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There are 320 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 20, 2024

Photo Type Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Half & 1 Cent
Early Copper 1C 1820 Early Copper 1820
Large Date
MS64BN
NGC
3740059001
N-14
Choice $1500 New January 21! Noyce-14, Cracked Obverse, Steely-Frosted Luster, Near-Gem Original. This FUN2024 consignment brings a distinctive flair to the early copper price list given the lighter chocolate brown toning. When placed under a bright, the brown coloration reveals deep violet hues and peripheral gold. Luster falls into the steely-frosted spectrum. An essentially unabraded specimen of the N-14 die pairing with a heavily cracked obverse. Die cracks from a concentric ring through the stars. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
MS64BN
NGC
380756001
N-2
Choice HOLD
$1200
Ex. Rasmussen Collection, Chocolate Brown, Embedded Gold, Worn Dies, CAC Approved. The noteworthy Wes Rasmussen Collection auction was conducted by Heritage on January 13, 2005 in Fort Lauderdale with the catalog currently available on Amazon for $75…. GFRC is pleased to be offering a Rasmussen pedigreed 1838 N-2 specimen. This near-gem exhibits an even chocolate-brown skin with golden highlights at the peripheries. Unblemished surfaces display an orange peel texture due to severe die erosion. Luster is best described as satiny soft due to the surfaces. A premium Coronet design offering. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with Rasmussen Collection pedigree.
Early Copper 1C 1838 Early Copper 1838
MS62BN
PCGS
37826074

Choice $700 New February 20! Satiny Luster, Uniform Chocolate Brown Coloring, Super Eye Appeal. GFRC is always in the hunt for superior early copper with huge eye appeal and CAC approval. This chocolate brown 1838 Coronet large cent was an immediate buy decision at the Spring Atlanta ANA pre-show and returned as a GFRC buyback. Bright light viewing exposes satiny luster on both sides along with embedded blues that add charm. Surface are fully choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Early Copper 1C 1853 Early Copper 1853
MS66BN
PCGS
38685027

Gem HOLD
$1835
New February 7! Superb Gem, Undistrubed Surfaces and Viewing, Silky Luster. Let's open the description for this superb 1853 large cent with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to catch everyone's attention. Man is this piece nice! For once, the GFRC images have exactly captured the surfaces that generate silky luster on both sides. Toning is brown on the obverse with orange luster peeking out at the periphery. The reverse is lighter toned with much more orange-red under my desk LED lamp. Surfaces are pristine and such a joy to examine with a 10x. Trust me on this lot as one of the nicest high grade large cents in memory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1871 Indian 1871
MS65RB
NGC
193653004

Gem $2850 Important Semi-Key Indian Date, Attractive Red-Brown, Gem Original, Osprey Collection. This new offering from the Osprey Collection is certainly important as true gem 1871 Indian cents are downright challenging! This example features medium brown surfaces with orange tinted luster under angled lighting. Both sides are completely struck and offer Gem quality that will appeal to the serial Indian cent collector. The CAC Red-Brown approved population is limited to only 27 pieces with 3 finer. A statistic that is worth noteworking during purchase evaluation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Indian 1C 1872 Indian 1872
MS62BN
NGC
4712009002

Choice $1150 Semi-Key Date, Low Mintage, Unquestionably Choice. A choice 1872 Indian BN cent that is a semi-key date in the series. Though the mintage amounted to a tad over four million, the date circulated widely less than 75 certified by PCGS in the individual BN Mint State grades. CAC populations are much lower with 53 pieces approved in all graded when considering the BN designation. This offered example contains a substantial amount of red coloration when subjected to a bright light. Frosted luster and moderate cartwheels are also eivdent. A choice example for an Indian cent date set without breaking the budget. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Indian 1C 1872 Indian 1872
AU53
PCGS
44636495

Choice $750 Semi-Key Date, Thick Chocolate-Brown Skin, Well Struck, CAC Approval. From a Liberty Seated collector's perspective, a mintage of 4 million is quite substantial, but the 1872 Indian cent date is semi-key at this level. I did not hesitate to add this perfectly original and notably choice example to inventory at the Baltimore show. Toning is a thick chocolate brown. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse right wreath being a tad weak. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing at the grade. This one did not circulate long and fortunately was properly stored to its current patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64
PCGS
25216401
LM-1
Gem $1985 New February 5! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Steely-Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approved. Selling gem early type can be challenging, at times, due to the limitations of GFRC photography. Case in point is this exceptional 1829 LM-1 half dime. Uniform steely-frosted luster is evenly distributed across both sides. Under a bright light, this little gem proves a nice glow and vibrant cartwheels. Toning is mostly yellow-gold with intermixed aquamarine. Edge strike is 100% complete while there is a touch of softness at the centers. CAC has stickered 20 at the offered grade with a CDN guide price of $1710 and doubling to $3600 at the next grade. Ideal for type of inclusive in an advanced Capped Bust set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
EF40
PCGS
20673309
LM-14
Choice $275 New February 20! Antique Gray Toning, Peripheral Mint Frost, Attractive at Grade. I will certainly add lower price early types coins to inventory when meeting eye appeal and originality standards. This choice 1830 LM-14 half dime performs well to both requirements. Love the remaining peripheral mint frost on the obverse and reverse. This piece is well balanced and warranting CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A new GFRC buyback to consider.
Capped Bust 5C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS62
CACG
348457448
LM-6
Choice $950 New January 16! Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Strict Originality. A marvelous 1831 LM-6 Capped Bust dime that offers a light gray patina that is completely transparent to the underlying luster. When viewing this near gem under angle lighting, the fields shift to a steely radiance that is most pleasing and a bit surprising given the certified grade. Both sides feature heavy die clashes. I'm liking this new FUN2024 acquisition to the point of calling out a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Might you consider adding this piece to a collection as an example of CACG's reputation for conservative grading? I certainly would if pursuing this series. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
EF40
PCGS
83484878
LM-2
Choice $280 Crusty Gray, Choice Surfaces, Conservative Grading. If crusty small denomination silver type is your passion, then please consider this 1834 LM-2. Both sides are well struck and encrusted with a moderate layer of coin gray patina. Under angled lighting, the toning shows embedded rose along with a thin peripheral gold ring, Absolutely unabraded and well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 5C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
Small Date, Small 5C
AU55
PCGS
26643508
LM-10
Choice $525 New February 12! Pretty Steely Radiance, Cartwheels, Olive Gold-Gray Toning, CAC Approved. A choice original 1835 LM-10 half dime with steely fields that offer considerable radiance under a bright light including moderated cartwheels. Toning is a combination of golden peripheries with centers that are darker gray-blue. At the right angles under a bright light, the embedded olive shades become active. This is a premium LM-10 with unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. The spots at the reverse center are holder haze.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS64
NGC
2685622002

Choice $1650 Creamy Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Near-Gem, CAC Approved. A boldly repunched star 8 is readily evident on this superbly preserved 1838 Seated half dime. Radiant mint bloom radiates creamy frosted luster when placed under angled lighting. Strike is fully executed with a reverse die crack through O(F) into the wreath. One reverse field mark holds this piece back from potential higher grade. The eye appeal is certainly there. Newly consigned and a premium example. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
3899688009

Gem $650 New January 28! Gem Original, Frosted Cartwheel Luster.. Stone original surfaces reveal deep slate fields surrounded by gold patina at the rims. The strike is sharp, with defined leaf veins and a split bow knot. The luster is easily activated and easily penetrates the rich color. The Mint added arrows from 1853 to 1855 to signify a weight reduction, and the With Arrows designs are today pursued as separate types. This is a pleasing example for the grade, and the price is accessible for most collectors. CAC has graded 35 pieces in MS64 and 47 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $618. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval. The label captures the Highland Collection pedigree. PCGS #4356.
Seated 5C 1863S Seated 1863-S
MS64
NGC
5751080002
V-1
Choice $2250 Near-Gem Original, Lakeland Collection.. The first half dime issued at the San Francisco Mint; the 1863-S is a scarce issue with a mintage of exactly 100,000 pieces. Remarkably, the CAC population is half that of the 1863 Philadelphia half dime, even though far fewer pieces (18,000) were struck in Philadelphia. Collectors on the east coast were more active at the time, and San Francisco pieces simply were not saved. This creates an anomaly only recently observed with the advent of the CAC population report. This piece reveals bits of maroon color, especially in the protected areas, with deeper patina evident on the high points of the wreath. V-1, the only variety for this issue. A strong strike brings up virtually complete detail on the wheat stalks. CAC has graded 24 pieces total, with three coins in MS64 and eight examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,250. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1883 Liberty V 1883
No Cents
MS64
PCGS
30841945

Gem $275 New February 7! No Cents Type, Gorgeous Gem, CAC Approved. Images are well matched for this gorgeous 1883 No Cents Liberty nickel. Bright light coloration is amplified by steely fields and sharp reflectance. Intermixed gold and rose cover the obverse while the reverse is mostly gold with embedded aquamarine. Surfaces are pristine with respect to the certified grade. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is more than justified. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Shield 5C 1883 Shield 1883
MS63
PCGS
37642500

Choice $325 Final Year of Issue, Brilliant Steely Luster, Early Die State Dies, CAC Approval. For those who collect by first and final year of a design, this well preserved 1883 Shield nickel would be a great selection. Undisturbed steely surfaces and corresponding luster are readily evident under a bright light. The Shield nickel series is notorious for cracked dies due to the harder nickel-copper alloy. This piece was struck with early die state dies as the fields are free of metal flow lines and significant die cracks. The reverse is pristine while there are several obverse spider cracks into the rim. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Shield 5C 1883/2 Shield 1883/2
MS63
PCGS OGH
1556783

Choice $3300 Bold 1883/2 Overdate, Heavily Cracked Obverse, Light Orange-Gold, Sparkling Luster. The Osprey Collection is adventurous fellow adding this 1883/2 overdate Shield nickel to inventory at the 2023 Winter Baltimore show. The story line is that a handful of leftover 1882 obverse dies were repunched with the 1883 date resulting in a host of earlier 2 digits being visible with respect to the final 3 punch. This die see a full impression of the 2 digit to the left of the 3 digit. Light copper orange-gold toning and steely luster are the highlights of this long ago graded example. Bright light viewing exposes moderate cartwheels. Heavy die crack are noted throughout the obverse with a bold arcing crack over the date and a tiny cud on top of the 3 digit. A notable example of this classic die variety with 8 approved at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS 3.0 (1992) old green holder with CAC approval.
Liberty V 5C 1905 Liberty V 1905
MS65
PCGS
45449795

Gem $550 Ideal Liberty 5c Type, Dazzling Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. If attempting an early type set and searching for the right Liberty nickel, this 1905 gem example might fit the bill! A superb survivor with dazzling frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. This piece certainly rocks under a bright light and is an exciting viewing experience. Faint gold toning is more prevalent on the obverse. Strike is fully executed. This offering has eye appeal of a higher grade but a small mark on the reverse explains the certified grade per technical standards. I'm so impressed with this piece that a JUST BUY IT NOW call is necessary. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1921 Buffalo 1921
MS65
PCGS
27115536

Gem $1100 New January 12! Very Scarce Date in Full Gem, Brilliant Radiance, Light Gold-Aquamarine Hues, CAC Approved. The GFRC community is being treated to a wonderful collection release from GFRC-Lite owner, Rich Hundertmark. The 1921 Buffalo nickel date is scarce in circulated grades and very scarce in Gem Mint State per David Hall. This superb example exhibits a brilliant radiance that explodes when viewed under angled lighting. Cartwheels are squally vibrant and satisfying. A light golden-aquamarine patina is consistent on both sides. If in the market for a gem example of this challenging date, this is your coin! CAC has approved 170 in all grades with 46 at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1923S Buffalo 1923-S
MS63
PCGS
36663530

Choice $1195 Rare in Mint State, Pewter-Gray, Satiny Luster, Typical Strike, CAC Approved. 1923 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickels are a tough date which become rare in Mint State given popularity and the number of collectors pursuing the series. This Summer Baltimore new purchase presents gorgeous toning that is best described as pewter-gray while a bright light accentuates rose hues. This is a pretty piece. The 1923-S date is also infamous for having poor reverse strikes with flat devices. This example is typical with a partial horn, missing head details, and a flat mound. This piece was struck from eroded dies and thus present lovely satiny luster. A 20th century better date with a good story. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1927 Buffalo 1927
MS65
PCGS
44282558

Gem $395 Superb Gem, Brilliant Chrome Luster, Eye Catching. A wonderful 1927 Philadelphia struck Buffalo nickel with brilliant chrome colored luster and tons of eye appeal. Completely unblemished with a bold strike from moderately worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1929 Buffalo 1929
MS64
PCGS Rattler
7157689

Gem $185 New February 9! Thick Frosted Luster, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Sooner Collection. A marvelous 1929 Buffalo nickel that does not need a long description, only a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Luster is frosty brilliant and thoroughly pleasing even for this strict numismatist. Light gold decorates the lower right obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1931S Buffalo 1931-S
MS66
PCGS
83737896

Gem $725 Brilliant Steely Luster, Light Gold and Rose Coloration, Bold Strike. A gorgeous 1931 San Francisco struck Buffalo nickel that offers brilliant metallic like luster. Obverse toning is a faint gold while the reverse has stronger rose hues in the fields. Accurately grade and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The images present darker toning than is exhibited during in-hand, and certainly bright light viewing.
Buffalo 5C 1931S Buffalo 1931-S
MS64
PCGS
35164852

Choice $225 Satiny Luster, Pewter Coloration, Faint Speckled Toning. A lovely 1931-S Buffalo nickel that was taken in trade that the 2023 Winter FUN show. Luster has a brilliant satiny texture and is uninterrupted. Under a bright light, I see faint copper-gold on the reverse. A 10x review revealed light speckled ebony toning which has been captured in the images. A solid example with pleasing eye appeal that has been accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Buffalo 5C 1937D Buffalo 1937-D
3 Legs
AU58
NGC
6472608010

Choice $2500 Popular 3 Legs Variety, Choice Original, Osprey Collection.. The three-legged Buffalo is one of the most widely recognized varieties in the U.S. coinage series, and many kids of a certain generation were constantly on the lookout for this, the 1955 Doubled Die cent, or the holy grail of them all, the 1909-S VDB Lincoln. Few succeeded in locating any of these in pocket change, but it was not for lack of trying! Today, the variety still merits a separate listing and illustration in the Guide Book. This example reveals scattered, light tan color atop nickel surfaces. The CAC price guide value in AU58 is $2,550. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Large 0
VF35
PCGS
15015334
JR-6
Choice $535 Better Die Pairing, Large 0, Notched Stars, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. So what are "notched stars" for the 1820 Capped Bust dime date. Notched stars have a die punch defect on the outer star point facing the denticles. This JR-6 example also brings an R3 rarity rating and thick gray encrusted surfaces. A fully choice piece at the assigned grade that will please fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Large Date
VF35
PCGS
42813589
JR-4
Choice $415 Choice Original.. Consignor Pricing Reduciton. The GFRC Community auction sale contains a single Capped Bust dime that deserves its CAC green bean. This 1821 Large Date specimen features olive-gray surfaces which are compliment by peripheral orange gold. Well preserved with steely fields that provide pleasing reflectance during angled lighting review. Unquestionable originality is certain to delight the winner bidder for years to come. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with fresh CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Large Date
VF30
PCGS
36662993
JR-4
Choice $440 Near-Gem at Grade, Crusty Coin Gray, Steely Fields, Unabraded. The Philadelphia mint struck a total of 1,186,512 dimes during 1821 with 8 obverse and reverse dies. Six of the ten known die pairings are common while the others are rare. This JR-4 example falls in the available category making it affordable. Worthy of a near-gem quality rating as this piece is entirely unabraded along with exhibiting steely fields and a natural coin gray crust. Dirt fills the loops of the 8 digit along with the reverse vertical shield lines. A premium example that is certain to please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
Large Date
F15
PCGS
30709261
JR-5
Choice $315 New January 12! Large Date, Near-Gem at Grade. This 1821 JR-5 dime does not warrant a long description as the images provide everything one needs to know about this offering. Surfaces are evenly worn and nicely preserved with a natural coin gray patina. Surfaces are well preserved considering the amount of time in circulation. The circulated eye appeal is certainly satisfying. CAC green bean approval provides further validation of the premier quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
VF25
NGC
2064143052
JR-5
Choice $360 New January 12! Better 1827 Die Pairing, Crusty Coin Gray Patina, CAC Approved. This 1827 JR-3 Capped Bust dime offering is another case where the GFRC photography has hit a home run. My images accurately capture the crusty coin gray patina and choice surfaces. JR-5 is a scarce variety that is difficult to locate above VF30. Guaranteed to entertain those pursuing the series while on a limited budget. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Flat Top 1
F12
PCGS
31995798
JR-2
Choice $550 Scarce Redbook Variety, Partial Circulated Cameo Presentation, Natural Coin Gray. GFRC Client Buyback. 1827 JR-2 is a rare die variety is that is difficult to locate in any condition with most survivors found at the VG level. This variety is separately listed in the Redbook at Flat Top 1 with a substantial premium over the other common varieties. The die pairing is found with a well struck obverse and weakly struck reverse including denticles. This new example is toned natural gray with partial circulated cameo eye appeal on the obverse. The reverse struck is weak at the center and has a "dished like" appearance at the denticles. A few ancient lines are present on the obverse but more than consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
Small 10C
VF35
PCGS
35731358
JR-7
Choice $295 New January 20! Small 10C, Crusty Olive-Gray, Superb Preservation. "Crusty" is the operative word for this strictly original 1829 JR-7 dime. Though the patina is quite thick, bright light exposure reveals steely fields and hints of remaining luster. Coloration is a gun metal bluish-gray in the fields while the peripheries have olive-gold shades. Pristine fields are entirely unabraded. This is a lot of coin at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
EF40
NGC
2106462025
JR-1
Choice $350 Mottled Rose Toning, Residual Steely Luster, Bold Strike. Placing this 1835 JR-1 dime under angled lighting exposes pretty steely luster including residual mint frost surrounding the stars and legend. Unfortunately, GFRC images only capture the in-hand rose mottled toning but not the luster. Therefore, please trust my eyes if considering a purchase. Strike is fully executed though there is wear on the high points, but then again, this is an accurately graded EF40. CAC has only approved 9 at the certified grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
No Stars, Large Date
MS66
PCGS
25337764
F-101c
Gem $15000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Steely luster imparts active cartwheels across the surfaces of this Large Date, No Stars piece. A moderate spray of olive and charcoal patina covers both sides, highlighted by considerable flash that is thoroughly consistent with the MS66 CAC designation. The 1837 F-101c is coin #1 on the Top-100 list and exhibits heavy die clashing with elevated obverse die cracks. While not as arresting as the 1839 F-105c "Pie," the die deterioration is advanced and easily apparent without a glass. The dies are slightly rotated as expected for all later die states of the F-101 die pair. The CAC census notes two examples in MS66, with only a pair of pieces higher, both at MS67. The guide value is $15,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS62
CACG
618292545
F-113
Choice $985 Reverse Die Flaw, Near-Gem at Grade, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The new CAC Grading holders are constructed of a plastic that appears to be more translucent that the competitors. The 1838 F-113 Seated dime is intricately detailed in the GFRC photographs. I suspect the clear plastic allows us to view this beautifully toned dime at its finest. This dime features a bold reverse die flaw and is the plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU58
NGC
337422006
F-108
Choice $725 New January 20! No Drapery Type, Brilliant Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Ex Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A near-gem 1839 No Drapery Seated dime that was purchased August 1997 and became the F-108 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. A strictly original example that offers steely fields and brilliant reflective luster. Though the toning may appear dark on the GFRC images, the patina is semi-transparent and melts away during bright light inspection. Cartwheel action is vibrant and meets my expectations and then some at the certified grade. 10x review confirms the light rub on the high point along with one hidden mark in the obverse right field. At this point in the die life, the repunching on the 39 digits is difficult to see. This offering has excellent potential for type or for those who wish to assemble a subset of the web-book die variety plate coins. Housed in rare NGC Gen 6.0 (1996) "keyed" holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
AU58
NGC
451481005
F-101
Choice $5000 Choice Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. The New Orleans Mint first struck Liberty Seated dimes during 1838 without stars followed by stars being added to the No Drapery hub during 1839 and 1840. The 1840 strikes have proven to be very challenging in AU or higher grades due to extensive circulation in the deep south. Those specimens that are graded AU58 and Mint State infrequently appear on the market. This F-101 specimen is a truly important release from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since being struck by early die state dies with a Large O reverse. Most F-101 survivors were struck with lapped dies that significantly reduced the relief of major devices. Those are designated as the F-101a die state. This F-101 example is one of the few seen during my research career therefore an R6 rarity rating is justified. Soft frosted luster and light gold patina are the primary visual attributes along with strict originality that was rewarded with a CAC green bean. Purchased July 2008 during a Bowers & Merena Baltimore sale. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841 Seated 1841
MS66
PCGS
25612093
F-110a
Gem $7500 Proof Dies, Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Steely, frosted luster imparts exceptionally active cartwheels that rotate vibrantly under a light source. Light splashes of maroon patina cover both sides atop the steel-gray fields, and the eye appeal is stunning. One is tempted to introduce a "Gem Plus" level to the GFRC rating system, but we'd prefer to simply let the coin speak for itself. F-110a, with a slight upward slope in the date. The reverse legend, which might appear sharp at first glance, is actually less lightly impressed than other 1841 dimes, which tend to exhibit deep relief in this portion of the design. CAC has approved 41 pieces in all grades; this piece is tied with two other coins for finest-known at MS66. The CAC price guide value is $7,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842 Seated 1842
MS65
NGC
3381721004
F-105
Gem $3450 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Gold Toning, Gem Eye Appeal, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The recent Newtown Liberty Seated dime purchases have brought about a number of Fortin core set duplicates. This lovely gem 1842 F-105 dime will certainly please the new owner given its sparkling frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Once again, strike is completely executed. Overall eye appeal is "all there" with originality, luster, and strike combining into a superb presentation under angled lighting. Purchased October 2010 for the Fortin core Seated dime set along with becoming the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. CAC has approved five at the certified grade with three finer. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
VF20
PCGS
27402664
F-104
Choice $300 Scarce Small O, Early Die State, Crusty Coin Gray, Choice Original. A quick check of the GFRC Sales Archives will highlight the scarcity of this 1842-O small O variety offering. The highest graded F-104 handled is VF30 and none with CAC approval. If Seated dime die varieties are a passion, then adding this example to represent the small O mintmark warrants consideration. Surfaces are fully choice and covered with crusty coin gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
38299232
F-102
Choice $795 Little Orphan Annie, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Gray, Residual Mint Frost, CAC Approval.. A perfectly original example of the popular 1844 date that is often referred to as the Little Orphan Annie date due to 1930s promotion by Frank C. Ross. This offering is a consummate example of thick crusty natural patina. Under that patina is residual mint frost as seen throughout the reverse legend and within the denomination. Strike is typical for the date which means some weakness at the head, gown line, and throughout the reverse wreath and bow knot. PCGS grading is conservative based on wear alone. The residual mint frost suggests a higher grade. CAC was in agreement and provided green bean approval. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
VF30
PCGS
30434820
F-102
Choice $850 Choice Original, Steven Vitale Collection.. A lovely example of the 1844 Little Orphan Annie dime that is housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. That approval is unquestionably warranted due to the choice surfaces and attractive old album toning. Both sides are layered with golden blues shades along with embedded aquamarine. Strike is well executed while the overall surfaces are well preserved with no blemishes. This date is easily available at the Good through Fine grades but becomes increasingly difficult in VF and very scarce in EF. Choice AU examples are rare. This Vitale Collection specimen is an important opportunity for collector constructing a CAC centric set of Liberty Seated dimes.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Large Date
MS64
PCGS
38522105
F-104
Choice $4350 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Russet and sea-green patina mixes on the obverse of this Large Date example, while the reverse is less intensely toned. The strike is soft, with star points present if not fully sharp. A few lines in the left obverse field are noted. F-104, with digits touching the base, while the reverse die is perfect with no distinguishing characteristics. Philadelphia pieces of this date come with both large and small dates, while the branch Mint obverse dies all featured small digit punches. This piece is tied with two other coins for finest-known at CAC, which reports 24 pieces in all grades. The CAC guide value is $4,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4250 Gem Original Proof, Ex Pittman-Fortin.. This boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity sports the coveted Pittman Collection pedigree and was off the market since 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Recently repurchased and a noteworthy addition to the CAC-Only auction sale. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. This is an absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers both sides. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. A GFRC lot that offers strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree and status as the F-101 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS66
PCGS
34127309
F-107
Gem $3950 Splendid Eye Appeal, Steely Frosted Luster, Incredible Strike, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. This gorgeous 1859 F-107 dime certainly presents all the hallmarks of a superb gem. Acquired during 2011 and a resident of the my core Liberty Seated dime set until recently graded with a spectacular Newtown Collection piece. This dime is incredibly well balanced. Luster is best described as steely with frosted textures. Strike is absolutely hammered with elevated motifs on both sides. Rose-gray and blue toning should be readily evident from the images. This is a potential selection for the With Stars position in a high end type set or finding a home in an advanced date and mint mark project. Regardless of your collecting goal, this lovely gem will meet expectations. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1875970007
F-103
Gem $3250 Extra 9 in Gown, Gem Original, Cleveland Collection.. The Cleveland Collection is releasing this 1859 F-103 gem Seated Dime that originated from the Fortin core set collection during November 2022. It is an excellent example of a With Stars misplaced date. The bottom loop of the extra 9 digit in the gown was evident in Kam Ahwash's Encyclopedia for 14 years until Fortin discovered its existence during 1991. This is a popular variety that is listed as #46 in the Top 100 Varieties set and also included in the Top 25 Misplaced Date set. Let's get back to the offered example. Crusty coin-gray patina covers both side of this gem along with speckled ebony-gray at the stars and legend. Strike is complete with elevated motifs, especially the reverse wreath leaves. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Purchased by Fortin during February 2007 from Jason Carter and employed as the F-103 plate coin with The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors online reference. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1860 Seated 1860
MS64
NGC
366908007
F-106
Choice $900 Doubled Lips, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Near-Gem, Top 100 Varieties, Lakeland Collection. 1860 Philadelphia struck Seated dimes included one obverse die with notable die doubling. That doubling is easily seen within the legend lettering and along with Liberty having "double lips" as every important variety needs a catchy name. This "doubled lips" example showcases the new James Longacre design hub with a delicately engraved central device that is easily prone to wear. Surfaces are covered with continuous mint bloom leading to brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. An ideal candidate for inclusion in the Top 100 Liberty Seated dime die variety set courtesy of the Lakeland Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 10C 1860S Seated 1860-S
MS63
PCGS
60158271
F-102
Choice $9500 Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Steely gray surfaces underlay mottled russet patina, with additional shades of gold color evident on the reverse. The fields are perfectly original and hairline-free, while the overall flash is consistent with the assigned grade. F-102, with the date punched to the left, much closer to the tip of the shield than the F-101. The CAC census indicates 33 pieces total, with three coins at MS63 and four examples finer. The PCGS report is not far behind, with five coins noted at MS63 and four pieces higher. The CAC guide value is $9,900. Uncirculated examples of Liberty Seated branch Mint pieces prior to the 1870s are typically challenging, as collectors of the period cared little about mintmarks. Certain branch Mint issues are completely unknown in Mint State, while others, such as the present coin, are numbered in the single digits. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 1861
Type 1 Obverse
MS66+
PCGS
81962495
F-103
Gem $4250 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Brilliant, frosted luster booms from the largely untoned surfaces of this Legend Obverse example. Swirling cartwheels highlight a few flecks of charcoal patina, and the overall flash is easily consistent with the near-Superb Gem technical grade. F-103, with the date and ONE DIME lightly impressed. CAC notes four pieces at MS66 with none higher. The introduction of new hubs beginning in 1859 solved some striking issues and created others. The bow knot is now nicely detailed, but the stalk to the upper left is soft. Regardless, the exceptional luster is easily the first focal point of this appealing Philadelphia piece. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 1863-S
MS63
PCGS
30032523

Choice $10500 Condition Census San Francisco Civil War Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Osprey Collection. Locating any of the San Francisco Civil War Seated dime dates in CAC approved Mint State is always noteworthy. The issues from 1861 through 1867 are well known for having been heavily circulated in western frontier commerce. Few strictly original Mint State survivors are known and an acquisition prize for passionate collectors of the series. I well know myself. The Osprey Collection is proud to present the Tom Bender specimen that flew below the radar screen at a recent Heritage auction. A superb example with granular frosted luster and a complete strike. The ebony specks in the upper left obverse field are a further testament to the incredible originality. Those pursuing the finest Liberty Seated collections should take note of this opportunity. CAC population is 27 in all grades. There are three approved at the offered grade with two finer, one of which is housed in the Fortin Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval and Tom Bender Collection pedigree on label.
Seated 10C 1863S Seated 1863-S
VF25
PCGS
80653830
F-101
Choice $650 New February 5! Civil War Issue, Natural Gray Patina, A Fully Choice Original Example. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This newly consigned 1863-S Seated dime is spot on original with its natural coin gray patina. The strike is better than average with complete lettering throughout the legend as many will be seen with weak or partial OF. Darker gray toning surrounds the devices, especially on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a single faint line from the obverse rim to the base. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864 Seated 1864
MS66
PCGS
35690560
F-102a
Gem $15000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Lightly mirrored, reflective luster penetrates the thick colorful toning of this Civil War piece. Aqua and russet patina predominate, with neon shades additionally present above the figure of Liberty. F-101a, with a defect at the upper right of O(NE), the same reverse die as used in 1863. Clashing is evident beneath DIME. This piece is tied for finest known at CAC with three other pieces. The overall CAC population is 24 pieces, and the CAC price guide is $7,200. Ex. GFRC. This piece represent yet another exceptional gem from the Newtown consignor, a pedigree that will long be remembered among Seated dime specialists. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1864S Seated 1864-S
VF35
CACG
163455730
F-101
Choice $845 Choice Preservation, Crusty Gray, So Pleasing!. This 1864-S Seated dime is yet another CACG acquisition from the Whitman show and earns a Choice quality rating. Folks, they don't come much nicer than this piece at the certified grade. The key is strictly original surfaces that are protected by a uniform gray skin. This is an evenly worn example with essentially unabraded surfaces. An opportunty to add a rock solid San Francisco Civil War date to a collection. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
MS64
PCGS
34406484
F-102
Gem $4950 Key Philadelphia Date, Partially Mirrored Business Strike, Lavender Hues. The end of the Civil War era saw only 6,000 Philadelphia struck dimes. Many were immediately saved and placed into East Coast collections of that period. Of course, the majority were mishandled with CAC approved Mint State examples being limited to two dozen. When contemplating a Liberty Seated dime collection, the 1867 date stands out with the four big Carson City dates in terms of difficulty, and yes, its pricing premium. This Pittsburgh ANA purchase is securing a GFRC-Gem quality rating. A classic business strike with deeply impressed devices and struck with heavily striated dies. The reflectance is brilliant and thoroughly pleasing. Lavender and gold are predominant on the obverse while the reverse offers an aquamarine center surrounded by light rose. I can't image a more eye appealing example at grade. F-102 with light die clashing surrounding LIberty. This date continues to increase in price due to its Civil War popularity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
VF20
PCGS
27597476
F-102
Choice $500 Difficult San Francisco Date, Natural Coin Gray Skin, Unabraded Surfaces, CAC Approval. Though not technically a Civil War issue, 1867 Liberty Seated coinage is often lumped into that era due to similar mintages and striking characteristics. This unabraded survivor, from a mintage of 140,000, offers natural coin gray toning along with peripheral ebony framing. A premium example with a decent strike. CAC has approved 24 in all grades and one less than its rare Philadelphia counterpart. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $525 Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. An exceptionally well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of 30 in all grades with two at the AU50 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
EF45
PCGS
18736694
F-101
Choice $495 Small Thin S, Golden-Gray Patina, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well preserved and choice example of the 1869-s date which is tough in higher grades. The F-101 die variety documents a Small Thin S reverse. This AuburnNY Accordian offering is accurately graded with typical striking characteristics for the date. Uniform golden-gray obverse patina validates the originality. The darker areas on the right obverse are enhanced toning. A typical CAC approved specimen with that natural coin gray look. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1872 Seated 1872
MS65
PCGS
81252594
F-102
Gem $2750 Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Core Collection Duplicate.. A wonderful gem Philadelphia strike that approaches the upper bounds of Mint State availability with its CAC approval. The CAC population includes only 4 at grade with 3 finer. This 1872 dime is simply superb with frosty rose gold patina across the obverse and lighter gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered including fully defined grains in the upper left wreath. Unabraded with brilliant frosted luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
MS64+
PCGS
25233863
F-101
Gem $5500 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Steely-frosted cartwheels reveal varied russet shades, more heavily on the reverse, which additionally exhibits a splash of charcoal patina. This is a fully struck example with complete ribbon detail. F-101, with the thin-style mintmark. Just two die pairs were used to produce nearly half a million circulation strikes in this year. CAC notes 25 pieces total, with three coins finer, the highest at MS66. The CAC value in MS64 is $3,820 and advances to $10,500 in MS65. The bidders will decide how closely to approach the MS65 price (this coin previously sold at $5,500 in the Branch Mint Collection sale), but in any case, this piece presents a compelling combination of aesthetic appeal and exceptional technical grade, separated from finest known status by only a point and a half. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
In Wreath
VF30
PCGS
38294444
F-107c
$285 New February 20! In Wreath, Reverse Cud, Crusty Charcoal Patina, CAC Approval. This 1875-CC In Wreath F-107c dime is a fresh GFRC buyback and faciliates an opportunity for the die variety to acquire this cool reverse cud example. The F-107 die pairing moves through the die life progression and arrives at a terminal die state with reverse cud at 9:00. The reverse retained cud in the left wreath is elevated with deep shelf metal to the surrounding surfaces. A choice example that is covered with crusty gray patina. This example screams originality and was awarded the coverted green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-2020) with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
MS64+
PCGS
38184992
F-132
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Generous luster radiates from the surfaces of this GFRC-Gem dime, and the in-hand flash is considerable. Bits are maroon color are scattered at the rims, complemented by brilliant centers. Well-struck, with separation evident in the hair braids. F-132, a distinct variety with the date sharply sloping downward. CAC has certified 100 examples total, with 16 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,420 in MS64 and $1,950 in MS65. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21524321
F-123
Choice $800 Thick Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Near-Gem, Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. 1876 San Francisco strikes are yet another case where present day survivors, in choice Mint State, are a tiny fraction of the overall mintage. With a mintage of over 10 million, hundreds of Mint State pieces should have been graded at this point. However, the total CAC approved population stands at 37 with seven at the MS64 level indicating that most went into circulation and remained there for years. This near-gem survivor was purchased May 2004 and has been a long-term guest in the Fortin bank box. CAC approval was secured during 2014. This is a frosted piece with golden obverse shades and bluish green on the reverse. Strike is above average for the date as many were minted from worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval. A fresh GFRC buyback.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
42140031
F-110
Gem $4250 Superb Gem, Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Golden-Gray Patina, Shattered Reverse. As a dealer, I see a host of Seated coins with many being subjected to past poor treatments. On occasion, a superb gem with perfectly original surfaces appears. So was the case at Summer FUN 2021 and the purchase of this 1877-CC Type2 F-110 dime. Steely fields and natural reflective luster are initial highlights during bright light inspection. Toning is a combination of silver-gray with peripheral gold plus aquamarine on the obverse. Strike is hammered when considering the die pairing and shattered reverse. What appeals to me the most is the thick natural patina that is semi-transparent to the underlying luster. Trust me on this piece, it is a exceptional example for the grade, else I would not have added to GFRC inventory. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
MS66+
PCGS
82248282
Unlisted
Gem $4500 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Brilliant centers lead to pleasing pastel shades of blue and rose at the rims, and the overall eye appeal is strong. Dancing cartwheels radiate from the frosted luster, producing in-hand flash that is substantial. This is an unlisted variety, with a die crack across the wreath opening. CAC has certified 22 pieces in MS66 and two coins higher, both at MS67. The CAC price guide value is $4,220. This is an exceptional piece that will draw significant interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval and D.L. Hansen pedigreed label.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS67
PCGS
07420497
F-105
Gem $2500 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Glowing, satiny luster reveals silver-gray surfaces that exhibit a fine spray of maroon patina. As expected for the grade level, ticks are virtually non-existent and require a glass to locate. Despite the heavy production of Morgan dollars, the Mint responded to demands for small change and continued to strike dimes in ample quantities through the remainder of the Liberty Seated series. F-105, with a downward sloping date and die cracks at the exterior of the wreath. CAC notes 11 pieces in MS67, with a single example finer at MS68. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS64
NGC
3102384011
F-120
Gem $475 Gem Original, Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine/Rose Patel Toning, Conservative Grading.. A gem original 1889 Philadelphia struck dime that is so deserving of CAC approval. Glowing cartwheel luster couple with pretty pastel colors dominate the eye appeal. Obverse strike is nicely executed while the reverse die is weak and cracked resulting in some shallow relief to the reverse strike. This piece is essentially blemish free and atttractive with GFRC images unable to capture and illustrate the overall beauty. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS64
NGC
956006002
F-121
Gem $595 Sharply Sloping Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Eye Appeal. I could not resist adding this 1890 F-121 dime to inventory after being bought back from a well known client. Though a "common date", this dime possesses the hallmarks of a full gem. Luster is brilliant and frosty with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete while the surfaces were meticulously preserved and are unabraded. Surfaces are toned various shades of copper-gold and add much charm. The F-121 die variety captures a sharply downward sloping date that is an eyeball variety. This is a well balance gem at a fair offer price for type. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder,
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
VG10
PCGS
29200366
F-112
Choice $400 Obverse Die Gouge, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection.. One of the more difficult Liberty Seated dime die varieties to locate is the F-112 with a bold die gouge directly about the shield. An occasional example will appear every few years but many have problems. The Cleveland Collection, a die variety specialist, is releasing this worn but strictly original example back into the marketplace. Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray and extremely well preserved given the time in circulation. The web-book R7 rarity rating is for examples grading at least VF20 but should exemplify the challenge with locating this variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
MS64
PCGS
21507312
F-108
Choice $650 Near-Gem Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.. Lightly mottled russet and lilac patina covers the frosty obverse of this last year of issue Philadelphia piece, while the more untoned reverse exhibits reddish-brown color at the right rim. F-108, the plate coin in the Fortin web-book, with stray detail in the lower loop of the 9, and reverse die cracks. Strike is typical, with reverse softness at K10. The CAC census notes 157 pieces total, with a price guide value of $530. Although not a challenging date, this remains an affordably priced example with substantial luster and original surfaces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval. Note, there are lines on the holder to the upper right on both sides.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS66
PCGS
50260168
Unlisted
Gem $3850 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. Superb luster highlights blue-green centers framed by rose shading at the rims. Strong cartwheel actively dances as the coin is tilted, rotating around the colorful surfaces. The reverse might well grade MS67, were it not for micro-chatter south of M. Regardless, the luster atop the wreath is mesmerizing and it difficult for this cataloger to put the coin down. CAC has certified nine examples in M66 with none higher, while PCGS has 17 coins in MS66 and three in MS67. There won’t be any bargains in the Newtown sale – these coins are the not the sort to “slip through,” but this piece, with a CAC guide of $3,420, represents a quite reasonable value given that it is tied for finest known at CAC. This was the frontline coin in the Gene Gardner set (Heritage 6/2014, lot 30283, realized $2,820). Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.2 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1898O Barber 1898-O
MS65
PCGS
37504943

Gem $3150 New January 28! Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Brilliant centers reveal natural silver color and are framed by russet patina at the rims, more heavily on the obverse. The overall eye appeal is strong and the GFRC Gem rating is warranted. Die erosion is evident in ONE DIME, and the reverse cracks clearly indicate a deteriorating die. PCGS has certified 290 coins, but the situation is more challenging when one considers strict originality. CAC notes 36 pieces total, with six coins in MS65 and six examples finer. CAC assigns a value of $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #4816.
Barber 10C 1899O Barber 1899-O
MS66
PCGS
06666225

Gem $7200 New January 28! Gem Original, Exceptional Pedigree, New Orleans Collection.. Warm rose, maroon, and tan patina combine atop the surfaces of this New Orleans piece, with deeper shades evident in the protected areas. The strike is sharp and fully defines the wreath elements. This piece is well advanced in the CAC census, which indicates a low population, just 20 pieces, for the entire issue. At the upper end, CAC reports three coins in MS66 and only two examples finer, both MS67. The Norweb pedigree (Bowers & Merena, October 1987, lot 599) is confirmed by a toning mark at K5 on the reverse rim. The piece realized $3,960 at the Norweb sale, a strong price for the time. The current CAC price guide value is $7,200. This piece is a highlight of the present sale and will draw significant buyer interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval and Norweb/Simpson pedigree listed on the label. PCGS #4819.
Barber 10C 1901S Barber 1901-S
AU53
PCGS
44114354

Choice $1495 Popular Low Mintage Date, Light Gold, Frosted Luster, CAC Approved. 1901-S Barber dimes enjoy ongoing popularity since being well recognized low mintage date (593,022) and remains in high demand. This 2023 Pittsburgh ANA purchase is unquestionably original with lightly crusted gold hues. Bright light luster has a "creamy" frosted texture that I find particularly attractive. Speckled copper-gold at the obverse periphery adds to the charm. This date in available in the lower circulated grades but becomes scarce in AU or better when fully choice and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Barber 10C 1904S Barber 1904-S
AU58
PCGS
24104152

Choice $1500 Very Scace and Challenging CAC Approved, None Finer Through MS64. 1904 San Francisco strikes are scarce due to low mintage and heavy circulation up through the Depression Era. In Mint State, none are CAC approved until the MS64 or better level. The lone three CAC approved AU58s are the only alternatives for those seeking a choice specimen at fair value. This fresh offering is one of the three AU58s with green bean approval. Fields exhibit steely surfaces that are entirely without abrasions. Strike is thoroughly executed on both sides with the reverse being quite impressive in terms of minute wreath details. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
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Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66
PCGS
37808990

Gem $18750 A Luster Bomb, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Double Dime Type . A "luster bomb" best describes this first year design issue that saw just 36,910 struck in Philadelphia. This superb gem is exceptionally brilliant with reflective luster that flashes boldly in the fields. Bright light viewing is a joy as surfaces exhibit a beautiful mélange of color with aquamarine-rose patina coupled with peripheral gold and hints of emerald around the eagle's head. Virtually flawless surfaces add to the overall visual allure! CAC population is 3 at grade with 2 finer leading to claims of being in the condition census. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
VF35
NGC
3419692003
BF-2
Choice $850 Choice Original, Mountain View Collection.. Aquamarine-gold and rose hues are quite pleasing while the fields are unabraded on the 1875-CC BF-2 double dime. Bright light inspection exposes residual steely luster. The overall presentation is above average. The CAC price guide is $858 as reference. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
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Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VG10
PCGS
28722936

Choice $1475 Near-Gem Preservation, Gray with Peripheral Gold, Notable Eye Appeal. A single die pair struck only 16,000 quarters dated 1824. There are no Mint records of any deliveries during that year, therefore researchers believe the issue was included in the final deliver of 1823. CAC has approved 58 in all grades with most in lower circulated grades. This new example garners a near-gem quality rating was the surfaces are very well preserved while bright light coloration is superb. Natural coin gray toning provide a contrasting backdrop for peripheral golds. The reverse is quite special with its center rose hues. If you wish to own lower grade early quarters with the all important green bean, this coin is for you. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF30
PCGS
3999854
B-8
Choice HOLD
$415
New February 20! B-8, Very Scarce Die Marriage, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Die Cracks ST(ATES). A much better 1835 die marriage with speculation that B-8 was struck after 1837 B-3 and B-4. Rarity rating is a challenging R4+ for the die variety collector. This example is perfectly original with even gray surfaces and essentially blemish free for being in circulation. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. CAC approval is more icing on the cake as can't imagine there are that many B-8 examples known with a CAC bean. Previously from the Running Boar Collection and now returning as a GFRC buyback.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
With Drapery
MS64
PCGS
25327586
Briggs 1-A
Gem $22500 With Drapery, Rare Large O Die Pairing, Gem Original, Quito Collection. The Quito Collection has released a magnificent 1840-O Large quarter that is surely the finest known for the variety. The Large O reverse was initially paired with a No Drapery obverse for volume production then muled with the new With Drapery obverse followed by limited production. When paired with the With Drapery obverse, the reverse exhibits a second set of added denticles in the gaps between the first set of denticles. Total mintage for With Drapery New Orleans Small and Large O strikes is only 43,000 and a tiny fraction are found with the Large O reverse. This important die variety was included in the Top 25 Liberty Seated Quarter Varieties that was initially published in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club's Gobrecht Journal, Issue #111. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering this gem original example. Granular mint bloom is consistent with soft frosted luster radiating under a bright light. The orange-rose and sky blue shades are accurately captured by my images. Strike is typical for 1840-O coinage with weakness at the upper obverse stars and and the reverse claws and arrow feathers. Surfaces are pristine other than a faint horizontal line on the upper reverse. Accurately graded with CAC approval. PCGS population report for the Large O FS-501 variety indicates two graded at VF35, one at EF40 and an MS63 example and does not list an MS64 since this Quito/Bender lot is not attributed on the label. This piece sold April 2018 at Heritage auction for $18,600 and August 2017 for $20,000. The offer price is fair given its variety rarity and CAC date population of only two with none finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Bender Collection pedigree.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
VG08
PCGS
26775134
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1650 Small Date, Choice Original, Cleveland Collection.. The growing popularity of the 1842-O Small Date quarter can be directly tied to its inclusion in the Top 25 Variety set as published by Greg Johnson in the LSSC's Gobrecht Journal. That set was added to www.seateddimevarieties.com for simplistic referencing including a pricing guide. The Cleveland duplicate is fully choice with natural olive-gray patina. This is a premium example with honest wear and moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. CAC total population is 34 approved. An excellent entry point for this four figure die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1849O Seated 1849-O
F15
PCGS
30006308

Choice $5700 New January 23! New Orleans Key Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Quito Collection. The mintage for 1849 New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. The CAC population report further illustrates the dilemma facing collectors as only 17 have been approved in all grades with more than half grading between FA02 and F12. GFRC is pleased to report that the Quito Collection is releasing the single approved F15 specimen. This example is strictly original with consistent crusty gray patina on both sides. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing when one considers the amount of time in circulation and the opportunities for mistreatment. Honestly, the "price guides" are just that for this date as the overwhelming challenge is locating an example, let along a choice CAC approved specimen. Let's see how long this offering lasts on the 30 Day Price List. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
AU50
PCGS
2849756

Choice $325 New December 31! Crusty Coin Gray, Choice Original, Worn Holder. A popular date for type given its availability through AU58. This example is covered with medium crusty gray patina with underlying steely fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. Please note the holder is well worn with haze spots that are evident on the images.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
MS66+
NGC
6060865003

Gem $6300 Superb Gem Original, Osprey Collection. A thick band of blue-green color surrounds the obverse, highlighted by burnt russet patina above the head. Rose and gold centers are lightly toned, and the eye appeal is exceptional. Fully struck, an important distinction for this date, as many high-grade pieces come with soft stars or other striking issues. Under a glass, fine die polish lines are evident on both sides. CAC has certified 100 pieces, with 10 examples finer. A superb example of the type. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
MS66
PCGS
20211414

Gem $4900 Unquestionably Gem, Exceptional Bright Light Viewing, Sharp Steely Frosted Luster. A gorgeous gem that MUST BE VIEWED in-hand to be appreciated! Sadly, the GFRC images are unable to capture the viewing transition when placed under a bright light. The in-hand greens and rose shift to mostly light blues with a huge peripheral gold ring that is absolutely enthralling. What other superlatives can be used to describe this gem? Eye appeal and luster is of a higher grade with a contact mark by star 5 that most likely account for the certified grade. Luster is sharp and brilliant from steely surfaces. Once again, I must ask for clients to trust this description rather than the images. Photographing high grade gems with lightly contrasted patina brings its illustration challenges. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
AU53
NGC
2040991048

Choice $350 New January 21! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1857 Philadelphia strike that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Both the obverse and reverse are layered with a crusty gun metal gray skin. The obverse strike is hammered with rounded stars and excellent head details while the reverse exhibits the typical weakness at the lower leg eagle leg. I don't see any blemishes worthy of mention. Please note the bold obverse rim cuds to the left of the base. Housed in NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection label holder. This is the third appearance of this lovely Seated quarter on the GFRC price list.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
VF35
PCGS
26549025

$3250 Semi-Key Date, Low CAC Population, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved. Well recognized as one of the Liberty Seated quarter semi-key dates, of many, this 1858-S offering also brings a very low CAC population. Only 22 are approved in all grades with six finer above this well preserved VF35 specimen. Though 121,00 were struck, only 2 survived in Mint State 62. I particular like this example due to its strict originality and bold strike. Coin gray patina is augmented by a lighter patch that extends to the reverse. The reverse toning is a bit thicker containing rose hues along with traces of peripheral gold. Head details are complete along with all star point being connected. This piece offers consideration detail and viewing pleasure at the certified grade. Destined for placement in an advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861 Seated 1861
MS64
NGC
365653004
II/II
Choice $1250 Near-Gem Original, Quito Collection.. Original silver patina hosts virtually untoned surfaces, with the near complete Mint frost intact. Type II/II, with shield verticals above E and a convex eagle eye. Nicely struck, with distinct star points and most of the claw joints cleanly defined. An old line extending from the left wing is noted. CAC reports 119 pieces in all grades, with 18 pieces finer. The CAC guide value is $1,280 in MS64. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
VF20
PCGS
11628839
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2750 Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Mountain View Collection.. This is a well preserved 1861 San Francisco strike and key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is 96,000 with few saved by Western frontier citizens. The mintage went into circulation and remained there until well worn or lost. The number of AU survivors is incredibly low with no Mint State examples certified by PCGS. This CAC approved specimen offers moderate wear with natural light gray surfaces. A thoroughly pleasing offering that will garner attention from Seated quarter specialists. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
G04
PCGS
14802430
Briggs 2-B
Choice $750 New January 27! Lowball Set Candidate, Scarce Date, Honest Wear, CAC Approval. This well preserved and evenly worn 1861-S Seated quarter would be ideal for those collecting at the low end of the circulated grade spectrum. Natural coin gray patina blankets even and surprisingly unmarked surfaces for the grade. The reverse rims are well defined and complete while the obverse rim is worn through at stars 9 through 11. This piece is accurate graded as a G04. CAC has only approved this example at grade with 5 lessor. A challenging date to locate in grades above VF. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval
Seated 25C 1865 Seated 1865
MS66+
PCGS
06359457

Gem $38000 New January 15! Eugene Gardner Specimen, Superb Gem Original, Quito Collection. Courtesy of the Quito Collection, the Eugene Gardner 1865 Liberty Seated quarter makes a special appearance on the GFRC price list. Much has already been shared in the Daily Blog concerning this offering, therefore let's turn over the description to that of Heritage Auctions during their June 23, 2014 Sale whereby this piece secured a $41,125 winning bid. "This sharply struck and lustrous Premium Gem displays original cobalt-blue and golden-russet toning that is more prominent on the obverse. Both sides are remarkably devoid of abrasions, in concert with the singular grade. The strike is remarkably sharp on the obverse; only stars 12 and 13 show minor softness in their centers. The reverse is similarly well-detailed, and both sides show splendid eye appeal." Incremental Heritage Commentary, "The Seated quarters dated 1865 were struck in the meager quantity of only 58,800 pieces for circulation. During this last year of the Civil War, silver and gold coinage was hoarded (even copper coinage was hoarded), and fractional currency was abundant. Gresham's Law, that "bad money drives out good," tells us that examples of this issue would not have circulated in any case. This piece is an exceptional example and an important opportunity for Seated quarter specialists. Encapsulated in an old green label holder with the added CAC green label, "green on green," a collecting style that is gaining increasing numbers of adherents." Finally, we have Gardner's personal commentary, " For a coin with a modest R.5 rating, this 1865 coin from Philadelphia proved quite difficult to locate. It took more than 10 years of searching before this coin turned up in a Heritage auction. But it was worth the wait for this beautiful specimen. Technically strong for the grade with eye-catching toning, a true Gem." Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. Offered with special presentation case for safe keeping of this exceptional gem.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
VF35
PCGS
45000680
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1800
New February 12! Low Mintage Philadelphia Strike, Natural Coin Gray, Meager CAC Population. The 1867 quarter sits amid a run of low-mintage Philadelphia dates, struck during a period when hard money was scarce and paper substitutes filled the void. Only 20,000 pieces were struck in this year, and, like the 1866 quarter, business strikes are more desirable than proofs. Fortunately, these are easily distinguished, with circulation pieces exhibiting weakness in the obverse shield ribbon. That is clearly the case here, with several letters of LIBERTY indistinct. This piece reveals natural coin gray patina on both sides. Regardless of time during post-Civil War commerce, this piece is essentially unabraded. Strike is typical. The CAC census reports 24 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
MS63
PCGS
24931074
Briggs 1-A
Gem $9850 Difficult Carson City Date, Brilliiant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, GFRC-Gem Rated, Quito Collection. Carson City Mint production jumped to 140,000 during 1875 after much slower mintages during the start-up years. This date is downright scarce in all grades and always missing on the GFRC price list. The Quito Collection comes to the rescue as releasing a four lot Mint State date set (1875-CC to 1878-CC) with this leadoff 1875-CC securing a GFRC-Gem rating. Overall eye appeal is that of a higher grade given brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is about good as it gets for the Type II/II design hubs and westerner frontier workmanship. Surfaces are unabraded with faint clashing on the lower reverse that needs more research. CAC population report indicates 3 approved at grade with 9 better. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (20012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 1877
MS66
PCGS
43502582

Gem $3250 Gem Original, Quito Collection.. A bold crescent of electric blue and violet patina fills the right stars, sharply contrasting with the silver color to the left. The ice-white eagle is highly frosted, approaching a Cameo designation were this a proof example. The strike is sharp throughout and delivers full detail, not a trivial matter as quarters from the 1870s exhibit lower relief overall than earlier coins in the series. The CAC census notes 99 coins total, with 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,750 in MS66. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
MS65
PCGS
81248269
Briggs 3-C
Gem $3350 Granular Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, Unquestionable Gem, Quito Collection. Strong luster easily penetrates the thick skin, and the cartwheel is active under a light. Deep evergreen, slate, and copper patina evenly fills the obverse, while the reverse is lighter and reveals smoky shades throughout the legend. Design elements are sharp, with only a couple stars softly impressed. In-hand appeal is strong, and the GFRC Gem-rating is easily warranted. The CAC report notes 120 pieces in all grades, with 13 coins at MS66 and 3 examples at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Eclectic Collection, a top rated Seated quarter client .
Seated 25C 1877S Seated 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
MS63
PCGS
25591429
Briggs 4-D
Choice $2500 Near-Gem Original, Quito Collection.. The 1877-S/S is a popular variety within the quarter series, listed in the Guide Book and readily attributable with the naked eye. Per the PCGS census, about one of every seven examples of the 1877-S exhibits the doubly punched mintmark. This is an untoned piece, with substantial frost remaining in the central devices. Steel color marks high points, while the reverse hosts bits of navy patina in the protected areas to the southeast. CAC notes 20 coins total, with two pieces at MS64 and a single example at MS66. The CAC price guide value is $1,950 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PR65
PCGS
25389965

Gem $1950 Exceptional Bright Light Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflectance, Wide Ranging Obverse Colors. A "Wow!" proof offering that explodes with gorgeous coloration when placed under angled lighting. Fields are sharply mirrored with brilliant reflectance. Obverse toning shifts dramatically from in-hand aquamarine rose-gold to a brilliant orange and yellow gold framing center blues and a splash of rose. Reverse coloring will shift between blue and olive-green based on the angled position. A 10x review confirm the absence of any hairlines. This 1879 Seated proof quarter is the real deal and with delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the holder is worn with random hazing.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
PF63
NGC
6455478001

Gem $1100 New January 15! Gem Original, JUST BUY IT NOW. Courtesy of yet another new consignor, GFRC is pleased to be offering a pair of proof Liberty Seated quarters that are freshly graded with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Both this 1879 (1,100 mintage and the 1881 (975 mintage) are well above average in terms of preservation and mirrored reflectance. JUST BUY IT NOW recommendations are issued for both with the hope that the lot is purchased as a pair. Placing the 1879 proof under a bright light exposes watery mirrors that are bathed with a transparent layer of rose anda thin blue arc at the rim. Even gray coloration gives way to embedded rose and blues on the reverse. Under a 10x, the obverse fields reveal a few hairlines of no consequence during the viewing experience. The NGC grade is conservative with CAC agreeing. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
MS67
PCGS
25281856
Briggs 1-A
Gem $8000 Gem Original, Quito Collection.. This wonder coin is a lustrous headlight, with ice-white surfaces framed by deep maroon patina at the rims. Frost drips from the central devices, extending even to the scroll and stars. The strike is fully impressed and brings up even the normally pesky claw joints. Briggs 1-A, the business strike dies, with a die lump on the left of 0 in the date. CAC notes 56 pieces across all grades, with eleven coins tied for finest known at MS67. The CAC price guide value is $7,880 in MS67. This is not an inexpensive coin, but given the combination of low mintage, lofty technical grade, and exceptional eye appeal, the value becomes undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1881 Seated 1881
PF64CAM
NGC
6455478002

Gem $1850 New January 15! Gem Original, JUST BUY IT NOW. Courtesy of yet another new consignor, GFRC is pleased to be offering a pair of proof Liberty Seated quarters that are freshly graded with sequential serial numbers and CAC approval. Both this 1881 (975 mintage and the 1879 (1,100 mintage) are well above average in terms of preservation and mirrored reflectance. JUST BUY IT NOW recommendations are issued for both with the hope that the lot is purchased as a pair. The 1881 proof quarter is a true joy under bright light as the mirrored reflectance is substantial with considerable cartwheel effects. Orange -gold hues is prevalent on the obverse with a thin copper region at the lower right that is evident in the images. A uniform yellow-gold film coats the reverse and is fully transparent to the watery fields and brilliant radiance. There is one tiny contact mark between the leg and stars 1 and 2 that will be seen during bright light inspection and is more than fairly captured by the certified grade. One has to search with a 10x to locate any micro hairlines. The NGC grade is conservative with CAC agreeing. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1882 Seated 1882
F12
PCGS
14623571
Briggs 1-A
Choice $525 New January 28! Near-Gem Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. This is a PQ-example for the grade, with neatly contrasting gray fields and silver devices. Light crust is sprinkled over both sides, but the fields remain largely even in color. Mintage in this year was 15,200 pieces, part of the low-mintage quarter run extending from 1879 to 1889, and this piece would be an excellent start to such a set. CAC stickering and Grading has certified 34 examples in all grades combined with 4 pieces at VF20 and below. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Ex West Coast and Tenafly Collections. PCGS #5514.
Seated 25C 1888S Seated 1888-S
MS65+
PCGS
37579248

Gem $3750 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Swirling shades of russet, blue-green, and maroon patina cover both sides of this GFRC-rated Gem quarter. The booming, frosty luster is complemented by a sharp strike that reveals defined star points and clean separation in the claws. The CAC population is 32 coins in all grades, with seven pieces finer. Housed in a D.L. Hansen-pedigreed PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) Gold shield holder with CAC approval. The import of the D. L. Hansen pedigree is not yet as recognized as it ought to be, as this still evolving collection is already competitive with the greatest "name" collections in numismatic history. The CAC price guide value in MS65 is $3,190.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
AU50
PCGS
19088176

Choice $575 Choice Original, Springfield Collection.. The obverse of this lower-mintage piece is marked by thick, silver-gray color with a spray of charcoal patina, while the reverse admits additional gold shades throughout. Briggs 2-B, with a low, even date, and stars softly impressed. The CAC population is 70 pieces in all grades. The CAC guide value is $429 in AU50. Ex. J. J. Teaparty, June 2012. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Reverse haze is on the holder.
Seated 25C 1890 Seated 1890
AU50
PCGS
84309063

Choice $600 Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. The second to last year of Liberty Seated quarter production at the San Francisco Mint brought only 80,000 strikes. The 1890 date is constantly in demand and never lasts long on the GFRC price list. This wonderfully choice example previously sold prior to reaching the price list and his returned to GFRC inventory. Surfaces are toned an even gray-gold which does not impede the underlying steely luster. Bright light viewing exposes lovely rose shades. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
MS65
PCGS
44945961

Gem $835 Superb Eye Appeal, Reverse Mounted Forward, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Sooner Collection. This 1892 Barber quarter is an unquestionable gem regardless of the uneven obverse toning. The reverse is mounted forward to showcase is brilliant frosted luster that amplifiers its rose-orange centers surrounded by peripheral gray-blue. Bright light viewing is a joy as the cartwheel action is vibrant and pleasing. Obverse toning is a combination of copper gold and edge grays. The luster and cartwheels are consistent on both sides. Strike is hammered with no blemishes worthy of mention. If seeking a distinctive Barber quarter for type, this Sooner Collection release is a riveting candidate. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
MS65
PCGS
27231276

Gem $975 Ideal Type Piece, Superb Eye Appeal, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. At GFRC, we handle a steady stream of 1892 Barber quarters with the exceptionally pleasing examples being easily noted. This new Whitman Baltimore purchase was a no-brainer given the superb eye appeal along with naturally toned surfaces, swirling cartwheels, and frosted luster. The preservation is exquisite and is nicely captured by my images. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW shout out is appropriate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892O Barber 1892-O
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
28551877

Choice $950 New January 13! Near-Gem, Frosted Luster, Pristine Surfaces, Die Cud at Base. Frosted luster is prevalent throughout this most attractive 1892-O Barber quarter with hints of steely radiance on the reverse. Under a bright light, the cartwheels are satisfying. Quite notable are the pristine surfaces that entirely blemish free. Obverse toning is limited to copper-gold at the periphery while the reverse sports light rose-gold with greenish hues at the center. Please note the die cud at the left edge of the bottom of the bust. This piece is so close to gem with just a tad more obverse luster pushing this one to a full GFRC-Gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1894O Barber 1894-O
AU55
PCGS
31330426

Choice $435 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and grey fields host central devices that are somewhat lighter, with original mint bloom evident in the protected areas. The shading of this well-detailed example is even with no obtrusive spots or stains. The CAC population is 35 coins across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015) with CAC approval. Last sold November 2020 as part of the GFRC Online Auctions early E-Bid sales.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
EF45
PCGS
20508348

Choice $950 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Medium silver and gray surfaces reveal crusty bits on both sides, within the stars and legend. The portrait of Liberty and the adjacent fields exhibit hints of rose patina while the reverse bears a light wash of smoky color. The 1896-O issue is a better date, overlooked in comparison to the 1896-S, but still with a pricing profile significantly elevated above the Philadelphia issue of this year. CAC has graded 49 coins total, with 12 pieces in AU and nine examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $936. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
EF40
PCGS
33042220

Choice $845 Better Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Coin Gray. Though considered a much better date, GFRC has been fortunate in selling two 1896-O Mint State examples during 2023 and replacing those with this lovely CAC approved EF40. Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray with thicker "crust" on the obverse. The contrast between the darker gray fields and lighter devices is moderate but still described as partial circulated cameo. Strike is complete and impressive under a 10x. Fields are unabraded too. Overall, a premium example worthy of consideration for a circulated Barber quarter project. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896O Barber 1896-O
VF25
PCGS
28409819

Choice $525 Natural Crusty Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Better Barber Date, CAC Approved. A better Barber quarter New Orleans date at the mid-circulated grade level that is affordable just so choice. Surfaces are toned a natural gray with consistent "crust" throughout the surfaces. Dirt is seen at several stars as further validation of the originality. Strike is complete though surfaces have been worn. Overall, a premium example worthy of consideration for a circulated Barber quarter project. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1896S Barber 1896-S
VG08
PCGS
09567706

Choice $1550 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Wayward Collection. With a "tiny" mintage of 188,039, the 1896-S date is rare in all grades and enjoys Barber quarter key date status. CAC has approved several hundred with most being the AG3 to G6 grades. This accurately graded VG08 exhibits unmolested surfaces that are toned a natural coin grade. Rims and fields are well preserved and unabraded. The CDN CAC priced guide is $1500 with only 27 approved. Beyond this grade, the pricing premium accelerates. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1897S Barber 1897-S
VF20
PCGS
16897607

Choice $895 New January 12! Much Better Date, Natural Coin Gray Finish, Choice Overall, CAC Approval. A much better San Francisco issue with mintage of 542,229. This is a well preserved specimen with natural coin gray patina that is softened with hints of gold, especially at the stars and legend. Fields are surprisingly unabraded given the time in circulation. A perfect example for the grade that is consistent with CAC expectations. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898O Barber 1898-O
VF25
PCGS
45610206

Choice $300 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. This affordable New Orleans piece exhibits coin-grey surfaces with crusty outlines of the design devices. High points are lighter, and the contrast between the central figures and fields is pleasing. One need not be a millionaire to be a numismatic connoisseur – within any grade level there are exceptional examples, and then there is everything else. This piece clearly qualifies as the former. The CAC census notes 46 coins in all grades and assigns a value of $218 in VF25. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1898S Barber 1898-S
AU53
PCGS
18585123

Choice $725 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The CAC populations for certain issues in the Barber quarter series are not yet fully appreciated, and, in this case, CAC has graded only 23 coins in all grades. While the coin market has fully embraced the concept of absolute rarity, it has not yet completely understood that many issues are scarce when located with original surfaces. Once this piece is acquired, finding another CAC-approved example for sale will not be a trivial exercise. This coin reveals uniform silver-gray surfaces with a light mist of coffee patina atop the obverse, while residual luster is easily evident in the protected areas. The CAC price guide value is $608 in AU53. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1900S Barber 1900-S
AU50
PCGS
80492399

Choice $340 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. A top shelf 1900 San Francisco struck Barber quarter that is sure to please the winning bidder. Steely fields retain considerable radiance and cartwheels during bright light inspection. Overall toning is light gray with golden highlights. Strike is fully executed with minimal wear at the assigned grade. A premium example that easily warranted CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with that much sought after CAC green bean. Total CAC population is a lowly 39 pieces as a much better date. Previously sold by GFRC as part of the Iowa Collection during May 2018 and again during September 2020.
Barber 25C 1901 Barber 1901
MS62
PCGS
33130322

Choice $425 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Smoky gray patina fills both sides, with heavier splashes of color evident in the stars and legend. The medium skin is unquestionably original, as hairline-free fields reveal antique surfaces imparted only by the hands of time. This is not a rare date, making high-grade examples more affordable, with a CAC-assigned value of $406. CAC has approved only 46 pieces in all grades, with 29 coins finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1902O Barber 1902-O
AU53
PCGS
16121271

Choice $350 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Thick steel and rose patina blankets both sides, with bits of faded slate color scattered across obverse and reverse surfaces. The originality factor is strong, and the skin is clearly undisturbed. A few of the obverse stars are soft. CAC notes 48 coins across all grades, with 20 examples at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value in AU53 is an affordable $351. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1903O Barber 1903-O
MS63
PCGS
83614389

Choice $1200 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver devices contrast with richly toned fields, as the untoned central figures rise above a base of tan and chocolate patina. The star centers are well defined, and the eagle feathers reveal strong detail. CAC notes 42 pieces total, with 13 coins finder. The CAC guide value is $1,190. The Barber quarter series numbers 74 pieces total, not an insignificant commitment, but one might also consider collecting a limited portion of the set, such as the 18 New Orleans pieces, which were struck each year from 1892 until 1909. In either case, the current offering of Island Lake Barber quarters presents an excellent opportunity to begin such a collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1904 Barber 1904
AU53
NGC
3892405007

Choice $195 Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval. A most attractive 1904 Barber quarter with coveted CAC approval. In-hand gray toning shifts to colorful blue centers surrounded by rose and peripheral gold. Fields retain steely reflective surfaces and luster. Overall, a very pretty piece that is sure to please the new owner. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1904O Barber 1904-O
AU55
PCGS
12996069

Choice $850 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Light gold, rose, and blue shades create an antique finish on this original 1904-O quarter, while the stars and legends exhibit a touch of crust. This is one of the scarcer New Orleans issues in the Barber quarter series, and often comes with some striking weakness, as is seen here with a couple flat stars. A few light, horizontal lines are seen in the portrait, but the luster and toning are attractive, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has certified five AU58s and just 17 coins in all Mint State grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously sold by GFRC as part of the Labelman87 Sale held during September 2019.
Barber 25C 1905O Barber 1905-O
MS64
PCGS
44357303

Gem $3000 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and russet centers lead toward well-defined bands of blue-green patina at the rims, and the eye appeal is exceptional. A few of the obverse high points are marked by silver color while the reverse is more evenly toned overall. Concentric rings of color are perhaps the most favored scheme among toning enthusiasts, and the aesthetic charm is immediately apparent. Note, a few horizontal lines on the cheek are on the coin, not on the holder. The CAC census notes 43 coins total, with five pieces at MS64 and 12 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,000 and GFRC expects significant buyer interest at this level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1908S Barber 1908-S
AU58
PCGS
84704601

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1908-S is a better issue within the Barber quarter series, with less than a million pieces struck. Even low-grade examples are priced at levels significantly above type-coin status, and the pricing widens as grade increases. This example exhibits silver central devices set atop rich ebony and tan fields. Toning migrates to the rim on the obverse while the reverse patination is scattered throughout. The CAC population is 50 coins total, with 23 of these at the Mint State level. The CAC guide value is $1,190. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 1911
MS64
PCGS
21782955

Choice $500 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty silver surfaces admit a fine mist of slate patina, particularly on the reverse. Ample flash quickly activates under a light, consistent with the assigned grade. The stars are fully struck with defined centers, typical for this series, which in general exhibits strikes superior to Liberty Seated coinage, no surprise as coining technology advanced considerably since the 1830s. The CAC census includes 66 coins overall, with 14 pieces at MS64 and 24 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1911S Barber 1911-S
AU58
PCGS
38189050

Choice $650 New February 17! Better AU58 Date, Mottled Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Complete Strike. This 1911 San Francisco Barber date sports a mintage of slightly under one million pieces. In recognition of the heavy circulation of small denomination coinage during the Great Depression, few survived choice. PCGS has only certified 19 examples at the AU58 grade level while the CAC approved total is a scant four pieces. That is s a miniscule fraction of the mintage. This specimen is 100% original with speckled olive-gold patina on the obverse and creamy light gold on the reverse. Reverse luster is particularly strong with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is complete with entirely unabraded surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Twin Lakes Collection and previously sold by GFRC during March 2020.
Barber 25C 1913S Barber 1913-S
VG10
PCGS
22113967

Choice $3750 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The 1896, 1901, and 1913 San Francisco issues are well-known as the keys to the Barber quarter set, with the 1913-S placed firmly in the middle of the group in terms of rarity. The present coin is near-perfect for the grade, with smooth surfaces and even color. High points exhibit coin-grey patina while the fields and recessed points reveal deeper slate shades. The figure of Liberty is neatly outlined, and the overall eye appeal is strong for a VG example. CAC has approved 269 pieces total, of which 194 examples are at VG8 or less. For the most part, Barber quarters were either quickly saved or quickly spent, with the result that CAC has not certified even a single piece in the EF or AU range. The CAC price guide value is $3,980 in VG10 and advances to $6,000 in F12. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1914 Barber 1914
MS64
PCGS
40386639

Choice $550 Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Gold and gray patina intermixes on the obverse, while the reverse is more heavily shaded in auburn and chestnut shades throughout. The convincing in-hand flash easily merits the GFRC near-Gem rating, and a sharp strike brings up detail even on the eagle claws. CAC has certified 120 coins in all grades, with 31 pieces at MS64 and 50 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455, and the “luster per dollar” ratio is considerable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 1915-D
MS64
PCGS
43291595

Gem $500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Even gold toning covers both sides, with scattered crust evident at the rims. Hints of rose patina are apparent here and there and the aesthetic appeal is wholesome. Barber coinage offers opportunities for collectors to pursue near-Gem uncirculated examples at affordable levels, in this case a piece that is nearly as-struck for a mid-three figure price. CAC notes 97 coins in all grades, with 11 pieces in MS64 and 14 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $455. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 1915-D
MS62
PCGS
35962642

Choice $385 Silky Frosted Luster, Ample Cartwheels, Champagne-Gold Coloration, Bold Strike. GFRC images for this lovely 1915-D Barber quarter are a tad on the darker side. Rather, placing this coin under a bright light releases silky frosted luster along with lighter champagne-gold coloration. The cartwheels are vibrant and pleasing. This piece is so close to a hammered strike designation with high relief motifs. Only the right facing claws lacks full definition. A pretty piece that is fairly priced. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
MS64
NGC
3457124001

Choice $495 Near-Gem, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Rich Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. Considerable eye appeal is to be had with this near-gem 1916-D Barber quarter. Surfaces radiate ample amounts of sparkling frosty luster plus vibrant cartwheels. Golden hues cover both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. A single and well hidden abrasion on the cheek holds this piece back from full gem certification. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1916 Standing Liberty 1916
AU53
PCGS
9782584

Choice $13800 New January 28! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. The Island City collection of Standing Liberty quarters kicks off with this 1916 issue, the rarity of which is well-known even by collectors focused on other series. The Philadelphia Mint produced 52,000 pieces in this year, and this is the unquestioned series key, rivaled only by the 1918/7-S overdate. This piece exhibits light gold toning with bits of crust in the protected areas, including the obverse beading and reverse stars. The head is softly impressed, typical for the issue. CAC has approved 238 pieces and assigns a value of $13,200 in AU53. This piece is surprisingly advanced in the census, with only 20 pieces in Mint State reported by CAC. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green label holder with CAC approval. PCGS #5705.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 1
MS64+FH
NGC
6845805013

Gem $975 Satiny Gem, Light Pewter-Gold, Picturesque Strike, CAC Approval. A marvelous gem 1917 Type 1 quarter with both Full Head and (+) certification along with CAC approval. Adding this piece to inventory was a no-brainer given the picturesque presentation of Hermon MacNeil's lady Liberty. Gleaning satiny luster radiates from "pebbled" surfaces while the cartwheels are bold and vibrant. Let's issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation and see how long this one lacks on the price list. A fine selection for a type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
Type 2
AU55
PCGS
16971130

Choice $250 New January 28! Type 2, Superbly Original, Frosted Luster, Island City Collection.. If searching for a first rate 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty quarter with a full head and CAC approval for a type set, then this Island City specimen will please even the most selective collector. A near-gem at grade with uninterrupted frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Surfaces are absolutely pristine. Coloring is a faint aquamarine-gold that has been amplified during GFRC photography. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Purchased from GFRC during June 2020. PCGS #5715.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917S Standing Liberty 1917-S
Type 2
MS64
PCGS
31587342

Choice $750 New January 28! Type 2, Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. An old saying holds that Liberty's breast was covered on the Type II design in response to public outrage, but there is no contemporary evidence to support this. Roger Burdette's research suggests the actual rationale was to depict a more militaristic figure of Liberty. This example reveals bits of lemon-gold color in the fields, with russet patina gathering at the rims. Liberty's head is soft, while the shield rivets are all defined. CAC notes 69 coins total, with 12 pieces in MS64 and 20 examples finer. The CAC guide value in MS64 is $686. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. PCGS #5719.
Standing Liberty 25C 1920 Standing Liberty 1920
AU58
PCGS
38007001

Choice HOLD
$200
New January 28! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Smoky gray color resides in the protected areas of the obverse, while the reverse reveals a light, crusty mist throughout. The strike is typical, with all shield rivets present, if faintly so. The CAC census includes 168 coins across all grades and assigns a value of $187 in AU58. Although a common issue, with over 27 million pieces struck, a quick check of the PCGS population indicates that only 6.3% of all PCGS examples have received CAC certification. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Twin Lakes Collection. PCGS #5734.
Standing Liberty 25C 1923S Standing Liberty 1923-S
EF45
PCGS
28459201

Choice $2050 Better Standing Liberty Sate, Steely Frosted Luster, Peripheral Gold, CAC Approval. 1923 San Francisco struck Standing quarters amounted to 1,360,000. However, heavy circulation has limited availability for the host of collectors who pursue this 20th century series. This CAC approved example is impressive for its residual luster than emanates from fields best described as steely-frosted. Wear on the highest points is limited leaving bold devices. Peripheral copper-gold on the obverse nicely framed the light center. Surfaces are free of any notable marks. Overall a premium piece and worthy of CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Standing Liberty 25C 1926D Standing Liberty 1926-D
MS64
PCGS
11226378

Choice $475 New January 20! Eroded Dies, Brilliant Satiny White Luster, Typical Strike. GFRC clients who don't win lots in the Island City auction sale may wish to acquire this heavily frosted 1926-D Standing Liberty quarter as a consolation prize. Given the excessive die wear, satiny white luster erupts from every nook and cranny on this near-gem example. Strike is typical for the date. A long die crack originates from the olive branch steam and proceeds through I(N) to the rim. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1927 Standing Liberty 1927
MS64
PCGS
15533652

Choice $435 New January 28! Choice Original, Island City Collection.. This richly toned example exhibits gold-olive patina in the protected areas, accompanied by a splash of charcoal hue, a pleasing combination for an issue difficult to locate with original color. Ample frost highlights the toning palette, and the overall eye appeal is healthy. Although not designated Full Head, the facial features are recognizable. CAC notes 70 coins total, with 12 pieces in MS64 and 31 examples finer. CAC assigns a value of $437 in MS64. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #5760.
Standing Liberty 25C 1929 Standing Liberty 1929
MS64FH
PCGS
22103949

Choice $825 Full Head Strike, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A well preserved 1929 Standing quarter that is fully struck with the outer and inner shield circles boldly outlined. Two rivets lack full separation while the head is complete. Bold strikes on later date mintages can be challenging to locate. This is a brilliant frosted example with faint peripheral gold that extends into the obverse. CAC has approved 39 at the certified grade with a 50% CDN guide price jump to the next grade. CAC MS64FH is $815 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The holder is well worn at the upper obverse and at the lower reverse. Two reverse haze spots are evident on the GFRC image.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 1803
Large 3
EF45
NGC
3432304001
O-101
Choice $3500 Large 3, Better Draped Bust Date, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Crusty is the operative word for describing this 1803 O-101 Draped half. Surfaces are protected by a thick coin gray patina is essentially undisturbed. This fact implies that the circulation wear took place prior to storage and surface oxidation. The O-101 die pairing employs a Large 3 obverse and 12 Arrows reverse. While 1806 dated Draped halves are easily to locate, the appearance of 1803 examples is much more infrequent. Surfaces are well preserved without marks worthy of mention. Yet another strong offering from the Sooner Collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Draped Bust 50C 1805/4 Draped Bust 1805/4
AU53
PCGS
06624711
0-102
Choice $14250 Bold 1805/4 Overdate, . There are two 1805/4 overdate obverses that are recognized by PCGS which include the O-101, O-102, and O-103 varieties. It appears that two leftover 1804 punched dies were reused during 1805 after being dated accordingly. Overall, the 1805/4 overdate half dollars are approximately two to three times as rare as the normal 1805 half dollar. GFRC is thrilled to be offering a superbly preserved example that is one of only four certified at the PCGS grade. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides. The patina is light with hints of peripheral gold during bright light inspection. Fields are steely along with mint frost surrounding the stars and legend. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and pleasing for such an early piece. The originality is also unquestionable. CAC has approved three at grade with seven finer. It is unknown which of the two overdate dies are including in that population. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.t
Draped Bust 50C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
6 Over Inverted 6
EF40
PCGS
43025436
O-112
Choice HOLD
$5450
6 Over Inverted 6, Natural Coin Gray Patina, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack, CAC Approval. The 1806 Draped Bust half 6 over inverted 6 obverse is paired with two reverse dies (O-111, O-112). During the second O-112 die pairing, the obverse exhibits a bisecting obverse die crack and perfect reverse as compared to the die cuds seen on O-111. GFRC is thrilled to be offering this unquestionably original O-112 specimen with low PCGS and CAC populations. This is the first 6 over inverted 6 handled by GFRC and what a way to get started! Surfaces are toned natural coin gray with dirt seen in the protected hair curl depressions and surrounding the reverse olive leaves. Fields are essentially unabraded and well preserved. PCGS has only certified seventeen (O-111, O-112) at the EF40 grade with only three O-112 with special die variety attribution. CAC has approved of all eight at grade with seven finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF40
PCGS
24553135
O-106
Choice $825 Crusty Olive-Gray, Well Preserved Fields, Choice Original. During 1809, a redesigned turban head appears for capped bust halves. This example is the typical CAC approved early half with an evenly crusted patina and the expected steely fields. It is really that simple. Toning is intermixed olive and rose-gray consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the period with soft lower curls and a weakly struck left facing wing. 100% original and so pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
EF40
PCGS
33105072
O-103
$935 Light Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded. The 1814 O-103 die variety is easily attributed by a deep die scratch from the upper left wing to the left end of the scroll. This O-103 example is nicely preserved choice surfaces along with residual steely luster. Toning is a medium light gray with embedded rose on the obverse while the reverse exhibits natural coin gray. Mint frost is seen within the protected areas and predominately surrounding the motifs. Strike is typical for the issue. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1817 Capped Bust 1817
EF45
PCGS
83049307
O-111a
$825 Natural Crusty Gray, Pleasing Surfaces, Steely Fields, Bold O-111a Diagnostics. Crusty original are the operative words to description this first-class 1817 O-111a Capped Bust half. Fully choice with a thick gray skin along with embedded gold highlights. Steely fields offer hints of reflective luster on the reverse while the obverse is muted due to the crusty patina. The late die state O-111a attribution points are fully defined with obverse center dot and long diagonal die scratch to the right of the curls. A long arcing die crack is seen on the lower reverse. If strictly originality is your cup of tea, this new GFRC offering will be sweet honey. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval and the O-111a attribution on the PCGS label.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU55
NGC
3174053006
O-114a
Choice $1525 Near-Gem, Steely Fields, Sharp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. A gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust half that belongs in an advanced collection. Steely fields provide sharp reverse luster along with a moderate helpin in the obverse. Darker greenish-gray in-hand appearance shifts to pastel rose, gold, and blues during bright light inspection. The reverse cartwheel action is vibrant. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with only a single tick in the middle left obverse field warranting mention. Well struck with fully formed stars and all reverse motifs. Guaranteed to please the new owner. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
AU55
PCGS
34671799
O-101
Choice $1250 New February 10! Choice Original, Light Crusty Coin Gray, Steely Fields and Reflectance. During 1821, the Philadelphia mint struck 1,305,797 halves while employing seven different die pairings. This perfectly original survivor has been meticulously preserved and offers a light crusty gray patina over steely fields and unblemished devices. Under a bright light, the radiance is best described as steely reflective. The light reverse patina enables some cartwheel action. As is typically for the early Capped Bust dates, the centers tend to be lightly struck while edge details are fully defined. This is the case with this 1821 O-101 as the stars are fully elevated with bold center points while lower the center hair curls are weak. CAC has approved 27 at the certified grade with a CDN CAC guide of $1220. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. A fresh GFRC buyback.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS
16656644
O-116a
Choice $800 New January 18! Steely-Frosted Luster, Grayish Patina, Classic CAC Originality, Lakeland Collection. If one studies enough CAC approved early silver type coins, a visual pattern will emerge. That pattern is steely-frosted or frosted surfaces covered with natural coin gray patina. This is the standard appearance which this Lakeland Collection release offers. Under a bright light, the steely-frosted surfaces highlight the moderate coin gray toning. The obverse is entirely unabraded while the reverse has a touch of chatter above the eagle's head. This is a solid CAC approved 1826 O-116a example with the late die state arcing obverse die cracks being fully defined. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
Sq Base 2, Sm 8's, Lg Let
AU50
PCGS
44743268
O-112
Choice $500 New February 18! Choice Original. . Rich blue-green patina fills the rims of this Bust half, while the reverse reveals additional copper color within the protected portions of the eagle. Surfaces are smooth for the grade and the overall eye appeal of this original example is easily evident. O-112, with a thick, close date and die defects connecting the arrowheads. CAC has approved 226 coins total, with 98 pieces in AU and 39 examples in Mint State. The CAC price guide is $468 in AU50. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the O-112 attribution along with Sq Base 2, Small 8's, Large Letters notation. PCGS #6151.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
EF45
PCGS
26896057
O-117
Gem $335 Gem Original, Case Study of Perfect Originality. Let's go with yet another JUST BUYIT NOW recommendation for this gem original 1829 O-117 half. This piece provides a case study and model for the "look" of 100% originality. Fields are steely with residual reflectance under a bright light. Surfaces are unabraded providing for an undisturbed viewing of the steely fields. With a 10x, "dirt" is seen in the protected areas as further validation that the surfaces have never been molested. CDN CAC guide is $296 as a reference. This gem warrants a finder's fee for sure! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS62
PCGS
40847536
O-108
Choice $1500 New January 28! Crusty Patina, Choice Original . Charcoal patina fills the rims while bits of silver color remain evident in the stars and legend. Centers exhibit rose-gray color with deeper shades present at the high points of Liberty. The overall crust is consistent with the John Albanese "look." O-108, with tiny serifs on the 1s, and the 5 tilted to the left. CAC notes 423 pieces total, 83 coins in all Mint State grades, and 66 examples finer. The CAC price guide value in MS62 is $1,500. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6159.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU58
PCGS
29250430
O-106
Choice $1000 Choice Original, Fully Struck, Woodlands Collection.. Gray and mauve patina fills the obverse fields, while the high points in the curls and cheek are marked by lighter silver color. The reverse exhibits light olive shade in the fields, surrounded by ebon hue at the rim. O-106, with recutting on star 1 and a die defect at the low point of the shield. Varieties of Bust half dollars of are legion, with 23 die marriages reported for this year. The nexus for collectors is the Bust Half Nut Club, which is open to those owning at least a hundred different die marriages within the series. The CAC census includes 480 coins in all grades, with a price guide value of $960. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU58
PCGS
33411266
O-103
Choice $1050 Superb Offering, Near-Gem Original, Granular Frosted Luster, Golden-Gray. . How can I not start the description for this near-gem 1832 Small Letters half without a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation? This is a fresh duplicate from an ever expanding Pacific Northwest collection that GFRC is helping build. On this lot, granular frosted luster is entirely undisturbed under a bright light while the golden shades spring to life. Cartwheels are equally vibrant on both sides. Strike is so close to being complete with just a few stars lacking elevated star points. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a tiny contact mark above the left facing wing mentioned for 100% accuracy. GFRC images are an accurate portrayal of the colors and hint at the luster. Fairly priced for the overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Overton 103 and Small Letters attributions.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
With Drapery
MS64
PCGS Rattler
5083102
WB-5
Gem $9500 With Drapery, Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. Light russet toning at the rims highlights the swirling, frosted luster of this GFRC-rated Gem example. Occasional shades of olive and blue-green are additionally evident at the dentils, and the vibrant eye appeal is undeniable. Strike is typical, with some softness in the left leg. WB-5, with repunching in the 8. The CAC population is 58 pieces in all grades, with eight coins at MS64 and five examples higher, all at MS65. This piece won't sell cheaply, but coins of this quality are rarely acquired at bargain prices. Housed in a PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) rattler holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840 Seated 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $10500 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Luster booms through earthy shades of gold and grey on the obverse of this gem With Drapery half, while the reverse reveals a frosty eagle surrounded by swirling plum and olive patina. The flash is intensely reflective with steely surfaces. Stars to the left are softly impressed, while the right stars and eagle’s claw joints are sharply detailed. WB-1, with repunched 40 in the date, in addition to light reverse die cracks connecting the legend letters. The PCGS population is eight pieces in MS65, with six examples higher. CAC reports four coins in MS65 and five pieces in MS66. This is a superb type coin, with more flash than the images might suggest. This piece is technically separated from the highest graded by only a touch of luster yet is available for a fraction of “finest known” money. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
EF40
PCGS
13015736
WB-9
Choice $785 New January 11! Natural Coin Gray, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces . Gray, rose, and emerald patina intermixes atop the surfaces of this early New Orleans piece. The stars, date, shields, and arrows host light crust, and the overall eye appeal is healthy. WB-9, with a die line in the dentils below the right 1, and a large mintmark. Strike is typical, with soft detail in the claws and arrow feathers. The CAC Stickering census notes 55 pieces in all grades, with a value of $546 in EF40. Previously from the May 2023 Bart Chapman Collection auction sale where is realized $900 after vigorous bidding. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
MS62
PCGS
12911911
WB-18
Choice $1500 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - Silver surfaces admit bluish undertones, while tan patina gathers in protected areas, most notably the reverse shield. Luster is steely and reflective, with active cartwheels. Well-struck, with stars 3-6 a touch soft as are the claw joints to the left. WB-18, with date digits punched obliquely, almost comically so. Early die state, with reverse die cracks not advanced. Despite a mintage of nearly four million pieces, CAC has certified only 54 pieces in all grades, with nine examples higher. This date is one of Bill Bugert’s favorite in the Seated half series, as the need for a large mintage, combined with suboptimal die preparation, resulted in 37 die marriages, with more possibly waiting to be discovered. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1847 Seated 1847
AU55
PCGS
84766513
WB-5
Choice $750 Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. Golden patina resides in the protected areas of the obverse, while the reverse shading is more intense. Both sides exhibit light, scattered crust. Most stars retain center points, while the eagle's claws to the left are indistinct. Residual luster is partially reflective. WB-5, with cracks connecting the stars and a vertical die line extending from (AMERIC)A. Although not a tough date in the Seated half series, the situation is more challenging when originality is considered. The CAC census includes 41 pieces in all grades with 15 examples finer. The CAC guide value is $702. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Grimjet Collection.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 1855-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
3344101001
WB-1
Choice $2150 Choice Original, Mountain View Collection.. Liberty Seated half dollar collectors should take heed of this important Mountain View Collection release. 1855 brought the first half dollar production at the west coast mint to help fuel expanding commerce. Most survivors, from a mintage of 129,950, will be found with one issue or another. This CAC approved example is toned a moderate coin gray with darker shades at the peripheries. Surfaces are unabraded though there is a single rim bruise to the left of the date. CAC population stands at 17 with the next best being a VF25 before rapid pricing escalation. A noteworthy opportunity for those collecting circulated halves. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 1859-O
MS63
PCGS
26507636

Choice $3000 Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. Frosty, marbled luster hosts a spray of chestnut patina atop gold-olive color in the fields. Original silver shade hides in the protected areas, more so on the obverse. Eagles claws to the left blend together while those to the right are sharp. The flash easily penetrates the medium skin, and the overall eye appeal is more compelling than revealed by the images. CAC has approved 66 pieces total, with ten coins finer. The CAC guide value is $2,400. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860S Seated 1860-S
AU50
PCGS
30451109
WB-1
Choice $1325 Near-Gem Original.. Silver-gray color fills both sides of this early San Francisco half, with original Mint bloom evident in the protected areas around the stars and legend. Dusty charcoal patina resides at the peripheries, a touch more so on the reverse. WB-1, with a low date and tiny die lump at the top of 1. The CAC population is 22 coins in all grades and the CAC price guide value is $624 in AU50, an exceptional value given the scarcity of this coin in original preservation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1866 Seated 1866
With Motto
AU55
PCGS
13276489

Choice $1100 Near-Gem Original, Grimjet Collection.. Residual luster remains evident under the thick skin of the lower-mintage Philadelphia example. Intense blue color clings to the protected areas, while deep tan and chestnut color fills the fields. Although not scarce, the Mint struck less than a million pieces in this year, moving this issue solidly outside of a "type coin" classification. CAC has certified 30 pieces in all grades, with 14 coins finer. The CAC guide value is $546. Ex. Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
MS64
NGC
3603430010

Choice $3650 With Arrows, Choice Original.. A near-gem Seated half dollar lot which is ideal for an advanced collection of the series or for type. Copper-rose patina overlays the obverse while bluish-gold appears on the reverse. This 1874 half is so close to fully struck with only the left facing eagle claw not being completely raised. Uniform frosted luster is activated with angled lighting. A stray ancient line between stars 11 and 12 is seen with 10x. CAC has approved seven at grade with eight finer. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875 Seated 1875
MS64
PCGS
25343389

Choice $1870 Beautifully Toned, Steely Reflective Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, CAC Aaaproval, Oregon Beaver Collection. Consignor Price Reduction - GFRC wraps up its latest Oregon Beaver presentation with a beautifully toned 1875 half that just screams originality. Peach-gold tones cover the obverse along with a thin peripheral blue arc while the reverse is golden with darker shades at the legend. Luster is a high point as steely reflectance is readily apparent under angled lighting. Vibrant cartwheels are equally pleasing. The CAC green bean is well deserve. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS66
PCGS
25600278
Unlisted
Gem $6500 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Even coffee patina covers the obverse center of this high-grade San Francisco piece, with original silver color remaining in the protected areas. The reverse reveals intermixed steel, tan, and deep maroon color throughout. A few stars are softly impressed. Despite a mintage of 3.2 million examples, CAC notes 60 coins total, a remarkably low total. The CAC census includes ten pieces in MS66 and just two examples finer, both in MS67. The CAC price guide value is $6,000. With a price jump to $21,600 in MS67, this is the finest example one can hope to acquire in the mid-four figure range. Ex. Eric P. Newman (Heritage Auctions, November 16, 2013, lot 33741, there certified NGC MS66, realized $11,750), previously from the Colonel E. H. R. Green collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval. The "Colonel" Green-Newman pedigree is listed on the label.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 1877
MS66+
PCGS
45243280

Gem $7500 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Superb Gem, Oustanding Type Candidate, Osprey Collection. An exceptionally beautiful 1877 Seated half that would boldly complement the finest early silver type sets under construction. This piece would also fit in nicely for those seeking premium Mint State halves. Unfortunately, the GFRC images are unable to accurately illustrate the granular frosted luster that actively interacts with the rose-gold and peripheral blue shades. Angled lighting further exposes the vibrant cartwheel action. As also expected from a gem graded 66+, the strike is all there. The darker thin lines in the right obverse field are toning lines. CAC has approved and graded 78 in all grades, not a surprise given the high mintage. At the offer grade, 14 have been approved with 3 finer. The PCGS MS66+ grade is well represented by this example and then some. Yet another superb find by the Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 1877
MS66+
PCGS
82248342

Gem $8500 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Booming, frosty luster flows from the glass-smooth surfaces of this GFRC-rated Gem example. Centers are untoned and lead toward russet patina that intensifies at the rims. This is the preferred “look” of many collectors, as the brilliant silver color in the central devices contrasts with evolving shades in the fields. The toning scheme on both sides is virtually identical, a characteristic associated with originally preserved pieces. Star centers are well defined, while most of the claws exhibit separation if faintly so. The CAC census includes 75 pieces total, with only three coins finer, all in MS67. PCGS counts but four pieces at the MS67 level, reinforcing the rarity of this issue in the highest grades. The CAC price guide value is $7,500, while PCGS quotes $8,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1877 Seated 1877
MS65+
PCGS
25559686

Gem $4000 Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. Dancing cartwheels boom from the surfaces of this colorful half, which exhibits a wash of russet and tan color highlighted by electric blue patina at the rims. Ample, frosty luster easily penetrates the medium skin, and the images do not completely convey the compelling in-hand eye appeal. Obverse star centers are sharp, while some feathers on the eagle's left leg blend together. CAC notes 71 pieces in all grades, with 17 coins finer. The CAC price guide is $3,250 in MS65 and $7,500 in MS66. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
36495212
WB-104
Gem $3250 Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Newtown Collection. A gorgeous gem-graded half with swirling shades of blue and rose, this piece will captivate even the most grizzled coin veteran. Frosty luster booms from both sides, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The strike is full, with sharp stars and most eagle feathers distinct. This is the WB-104 variety, type 2 reverse with closed bud beneath the branch leaves. The next owner will derive substantial enjoyment from this premium quality example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1879 Seated 1879
MS65
PCGS
29975015

Gem $3950 Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. The low-mintage, 1879-1890 runs are well known to Liberty Seated half and quarter dollar enthusiasts, and this 12-coin group might easily stand on its own as a "set within a set." The present example, from the inaugural year of this run, presents a thick skin of smoky grey patina with sea-green highlights in the protected areas. Steely, frosted luster creates swirling cartwheels, and the eye appeal is compelling. Stars are sharply impressed, while a few of the feathers on the eagle's left leg are soft. The CAC census notes 79 examples in all grades, with 30 coins finer. The CAC price guide is $4,120. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
06612794

Gem $4850 Low Mintage Gem, Partially Mirrored Fields,, Rose-Blue Reflectance, Newtown Collection. The 1879 through 1889 timeframe saw a dramatic reduction in demand for circulating quarters and halves. During 1884, only 4,400 circulation strikes were issued probably for collectors on the northern Atlantic seaboard. Most survivors were saved after issue leading to many being found at the choice to gem Mint State grades. This Newtown Collection duplicate warrants close attention for its partially mirrored fields and colorful rose-gold reflectance. Peripheral blues are noted on the obverse while the reverse exhibits an aquamarine ring at the rim. Strike is also complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval
Seated 50C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
41344564

Gem $5750 Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. This is a piece that has to be seen in-hand to fully appreciate the deeply original surfaces and swirling cartwheels. Medium to thick rose skin covers both sides and leads toward blue crescents at the rims. The frosty luster is fully Gem and further highlights the old-time color of this low-mintage example. Star centers are completely delineated, while a few of the claw joints meld as one. CAC has approved 28 pieces in all grades, with three coins finer. The CAC guide price is $6,000, a reasonable level for a near-finest known example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1887 Seated 1887
MS66
PCGS
25798403

Gem $5500 Gem Original, Newtown Collection.. Maroon and rose patina fill the fields of this late-date Philadelphia half, while blue and charcoal shades flood the rims and protected areas. Design elements all rise above the toning, and the contrast is pleasing. The flash is exceptional, consistent with the technical grade, and showcases the thick color. Indeed, this piece must be seen in-hand to be fully appreciated. Stars to the right are softly impressed, while claw joints exhibit minimal separation. CAC has approved 30 pieces in all grades, with six coins in MS66 and five examples finer, all in MS67. The CAC price guide value in MS66 is $6,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS66
PCGS
3242079

Gem $7950 Popular Later Date, Luscious Coloration and Luster, Superb Gem Original, Mountaineer Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. It was certainly a thrill to receive this superb gem 1890 Seated half dollar via the Mountaineer Collection. "Luscious" comes to mind when viewing this piece under a bright light as so well balanced. Strike, luster, and toning are ideally matched and equally pleasing. Immediately obvious is the rich frosted luster that is entirely uninterrupted with field anomalies. Cartwheels are as expected for an MS66 certified and CAC approved half. Finally, the rose and blues gently grace the completely strike motifs. This gem has the look that will please the most selective specialist. I don't often issue a JUST BUY IT NOW for a higher four figure coin but this piece deserves the nod. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1892O Barber 1892-O
AU58
PCGS
30736630

Choice $1450 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Steely Reflectance, CAC Approved. An unquestionably original and super choice example of the initial year of Barber half dollar production at the New Orleans mint. This date has the distinction of being the lowest mintage issue of any branch mint Barber half with 390,000 struck. Surface are protect by a crusty brownish-gray patina that features lighter tan shades on the reverse. Fields are steely and still able to radiate partial luster under a bright light. With a 10x, rub if present is most difficult to locate. Is this piece full Mint State or a conservatively graded due to the patina? I will let the new owner decide as this piece will surely delight fans of strict originality. As reference, the CDN CAC guide is $1460. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1893 Barber 1893
MS63
CACG
710717983

Choice $1300 New January 28! Near-Gem Original.. Original, antique silver color washes across the obverse, highlighted by a crescent of evergreen patina at the date. The reverse reveals olive and blue-green toning throughout, suggesting long term storage in an envelope. This is the only CACG-encapsulated example in the present sale, and early submissions indicate that CACG may be even tighter than the well-known CAC sticker service. In any event, the present coin is a worthy entrant to the CACG fold, and the eye appeal is excellent. CAC notes 76 coins total, seven pieces in MS63, and 28 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,200 in MS63. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards. PCGS #6465.
Barber 50C 1895O Barber 1895-O
MS64
PCGS
25050300

Choice $3500 Near-Gem Original, New Orleans Collection.. Charles Barber's 1892 quarter and half dollar coinage designs reintroduced the Great Seal, the principal national symbol, to the American public. The emblem is better exhibited by the half dollar reverse, which provided additional workspace for the multiple elements. The frosty surfaces of this example reveal generous luster, which complements the antique silver patina on both sides. Halos of light russet color frame the central figures, and the eye appeal is compelling. CAC notes 42 pieces in all grades, with six pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,000. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1902O Barber 1902-O
EF40
PCGS
33391182

Choice $475 Choice Original.. The 1902-O Barber half represents another low-population issue in the CAC census, with 36 pieces total reported. This example features uniform rose-grey patina atop the central devices, surrounded by deeper shades in the obverse stars. The reverse reveals circulated cameo effect, with gold and charcoal shades completely filling the recessed areas. The CAC price guide value is $422 in EF40. This is a lot of coin for the money, and the present offering will attract significant buyer attention. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1906 Barber 1906
MS64+
PCGS
39503931

Gem $1750 Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Peripheral Toning, CAC Approval. If searching for a gem 1906 Barber half in better Mint State grades, this new offering warrants close review and consideration. This piece was added to inventory for its overall eye appeal driven by brilliant frosted luster, dancing cartwheels, and light peripheral gold and copper shading. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with the (+) grade degrade for faint luster breaks on the lower neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1908 Barber 1908
AU55
PCGS
43029337

Choice $595 Choice Original, Ex. Blackpoint Collection. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction. Emerald and sea-green patina fills both sides of this Philadelphia piece, along with crusty bits scattered on both sides. The survival of higher-grade business strikes of this era was somewhat a matter of chance, as most collectors of the period preferred to assemble runs of proof examples, which were sold by the Mint for a minimal markup. Conversely, the Mint today views the annual proof set as an opportunity to extract increasing sums from the collecting public. GFRC humbly suggests that classic coins such as the present example might represent a better collecting value. CAC notes 47 pieces in all grades, with a price guide value of $515 in AU55. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Barber 50C 1909 Barber 1909
MS64
NGC
3572904007

Choice $1550 Creamy Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Hints of Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. This 1909 Barber half is far from a rarity but certainly brings on the eye appeal for those building an advanced type set. Granular textured surfaces radiate creamy frosted luster that is consistent on both sides. Cartwheels are active as expected for the certified grade. Strike is complete with high relief eagle wingtips and fully defined tail feathers and claws. Tiny ebony specks in the upper right obverse attest to the strict originality. Another 2022 Fall NH Coin Expo purchased that belonged on the GFRC price list. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916 Walking Liberty 1916
AU58
PCGS
30650086

Choice $915 First Year Issue, Brilliant Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A nicely frosted 1916 Walking Liberty half with brilliant luster during bright light inspection. Light peripheral gold toning is noted on both sides. Essentially unabraded with a single contact mark at the obverse stem end that is well hidden. Typically struck for the 1916 issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D Walking Liberty 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
44394843

Gem $3250 First Year Denver Design Issue, Pretty Golden-Rose Shades, Gem Original. The 1916 Philadelphia and Denver struck Walking Liberty halves have comparable rarity in the higher Mint State grades. I could not resist adding this notable gem Denver example to inventory. A well frosted example with radiant luster and the expected cartwheels given a moderate golden patina that turns to rose closer to the peripheries. If luster and superb eye appeal are your cup of tea, this new offering might warrant a closer look. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D Walking Liberty 1921-D
VG10
PCGS
6616202015

Choice $700 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. The 1921-D and 1921-S are the unquestioned key dates within the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The 1921-D sports the lowest mintage of the series and is even rare in the lower circulated grades. GFRC located this perfectly original example at the Summer Baltimore show for inventory. One can never have enough 1921-D example in inventory, right? Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1923S Walking Liberty 1923-S
AU58
PCGS
42527456

Choice $4250 Dirty Gray Patina, Frosted Luster, Choice Original, Important Grade, Twin Lakes Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. From 1923 to 1928, the San Francisco mint issued coinage for only three years; 1923-S, 1927-S, and 1928-S. The 1923-S is the better date among the three with an AU58 CAC approved example being released by Twin Lakes. This is a light gray toned example with the typical high rims and "dished" appearance. Frosted luster originates from granular textured mint bloom. Fields are pristine and pleasing. Everyman set builders should take a close look at this choice example. Priced at the CDN CAC Guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946S Walking Liberty 1946-S
MS66+
NGC
6290010005

Gem $475 New January 18! Superb Gem Exquisite Mint Bloom, Pristine Surfaces, Lakeland Collection. Brilliant frosted luster and a complete strike are the key highlights of this superb gem 1946-S Walker. When placed under a bright light, the frosted luster becomes intense and essentially undisturbed with a single micro contact mark by the T in LIBERY. The right obverse field is heavily striated. Vibrant cartwheels incrementally enhance the viewing pleasure. Please check the GFRC images carefully as the vertical gown lines are fully impressed along with a complete hand and thumb outline. An ideal offering for those who wish to take their Walking Liberty half dollar set to a new level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Franklin 50C 1949 Franklin 1949
MS66+FBL
NGC
6475765004

Gem $800 Gorgeous Frosted Luster, Deep Rose-Gray Patina, A Superb Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. A top end 1949 Franklin half with the coveted MS66+ and Full Bell Lines certification. Surfaces offer thick frosted luster when inspected under a bright light. Overall toning is a rose-gray with a strong predominance of rose and orange on the reverse. As expected at this grade level, surfaces are absolutely pristine. CAC has approved 118 at the MS66/MS66+ grade with only 8 finer. Pricing increase more than 10x at the MS67 approved grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Franklin 50C 1957D Franklin 1957-D
MS66+
NGC
5966533007

Gem $295 Exceptional Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW. GFRC Client Buyback. Yet another selection from the "top of the ladder" collection that brings on the eye appeal. I'm far from an expert on Franklin halves but understand that beautifully toned specimens are in strong demand based on the pricing premiums. This example exhibits a host of pleasing colors from pristine surfaces. The frosty luster is all there. I'm liking this offering a lot with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation being warranted. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Franklin 50C 1958D Franklin 1958-D
MS66
NGC
2028019092

Gem $150 Rainbow Toned Obverse, Gem Original, Bart Chapman Collection.. Bart's passion for beautifully toned silver coinage also extended into the 20th century. This Franklin half perfectly fits into his collection due to the natural rose-gold toning that transitions to greens and gold at the upper obverse. Luster is frosted brilliant which further enhanced the bright light viewing experience. This is a lot of coin at a reasonable opening reserve. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
AU55
NGC
1972291007

Choice $1775 Classic Steely Gray Surfaces, Bold Reflectance, CAC Approval. It must be recognized that early Seated dollar were struck based on tendered bullion and not generally intended for circulation. 1847 date silver dollars mintage amounted to 140,750 and a high enough quantity that renders the issue as a type coin. This well preserved survivor exhibits old time surfaces with steely gray patina including peripheral olive toning. Fields are brilliant steely and perfectly original. A strong example that is worthy of consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1847 Seated 1847
VF30
NGC
610644008

Choice $825 New January 13! Ideal Circulated Seated $1 for Type, Steely Fields, Light Gray Patina< CAC Approved. If seeking a fully original Seated dollar for a circulated type set, this 1847 would be an ideal candidate without breaking the bank. Fields retain their steely radiance with minimal abrasions which enabled nearly undisturbed visuals under a bright light. Toning is a light coin gray with the GFRC images being a tad darker than the actual presentation. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1871 Seated 1871
MS64+
PCGS
41255496

Gem $15400 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Partially Mirrored Fields, Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a gem 1871 Motto Liberty Seated dollar offering that should garner considerable attention. Fields are partial mirrored with the associated reflective luster that explodes during bright light assessment. Surfaces are entirely pristine and unabraded which further enhanced viewing. The in-hand green and rose shades are transparent to the underlying luster. Please don't be fooled by the GFR images, this piece is far from a dark patina with full access to the mirrors with angled light. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 17 at grade with only five better at huge pricing premium to the offer example.
Trade $1 1874 Trade 1874
MS63
PCGS
35415397

Gem $3550 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Pleasing rose and maroon patina blankets both sides of this GFRC-rated Gem example, with deeper shades at the rims. Central figures are outlined by more intense color that clings to the recessed points. The strike is typical, with Liberty's head a touch soft. The overall eye appeal is strong, and, combined with a low CAC population, this coin will attract significant attention. CAC has approved 41 pieces in all grades, with 17 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877S Trade 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
29485427

Gem $465 New February 2! Gem Original, Natural Coin Gray Eye Appeal, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Let's start the description for this gem 1877-S Trade dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I really don't need to write much concerning this piece as the circulated eye appeal will please even the most selective collector. If liking the images, this Trade is that much better upon arrival. A premium coin at a fair price. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 18788TF Morgan 1878-8TF
MS65
PCGS
46283806

Gem $3250 Scarce in Full Gem, Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Toning, First Class Eye Appeal. For those not intimate with the Morgan dollar series, the 8 Tail Feather variant was a hub die error as eagles do not have 8 tail feathers. Only 3/4 of a million were struck with the date being scarce in full gem. This Summer Baltimore new purchase certainly qualifies as a notable gem given the mirrored fields, sharp reflective luster, and gorgeous toning. The bright light visuals are eye catching including swirling cartwheels. If in the market for a truly special first year Morgan strike, please give this gem toner special attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 18788TF Morgan 1878-8TF
MS64
PCGS OGH
6489191

Choice $875 Near-Gem Original, Natural Frosted Luster, Well Preserved, Scenic Lakeview Collection. This first 1878 Morgan dollar issues comes with the 8 Tail Feather reverse which is ornithologic impossible as bald eagles have 7 tail feathers. Mintage with the erroneous reverse amount to 750,000 before the 7 tail feather reverse was introduced into production. This survivor sports natural frosted luster with faint gold coloration that is synonymous with strict originality. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a single contact mark at the junction of Liberty's jaw and neck. An excellent example for type with that all important green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990=1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
37833000

Choice $425 Dual Sided Toning, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Perfectly Original. Since starting the GFRC business, there has always been an affinity for toner Morgans. Over time, I've been hand selecting CAC approved toners with coloration that is consistent with originality expectations. Let's face it, there are ample amounts of retoned Morgans out in the market with what I consider to be unnatural colors. This 1878-S example offers the classic obverse aquamarine, copper-gold, and blues on the obverse and delineated green and copper-gold on the reverse that could have paper origins. Accurately graded with brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1884 Morgan 1884
MS66+
PCGS
12235655

Gem $1795 New February 20! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Partially Mirrored, Spinning Cartwheels, Osprey Collection. This exceptional 1884 Morgan warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as one of the nicest toners that I've seen in several years. This piece is eye appeal on steroids. Fields are partially mirrored and allow the coloration to simply explode with angled lighting. Cartwheel action is amazing. Hurry on this one if searching for a PCGS Box of 20 item. The Osprey Collection does it again! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1885CC Morgan 1885-CC
MS64
PCGS
43799310

Gem $1125 Popular Carson City Date, Superb Toning, Partially Mirrored, CAC Approval. An impressive 1885 Carson City Morgan dollar that captured my attention at the Spring 2022 Baltimore show when offered. How I enjoy Carson City dollar issues when PL or semi-PL. This example has partial mirrors covered with mottled bluish-green and rose shades. Reflectance is sharp as is the cartwheel action. GFRC images accurate capture overall eye appeal and hints at the luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS66+
PCGS
25246534

Gem $625 Superior Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded, CAC Approval.. A wonderful 1885-O Morgan that presents pristine fields during bright light assessment. Steely-frosted fields offer undisturbed viewing enjoyment under your favorite light source. Light golden hues add the right amount of charm to the clean surfaces. A careful 10x check was done to understand the (+) grade and not full MS67. The result was the presence of two faint luster breaks on the check that become visible when whirling this piece under a light. That is it... A beautiful survivor that warrants considerable. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS64
PCGS
35266369

Choice $150 New December 26! Near-Gem Original, Orange-Gray Patina, Peripheral Blues, CAC Approved. A perfectly original 1885-O Morgan that has accumulated a crusty orange-gray patina that is partially transparent to the underlying frosted luster. The rims are toned a light blue that enhance the overall eye appeal. Surfaces are essentially unabraded, and the originality is undeniable. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS66
CACG
270137773

Gem $450 New February 11! Steely Frosted Luster, Blast White, CAC Graded. Brilliant frosted luster and smooth surfaces are the hallmarks of this accurately graded 1886 Morgan dollar. This is a pure white example with dancing cartwheels. The visual "pop" off the surfaces is spectacular. CDN CAC guide is currently $520 as a reference. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Morgan $1 1886S Morgan 1886-S
AU55
PCGS
46903364

Choice $395 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Golden-Gray Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. Faint golden-gray obverse patina is transparent to the underlying steely luster on this lightly circulated 1886-S Morgan. The reserve patina is deeper with the same obverse hues. This color consistency validates the originality. The low 750,000 piece mintage has made this a popular date since the B. Max Mehl auction sales of the early 20th century. This date remains scarce as few were found in the 1982-1964 Treasury bag release. A notable example with much character that is sure to please the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1893CC Morgan 1893-CC
AU58
CACG
166763855

Choice $6500 New January 13! Morgan Key Date, Frosted Luster, Cheek Rub, Strict Originality. GFRC is proud to be offering a key date 1893-CC Morgan freshly graded by CAC Grading. This piece exhibits steely-frosted radiance and vibrant cartwheels. Light rub is seen on Liberty cheek along with two minor blemishes of no consequence. The strict originality is validated by traces of gold patina throughout the reverse and extends into the obverse. My images have enhanced the bluish shades while the CAC Grading images amplify the golden hues. An important lot that will draw considerable attention by the host of Morgan collectors who aspire to own CAC approved pieces in their collection. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Morgan $1 1893O Morgan 1893-O
MS61
PCGS
36276435

Choice $6275 Key Date, Rare Grade, Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Choice Overall, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The 1893-O dollar is the lowest mintage New Orleans Morgan dollar as only 300,000 piece were struck. Survivors are scarce in all grades while this key date becomes rare in Mint State with CAC approval. This offered example presents frosted luster and swirling cartwheels when view under a bright light. Accurately graded as the abrasions are concentrated on the obverse at the cheek. The reverse image lacks some definition due to holder haze. CAC has approved a total of 373 in all grades with the majority being circulated. Only 10 have been approved at the certified grade, a small number given the widespread demand for Morgan dollars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1894O Morgan 1894-O
AU58
NGC
5979791001

Choice $1075 Superbly Original, Dusty Silver-Gray Patina, Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. 1894-O Morgan dollars are a bit challenging to evaluate. A few mint bag were released on the East coast during the 1950 followed by another small release in the early 1960s. Regardless, this date has proven to be rare in Mint State with AU58s being at the knee of the value curve. Further more, there is a wide disparity between certified quantities and those approved at CAC. The CDN CAC report shows a dramatic price increase starting at MS62 with five figure pricing at Choice Mint State. This new offering is certainly a compelling example with brilliant frosted luster and dusty silver-gray patina. Hurry, as I don't expect this piece to be around for long. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1896 Morgan 1896
PR64CAM
PCGS
41779193

Gem $6450 Intensely Mirrored Cameo Gem, Cutting Reflectance, CAC Approved. A marvelous 1896 proof Morgan with white on black cameo presentation. Initially bought at the 2022 Fall Manchester NH show followed by being traded into the Osprey Collection via another GFRC client. A truly amazing gem with intense reflectance and substantial eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the images exhibit lighting reflections on the lower obverse and reverse. Trust me, this piece offers consistently white devices surround by black cameo fields. Held for a number of years by a New England collector who secure the CAC approval. GFRC was more that happy to purchase this exceptional lot for inventory.
Morgan $1 1898S Morgan 1898-S
AU58
PCGS
47531318

Choice $525 Attractive Slider, Steely Radiance, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Gold Patina. Another better San Francisco strike that has been carefully handled with limited rub on the cheek. Under the desk lamp, steely radiance is noted along with swirling cartwheels. The cheek is unblemished and pleasing. A well balance Morgan that is worthy of a CAC only collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1900S Morgan 1900-S
MS62
PCGS
47531320

Choice $745 Steely Fields, Swirling Cartwheels, Treasury Release?. Steely fields offer brilliant radiance on this 1900 San Francisco struck Morgan that was probably part of the ongoing Treasury releases that culminated in multiple bags arriving to the market during the early 1960s. This is unquestionably choice with steely radiance and swirling cartwheels. Obverse chatter, consistent with bag storage, is accurately captured by the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1902S Morgan 1902-S
MS63
PCGS
1463388

$1275 Superb Original Toning, Frosted Luster, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. Light copper-gold and peripheral obverse blues provide for an above average viewing experience as compared to omnipresent frosty white examples. Frosted luster has a light granular texture while the cartwheels become vibrant under a bright light. This piece is accurately graded given the contact points on the lower neck. However, this is an eye appeal play for those who love their Morgans with colorful original skins. A better late date San Francisco strike with lots of character. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1921 Peace 1921
High Relief
AU55
PCGS
44766469

Choice $450 Popular Type Coin, Naturally Golden-Gray, Frosted Luster. As a kid, I dreamed of owning a 1921 High Relief dollar; now I have two CAC approved examples in inventory! Peace dollars with natural light to moderate gray surfaces easily garner my attention as I love the crusty look. Case in point is this new Whitman Baltimore show addition. The luster is frosted and nicely radiates on the obverse while the reverse patina is more opaque to the incoming light. A great type coin opportunity or gift for a younger collector to view true originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1921 Peace 1921
High Relief
AU55
PCGS
81042194

Choice HOLD
$495
High Relief Issue, Crusty Golden Brown Patina, CAC Approval. Fans of crusty original silver dollars will appreciate this nicely toned 1921 Peace issue with its High Relief presentation. Surfaces are layered with a thick golden-brown patina that still allows the underlying frosted luster to radiate through. Surfaces are pristine. Let's remember that crusty silver is difficult to grade and type secures a conservative opinion. A new GFRC purchase. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Peace $1 1928 Peace 1928
AU58
PCGS
13679299

Choice $550 Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The 1928 Peace dollar enjoys the lowest mintage in the series and is highly prized even in the low circulated grades. This example reveals a silver-gray base, complemented by a light wash of champagne color on both sides. Original frost peeks from the protected areas, while portions of the lower reverse are softly impressed, typical for Peace dollars. The CAC price guide value is $585. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold
Gold G$1 1849-D
Type 1 Liberty Head
AU55
NGC
4349109001

Gem $6100 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Russet patina in the protected areas graces the orange-yellow fields and central figures. Hints of navy color are additionally evident at the rims as the piece is carefully tilted under a light. Liberty and the surrounding stars are exceptionally defined with no trace of strike softness. The reverse die is rotated 80-degrees clockwise, and such rotations are common within the Dahlonega one-dollar gold series. Low mintages are the rule for these Dahlonega one-dollar pieces, and the 1849-D issue is no exception, with 21, 588 examples struck. The CAC population is 54 pieces, with 15 coins at the Mint State level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1850-O
Type 1 Indian Head
AU58
NGC
5742991001

Choice $3150 Underrated and Scarce, Copper Green-Gold Patina, Well Struck, CAC Approved. A low mintage early Type 1 dollar with a mintage of only 14,000 pieces. One must wonder on the storage conditions that this lovely survivor experienced as times passed. Coloration is copper green-gold with deeper shades on the reverse. Under a bright light, the luster has a steely texture, Surfaces are essentially unabraded after a strict review with 10x. The total CAC approved population stands at 27 with nearly all being AU58 or better. This date is infrequently seen, but this new example is of a premium natures and will certainly please the selective collector. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1851
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS61
NGC
242271012

Choice $550 Type 1 Indian Head, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Yellow Green-Gold. A pleasing 1851 one dollar gold piece that has been conservatively graded consistent with early TPG standards of the late 1980s. Bright light review exposes brilliant frosted luster and yellow green-gold coloration. Strike is complete. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1989-1992) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. The holder has a chip at the lower front right and a portion of the fragile revere hologram missing.
Gold G$1 1851-O
Type 1 Indian Head
AU58
PCGS
26030690

Choice $725 New January 21! Popular New Orleans Date, Frosted Luster, Honey-Green Gold, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. Constructing a $1 U.S. gold type set by design iterations and branch mints would be a fund project. This lovely 1851-O example would be a fine starting point given the popular AU58 grade. The eye appeal is enabled by frosted luster that becomes nicely brilliant under angled lighting. Coloration is a honey green-gold with the green shades appearing under lighting. A horizontal die crack connects Liberty's to the left rim at 9:00. Strike is on the delicate side with lots of mint frost in the peripheral areas. CAC has graded 68 in all grades, with 15 total in AU58. Overall, a pleasing example. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1853
Type 1 Indian Head
AU58
PCGS
44790102

Choice $475 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Orange-gold surfaces host scattered bits of copper patina, more so on the reverse. CAC has certified 448 coins total, with a strong majority of these pieces at the Mint State level. The CAC price guide value is $476 in AU58. This would be an ideal candidate for a gold type set, an affordable coin with significant remaining luster and original surfaces. Note, reverse marks are on the holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1854
Type 1 Indian Head
MS64
NGC Fatty
172694004

Choice $1350 Near-Gem Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Vibrant luster radiates from the smooth surfaces of this near-Gem Type I example, highlighting the razor-sharp strike. This issue is a better date, representing the second-lowest Philadelphia production among Type I pieces. The Mint concluded Type I production in this year, moving to a larger planchet size for Type II pieces. Light die cracks are evident at both rims. The CAC population is 153 coins in all grades, with 24 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,390. Housed in an NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no-line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1855
Type 2 Indian Princess
AU55
NGC
2689500010

Choice $895 Type 2 Indian Princess Date, Steely-Frosted Luster, Yellow Green-Gold. Keeping Type 2 Indian $1 gold is stock is an ongoing challenge. The 1855 date and the 1854 Type 2s continue to see pricing appreciation, especially when CAC approved. From the Pittsburgh ANA show comes this choice example with yellow green-gold coloration and steely-frosted luster. Slight is better than average with heavy reverse die clashing. Surfaces are unabraded other than a short line below the right ribbon end. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1856
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS62
PCGS
16228955
Slanted 5
Choice $825 Choice Original Slant 5 Specimen, Rich Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Active Cartwheels. If searching for a Type 3 Indian Princess $1 gold piece for either a date set or type, this eye appealing 1856 example should garner your consideration. A well balanced survivor with rich orange-gold coloration. Under a bright light, the frosted luster is brilliant along with active cartwheels. Why only the certified MS62 grade when eye appeal is substantially higher? A 10x review, under angled lighting, revealed two well hidden vertical lines on the reverse. Those lines are not visible in the GFRC images and require careful inspection to locate. This piece brings notable value at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1870-S
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
25307431

Choice $9000 Choice Original, Island Lake Collection.. Post Pittsburgh ANA Price Reduction. Ample luster flows from the surfaces of this better-date San Francisco one-dollar gold piece, with the obverse revealing frosty flash, while the reverse is a touch more reflective. The western Mint struck 3,000 pieces this year at its new facility on Fifth and Mission Streets, a building today dubbed the “Granite Lady.” The low mintage creates demands for this coin across all grades, with a Guide Book price profile substantially advanced above the type-coin level. This high-grade survivor exhibits yellow-gold patina with the barest hints of copper color scattered on both sides, and the in-hand appeal is compelling. CAC has approved 22 pieces total, with seven coins finer. The CAC guide value is $11,200. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1880
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS65
PCGS
45307189

Gem $2500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty design elements exhibit cameo contrast with the surrounding fields, and the eye appeal of this GFRC-rated Gem example is strong. One-dollar gold pieces of this era circulated little, and surviving coins cluster at the higher grades. Production was limited to 1,600 pieces, many of which were presented as holidays gifts, a popular custom at the time. CAC has certified 108 pieces in all grades, with 10 coins in MS65 and 91 examples finer. The CAC price guide value is $2,480. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1881
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64
PCGS
20190185

Choice $1500 Gem Original, Island City Collection.. Production of one-dollar gold pieces fell drastically following the onset of the Civil War and never truly recovered. Annual mintages in the thousands are typical, and the Guide Book lists a long string of four-figure production levels. Even though somewhat available given higher than average survival rates, the allure of a low mintage figure remains compelling. This example exhibits frosty yellow-orange color with the lightest patina at the rims. CAC notes 122 pieces total, with 105 coins finer, and assigns a value of $1,580 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1887
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
PCGS
45322083

Choice $1100 Choice Original, Island City Collection.. Frosty yellow-gold surfaces reveal hints of rose patina and scattered bits of red-copper color. Most one-dollar pieces of this decade migrated quickly into collector hands, and high-grade survivors are the rule. As a result, highly lustrous and completely detailed examples, such as the present coin, are available to today’s collector at reasonable price points. CAC has certified 119 coins total, with 101 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,100 in MS63. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1903
Early Commemoratives
MS64
PCGS OGH
6267528

Choice HOLD
$750
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Near-Gem Original, Island City Collection.. This "McKinley" commemorative piece, issued in conjunction with the St. Louis World’s Fair, reveals orange-gold coloration with copper hints evident on the reverse. These coins were produced as collector issues, and most survivors, such as a present example, are apt to be encountered in high grades. The reverse die is shared with the Jefferson obverse that was issued at the same time. CAC notes 604 coins total, with 403 pieces in MS65 and up. The CAC price guide value is $780. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1867-S
Liberty
VF25
PCGS
35383123

Gem $8200 $10 Liberty Gold Rarity, Superb Preservation, Copper Green-Gold, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection was an active buyer at the 2023 Pittsburgh ANA. Dan's new purchases highlight is this superbly preserved 1867 San Francisco gold eagle. PCGS estimates that between 50-75 examples survive in all grades. This is an underrated date with a mintage of 9,000 struck. A GFRC-Gem quality rating is warranted as the lot is perfect for the certified grade. One immediately notes the copper green-gold coloration that is consistent with a strictly original circulated gold piece. Wear is uniform while the surfaces are above average without a single abrasion to mention. CAC population stands at 12 with 8 finer. Those additional specimens take collectors into the low to mid-five figure if even being able to locate. Hurry on this important offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1881-CC
Liberty
AU53
NGC
6815391004

Choice $6600 Popular Carson City Date, Classic Green-Gold, Super Preservation, Osprey Collection. 1881 Carson City $10 production was limited to 24,015 pieces with an estimated survival rate of 375-450 pieces per Rusty Goe. The Osprey Collection is back with a thoroughly pleasing mid-AU grade specimen that offers classic green-gold eye appeal and well preserved surfaces. The "dirty" surfaces scream originality with CAC agreeing. Total CAC population is 79 with 8 at the certified grade. The CDN CAC guide is $6,900 as a reference. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1881-CC
Liberty
AU53
NGC Fatty
262601001

Choice $6950 Popular Carson City Eagle Date, Orange Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection. 1881 Carson City $10 gold mintage is 24,105 and the highest in the series until 1891, making this a popular issue for the collector. Rusty Goe suggests a survival of 375-450 in all grades with this newly released Osprey Collection example being at a compelling grade. Warm orange green-gold surfaces retain their steely frosted characteristics. Sharply struck devices show off nearly full definition on both sides while the surfaces exhibit some light field chattered that expected for a larger gold piece that did move through western frontier commerce. Total CAC population is 79 with 8 at the certified grade. The CDN CAC guide is $6,900 as a reference. Housed in NGC Gen 4 (1990-1992) no line Fatty holder with brown label and CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1882
Liberty
MS63
NGC
4274962012

Choice $1900 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. A differentiated $10 Liberty gold offering from the Wisconsin Gold Collection that needs a new home. Both sides feature rose-gold coloration, a decidedly minority appearance for U.S. gold. Luster is frosted brilliant with swirling cartwheels. Some scattered field ticks are consistent with the certified grade. I am compelled to go with a near-gem quality rating as the overall eye appeal, including the rose toning, should please the winning bidder for years to come. A notable value as the CAC guide is $2310. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$10 1891-CC
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
45406683

Choice $6650 Ideal $10 Carson City Type, Honey Green-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster. With a mintage of 103,732, the 1891-CC $10 date is an ideal candidate for a Carson City centric type set. Mint State examples are generally available, so collectors must select wisely. Selecting wisely best describes the additional of this near-gem example to inventory. The frosted luster is brilliant while swirling cartwheels round out the bright light viewing pleasure. Coloration is classic honey green-gold. Surfaces are nicely preserved with few abrasions for the certified grade. This MS62 specimen is well above average for what is expected. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1893-CC
Liberty
AU55
NGC
6487826001

Choice $11500 Final Year Carson City Issue, Frosted Luster, Near Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. As the final Carson City issue in the series, the 1893-CC ten is highly sought-after in all grades. The small 14,000 piece mintage ensures overall scarcity for surviving examples. CAC has approved 55 in all grades with roughly half being at the AU55/AU58 levels. In terms of 20th century coinage populations, there are few green bean stickered 1893-CC $10 gold to satisfy collector demand. The Osprey Collection is back with a really sweet example that is a pleasure to post to the GFRC price list. Abrasions are always an issue for larger gold pieces and the first attribute checked during a 10x review. This lot presents essentially unabraded surfaces that are a joy to examine. Also note is orange mint frost at the date, the denomination/mintmark, and the upper reverse that validates the strict originality. Overall coloration is a honey gold with hints of green-gold under a bright light. The consistent strike further enhances the charm. I'm going with a JUSY BUY IT NOW recommendation as Osprey has set an offer price below the $121,100 CAC price guide number. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1894-O
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
31904242

Choice $3250 Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Yellow-gold color fills the fields of this largely untoned New Orleans ten, while remaining luster readily flows from the protected areas. Marbled flash betrays a few prooflike hints as the coin is tilted under a light. A healthy strike plainly defines the star centers and claw joints. Despite a mintage of just over a hundred thousand pieces, the price profile of the 1894-O is somewhat close to that of a type coin, especially in grades below MS63. Such opportunities are frequently encountered in the gold series, which is generally not collected by date and mintmark. CAC has certified 53 coins total, with five examples finer. The CAC price guide is $3,000, with a jump to $8,400 in MS63. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1898
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
45595744

Choice $3650 So Close to Gem, Honey-Gold, Sparkling Frosted Luster. Consignor Buyout and Pricing Reduction. What a surprise when reviewing the CDN CAC guide and population reports. 1898 Philadelphia $10 gold could be considered a better date as only 60 have been approved in all grades versus a mintage of 812,130. This newly consigned example is approaching the condition census given its noteworthy preservation. Coloration is the typical honey-gold while the surfaces are covered with micro-textured mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with commensurate charwheels. Two scattered obverse ticks are consistent with the (+) certified grade rather than full gem. CAC guide jumps to $8750 at the MS65 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
44282692

Gem $5375 High End Type Possibility, Repunched 1, Granular Frosted Luster, Pretty Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. 1901 San Francisco strikes are consider to be a "common date" and an ideal selection for type given adequate availability. This newly consigned Osprey Collection specimen is an unquestionable gem with micro-granular frosted luster and honey-gold coloration. Strike is fully executed. The 1 diigt is obviously repunched at the base though PCGS does not list as a recognized die variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
40800684

Gem $2850 Triple Punched 1, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Honey-Gold Coloring. One does not often see later date gold with bold date repunching. This gem 1901 San Francisco strike features a triple 1 digit with prior punches to the left and below the final digit. There is also repunching above the 0 digit via 10x inspection. A thoroughly pleasing $10 gold piece that would be ideal for type also. Surfaces are heavily frosted and brilliant. Cartwheel action is superb with angled lighting. Coloring is a pretty honey-gold. Surfaces are consistent with the certified grade but the eye appeal is that of full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1902-S
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
6058688008

Gem $3050 Sparkling Frosted Luster, Scintillating Cartwheels, Full Strike, Superb Eye Appeal. Most times that a (+) grade gold piece is encountered, the piece has eye appeal of a higher grade but with a few technical marks that preclude the full next grade. This is the case for a new Osprey Collection inventory addition. This 1902-S $10 gold exhibits sparkling frosted luster and scintillating cartwheel action. What a joy it is to examine under angled lighting. Strike is complete and coloration is a uniform honey-gold. The lower reverse has a few field ticks that account for the (+) certification. A truly wholesome example with tons of eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1909-S
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
35777051

Choice $7800 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Per David Akers, "Most of the Uncirculated examples that are known of this issue come from a single hoard discovered in the later 1870s". He continues and opines that 50 to 60 pieces were in the hoard with nearly all MS60 through MS63 level. This near-gem is indicative of the issue with its pleasing honey green-gold coloration and frosted luster that has a light granular texture. Bright light viewing is essentially undisturbed as the surfaces are minimally abraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "The Fairmont Collection " pedigree on label along with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1910-S
Indian
MS63
PCGS
35777056

Choice $8250 Choice Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Few collectors of the early 20th century pursued gold coins by date and mintmark, and high-grade survivors, especially from branch Mints, can be surprisingly challenging. Although the San Francisco Mint struck nearly a million eagles in this year, the CAC census notes only eight pieces finer. This yellow-gold example offers thick, frosty luster, cooled with swirling cartwheels. Blemishes are minimal and only scattered ticks are evident. The CAC population is 99 coins total and the CAC guide value is $8,550. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with the Fairmont Collection pedigree noted on the label.
Gold G$10 1913
Indian
MS64
PCGS
14973660

Choice $4200 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Deep yellow-orange color blankets both side of this Indian ten, with additional hints of red patina evident in the central figures. This is an exceptionally pleasing design, and one can only wish that current Mint product might be competitive in this regard. CAC has graded 197 pieces overall, with 25 coins finer. The CAC guide value is $3,190 in MS64. The present sale offers several opportunities to acquire a coin in the Indian ten series, and bidders will do well to examine the various pieces offered. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS65
NGC
259246001

Gem $7400 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Indian tens are among the favorite gold coins in the U.S. series, with relatively uncluttered designs that exhibit arresting iconography. A sweeping headdress graces the figure of Liberty, while a fierce eagle proclaims the unity of the country and its strength in the Almighty. Clearly, America is not to be messed with. This example features warm yellow patina, and the luster easily qualifies for the Gem uncirculated designation. The CAC price guide is $7,000 in MS65, with a strong jump to $21,900 at MS66. Housed in pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS64
PCGS
25521661

Choice $2450 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Rich Honey Green-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. Bright light view exposes the positive attributes of this lovely 1932 $10 Indian which are certain to please the new owner. First is the brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Second is the rich honey green-gold coloration is that fully natural with a bit of a crusty appearance. Surfaces are well preserved while the certified grade is accurate. With spot gold making a run about the $2000 mark, we can expect Indian design gold to become that more popular. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1932
Indian
MS63
PCGS
19404528

Choice $1875 New February 20! Perfect $10 Indian Type Candidate, Frosted Radiance, Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. This newest Osprey find would be ideal for $10 Indian gold type or just to put away in a better quality collector gold box. Luster falls into the frosted category with active cartwheels. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold that is continuous on both sides. Obverse abrasions are minimal while two contact marks are seen in the upper field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) Gold Shield holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1837
Liberty
VF30
NGC
6322931008

Choice $1525 Copper Green-Gold, Unquestionably Original, Well Preserved. Maintaining a constant inventory of circulated Classic Head designs in GFRC inventory has proven to be challenging due to popularity. Hound Dog Dan was busy at the Baltimore show and located this perfectly original 1837 $2.5 with the signature copper green-gold coloration. These colors are my benchmark for original circulated gold. Surfaces have a few light abrasions that are more than consistent with the certified graded. This piece is worn but somehow survived unmolested and is highly desirable in today's market. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Long Island Collection pedigree.
Gold G$2.5 1843
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
84160280

Choice $925 Near Gem Original, Copper-Gold Patina, Fully Struck. Warm green gold surfaces host bits of crust in the protected areas of the early-date Liberty quarter eagle. Marks are minimal for the grade, and the eye appeal is exceptional. Star centers are well-defined, while the lower portion of the eagle lacks complete detail. The CAC census notes 25 pieces in all grades with the EF45 guide price at $905. This is a pleasing collector coin that would be perfect for a gold type set. One cannot put away too many coins with a similar appearance! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1847-O
Liberty
AU50
PCGS
5598383

Choice $1750 Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. This scarce New Orleans date presents a mintage of only 124,000 pieces with most survivors are clustered at the EF40 through low AU grades. An impressive CAC approval example with well-balanced visuals. Fields are steely reflective with claims to being lightly mirrored. The coloration is classic green-gold with honey-gold overtones. Surfaces have a few stray ticks of no consequence. Strike is weak, especially on the reverse with Doug Winter citing this date as being among the most poorly struck for a New Orleans issue. Advanced collection should carefully consider this historical artifact for its overall beauty and rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854-O
Liberty
AU58
NGC
1743854001

Choice $1700 Rare In Mint State, Lucious Green-Gold AU58, Bond Strike, CAC Approved. 1854-O $2.5 Liberty gold mintage amounted to 153,000 pieces with the date being available in circulated grades. In Mint State, the date becomes rare. CAC population totals 21 at the certified grade with only 9 finer. The rapid pricing premium in Mint State should might make this offering attractive. But what about the coin itself? Well I like it a lot! This one has green-gold as the primary color with light copper-gold in the fields and around devices. Luster is of a steely texture with moderate reflectance. Fields are essentially unabraded and the strike is particularly strong for a New Orleans strike. I'm liking this one more and more as the description is finalized. You will too! Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1854-O
Liberty
EF45
NGC
3891583012

Choice $1150 Classic Copper-Green Gold, Well Preserved, CAC Approved. 1854 brought the distinction of the $2.5 gold denomination being struck at all five mints of that era. The Dahlonega and San Francisco issues are brutally difficult to locate while the Charlotte is not far behind in rarity. This leaves the New Orleans issue as being available for branch mint collectors. Though the mintage is only 153,000, the date is seen with some frequency. This new GFRC offering is readily noted for its classic copper-green gold coloration and smooth surfaces. The circulated eye appeal is all there and pleasing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1855
Liberty
AU55
PCGS
83062152

Choice $875 Eye Appealing Orange Green-Gold Coloration, Light Wear. A wonderful 1855 $2.5 example with noteworthy visual presentation. The coloration is orange green-gold with the orange shades being concentrated towards the rims. The contrast with the lighter green center is quite notable on the obverse. Light wear was confirmed with a 10x. This one was added to inventory simply because it is a pretty piece that someone will want to own. Images are accurate with respect to the overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3311124012

Choice $3900 Important Civil War Issue, Light Frosty Luster, Green-Gold Coloring, Pristine Surfaces. An important Civil War era Liberty $2.5 gold offering that is challenging in all grades. Mintage was limited to 98,508 with question marks concerning the amount that was actually released into east coast circulation during a period when all silver and gold specie disappeared from commerce due to hoarding. This pristine 1862 survivor warrants close scrutiny for inclusion in an advanced $2.5 gold set. Surfaces scream originality with their natural green-gold coloring and light frosted texture. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and so pleasing with darker "dirt" in some protected areas. Strike is also complete. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1862
Liberty
AU58
NGC
6058476006

Choice $3950 Honey Green-Gold, Well Preserved, Everyman Set Grade, Osprey Collection. Bright light inspection exposes radiant frosted luster and honey green-gold surfaces that are unabraded. The AU58 grade has been popularized by the PCGS Everyman Set Registry initiative. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1895
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
38596965

Choice $2750 Eye Appeal of Higher Grade, Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection.. Every coin that crosses the GFRC desk has its special characteristics. In the case of this near-gem 1895 $2.5 quarter eagle, brilliant luster and eye appeal are that of a higher grade. Obverse fields are lightly mirrored and offer reflective radiance. Reverse fields are frosted with corresponding bright light appearance. Overall luster was so intense that the standard contrast application, during GFRC image processing, was dampened to accurate capture visual effects. The assigned MS64 grade is a function of faint obverse chatter in the field and on the cheek. Frankly, the luster far outweighs any contact marks. Limited mintage of 6,000. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS66
PCGS
35652967

Gem $3750 Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Frosty luster flows from both sides of this 19th century piece, and the overall flash is compelling. Orange-yellow color surrounds pink-gold patina within the central devices. The only mark of note, beneath the chin, nicely blends into the obverse design. The strike is needle-sharp, with complete definition of the stars, claws, and feathers. CAC has approved 105 pieces in all grades, with five coins finer, all in MS67. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1906
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
43773788

Choice $825 Rich Honey-Gold, Frosted Luminous, Near-Gem Original, Scenic Lakeview Collection. GFRC images should well convey the attractive nature of this 1906 $2.5 gold piece. Rich honey-gold is complemented by brilliant frosted luster. Part of the bright light routine is checking cartwheel action. This piece does just fine with nicely rotating reflectance. A few micro-ticks in front of the face holds this piece back from a GFRC-Gem quality rating. Fairly priced and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for the overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
42227977

Gem $3450 New January 26! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. Consignor Pricing Reduction. The Indian $2.50 set is uncomplicated, consisting of 14 pieces with similar mintages, and a single issue, the 1911-D, above the rest in terms of rarity. A complete set is accessible to many collectors, and GFRC recommends purchasing several of the more common pieces first, in order to acquire an understanding of what to look for when considering the lone “stopper” in the set. The present coin exhibits even yellow-gold surfaces with only a few scattered lines in the fields. The plus designation on this example is significant, as the CAC price guide value advances from $2,620 in MS64 to $6,300 in MS65. Whether building a $2.50 Indian set or simply seeking noteworthy pieces, this is an appealing example that will easily stand above other coins at the MS64 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1910
Indian
MS63
NGC
2028521004

Choice $1750 Rich Honey-Gold Presentation, Light Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike. Yet another 2023 Manchester NH show purchase arrives to the price list. This 1910 Indian $2.5 is notable for its hammered strike and deeper honey-gold coloration. A careful examination of the images will reveal nicely raised bonnet devices and deeply impressed eagle feathers on the lower reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with luster being the critical parameter that is driving the certified grade. A lovely piece of early 20th century gold. Housed in NGC Gen 7.0 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1911
Indian
MS64+
NGC
6613107001

Gem $2650 Glowing Satiny Luster, Hammered Strike, Light Honey-Gold, CAC Approved. This 1911 $2.5 gold Indian is an ideal candidate for a type set for three reasons. First is the absolutely hammered strike which illustrates every minute detail of the iconic Bela Lyon Pratt design. Second is the glowing satiny luster that appears when viewed under a bright light. Finally, the CAC legacy green bean validates the strict originality and accurate grading. This piece is clearly worthy of a GFRC-Gem quality rating. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1912
Indian
AU55
PCGS
26858271

Choice $650 Residual Satiny Luster, Honey Green-Goal, Light Wear, CAC Approved, Scenic Lakeview Collection. Satiny luster and pristine surfaces are the highlights of this near-gem quality rated 1912 $2.5 Indian. A green-gold coloration is consistent on both sides while the surfaces are close to pristine. Light wear is seen on the high points. The CAC green bean rewards the overall quality and eye appeal. Perfect for a type or date set collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder (20012-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS63
NGC
5962979008

Choice $925 Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Indian $2.5 Type Candidate. 1925 Denver struck $2.5 Indian gold amounted to 578,000 pieces. This choice Mint State survivor exhibit satiny luster that has a granular textures. Strike is complete. Well preserved and ideal for a moderately themed U.S. gold type set. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS60
NGC Fatty
179395024

Choice $750 Popular Type Date, Honey Yellow-Gold, Steely Luster, Osprey Collection. During the early TPG days, the MS60 grade assignment was much more common that today. This new Osprey Collection offering is from that era and has been CAC approved since the grading is quite conservative. Steely luster is quite reflective under angled lighting. A combination of orange and yellow-gold are intermixed. This is a common type with no rarity premium and ideal for type. Housed in NGC Gen 4 no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval. Please note that the reverse plastic has a diagonal line and some type of glue residue that I'm unable to remove.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Indian
MS63
NGC Fatty
246889004

Choice $785 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Shimmering satiny luster is quite eye catching when placing this Indian $2.5 under a bright light. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with a single contact mark on the cheek worthy of mention. This lovely gold piece is housed in a pristine NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) no line brown label Fatty holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1926
Liberty
MS62
NGC Fatty
152837003

Gem $865 Gem Original.. This is a pleasing orange-gold example, with a few bits of copper patina evident on both sides. As is typical for the design, the high point of the cheek exhibits deeper color. The CAC census notes ten pieces at the Gold level, the highest at MS62. The CAC guide value is $679 in MS61, advancing to $710 at MS62. More controlling than the price differential between MS61 and MS62 is the all-important Gold sticker, which represents a rare level of endorsement achieved by less than one percent of all CAC submissions. Housed in a pristine NGC Gen 4 no line brown label Fatty holder with Gold CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1928
Indian
MS64+
NGC
4252216004

Gem $1375 Satiny Gem, Light Honey-Gold, Complete Strike, CAC Approval. A thoroughly pleasing 1928 $2.5 gold piece with the all important (+) certification and CAC approval. Strike is complete with fully formed motifs. Surfaces generate a full helping of satiny luster with overhead lighting. Coloring is a natural honey-gold. A hidden line on the upper obverse precludes the award of MS65 level. But the luster is all there for the higher grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1857-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
35669898

Gem $11200 Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. The S.S. Central America recovery is the stuff of legend, perhaps best told in Gary Kinder’s book, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, an engaging narrative that completely details the challenges of this deep-sea salvage operation. This continues to be an evolving story, with the discoverer Tommy Thompson currently in prison on contempt charges, as he refuses to divulge the whereabouts of certain parts of this fabled treasure. Among the thousands of pieces recovered is this exceptionally flashy 1857-S double eagle, which exhibits only scattered ticks and near-full Mint bloom throughout. Sharply struck with defined star centers and defined curls throughout. CAC has certified 729 pieces total, with 301 coins at MS65 or finer. Housed in special PCGS S.S. Central America holder and "Ship of Gold" packaging with CAC approval. The holder also contains a circular holder with "One Pinch" of tiny gold nuggets from the S.S. Central America.
Gold G$20 1862-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
2055173005

Choice $11250 Scarce Civil War San Francisco Date, Honey Green-Gold, Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection . Along with the later 1863-S and 1865-S double eagle issues, the 1862-S has had it rarity profile altered by shipwrecks coins from the S.S. Brother Jonathan and S.S. Republic. Regardless, this date still remains scarce in full AU as is the case of this Osprey Collection release. This AU58 example features honey green-gold coloration and soft granular luster when viewing under a bright light. The overall strike is softer than Philadelphia counterpart and a trademark for the date. A perfectly original example that was carefully handled. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
MS60
PCGS
44746960
Closed 3
Choice $4000 New February 20! Closed 3, Frosted Luster, Abraded Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The change in the 1873 No Arrows date punch from Closed 3 to Open 3 is seen in many U.S. coinage denominations. For $20 Liberty gold, the Closed 3 is the more available of the two date punch styles. The Osprey Collection is back with an original survivor that offers frosted luster. However, the surfaces are mostly abraded resulting in a more satiny appearance. Luster and cartwheels are of a higher grade though the abrasions have limited the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1877
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
42653702

Choice $4650 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Small CAC Population, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration. There are many surprises among the $20 Liberty double eagle gold dates. 1877 Philadelphia strikes might be considered to be a sleeper with CAC approval. From a mintage of 397,650, CAC has approved only 54 pieces in all grades. A scarce date that is heads and shoulders above the so-called common dates of that era. Premiums jump dramatically at the MS62 level with only two pieces at the full choice level. This premium example featured well balance eye appeal including brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1896
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
35649301

Choice $6000 Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. The heft of a $20 gold piece is immediately evident to even the non-collector and easily conveys the notion of substantial value. The highest denomination of the universally prized yellow metal is meant to impress, and even more so when in the highest grades. This GFRC-rated Gem is a flashy survivor with substantial luster, which exhibits varied shades of orange and rose-gold color. The strike is defined throughout with separated hair strands and eagle feathers. CAC notes 100 coins in all grades, with only two coins finer. The CAC price guide in MS64 is $6,000, advancing sharply to $21,600 in MS65. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
6250336009

Choice $3600 Liberty $20 Type 3 Candidate, Granular Frosted Luster, Rich Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approved. 1900 Philadelphia double eagles are an ideal Type 3 candidate given the high mintage and constant availability. Collector challenge is selecting an example at an attractive price point along with having CAC approval. This recently acquired GFRC example features brilliant frosted luster that has a granular texture. Surfaces are close to unabraded and constant with the MS64+ certified grade. Coloration is a rich honey-gold as is typically seen for the issue. The CDN CAC price guide exhibits a doubling from MS64 ($3250) to MS65 ($6310). This lovely example is fairly priced. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Gold G$20 1900
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
34907672

Choice $3750 Liberty $20 Type 3 Candidate, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Uniform Honey-Gold, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has been on a mission to increase GFRC's $20 Liberty gold offerings given the renewed attention on spot gold. As gold trends above the $2000/oz mark, Type 3 dates like the 1900 appear to be inexpensive when found being ever so close to full gem preservation. The offering, with its important CAC approval, exhibits brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels under a bright light. Coloration is a pleasing honey-gold while the fields are minimally abraded consistent with the certified grade. A lovely Type 3 example that has appreciation potential. The Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Gold G$20 1900-S
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
50206412

Choice $5150 Double Eagle San Francisco Type, Orange-Gold Coloration, Lightly Mirrored Fields, CAC Approval. 1900 San Francisco strike are available and could be a candidate for a West Coast mint type. This example presents partially mirrored fields and a lovely orange-gold coloration. Cartwheel action is vibrant under angled lighting. I'm always a fan of orange-gold hues on my U.S gold holdings and recommend this piece who think the same. Abrasions are minimal with the darker spots on the cheek and left field being dirt. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
15501349

Choice $3350 Gold Type Set Candidate, Rich Honey-Gold, Swirling Cartwheels, A Premium MS64 . The 1904-S is one of the most common in the Liberty double eagle series and thus, ideal as a type set piece as premiums are minimal. When building a type set, eye appeal should be top of the list along with originality. Well, this new purchase offers both. Granular frosted luster radiates from the surfaces while the cartwheels fall in the "swirling" category. Of course, this is under a bright light. Coloration is a rich honey-gold. At the MS64 level, CDN CAC price guide is $3250 with a jump to $9380 in "65". Worthy of consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1908
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS Rattler
3088785
No Motto
Gem $2850 Gem Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Although not a rare coin, there is no arguing with an orange-gold headlight backed by nearly a full troy ounce of precious yellow metal. The heft of a double eagle is immediately noticed upon in-hand inspection, and even numismatic novices can’t help but be impressed by the large, flashy format. This example is mark-free for the grade, noticeably at the high point of the right knee, which typically comes with distracting chatter. CAC reports a population of 3,420 pieces and assigns a value of $2,840 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Ratter holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1909-S
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
14837151

Choice $4100 Near-Gem, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Delightful Honey-Gold. Following the very rare 1908-S issue with a mintage of only 22,000 struck, 1909 saw a more normal mintage for that period. 1909-S Saints are recognized for being well struck and exhibiting granular frosted luster to extends up to the satiny level as is the case here. This is gorgeous honey-gold example that is highly detailed, especially at Liberty's head and face. Surfaces are well preserved and consistent with the certified grade. Images accurately capture the overall presentation and eye appeal. A popular date that is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-D
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC
632365019

Choice $3350 Better Date, Pristine Surfaces, A Near-Gem at Grade, CAC Approved. GFRC's $20 Saint strategy has been evolving to a concentration of better dates and leaving the bullion trade to others. This is the primary reason, along with CAC approval, for this 1911-D inventory addition. I hope that the images will showcase the essentially unblemished surfaces, especially at the head, a key focal point. Coloration is a consistent honey-gold with frosted luster being in line with the certified grade. Overall, a strong example for a near term collection or a long term hold. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1911-S
St Gaudens
MS65
NGC
1742857002

Gem $9700 Unquestionable Gem, Light Orange-Gold Coloration, Scarce at Grade, Osprey Collection. A low mintage (775,750) issue that quickly becomes scarce at the full gem level. The Osprey Collection is back to the price list with this 1911-S NGC MS65 specimen that is CAC approved. The green bean is not surprising given the brilliant frosted luster that visually presents a micro-granular texture. The obverse is entirely unabraded and a joy to inspection under bright light. A few micro-ticks were seen on the reverse with 10x. Coloration is a light orange-gold which I often describe as honey-gold. Housed in NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Gold G$20 1913-D
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
37529070

Choice $3950 Better Early St. Gaudens Date, Honey-Gold Coloration, Radiant Frosted Luster. Mintage of the 1913-D $20 Saint Gaudens date amounted to 393,500 strike. All three 1913 issues including Philadelphia and San Francisco strikes are seen as better dates, especially when researching the CAC population reports. A total of 183 Denver struck pieces have been approved in all grades. This latest GFRC new purchase exhibits pretty honey-gold coloration and brilliant frosted luster. Surfaces are minimally abraded considering the certified grade. Overall, a pleasing specimen that is certain to delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1914-S
St Gaudens
MS64+
NGC
6261864001

Gem $3850 Better Date, Honey-Gold Coloration, Visual Pleasing, CAC Approved. A thoroughly pleasing 1914-S $20 St. Gaudens that has secured a GFRC-Gem quality rating. The primary focal area, Liberty's head and upper body, is pristine and visually pleasing. Overall coloration is a natural honey-gold. Bright light inspection confirms vibrant cartwheels. A few hidden marks on Liberty's lower body account for the 64+ grade on a technical basis. Putting away premium $20 gold is probably a prudent move during these turbulent times. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC
349259007

Choice $3150 Orange Green-Gold, Granular Frosted Luster, Sharply Struck, CAC Approved. An available St. Gaudens date, 1915-S examples are one of the easier to locate for a San Francisco set. The key is always patience and waiting for a quality example. This new example might fit the bill. Coloration is approaching the orange-gold threshold with frosted luster. Cartwheels are consistent with the grade. Surfaces are mostly unabraded other than one mark near 9:00. More than fairly graded and housed in NGC Gen 6 (1996) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
9300257

Choice $3000 Near-Gem Example, Sharply Struck, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold. How I enjoy handling U.S. gold in early PCGS holders coupled with CAC approval. This 1915-S is a real sweetheart with a clean focal area surrounding Liberty's head and upper body. Collector eyes are programmed to check this area first for distractions. Under a 10x, I see light abrasions on Liberty's body which are consistent with the certified grade but do not impact eye appeal. This well preserved example presents frosted radiance and vibrant cartwheels under a bright light. Coloration is a honey-gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 old green holder.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS64
NGC
363081014

Choice $2750 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloring. Eye appeal is always an important consideration when purchasing U.S. gold. For $20 Saints, the obverse area surrounding Liberty's head should be completely unabraded as it is the primary focal point. This is the case for this lovely 1924 NGC certified $20 lot that returns to the GFRC price list after a fresh buyback. Overall luster is best characterized as frosted with brilliance consistent with the certified grade. Honey-gold coloring is typical for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval. Previously consigned by the Osprey Collection with the sales listing in the Sales Archive.
Gold G$20 1924
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
3192994

Choice $2600 Highly Collectable, Above Average Eye Appeal, Frosted Honey-Gold, Fresh CAC Approval. Purchased at the Fall 2023 Manchester NH show, this gorgeous 1924 double eagle passed muster at CAC with its fresh green bean. This piece is a near gem with pristine viewing plain at Liberty's head and adjacent areas. Frosted luster is sharp along with vibrant cartwheels. This is not your run of the mill MS63 and does dual duty as a fine collectible and bullion piece. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW as spot is trending $2020 when listed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Gold G$20 1927
St Gaudens
MS66
CACG
146396531

Gem $5250 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Pristine Surfaces. This 1927 Saint is a marvelous example and one of the best produced by the Philadelphia mint with excellent strikes and luster. True to its reputation, this piece offers brilliant frosted luster and dancing cartwheels. The primary focal area, alone with the balance of the coin, is pristine. CAC has approved over 5000 pieces of this date with the majority being graded MS64 and MS65. The population drops quickly at the MS66 level with only four pieces approved at MS67. Also note that there is a substantial pricing gap between CAC approved and CACG graded examples and those without the CAC green bean. I'm pleased to be offering this lovely example that will be available at Table 607 on the Manchester NH bourse floor and at Booth 818 at the Whitman Baltimore show. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$20 1928
St Gaudens
MS65+
PCGS
37376264

Gem $3900 Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. This GFRC-rated Gem is a superb example of the $20 Saint, with exceptional luster interrupted by only scattered ticks. Saint-Gaudens’ design is perhaps the most popular within American numismatics, driven by a conscious effort on the part of President Roosevelt to introduce more aesthetically pleasing designs into the nation’s coinage. It is no surprise that the U.S. Mint resurrected this concept for the American Eagle gold series introduced in 1986. This example exhibits yellow-gold color, with subtle copper-rose patina surrounding the figure of Liberty. The CAC price guide is $3,580 in MS65 and jumps to $5,560 in MS66. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1854
Princess
MS62
PCGS
31908814

Choice HOLD
$4300
Near-Gem Original, Wisconsin Gold Collection.. Rich orange color blankets the obverse of this first year of issue three, while the reverse exhibits deeper gray patina, with bits of copper shade above the wreath. Fields are smooth for the grade, with surfaces less marky than one might expect for the assigned grade. Production throughout this series was minimal, and even in this year the Mint produced less than 140,000 pieces. CAC notes 352 pieces in all grades, with 63 coins finer. The CAC price guide is $4,380. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1854
Princess
AU50
NGC
3334002017

Choice $1750 $3 Princess Type, Honey Green-Gold, Steely Luster, CAC Approved. Above average steely luster is immediately noted when first checking this 1854 $3 Princess. Peripheral mint frost remains on both sides with a concertration of honey-gold. Centers are classic green-gold. An arcing line is noted by (ST)ATES did not bother CAC as the originality is unquestionable. A "common" date that is ideal for type with its CAC approval. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Gold G$3 1878
Princess
MS61
CACG
961279755

Choice $3450 Perfect Type Candidate in CACG Holder, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold, So Choice... This 1878 $3 Princess was purchased in a private transaction at the 2022 Summer FUN show and held back for grading. The CACG launch was the perfect time to have this piece successfully holderd to CAC legacy standards. An ideal type candidate in a break through holder. Frosted luster is readily evident under a bright light along with the honey green-gold coloration. Surfaces have the faintest of chatter which has been accounted for in the certified grade. lHoused in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and straight graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$3 1878
Princess
AU58
PCGS
46515842

Choice $2650 Ideal for $3 Gold Type, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Honey Green-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. 1878 Philadelphia struck $3 gold was produced to the tune of 82,304 pieces, a fairly low number by silver coinage standards but not for $3 gold. This "high" mintage leads to not date or rarity premium and perfect candidate for a U.S. gold type set. Next is the fact that this is a premium example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Frosty luster is thoroughly eye catching as are the smooth green-gold fields. The kind CAC staff agreed and awarded this piece a green bean. I'm tight on this coin so please consider my profit as a finder's fee. This one is 100% guaranteed to please. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1886
Princess
AU58
PCGS
47004558

Choice $6950 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Copper-red shades neatly outline the devices and legend of this late-date three, and the visual appeal is strong. Mintage was minimal this year, with only a thousand pieces struck. The CAC population is correspondingly low, 22 pieces in all grades, with four coins across all Mint State grades. The CAC price guide value is $7,650. With a date set of three-dollar gold pieces out of range for many collectors, owning a single condition census example might be a better way to approach the series. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$3 1889
Princess
AU58
NGC
6677754009

Choice $5250 Final Year Design issue, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approved. 1889 brought the final production for the venerable $3 Princess gold design by John Longacre. Mintage was a scant 2,300 pieces though the date was saved as a mementos of a terminated denomination. Choice examples are challenging but can be located with patience. The 2023 Pittsburgh ANA event saw the purchase of this choice example as part of a larger gold deal. One immediately notes the natural honey-green gold coloration and steely reflectance from a well made survivor. Surfaces are free of distractions too. Fully choice and certain to please as this date is infrequently seen. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1834
Classic Head
AU58
NGC
1724406002
Plain 4
Choice $3700 Plain 4, Popular Type Coin, Classic Green-Gold Coloration, Fully Choice, CAC Approval. By 1834, a redesign of the United States $5 gold piece was necessary due to the rising price of gold. William Kneass created this new Classic Head design which lasted for only five years before being replaced by Christian Gobrecht's Liberty design. As a result, all Classic Head gold is sought after as a type coin. GFRC is pleased to be offering this choice 1834 Plain example for consideration. This piece is high on the eye appeal scale with it classic green-gold appearance along with steely reflective fields. Strike is typical for the issue while the surfaces are well preserved with few abrasions. Accurately graded and housed in NGC Gen 7 (1997-2000) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1843-D
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
36527146
Small D
Choice HOLD
$4500
New January 31! Small D, Rare Die Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. A rare 1843-D Small D offering that has been newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. 1843 Dahlonega struck $5 half eagles will be found with Medium D and Small D mintmarks. The Small D variety is the rarer of the two mintmark sizes and sells for a premium due to rarity and importance. This example is well preserved with natural copper-gold patina and choice surfaces. Most 1843-D survivors will be found with abraded surfaces or even cleanings. Luckily, this specimen found its way to Europe where it was carefully preserved for current day collectors. CAC has approved 15 "Small D" examples in all grades. A single piece is approved at the certified graded with 5 finer. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1845
Liberty
AU58
NGC
4434113007

Choice $1550 New February 16! Early No Motto Date, Classic Green-Gold, Choice Surfaces, Running Boar Collection. The Running Boar is back with yet another top shelf duplicate release. From a mintage of 417,099, this choice survivor presents classic green-gold coloration and well preserved surfaces. Under a bright light, the fields have a soft frosted radiance. Wear is limited to the highest device features. The 1840s Philadelphia issues are all similar is scarcity with the 1845 being less available than the 1847 and 1843 dates. CAC stickered population in all grades stands at 62 with 15 at the certified grade. The offer price is below the CDN CAC guide as a reference and worth checking if feeling compelled to acquire this lovely numismatic artifact. Housed in new large font holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1847
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
46569787

Choice $1475 Green-Gold Coloriation, Bold Device, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval . Consignor Buyout, Pricing Reduction. Green-gold fields lead toward the lustrous stars and legend, while the protected areas reveal light crust. This is an unquestionably original example, with medium skin and hairline-free surfaces. Few numismatists have the wherewithal to build complete date and mintmark sets of Liberty fives, making examples such as this more accessible to type coin collectors. CAC notes 124 coins in all grades, with 34 examples in Mint State. The CAC guide value is $1,530 in AU58. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1868
Liberty
VF35
PCGS
39366105

Choice $3750 Rare $5 Liberty, CAC Population of 4! Choice Original.. CAC has certified but four examples of this rare date five, from an original mintage of 5,700 pieces. The Liberty Head half eagle series is extensive and stretches from 1838 to 1908, and few collectors pursue an entire set. This leaves opportunities such as the present offering, which would be under more pressure as a date if additional set builders entered the market. As it stands, CAC has certified only a handful of pieces in its 16 years of operation, and the opportunity to acquire another may not present itself for several years. This example exhibits orange-gold color with liberal amounts of copper-red patina in the protected areas, graced by light crust in the shield, wings, arrows, and legend. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1869-S
Liberty
VF20
PCGS
30040779

Choice HOLD
$985
New February 20! Very Scarce Date, Superb Circulated Eye Appeal, Fresh GFRC Buyback. This fresh GFRC buyback offers superb circulated eye appeal plus rarity as a package deal. Mintage amounted to only 31,000 pieces with essentially all released into circulation. PCGS has graded a lone example at the MS61 level otherwise collectors must settle for circulated survivors. Let's note that the current CAC population stands at 28 total with this lot being the lone VF20 approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1872
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
40991579

Choice $8000 Rare Philadelphia Date, Tiny Mintage, Partially Mirrored, Light Crusted Green-Gold. A rarity within the $5 Liberty gold series, this 1872 dated example is one of only 1,660 struck. Total certified PCGS population is 28 in all AU grades while CAC has approved only 3 at those grades a stark contrast that reminds of the limited amount of choice gold that survives to the present day. Pittsburgh ANA brought this newly offered example with the classic green-gold appearance. Surfaces are so ever lightly crusted with that unquestionable original look. The rarity numbers are easily researched. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1880
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34160615

Choice $1350 Honey-Gold, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. Yet another Osprey Collection offering that would be ideal for a Mint State level U.S. gold type set. Surfaces emit glowing frosted radiance while a bright light exposes the expected honey green-gold coloration. Vibrant cartwheels add to the visual delight. Two obverse contact marks hold this lovely half eagle from a higher grade though the visual appeal is stronger. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1880-CC
Liberty
VF20
NGC
5742591018

Choice $2675 Bettter $5 Carson City Date, Natural Copper-Gold, Choice Surfaces. The 1880-CC $5 gold piece is on the lower end of the survival scale when reviewing the CAC population report. A total of 65 examples have been approved with the bulk of the distribution between EF45 and AU58 at substantially higher premiums. If wishing to own a piece of early Carson City issued gold, this moderately worn example presents a compelling entry point. Surfaces are entirely original with the expected copper-gold patina. A few circulation marks attest to the fact that this lot did circulate in the early frontier period. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The CDN CAC guides stands at $2620 for reference.
Gold G$5 1881
Liberty
MS63
PCGS
39615137

Choice $1000 Glowing Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Coloring, Type Set Candidate. CAC gold continues to be in high demand. Luckily, Hound Dog Dan is able to locate choice gold with excellent eye. This 1881 $5 half eagle offers glowing frosty luster and swirling cartwheels from orange-gold toned surfaces. Strike is complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1887-S
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
46569864

Gem $2950 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Pleasing Honey-Gold Gem. The Osprey Collection is back with a gem 1887-S $5 with the coveted (+) grade. This premium example offers glowing frosted luster along with vibrant cartwheel action when placed under angled lighting. The presentation is engrossing and certain to please fans of the Liberty half eagle series. A fine layer of mint bloom covers the surfaces along with a completed struck. At this grade level, marks are too a minimum. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval and the Fairmont Collection pedigree on the label.
Gold G$5 1888-S
Liberty
MS63
CACG
46044320

Choice $6150 Condition Census Offering, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Presentation, Fully Choice, CACG Holder. Since sporting a mintage of 293,900, the 1888-S $5 gold date is often treated as a "common date" in lower grades though one could argue that the date is scarce in all grades as a starting point. The situation shifts dramatically in Mint State where this date becomes very rare at the choice grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC Grading example at the MS63 certified level. Only three examples have been stickered along with this CACG holdered specimen. The CDN CAC report indicates only one finer at MS64 without pricing guidance. This under appreciated example offers choice surfaces and glowing frosted luster. Under a bright light, the honey green-gold presentation is immediately evident. Worthy of serious consideration by U.S. gold collectors who seek an under appreciated rarity. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
Gold G$5 1890
Liberty
AU58
NGC
5750950004

Choice $3750 Rare Philadelphia Date, Tiny Mintage, Steely Reflectance, Honey Green-Gold, CAC Approval. Given its tiny mintage of 4,240, this 1890 $5 issue is challenging to locate in most grades. GFRC is pleased to be offering an AU58 certified example with CAC approval. Overall coloration is a honey green-gold with lighter shades during angled lighting review. An originally preserved example that has steely fields and moderate reflectance. Fields exhibit some chatter of no consequence. CAC has approved only 17 in all grades with 5 finer. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Gold G$5 1891
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
41436481

Choice $3750 Rare Uncirculated, Superb Rose-Gold Coloring, Completed Strike, Near-Gem. 1891 Philadelphia $5 gold strikes were limited to 61,360 pieces in an era of massive silver coinage output. Most survivors are found with abrasions and/or light wear. At the MS64 level, this grade becomes rare and even more so with CAC approval. PCGS has not certified a single gem specimen, therefore MS64 and MS64+ graded examples are as good as it gets. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the MS64 certified survivors that also has CAC approval. An infrequently seen rose-gold coloring is consistent on both sides. Bright light inspection is a joy given the brilliant frosted luster that explodes off the surfaces. Strike is 100% complete and rounds out the checklist for a designating this offering a near-gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder. Previously sold by GFRC during June 2021 for $4350.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561032

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Rose-Gold Coloring, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light rose-gold. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561136

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6088561157

Choice $1225 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Completed Strike, Ideal for Type, CAC Approval. Part of a small hoard recently purchased by GFRC. This 1893 $5 gold piece offers rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloring is light orange-gold with hints of rose. Accurately graded with minimal abrasions. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1893-S
Liberty
MS64
NGC
6520096002

Choice $2350 Scarce Grade, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Light Honey-Gold, Near-Gem. 1893 San Francisco struck $5 gold was limited to only 224,000 pieces with the date presently scarce in the offered grade and becoming rare in full gem. Brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are readily evident and thoroughly pleasing. This is a minimally abraded example with a single bag mark on the jaw and minor field chatter in the lower right field. PCGS accurately graded this piece and CAC approved. Total CAC population currently stands at 62:1 with nearly all evenly split between the MS63 and MS64 grade along with two finer. The CDN price guide jumps from $2,250 in MS64 to $18,000 in MS65. Our asking price is more than fair and is firm. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval
Gold G$5 1895-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
41453606

Choice $4150 Rare in Mint State, Few Finer CAC Approved, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Osprey Collection. Another San Francisco $5 gold date that sports a reasonable mintage but is rare in choice Mint State. Even in the late 19th century, west coast coinage had few collectors to selectively "put pieces away" for the long term. As a result, the 1895-S date brings a substantial premium when CAC approved. All but 9 of the 45 approved are at the circulated level. The Osprey Collection is offering a choice example that exhibits pretty sparkling frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Coloration is a light honey-gold. Scattered field chatter accounts for the certified grade. Only four are finer. Fairly priced for the rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1901-S
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
43428446

Gem HOLD
$3200
New February 14! Gem $5 Gold Type, Lucious Frosted Luster, Dancing Cartwheels, Complete Strike. If building a premier U.S. gold type set, the challenge lies in locating pieces with intense luster and natural light orange coloring. Abrasions are also an issue to contend with. At the Winter 2021 Baltimore show, this stunning gem was located and added to inventory. 'Lucious" best describes the overall eye appeal under a bright light. Luster is downright intense with dancing cartwheels. Best of all are the lack of marks and pristine area about Liberty's face. An astute collector should put his "big boy pants on" and secure this new offering. As reference, the CDN CAC guide is $3410. A check of the Sales Archive indicate a prior GFRC $3600 sale during August 2023. A buyback and priced accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1905
Liberty
MS64+
NGC
6331828001

Gem $1500 Superb Type Offering, Granular Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold Coloration, Osprey Collection. The 1905 $5 gold issue is ideal for type since there is no date premium associated with a mintage of 302,200. This date is considered slightly scarcer than "common" for those who keep track of gold date rarity. The Osprey Collection has hit a homerun with this example purchased at the Pittsburgh ANA. Tightly textured frosted luster is softly brilliant and thoroughly pleasing under a light source. Coloration is a uniform honey-gold with "dirt" free surfaces. Strike is bold and complete. The MS64+ grade is technically accurate as there is scattered field chatter, however the overall eye appeal won the day at CAC. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
81886508

Choice $1000 Greenish and Orange-Gold, Frosted Luster, Complete Strike, CAC Approval, Retro Old Green Holder. A charming 1907 Liberty $5 gold piece with multi-color gold presentation. Bright light inspection reveals a base layer of green-gold that is overlaid with fine transparent layer of orange patina. Frosted luster is brilliant and delightful. Strike is complete. Accurately graded with popular (+) designation and housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with retro 30th Anniversary old green label. CAC approval validates the originality.
Gold G$5 1907-D
Liberty
65Star
NGC
3221599005

Gem HOLD
$3750
New February 17! Glowing Satiny Luster, Orange Honey-Gold Coloration, . Another Osprey Collection gem find! Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.
Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS64
PCGS
46569876

Gem $4150 Better Philadephia Date, Rich Honey-Gold, Sparkling Frosted Luster. Sparkling frosted luster is the highlight of this gem 1909 half eagle. The application of angled lighting, with my desk lamp, allows the surfaces to radiate light in all directions. Coloration is a rich honey-gold with background greens. A touch of chatter in the upper right reverse field holds this one back from a certified gem opinion. This is a really pretty piece that is certain to please. CAC price guide is $4120 which is consistent with the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$5 1909
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
38932261

Choice $2475 Choice Original.. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction. Clean fields are the hallmark of this near-MS64 example, with only minor chatter present. Scattered shades of ebon color frame the central figures, highlighting the bold Indian and defiant eagle. Luster is exceptional for the grade and the plus designation is clearly warranted. CAC notes 397 coins in all grades, with 114 pieces finer. The CAC price guide value in MS63 is $2,440, advancing to $4,120 in MS64. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
PCGS
21503457

Choice $3200 Orange Green-Gold, Satiny Luster, Near-Gem, Osprey Collection. Thick satiny luster is the primary highlight of this CAC approved 1909-D Indian $5 gold piece. Lighting reflections simply flow across the surfaces with attractive textures. Coloration is a medium orange green-gold and entirely free of toning spots or other anomalies. A full strike further enhances the overall presentation. The CAC population is substantial at the MS64 grade but few have been approved at full gem. As usual, the Osprey Collection offers premium gold for clients including this lovely Indian. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS64
NGC
6331754003

Choice $3100 Ideal Type Coin, Brilliant Satin Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Osprey Collection. The 1909-D $5 Indian is common in Mint State, thus an ideal candidate for type or date set formation. When working with short series, locating those with superior eye appeal should be goal. This Pittsburgh ANA new purchase will fit the bill nicely with its satiny reflectance and uniform honey green-gold presentation. Overall strike is sharp with nicely detailed devices. Overall, a well balance example that would be perfect for type or other collecting goals. Yet another strong offering by the Osprey Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1909-D
Indian
MS63+
PCGS
45336597

Choice $1685 Glowing Satiny Luster, Eye Appeal of a Higher Grade, Honey-Gold Coloration, CAC Approval. This new offering is a perfect $5 Indian type coin given its glowing satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. The strike details on the headband feathers are quite impressive as are the reverse eagle feathers being deeply impressed. Coloration is honey-gold with no visual distraction under a bright light. 10x review reveals some scattered field chattered above the eagle's head which most likely accounts for the (+) grade rather than near-gem certification. CAC approval is fully warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Gold G$5 1910
Indian
MS64
PCGS
43926251

Choice $4350 Glowing Satiny Luster, Honey Green-Gold, Near-Gem Preservation, CAC Approved. The 1910 Indian Head $5 date is the more challenging Philadelphia issue among its peers validated by the CAC population report. At the MS64 grade, the 1910 and 1914 dates have 69 and 62 examples approved respective with other dates being more available. This new purchase is very well preserved and so close to a full GFRC-Gem quality rating. Crisp satiny luster establishes a notable "glow" when activated by the office desk lamp. Surfaces are essentially unabraded on this honey green-gold colored example. If building a premium Indian $5 gold set, this piece would easily establish itself as a long term keeper. As reference, the CDN CAC guide is $4500 with a jump to $18,600 in full gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. The label captures the Fairmont Collection pedigree.
Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS64
PCGS
25542746

Choice $3750 Near-Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. This MS64 example lies surprisingly close to the condition census, with only 11 coins reported finer by CAC, all at the MS65 level. Lustrous, orange-gold color exhibits hints of copper patina throughout. A few ticks above the motto are consistent with the assigned grade. CAC has approved 394 examples total, with 88 coins at the MS64 level. The CAC guide value is $4,200 in MS64 and advances to $14,400 in MS65. This example represents an optimal collector grade, separated from finest known by only a point, but at less than one-third of the cost. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1912
Indian
MS63
NGC
6453767003

Choice $2550 Great Type Candidate, Steely-Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Well Preserved Surfaces. 1912 dated Indian $5 gold is known for its sharp luster and strong strikes. Yet another Summer Baltimore addition, this honey-gold colored example fits the bill. The obverse is pristine while there is one mark at the upper left reverse that is evident in the images. A premium example that is offered at a completive price to the CAC price guide. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$5 1915-S
Indian
AU58
NGC
6063713009

Choice $2350 Crusty Original, Frosted Luster, Honey-Gold, Optimum Value Grade. The 1915-S $5 Indian gold issue is well known for being a major rarity in gem Mint State. Availability increases at the lower Mint State grades for a price while AU58 specimens provide an interesting value point as is the case with this new offering. Crusty surfaces scream originality while bright light viewing exposes sparkling frosted luster. Coloration is honey-gold and is to expectations for the issue. If seeking a 1915-S Indian five, please consider this example as the quality in all there and then some. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
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