar per his CoinFacts monologue. This date was not saved by collectors of the period, with nearly all being shipped to the Orient. Exported pieces did return to the United States with wear and chopmarks. Bowers goes on to write that "In MS63 grade, the 1873-CC date maintains it lofty rarity status with examples seen being as elusive as those at the MS64 grade level. I could not pass up owning this superb gem when discovered in a dealer wholesale box at a small New England dealer show. This example presents virtually perfect surfaces that do not reveal even the tiniest scrapes. 10x loupe inspection and a thorough inspection reveals a few widely scattered microscopic ticks. Steely luster is consistent on both sides which is typical for the date. Both sides enjoy a naturally original deeper pewter color. Miss Liberty and the details are well struck. Mint made adjustment marks on the eagles lower left leg probably holds this piece back from MS64 certification. The good people at CAC believed this high end MInt States example to be worthy of green bean. CAC population is two at the MS63 level with only three finer. A true piece of American western frontier history in a very rare preservation state. I'm already enjoying having this piece in GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Offers welcomed though reasonably priced. As a reference, CDN CAC guide pricing is $30,200.
Trade $1 1875S Trade 1875-S
MS64
PCGS
2280654

Gem $3400 Superior Originality and Eye Appeal, Steely Reflective Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, 1989 PCGS Holder, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection . Ex. Poetic Candy Collection, The Osprey Collection continues its divestment program via GFRC. This superior 1875-S Trade dollar was originally purchased out of the Poetic Candy Collection during 2017 and now makes a return appearance. This example is a unquestionable gem at the assigned grade. Surfaces are 100% original and untouched. Steely reflective luster is pleasing along with flashy cartwheels during bright light inspection. A faint rose patina covers both sides but does not impede the luster. Strike is big and bold; every minor detail is so well defined. Two bag marks above Liberty's out stretched arm are the only abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989) old green holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Trade $1 1877 Trade 1877
MS63+
PCGS
20769869
II/II
Choice $1895 New November 30! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Champagne-Gold Toning, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Original. A lustrous, softly frosted 1877 Philadelphia strike that is a high end MS63. This Black Point Collection offering displays surprisingly clean surfaces with pleasing champagne-gold toning that shows hints of blue around the peripheries. The peripheral stars are not fully struck, but the central devices are sharp. PCGS MS63+ population is a tiny three pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II. As reference, CDN CAC guide is $2250 at MS63 grade level.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
AU58
PCGS
82239335
II/II
Choice $750 New November 30! Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Near-Gem, Reflective Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. An exceptional 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar with hammered strike and reflective luster. Old time golden-gray patina dresses the obverse while the reverse is includes rose hues into the color palette. A near-gem at grade and worthy of an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Type II/II.
Morgan $1 1878-7/8 Morgan 1878-7/8
MS63
NGC
3580133002

Choice $200 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. This is a popular variety within the Morgan series. Bowers theorizes that a number of 1878 reverse dies were overpunched with a 7 tail feathers hub, creating traces of under feathers above the bow. Regardless of the cause, examples command a premium, more so at MS levels. This piece exhibits frosty luster, more consistent with an MS64 example, over medium gray surfaces. Touches of evergreen and russet are seen here and there. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. CDN retail price guide is $228.
Morgan $1 18788TF Morgan 1878-8TF
Polished Ear
MS64
PCGS
29373173
VAM-14.2
Gem $1100 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Pale lilac and sky blue centers host a thin rainbow at the rims. The delicate toning is pleasing, with crisp, frosty luster underneath approaching partial mirrors. Dancing cartwheels are evident even with minimal coin tilt. Exceptional eye appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CDN retail price with CAC certification is $572.
Morgan $1 1878CC Morgan 1878-CC
MS63
PCGS
28487206

Choice $950 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. The face of Liberty reveals an artist's palette, mixing maroon, violet-red, blue-green, and gold shades. The obverse field toning is navy and aqua, delivering solid eye appeal. The reverse is untoned and exhibits partially mirrored fields. Overall luster is reflective, with swirling cartwheels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail price guide for CAC examples is $533.
Trade $1 1882 Trade 1882
PR64CAM
PCGS
25317180

Gem $6100 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Watery Fields, Sharp Reflective Luster, Proof Only Date, Osprey Collection. 1882 brings a proof only date for Trade dollars. Mintage was limited to 1,097 strikes for the collector market of that era. The Osprey Collection is letting go of an exceptional example from his PCGS Box of 20- This offering warrants a Gem original quality rating for a host of positive reasons. First are the watery mirrors. Second is the cameo contrast between the white Liberty device, with out stretched hand, against darkly mirrored fields. Coloring is light rose with darker shades as one moves towards the peripheries. Reflective luster is brilliant and crisp as are the cartwheels leading to exceptional eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A special offering for the selective collectors that wants the best coin at grade level.
Morgan $1 1883CC Morgan 1883-CC
MS63
PCGS
29687282

Gem HOLD
$345
New January 4! Sharp Reflective Luster, Eye Appeal, Gem Original. Sharp luster and swirling cartwheels host russet-splashed fields, encircled by a thin blue band at the obverse rim. The reverse is less intensely toned, and the fields are somewhat prooflike. Silver in the Carson City area remained ample in this period, unlike the situation at New Orleans where silver had to be shipped in to the Mint. The "CC" Morgan set includes 13 coins, and this piece would be an excellent start to such a collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for a CAC-stickered example is $325.
Morgan $1 1883S Morgan 1883-S
MS62
PCGS
24167186

Choice $1500 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Although struck in large quantities, few uncirculated pieces surfaced in the 1960s Treasury releases, and today the 1883-S is a key piece in MS Morgan dollar set. This piece exhibits frosty luster more consistent with an MS63 example, and the CAC approval is no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide for a CAC example is $1,690.
Morgan $1 1886S Morgan 1886-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
3238967

Choice $500 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. The 1886-S Morgan has a low mintage for the series, just 750,000 pieces, and is much more desirable than a common date. Bowers attributes most Mint State survivors, such as this, to the Redfield hoard. This CAC-approved example exhibits partially mirrored fields with swirling cartwheels. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998 holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $630.
Morgan $1 1888S Morgan 1888-S
MS64+
PCGS
25213702

Gem $1250 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. The obverse of this MS64+ piece is fully prooflike, while the reverse luster is frosty. Regardless of finish, the cartwheels are quite active on both sides and the overall flash is compelling. Centers are untoned while rims reveal deep maroon color. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail guide is $910 in MS64, and $3,000 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1889CC Morgan 1889-CC
VF20
PCGS
27827645

Choice HOLD
$1200
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. A perfect mate to the 1893-S also featured in the Watch Hill collection, this is a circulated, even gray example with deeper shades in the protected areas. The 1889-CC was struck to the extent of just 350,000 pieces and is highly coveted in all grades. With uncs priced well into five figures, there is nothing wrong with including a circulated piece in a Morgan set, and, if the example is choice for the grade like this, so much the better. Coins at this grade level are arguably are a better reflection of the history of the Old West than the millions of Morgans that sat in vaults for years. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. The CDN retail value for a CAC example is $1,150.
Morgan $1 1889O Morgan 1889-O
MS64+
PCGS
28085850

Choice $1100 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. While most Morgans exist in ample quantities, condition rarity is a theme that runs through the series. The 1889-O dollar becomes considerably scarce at the gem uncirculated level, and this piece is just on the cusp, a mere half a grade removed, with CAC approval on top of that. The surfaces reveal a classic frosty look with swirling cartwheels. Outside of a few hints of tan at the rims, this piece is untoned. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for a CAC-approved example is $897 in MS64, and $5,620 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1889S Morgan 1889-S
MS64+
PCGS
02534031

Gem HOLD
$700
New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. This piece is close to full prooflike, with mirrored surfaces and frosty devices. The cartwheel is exceptionally vibrant and the CAC certification is easily merited. Untoned, with the exception of a few gray bits in the stars and legend. This piece was considered a major rarity in the Morgan series, comparable to the 1893-S, until the 1920s, when a large number of pieces were released from storage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for MS64 CAC is $682, and $1,750 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1891 Morgan 1891
MS64+
PCGS
33191259

Choice $650 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. A thick obverse skin of tan and russet covers brilliant, frosty luster that would otherwise be more evident on an untoned example. The reverse is completely silver-gray and reveals swirling cartwheels with the barest touch of gold at the rim. As sometimes happens in the Morgan series, the price jump at the MS65 level is substantial. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value for an MS64 CAC is $585, going up to $3,880 in MS65.
Morgan $1 1892O Morgan 1892-O
MS64
PCGS
34575473

Gem $800 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. This piece offers exceptionally pleasing toning, with medium shades of gold, blue-green, and tan covering the obverse, while the reverse is nicely blanketed with pastel blue and pink hues. Frosty, swirling cartwheels are evident as the coin is rotated, and the eye appeal is strong. This is not an especially rare coin, but the Watch Hill consignor has clearly selected a superior piece for the grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $845.
Morgan $1 1893CC Morgan 1893-CC
EF40
PCGS
29753337

Gem $1400 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. One of the keys to the Carson City Morgan set (along with the 1879-CC and 1889-CC), the 1893-CC has long been a collector favorite. This pleasing, well-detailed EF example reveals even, dusty-gray fields with deeper shades in the recessed areas. The aesthetic appeal is enticing, and, given the original surfaces, the CAC certification is easily merited. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail value for a CAC example is $1,380.
Morgan $1 1894 Morgan 1894
EF40
PCGS
21959391

Choice $1150 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. With only 110,000 pieces struck, the 1894 is a key coin in the Philadelphia Morgan dollar set. Indeed, this is the lowest business-strike mintage in the entire series, apart from the 1893-S. This example is silver and gray, with tan and slate shades in the protected areas. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $1,060. With uncirculated examples starting north of $3,000 and quickly escalating from there, this is a natural choice for a high-grade Morgan set.
Morgan $1 1897 Morgan 1897
MS64
PCGS
25659396

Choice $250 New January 3! Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Accurately Graded. An attractive dual-sided Morgan with bold cartwheel luster. Toning is quite transparent and "floats" on the main devices and fields. This is a classic rainbow toned example with light rose, blues, gold and yellow rings on the obverse while the reverse provides a rose center that is encircled by a sky blue ring out to the rim. Accurately graded with a few tiny blemishes on the cheek. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide is $99 for an MS64 CAC.
Morgan $1 1897S Morgan 1897-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
9306199

Choice HOLD
$175
New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Brilliant, frosty luster is the hallmark of the MS63 Morgan, untoned with a few deeper shades marking the high points of Liberty. Swirling cartwheels radiate from the surfaces as the coin is tilted under a light. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $188.
Morgan $1 1898S Morgan 1898-S
MS62
PCGS
85100616

Choice $450 New January 3! Choice Original, Light Olive-Gray Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal and Accurately Graded. Ex. Iowa Collection. It is always a pleasure to handle nicely toned Morgan dollars as blast white examples are omnipresent in the market. Might I introduce this lovely 1898 San Francisco strike by noting quality typical of the Iowa Collection pedigree? CAC approval validates what is seen during in hand and bright inspection. The transparent olive-aquamarine gray patina, as seen in the GFRC images, melts away when exposed to a bright light. Flashy cartwheel luster is exposed and pleasing. Cheek is quite clean for the assigned grade with stronger luster pushing the grade upward. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $520.
Morgan $1 1900 Morgan 1900
MS65
PCGS
30570221

Gem $400 New January 3! Gem Original, Dual Sided Toning, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal. This PQ example exhibits attractive toning, with blush red centers surrounded by blue-green rims. Surfaces are partially mirrored and the active cartwheel is vibrant. A new reverse hub was introduced in 1900 with less articulated feathers, and in-hand comparison with a pre-1900 example will be instructive. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide in MS65 CAC is $176.
Morgan $1 1900S Morgan 1900-S
64+
PCGS
28319762

Choice $1000 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Partially mirrored surfaces, so close to fully prooflike, host dancing cartwheels. All coins exist on a continuum, and, even without a DMPL designation, this coin is clearly on the spectrum, exhibiting the characteristic "black and white" look when tilted. Untoned, with the exception of a couple smoky areas at the obverse rim. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail value is $748 in MS64 CAC, and $1,560 in MS65 CAC.
Morgan $1 1902 Morgan 1902
MS65
PCGS
82938065

Gem $400 New January 3! Gem Original, Watch Hill Collection. Frosty luster highlights an aqua center on the obverse, while the reverse is uniformly tan and olive with deeper shades at the rim. The photograph does not fully convey the flashiness of "5 luster," which is plainly evident when examined in-hand. This issue is somewhat challenging at the gem uncirculated level, and more desirable than a "type" coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The CDN retail value is $422 in MS65 CAC.
Morgan $1 1902O Morgan 1902-O
MS63
PCGS
26747774

Choice HOLD
$95
New January 4! 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 a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1902S Morgan 1902-S
MS64
PCGS
28362711

Choice $1000 New January 3! Choice Original, Watch Hill Collection. Frosty luster highlights a light copper band running vertically across the obverse, while the reverse is less toned with occasional russet shades. Swirling cartwheels blanket both sides, and the effect is pleasing. Surfaces are smooth, consistent with the technical grade. A nice piece, and tougher in this grade than the majority of Morgan dollar issues. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CDN retail guide is $910.
Peace $1 1926D Peace 1926-D
MS66+
PCGS
37997103

Gem $15500 Superb Gem, Frosty Luster, Satin Texture, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A superb gem 1926-D Peace dollar that is sharply struck along with exceptional eye appeal. Frosty luster boldly uniform with a pleasing satin texture. Light iridescent toning can be seen with a glass. Device details are bold and exact with their definition. Surfaces are amazingly well preserved. An offering for the sophisticated collector building a top set of Peace dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The Osprey Collection locates yet another magnificent inventory offering for GFRC customers.
Gold
Gold G$1 1852-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
35738613

Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1853-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
13727119

Choice $2150 Ideal Type 1 New Orleans Type Set Candidate, Satiny Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Heavily Worn Dies. 1853 New Orleans strikes are scarce at the choice Mint State level with mintage of 290,000. Choice original surfaces a toned a medium green-gold and well preserved. Satiny luster and active cartwheels are most attractive during bright light inspection. Full struck from heavily eroded dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
914606006

Choice HOLD
$825
Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Yellow-Gold Coloring, Near-Gem Original!. A "Wow" Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold piece that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Brilliant yellow-gold luster sparkles during a wholesale buying bright light inspection and screamed "add me to inventory." Strike is completed executed from aging dies. In particular, excessive obverse die pitting surrounds the obverse legend. I can just imagine the die steel flaking away with successive strikes. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. The AU58 CAC market is hot due to registry set fever; I don't expect this near-gem to be around for long.
Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU55
PCGS
25360704

Choice HOLD
$575
Scarce Type 2 Design, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice at Grade. Type 2 Indian Princess $1 gold is always in the demand due to type coin status. Maintaining an adequate supply in GFRC inventory has proven to be challenging. I'm pleased to be offering this frosty original example with uniform strike and residual cartwheel luster. Mint bloom remains around the obverse legend and within protected device areas. An ideal candidate, at the AU55 price point, for a United States gold type set when CAC approval is mandated. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854
Type 2 Indian Princess
EF45
PCGS
28144633

Choice $500 Type 2 Indian Princess, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Orange-Gold, Great for Type. The 1854 Type 2 design is always popular with collectors as there are limited possibilities for the Type 2 slot in a U.S. gold type set. This choice example has limited wear for the assigned grade and is a smart value. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
4824954002

Choice $800 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Choice Original!. Yet another choice original Type 2 Indian Princess that appeared on the Atlanta ANA bourse and was scooped up by the vast GFRC staff. A lovely example with coloring that is closer to greenish-gold. Unabraded surfaces retains considerable mint frost. Bright light inspection reveals frosty luster with active cartwheels. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. The NGC label reads TYPE 2 AU58. .
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU58
NGC
671003001

Choice $825 Scarce Type 2 $1 Gold, Popular AU58 Grade, CAC Approval, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck. Type 2 Indian Princess gold dollars are constantly popular as a two year type. Though TPG certified populations are high, locating choice examples takes considerable patience. This choice 1855 example would fit nicely into an AU58 or MInt State centric type set. Coloring is attractive orange-gold with variegated patina that screams originality. Die clashing is obvious on both sides. Strike features the typical weakness on 1(8)55. The market for AU58 CAC coins is presently active and best to not wait long when nice Type 2's appear. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
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$10 1799
Draped Bust
AU55
PCGS
60121719
BD-5
Gem $34750 Small Stars Obverse, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Surface Quality, Copper . A beautifully toned honey-orange example with considerable satin luster remaining. The devices are deeply impressed and bold. Surfaces are remarkably smooth for an early $10 eagle that saw minmal time in circulation. Bass-Dannreuther 5 is among the rarest of the ten known die marriages of the 1799 Heraldic eagle. Estimated population might be as low as 25 coins (per John W. Dannreuther, 2006). Obverse diagnostic includes a bold die crack from the cap through top of star 7 to rim. The reverse has a notable die chip in the lower shield. The Draped Bust gold eagles as a scarce series. Exceptionally well preserved specimens and always sought after by the most experienced type collectors and early gold specialists. This rare BD-5 die variety provides an additional dimension to the desirability. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. The plate coin for the Small Stars Obverse variety in the 1999 reference United States Ten Dollar Gold Eagles: 1795-1804 by Anthony J. Taraszka. From the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1862-S
LIberty
AU55
NGC
5742591038

Choice $31000 New December 13! $10 U.S. Gold Rarity, Condition Census, Natural Green-Gold, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. One of the top ten rarities in the Liberty $10 gold denomination with a mintage of 12,500. Most known examples are well worn after heavy circulation in western frontier towns. The majority of certified survivors are graded at the VF and EF levels. PCGS price guide estimates 60-80 are known in all grades. The Osprey Collection is back with a condition census example graded AU55 and approved by CAC. Green-gold surfaces are nicely framed by peripheral orange-gold on both sides. Frosty luster is immediately evident during bright light review. Verdigris surrounds the star and date as a further indication of the strict originality. CAC approved population is three at the AU55 level with a lone AU58 rounding out the top tier survivors. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy offering for collectors seeking the finest in Civil War era silver and gold coinage.
Gold G$10 1878
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
36835762

Gem HOLD
$6250
Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1892-O
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
10997562

Choice $2950 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, None CAC Approved Finer, Greenish-Gold. Mintage of only 28,688 though few were released to circulation. Essentially all survivors are found certified in the AU and low Mint State grades. At the MS63 level, this date is a rarity with none graded finer. CAC approvals also reflects the fact that survivors will always be found in low MInt State grades. This offering is from the finest approved population and fully choice. Frosty luster is brilliant from greenish-yellow gold surfaces. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse exhibits typical weakness at the claws and arrow feathers. Fields are moderately abraded and consistent with the assigned grade. An interesting New Orleans strike with a special history. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1895
Liberty
MS62
NGC
1934146005

Choice $1185 Popular Philadelphia Date, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Oakdale Collection. A hammered strike and sharp frosty luster are the highlights of this CAC approved 1895 $10 eagle. The luster is brilliant and intense during bright light inspection. Coloring is closer to a light copper-gold. Field abrasions are consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Gold G$10 1897-O
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
07341985

Choice $3500 New November 30! Low Mintage, Honey-Green Gold Coloring, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. The $10 eagle gold series is full of surprise dates with low mintages. Case is point are 1897 New Orleans strikes with a mintage of 42,500. Nearly all certified survivors are found at the AU55 to MS62 grade range with a substantial price jump at MS63 grade. In MS62, CAC has approved twenty-six. This Nevada Collection example is frosty and uncommonly clean for the grade. Coloring is a pleasing honey-green gold. The strike is typical on the lower obverse stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005- 2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
38064667

Choice $1275 Near-Gem, Brilliant Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Yellow-Green Gold Coloring, Oakdale Collection. A well above average 1901 $10 gold eagle that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to spectacular satiny luster. The bright light viewing experience was a "wow" moment for your cataloger. Yellow-green gold luster is brilliant and intense. Swirling cartwheels add to the viewing fun. Surface abrasions are minimal for the assigned grade. Overall, a top quality offering that should not last long on the price list. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. From the Oakdale Collection.
Gold G$10 1926
Indian
MS62
PCGS
20976936

Choice $1300 Indian Type Gold Possibility, Green-Gold Coloring, Frosty Luster, Oakdale Collection. A pleasing 1926 $10 eagle with choice surfaces. Coloring tends towards greenish-gold. Frosty luster and cartwheels are active. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the Oakdale Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1838
Classic Head
AU53
NGC
3514655009
HM-1
Choice $1625 Better Classic Head Date, Light Copper-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike, Superb Preservation. GFRC is pleased to present a better date Classic Head $2.5 quarter eagle with well preserved surfaces. Soft copper-gold patina is consistent on both sides. Strike is complete with some wear on the upper right facing wingtip. This 1838 specimen is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A new twin offering to the NGC AU50 CAC #3382643-004 piece in inventory. Though the serial numbers are not consecutive, one could conclude that both pieces came from the same original collection.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
36755589

Choice $1150 Satiny Luster, Light Greenish-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Choice and Well Preserved. Ideal for type given the higher mintage. This 1852 $2.5 quarter eagle offers satiny luster along with active cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices fully impressed. Surfaces are unabraded with luster being the dominant factor for the assigned grade. CAC review validated the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1855
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
37378618

Choice $1050 Thick Mint Bloom, Brilliant Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Another choice early $2.5 Liberty gold offering for date set or type. Frosty luster and greenish-gold coloring are consistent with the issue. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced at CDN CAC guide.
Gold G$2.5 1857-S
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
38131455

Choice $1675 Scarce Early San Francisco Date, Frosty Luster, Greenish-Copper Gold Coloring, Well Struck, Attractive and Pleasing. 1857 San Francisco quarter eagles are similar in mintage (69,200) and overall rarity as compared to the first year 1856-S strikes. Scarce as a date and extremely rare in Mint Sate. The AU55 grade level is an ideal price point as value ramps rapidly to multiple four fugures in AU58 or better. GFRC has just purchased this compelling example from a consignor. Light copper-gold coloring couples with residual frosty luster makes for a noteworthy viewing experience. Fields are essentially unabraded other than the few wispy hairlines we've come to expect at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. CAC population is four at AU55.
Gold G$2.5 1889
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34586308

Choice $2200 Near Gem, Thick Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a large $2.5 quarter eagle gold consignment. One of the important highlights is this frosty near-gem with swirling cartwheels and rich orange-gold patina. Mintage is only 17,600 pieces with a reasonable MS64 pricing premium as compared to "common dates." Strike is deeply impressed on both sides. Fields are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is above average and consistent with tight CAC approval criteria. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering for advanced collectors of the predominately low mintage $2.5 quarter eagle gold denomination.
Gold G$2.5 1895
Liberty
MS63
NGC
4201498002

Choice $1600 Low CAC Population, Complete Strike, Brilliant Luster, Light Orange-Gold. The U.S. $2.5 Liberty gold series is full of surprisingly low mintage date. One of those dates happens to be 1895 where total Philadelphia mintage amounted to 6,000 piece. This is one of the truly last scarce quarter eagle dates with most suvivors found graded MS63 and MS64. PCGS has graded ninety-two examples in those two grades. Amazingly, the CAC population for both PCGS and NGC is five at MS63 level and eight in 64. Data does not lie and indicates that survivors often come with issues, along with few every circulating. GFRC is thrilled to be offering an near-gem example with flashy fields and complete strike. Luster texture is between frosty and lightly mirrored, if that can be visualized. Light orange-gold coloring adds to the delightful eye appeal. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1897
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
81625593

Choice $685 New November 19! Low Mintage, Choice Original Surfaces, Thick Mint Frost, Green-Gold Coloring, Complete Strike. Another low mintage $2.5 Philadelphia date (only 29,768 struck) which continues to be underrated at current pricing levels. This 85% CAC Buyback offering features a complete bold strike and thick mint frost on both sides. Pleasing green-gold eye appeal and brilliant luster are readily apparent during bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with D.L. Hansen pedigree label along with CAC approval. A compelling value at the asking price.
Gold G$2.5 1902
Liberty
MS65
PCGS OGH
4786498

Gem HOLD
$1600
Gorgeous Gem, Shimmering Cartwheels, JUST BUY IT NOW. A magnificent 1902 $2.5 quarter eagle that was woefully undergraded during the mid 1990s timeframe. I would grade this piece a full MS67 due to shimmering cartwheels and natural orange-gold coloring. Luster is brilliant and enticing. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and already on hold for a selective client who focuses exclusively on United States gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC Gold Bean approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
83864610

Gem $1150 Brilliant Satiny Luster, Orange and Greenish-Gold Patina, Complete Strike, CAC Approval.. Most United States gold coinage will be found with either greenish-gold or orange-gold uniform coloring. Infrequent are cases where the two dominant toning colors are intermixed on the same coin. This 1926 gem G$2.5 Indian is one of those occurrences. Rich orange gold covers nearly all of the obverse other than a streak of green-gold from the 1 digit in the date up through star 7. Coloring mixtures are more prevalent on the reverse. Under a light source, I see green-gold in front of the eagle face/neck and throughout the tail feathers. The upper and lower areas are orange-gold. A well struck quarter eagle with essentially unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Asking price is firm with no offers to be entertained.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
34010282

Gem $825 Beautiful Satiny Gem, Ideal Type Coin, Natural Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. Brilliant satiny luster and lovely greenish-gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1926 $2.5 quarter eagle. Strike is deeply impressed and compliments the strict originality. An ideal gold type set selection given CAC approval and fair asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1927
Indian
MS64
PCGS
85169371

Choice $875 Thick Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. If in the market for a near-gem $2.5 Indian for a type set, this 1927 example would "fit the bill" nicely. A greenish-gold toned example that is well struck with fully defined reverse feathers. Bright light review reveals thick satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Buying a choice quarter eagle gold strike is fundamentally a matter of finish preference. These will be found with frosty or satiny luster. This one excels with the latter finish. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1928
Indian
MS63
NGC
579791001

Choice $575 New December 14! Satiny Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces . The $2.50 and $5 Indian gold coins feature a recessed (or incuse) design, the only such uses of this technique on U.S. coins. Wear patterns are different for these pieces - "high points" on other pieces are better thought of as "raised points" on incuse pieces. The cheekbone is the usual problem on the $2.50, but is well defined on this CAC-approved example, with just a few ticks. Deep orange-gold covers both sides with copper color present at star 13 and the eagle's lowest feather. Housed in early NGC lined holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1929
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
83758200

Choice $1285 Last Year of Issue, Noteworthy Satiny Luster, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval. 1929 brought an end to the Bela Lyon Pratt $2.5 Indian design with a smaller mintage of 532,000 pieces. The issue was saved and is available in Mint State grades up through MS64. MS64+ and MS65 populations are a factor of ten lower than choice and near-gems levels. CAC approval also brings an incremental premium as is the case for this close to gem orange-gold example. Intense or dense satiny luster (pick your adjective) is eye catching and was rewarded with an MS64+ certification along with subsequent CAC approval. Strike is deeply impressed leading to bold devices. There are a few scattered obverse field ticks of no consequence. At the near-gem and gem grade levels, luster plays a substantial role in grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Asking price is fair for the quality and firm.
Gold G$20 1870-S
Liberty
AU58+
PCGS
84093067

Choice $5450 New December 14! Rare Choice Original, Attractive Frosty Luster, Minimally Abraded, CAC Approval. 1870 San Francisco double eagle strikes are scarce in AU and rare in Mint State; few choice or gem examples are known. PCGS population report indicates thirteen graded at the MS62 level and a lone example at MS63. CAC has approved a single MS62 example with CDN Price Guide listing at $24,000. GFRC is most pleased to be adding a CAC approved AU58+ example to its U.S. gold inventory. Surfaces exhibit brilliant frosty luster with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with separated reverse horizontal shield lines and all details surrounding PLURIBUS UNUM being deeply impressed. Surfaces are pleasing with a minimal amount of chatter. Overall, this new 1870-S $20 brings eye appeal of a Mint State grade at a fraction of an MS62 CAC approved specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$20 1883-CC
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
37779632

Choice $7250 Lightly Crusted Rose-Gold Surfaces, Affordable Grade Level, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Carson City struck gold is a popular collecting genre in today's market. Coveted CAC approval increases demand for these early produced western pieces. The 1883-CC date becomes rare in choice MInt States and is priced beyond the means of nearly all collectors. The AU58 grade presents the optimum value point, especially with CAC approval. This quality example was recently repatriated from Western Europe by the Osprey Collection and secured CAC approval. Crusty surfaces are perfectly original and emit frosty rose-gold luster. Abrasions are limited to mild field chatter. Strike is complete. Frankly, this piece present excellent value as compared to those graded at MS61 level and bringing into the five figures. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A GFRC images are very accurate as to color and surface conditions. CDN CAC price guide quote AU58 grade at $7190 as a reference.
Gold G$20 1895
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
38343228

Choice HOLD
$2600
Prooflike, Sharp Reflective Mirrors, Greenish-Gold Coloring, Fresh CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. I'm thoroughly impressed with this Osprey $20 double eagle consignment that has a fresh CAC green bean. A bold prooflike 1895 dated specimen with sharp reflective mirrors that scream during bright light review. Securing higher Mint State grades on larger denominations with mirrored surfaces is challenging since the field chatter has no where to hide. For this example, I see a moderate amount of micro field chatter that is consistent with the grade. But eye appeal can trump technical grades on occasion. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1907-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
39115315

Choice $6900 So Close to Gem, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with another top quality U.S. Gold offering. This time, we are treated with a wonderful 1907-S Liberty double eagle certified as MS64+ with CAC approval. Common date you might ask? Well yes and no! This last year of design strike sports a mintage of a little over two million pieces. Nearly all survivors will be found at the MS61 thru MS63 grades due to surface abrasions. Populations drop at MS64 with gems beinh very rare and commanding huge premiums. The premium extends to those certified at the MS64+ level. Since CAC does not report (+) grades, the only available approval data is forty-three at the MS64 level and a single MS65 approved. That MS65 example is a $30,000 coin on a grade rarity basis. If a collector can't shell out this level of cash for a CAC approved MS65, the next best alternative is an MS64+ at a fractional of the price. This lovely example brings frosty luster and swirling cartwheels during bright light inspection. While the reverse is entirely unabraded, these are several luster breaks on the obverse with the most notable being between star 2 and the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An Osprey offering that is worthy of serious consideration.
Gold G$20 1908-D
St Gaudens
MS62
NGC
258697010
No Motto
Choice $2325 No Motto, Gorgeous Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Much Scarcer Than Motto Type. The 1908-D No Motto St. Gaudens date has been historically underrated until a $20 hoard was discovered in the 1980s. PCGS and NGC populations have increased at the MS63 and MS64 grade levels. These large populations have not translated into CAC approved populations. Only five MS62 examples have been approved by CAC. This old time NGC rattler encased piece must be one of the finest with a green bean. Brilliant frosty luster is that of a higher grade. The orange-gold coloring is most pleasing and typical of the issue. Grading is accurate due to some well hidden chattered that does not detract during bright light viewing. Housed in old NGC Rattler holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1922
St Gaudens
MS62
NGC
400390020

Choice $2450 Brilliant Green-Gold Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pristine NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty Holder. A thoroughly pleasing 1922 $20 Saint Gaudens offering that is encased in NGC Gen 4.0 Fatty holder along with CAC approval. Every aspect of this double eagle is top shelf. Green-gold brilliant frosty luster is accentuated when viewed under a light source. Eye appeal is superb since grade limiting marks are well hidden in contoured device surfaces and not seen in the fields. First glance inspection immediately suggests a higher grade. The early NGC holder has also been well preserved with no chipped edges and a full reverse hologram. CAC approval validates the originality and well preserved surfaces. This offering belongs in a box of 20 collection for eye appeal rather than rarity. Please be aware that CAC premiums and bullion content continue to increase the price of $20 double eagles.
Gold G$20 1923-D
St Gaudens
MS65
PCGS
38589456

Gem $3250 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Orange-Gold Coloring, A True Gem!. 1923 Denver struck $20 Saints currently have a CAC approved population that is 1/10 of its common Philadelphia Mint counterparts. This super survivor easily warrants a Gem quality rating not for the assigned grade but for the coin's preservation state. Brilliant luster is radiant along with shimmering cartwheels during bright light inspection. Surfaces a essentially pristine with 10x loupe inspection revealing only the ever so tiny scattered ticks. Coloring is orange-gold. A superb 1923-D offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Please be aware that as gold bullion priced continue to ramp so does demand for CAC approved gold as a long term holdings. As a result, I am seeing increasing CAC premiums as reflected in the asking price.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
4941174

Choice $2750 Near-Gem, Natural Orange-Gold Coloring, Minimally Abraded, CAC Approval. CAC premiums are ramping in conjection with spot gold prices. Today's buyer want the assurance of the CAC green bean for this heavy weight gold coins. This 1924 Saint is accurately graded with natural orange gold patina. Strike is big and bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1802/1
Draped Bust
AU58
NGC
652843001

Choice $18500 Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a fine lot of quality U.S. gold including this noteworthy 1802/1 $5 gold piece. A one of kind offering when considering the original frosty mint bloom and gorgeous orange-gold patina over center green-gold. When placed under a light source, orange-yellow-gold mint frost surrounds the obverse stars and reverse legend. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth of mention even with the time in circulation. Some micro chatter will be found in the obverse fields. Mintage was limited to 53,176 though present day survival rate is above average. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1805
Draped
AU55
PCGS
82136479

Choice $12950 Early Draped Bust Type, Attractive Orange-Gold, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection proudly presents a choice 1805 Draped Bust $5 half eagle for consideration. The Draped Bust design, also known as Turban Head, was engraved by Robert Scot. Scot was Chief Engraver for the U.S. from 1793 through his death in 1823. His legacies include the Draped Bust design employed on early gold coinage. The Draped Bust design spans from 1795 through 1807. 1805 saw a limited mintage of 33,183 piece with moderate survival rate for present day collectors. This CAC approved example offers a base green-gold coloring with peripheral orange-gold on the obverse. Reverse coloring is uniform orange-gold and most pleasing. Strike is essentially complete with some weakness at the left facing eagle wing. Abrasions are limited and seen within the obverse fields and mark on the lower curls. An ideal candidate for an early gold type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
VF35
PCGS
81353480
FS-301
Choice $775 Repunched Date, Lightly Crusted Green-Gold Patina, Unabraded, Residual Luster, CAC Approval. As a die variety specialist, my eyes have become accustomed to seeing date repunching and misplaced dates. These die preparation anomalies can be discerned after years of practice. Though not listed in the PCGS holder, this 1847 half eagle offering is the FS-301 variety with obvious repunching above the 7 digit. Surfaces on this example are very well preserved with lightly crusted green-gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with only the reverse arrow feathers lacking details. Eye appeal is above average also. Housed in special D.L. Hansen pedigree PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The repunched date is not listed on the holder.
Gold G$5 1847-C
LIberty
EF45
NGC
5742591002

Choice $3375 New December 13! Impressive Charlotte $5 Piece, Crusty Green-Gold Patina, Pleasing Surfaces, Osprey Collection. A wonderful crusty 1847 Charlotte $5 half eagle with natural toning over green-gold coloring surfaces. Fields are unabraded and pleasing. Mintage totaled 84,151 for the issue with VF-EF survivors being typically available. This date becomes challenging in AU and rare in Mint State. CAC has approved eleven pieces at the EF45 grade level which is the ideal "value" point for this issue. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1853-D
Liberty
VF25
PCGS
21883171
Large D
Choice $2450 Large D, Classic Copper-Gold Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, Low CAC Population. A near gem 1853 Dahlonega $5 half eagle with classic copper-gold coloring and typical strike. Both sides are evenly worn with only one reverse mark in the right obverse field worthy of mention. This offering screams originality and rightly warranted CAC green bean approval. This offering is a compelling value as only a handful are approved below the EF grade level. Pricing escalates quickly in EF and higher grades where availability also increases. A "must have" offering for collectors of early branch mint U.S. gold with CAC approval requirements. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) holder with CAC approval. Label contains "Large D" attribution.
Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS63
NGC Fatty
183606009

Choice $825 Thick Mint Frost, Brilliant Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, CAC Approval. A conservatively graded 1882 $5 half eagle that would be ideal for type of those chasing down old Fatty NGC holders. This piece is covered with thick mint frost on both sides. The resulting frosty luster is most pleasing. While Liberty's cheek is clean, there is faint chatter in the left obverse field that accounts for the assigned grade. Housed in NGC Gen 6 (1996) Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1886
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
60159703

Choice $3450 New November 30! Rare Grade, Near-Gem Original, Glowing Frosty Luster, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. GFRC presents an 1886 $5 half eagle from the Nevada Collection that warrants prompt attention by U.S. gold specialists. Though mintage is report as 388,360, few have been graded at the MS64 level with only three finer at PCGS. CAC population is a tiny four piece at the MS64 level with a sole MS66 approved. Let's shift the focus this the offered half eagle. Glowing frosty luster, swirling cartwheels, and rich orange-gold coloring greeted me during initial bright light review. Yes, this is a "wow" coin and deserving of its CAC green bean. Strike is fully executed with just a few tiny field abrasion consistent with the assigned grade. The glowing luster is just fantastic and will surely please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2005) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS65+
PCGS
38058302

Gem $2850 Gem $5 Eagle Type, Textured Frosty Luster, Greenish-Gold, Essentially Perfect Surfaces. Handling higher Mint State type gold is lots of fun at GFRC. I get to enjoy gold pieces that are close to being perfect, essentially unabraded. That is the case with this superb 1899 $5 half eagle. Sure it is a common date, but is ideal as a type coin from a value perspective. One is spending the minimum to acquire a coin that bring crisp mint bloom along with no blemishes. Frosty luster results from "textured" surfaces on both sides. A bit stronger luster would have brought full MS66 certification as there are no blemishes to distract. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
37029198

Choice $950 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1906-D
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
25285149

Choice HOLD
$995
First Denver Mint Half Eagle Issue, Near-Gem, Crisp Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A popular late $5 half eagle date as the first year struck at the Denver mint. Mintage is a reasonable 320,000 pieces with most certified at the MS62/MS63 grade level due to surface abrasions. This lovely specimen offers crisp frosty luster without distracting marks during bright light inspection. A premium example with CAC approval that is fairly priced for overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. CDN CAC guide is $1090 as reference.
Gold G$5 1915
Indian
MS64
PCGS
37977821

Gem $2650 Excellent for Type, Thick Frosty Luster, Lucious Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1915 $5 Indian eagle with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel. Ideal as a high end type coin as the eye appeal is all there while economically priced at the MS64 grade level. Surfaces and eye appeal warrant a gem original quality rating and a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A United States gold offerings that deserves special consideration.
Gold G$5 1915-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS
81634130

Choice $12750 Important Indian Gold Rarity, Superb Eye Appeal, Light Orange-Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. A well struck example of a $5 Indian gold rarity that commands serious attention. 1915 San Francisco strikes were produced to the tune of 164,000 pieces. Most will be found with very frosty surfaces as is the case here. A hammered strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Coloring is a light orange-gold. Why is this piece graded only MS63? The obverse is that of a higher grade with entirely unabraded surfaces. What a joy to view a full Indian profile with zero distractions. The reverse has well hidden field chatter in the upper right field that is grade limiting. CAC approval rewarded the originality and overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1916-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS OGH
4882888

Choice $4675 Scarce Mint State Grade, Deep Dirty Orange-Gold Patina, Rich Satiny Luster, Superb Eye Appeal. Rich satiny luster and deep orange-gold are the highlights of this superb 1916-S half eagle offering. This piece is from the final year of San Francisco mint $5 gold production and sports a mintage of 240,000. A small hoard of approximately 200 pieces in MS-63 or lower grades pieces surfaced in years past fueling most of those available for present collectors. I'm most impressed by the rich orange-gold coloring and dirty "skin" that covers both sides. The satiny luster is exactly as expected for crusty surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. An 85% CAC Buyback offering that will be found in the Sales Archive.
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