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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.

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

There are 283 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 14, 2018

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1843 Early Copper 1843
Mature Head, Large Letters
AU58
PCGS
31339184

Gem HOLD
$685
New June 27! Underrated Mature Head Type, Gem Original Surfaces, Impression Strike, Low CAC Population . The 1843 Mature Head is underrated and under appreciated for its rarity. This offering is a no question gem at the assigned PCGS AU58 grade level with bold uniform strike, rich chocolate brown coloring and no blemishes worthy of mention. CAC population report review was indeed eye opening. Only 12 approved in all grades and only 2 in all circulated grades. The two are at the AU58 grade level with mint state examples being priced at four figures minimum. A real bargain at the asking price though well above the PCGS price guide. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Astute collectors will immediately recognize the value and quality.
Early Copper 1C 1852 Early Copper 1852
MS64+BN
NGC
3607443002

Gem $535 Gem Original, Perfect Planchet, Uniform Chocolate Brown, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. Even as a non copper collector, I can still appreciate a thoroughly gem original large cent when one arrives at the GFRC office. Chocolate brown patina is uniform while the strike is crisply executed. Planchet is problem free. Satiny luster is evident under the thick patina. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval validates what my eyes see....strict originality and eye appeal. Yet another gem offering from the Santa Fe Collection to consider.
Flying Eagle 1C 1857 Flying Eagle 1857
AU58
PCGS
80882046

Choice $395 Flying Eagle Type, Choice Original, Typical Strike, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A well presented 1857 Flying Eagle cent with residual luster. Strike is typical with some tail feather weakness. Coloring is attractive and uniform. There is a faint obverse vertical line from A in AMERICA to tail feathers with the balance being blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval for originality and accurate grading. A quality type coin from the Saco River Collection.
Indian 1C 1864 Indian 1864
MS64RB
PCGS
84298764

Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Attractive Eye Appeal. A Red Brown 1864 bronze Indian is a gem at the assigned MS64RB grade level. Vibrant red cartwheel luster at the rims is readily evident when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, an attractive example that should please selective collectors.
Indian 1C 1865 Indian 1865
Plain 5
MS63RB
PCGS
30975278

Choice $350 New July 31! Plain 5, Repunched Date, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Red Patina, Conservative Grading, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
Indian 1C 1883 Indian 1883
MS64RB
PCGS
29310992

Choice $295 New July 31! Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mostly Red Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
5 Cents
Draped Bust 5C 1796 Draped Bust 1796
LIKERTY
EF45
PCGS
50251261
LM-1
Choice $9250 Rare Early Type This Nice! Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. The 1796 half dime is the first year of the Draped Bust design. The V -1, LM-1 die pairing as been designated and popularized as the LIKERTY variety due to broken top and bottom loops of the B in LIBERTY. It is a scarce date that is at least as rare, if not more rare, than the 1794 Flowing Hair. Mintage is only 10,230 with low survival rate. This example is strictly original and offers choice surfaces covered with gray-golden patina. Struck is completely executed with prominent die clashing on the obverse. Reverse exhibits die cracks and an internal die cud between ST and ATES. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed a few ancient lines on the lower obverse that did not bother PCGS or CAC. Only 15 examples in all graded have been approved by CAC. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. A magnificent offering from the Osprey Collection that last appeared at auction at FUN 2012 and realized $9200. Since that time, CAC approval has been added. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 New August 8! 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 1835 Capped Bust 1835
Large Date, Small 5C
AU58
PCGS
35260704
LM-6
Gem $475 New July 21! Gem Original, Frosty Devices, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Pastel Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading . A downright gorgeous 1835 LM-6 half dime with vibrant cartwheel luster and hammered strike. Frosty surfaces are light toned with pastel aquamarine and gold hues. Bright light viewing is essentially all vivid luster with uniform faint gold on the obverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. The CAC green bean recognizes the gem original surfaces and huge eye appeal.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
MS63
PCGS
32831036
V-5 Obverse
Choice $1300 V-5 Obverse, New Indentified Reverse, Choice Original, Rich Obverse Toning, Perfect No Stars Type Offering. June 22 Update: This dime has been identified by LSCC club members as being V-5 late die state paired with new reverse die. At this time, three examples are known inclusive of this example. Surfaces are strictly original with the obverse covered by a transparent aquamarine and golden patina while the reverse is mostly silver gray. I love how the obverse aquamarine center is framed by a large golden ring due to the clean fields not cluttered by stars. Overall strike is deeply impressed and crisp from late die state dies. Bright light viewing is spectacular. Can't you sense how much I like this lovely little half dime? Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Once viewing this piece in hand or under bright light, one immediately understands why CAC approval was granted.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
21463436

Choice $565 Small Date, Late Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina at Rims, Accurately Graded. Small Date date punch with double ovals forming the 8 digit in the date. This example offers choice surfaces and natural mottled gold patina towards the rims. Residual frosty luster is evident throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die is in late die state with fragmentation of die steel at Liberty's upper leg below the knee and to the right of the right facing arm. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Accurately graded and above average in surface quality and eye appeal. CAC approval captures these facts.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1
Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC Fatty
299771017

Choice $2250 Rare Date and Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. A richly toned 1838 New Orleans strike that is so choice and covered with gun metal gray and blues. For those familiar with the 1838-O half dime date, many are seen with weak strikes and terrible obverse details. This example is atypical and offers bold design detail. Significant as the first New Orleans half dime issue, and the only O-mint variety without stars. Also scarce with PCGS population report indicating only 17 graded at combined EF40-45 level. Housed in NGC Fatty holder (Generation 5 1992-1997) coupled with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 1849-O
AU53
PCGS
15023035

Choice $1600 Rare Date, Choice Original, Light Gold-Blue Patina, Satiny Residual Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. 1849 New Orleans strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. My radar is always on the look out for this date along 1846 and 1853-O No Arrows. At the 2018 FUN show, this lovely example walked up to the GFRC table and was immediately purchased. PCGS has graded all of four pieces at AU53 with another five at AU55. Most importantly, only nine examples total of this date have been approved at CAC. Yes, only 9! This is the only AU53 example approved with another at AU58 followed by four in mint state. The date is definitely a rarity in choice condition with this example being well above average in quality. Overall, this example is choice original with light gold blue patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. Residual satiny luster is evident during bright light viewing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Don't wait long to grab this choice 1849-O example.
Seated 5C 1854 Seated 1854
MS64
PCGS
83986822

Choice New Price
$565
Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Frosty golden cartwheel luster is the highlight of this attractive 1854 With Arrows half dime. Obverse coloring is uniform gold with embedded grays while the reverse is lightly toned with peripheral gold. Yes, that is a toning streak across the reverse denomination. The missing A in HALF appears to be caused by a grease filled die. Surfaces are perfectly original with frosty textures. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection that is fairly priced and ideal for a early silver type collection.
Seated 5C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC Fatty
156432003

Gem New Price
$1050
Gem Original, Rose Gold Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Indiana Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A gem original example of the scarce 1855-O date that every serious half dime collector needs in their collection. Mintage is 600,000 but a low survival rate makes locating choice examples rather difficult let along a gem AU58 specimen. PCGS population report indicates only 9 in all EF grades and 21 in all AU grades. This AU58 example is accurately graded and offers wonderful medium rose patina with darker blue highlights. More important is the original cartwheel luster that drove the Gem quality rating. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder (Generation 3 1987 - 1989). CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Indiana Collection.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13806802

Choice New Price
$575
Near Gem Original, Completely Struck, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. In 1856, arrows were removed 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 as is the case for this lovely 1856 example from the Upstate New York Collection. Regardless of the denticles, this accurately graded example offers pretty iridenscent 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 older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. 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 1856 Seated 1856
AU55
NGC
2141349002

Choice $250 New July 5! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Typical 1856 Date Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Rich gun metal gray patina covers both sides and is more transparent on the reverse to the underlying satiny luster. A typical 1856 strike with missing denticles. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and choice surfaces along with accurate grading. A solid Liberty Seated half dime offering from Jim Postin.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 1863
PF64
NGC
616402001

Gem $995 New June 27! Gem Original, Fiery Mirrors, Dual Sided Rainbow Patina, Completely Struck, So Pleasing . An absolutely gorgeous Civil War era Liberty Seated half dime proof to consider. I don't typically stock proof coinage unless special and with superior eye appeal. When offered this piece at the Baltimore show, it was difficult to not add to inventory given the fiery mirrors and rainbow toning through both sides. GFRC images just begin to illustrate the overall eye appeal. Under a bright light, this piece is simply stunning and quite the conversation piece for the new owner. On a technical basis, there is one obverse hairline in the right field from right facing arm to legend that could justifies the MS64 grade level. However, the mirrors and toning are consistent with a higher gradede. Housed in early generation NGC holder immediately after Fatties. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion due to the incredible originality and conservative grading. Special attention is warranted for this differentiated 1863 proof half dime.
Seated 5C 1867 Seated 1867
MS65+
PCGS
29682102

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

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 1873-S
MS66
PCGS
32643128

Gem New Price
$1795
Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A spectacular 1873 San Francisco gem half dime strike with razor-sharp definition on the design elements. Surfaces are well-preserved and radiate brilliant prooflike reflectivity along with vibrant satiny mint luster. PCGS population is only six at the MS66 grade level with two certified finer. This special Winesteven Collection example is within or close to the condition census for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and seeking a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated half dime sets extant.
Shield 5C 1876 Shield 1876
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25257879

Gem New Price
$1695
Superb Gem Proof, Cameo Designation, Old Time Golden Toning, Accurately Grading, Winestevens Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! This superb gem is among the finest Cameos certified by PCGS, showing immaculate surfaces and bold contrast on each side. The frosty design elements are sharply struck with every minute piece of mint frost being evident under a 10x loupe. The nickel alloy offers amazing steely proof cartwheel luster under a bright light. But while viewing in hand, the rich golden overlays are dominant as seen in the GFRC images. I'm falling in love with this incredible proof Shield nickel as it marries the qualities of cameo surfaces with old natural toning. At the PR66 Cameo level this date is quite difficult to locate, especially with CAC approval. This is an important offering housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Winestevens Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Buffalo 5C 1913S Buffalo 1913-S
Type 2
AU58
PCGS
28899654

Choice New Price
$700
Pricing Reduction - Type 2 Design, Key Date, Choice Original, Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Wisconsin Collection. The 1913-S Type 2 Buffalo nickel is one of the key dates in the series along 1921-S, 1924-S and 1926-S and not considering overdates. 1913-S Type 2 has the third lowest mintage in the Buffalo series and is desirable in all circulated grades. This choice original example, from the Wisconsin Collection, is an important offering at the AU58 grade level coupled with CAC approval. Surfaces are covered with old time golden patina that is darker at the rims. Surfaces are completely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. If a Buffalo nickel collector, then this example is right in your wheelhouse.
Buffalo 5C 1917D Buffalo 1917-D
AU58
PCGS
34247782

Choice $435 Slightly Better Date, Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Gray, Accurately Graded. 1917 Denver strikes are a slightly better date with substantial price increases in MS63 or better. This lovely example offers active luster with gray surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wholesome Buffalo nickel that deserves consideration if building an AU or better date and mintmark set.
10 Cents
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 1814
STATESOF
VG8
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 New August 13! STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Philadelphia ANA new purchases. Images once back in the GFRC office on August 20.
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice $925 New August 13! Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Philadelphia ANA new purchases. Images once back in the GFRC office on August 20.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
AU55
PCGS
82230551
F-101c
Choice New Price
$1300
New June 28! Important Top 100 Variety and Type Coin, Choice Original, Steely Gray-Olive Toning, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection . Steely gray-olive surfaces along with heavy obverse die clashing are the highlights of this 1837 Large Date F-101c dime. Rest assured that this silver piece is perfectly original and choice at the assigned grade level. All the shattered obverse and die clashing diagnostics are boldly defined and there to enjoy. Well struck too. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Top 100 Varieties offering from the Grey Soldier Collection and first time to the GFRC price list.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1838O Seated 1838-O
EF40
PCGS
16568751
F-102
Choice $825 Choice Original, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A superb 1838 New Orleans strike that is a near gem with old album bullseye toning. Obverse and reverse centers are light gray and surrounded by rings of intermixed blues and gold. The F-102 die pairing features an obverse die that was previously used to strike the F-101 repunched mintmark variety. This obverse is paired with a second reverse die and results in the F-102 variety. During the latter case, the obverse die is fairly eroded with soft devices that lack crisp details while the reverse is not much better in term of strong devices. This example offers a typical strike and is accurately graded at the EF40 level. However, the surfaces and eye appeal are superior to most seen during my collecting days. CAC seemed to agree with green bean approval. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A super piece for a date/mintmark set.
Seated 10C 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 1839O Seated 1839-O
Large O
AU55
NGC
4189857001
F-105
Choice $1050 New July 29! Ex. Kam Ahwash, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. An important 1839-O F-105 dime with pedigree directly back to Kam Ahwash including his 1979 flip and hand written notes. This lovely dime was purchase by GFRC through an intermediate collector in the original Ahwash flip and then sold raw to the Denver Collection consignor during March 2015. The Denver Collection consignor did the heavy lifting with grading and CAC approval. Now this historically significant dime is back to the market. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident along with faint gold patina. Strike is complete with high relief stars and nearly every horizontal shield lines well defined with only slight wear impacting the center area. Choice original 1839-O dimes are quite challenging to locate at the higher AU grades and in mint state. A superior offering from the Denver Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The original Kam Ahwash flip and hand written insert is included with the purchase to validate the pedigree. The Insert reads, "Nice Luster, Slider UNC, AU55".
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
12600953
F-102
Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Light Pewter Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Let's start the description for this lovely 1840 F-102 No Drapery dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS grading is quite conservative as this dime is so well balanced in terms of originality, eye appeal and strike. When building my own Liberty Seated dime set, these parameters guided me to above average purchases for money spent. This 1840 dime fits the bill and would have been acquired if still in the market at the MS63/MS64 grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered transparent pewter-gold patina. Cartwheel luster is active with a frosty texture. Since this piece was struck from the early F-102 die pairing, the dies are fresh and the strike is hammered. Fields blemishes are to an abolute minimum. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves immediate attention. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the purchase.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. At the certified AU grade level only two examples were known to the hobby; PCGS AU58 (Jack Marston Collection) and PCGS AU55 (Gerry Fortin Collection). Upon Jack Marston's untimely death, the PCGS AU58 example was placed at Heritage auction and sold. This piece can be easily identified by a mark on the lower right reverse wreath. The Fortin AU55 example is easily recognized by the lovely bullseye toning pattern on obverse and reverse. I've taken the liberty to call out the Fortin example as the finest known since crack out dealers have messed with the Jack Marston piece and added toning towards securing a PCGS MS62 certified grade. The Gerry Fortin example is completely natural and received Gold CAC approval during 2014. I would much rather own this AU55 example with Gold CAC rather than the AU58/MS62 example that no longer looks fully natural. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF20
PCGS
29739515
F-101
Choice $2200 Large O, Closed Bud Transitional Reverse, Choice Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. Please don't under estimate the importance of this offering as locating a choice original 1841-O Closed Bud dime at or above the VF grade level will take years rather than months. I am pleased to offer this strictly original and choice example to GFRC customers. Both obverse and reverse devices are well struck considering the reverse die is well worn, cracked and left over from 1840. On the offered example, the die cracks from UNITED to rim are overtly defined. Remember that 1841 Transitional dimes were struck at the New Orleans mint during January 1841 with left over 1840 reverse dies since no new 1841 reverses were available. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS with serial number 29739515. The PCGS label reads, "Trans Rev, Large O, Sm Lett, FS-902 (FS-003.3). This label allows the new owner to immediately add into PCGS Set Registry's new Top 100 Seated Dime Varieties set. Asking price is fair for the quality and grade rarity.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 1843
MS64
PCGS OGH
2283808
F-104
Choice $2050 Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Mint-Gold, Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . Late Die F-104, No Repunching on 8 Digit. 1843 Philadelpha strikes are relative available in circulated grades and in lower mint state grades. At the MS64 grade level, this date becomes quite scarce with limited auction appearance. This near gem example was purchased by the Newtown Collection from Heritage April 2016 auction at a strong hammer price due to old time originality and CAC approval. A most attractive example that is fully struck with satiny luster and original toning that consists of mint-gold, rose and aquamarine hues. Housed in PCGS old green holder with completely warranted CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that belongs in another advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
MS64
PCGS OGH
9856993
F-102
Choice $1650 Ex. Frog Run Collection, Left Over Reverse of 1844, Choice Original, Bold Strike, Thick Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. CAC Approval on August 30, 2017. Bold frosty luster and a hammered strike are the hallmarks for this 1845 Philadelphia struck dime that originally arrived to market via the Frog Run Sale circa 2004 in Baltimore. At that sale, it realized nearly $1300 and a strong price for that time period. Head details and hair curls are completely defined as are the high relief stars. Reverse strike is also complete with every vein in the wreath leaves fully defined. The F-102 die pairing matches Obverse 1 with the leftover reverse of 1844. Die cracks are readily evident throught S(T)ATES O(F) with the die crack through the T descending down the left wreath. Grade rarity also needs to be touched upon. PCGS has graded 24 at the MS63 level with auction records in the $900 to $1600 range. In recent years, few MS64 examples have reach the market with the Florida Collection specimen not purchased via auction but through private treaty. At the MS65 level, this date is easily a $4000 coin as few have ever traded. Housed in PCGS old green holder. An important offering from the Florida Collection for those building a superior set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
NGC
3418853004
F-101
Choice $575 New July 29! Gorgeous Peripheral Toning, Choice Original, Frosty Center Luster, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. Substantial eye appeal is at hand with this choice original 1845 F-101 dime. Multi-color peripheral toning graces both obverse and reverse with deep aquamarine shades on the reverse. Untoned center regions offer frosty cartwheel luster. Bright light viewing is an absolute joy due to the interactions between perpheral colors and underlying luster. Strike is complete. Blemishes are limited to one field mark between DIME and the ribbon bows that is not distracting. Originally part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection until sold into the Denver Collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with with edge view insert and CAC approval. A special early date Liberty Seated dime offering that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
VF30
NGC
4206292008
F-101b
Original HOLD
$350
Large O, Late Die State, Original Uniform Light Gray, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection . 1849 New Orleans F-101 strikes are notorious for being weakly struck. During later die states with a crack reverse die (F-101b), the obverse is always weak with flat heads and stars being the rule. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, is typical and is undegraded based on wear at the assigned VF30 grade level. This example is a full EF40 if not better, but the TPG will net grade the strike. CAC review resulted in a green bean due to strictly original surfaces and conservative grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
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 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
F15
PCGS
27390603
F-101
Choice $425 No Arrows, Choice Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray, Accurately Graded. 1853 No Arrows specimens are so difficult to locate as compared to the omnipresent With Arrows counterpart struck later in 1853 with reduced weight planchets. This example is strictly original and choice with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and toned a light medium gray. Always in demand by date and mintmark set collectors. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU58
NGC
591081020
F-108a
Choice HOLD
$525
New August 10! Fortin F-108a Plate Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Golden Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. From the Gerry Fortin reference collection and Liberty Seated Dime F-108a die variety "web-book" plate coin. Purchased from Dick Osburn during August 2010 after Dick flagging the undocumented reverse die cracks. This is the only example seen of the F-108a die state though I have not gone on a long expedition to find others. Present rarity rating is R5 for the die state. This 1854 New Orleans has premium surfaces with light frosty golden luster. Strike is complete and the grading being accurate as there is some light rub on the highes points. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. Now a duplicate from the Tenafly Seated dime date and mintmark set and back to GFRC for a second showing.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
F-102
Choice New Price
$1500
New June 28! Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Grey Soldier Collection. Ex. Indiana Collection. One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example from the Grey Soldier Collection. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another great Liberty Seated dime variety from none other than the Grey Soldier Collection.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. Full description once images are available.
Seated 10C 1858 Seated 1858
PR66
PCGS
4126660
F-101
Gem $6750 Scarce Proof Strike, Ex. Floyd Starr Collection, Superb Gem Original, Multicolor Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Floyd Starr Collection. All 1858 proof examples originate from a single die pair with probably less than 100 survivors known. This superb gem first reached market during the 1992 Stacks sale of the Floyd Starr Collection. Added to the Gerry Fortin reference collection during the early 2000 timeframe and the "web-book" plate coin starting 2004. CAC approval was secured during 2014. Deep sea-green and golden-violet toning cover both sides with essentially flawless surfaces. Reverse radial toning is particularly attractive under a light source. Definitely a premium coin with an impressive pedigree and heritage. Housed in PCGS old green holder with "Starr" noted on the green label. I really hate to let this gorgeous example go...
Seated 10C 1858S Seated 1858-S
EF45
PCGS
13133558
F-103
Choice $2100 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck for F-103, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Strong Hands Collection. The 1858-S F-103 die pairing is notorious for weak strikes including the web-book plate coin. This duplicate example, from the Newtown Collection, offers a much better than average obverse strike with high relief stars and a bold head. Reverse strike has some weakness in the lower wreath but still quite good. Surfaces are perfectly original with crusty gray patina on both sides. There is one toned over micro line in the right obverse field that is ancient and did not bother CAC. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Original sold by GFRC into the Newtown Collection and now back as a duplicate for a second showing. Serious collectors of the Liberty Seated dime series should take note.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 New August 8! Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
VF30
PCGS
81798204
F-102
Gem $575 New August 10! Difficult San Francisco Date, Gem Original. Medium Gun Metal Gray Skin, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Let's immediately issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this so well preserved 1867 San Francsico strike. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with classic gun metal gray patina that has no weak points. Strike is above average for Civil War dates. I can't remember handling a nicer example of this date and believe it should be immediately scooped up. CAC has only approved 17 examples in all grades! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Tenafly Collection that warrants serious consideration by advanced collectors.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original $70 Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 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 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 New July 20! Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55
NGC
3832833018
F-102
Choice $1650 Only CAC Approved AU55, Rare F-102 Type 2 Reverse, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased during October 1989 from the Bob Levi collection at Maine Gold & Silver and a mainstay Liberty Seated dime in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. This is the F-102 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. A choice original example of the Type 2 reverse F-102 die variety that never required upgrading as so perfect for the grade. Surfaces are well preserved with silver gray patina and ample residual luster. All 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dies were lapped before usage. The F-102 reverse die was less aggressively lapped as compared to the reverse dies for die pairing F-103 and F-104 resulting in a better residual device balance between obverse and reverse. For F-103 and F-104, a full two point grade difference is possible on well circulated examples. This lovely piece is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The only AU55 graded example, at either TPG, with CAC approval. There is only one AU58 approved by CAC before entering the mint state grades. It is difficult to part with this special friend, but the time has come.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
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 1882 Seated 1882
MS63
PCGS
1307028
F-105
Choice $375 New July 20! Misplaced 8 in Base, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appealing Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded with fresh CAC approval. The F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during April 1994 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU58
PCGS
16063581
F-102
Choice HOLD
$600
Near Gem Original, Crusty Olive-Rose Gray, Mirrored Fields, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Bright light viewing of this crusty original 1884-S F-102 is where the fun is! Fields are lightly mirrored and provide colorful reflective luster regardless of the thick patina. This is a very well preserved specimen and assigned Choice quality rating. Actually, I see this piece as a near gem. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
EF40
PCGS
21327233

Original $75 Original Gray, Conservative Grading, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS62
NGC
4478240073
F-119
Gem $300 New June 24! Gem Original, Steely Gray-Rose Surfaces, Sharp Wire Rims, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. An exceptional example of the 1888 F-119 die pairing with hammered strike. Device details are so crisp in the GFRC images that I'm updating the web-book with this piece as the new plate coin. A gem in terms of preservation state with sharp wire rims and steely fields. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Brighter luster would easily warrant a two point higher mint state grade as all the other evaluation parameters are perfect. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An impressive offering from the Grey Soldier Collection that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Trust me on this one.....
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
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.
Image Available Soon Seated 1891
AU53
PCGS
11199954

Gem HOLD
$245
New August 13! Near Gem Original, Aquamarine, Rose and Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded. Housed in old PCGS blue lable holder with CAC approval. Philadelphia ANA new purchases. Images once back in the GFRC office on August 20.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 1891-S
MS62
PCGS
34584466
F-102
Choice HOLD
$275
New June 24! Late Date State F-102a, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Grey Soldier Collection. Not yet listed in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors but will be as F-102a die state. This piece will make a wonderful web-book plate coin with heavy die cracks throughout the left and right wreath devices. A frosty original example that offers soft cartwheel luster. Strike is essentially complete for a With Legend dime as full heads are quite scarce. Conservatively graded as an MS62 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality Liberty Seated dime die variety offering from the Grey Soldier Collection.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
NGC
2724172001

Choice $170 Attractive Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Gorgeous obverse bullseye toning with rose center framed by outer sky blue ring. Viewing under a light source releases satiny cartwheel luster. Well struck and accurately graded. A lovely original Barber dime housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
Barber 10C 1897 Barber 1897
MS63
PCGS
83981726

Choice $250 Early Philadelphia Strike, Choice Original, Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. Attractively toned and strictly original. Center are toned a natural copper gray with ebony surround obverse legend and bridging reverse rim to wreath. Strike is complete. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, a quality early Barber die that should pleased selective collectors. Consider as a type coin or holding a place in a date/mintmark set.
Barber 10C 1898 Barber 1898
MS64
PCGS
3408515

Choice $295 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Close to gem original as the brilliant cartwheel luster offers a frosty swirling appearance under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides. This is a 100% original piece based on the color and luster. Housed in old PCGS holder that dates back to year 2000 timeframe. Worthy of special consideration for a mint state type coin set.
Barber 10C 1911 Barber 1911
MS65
PCGS
81697750

Gem $575 Gem Original, Satiny Rose Violet Luster, Accurately Graded. A gem example with attractively toned surfaces. Crisp satiny cartwheel luster enhances overall eye appeal. A real pretty Barber dime that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced type coin collection.
Mercury 10C 1921D Mercury 1921-D
VF30
PCGS
84049426

Choice New Price
$300
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Mercury 10C 1931 Mercury 1931
MS64FB
PCGS OGH
4399920

Gem $450 Gem Original, Full Bands, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Golden-Green Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Poston Collection. A gem 1831 Mercury dime with gorgeous light gold and green patina. Surfaces are heavily frosted and blemish free. Strike is hammered with full reverse bands. There is nothing to complain about and only positives. The full band designation brings a substantial pricing premium. Housed in PCGS old green holder with fresh CAC approval. Yet another quality offering from Jim Poston to consider.
Mercury 10C 1936 Mercury 1936
MS64
NGC Fatty
125537013

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

Gem $150 Gold CAC, Bold Satiny Luster, PCGS Rattler Holder. Only (7) 1937 holdered examples are known with Gold CAC and Full Bands. This piece is the only MS63 Full Bands examples approved and registered in the CAC pop report. Satiny luster is found on both obverse and reverse. Housed in PCGS rattler holder with dot matrix printed label.
Mercury 10C 1938 Mercury 1938
PR64
PCGS
24589440

Choice $255 Watery Mirrors, Light Multi Color Patina, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Watery mirrored fields are the highlight of this lovely 1938 proof Mercury dime. As is to be expected, the strike is hammered. There is faint multi color toning throughout the fields. Housed in transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge view insert. A quality selection from the Saco River Collection.
Mercury 10C 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS65FB
PCGS OGH
8194885

Gem $90 New July 19! Old Time Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Light Peripheral Rose-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A super combination of 1939 Denver struck Merucry dime with full bands and pristine old PCGS old green holder (thick sidewall type). Accurately graded as MS65FB. A gem original dime with that old time look and faint peripheral patina. Yet another excellent offering from Jim Poston.
Mercury 10C 1940 Mercury 1940
MS63
PCGS Rattler
1093321

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

Gem $165 Gold CAC, Brilliant Luster, PCGS OGH Holder. There are only (7) 1940-D Full Band dimes available with Gold CAC approval. This offering is unique and the only MS63 with Full Bands designation. This Mercury dime is grossly undergraded once viewed in hand. The brilliant luster and blemish free surfaces are consistent with at least the MS65 grade level and maybe even MS66. Housed in PCGS post rattler generation Old Green Holder with dot matrix printer label. This is really a stunning Mercury dime with Full Bands.
Mercury 10C 1943 Mercury 1943
MS63
PCGS Rattler
7040812

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

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

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.
Mercury 10C 1945 Mercury 1945
MS67
PCGS
82426869

Gem $200 Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold Shades, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. Attractive and pleasing are the best adjectives to describe this 1945 Mercury dime. Brilliant cartwheel luster dominates during bright light viewing. Surfaces have an even frosty texture. Peripheral gold is probably the result of storage in a paper album. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognizes eye appeal and originality. A quality offering from Jim Poston.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF45
PCGS
19877721
BF-1
Choice $550 Excellent Type Coin, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Minimal Wear, Accurately Graded. If attempting to build a type set with crusty original toned specimens, then this CAC approved 1875 double dime would fit right in. Surfaces are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina that offers rose and gold hues under a bright light. Strong strike and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The BF-1 die pairing.
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF40
PCGS
13664605

Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
EF45
PCGS
25527881
BF-2
Choice HOLD
$845
New July 21! Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Thick crusty gray brown patina covers the surfaces of this choice original 1875 Carson City double dime strike. Ebony-blue toning highlights surround the left side devices on both sides. Strike is typical with some weakness at upper left facing wing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in old PCGS blue holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for the collector attempting to build an EF/AU double dime set by individual dates.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
Seated 20C 1876 Seated 1876
MS64+
PCGS
82249388
BF-1
Choice $2400 Underrated Type Example, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray Patina, Hammered Strike.. With a small mintage of only 14,640, the 1876 date remains underrated at current pricing levels. It seems that the market treat all dates, except for the common 1875-S date, as type without differentiation. This leads to elevated prices for 1875-CC strikes, that are easily found, and suppressed prices for the 1876 date. This twenty cent piece is a near gem for the grade considering the MS64+ certification and CAC approval. A close 10x loupe inspection reveals a few faint lines in the right obverse field that explain the MS64+ designation. Strike is sharp, and both sides display frosty mint luster with mottled olive-gold and pale gray toning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide is $2900.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1805 Draped Bust 1805
G06
PCGS
24987402
B-2
Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A pleasing 1805 B-2 Draped Bust quarter that is well preserved after seeing considerable circulation. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray patina. Bold obverse device details are evident. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted given the choice surfaces and strict originality. Part of the Upstate New Year Collection of nicely toned silver type coins and ideal for a circulated graded type set collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
AU50
PCGS
5732252
B-9
Choice $6350 Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Ideal High Grade Type Coin Candidate, Osprey Collection. B-9 late die state (DS-6 per Tompkins) with bisecting obverse die crack. A choice example with well above average surfaces and eye appeal. Strike is well executed with uniform star relief at the peripheries coupled with bold hair curls at the center. A gray-gold toning covers each side with satiny luster readily available with a light source. This is a attractive coin, with remarkably few marks and reflective fields. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Typical conservative grading of the timeframe. Another important early Draped Bust type piece from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
G06
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice $675 Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice New Price
$795
New August 7! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
F12
PCGS
32572884
B-10
Choice $385 New July 7! Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Surface Verdigris, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A choice original example of the better Browning 10 die pairing. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina along with olive verdigris in the protected areas. Strike is typical for the date and die pairing. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality early type offering from Jim Poston.
Capped Bust 25C 1818/5 Capped Bust 1818/5
F12
PCGS
80491935
B-1
Choice $550 1818/5, Choice Original, Gray Fields, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Die State 2. A well preserved B-1 die pairing example with choice surfaces. This naturally toned example offers gray fields and somewhat lighter main devices. The contrast is not stark enough for a circulated cameo designation but still offering pleasing eye appeal. Though graded Fine 12 and experiencing considerable circulation, this piece is unabraided and attractive. Capped Bust series specialist should pay close attention to this lovely offering. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval was fully warranted based on the number of pieces seen in TPG holders with one problem or another. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem New Price
$945
New August 7! Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VG10
PCGS
19820691
B-3
Choice $325 Small 9, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. A lovely 1819 B-3 Small 9 example with bold repunching on the 5 digit in the reverse denomination. This choice example features only honest wear and no blemishes. Surfaces are covered with a light to medium gray patina including olive hues surrounding stars and to a lesser extent, the reverse legend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Another quality numismatic offering from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $700 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Outback Collection of Capped Bust quarters that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Small 0
F12
PCGS
27898906
B-4
Choice $460 Choice Original, Ebony Fields, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Ebony fields and circulated cameo eye appeal are the highlights of this choice original 1820 B-4 Capped Bust quarter. Surfaces are well preserved and entirely free of blemishes. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
EF40
PCGS
31488975
B-5
Choice $1600 Very Scarce Die Pairing, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Mintage for Capped Bust quarter strikes during 1821 is reported at 216,851. However, 1820 B-4 and B-5 die pairings were also struck during 1821 and included in that mintage. Therefore this date is scarcer than its mintage would suggest. This choice original example was struck with B-5 dies and is quite scarce as a variety (R4+). Surfaces are toned a light to medium gray with copper/gold hues surrounding the stars and reverse legend when viewed under a light source. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed one tiny field blemish between the curls and star 10. Strike is typical for the variety with uneven stars; some have connected centrils while others are flat. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. An important numismatic property from the Outback Collection that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $385 Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely blemish free and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1200 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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. Please give this special offering from the Outback Collection your consideration if a serious fan of Capped Bust quarters.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $4200 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering from the Outback Collection that deserves a place in an advanced collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $1075 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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. Yet another top quality offering from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust 25C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
25/50C
F12
PCGS
83240885
B-3
Choice $2650 25/50C, Rare Die Marriage, Near Gem Original, Classic Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Dark Gray Fields, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. An exceptional and near gem original offering of the popular 20/50C reverse die variety that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Currently listed as an R5 rarity and difficult in all grades. This example is so sweet with classic dark gray fields and overall circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the amazing preservation state, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. An important Capped Bust quarter offering that is worthy of an advanced collection. I can't imagine a nice example at the Fine 12 grade level. Another important divestment from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $415 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Yet another quality numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
VF25
PCGS
26806623

Choice $250 Choice Original, Perfect Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. No Drapery Type. Well above average in terms of circulated cameo eye appeal and so pleasing. Fields are toned even gray while primary devices are tone with light natural coloring. No blemishes to mention and accurately graded. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 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.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 Choice Original, Late Die State, Heavy Clashing, Light Gray Rim Toning, White Pine Collection. The mintmark right reverse die pairing. A choice late die state example with bold obverse die clashing. Reverse eagle wings are boldly transferred to the obverse die. Die erosion is severe with all traces of rim denticles effaced. Surfaces are toned a light gray with some golden hues at immediate rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. I see this No Drapery quarter heading into a die variety set collection rather than being used in a type set. The late die state characteristics would be fascinating to those who appreciate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O Seated 1843-O
Small O
AU50
PCGS
82204012
Briggs 1-C
Original $900 Small O, Near Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval August 31, 2017. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors well recognize how challenging early New Orleans dates can be in AU or better grades. Then add in the challenge of locating examples with choice surfaces and a decent strike. This newest 1843-O offering, from the Osprey Collection, is strictly original with natural olive-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The upper reverse is also toned over with mottled ebony shades. There is ample residual luster to tease the eyes under a bright light. Strike is typical with some weakness on the stars in the right field. Blemish wise, there is a deeply toned over line above the right wing that is not visible in GFRC images but mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Osprey Collection for Liberty Seated quarter collectors to consider.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 1845
EF45
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $375 New July 5! Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster that is consistent with AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important Liberty Seated die variety offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25c 1847 Seated 1847
F15
PCGS
34403786

Choice $100 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and the only Fine 15 graded at PCGS and also the only Fine 15 approved at CAC. Talk about a unique Seated quarter that is fairly priced! Thick crusty orignal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. This 1847 quarter has seen nothing but honest wear followed by the formation of thick original patina. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
F15
PCGS
34640983
Briggs 1-B
Choice $435 Scarce Dated Choice Original, Thick Crusty Ebony-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. One does not often see an 1847 New Orleans strike with CAC approval. Mintage is 368,000 but survival rates are terribly low. Only 21 pieces have been approved since CAC started operations during 2007 with a tiny 4 pieces in all AU grades and a sole example in mint state. Offered here is one of those twenty-one approved examples with a quick look immediately revealing why. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty ebony-gray patina that validates strict originality. The dark ebony toning, surrounding the stars, provides for nice framing of the center obverse. The reverse offers a circulated cameo appearance too. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. Please remember that obverse details may be a tad weak due to strike; a chronic issue for 1847-O quarters. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
80668420
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$775
New July 19! Scarce New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 and an R4 rarity at VG grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with crusty gray patina that is uniform on both sides. For the 1851 New Orleans date, CAC has only approved 20 examples in all graded with three (3) at the VG10 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An ideal entry point for a new collector starting to build a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set. This lovely quarter will retain it value on a long term basis as they are so few examples known choice.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice New Price
$820
New August 7! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU55
PCGS
31649305
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$6500
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! No Arrows with reported mintage of 44,200. A very scarce date in nearly all grades due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Circulated survivors are few, especially choice. GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS AU55 graded example for the second time. Originally sold into the Iowa Collection during December 2014. Satiny cartwheel luster combines with deep blue and rose patina to create substantial eye appeal. Completely struck with no points of weakness whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC has approved 18 examples with this offering being the only specimen in all AU grades. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
82482251

Choice $425 Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. An exceptional 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter for your consideration. Surfaces are naturally preserved and perfectly original. Gray-gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse offers mostly golden brown coloring. Strike is well executed on the reverse with deeply impressed rays and eagle details. Similar high relief devices are seen on the obverse and add to the overall eye appeal. Viewing this 1853 quarter under bright light is quite pleasing. The obverse shifts to aquamarine center surrounded by golden brown toning at the stars and into the rims. Dies are clashed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. If you've been searching for an above average Arrows& Rays Seated quarter for a type set, then please consider this offering. Not inexpensive but worth the asking price.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
VF35
PCGS
84741484

Choice $4800 No Arrows, So Rare Choice, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Osprey Collection . The 1853 No Arrows date was a short lived issue as the Philadelphia mint transitioned quickly to the Arrows and Rays design, early in 1853, to denote a lower silver weight planchet. Mintage is reported at 44,200 and I suspect that many were caught up with silver arbitrage along with quarters and halves dated 1851 and 1852. Suvivors are few with PCGS population in grades Good 4 through AU58 totaling only sixty pieces. That is 0.13% of the mintage. Some examples were saved by East Coast collectors resulting in another twenty mint state pieces in the PCGS report. One of the issues with this date is finding choice examples. Due to such a low survival rate, the chance for choice examples is impacted. Checking CAC population report indicates only nine circulated examples with CAC approval from both PCGS and NGC. This example is the only VF35 with two at EF40 and one at AU55. The AU55 specimen is locked up with a GFRC customer therefore if seeking a CAC approved 1853 No Arrows quarter, your options are limited. Having said all this, let's look at the offered example. Surfaces are toned a light gray with faint golden hues under a light source. The original strike was well executed as all stars have connected centrils and the eagle's claws are fully defined. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth noting. This is a no question rare date along with additional condition rarity that belongs in one of the better advanced collections being built. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
VF35
PCGS
14175983
Briggs 2-C
Choice $450 New July 5! Important New Orleans Arrows and Rays Type, Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Classic rich old album toning is at hand for this lovely 1853 New Orleans Arrows and Rays offering. Aquamarine, blue and rose form the obverse center coloring and are surrounded by a ring of gold at the periphery. Reverse toning is mostly segmented aquamarine-blue and rose. The reverse devices are nicely framed by the toning leading to pleasing eye appeal. Strike is typical for the 1853-O date with weakness throughout the stars and at Liberty's head. Under a bright light, this piece still offers some residual luster that produces a lovely glow that will please the most selective collector. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another premium Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1854 Seated 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Original $325 Near Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Dallas Collection. Another special offering from the Dallas Collection with thick obverse golden brown surfaces. This is a strictly original AU example that would be nice candidate for type set. It should be noted that there is an obverse blemish under the left arrow in the spirit of complete disclosure. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC as the grading is fair and accurate. Housed in older PCGS with blue label and standard insert.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
12160443
Briigs 5-D
Choice $300 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1856 New Orleans date is not particular scarce given its mintage of 968,000. However the date is rare in mint state. CAC has approved 24 in all grades including mint state. The EF40 grade level is where many surviving examples are located with ten approved by CAC. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of those ten examples and deservedly so. A well preserved example that has classic gun metal gray-blue patina coupled with strong strike. Other than wear on the lower leg that has exposed the underlying silver composition, this piece is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for those collectors who are being selective.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
Smoking Liberty
AU53
PCGS
33510183

Choice $780 Smoking Liberty, Near Gem Original, Prooflike Fields, Pleasing Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties . The finest Smoking Liberty handles by GFRC to date and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, the asking price is strong however the qualiy and eye appeal are superior. I've handled a fair number of Smoking Liberty examples with this offering being heads and shoulders above the rest. Overall eye appeal is high due to proof like fields that turn to reflective mirrors under a light source. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. A thin gray skin covers covers both sides and is completely natural. Frankly, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating if not for the weak strike. The die scratch through Liberty's left facing hand is bold and well defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for upgrading that the Smoking Liberty entry in the Top 25 Varieties set as featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry. From a new consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. More is on the way from this individual.
Seated 25C 1857S Seated 1857-S
EF45
PCGS
31361213
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1600
Choice Original, Residual Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Mintage of 82,000 during third year of San Francisco mint operations. A near gem original example with satiny residual luster. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina that contains embedded golden hues. Strike is completely executed. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Only 22 approved at CAC with 10 better. Lots of value for the asking price. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1859O Seated 1859-O
VF35
PCGS
34642355
Briggs 1-A
Choice $265 New July 19! Better Date Choice, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. 1859 New Orleans Seated quarter strikes are surprisingly difficult to locate with choice surfaces. CAC has only approved nineteen (19) in all grades. This VF35 example is definitely original with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Fields and main devices are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another strong duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection for the GFRC community to consider.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
EF45
NGC
308271001

Gem $200 New July 5! Gem Original, Type II/II, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Ex. Jules Reiver Collection. A marvelous 1861 Seated quarter that is perfect in every way and worthy of a JUST BUT IT NOW recommendation. The Type II/II design hub pairing is the most common for the 1861 date but don't let this stop you for acquiring a gem original example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with a semi transparent gun metal gray-blue skin. Under a light source, this skin melts and exposes blues in the center that are nicely framed by gold rings surround the stars and reverse legend. Strike is about as good as it gets for the date. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and JULES REIVER COLLECTION listed on the label. A gem quarter with important pedigree courtesy of Jim Poston. Someone needs to buy this one immediately.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF45
PCGS
28772537
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1900
Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Residual Reflective Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Mintage of 20,000 and rarely since in low grades. Center portion of LIBERTY and scroll were ground down on the obverse die resulting in loss details and making 1867 quarters difficult to grade. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, the fields are lightly mirrored and provide residual reflective luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Only 21 examples CAC approved in all grades with 8 better. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
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 1868 Seated 1868
PR64
PCGS
11639496

Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Rich Surface Toning, Classic Proof Bright Light Transition, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A near gem proof 1868 Seated quarter, at the assigned grade, and just approved at CAC to consider. In hand viewing finds mostly gray tones with embedded rose hues. Adding a light source shifts the transparent toning to gorgeous rose, blues and purples along with exposing reflective mirrored fields. Reverse fields are lightly toned and watery. Strike is complete while the fields have a few wispy random hairlines that account for the PR64 grade. Definitely gem original at the grade level and well preserved. A pleasing Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1870CC Seated 1870-CC
AG3
PCGS
13897103

Choice $8450 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Circulated Cameo Apperance, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 8,340 with very low survival rate. Only fourteen (14) certified examples approved by CAC. This example offers attractive circulated cameo appearance regardless of the honest wear. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature no blemishes. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1871CC Seated 1871-CC
FR2
PCGS
26491124

Choice $3750 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 10,890 with low survival rate. The undisputed rarity in the entire Liberty Seated quarter series. Only seven (7) examples approved by CAC which clearly indicates how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina is strictly original. Mintmark is visible with 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
G06
PCGS
31627205

Choice HOLD
$2000
New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Gray Surfaces, Sharp Obverse Rim, Bold Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of 22,850 and the most available of the Carson City dates between 1870 to 1873. This example offers choice surfaces at the Good 6 grade level with bold obverse rims. Five letters of LIBERTY are visible with bold date and stars. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only an ancient horizontal micro line on the reverse needing to be mentioned for complete accurary. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill that Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 25C 1873CC Seated 1873-CC
FR2
PCGS
28178849

Choice $3800 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Natural Dark Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Clear Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 12,462 with very low survival rate. Only eight (8) examples have received CAC approval and a validation of how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are well worn and covered with darker natural gray patina. Reverse mintmark is clear. Other that two ancient marks in the right obverse field, this piece is blemish free and so well preserved. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City spot in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 1877
EF45
NGC
4218066003

Choice $135 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbow Arc Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A lovely 1877 Philadelphia strike with pretty rainbow arc toning on the upper obverse. Light orange gold covers the reverse with darker shades at the rims. Blemish free surfaces and accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An attractive offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
MS67+
PCGS
80687125
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6950 New August 8! Top 3 Graded! Gem Original, Vibrant Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gold, Rose and Sky Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. One of the finest 1880 Seated quarter surviving examples with two at MS67+ and one lone MS68 at PCGS. This outstanding specimen definitely belongs in the condition census. Light mirrored fields also have a subtle frosty texture. The combination radiates vibrant cartwheel luster through out obverse and reverse. Condition census examples should have superior toning also. Obverse is covered with a transparent rose/gold film that floats on the surface. Reverse features bands of light gold, sky blue, then more gold and finally rose at the lower left. Strike is 100% executed and further adds to overall eye appeal. As expected as this grade level, there are no blemishes to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS population report indicates two at the MSA67+ grade level with one MS68 finer. One of the impressive highlights of the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
EF40
PCGS
34802397

Choice New Price
HOLD
$775
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
MS66+
PCGS
81879675

Gem $2550 Superb Gem, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike. What an eye catching Barber quarter that belong in the finest of type sets! A first year of issue superb gem that is a pleasure to have in GFRC inventory. Let's start with the luster. Bright, vibrant and swirling are the best descriptors for both obverse and reverse cartwheel luster. Transparent aquamarine and gold patina floats on the obverse surface and is enhanced by the cartwheel luster. Then there is the reverse....a deep blue toning ring covers the legend and quickly transitions to orange gold at the center. Strike is hammered with no weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded at the MS66+ level. In hand inspection is definitely required to appreciate the eye appeal as GFRC photography is much too limiting. My images are unable to capture the obverse luster and the contrast between deep blue reverse rims and lightly toned center also presented a special challenge. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This lovely Barber quarter has it all; eye appeal, strike, vibrant luster and CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
82455400

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
Barber 25C 1900O Barber 1900-O
AU55
PCGS
81787588

Choice HOLD
$495
Choice Original, Bold Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold at Rims, Accurately Graded. Turn of the century New Orleans strike with low surviving population in all AU grade levels. The lovely 1900-O half offers satiny cartwheel luster that is quite eye catching. Appearance is that of a higher grade but close 10x loupe inspection reveals rub on the reverse eagle wing tips along with Liberty's cheek and lower bust outline. A strictly original example with pristine fields. There is strike weakness of the eagle's tail and the right facing leg and claws. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to overall eye appeal.
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 1915D Barber 1915-D
MS64+
PCGS
84218863

Gem $575 Gem Original, Flashy Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Dazzling iridescent cartwheel luster immediately jumps out and grabs you when viewing this special 1915 Denver struck half dollar. This gem example has transparent gray patina on the obverse while the reverse is closer to gun metal gray-blue. Strike is hammered with eagle's bottom right leg and claw fully defined along with arrows being distinct. A perfect type coin that brings substantial character to a collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted for this lovely example.
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.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
VF35
PCGS
27973676
O-117
Gem $1800 New August 8! Pointed 6, Stem, Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Substantial Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. A gem Draped Bust half example with superior eye appeal. Surfaces are perfectly original with a combination of light gray and gold patina. The golden toning is much more prevalent on the reverse. Strike is well executed with fully defined reverse eagle wings and shield lines. The motto scroll is crisp except for wear at (PLU)RIBUS. There are no blemishes whatsoever. The O-117 diagnostics are present with substantial die crack from the right bust line moving clock wise through the lower date digits and through left obverse stars. A small internal cud is forming below Star 1. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is completely warranted. GFRC images are accurate so if you like the coin in the images, you should be pleased with the piece in hand. A wonderful selection from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection.
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.
Draped Bust 50C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
83989881
O-105
Choice $1195 Better Draped Bust Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. How I wish all Draped Bust halves would have been preserved like this lovely 1807 O-105 example. Surfaces are perfectly natural and covered with crusty gray-blue golden patina. Obverse fields are evenly gray-blue and quickly transition to golden hues at the stars and date. Reverse is toned gray-gold in the protected areas with a hint of verdigris on the upper shield lines that validates the strict originality. Strike is uniform and well executed. Blemish wise, there are two ancient lines, fully toned over, between hair curls and stars 1 through 3. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the originality, eye appeal and grading. This is just one of those coins that every collector would be proud to own and share with friends.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
$825 Large Stars, 50/20C Choice Original, Even Gray. I've added this transition year Turban Head bust half dollar to inventory for a simple reason, the eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The high points, that are subject to wear, have a lighter toning that provides nice contrast. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 under 50C diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and approved by CAC.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $200 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
EF40
PCGS
33562834
O-101a
Choice $515 New August 4! Late Die State, Extensive Die Cracking, Choice Original Surfaces, Superior Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Gorgeous coloring with rose, aquamarine and grey througout the obverse while the reverse is mostly light gold. Pristine surfaces without any blemishes. There is extensive die cracking across the lower obverse consistent with O-101a attribution points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A gorgeous offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Large 8
EF45
PCGS
81345156
O-104
Choice HOLD
$535
New August 12! Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection.. A Large 8 die varety with crusty original surfaces that include gray, gold and olive intermixed shades. Under a light source, colors transition to peripheral gold and rose-gray centers. Surfaces are well preserved without blemishes. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU50
PCGS
14061940
O-108a
Gem $885 New August 12! Gem Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Patina, Golden Cartwheel Luster, Eroded Dies, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A wonderful example of the 1811 O-108a die state as struck from heavily eroded dies. Surfaces are covered with semi transparent copper gold patina. Golden cartwheel luster is immediately evident on both sides when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. When considering the strict originality, blemish free surfaces, residual luster and attractive toning, this capped bust half is worthy of a gem original quality rating. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert coupled with CAC approval. A most attractive offering from the Port Matilda Collection for serious fans of Capped Bust half dollars.
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 1814 Capped Bust 1814
E/A
VF25
PCGS
19747841
O-108
Choice HOLD
$990
New August 4! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bold E/A, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. In hand surface appearance is that of classic gun metal gray-blue toning. When viewing under a light source, sky blue become dominant on the obverse while the reverse fields offers blues along with rose on the major devices. The E/A attribution point for the O-108 variety is crystal clear until a 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and choice surfaces. Another great offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $865 Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Surfaces are entirely choice and natural and would please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. However the area surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. It is not every day that I can locate an early Capped Bust half that is so desirable.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
EF40
PCGS
19448676
O-112
Choice HOLD
$615
New August 4! Choice Original, Attractive Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Surfaces are 100% original with classic gun metal gray-blue patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Colllection
Image Available Soon Capped Bust 1823
EF45
PCGS
24724994

Gem $1175 New August 14! Gem Original, Rainbow Toning, . Gem original with superior eye appeal. Housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Philadelphia ANA new purchases. Images once back in the GFRC office on August 20.
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
EF40
PCGS
11550363
O-106
Choice $275 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 older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. CAC rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
AU58
NGC
320540024
O-104
Gem $2500 New August 8! Gem Original, Stunning Golden Ring Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. Monster toning! Jaw dropping eye appeal! There are not enough superlatives to describe this amazing 1828 Capped Bust half. The GFRC images provide a reasonable indication of the gem status but viewing this piece in hand and under a bright light is required for true appreciation. Under a bright light, both sides emit bold reflective luster that, in combination with the gold toning, results is glowing surfaces that are completely free of any distractions. This Osprey offering will be the highlight of an collection and you have my word. Probably the best $2500 that a collector can spend with GFRC! Housed in old NGC Fatty holder that is also in pristine condition. A magnificent Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. For the advanced collector who only wants the best.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU58
PCGS
34677224
O-112
Gem $1050 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. In hand viewing is strongly recommended and necessary to appreciate this gorgeous 1829 Capped Bust half dollar. This half is sitting by my laptop as the description is written. The bourse floor overhead lights bring about swirling cartwheel luster that has a satiny texture. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. It is doubtful that this piece saw circulation with grading being conservative. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please trust my experience and eyes on this lovely Capped Bust half. It is a no question gem.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
EF45
PCGS
35345637

Choice $325 New August 4! Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
VF25
PCGS
26737611
O-103
Original $145 Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A crusty original example of the Overton 103 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina that one would expect from 180 year old silver that is unmolested. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. The thick original patina warrants CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
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
MS64+
NGC
4177794005
O-109
Gem $3650 Gem Originality, Fully Struck, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded with CAC Approval. A wonderful 1834 O-109 Capped Bust half dollar has appeared in GFRC inventory and so pleased to be offering. Surfaces are completely natural and emit steely luster. The gray patina is semi transparent to the underlying luster and melts during bright light viewing. Strike is very well executed and adds to the overall eye appeal. The lighter area above star 9 is also strictly original but with surface verdigris that blocked the formation of gray toning. Housed in new large font NGC holder and accurately graded at the MS64+ level. CAC approval rewards what the eyes obviously see; perfectly natural surfaces, uninterrupted luster plus accurate grading. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
30688646
GR-3
Gem $2750 New July 31! Perfect Reeded Edge Type, Gem Original, Golden-Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Full MS63+. A gem original 1838 GR-3 Reeded Edge half dollar that would be ideal as a Gold CAC type coin or for those collecting the Reeded Edge series by date and variety. The CAC GOLD bean is fully warranted as overall grade is MS63+ rather than the assigned MS62; a real crime and probably from a grader looking at too many American Silver Eagles! Gray-gold toning is moderately thick but still allows the underlying luster to radiate through. Satiny cartwheel luster is available under a light source with embedded orange hues on both sides. Strike is typical while the surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with GOLD CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
MS64
PCGS
25696219
WB-7
Gem $3700 Drapery Hub, Gem Original, Substantial Eye Appeal, Copper-Gold, Rose, Aquamarine and Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck. Liberty Seated half dollars were first struck in 1839 with both No Drapery and Drapery obverse designs. The No Drapery pieces are not scarcer but are popular as a separate design type. This makes comparable With Drapery examples the better value. Despite a relatively high mintage, the 1839 Drapery date is difficult to find in the better uncirculated grades with MS64 being the last affordable grade. Collector challenge is to locate a top end MS64 example and I believe this offering fits that bill. Old time patina covers both sides and is accentuated by satiny cartwheel luster. Bright light viewing is lots of fun with color transition to lighter shade including peripheral blues and aquamarine. During in hand vewing, this specimen displays variegated electric-blue and copper-gold patina. The obverse is fully stuck, though the eagle's left facing leg feathers are soft. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A substantial Liberty Seated half dollar offering for the advanced collector who wants only the finest numismatic properties.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
25254244
WB-2
Choice $2800 Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike. A popular type set coin along with being an important starting point to a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. GFRC has handled numerous examples with high sales rates. A quick check of the Sales Archive will bear this out. This PCGS EF45 graded example is most pleasing for a variety of reasons. First is the strict originality based on natural gun metal gray patina that covers both the obverse and reverse along with choice unabraided fields. Second is the better than average strike with nearly all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle details being strong. Few have been seen 100% struck. Finally, this lovely example performs well under a light source with fields exposing embedded blues. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. CAC approval captures choice surfaces, strictly originality and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58
PCGS
3417636007
GR-7
Choice $1500 New August 8! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gold and Brown Patina, Reflective Orange-Gold Luster, Classic Old Time Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. The 1839 GR-7 Reeded Edge half is special due to the absolutely original surfaces and old time crusty mottled toning. In hand viewing showcases typical gray, violet and gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes glowing orange gold luster that is most pleasing. Strike is complete on both sides. The GR-7 attribution is straightforward based on date position and weakness (ST)ATES. I would have assigned a Gem quality rating but there are several tiny field abrasions in the upper left field that limit the rating to Choice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection and important set building opportunity.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU53
PCGS
27390028
GR-5
Choice $695 New July 21! Choice Original, Light Rose-Blue and Gray Patina, Reflective Residual Luster, Minimum Wear, Conservative Grading. 1839 is a better date for Reeded Edge halves with mintage being less than half of that for 1837 and 1838. This lovely example offers bright reflective fields under a light source and appears to be undergraded. Surfaces are covered with rose-blue and gray patina. Coloring will shift depending on the view angle. Tilt this piece towards a bright light and light rose luster is activated. Tilt the piece at a 90 degree angle to the bright light and the fields turn blue...so cool! A 10x loupe inspection reveal no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, reflective luster and overall eye appeal. A top quality Reeded Edge offering for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1841 Seated 1841
EF45
PCGS
27931461
WB-4
Choice $675 New July 11! Popular and Better Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Well Preserved Surfaces, Typical Strike. 1841 Philadelphia strikes remain popular with specialists as an underrated date. Even though GFRC has a continuous supply, these originate from important collections and are not new arrivals to market. THis WB-4 example is quite special with uniform gray brown patina that is commonly referred to as crusty. Surfaces are choice with not blemishes or micro ticks and quite impressive. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A choice original duplicate from an unnamed source in New England that is most selective with his purchases. This piece is for fans of crusty original toning while still providing eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice $2850 New July 17! 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 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
29360229
WB-104
Choice $550 New August 10! Colonel Green/Eric P Newman, Original Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Originally sold at the November 2013 Heritage auction of the Eric P Newman collection as Lot 34500 and certified NGC AU55 CAC. The thick original toning on this 1842 half dollar is typical of silver pieces within the Eric Newman collection due to storage in old paper envelopes for decades. This piece shows gorgeous blue-gray toning with gold highlights and a few very small shallow circulation marks, none of which detract from the coin's wonderful appearance. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality Seated half dollar offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
VF30
PCGS
33553457
Rev 1842
Choice $250 Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Blemish Freer, Attractive and Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1842 Medium Date Seated half dollar. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A choice example for the selective collector from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU55
PCGS
5829129
WB-22
Choice $600 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. A perfectly original 1843 Philadelphia struck Seated half dollar with light gray-gold patina on both sides. Seasoned collectors learn how to quickly recognize United States silver coinage that offers unmolested surfaces. This specimen has been well preserved with surfaces that are 100% natural. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils along with Liberty's head and hair curls being deeply impressed. Soft satiny luster is immediately evident when viewing under a bright light. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. An accurately graded Seated half dollar that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder plus standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s timeframe. CAC approval rewards the originality and accurate grading. Another super offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU53
PCGS
32031004

Choice $410 Early Die State, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. An early die state 1843 Seated half dollar with no diagnostics die cracks. It is well known that most 1843 halves will have some amount of reverse die cracks but not this lovely example. Surface are strictly original and choice. A gray-gold patina partially covers the obverse and reverse while steely residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Strike is complete with all devices being well impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1845O Seated 1845-O
Dramatically Doubled Date
EF45
PCGS
30772034
WB-104, WB-16
Choice HOLD
$1300
New July 17! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Old Time Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. WB-16 die pairing of the Dramatically Double Date variety as listed in Wiley-Bugert and the subsequent Bugert Seated hall dollar Federal Register series. The WB-16 die pair features a new reverse die with limited wear and cracking. Regardless of the dramatic variety, this 1845-O Seated half offers choice original surfaces and old time gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. The doubling on the date digits is most evident within the 45 digits and the right of the 5 digit. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-104 (FS-001.5)." If you are considering adding the WB-104 example to an advanced Seated half dollar collection, then this is the example to purchase. I guarantee that you will be pleased with the originality and accurately grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28785188
WB-2
Choice $685 New August 10! Colonel Green/Eric P. Newman Pedigree, Original Old Paper Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Highwood Collection. The original toning on this 1846 half dollar is typical of many silver pieces within the Eric P. Newman collection. Patina is crusty gray from being stored in old paper envelopes for decades. This example is choice with no blemishes whatsoever and a hammered strike. All obverse star centrils are connected and the facial and hair details are well defined; same is true for eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, the crusty patina is mildly transparent and exposes residual luster and gun metal gray/blue coloring. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. This piece original sold at the November 2013 Heritage sale of Newman numismatic properties and was offered in NGC AU58 CAC holder. Subsequently, the buyer crossed the half to PCGS at AU55 level with another round through CAC for approval. A value at asking price. Another solid offering from the Tenafly Collection that needs to locate a new home.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Tall Date
AU58
NGC
3809916002
WB-17
Choice $850 New August 10! Tall Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. The better of the two date punch styles for the 1846 date with the Tall Date commanding a strong premium. This example offers strictly original surfaces that are covered with dirty gray toning. Some luster peeks through on the obverse under bright light while the reverse patina is thick and exhibits enhanced golden hues under a strong light source. Strike is nearly complete with the only weakness being at the lower left claws. Surfaces are blemish free with light rub. Typical Grey Soldier Collection quality. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The strict originality was most likely the basis for CAC approval. John Albanese and team reward these types of crusty or dirty gray silver pieces with green bean approval as long as the TPG grading is accurate. From the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $595 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 50C 1846O Seated 1846-O
Medium Date
EF45
PCGS
16788128
WB-12
Choice $385 Repunched 6, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Reverse Die Cracks, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Choice surfaces and crusty original toning are the highlights of this lovely 1846-O Medium Date Seated half dollar. Fileds have a steely texture when viewing under a light source. Strike is nearly complete; reverse is all there while stars 8 and 9, on the obverse, lack connected centrils. The WB-12 die variety is easily attributed by repunching inside the bottom oval of the 6 digit in the date along with heavy die cracks to rim at AME(RI)CA. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 1847
AU58
PCGS
35142402
WB-6
Choice $1050 New July 22! Repunched 47, Choice Original, Lovely Burnt Gold Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Impressive Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Burnt gold patina and reflective cartwheel luster are two important highlights of the this lovely 1847 WB-6 Seated half. Repunching on the 47 digits is crisp and accurately matches the Bill Bugert diagnostics in his Federal Registry early date Philadelphia strikes. Fields are light mirrored on both sides. Strike is hammered through with bold hair curls and high relief stars. Blemish wise, the right obverse field has a few bag marks that are fully toned over. An arcing break in mint luster, on the reverse, is also noted and seen in GFRC images. As for wear, one has to search for rub. Accurately graded and housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another choice offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF45
PCGS
12713539
WB-13
Choice $465 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A no question original 1849 New Orleans strike with thick crusty gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with fresh CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35
NGC
4207023020

Choice HOLD
$250
New August 10! Great Circulated Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. Ex Tenafly Collection. There are always a host of 1853 Arrows and Rays halves on the market due to high mintage after silver weight reduction. Collector challenge is locating the best possible value for the money. This example, from the Tenafly Collection, should be at the top of the list is pursuing a mid circulated grade specimen. Surfaces are pristine and covered with uniform gun metal gray toning. Strike is well executed with only star 8 lacking centrils. Obverse and reverse dies are clashed. The obverse has a cool arcing die crack through the lower shield. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. GFRC previously sold this lovely Seated half into the Tenafly Collection and then to current consignor as it makes a third appearance. A no brainer purchase in my mind as so nice at the VF35 graded level.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

Choice $645 New July 23! Choice Original, Transparent Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. 1854 New Orleans struck Seated halves are typically found with bold heavy strikes including halo'ing of the stars. This offering falls into that category with a hammered strike and considerable mint frost in the protected areas that include gown folds, shield lines and eagle feathers. The result is a thick frosty cartwheel luster when viewed under a light source. Surrounds are covered with a dirty gray-gold skin that validates the strict originality. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever and a few reverse die cracks that were difficult to match with those in the Bugert Federal Register. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection that is worthy of special consideration for an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
28987090

Choice $695 Choice Original, Light Golden Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Recently upgraded by Newtown and back to GFRC towards finding a new home. A choice original example that is fully struck and offers semi-transparent rose-gray patina on the obverse and more golden hues on the reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45
NGC
2648961009
WB-53
Choice $245 With Arrows Type, Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. Attributing die varieties for 1854 New Orleans Seated half dollar strikes can be challenging and an exercise in patience. Luckily, this 1854-O WB-53 example is straightforward due to a reverse die crack from rim through (D)OL to olive branch end per Bugert's Federal Register. This specimen is perfectly original with crusty gray-brown patina and nearly complete strike. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the accurate grading and strict originality. A nice Seated half that collectors will be proud to own.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 1855-S
AU58
NGC
1710014003
WB-3
Choice $32500 First Year Issue, Very Rare AU58 or Better, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. As a first year strike, the 1855-S Arrows half dollar is a scarce issue in all grades due to limited mintage of 129,950 coins. This date becomes rare in lower AU grades and very rare in AU58 and Mint State. PCGS population report indicates only three at the AU58 level with two better; one graded MS62 and another at the MS64 level. High grade rarity is recognized but let's look further at the CAC population report for an assessment of choice example being approved. The findings are significant. Only three at the AU58 grade level and one at MS61; a gold CAC approval. Since it can be reasonably expected that the PCGS MS62 and MS64 specimens have seen CAC review and not passed, then the three AU58 approved examples are the only alternatives for collectors targeting 100% CAC for their complete Seated half dollar sets. This gorgeous example offers transparent champagne toning and satiny luster. Weakness in the left facing reverse shield lines is diagnostic of the WB-3 variety, but other than minor high-point incompleteness on Liberty's knee and scroll edges, all other devices are brought up and sharp. Fields only have a few wispy hairlines for the assigned grade and are quite active under a light source. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality and eye appeal. Let's not forget that this is one of the finest surviving 1855-S Seated half dollars available to collectors. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please call to discuss. Terms are always available.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
MS64
PCGS
81764320

Choice $2650 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, So Attractive. A near gem original 1856 New Orleans strike with eye appeal consistent with a higher grade. This Seated half dollar walked up to my FUN show table and was immediately purchased upon first inspection. Now the GFRC community has an upgrade possibility for their Open Registry sets. Frosty cartwheel luster is the highlight along with a strong strike. The luster is quite vibrant and stunning and more consistent with MS65/MS66 grade level. However, PCGS grading is accurate due to some wispy hairlines in the right field that require a 10x loupe and bright light to see. The golden patina is transparent, allowing viewing access to the frosty fields and devices. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. This half definitely deserves special consideration by those seeking to build a superior date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $385 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
AU50
PCGS
83897514

Choice $295 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Crusty original surfaces with natural gray-gold patina are the primary highlight of this pleasing 1858-O half dollar. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Bright light viewing is a pleasure due to residual golden brown luster. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For collectors who wish to own a top quality natural toned half dollar at a reasonable price.
Seated 50C 1858O Seated 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
2731047

Choice $315 Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Yes, the 1858-O is common in all circulated grades. What differentiates this gorgeous example from the pack is bullseye toning that covers strictly original surfaces. Let's start with the obverse; a rose center is present and quickly transitions to sky blue surrounding the stars and date followed by yellow gold at the extreme rim. On the reverse, an aquamarine blue center over the eagle shifts to copper gold in the fields and surrounding the legend. Considerable luster remains under a bright light and accentuates the coloring. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with none worth calling out. The reverse strike is weak throughout the eagle wings and claws. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. Another great offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF30
PCGS
26042666

Choice $170 New August 12! Weird Vertical Stripes, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original gray example of the 1860-O WB-3 die variety with uniquely hubbed reverse die. The vertical stripes appear to be hand engraved rather than hubbing from a working hub die. These stripes remain me of artwork on hand cut contemporary counterfet dies. But no question here, this is a genuine New Orleans mint strike and well defined by Bugert within his Federal Registers on Liberty Seated halves. Accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Housed in transitional 2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Yet another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 1861
AU58
PCGS
32959699

Choice $685 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Silver-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . A perfectly original and well preserved 1861 Seated half dollar with just a touch of rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Surfaces are toned a light silver gray with plenty of mint frost. Under a bright light, both sides offer frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly complete with only the lower reverse devices, claws and arrows feathers, lacking full definition. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 1862
AU53
PCGS
84738735

Choice $985 Better Date, Choice Original, Ebony-Rose Obverse Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Unique Offering . A gorgeous 1862 half dollar that must be viewed under bright light to appreciate as GFRC images indicate a darkly toned obverse. Wow….adding a light source activates fiery red surfaces on the obverse while the reverse glows an apricot gold. This 1862 half is so nice that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Obverse strike is complete with full head details and hair curls while the reverse has some weakness on the eagle's lower left leg. There are no blemishes to report as surfaces are pristine. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and ready to be placed into an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 1862
AU50
PCGS
32561209

Choice $775 Better Date, Choice Original, Light Golden-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. Recognized as a better date since most 1862 seen will be New Orleans rather than Philadelphia strike. Mintage is a low 253,000. Whenever I run across an 1862 half, attention is paid. In the case of this lovely CAC approved example, the decision to add to inventory was swift. Surfaces are covered with a light gray-gold patina that validates the strict originality. Obverse strike essentially complete while the reverse has a touch of weakness at the eagle's lower left facing leg. Soft satiny luster remains under a light source with some cartwheel effect on the reverse. Blemish wise, there are no issues to mention other than a tiny rim distrubance at 7:30, which is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with conservative grading.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 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 1869 Seated 1869
EF45
PCGS
81494042

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

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with antique gray patina that also houses some golden hues. Strike is typical while the reverse has a well toned over line. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to originality and eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 1875
EF40
NGC
2037691044
WB-101
Original $200 New August 10! Eric P Newman Collection Sale, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. First sold in New York City at the November 2013 Eric P Newman collection sale where it realized $259. Heritage well describes the toning characteristics as follows in the sale catalog, "Deeply toned with luminous peach and violet surfaces that show occasional glimpses of glinting silver-blue in protected areas." There are no blemishes to mention. Housed in original NGC special label Eric P Newman holder and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
EF45
PCGS
26777503
WB-5
Choice $515 Small CC, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Decent Strike, Worn PCGS Holder, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Thick crusty gray brown cover the surfaces of this choice original 1876 WB-5 Carson City strike. Residual luster is evident when viewing under a bright light with the reverse shifting to lovely golden hues. Obverse toning is quite thick and mutes most of the available luster. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle leg and claws being nicely defined. Small CC mintmarks are used for the WB-5 die pairing. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This holder is worn and made the photography process difficult with editing of several holder spots. A strong duplicate from the Oregon Beaver Collection as 1876-CC halves are always in demand and don't last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1883 Seated 1883
PR64CAM
PCGS
26687579

Gem New Price
$1895
Gem Proof Surfaces, Mirrored Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Toning, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! Unfortunately this gem 1883 half is a proof strike rather than circulation strike. If a circulation strike, it would be sold multiple times due to gorgeous toning and bold strike. As a proof strike, this 1883 half is also spectacular and should be carefully considered. Accurately designated as a proof cameo by PCGS and graded MS64. The obverse olive-rose-gold patina is completely transparent to the underlying mirrors that are incredibly reflective under a light source. Gorgeous sky blue results when the obverse is slightly tilted! Uniform rose patina, along with a thin sky blue arc at the rim, dominates the reverse appearance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This 1883 PCGS PF64CAM CAC half is so attractive that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. It will be a $1975 well spent once the piece is seen in hand. Just another great offering from the Winesteven Collection.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
28367152

Choice $515 New June 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. if you like your Barber coinage with old time crusty original surfaces rather than blast white, then this 1892 Philadelphia strike is for you. Obverse is covered with thick uniform gray skin while the reverse has a semi-transparent layer of gold, rose and orange shades. Reverse cartwheel luster is vibrant but obverse luster is muted by the thick patina. Completely struck with no blemishes to mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1896 Barber 1896
VF20
PCGS
29459309

Choice $260 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the strict originality, accurate technical grading and eye appeal of a higher grade.
Barber 50C 1897O Barber 1897-O
F12
PCGS
34802399

Choice New Price
$450
Early Semi-Key Date, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! An important offering of the 1897 New Orleans semi-key date. Surfaces are well preserved and unmolested. Gray patina, with embedded golden hues, covers both sides. The toning results in lovely circulated cameo appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Barber 50C 1900S Barber 1900-S
AU55
PCGS
26240095

Choice $550 New June 16! Choice Original, Thick Olive-Gray Patina, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved turn of the century San Francisco strike, Surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that mutes portions of the residual luster. Obverse offers a gray center with olive at the periphery while the reverse is consistently olive toned with darker hues at the rims. Well struck with heavy die cracks at the lower obverse. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 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 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Light Olive Gray Patina, Luster and Eye Appeal. A fitting partner to the 1908 PCGS MS63 CAC quarter also listed here. This is a gem piece as far as I'm concerned. Surfaces are perfectly original and have a patina to be expected after 100+ years of proper storage. Luster is cartwheel in nature under bright light and a bit attenuated due to the thick patina. Strike is complete and there are absolutely no blemishes. The soft luster is responsibile for the assigned MS63 grade; which is accurate. CAC approval rewards the originality. Fresh to market from a New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 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 1910S Barber 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice $250 Eric P. Newman Collection, Choice Original, Old Paper Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. 1910 San Francisco strikes are more challenging than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S. This example is accurately graded and housed in NGC brown label Eric P Newman - Col.' Green holder from the original Heritage November 2013 sale. Classic old paper envelope toning as found on a substantial portion of the Newman coins. A cool offering from the Kansas Collection.
Barber 50C 1911D Barber 1911-D
AU58
PCGS
21505553

Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1913 Barber 1913
VF30
PCGS
30887578

Choice $735 Low Mintage Late Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1913 Philadelphia date is moderately rare and popular due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. This lovely example offers choice original surfaces covered with light gray patina. Strike is well executed and uniform. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Overall, a quality example that is accurately graded and further approved by CAC. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready to move into a quality date and mintmark set. GFRC images accurately capture the eye appeal.
Barber 50C 1915S Barber 1915-S
AU55
PCGS
21892346

Choice $585 New July 6! Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . A choice original 1915 San Francisco half with light gold patina on both sides. Cartwheel luster has a frosty texture and is vibrant. Strike is complete and surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one nano field tick by star 7 that is mentioned to demonstrate that each coin sold by GFRC is thoroughly examined. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A top quality Barber half offering from Jim Poston.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
82949958

Gem New Price
$235
Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Boldy Struck, Accurately Graded.. The 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary issue was produced without a date other than the 1620-1920 anniversary period for the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The 1920 mintage was high at 152,112 pieces but the majority were returned to the mint unsold. This surviving gem example offers frosty cartwheel luster and a faint skin of gray patina. Eye appeal is considerable enough for CAC to award green bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect offering from a collector building an advanced early United States commemorative set.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S Walking Liberty 1933-S
AU58
PCGS
34878156

Choice $595 New June 16! Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Gold, Olive and Rose Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. If a fan of natural toned Walking Liberty halves, rather than blast white surfaces, then this 1933-S is for your. Surfaces are choice original and well preserved. A thick layer of rose, gold and olive patina covered both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster remains active regardless of the thick patina. Strike is nearly complete with separated thumb and fully formed vertical gown lines. This piece saw limited circulation and then was put away in storage. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another nicely toned offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 Walking Liberty 1936
PR64+
PCGS
06598651

Gem New Price
$2575
Gem Original, Watery Mirrors, Light Creamy White Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. First year of Walking Liberty half dollar proof strikes since 1915 and so popular for that reason. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage (3901 coins) of proofs struck during the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a slightly lower mintage. Scarce in any grade and rare in Superb Gem condition along with being the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. This gem example offers watery mirrors and hammered strike. There is a faint amount of reverse toning that has been over emphasized by GFRC images. Speaking of the GFRC images, they leave much to be desired with the coin in hand being significantly more attractive and pleasing. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Once again, superior quality from the Winesteven Collection.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D Walking Liberty 1937-D
MS64
PCGS
84049429

Choice $285 Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Skin, Accurately Graded. Price reduction effective November 30, 2017. It is a pleasure handling CAC Walkers due to the superior eye appeal and originality. This 1937 Denver strike is accurately graded with satiny cartwheel luster and a faint gold layer to add some color. The assigned MS64 grade is due to faint chatter in the right field otherwise eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and so pleasing. Collection.
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 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66
PCGS
84012098

Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945D Walking Liberty 1945-D
MS65
PCGS
30780940

Gem $145 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Toning Specks, 98% Struck, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster and faint gold patina are the highlights of this gem original 1945 Denver struck Walking Liberty half. Luster is vibrant and pleasing. Strike is 98% complete with fully defined and separated vertical gown lines. For a 100% complete strike, I would like to see Liberty's thumb completely defined and rounded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection to consider at a fair office price.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
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
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
AU58
PCGS
26226019

Choice HOLD
$1875
New August 9! Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Peak Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a new consignment from the Peak Collection consignor. This astute collector occassionally consign a quality Liberty Seated dollar with the piece selling quickly. Peak is back with a wonderful 1846 specimen that is so choice and obviously original. Surfaces free of any significant abrasions and are lightly mirroed while the main devices are retain mint frost. Reflective cartwheel luster is immediately evident under a light source. A faint gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Strike is complete with all stars well rounded and fully impressed eagle devices. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Peak Collection that will please the most selective collector. Images to be posted shortly.
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848

Choice $775 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
24198353

Choice $795 New July 31! Classic Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Port Matilda Collection. This 1846 Seated dollar is so pleasing and well balanced at the EF45 grade level that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Classic gun metal gray patina covers both sides. Surfaces are entirely original and free of any blemishes. Strike is fully executed with nicely rounded stars and deeply impressed eagle devices on the reverse. Under a light source, this dollar holds its gun metal gray coloring with some olive shades peeking through on the reverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda collection that should garner much attention as CAC approved Seated Dollars are always in demand.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU58
NGC
1893359001

Choice $1950 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Accurate Graded. Locating perfectly original Liberty Seated dollars will prove to be challenging as most in the marketplace have one issue or another. Dipped or lightly cleaned and retoned Seated dollars are commonplace in TPG holders and it takes a discerning eye to find those with natural and unmolested surfaces. Case in point is this lovely 1847 Seated dollar that resides in older NGC holder with CAC approval. Having this level of quality in GFRC inventory is seen as a badge of honor. Surfaces are reflective with no hairlines and other distracting blemishes. Toning is classic gun metal gray that one comes to expect on choice original silver coinage. Under a bright light, the gray patina transitions to faint blue and rose while exposing lightly mirroed fields. This is the appearance that collectors should be striving for, whether attempting a date and mintmark set or searching for that perfect large denomination type coin. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A strong offering for the selective collector.
Trade $1 1875CC Trade 1875-CC
VF30
NGC
3415997014

Choice HOLD
$575
New August 10! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Ebony Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Bayside Collection. GFRC is most pleased to be offering this near gem original 1875-CC Trade dollar. Many examples have been "improved" or just cleaned over the years. This offering is exceptional in terms of strictly originality asurfaces that are covered with an intermixed olive-ebony patina. This toning is definitely crusty. The underlying surfaces are surprisingly blemish free at the assinged VF30 grade level. Toning colors are consistent on both sides and further validate the unmolested preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. From the Bayside Collection Collection and the latest GFRC customer turned consignor. Sophisticated collectors should be paying close attention to this listing.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

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

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

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

Choice $725 Tough Carson City Date, Lovely Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. . A lovely 1881 Morgan struck at the Carson City mint. Since GFRC is expanding dual sided toned Morgan dollar inventory, the better Carson City dates should not be excluded. This example offers substantial eye appeal resulting from cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of rose/gold patina. Surface blemishes are consistent with the assigned MS63 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted given the eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS67
PCGS
33581487

Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Pastel Rainbow Coloring, Vibrant Proof Like Cartwheel Surfaces, Few Graded Higher!. An amazing GFRC offering for the collector who wishes to own the finest available while still be fiscally prudent. Upon seeing this gorgeous 1881 San Francisco strike, there was not question that this Morgan should reside in GFRC inventory. Obverse pastel rainbow colors are so transparent to the underlying mirrored surfaces. Cartwheel luster is so vibrant and attractive and without any visual distractions at the MS67 grade level. A pretty reverse golden arc at the rim nicely frames an untoned center region. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed not distracting marks, again as one would expect from a large silver dollar graded MS67 and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. The asking prices factors in only a small premium for the gorgeous toning.
Morgan $1 1883 Morgan 1883
MS64
PCGS
21024141

Choice $695 Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Sky Blue Obverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Monster obverse toning immediately catches the eyes on this lovely 1883 Philadelphia strike. Both obverse and reverse offer vibrant swirling cartwheel luster that tickles the eyes. On the obverse, rose and sky-blue regions intermix and provide considerable eye appeal. Technical grading is accurate as there are a few tiny blemishes on Liberty's cheek, but who really cares with such monster toning. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and strict grading. The Saco River consignment loves his toner Morgans and surprised that he let this one go.
Image Available Soon Morgan 1883-O
MS63
PCGS
84668215

Gem $175 Gem Original, Pastel Orange-Rose, Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Satiny cartwheel luster is immediately noted throughout obverse and reverse on this lovely 1883-O Morgan dollar. Obverse patina is transparent and includes orange-rose, gold and aquamarined shades. Reverse luster and coloring is similar to the obverse; which is a good thing. Clearly, an above average offering at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the eye appeal and obvious originality. Yet another attractively toned Morgan dollar from the Saco River Collection. Please note that this Morgan has proven to be very difficult to photograph during to edge holder prong reflections. I'm still trying to secure quality images.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
25059417

Choice $275 Choice Original, Dual Sided Rainbow Colors, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1884 New Orleans specimen with dual sided toning. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates when first viewing this example. Obverse tonign is primarily aquamarine throughout Liberty's face and hair curls that transition to a golden ring surrounding stars and into the rim. The reverse is mostly light steely rose with a thin blue ring immediately adjacent to the rim. Liberty's cheek is essentialy blemish free. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Morgan $1 1884O Morgan 1884-O
MS64
PCGS
27777129

Gem $725 Monster Obverse Toning, Rose and Aquamarine Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ex Saco River Personal Collection. An incredible toner Morgan dollars that has been a key part of the Saco River personal collection. At the November 2017 Manchester NH show, I had the privilege of purchasing this amazing toned dollar. GFRC images just begin to capture the dazzling interaction between vibrant cartwheel luster and electric rose, blues and aquamarine coloring. This Morgan is superior to nearly all toners examples seen that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommedation. There will be years of enjoyment staring at the stunning obverse toning under a light source. I'm already a big fan! Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ready to find a new home in an advanced collector. A perfect Christmas present for that special collector.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

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

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

Gem $395 Gem Eye Appeal, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. I really like this toner Morgan. Why? Patina is quite transparent while being rich colored. The obverse offers a lovely blue and yellow toning arc at the left rim while the balance is toned a uniform copper/gold. Reverse has nearly untoned center that is nicely framed by darker gold, blue and copper gray ring. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and small reverse hologram.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
PCGS
34018288

Choice $125 Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with vibrant cartwheel luster, aquamarine-gold toning on the obverse and rose-blue on the reverse. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. CAC approval validates the overall quality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 Gem Toning at MS64 Grade Level, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. A magnificent dual sided toner Morgan dollar in at the MS64 preservation state. This offering is so well balanced with radiant cartwheel luster, pretty rose centers/sky blue rims and a clear cheek. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Frankly, this piece well deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW designation at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS64Star
NGC
2118741001

Gem $650 Gem Eye Appeal, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, NGC Star Designation, A Magnificent Example, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saco River Collection. A magnificent toner Morgan with electric rose and blue obverse coloring. The cartwheel luster interacts nicely with the vibrant colors leading to some awesome eye appeal. Reverse offers a thin ring of gold along with an even thinner ring of blues over the denticles. Accurately graded with NGC Star designation for superior eye appeal. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is further icing on the cake. A top quality offering from the Kansas Collection. Who will be the next owner?
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS64
PCGS Rattler
1199398

Gem $300 New July 7! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obviously Undergraded, Jim Poston Consignment . Gold CAC approved coins are always in demand, especially by Gold CAC type set collectors. This lovely 1887 Morgan would fit well into a type set collection. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is quite dominate during in hand or bright light viewing. This Morgan is obviously undergraded as there are too few blemishes to justify the MS64 grade. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Hurry on this one as Gold CAC approved coins don't seem to last long at GFRC.
Morgan $1 1888O Morgan 1888-O
MS63
PCGS
24213608

Choice $175 Dual Sided Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose Gold and Sky Bue Patina, Choice Original, Poston Collection. Very pleasing and attractive! This 1888-O Morgan offers dual side toning. Obverse is heavily toned with mottled rose-gold that transitions to blues are the periphery. Light gold is seen across the reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert plus CAC approval. A lovely offering from Jim Poston that is fairly priced for the quality.
Gold
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS64
PCGS
29298393

Gem New Price
$995
Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. A gorgeous Type 1 design struck in 1853 at the Philadelphia mint. Obviously a common date given a mintage of slightly over 4,000,000. The challenge for collectors is locating a perfectly original example that is fully strike and had old time copper gold coloring. The Winesteven consignor is a most selective collector and has made a point of only adding superb examples, for the TPG grade, to his collection. This 1853 gold dollar is a no question gem with every minute die frost detail being transferred to the coin. Mint frost is omnipresent on the obverse and surrounds the legend and the 1 digit on the reverse. An ideal example for an advanced gold dollar date and mintmark set. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Winesteven Collection that is priced consistent with MS64 CAC auction records on CoinFacts.
Gold G$1 1858
Type 3 Indian Princess
AU58
PCGS
35622501

Choice HOLD
$380
New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$1 1859-S
Type 3 Indian Princess
EF45
PCGS
84122678

Choice $850 Choice Original, Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Classic Gold Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Mintage of only 15,000 with low survival rate. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Classic copper gold patina covers both sides. Noted United States gold experts comments on this date as follows, "Reasonably scarce as a date but extraordinarily difficult to find better than EF. Possibly the most underrated date in high grade in the entire gold dollar series." This lovely example is one of those EF graded survivors. A divestment from the Outback Collection at a reasonable asking price given mintage and overall rarity. If one is to own an 1859-S example for a Gold Dollar date and mintmark set, then this offering present compelling value. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the originality and superior surfaces.
Gold G$1 1880
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS67
PCGS
50089481

Gem $4700 Superb Gem Original, Stunning Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mild Mirrors, 100% Struck, Conservatively Graded, New Hampshire Collection. GFRC is thrilled to be handling this outstanding 1880 gold dollar piece! A superb gem with the 1880 date boasting an enticingly low mintage of 1,600 coins. Sufficient examples were saved at the time of issue to make this date collectible today in high grade. What a pleasure studying this gold piece in hand and then under a bright light. The design elements and sharp and 100% struck. Vibrant reflective wheat gold cartwheel luster is mesmerizing. The luster eminates from semiprooflike fields that are entirely blemishes free. The quality and eye appeal are substantial and high end. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder dating back to the late 1990s. CAC approval further adds to desireability. A wonderful type coin offering from a New Hampshire collector which has been off the market for 15 years or so and currently being divested. When old time quality coins reach the market, serious collectors should take note.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
28848305

Gem New Price
HOLD
$995
Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Old Orange Gold Patina, Conservative Grading, Winesteven Collection. A last year of issue strike with small mintage of 28,950 to consider when viewing this gem 1889 gold dollar. Fully struck with frosty cartwheel luster. CAC approval by John Albanese validates the strictly original surfaces and natural orange gold patina. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert and assigned an MS64+ opinion. Couple that with a CAC green bean most certainly places us in the realm of MS65 quality level with corresponding price. A magnificent gem from the Winesteven Collection.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
83973646

Gem $1065 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Heavy Reverse Strike Doubling, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. 1889 is the last year of issue for $1 gold with an ending mintage of 28,950. Examples are typically found with vibrant frosty luster and complete strikes as is the case for this lovely offering. Rims are boldly strike and high. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint line to the right of the lower bust that appears to be a lint mark and not post mint contact. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no auction records. CAC approval rewards originality, accurate grading and eye appeal. Yet another quality gold offering from GFRC.
Gold G$10 1851-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU50
PCGS
81870221

Choice $1450 New July 31! Early New Orleans Struck Gold Eagle, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of 263,000 and scarce at the AU grade level. Surfaces are quite frosty with residual luster that is more evident on the reverse. Fields have faint micro chatter that is common for this date. As a matter of fact, Doug Winter comments specifically that, "Many 1851-O eagles show severe handling marks on the surfaces and it is hard to find a coin that has not been adversely affected by abrasions." Strike is typical with weakness on the radial lines of the stars. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for GFRC customers to consider.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
4236740021

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

Choice $1600 Choice Original, Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! Fresh from Osprey buying trip in Europe and now approved by CAC. Radiant cartwheel luster dominates the overall appearance along with uniform orange gold patina. A quality piece that is accurately graded at the MS64 level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1897
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34881876

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1901
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
34881878

Choice $750 Crusty Original Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded . If crusty original gold is your cup of tea, then this choice 1901 $10 eagle might just catch your attention. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC review and green bean approval. From an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades.
Gold G$10 1915
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
34949813

Gem $3650 Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Ft Lauderdale Collection. Low mintage of 315,000. This 1915 Indian $10 eagles is a most impressive example and worthy of a gem original quality rating. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and eye catching. Reverse die bulging is immediately evident from (WE) TRU(ST) to the eagle's breast and again on the right side of the eagle. Heavy die erosion is seen within the bulge. On the obverse, the reverse bulge translate into a small unstruck area on the check. If not for this die condition, one might speculated that a full MS65 grade level could have been assigned. Blemishes are limited to a few scattered ticks but are overwhelmed by the bold luster during in hand and bright light viewing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and accurately graded. CAC approval of a MS64+ graded examples indicates overlapping distribution with lower end MS65s. From the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1837
Classic Head
AU58
NGC
4486610001

Choice $3650 Low Mintage Date, Scarce Grade, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of only 45,080 and scarce in higher grades. PCGS population report shows only ten pieces at the AU58 grade level with a sharp drop off in mint state population. This example is really sweet and desirable. Surfaces are lightly mirrored consistent with being struck from freshly polished dies. Reflective cartwheel luster is bold and crisp. Obverse strike is typical with a few weakly impressed stars while the reverse is fully struck. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemish worth mentioning. This is obviously an exceptional Classic Head example with CAC approval that validates what my eyes see. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Please give this lovely 1837 $2.5 quarter eagle offering special consideration.
Gold G$2.5 1846-O
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
83579266

Gem $3650 New August 9! Rotated Reverse 90 Degrees Left, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$2.5 1852
Liberty
MS62
NGC
3701358001

Choice $650 Early Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Die Polish Lines, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster and a bold obverse strike are the highlights of this lovely 1852 quarter eagle. This lovely gold piece performs well under a bright light else I would not have added to GFR C inventory. Fields are lightly mirrored with a host of die polish lines on both obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade level. This example was a no brainer CAC approval due to strict originalty and overall preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
33608476

Gem $1750 Gem Original, Classic Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Heavy Die Clashing. Mintage of slightly under 600,000. The 1854 example is worthy of a gem quality rating at the assigned MS63+ grade level as so well preserved and well balanced. Frosty cartwheel luster and old time orange gold patina are immediately evident when first viewed under a light source. Dies are heavily clashed leading to some star like lighting effects along the die obverse clash lines. At first, I surmised that die bulging could be the cause rather than die clashing. Strike is 98% executed with only the lower left facing eagle leg lacking fully defined feathers. Blemish wise, there is nothing to discuss. Graded MS63+ with only two at that grade level and no auction records per CoinFacts. At the MS64 grade level, a reasonable conclusion for this gem piece, the PCGS price guide jumps to $2850. Something to think about given the retail asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1857-O
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
28237636

Choice $735 New July 31! Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Historically significant as the final Liberty quarter eagle issue from the New Orleans mint with small mintage of 34,000. Strikes are chronically weak for the date. The obverse center and eagle's lower left leg are problematic strike areas while obverse stars are well formed. This example, from the Port Matilda Collection, is typical in terms of strike while surfaces are free of any significant abrasions; abrasions are an issue for this date as many come from an excavation finding in Jackson, Tennessee. Surfaces are covered with uniform copper gold patina which validates the originality. A quality offering that is fairly graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1887
Liberty
MS61
NGC
2684921004

Choice $980 Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I really like this 1887 $2.5 quarter eagle. Eye appeal is huge with vibrant reflection cartwheel luster that is dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved original example. Strike nearly complete with reverse well defined but star 1 lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that probably explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is higher than expected for MS61 grade; this piece is offers value as I don't see the field chatter as distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83905749

Gem $950 Gem Original or Close, Swirling Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Substantial Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . May I recommend a near gem 1898 $2.5 Liberty gold piece for your consideration? This is a gorgeous example with eye catching cartwheel luster that dances around under a light source. Luster has a satiny texture as dies are showing some erosion and die cracks. Strike is hammered with every minute detail fully impressed. Blemishes are minimal at the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this gorgeous 1898 quarter eagle.
Gold G$2.5 1902
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
84054166

Gem $675 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Satiny cartwheel luster and a hammered strike are the two highlights of this marvelous 1902 $2.5 quarter eagle. Luster is active and engaging under a light source. Strike is 100% complete with every subtle device detail being completely impressed. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approved gold is in strong demand and an ideal selection for a top quality type set.
Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
85195649

Choice $600 Super Choice Original, Faint Gray Patina. A hand selected 1904 $2.5 gold piece for your consideration. Added to GFRC inventory due to hammered strike and blemish free surfaces. Evaluating United States gold in mintage is no different that type silver coinage. There is always a trade-off between luster and marks with strike not being a huge factor. Wise collectors will search out example with bold strikes that are entirely mark free followed by evaluating luster. In the case of this 1904 offering, satiny cartwheel luster is consistent with the assigned MS grade while strike and blemish free surfaces are above average. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality type coin offering for the selective collector.
Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS64
NGC Fatty
275893014

Gem $715 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Old Time Conservative Grading. If in the market for a well above average Liberty $2.5 type coin, then please consider this offering. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. This last year issue is a gem and conservative graded in pristine NGC fatty holder. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and bold brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete while the surfaces are free of any distraction blemishes. GFRC spends considerable time digging out only the best United States gold and major coin shows. This is one of those finds.
Gold G$2.5 1907
Liberty
MS63
NGC
3220347001

Choice $440 Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Gold G$2.5 1914-D
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
81268503

Gem $4950 Gem Original, Radiate Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem for the assigned MS64+ grade. 1914 Denver strikes are the third rarest issue of the Indian quarter eagle series with 1914 and 1911-D being rarer. The Mint State population drops off quickly after MS-63 with substantial price jumps to $16K at the MS65 grade level. This probably explains why PCGS was so cautious in assigning full MS65 grade level and turning this piece into a five figure numismatic item. So here we are with assigned MS64+ grade and CAC approval. If one understands statistics and gaussian distributions, then there is a reasonable probability that this piece is equivalent to a portion of those presently graded MS65 and selling for double the GFRC asking price. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another superb offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004

Gem $900 Gem Original, Old Time Conservative Grading. Mintage of 578,000 at the Denver mint and the last $2.5 Indians to be produced. Once again, let's consider the 1925-D issue's background as explained by David Akers. He states, "Almost always having very good to excellent mint lustre but the striking quality varies greatly; some are very unevenly struck while others are well struck. Dies seem to have been a problem with this issue, and many specimens were clearly struck from buckled or deteriorated dies. The mint mark is usually a little weak but well defined. There are some specimens, however, where the mintmark is so weak that it is nearly invisible. The color is typically a rose tinted gold but there are also coppery colored specimens as well as ones with green and yellow gold shades. The surfaces are frosty with little or no granularity." In light of these observation, this example was carefully examined with a 10x loupe. Surfaces are frosty with brilliant cartwheel luster. Strike is complete and uniform with some minor die bulging below the Indian's chin and behind E PLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal is superior and warrants a gem quality rating. Housed in NGC fatty holder with CAC approval. An offering for collectors attempt a type set with preference for all TPG holders and CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1853
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
81860926

Choice $5750 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A near gem example with eye catching cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and I could easily see this double eagle in an MS61 without question. 1853 double eagle strikes have a lower mintage than their 1851 and the 1852 counteparts but all three dates have similar pricing and overall availability. The 1853 date is rare in Mint State grades and undervalued as PCGS has only graded (3) in MS63 and none higher. This AU58 example with CAC approval is so choice and pleasing. In hand inspection under a bright light will reveal the flashy luster and tickle the eyes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Please give this double eagle special consideration as I know GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3815592019

Choice $1825 Closed 3, Choice Original, Old Time Copper Orange Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original Closed 3 example with old time copper gold patina that collectors strive to locate. Accurately graded with lightly frosted cartwheel luster. There is some field chatter on the obverse consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is considerable once viewed and appreciated in hand. Mintage is slightly over 1,000,000 with a pricing structure that jumps up quickly in mint state. Even MS60/61 examples show large price increases over AU58. Housed is newer NGC holder and attractively priced. The old time originality definitely deserves CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1893-S
Liberty
MS62+
PCGS
35622488

Choice $1990 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is pleased to offer more quality United States gold from the Osprey Collection. Full description shortly.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
81602365

Gem $2650 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Competitively Priced, Outback Collection. A superb gem original 1911-D St Gaudens $20 double eagle that offers frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel effects. When inspecting St. Gaudens strikes, collectors typical gravity to Liberty's head and upper body. That focal point should be absolutely free of marks or luster breaks. On this 1911-D, from the Outback Collection, liberty's face and upper body are entirely blemish free and well struck. Please review the GFRC for your own confirmation. Next, let's discuss grade and competitive pricing. The piece is graded MS65+ with CAC approval. GFRC customers, who understanding statistics, can immediately appreciate how this top end MS65 double eagle is within the MS66 distribution. Typical MS66 examples, without CAC approval, are bringing between $3100 to $3600 at major auctions during 2018. The Outback Collection example is competitively priced at $2650 and is a premium MS65+ with CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. A gem offering for those collectors hoping for an exceptional type coin at reasonable price.
Gold G$5 1846D/D
Liberty
AU53
NGC
3706339009

Choice $5200 Rare Repunched Mintmark Reverse, Copper Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. I can't overstate the importance of this offering! The 1846-D over D $5 half eagle repunched mintmatk is typically found in VF through EF grades and becomes rare in AU with many surviving examples being less than choice. The second D punch is located up into the olive branch and, on higher grade examples, is visible to naked eye. Being included in major pricing quides and being recognized by the major grading services has increased its popularity. A quick check of CAC population report indicates only 15 total approved in all grades. In mint state, these is a lone MS61 approved specimen with 2 at AU55 and 4 at AU53. This population is inadequate for serving broad based collector demand. The offered example sports old time copper gold patina that screams originality. Obverse strike is complete while only the arrow feathers and right claw showing weakness on the reverse. This piece is blemish free and wholesome. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal for Dahlonega mint issue. Again, an important offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

Choice $12500 Choice Original Carson City Date, Orange Gold Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Accurately Graded, Condition Rarity, Osprey Collection . Mintage of only 21,198. Attractive orange gold surfaces are lightly mirrored with minimal disturbences. Dave Akers indicates that, "most known specimens of the 1874-CC are well circulated and VF examples are typical. A few AU coins are known but only one 1874-CC catalogued as uncirculated has ever been offered at public auction." Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is important validation for this choice 1874-CC half eagle.
Gold G$5 1881-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34949840

Choice $1475 Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Lovely Wheat Gold Patina, Fully Struck Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection . A wonderful 1881 San Francisco strike with pleasing satiny cartwheel luster. The wheat-gold coloring glows during bright light viewing as luster and cartwheel effects are quite pronounced. Strike is completely executed with all stars round and reverse eagle feathers deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. I'm glad that the Ft. Lauderdale Collection consignor has moved into United States gold. His two offerings are well above average in quality and GFRC customers will find this piece impressive when viewed at a major show.
Gold G$5 1882
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4244699003

Gem $1450 Gem Original, Monster Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Huge Eye Appeal . A amazing 1882 Philadelphia struck $5 half eagle with monster cartwheel luster. Intense luster has a satiny texure and just drips off this gold piece. NGC has assigned an MS64+ grade with CAC agreeing with the designation. In my eyes, this piece could be graded MS65 and will probably end up in that level holder in the future as the price gap is conducive to cracked out dealers. PCGS price guide jumps from $1225 in MS64+ to $6000 in MS65. This lovely 1882 example has it all; huge luster, a hammered strike and minimal micro blemishes in the focal area. Housed in new NGC large font holder with CAC approval. For the collector who desires well above average eye appeal with their gold purchases.
Gold G$5 1891-CC
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4252195002

Choice $1975 Affordable Carson City Date, Old Time Copper Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Mintage of 208,000 and rendering this Carson City date as the most affordable from that era. I really like and recommend this gold half eagle due to the transparent copper gold patina. Placing this piece under a light source releases cartwheel luster and probably difficult to anticipate this surface condition when viewing the GFRC images. Blemishes are at a minimum with a few field ticks on the reverse but fully toned over. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The old time originality and accurately grading warrant CAC approval. Another quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
4626168008

Gem $1375 Near Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, So Close to MS65. The gorgeous 1893 $5 half eagle is essential at gem level with MS64+ certification and CAC approval. This piece displays substantial orange patina on both sides, with underlying mint frost. Bright light viewing releases attractive cartwheel luster. The surfaces are minimally abraded and exhibit sharply struck design elements. This date becomes very scarce in MS65 and elusive above that level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Competitive prices with current CoinFacts CAC approved records.
Gold G$5 1902-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
29592470

Choice $475 Near Gem Original, Vibrant Orange Gold Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded. A near gem original offering with loads of eye appeal. This lovely 1902 San Francisco $5 half eagle has everything a collector could desire. Coloring is orange gold that indicates perfectly original surfaces. Luster is vibrant and active. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the reverse arrow feathers. And finally, blemishes are non existent. I could see this piece eventually ending up in a low mint state grade holder. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Pricing is firm as I paid strong for quality.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
81832316

Choice $525 Great Gold Type Selection, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Poston Collection. An attractive 1907 gold half eagle offering that would be ideal for a value based type set. Surfaces are 100% original with mild orange gold patina. Blemishes are minimal for the assigned grade level. Then there is frosty cartwheel luster that added considerable eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston. CAC approved is presently under strong demand so don't wait too long to inquiry on this piece.
Gold G$5 1908
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
25063611

Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
28127532

Choice $1550 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS63
PCGS
26719159

Choice $1250 New August 9! Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Full description shortly.
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