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

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

There are 286 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 10, 2018

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

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

Gem $425 Red-Brown, Gem Original Bronze Strike, Accurately Graded, Attractive Eye Appeal. A Red Brown 1864 bronze Indian is a gem at the assigned MS64RB grade level. Vibrant red cartwheel luster at the rims is readily evident when viewing under a light source. Surfaces are blemish free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Overall, an attractive example that should please selective collectors.
Indian 1C 1883 Indian 1883
MS64RB
PCGS
29310992

Choice $295 Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mostly Red Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Part of a quality Indian Head cent lot from the Port Matilda Collection. Full description shortly.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1830 Capped Bust 1830
MS63
PCGS
5787138
LM-13
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Golden Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Undergraded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. What a lovely little gem Capped Bust half dime and better die variety! This 1830 LM-13 is easily attributed by the long obverse die crack from star 6 through the cap and back to right rim between starts 8 and 9. A gorgeous mint state example with vibrant frosty luster that is most pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC GOLD approval validates the current undergraded status as there is no question this piece is full MS64 or better. Again a no question gem original offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection that will please the most selective advanced collector. If you like the images, then the coin in hand will be that much better.
Capped Bust 5C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU58
PCGS
33620081
LM-7
Choice $435 New November 2! LM-7, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Teal-Rose Patina, Eye Appeal, Baltimore New Purchase. A thoroughly pleasing 1832 LM-7 Capped Bust half dime to consider with lightly mirrored fields under the teal-rose toning. Angling under a bright light brings about reflective luster on the obverse and mostly frosty characteristic on the reverse. Obverse is fully struck with nicely defined stars per the GFRC images. Reverse has some weakness at the lower left wing but is forgiven given the overall eye appeal. AU58 with CAC approval is the perfect "value" grade for collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC green bean.
Capped Bust 5C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
AU58
PCGS
81990813
LM-2
Gem $465 New December 8! LM-2 Gem Original, Gorgeous Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Faint Rub. Let's start the description for this gem original 1834 LM-2 Capped Bust half dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering has it all. Frosty cartwheel luster is dynamic and swirls under a light source. Mint frost is seen throughout the fields and devices. Transparent aquamarine-gold covers the obverse while the reverse is toned a light gold. Obverse strike is hammered while the reverse is complete with just a bit more depth on the upper left wing being desirable. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes. The LM-2 die variety is easily attributed by the filled up loop of second S in STATES. Definitely worthy of a gem original quality rating and will be a prized possession of the new owner. Yes, there is a premium on the asking price but premium coins like this will continue to be in high demand on a long term basis. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the advanced collector who wants only the best.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
MS63
PCGS
32831036
V-5 Obverse
Choice $1300 V-5 Obverse, New Indentified Reverse, Choice Original, Rich Obverse Toning, Perfect No Stars Type Offering. June 22 Update: This dime has been identified by LSCC club members as being V-5 late die state paired with new reverse die. At this time, three examples are known inclusive of this example. Surfaces are strictly original with the obverse covered by a transparent aquamarine and golden patina while the reverse is mostly silver gray. I love how the obverse aquamarine center is framed by a large golden ring due to the clean fields not cluttered by stars. Overall strike is deeply impressed and crisp from late die state dies. Bright light viewing is spectacular. Can't you sense how much I like this lovely little half dime? Freshly graded and housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. Once viewing this piece in hand or under bright light, one immediately understands why CAC approval was granted.
Seated 5C 1837 Seated 1837
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
21463436

Choice $565 Small Date, Late Die State, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Golden Patina at Rims, Accurately Graded. Small Date date punch with double ovals forming the 8 digit in the date. This example offers choice surfaces and natural mottled gold patina towards the rims. Residual frosty luster is evident throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse die is in late die state with fragmentation of die steel at Liberty's upper leg below the knee and to the right of the right facing arm. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Accurately graded and above average in surface quality and eye appeal. CAC approval captures these facts.
Capped Bust 5C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Large 5C
EF45
PCGS
31429577
LM-1
Choice $315 Repunched 7, Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform olive gray patina validates the strictly original surfaces on this lovely 1837 capped bust half dime. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. The LM-1 variety attribution is easily seen due to bold repunching under the 7 digit in the date. Grading is accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Typical quality and original eye appeal from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
Large Stars
AU58
PCGS
36678082
V-12
Choice $350 New December 10! V-12, Die Crack Through S13, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold-Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A near gem original 1838 V-12 offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that does not need a long description. The V-12 die pairing features a bold die crack from Liberty's knee to star 13. Surfaces are covered with semi-transparent gold and aquamarine patina. Frosty cartwheel luster is very pleasing under a light source. Strike is complete with well defined wreath leaves on the reverse. Blemishes are limited to one tick above D im Dime. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A most pleasing 1838 half dime with distinctive obverse die crack that identifies the variety.
Seated 5C 1838 Seated 1838
Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
36678081
V-8
Choice $325 New December 10! V-8, Large Obverse Cud Below Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Graded, Superior Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gorgeous 1838 V-8 half dime with huge obverse rim cud that extents from the date up through to the rim opposite Liberty's foot. Surfaces are choice and covered with mottled rose, gold, aquamarine and blue patina. Under a light source. both sides exhibit bold frosty luster with obvious cartwheel effects. Strike is complete. Repunching at star 3 is very pronounced. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another superior offering that was pulled from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco housing some fabulous Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1838O Seated 1838-O
No Stars
EF40
NGC Fatty
299771017

Choice $2250 Rare Date and Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. A richly toned 1838 New Orleans strike that is so choice and covered with gun metal gray and blues. For those familiar with the 1838-O half dime date, many are seen with weak strikes and terrible obverse details. This example is atypical and offers bold design detail. Significant as the first New Orleans half dime issue, and the only O-mint variety without stars. Also scarce with PCGS population report indicating only 17 graded at combined EF40-45 level. Housed in NGC Fatty holder (Generation 5 1992-1997) coupled with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
36678084
V-5
Choice $290 New December 10! V-5, Die Crack Star 4, Near Gem Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Hammered Strike, An Exceptional Example, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Near gem original 1839 New Orleans V-5 example with the characteristic die crack through star 4. Pristine surfaces offer residual luster. Large gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, golden shades are exposed. Strike is hammered with aboslutely no points of weakness. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another exceptional offering Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has been graded and CAC reviewed. All the work has been done by GFRC and now time for a collector to scoop up this great example.
Seated 5C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
AU50
PCGS
36678086
V-4
Choice $265 New December 10! No Drapery, V-4, Choice Original, Light Gray/Brown Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful 1840 No Drapery example with choice original surfaces. Obverse is covered by brownish-gray patina while even gun metal gray coloring is uniform across the reverse. Both sides are fully struck with die clashing on the reverse. Under a bright light, frosty cartwheel luster remains. The coloring shifts to mostly gold and shades of aquamarine. A splendid offering that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album of Liberty Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1842O Seated 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
36678091
V-1, V-2, V-3
Choice $750 New December 10! Better Date, Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Aquamarine Toning, Reflective Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Let's start this 1842-O descriptiuon with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. One of the key dates in the Liberty Seated half dime series and full R6 in EF of better. This 1842-O example is well above average in terms of eye appeal and surface preservation. My initial grade assessment when sending this piece into PCGS was an AU50 grade. Why? Under a bright the field produce reflective luster from lightly mirrored fields on the obverse. The resulting EF40 grade apperared to be too conservative with some redemption with CAC approval. Obverse toned a uniform gun metal gray-aquamarine while the reverse features a rose center and light blue ring toning at the wreath and periphery. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved only thirteen (13) examples in all grades. A near gem original specimen at R6 grade rarity per Al Blythe in the DLRC Press Guidebook on Liberty Seated half dimes. An exceptional offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is attractively priced.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 1844-O
Small O
EF45
NGC
91261017
V-2
Choice $1450 New October 20! V-2, Small O, Medal Turn Reverse Alignment, Series Key Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . The 1844-O date is one of the challenging key dates in the Liberty Seated half dime series. There are two different size mintmarks; V-1 Medium O and V-2 Small O. The V-2 variety is often found with a reverse that uses medal turn die alignment rather than normal coin turn alignment. Actually for V-2 strikes, the normal coin turn die alignment is rarer than the medal turn. Now that we understand the background, let's focus on this choice original V-2 example. Just back from CAC review where it received a green bean due to strictly original surfaces along with circulated eye appeal and being accurately graded. Dark vedigris is seen on the reverse as further validation of the unmolested surfaces. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Now we add CAC approval. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please selective buyers.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 1844-O
F15
PCGS
36678094
V-2
Choice $725 New December 10! V-2, Small O, Coin Turn Reverse Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Key Date, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has regular coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Regardless of heavy circulation, this survivor is blemish free other than a tiny rim mark at star 5. CAC approval validates the strict originality. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another lovely Seated half dime offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has recently seen PCGS grading and CAC review.
Seated 5C 1848 Seated 1848
Medium Date
AU58
PCGS
36678097
V-2
Choice $385 New December 10! Medium Date, V-2, Repunched 48 Digits, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Copper Gold Obverse Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Just a Hint of Rub, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Another exceptional Liberty Seated half dime from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Regardless of being a Seated dime collector, I'm falling in love with this gorgeous half dime. Mintage is a reasonable 668,000 but PCGS population report indicates a low survival rate in AU58 or better. Rich copper gold patina covers the obverse while reverse has similar gold coloring at the peripheries. Strike is absolutely hammered and frosty cartwheel luster is most pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this offering as it will not last long.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 New October 20! Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF40
PCGS
36678099
V-1
Choice $825 New December 10! Only EF Example CAC Approved, V-1, Choice Original, Better Date, Gray-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Low mintage of 140,000 and low CAC population make this 1849-O half dime, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, a compelling offering and JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS population is both EF grades is a scant 13 pieces while CAC approval population report indicates a single piece approved; this offering!!! The Peterson example is no question original with choice surfaces. Gray-gold patina covers both sides with traces of residual luster when viewed under a light source. Strike is typical for the date as nearly all have weak head and gown lines. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration and much better in hand than the GFRC images.
Seated 5C 1852O Seated 1852-O
VF20
PCGS
19706907

Choice $200 New November 2! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded and Underrated. Mintage of only 260,000 with single digit PCGS populations in nearlry all grades. One of the nine (9) certified at VF20 grade level and quiite choice at that certification. Gray patina covers both sides with brown shades on the obverse and more of a pure gun metal gray on the reverse. Surfaces are pristine and entirely blemish free. CAC has only approved 24 in all grade and further testiment to date scarcity. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Believe me that this piece brings excellent value as a date plus preservation state.
Seated 5C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU55
NGC
34039902
V-1a
Choice $725 New October 20! No Arrows, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Reverse Bullseye Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 135,000 but with most being melted as the silver weight and value was higher than face value. The Mint Act of February 21, 1853 brought an end to 1853 No Arrows production in favor of lighter silver weight planchets and subsequent arrows usage for tracking the new silver coinage. This surviving example is a magnificent piece with frosty cartwheel luster and choice original surfaces. Obverse is toned a uniform rose-gold while the reverse offers a lovely sky blue perpheral rings that nicely frames a light rose center. Obverse strike is hammered with deep fields and high relief stars. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Just back from CAC review where this piece was rewarded with CAC green bean status. I'm not surprised given the old time quality. A special offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1853O Seated 1853-O
No Arrows
EF40
PCGS OGH
3228274
V-1
Choice $2950 New October 20! Key Date, Rare EF/AU, Gray-Rose Patina, Completely Struck, Residual Luster, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. 1853-O No Arrows strikes have a limited mintage of 160,000 but many were melted as a result of the silver planchet weight change during that year. A single die pair produced the entire mintage and is easily recognized by a very weak date. Many survivors are weakly struck according to Blythe with the 1 and 8 digits worn away in mid to lower circulated grades. The numismatic hobby is lucky to have this surviving example from the Dr. Glenn Peterson collection that have been off the market for decades. Housed in a PCGS old green holder with conservative grading as I though this piece was full EF45 when first inspected. Rather it is graded EF40. Fields provide ample residual luster under a light source. Surfaces are toned with thin rose-gold and blue patina that will have a net gray apperance during in hand viewing. Strike is excellent. Just back from CAC with green bean approval. If hunting for an 1853-O No Arrows upgrade for a date and mintmark set, then now is the time to take immediate action. Coins of this rarity and quality will not sit around too long.
Seated 5C 1856 Seated 1856
AU55
NGC
2141349002

Choice $225 Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Typical 1856 Date Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Rich gun metal gray patina covers both sides and is more transparent on the reverse to the underlying satiny luster. A typical 1856 strike with missing denticles. Surfaces are blemish free. Housed in old NGC holder with standard insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and choice surfaces along with accurate grading. A solid Liberty Seated half dime offering from Jim Postin.
Seated 5C 1858 Seated 1858
MS63
PCGS
18683216

Choice HOLD
$360
Perfect Type Coin, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Sky Blue and Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Heavy Reverse Clashing. The 1858 Seated half dime date is consider common therefore an inexpensive candidate for a mint state type set. But the quality and eye appeal must be there; this offering features both. Vibrant frosty luster consistent with a higher grade is immediately noted during first viewing under a light source. Sky blue and gold toning is quite transparent to the underlying luster. Strike is typical. Reverse has heavily die clashing between denomination and right wreath devices. Blemish wise, there is one faint hairline seen between HALF and dime when swirling under a light source. This fact may explain the conservatively assigned MS63 grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert plus CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 1858-O
MS64
PCGS
35530653

Choice $625 New October 16! Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Golden Patina, Hammered Strike, Clashed Dies, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An ideal Liberty Seated half dime candidate for mint state type set or for a high end half dime date and mintmark set. This little near gem has many positive attributes to consider. First is the frosty cartwheel luster on both sides that is fully uninterrupted. Then there is the hammered strike with high relief stars and bold main devices. Finally, a faint gold film validates the strict originality. Heavy die clashing is seen on obverse and reverse. A bit more luster would push this piece into the MS65 graded level as there are no blemishes to hold back on a technical bases. An accurately graded mint state half dime that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 1858-O
MS64
NGC
22199301

Gem $700 New October 21! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Well Struck, Cracked Reverse, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1858-O strike that is worthy of an advanced Seated half dime collection. Frosty luster is bold and brilliant with crisp cartwheel effects. Aquamarine-blue patina is predominate along with rose coloring. Strike is well executed. Multiple reverse die cracks connect the legend and ribbon ends to the denticles. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is just back from CAC. CAC green bean rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and fair grading.
Seated 5C 1863 Seated 1863
PF64
NGC
616402001

Gem HOLD
$995
Gem Original, Fiery Mirrors, Dual Sided Rainbow Patina, Completely Struck, So Pleasing . An absolutely gorgeous Civil War era Liberty Seated half dime proof to consider. I don't typically stock proof coinage unless special and with superior eye appeal. When offered this piece at the Baltimore show, it was difficult to not add to inventory given the fiery mirrors and rainbow toning through both sides. GFRC images just begin to illustrate the overall eye appeal. Under a bright light, this piece is simply stunning and quite the conversation piece for the new owner. On a technical basis, there is one obverse hairline in the right field from right facing arm to legend that could justifies the MS64 grade level. However, the mirrors and toning are consistent with a higher gradede. Housed in early generation NGC holder immediately after Fatties. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion due to the incredible originality and conservative grading. Special attention is warranted for this differentiated 1863 proof half dime.
Seated 5C 1865 Seated 1865
MS63
PCGS OGH
4755460

Choice $1750 New October 21! Important Civil War Philadelphia Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Crusty Obverse Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 13,000 with low survival rate. PCGS has only certified nine (9) in MS63 and twelve (12) at the MS64 level. This survivor is perfectly original with crusty gray-gold patina and semi transparent sky blue coloring on the reverse. The reverse offers satiny cartwheel luster while obverse luster is limited by the thick patina. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded with fresh CAC approval. An important offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection for serious fans of the Liberty Seated half dime series.
Seated 5C 1867 Seated 1867
PF63
NGC Fatty
25558008
V-1
Choice $700 New October 21! Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The proof 1867 half dime is a low-mintage issue that blends in with most of the other Liberty Seated half dime proofs of its era. Mintage is 625 piece. This offering is 100% original with thick patina on both sides. Coloring is a combination of gray, brown and blues. Reflective luster is limited by the crusty patina. This example is accurately graded at the PF63 level due to subdued luster and a few roller lines on the upper left wreath. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that requests a new home in another advanced collection.
Seated 5C 1868S Seated 1868-S
AU55
PCGS
28669105

Choice $245 Choice Original, Dirty Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, Twins Lakes Collection. This lovely 1868 San Francisco strike is perfectly original and worthy of consideration. Obverse is covered with a dirty olive gold patina while the reverse is mostly gold shades. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster comes into play and is more active on the reverse due to thinner patina. Bright light coloring shift between light to dark gold. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another great offering from the Twins Lake Collection that will please the new owner.
Seated 5C 1871 Seated 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

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

Gem $1795 Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Untoned Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A spectacular 1873 San Francisco gem half dime strike with razor-sharp definition on the design elements. Surfaces are well-preserved and radiate brilliant prooflike reflectivity along with vibrant satiny mint luster. PCGS population is only six at the MS66 grade level with two certified finer. This special Winesteven Collection example is within or close to the condition census for the date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval and seeking a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated half dime sets extant.
Buffalo 5C 1913 Buffalo 1913
Type 1 Reverse
MS66
PCGS
36266037

Gem $325 Superb Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Steely Gray with Blues, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Susquehana Collection. A superb gem example of the 1913 Type 1 Buffalo design and ideal for a high grade type set. Strike is hammered and worthy of a premium by itself. Then add satiny gray surfaces with some embedded blues to enhance the eye appeal. Bright light viewing exposes cartwheel luster on both sides. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. This gorgeous piece has been priced between MS66 and MS66+ money and is worth every penny. Off the market for decades and now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Sourced from Bowers & Ruddy by the Susquehana Collection and presently time to sell.
Buffalo 5C 1917D Buffalo 1917-D
AU58
PCGS
34247782

Choice $435 Slightly Better Date, Choice Original, Lustrous Cartwheel Gray, Accurately Graded. 1917 Denver strikes are a slightly better date with substantial price increases in MS63 or better. This lovely example offers active luster with gray surfaces. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wholesome Buffalo nickel that deserves consideration if building an AU or better date and mintmark set.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
STATESOF
VG8
PCGS
81785787
JR-5
Choice $625 STATESOF, Choice Original, Gray Field, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the popular 1814 JR-5 STATESOF die variety with old time gray-rose patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Gray-rose centers are also nicely framed by ebony surrounding stars and legend. It would be difficult to imagine a nice example at the VG08 grade level. Obverse has two ancient horizontal lines that are toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for the attractive 1814 dime.
Capped Bust 10C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Small O
EF40
PCGS
27856689
JR-7
Choice $695 Small 0, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, A Pleasing Example. Adding quality Capped Bust dimes to inventory remains challenging. When this well preserved 1820 JR-7 dime was offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA show, it was immediately added to inventory. I love the well preserved surfaces and natural gray patina that offers subtle gold hues under a light source. Residual mint frost is seen around the date punch and reverse olive branch. Strike is typical for the JR-7 die pairing. The ebony lines are toning. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality open collar Capped Bust dime offering from the selective collector.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 New December 8! Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
AU55
PCGS
83629863
JR-13
Choice $925 Scarce Die Variety, Choice Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1827 brought the last year of open collar Capped Bust dime production. 1827 mintage exceeded one million with 13 different die pairng from nine obverses and ten reverse dies. The JR-13 die pairing results from single usage of obverse and reverse die. Example can be located in the lower circulated grades but finding quality AU and mintage specimens will take patience. GFRC is pleased to be offering this CAC approval example that is accurately graded at the AU55 grade level. Obverse is nicely detailed with satiny cartwheel luster that swirls across peripheral sky blues and rose gray center. Reverse is toned a uniform copper gold with a blue arc at the extreme rims. Strike is consistent with that stated in the Davis, Logan, McCloskey reference; obverse is well struck while the reverse will have weak denticles over STATES OF. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
MS64
PCGS
33698966
F-110
Gem $1800 Gem Original, Cracked Obverse #2 Early Die State, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gorgeous Old Album Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. An important offering of the Shattered Obverse #2 early die state that is a substantial challenge in mint state. The obverse of this lovely gem dime has the star 1 attribution point about touching the rock. A die crack proceeds from the right side of the shield on through the rock underneath Liberty's foot/sandal and exits to the rim. The reverse exhibts heavy die clashing upward from the E in DIME and right of the E in ONE. Superior eye appeal is the hallmark of this coin along with satiny luster. Both obverse and reverse centers are toned with a light orange gold that transitions to deep blues at the immediate rims. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A pleasing Liberty Seated dime offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
84741107
F-107
Choice $1285 Choice Original, Classic Gold-Blue Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Very Pleasing. A gorgeous offering that deserves special consideration. This 1839 F-107 Seated dime is very well balanced with notable eye appeal. Undisturbed frosty cartwheel luster is evident throughout obverse and reverses. Surfaces are perfectly original with classic copper gold and faint blue patina. Strike is well executed. This is a late die state F-107 example with bold die crack from 12:00 down through Liberty's head and stops at the gown line. Right field stars are also connected with die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the choice original surfaces, attractive grading and old time eye appeal.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
Large O
AU55
NGC
4189857001
F-105
Choice $1050 Ex. Kam Ahwash, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. An important 1839-O F-105 dime with pedigree directly back to Kam Ahwash including his 1979 flip and hand written notes. This lovely dime was purchase by GFRC through an intermediate collector in the original Ahwash flip and then sold raw to the Denver Collection consignor during March 2015. The Denver Collection consignor did the heavy lifting with grading and CAC approval. Now this historically significant dime is back to the market. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident along with faint gold patina. Strike is complete with high relief stars and nearly every horizontal shield lines well defined with only slight wear impacting the center area. Choice original 1839-O dimes are quite challenging to locate at the higher AU grades and in mint state. A superior offering from the Denver Collection that is housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. The original Kam Ahwash flip and hand written insert is included with the purchase to validate the pedigree. The Insert reads, "Nice Luster, Slider UNC, AU55".
Seated 10C 1840 Seated 1840
No Drapery
MS63
PCGS
12600953
F-102
Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Light Pewter Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Let's start the description for this lovely 1840 F-102 No Drapery dime with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. PCGS grading is quite conservative as this dime is so well balanced in terms of originality, eye appeal and strike. When building my own Liberty Seated dime set, these parameters guided me to above average purchases for money spent. This 1840 dime fits the bill and would have been acquired if still in the market at the MS63/MS64 grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered transparent pewter-gold patina. Cartwheel luster is active with a frosty texture. Since this piece was struck from the early F-102 die pairing, the dies are fresh and the strike is hammered. Fields blemishes are to an abolute minimum. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A superior offering from the Newtown Collection that deserves immediate attention. Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the purchase.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $35000 Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse, Finest Extant, Gem Original, Greer Guidebook Plate Coin, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 1, Greer 102, Transitional Large O Closed Bud Reverse. Struck in early 1841 at the New Orleans mint with a left over Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 due to lack of die shipment of the new Open Bud reverse design. Greer indicates that "transitional Large and Small O dimes were struck from leftover 1840-O reverse dies most likely before the arrival of the first reverse dies of 1841 Open Bud which were delivered on Apri 7, 1841. Mint records for 1841 show 160,000 dimes were delivered from New Orleans prior to April of that year. I believe that these were deliveries included the Closed Bud 1841-O dimes, as well as many dated 1840-O. The extreme rarity of both closed bud varieties indicates a very small mintage." Collectors have been attempting for years to cherrypick examples due to substantial premiums in all grades. I consider both the Large and Small O Transitional Closed Bud dimes to be key entries in the Top 100 Liberty Seated Dime Variety set. Large O Closed Bud dimes can be located in lower circulated grades between AG and VF. Most will be found with problems due to lengthy time in circulation. Obtaining problem free and original examples in EF or better will require a long term collecting horizon as few are known. Once obtained, these specimens will typical reside in an advanced seated coinage collection for multiple years. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Transitional Rev Large O, FS-902". A very special offering for the advanced collector who desires the finest numismatic properties and a piece of numismatic history given the Greer Guidebook plate coin pedigree.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS OGH
3298678
F-103
Choice $1950 Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, Medium O, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Gerry Fortin Top 100 Varieties Collection. Ahwash 3, Greer 101, Medium O, Shattered Reverse Die of 1841. Reverse C for the 1842-O date is a left over die from 1841. It was previously labeled as the 1841 Reverse D. When reused in 1842, the die has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. It is likely that this reverse was lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated 1842-O examples are seen struck from this die pair with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety. The offered example is the Fortin web-book plate coin and off the market for over a decade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform light gold patina and blemish free. Just try finding a better example at the AU grade level given the badly lapped reverse die and low survival rates in AU and Mint State graded. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU50
PCGS
25063536
F-105
Gem $1500 Gem Original, Old Album Reverse Bullseye Toning, Superior Bright Light Eye Appeal, Well Struck For Date, Kansas Collection. A gem original 1842-O F-105 example that is worthy of the finest Liberty Seated dime collections. During in hand viewing, surfaces are mostly light gray with rainbow bullseye toning on the reverse. Tilting this piece under a bright light brings about a seriously pleasurable viewing experience which is captured in the images. Fields are esentially blemish free with just a touch of micro chatter within left field that is of no consequence. This lovely 1842-is all about the bright light luster and rainbow toning. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A superb offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 10C 1843 Seated 1843
MS64
PCGS OGH
2283808
F-104
Choice $2050 Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Pastel Mint-Gold, Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection . Late Die F-104, No Repunching on 8 Digit. 1843 Philadelpha strikes are relative available in circulated grades and in lower mint state grades. At the MS64 grade level, this date becomes quite scarce with limited auction appearance. This near gem example was purchased by the Newtown Collection from Heritage April 2016 auction at a strong hammer price due to old time originality and CAC approval. A most attractive example that is fully struck with satiny luster and original toning that consists of mint-gold, rose and aquamarine hues. Housed in PCGS old green holder with completely warranted CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection that belongs in another advanced Liberty Seated dime collection.
Seated 10C 1844 Seated 1844
EF45
PCGS OGH
4131529

Choice HOLD
$1550
New December 8! Very Scarce at EF45 Grade Level, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely example of the 1844 Little Orphan Annie dime that is housed in PCGS old green holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to the choice original surfaces. Both sides are covered with uniform crusty original gray patina. Toning is thicker on the reverse. Strike is well executed with only the gown line and one leaf in the left wreath having a bit more strike depth opportunity. Surfaces are so well preserved with no blemishes. This date is easily available at the Good through Very Fine grade levels but becomes very scarce in EF and rare in AU. An important opportunity for any collector building a set of Liberty Seated dimes by date and mintmark.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
NGC
3418853004
F-101
Choice $575 Gorgeous Peripheral Toning, Choice Original, Frosty Center Luster, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. Substantial eye appeal is at hand with this choice original 1845 F-101 dime. Multi-color peripheral toning graces both obverse and reverse with deep aquamarine shades on the reverse. Untoned center regions offer frosty cartwheel luster. Bright light viewing is an absolute joy due to the interactions between perpheral colors and underlying luster. Strike is complete. Blemishes are limited to one field mark between DIME and the ribbon bows that is not distracting. Originally part of the Gerry Fortin reference collection until sold into the Denver Collection. Housed in newer NGC holder with with edge view insert and CAC approval. A special early date Liberty Seated dime offering that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
29760200

Choice $700 Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Crusty Olive-Gold, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Great Type Coin Offering. Hubbed Arrows and Date hub design. This super 1853 with arrows dime is 100% original with crusty olive-gold obverse patina and light burnt gold coloring on the reverse. Surfaces produce frosty cartwheel that is more pronounced on the reverse due to the lighter toning. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality and overall eye appeal. A great potential With Arrows type coin for fans of old time surfaces.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
35753572

Choice $715 New December 8! With Arrows Type, Hubbed Arrows and Date, Choice Original, Old Album Radial Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck. Spectacular eye appeal due to old album toning and complete strike. Frosty luster is active on both sides with cartwheel action under a light source. Surfaces are choice with olive-gold patina covering the obverse while the reverse offers beautiful old album ring toning. Rose center is nicely framed by light blue followed by thin golden arc at the denticles. Struck from hubbed arrows and date obverse die without die cracks therefore unable to render an attribution. Strike is hammered with every device detail sharply defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful offering for a type set or inclusion in a regular Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
F15
PCGS
27390603
F-101
Choice $425 No Arrows, Choice Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray, Accurately Graded. 1853 No Arrows specimens are so difficult to locate as compared to the omnipresent With Arrows counterpart struck later in 1853 with reduced weight planchets. This example is strictly original and choice with just honest wear. Surfaces are completely blemish free and toned a light medium gray. Always in demand by date and mintmark set collectors. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder with edge insert. CAC approval recognized the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
F-102
Choice HOLD
$1150
Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original.. Consignor Purchase: Reduced Asking Price. September 2018 E-Gobrecht Cracked, Shattered and Terminal plate coin! One of the key varieties to the Top 100 Varieties set due to a spectacular obverse die crack that extends from Liberty's head down through stars 9 - 13 and across the date digits into the left rim below star 1. The die break is severe with shelf metal throughout most of the die crack and one of the latest die states seen. Why this die held together is a function of being use as an anvil die in the production press. If the hammer die (reverse) were as cracked as the obverse, then it would probably have broken apart with a large cud forming. Now that we have discussed the background, let's review this crusty original example. Crusty is the operative word for the thick brown-gray patina that covers obverse and reverse. Surfaces are strictly original, never messed with and choice at the assigned grade level. Reverse strike is surprisingly good given the obverse die degradation. The obverse is weakly struck at the gown line and lower leg, which is typical for the variety. Grading the F-102 variety is better accomplished on the reverse. Fresh from CAC review sumission by Grey Soldier where it was awarded green bean approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Ex. Indiana Collection too. Yet another quality Top 100 Varieties offering from GFRC.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 New October 21! Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10c 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
AU53
PCGS
30447898
F-121
Choice $275 Repunched 8, Light Olive Gray, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Collection and Web-Book Plate Coin. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS67
NGC Fatty
233934002
F-107
Gem $7800 Superb Gem, Stunning Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine Centers, Golden Peripheries, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Fatty Holder. An essentially unimprovable 1859 F-107 specimen that belongs in the finest Liberty Seated dime sets being assembed. This examples is perfectly balanced with frosty cartwheel luster that is alive and brilliant. The luster activates thin layers of aquamarine and peripheral gold on both sides. Strike is hammered with diagonal die polish lines behind Liberty. In hand inspection will immediately win the hearts of the most selective collectors. I've not had a chance to visit the early 1990s era auction catalog to discover the pedigree. This could be a fun exercise for the new owner. Conservatively graded and housed in second generation NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. I'm even tempted to place this one into my own mint state Seated dime set as so stunning.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS65
NGC
1804215019
F-107
Gem $2200 Gem Original, Gorgeous Peripheral Sky Blue Toning, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. An eye catching 1859 F-107 dime with classic iridescent toning that is nicely framed by a peripheral sky blue ring and lighter internal burnt gold shades. Toning rings are consistent on both sides. Strike is typical for the date with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and within the upper Left wreath devices. A careful 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey Collection and important set building opportunity for the sophisticated collector.
Seated 10C 1859 Seated 1859
MS64
PCGS
84690014
F-107
Choice $1150 Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Osprey Collection. 1859 dimes are notorious for being poorly struck. Most will be found with partial heads, stars or wreath leaves. The F-107 die pairing is the best chance for locating a full struck 1859 dime. A hammered strike is immediately evident on this lovely example from the Osprey Collection. Not only is this piece boldly struck, but the frosty white cartwheel luster is dazzling under a bright light. Accurately graded as there are a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field when viewing under a light source. Otherwise, I could see this dime graded at the MS65 level. Housed in new 2015 style holder with CAC approval. An important upgrade possibility for GFRC community members building an complete Seated dime date and mintmark set.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 1861
Type 2 Obverse
AU50
PCGS
81862194
F-104
Choice $185 New November 12! F-104, Type 2 Obverse, Old Album Aquamarine-Rose and Gray Patina, Well Struck, Massachusetts Collection. A heavily toned 1861 Type 2 obverse dime that probably saw a lenghty storage period in old sulfur paper envelope. In hand viewing suggest gray and ebony primary colors. However, placing this 1861 Philadelphia strike under a bright light brings a dramatic change to the eye appeal. Obverse shifts to aquamarine center surrounded by rose-gold at the periphery. The reverse is a kaleidoscope of colors including mottled orange and aquamarine in the center surrounded by deeper greens and ebony. Typical strike for a With Legend dime. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Recently upgraded by the Massachusetts Collection and searching for a new home.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 New October 30! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Low population at PCGS and CAC. The divestment of my collection is helping supply the long standing demand for CAC approved examples in the marketplace. A crusty original example that was purchased from Brian Greer way back during 1993. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collection and plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 New November 2! F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
26678703
F-112
Original $70 Crusty Original Gray, Honest Wear, CAC Approval.. Blemish free surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that is strictly original. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Definitely an inexpensive type coin with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66+
PCGS
33170725
F-121
Gem $1450 Chin Whiskers Obverse, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Blast White Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. Amazing how GFRC presently has two magnificent 1875 F-121 Chin Whiskers dimes in inventory at the same time. This example is from the important Woodlands Collection and also belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled. Mint frost is evenly distributed throughout the obverse and reverse main devices and surrounding fields. Frosty cartwheel luster has a creamy texture and is pleasing. Strike is complete with the unpolished lathe cutting lines on lower obverse crisply defined along with the "chin whiskers". Other than a tiny contact mark to the left of the date, surfaces are perfect. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS has graded only seven at the MS66+ level with six better. GFRC is pleased to have two of the seven MS66+ 1875 dimes in inventory at once. A fine numismatic property from the Woodlands Collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS66
PCGS
25234233
F-106
Gem $1700 New November 6! Rare Variety, Misplaced 5 in Base, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Toning, Tied for Finest Known, Indiana Collection. An exceptional 1875 F-106 offering that features a misplaced ball and lower loop of 5 digit in the base. Obverse die is also heavily clashed. The reverse has missing upper right bar at D(I)ME and the upper left bar of DI(M)E. This is a challenging variety to locate as careful attention is necessary to isolate the misplaced ball and loop of the 5 digit from the background shapes in the base. Dimes grading EF or better are the best candidates for cherry picking. No examples were reported between 1992 (first reported by Greer) and 2013. The Greer plate coin was sold into the Fortin reference collection during June 1995. Then during November 2013, another example apperared in the Eric P Newman/Col. Green Heritage sale that graded NGC MS66 CAC. A third example was located during July 2015 by GFRC which graded PCGS MS66 CAC and was sold into the Indiana Collection. Now that exceptional specimen is back on the market and is the plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Fully struck with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. Under a light source, satiny cartwheel luster is vibrant and so pleasing. Toning is intermixed rose-gold and aquamarine. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering for the collector who wants the finest in his collection.
Seated 10C 1875 Seated 1875
MS65
PCGS
18084393
F-103
Gem $750 Excessively Rusted Obverse, Thick Gold and Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. The 1875 F-103 die pairing is easily attributed by an excessively rusted obverse die. This PCGS MS65 example is strict original with gem surfaces. Frosty cartwheel luster is bold and action under a light source. Obverse is toned an even copper gold while the reverse is covered by a thick gray skin. Device details within the GFRC images are limited by the excessive rust on the obverse and the darker reverse toning that provides limited contrast between fields and major devices. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC green bean recognized the strict originality and luster consistent with the MS65 grade level. Another fine numismatic property from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
MS63
PCGS
35967513
F-134
Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Thick Crusty Olive-Brown Patina, Blue Rims, Late Die State Die Cracks, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval effective mid September 2018 so back to the top of the 30 day price list. Since being a fan of strict originality throughout all grade levels, I could not pass up this perfectly original 1876 Carson City dime when offered to GFRC at the Philadelphia ANA. This piece is a case study in the appearance of a mint state Seated dime if allowed to naturally tone over a long period of time. A completely struck and late die state example of the 1876-CC F-134 die pairing with heavily reverse die doubling at the denomination. Surfaces are covered with a thick crusty gray-brown skin along with peripheral blues. Regardless of the thick toning, mint frost is evident throughout Liberty's upper body and lower gown folds. This example was struck from late die state dies that are cracked. Die cracks encircle the obverse through the legend and date. On the reverse, die cracks are seen throughout the wreath coupled with a nice rim cud at 11:30. This piece is accurately graded and housed in new 2015 style holder without CAC attempt. Heading to CAC if not sold by Labor Day.
Seated 10C 1876S Seated 1876-S
Type 1 Reverse
MS63
NGC
296868002
F-112
Choice $485 Very High Level Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the mid 1990s timeframe. The Type 1 Reverse F-112 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during November 1996 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1878CC Seated 1878-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55
NGC
3832833018
F-102
Choice HOLD
$1650
Only CAC Approved AU55, Rare F-102 Type 2 Reverse, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Purchased during October 1989 from the Bob Levi collection at Maine Gold & Silver and a mainstay Liberty Seated dime in the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection since that time. This is the F-102 plate coin within The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors online reference. A choice original example of the Type 2 reverse F-102 die variety that never required upgrading as so perfect for the grade. Surfaces are well preserved with silver gray patina and ample residual luster. All 1878-CC Type 2 reverse dies were lapped before usage. The F-102 reverse die was less aggressively lapped as compared to the reverse dies for die pairing F-103 and F-104 resulting in a better residual device balance between obverse and reverse. For F-103 and F-104, a full two point grade difference is possible on well circulated examples. This lovely piece is housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The only AU55 graded example, at either TPG, with CAC approval. There is only one AU58 approved by CAC before entering the mint state grades. It is difficult to part with this special friend, but the time has come.
Seated 10C 1879 Seated 1879
PR64
PCGS
02880022
F-102
Choice $785 Near Gem Original, Gray, Rose and Blue Patina, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Fully Struck, Accurate Grading. A near gem 1879 proof strike with attractive in hand and bright light toning. The F-102 die pairing is easily attributed by a weakly hubbed base above the 879 digits and was used for both proof and circulation strikes. Surfaces are perfect original with rose gray hues during in hand inspection. Adding a light source exposes reflective sky blue and rose mirrored fields. Overall strike is well executed and there are no blemishes whatsoever. The assigned PR64 grade captures the available reflective luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
PR66+CAM
PCGS
25505304
F-101
Gem $2395 New November 25! F-101, Spectacular Cameo Proof, Watery Mirrors, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular type coin collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this high grade 1882 Cameo proof that is only one of four graded at the PCGS MS66+ Cameo level. I have seen two of the other specimens at this grade level and they are heavily toned as compare to the bold eye appeal of this lightly toned example. Both sides feature watery mirrors and highly reflective cartwheel lustrous. A faint gold skin is seen at the peripheries. The strike is pinpoint-sharp and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. Eye appeal is superior and consistent with duplicates from the Winesteven Collection. Last CoinFacts record dates back to January 2013 with HA priced realized of $2820. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert along with CAC approval. A magnificent duplicate from the Winesteven Collection.
Seated 10C 1882 Seated 1882
MS63
PCGS
1307028
F-105
Choice $375 Misplaced 8 in Base, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appealing Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder and accurately graded with fresh CAC approval. The F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. Purchased during April 1994 and sitting in a Maine bank box since that time. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
34477332
F-107
Gem $695 Gorgeous Rose-Blue Toning, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Lots of Eye Appeal . A gorgeous 1885 Liberty Seated dime for a collector assembling an advanced mint state set. One would be hard pressed to upgrade this MS65 due to the old time originality and beautiful toning. Let's start with vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that activates the colorful patina. Obverse is mostly gold-rose with some blues. Rose dominates the reverse with a lovely sky blue arc at the rim. Strike is excellent for the F-107 die variety as these come weak on the upper obverse. Actually, this high grade F-107 revealed a die defect on D(I)ME that needs to be captured in the web-book. Therefore, this example will become the new F-107 web-book plate coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Viewing this lovely piece in hand would immediately explain the CAC approval. Images to be loaded once in Florida office.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS66
NGC
548956003
F-112
Gem $950 Superb Gem Original, Vibrant Aquamarined-Golden Cartwheel Luster. Accurately Graded, Florida Collection. A superb gem with perfectly original surfaces. One immediately notes the vibrant satiny cartwheel luster that eminates through transparent aquamarine and golden hues. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness in the left wreath devices. The untoned obverse ares makes photographing this dime challenging as balancing color between deeply toned and untoned surfaces is difficult for the camera and during my image processing. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another offering from the Florida Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 10C 1886 Seated 1886
MS65
PCGS
5765223
F-105
Gem $1225 Repunched 86 Digits, Gem Original, Golden Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, One of the Finest Examples of F-105 Variety, Conservatively Graded, Cleveland Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and the F-105 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Repunching of the 86 digits is well defined and easily seen in the images. One of the finest F-105 examples known while assembling the "web-book". Surfaces offer bold frosty luster with dazzling cartwheel effects. A transparent golden skin covers both sides. Conservatively graded and housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval is obviously warranted given the super originality, bold luster and eye appeal. Sold into the Cleveland Collection's Top 100 Variety set several years ago and now back on the market for the next passionate collector.
Seated 10C 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
PCGS
15023182
F-116
Gem $935 Gem Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Perpherial Toning, Conservative Grading, Newtown Collection. Ex. Osprey Collection. A spectular 1889 Seated dime with glowing frosty luster. Surface toning is limited to golden and rose shades mostly concentrated near the rims. Strike is typical for With Legend dimes during the 1882 through 1891 era. There is weakness at Liberty's head and on the upper left wheat grains as is frequently seen. Eye appeal is high due to brilliant frosty luster that dominates during in hand and bright light viewing. This lovely dime is housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and is conservatively graded. In summary, luster, surfaces, color and grading fully warrant CAC approval on this Newtown Collection offering.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
PF63
NGC Fatty
215471020
F-101a
Choice $675 Choice Original, Nice Mirrors, Struck from Business Strike Dies.. We typically expect proof dies to be reused for circulation strikes but in the case of the 1890 F-101 die pairing, circulation strike dies were polished and employed for proof strikes. The telltale diagnostic is a mint worker's attempt to tool out a faint reverse die crack on the circulation strike die. Please see the macro image taken from the web-book plate coin. The same diagnostic is available on this NGC PF63 example.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
NGC
4189859004
F-108
Choice $295 Misplaced Digits in Lower Shield, Choice Crusty Original, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection, Accurately Graded. A wonderful crusty original 1890 dime from the Gerry Fortin reference collection. Surfaces are choice, blemish free and offer considerable luster for the assigned grade. The top loops of a 9 and 0 digits are visible in the lower shield. The extra 9 digit is located between shield lines 4 and 5 while the top loop of the 0 digit is located between shield lines 8 and 9. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval; conservative grading by NGC. A top quality offering and www.seateddimevarieties.com web-book plate coin.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
MS62
PCGS
30624388
F-102a
Choice $235 Choice Original, Prior Proof Dies, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely deserved. Full description shortly.
Seated 10C 1890 Seated 1890
AU58
PCGS
80503932

Choice $135 Excellent Type Coin Candidate, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A perfectly original 1890 Philadelphia strike that is accurately graded with CAC approval. Bold frosty luster is one of the important highlights along with being well struck. Peripheral gold is evident on both sides. A quality offering that would make an ideal type coin. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of consideration.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 1897 Barber 1897
MS63
PCGS
83981726

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

Choice $295 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Close to gem original as the brilliant cartwheel luster offers a frosty swirling appearance under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides. This is a 100% original piece based on the color and luster. Housed in old PCGS holder that dates back to year 2000 timeframe. Worthy of special consideration for a mint state type coin set.
Barber 10C 1900 Barber 1900
AU58
PCGS
27557815

Choice $135 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold Coloring, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. How about a 1900 Philadelphia strike with substantial eye appeal and an attractive price as potential type coin? Lets go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as you can't go wrong with this lovely Barber dime. Frosty cartwheel luster is active under a light source and the peripheral golds add some character. Strike is complete. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
MS64+
PCGS
35530651

Gem $450 New October 16! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers and Peripheral Blues, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . A gorgeous 1905 Philadelphia strike with satiny cartwheel luster and eye catching rose and sky blue ring toning. Both sides offer light rose centers that extend close to the rims. On obverse, the legend is surrounded by a sky blue ring. Similarly, the reverse has a thin sky blue ring at the periphery. Strike is hammered with all devices being deeply impressed. Bright light viewing is a joy and will capture your attention for a few minues. A superior gem example that is accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Barber 10C 1905O Barber 1905-O
AU58
PCGS
22089378

Choice $425 Choice Original, Lavendar-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Cracked Reverse Die, Well Struck, Accurately graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Transparent lavendar and gold patina is more prevalent on the obverse while reverse coloring is closer to creamy gold. The frosty cartwheel luster is considerable and pleasing. Surfaces are blemish free other than a faint micro line or two on the cheek of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Barber 10C 1911 Barber 1911
MS65
PCGS
81697750

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

Choice $270 Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original numismatic properties.
Mercury 10C 1937 Mercury 1937
MS63 FB
PCGS Rattler
1127051

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

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

Gem $80 Old Time Gem Original Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Light Peripheral Rose-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A super combination of 1939 Denver struck Merucry dime with full bands and pristine old PCGS old green holder (thick sidewall type). Accurately graded as MS65FB. A gem original dime with that old time look and faint peripheral patina. Yet another excellent offering from Jim Poston.
Mercury 10C 1940D Mercury 1940-D
MS63 FB
PCGS OGH
7370403

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

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

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

Gem $145 Gold CAC, Booming Luster and Original Toning, NGC Fatty Holder. There are (26) 1944-D Full Band Gold CAC approved dimes in MS64 and MS65 grades with none in MS66. This piece offers substantial mint bloom and booming luster due to being struck by eroded dies. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with embossed NGC trademark on the reverse.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF45
PCGS
19877721
BF-1
Choice $550 Excellent Type Coin, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Minimal Wear, Accurately Graded. If attempting to build a type set with crusty original toned specimens, then this CAC approved 1875 double dime would fit right in. Surfaces are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina that offers rose and gold hues under a bright light. Strong strike and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The BF-1 die pairing.
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
EF40
PCGS
13664605

Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 36,910. Crusty gray-gold surfaces are no question original on this lovely 1875 double dime. Strike is decent with only a tiny blemish in the right obverse field needing to be mentioend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the obvious originality and accurate grading. A perfect candidate for an EF grade level type set.
Seated 20C 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
MS62
NGC
3814657004
BF-1
Gem $2750 BF-1 R5, Rare Die Marriage, Only Mint State Example Known, Heavily Polished Fields, Conservative Grading, Denver Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. An incredible 1875 Carson City struck double dime for our consideration. Frankly, I believe this piece is under graded at the assigned MS62 level. What did NGC see to deduct technical points? Both obverse and reverse have heavy die polish lines that could have been misinterpreted as being from an old wipe. This is not the case as the die polish lines are parallel and become quite heavy on the reverse and were confirmed under a stereo microscope. The variety is also significant. Per Brunner and Frost in their online reference entitled Double Dimes, The United States Twent-cent Piece, the BF-1 die marriage was first reported in May 2013 with just a few examples known. BF-1 represents the only use of this reverse die, which cracked severely almost immediately after beginning to strike coins. The authors consider the die marriage to be quite rare, representing only about 1% of all surviving 1875-CC coins and assigned an R-5 rarity rating. The offered example is from an early strike with polished dies and limited reverse die cracks but consistent with BF-1 diagnostics. Under bright light, the darker teal coloring melts into light cobalt blue and gold on the obverse and mostly aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Housed in new large font label NGC holder with CAC approval. A gem quality offering from the Denver Collection.
Seated 20C 1875S Seated 1875-S
VF25
PCGS
24700443
BF-10
Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patinal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. A choice example of the scarcer BF-10 die pairing. Reverse die cracks are in an interim die state. Surfaces are toned gun metal gray. Strike is typical with weakness on the stars in right field. There are no blemishes to report. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard insert. A quality type coin from the White Pine Collection and fairly priced.
25 Cents
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
AU50
PCGS
5732252
B-9
Choice $6350 Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Ideal High Grade Type Coin Candidate, Osprey Collection. B-9 late die state (DS-6 per Tompkins) with bisecting obverse die crack. A choice example with well above average surfaces and eye appeal. Strike is well executed with uniform star relief at the peripheries coupled with bold hair curls at the center. A gray-gold toning covers each side with satiny luster readily available with a light source. This is a attractive coin, with remarkably few marks and reflective fields. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Typical conservative grading of the timeframe. Another important early Draped Bust type piece from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust 25C 1806 Draped Bust 1806
G06
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice HOLD
$600
Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Draped Bust 25C 1807 Draped Bust 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice $795 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
F12
PCGS
32572884
B-10
Choice $350 Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Surface Verdigris, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A choice original example of the better Browning 10 die pairing. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina along with olive verdigris in the protected areas. Strike is typical for the date and die pairing. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality early type offering from Jim Poston.
Capped Bust 25C 1818/5 Capped Bust 1818/5
F12
PCGS
80491935
B-1
Choice $550 1818/5, Choice Original, Gray Fields, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Die State 2. A well preserved B-1 die pairing example with choice surfaces. This naturally toned example offers gray fields and somewhat lighter main devices. The contrast is not stark enough for a circulated cameo designation but still offering pleasing eye appeal. Though graded Fine 12 and experiencing considerable circulation, this piece is unabraided and attractive. Capped Bust series specialist should pay close attention to this lovely offering. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval was fully warranted based on the number of pieces seen in TPG holders with one problem or another. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1819 Capped Bust 1819
Small 9
VG10
PCGS
19820691
B-3
Choice $325 Small 9, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. A lovely 1819 B-3 Small 9 example with bold repunching on the 5 digit in the reverse denomination. This choice example features only honest wear and no blemishes. Surfaces are covered with a light to medium gray patina including olive hues surrounding stars and to a lesser extent, the reverse legend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Another quality numismatic offering from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $700 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Outback Collection of Capped Bust quarters that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust 25C 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Small 0
F12
PCGS
27898906
B-4
Choice $460 Choice Original, Ebony Fields, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Ebony fields and circulated cameo eye appeal are the highlights of this choice original 1820 B-4 Capped Bust quarter. Surfaces are well preserved and entirely free of blemishes. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust 25C 1821 Capped Bust 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $385 Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely blemish free and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1200 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. Please give this special offering from the Outback Collection your consideration if a serious fan of Capped Bust quarters.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $4200 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering from the Outback Collection that deserves a place in an advanced collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $1075 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. Yet another top quality offering from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust 25C 1828 Capped Bust 1828
25/50C
F12
PCGS
83240885
B-3
Choice $2650 25/50C, Rare Die Marriage, Near Gem Original, Classic Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Dark Gray Fields, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. An exceptional and near gem original offering of the popular 20/50C reverse die variety that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Currently listed as an R5 rarity and difficult in all grades. This example is so sweet with classic dark gray fields and overall circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the amazing preservation state, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. An important Capped Bust quarter offering that is worthy of an advanced collection. I can't imagine a nice example at the Fine 12 grade level. Another important divestment from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $415 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Yet another quality numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Seated 25C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
VF25
PCGS
26806623

Choice $250 Choice Original, Perfect Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. No Drapery Type. Well above average in terms of circulated cameo eye appeal and so pleasing. Fields are toned even gray while primary devices are tone with light natural coloring. No blemishes to mention and accurately graded. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $395 Choice Original, Late Die State, Heavy Clashing, Light Gray Rim Toning, White Pine Collection. The mintmark right reverse die pairing. A choice late die state example with bold obverse die clashing. Reverse eagle wings are boldly transferred to the obverse die. Die erosion is severe with all traces of rim denticles effaced. Surfaces are toned a light gray with some golden hues at immediate rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. I see this No Drapery quarter heading into a die variety set collection rather than being used in a type set. The late die state characteristics would be fascinating to those who appreciate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
With Drapery
VF20
PCGS
26340728
Briggs 1-B
Choice $295 With Drapery, Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded. With Drapery obverse die hub with a tiny mintage of 43,000. This date is so underated, especially choice, based on the number of survivors within the TPG population reports. Total number certified by PCGS in all VF grades is 36 with CAC approval in VF being 11 for PCGS and NGC holder pieces. From the CAC population report, it is easily seen that choice survivors are clustered in the VF and AU grades with only one mint state example approved. This GFRC offering is perfectly original with choice surfaces. A thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and blemish free surfaces. Previously sold into a collection during April 2015 and now back for a second appearance.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 New October 18! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage of only 88,000 with low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is waranted for this scarce Liberty Seated quarter date.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $100 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
F15
PCGS
27746746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2150 New October 18! Rare Offering, Small Date, Choice Original, Early Die State, Well Sruck, Pleasing Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Small Date die variety and important opportunity for the Liberty Seated quarter collector assembling a Redbook set as this is one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series that should garner substantial attention. This is the first 1842-O Small Date handled by GFRC since being in business and what a way to get started. A thoroughly pleasing example with circulated cameo eye appeal and choice original surfaces covered with dark gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert along with CAC approval. CAC has approved a total of 28 pieces due to key date status with all being graded between Poor01 to Very Fine 35 and a lone MS63 specimen. 16 of the 28 are graded lower than this gorgeous Fine 15 offering. An noteworthy numismatic property from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1845 Seated 1845
EF45
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $340 Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster that is consistent with AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important Liberty Seated die variety offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25c 1847 Seated 1847
F15
PCGS
34403786

Choice $100 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and the only Fine 15 graded at PCGS and also the only Fine 15 approved at CAC. Talk about a unique Seated quarter that is fairly priced! Thick crusty orignal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. This 1847 quarter has seen nothing but honest wear followed by the formation of thick original patina. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
F15
PCGS
34640983
Briggs 1-B
Choice $435 Scarce Dated Choice Original, Thick Crusty Ebony-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. One does not often see an 1847 New Orleans strike with CAC approval. Mintage is 368,000 but survival rates are terribly low. Only 21 pieces have been approved since CAC started operations during 2007 with a tiny 4 pieces in all AU grades and a sole example in mint state. Offered here is one of those twenty-one approved examples with a quick look immediately revealing why. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty ebony-gray patina that validates strict originality. The dark ebony toning, surrounding the stars, provides for nice framing of the center obverse. The reverse offers a circulated cameo appearance too. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. Please remember that obverse details may be a tad weak due to strike; a chronic issue for 1847-O quarters. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1849 Seated 1849
F15
PCGS
32937469
Briggs 1-A
Choice $110 Compass Point Reverse, Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Just Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A quality circulated grade offering of the popular 1849 Compass Point listed as Briggs 1-A. Choice surfaces are covered with uniform layer of charcoal gray patina. Just honest wear and no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
F15
PCGS
11862658
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1350 New October 18! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Preserved Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 and an R4+ rarity at Fine grade level according to Briggs. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with gray patina that is uniform on both sides. This piece offers a mild circulated cameo appearance that is pleasing. For the 1851 New Orleans date, CAC has only approved 20 examples in all graded with two (2) at the F15 grade level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. An ideal entry point for a new collector starting to build a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set. This lovely quarter will retain it value on a long term basis as they are so few examples known choice. From the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $820 Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25C 1852/52 Seated 1852/52
F12
PCGS
29100404
Briggs 1-A
Choice $585 New October 18! 1852/52, Scarce Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1852 Seated quarter is a scarce coin in any grade. This date is more available in high grades such as AU and Mint State, and less available in circulated condition. This is probably due to the issue having little time to circulate prior to the weight change of 1853. The 1852 date also features a rare and interesting die variety, the 1852/52 repunched date listed by Briggs as 1-A and also included in the Top 25 Varieties set by Greg Johnson. 1852/852 examples are quite scrace with obvious repunching on the 852 digits. The date position is also unique so that attribution is clear even for lower graded coins. This obverse was also used to strike two known proofs. The offered example is well preserved with original light gray patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and accurate grading. Another fine offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
No Arrows
AU55
PCGS
31649305
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$6150
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction! No Arrows with reported mintage of 44,200. A very scarce date in nearly all grades due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Circulated survivors are few, especially choice. GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS AU55 graded example for the second time. Originally sold into the Iowa Collection during December 2014. Satiny cartwheel luster combines with deep blue and rose patina to create substantial eye appeal. Completely struck with no points of weakness whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC has approved 18 examples with this offering being the only specimen in all AU grades. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
VF35
PCGS
14175983
Briggs 2-C
Choice $410 Important New Orleans Arrows and Rays Type, Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Classic rich old album toning is at hand for this lovely 1853 New Orleans Arrows and Rays offering. Aquamarine, blue and rose form the obverse center coloring and are surrounded by a ring of gold at the periphery. Reverse toning is mostly segmented aquamarine-blue and rose. The reverse devices are nicely framed by the toning leading to pleasing eye appeal. Strike is typical for the 1853-O date with weakness throughout the stars and at Liberty's head. Under a bright light, this piece still offers some residual luster that produces a lovely glow that will please the most selective collector. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another premium Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32937471
Briggs 3-E
Choice $125 Filled O Mintmark, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Gray Fields, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Affordable example of the Filled O mintmark die pairing listed as Briggs 3-E. A choice example with just honest wear, no blemishes and attractive circulated cameo contrast with gray fields. Purchased from GFRC raw July 2015. Now housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1853O Seated 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32624837
FS-501
Choice $350 New October 18! O/Horizontal O, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Listed in the Top 25 Seated Quarter Varieties set as #14 and quite challenging to locate choice since many 1853-O survivors and found with issues. This piece sports only honest wear and darker gray fields. The horizontal O is bold and remains obvious in the upper loop of the final O. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "O/Horizontal O FS-501". Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection. CAC approval makes this example a must have for Top 25 set builders.
Seated 25C 1854O Seated 1854-O
Huge O, With Arrows
VG10
PCGS
25653931
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 New October 18! Huge O, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina with Darker Contrasts, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1854 Huge O variety is so easily identified due to a crude hand cut mintmark. The engravers workmanship partial effaced the R in QUAR as a result. The offered example is strictly original with uniform light gray patina and darker contrasts at the stars and reverse legend. Strike is typical while fields and major devices are entirely blemish free. The premium on this variety has been substantial for a number of years. Recently, the premium has become more reflective of the overall availability and now is the time to purchase an example for your Top 25 Seated quarter variety set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another cool die variety offering from the Mt. View Collection. Purchased by the consignor at Heritage Auction during January 2016 FUN show for $1293.
Seated 25C 1855 Seated 1855
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
28592932

Choice $450 Better With Arrows Date, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some collectors may not know that 1855 Philadelphia strikes are the better "With Arrows" date for Liberty Seated dimes, quarters and halves. Mintages dropped off after the first two years of providing lower silver weight coinage. This example offers strict originality and blemish free surfaces. Residual luster has a steely texture under a light source. Toning is a gray-gold. Strike is hammered with every minute device details being deeply impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A super offering from the Twin Lakes Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1856O Seated 1856-O
F15
PCGS
18159877

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 Seated 1857
Smoking Liberty
AU53
PCGS
33510183

Choice HOLD
$650
Smoking Liberty, Near Gem Original, Prooflike Fields, Pleasing Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties . The finest Smoking Liberty handles by GFRC to date and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, the asking price is strong however the qualiy and eye appeal are superior. I've handled a fair number of Smoking Liberty examples with this offering being heads and shoulders above the rest. Overall eye appeal is high due to proof like fields that turn to reflective mirrors under a light source. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. A thin gray skin covers covers both sides and is completely natural. Frankly, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating if not for the weak strike. The die scratch through Liberty's left facing hand is bold and well defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for upgrading that the Smoking Liberty entry in the Top 25 Varieties set as featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry. From a new consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. More is on the way from this individual.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 New October 18! Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Full Rims, Natural Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A meager mintage of 121,000 pieces with only three (3) examples certified by PCGS at G6 level. The offered example exhibits just honest wear and full solid rims. Surfaces are blemish free and toned an even medium gray. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and fair grading. Making a return GFRC appearance after being purchased by the consignor during May 2016. From the Mt. View Collection and should garner attention for a quality low to mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1864 Seated 1864
VG10
PCGS
33167786

Choice $295 New October 18! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Dirty Gray Patina, Unabraided Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Mintage of 93,600 and scarcer than prior year 1863 strikes. Surviving examples for the 1864 Civil War date are concentrated at the EF40 and EF45 grade levels with PCGS pop report indicating 28 total. At the VG grade level there are six (6) with this being one of those certified. This piece has seen considerable circulation but only honest wear. Choice surfaces are covered with a dirty gray film that uninform on both sides. There are no blemishes to report other than two really faint obverse lines, on Liberty, that are toned over amd would not be mentioned by other dealers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF45
PCGS
28772537
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1750 Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Residual Reflective Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Purchased from Iowa Collection Consignor with incremental pricing reduction. Mintage of 20,000 and rarely since in low grades. Center portion of LIBERTY and scroll were ground down on the obverse die resulting in loss details and making 1867 quarters difficult to grade. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, the fields are lightly mirrored and provide residual reflective luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Only 21 examples CAC approved in all grades with 8 better. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1867 Seated 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1868 Seated 1868
PR64
PCGS
11639496

Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Rich Surface Toning, Classic Proof Bright Light Transition, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A near gem proof 1868 Seated quarter, at the assigned grade, and just approved at CAC to consider. In hand viewing finds mostly gray tones with embedded rose hues. Adding a light source shifts the transparent toning to gorgeous rose, blues and purples along with exposing reflective mirrored fields. Reverse fields are lightly toned and watery. Strike is complete while the fields have a few wispy random hairlines that account for the PR64 grade. Definitely gem original at the grade level and well preserved. A pleasing Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1869 Seated 1869
VG08
PCGS
33614704

Choice $685 New October 19! Difficult Philadelphia Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The Liberty Seated quarter series is full of low mintage Philadelphia dates that significantly increase the collecting challenge. Case in point is the 1869 Philadelphia date which offers a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces and is an R5 rarity in all grades. This well circulated but choice example, from the Mt View Collection, is accurately graded in its 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Surfaces are strictly original and natural toned. Uniform light gun metal gray patina covers both sides with darker peripheral coloring on the obverse. Fields have a few tiny circulation ticks that are fully toned over and consistent with the grade. Others dealers would not mention but at GFRC, we strive to be 100% accurate. An important offering for a collector building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1869S Seated 1869-S
VF30
PCGS
30446529
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1100
New October 31! Scarce Date Especially Choice, Creamy Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Ex. Iowa Collection and back on the market. Mintage of 76,000 and struck with worn reverse die of 1866-S and 1867-S. A scarce issue with creamy light gray patina and residual verdigris on the reverse. Nice uniform strike even on the reverse. A scarce date that will prove challenging to locate choice. CAC has approved only 12 examples in all grades including mint state. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Previously part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1870 Seated 1870
VG08
PCGS
32624847

Choice $130 New October 19! Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Even Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Mintage of 86,400 and definitely a better Philadelphia date that is underrated. This example has nothing but honest wear, light gray patina and choice surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1871CC Seated 1871-CC
FR2
PCGS
26491124

Choice $3750 Carson City Key Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 10,890 with low survival rate. The undisputed rarity in the entire Liberty Seated quarter series. Only seven (7) examples approved by CAC which clearly indicates how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina is strictly original. Mintmark is visible with 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 25C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
G04
PCGS
31470665

Choice $650 New October 19! Closed 3, So Rare, Choice Original, Much Honest Wear, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 Closed 3 Liberty Seated quarters simply get no respect. Mintage is only 40,000 pieces with few having survived based on PCGS population reports. Securing a problem free attractive example will be very difficult if using CAC population report as a proxy for those surviving choice. CAC has approved only ten (10) examples with this Good 4 being the lowest graded piece to be approved. Most CAC approvals are clustered in the VF through EF grades and sell at a substantially higher value than the Mt View Collection example. The Mt View offering features much honest wear but without issues. Fields are toned a gray-brown and produce attractive circulated cameo eye appeal on both sides. Obverse rim is worn through at stars 9 through 11 with additional reverse rim wear at STA(TES OF) and at the denomination. Otherwise a blemish free piece. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
83668739

Choice $225 New October 19! Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes have a mintage of 156,000 and are much scarcer than its 1874-S following year counterpart. This Fine 15, from the Mt. View Collection has strictly original gray patina and choice surfaces. Strike strike is unifiorm with full denticles and well formed stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration by those building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 1877
MS65
NGC
3237604004

Gem $1450 Superior Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold and Blues, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Osprey does it again with another superior Liberty Seated quarter offering. The brilliant frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel light reflections are immediately evident whether viewing in hand or under a bright. This piece is a no question hammered strike and bold mint frosty throughout the devices. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Pretty peripheral gold and sky blue nicely framed untoned centers. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A special numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Seated 25C 1877 Seated 1877
EF45
NGC
4218066003

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

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

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
F12
PCGS
32237602

Choice $385 New October 21! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Uniform Natural Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A strictly original example of the low mintage 1879 Philadelphia date. Mintage is only 13,600. Fields and main devices are covered with gray patina on both sides. Surface are choice regardless of the long time in circulation with both obverse and reverse being entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality mid circulated grade Seated quarter offering from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1880 Seated 1880
VG08
PCGS
81606380

Choice $300 New October 21! Choice Original, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Dirty Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Dirty gray patina covers both obverse and reverse and validates the strict originality. Mintage is only 13,600 piece and challenging to locate choice at the lower circulated grade level. Surfaces are well worn with a few circulation blemishes but nothing that bothered PCGS or CAC at the assigned grade. Overall, this piece warrants a choice quality rating due to surfaces and bold rims. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another scarce late Philly date from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1882 Seated 1882
F12
PCGS
27670324

Choice $625 New October 21! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Peripheral Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Let's start the description for this most attractive 1882 Philadelphia strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The eye appeal is fabulous for a quarter at the Fine 12 grade level. Surfaces are 100% naturally toned with dark gray ring at the stars and date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes. Overall, this is a top quality example for someone building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another low mintage Philly date from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 Seated 1883
F12
PCGS
16169512

Choice $435 New October 21! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1883 date has a mintage of 14,400 which is at the upper end of the 1879 through 1889 production timeframe in terms of quantities struck. Surfaces are 100% natural and covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Wear is even and honest. There is one ancient horizontal obverse line across Liberty's mid section that is mentioned for accuracy. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is fully warranted. Another quality offering from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 Seated 1888
F12
PCGS
32875826

Choice $625 New October 21! Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as an R5 rarity in all grades. The Mt. View Collection specimen is one of those crusty original survivors with thick gray-brpwn patina on both sides. Regardless of the long time in circulation, this piece failed to pick up any defects. A no question choice original example that is ideal for a mid grade Liberty Seated quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 Seated 1889
F15
PCGS
16884271

Choice $600 Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Tiny mintage of 12,000 and rare in circulated grades. This lovely survivor exhibits choice original surfaces without any blemishes. Decent eye appeal at the assigned Fine 12 grade due to moderate circulated cameo contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. CAC approval confirms what the eyes see in terms of originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1891O Seated 1891-O
F12
PCGS
29676815

Choice $985 New October 21! Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that deserves more respect. 1891 New Orleans strikes were limited to 68,000 while the mint was primarily focused on striking Seated dime and Morgan dollars. Survival rates in choice condition are anemic. Along comes this choice original example from the Mt. View Collection to consider. Accurately graded as a Fine 12 with consistent gray-blue patina on both sides. During bright light inspection, the reverse shifts to even blue in the fields. The obverse retains more of a bullseye ring color gradient. There are no blemishes to discuss after a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Barber 25C 1892 Barber 1892
MS66+
PCGS
81879675

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

Choice $235 Crusty Choice Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Eye Appeal. Don't I enjoying stocking United States silver coinage when found crusty original as this 1892 Barber quarter. Under the gray and dark aquamarine toning is ample remaining luster consistent with the AU58 assigned grade level. Metal flow lines in the denticles are seen on both obverse and reverse. Grading is accurate with some limited wear on the cheek. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A super offering at a fair price. Hurry on this one.
Barber 25C 1906O Barber 1906-O
VF25
PCGS
81641480

Choice $110 Choice Original, First Right of Refusal Quick Posting, West Coast Collection New Purchase. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Barber 25c 1908 Barber 1908
MS63
PCGS
33918165

Choice $485 Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. An eye catching mint state Barber quarter that is perfectly original. Luster is steely in quality with bright light bringing about faint rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with no signs of device weakness on either obverse or reverse. Fresh to market from New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval was a foregone conclusions on this stunning example.
Barber 25C 1911 Barber 1911
AU50
PCGS OGH
9844483

Choice $155 Choice Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Light Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded . If needing to fill that 1911 Philadelphia strike date in your Barber quarter set, then this choice original example would be a strong candidate. One immediately notes the bold cartwheel luster and frosty fields and main devices. Strike is hammered and the wear is limited for the assigned AU50 grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval and definitely worthy of special consideration.
Barber 25C 1915D Barber 1915-D
AU55
PCGS
29678340

Choice $150 Choice Original, Iridescent Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded. A superior 1915 Denver strike with iridescent surfaces and bold cartwheel luster. Surfaces are mostly gray with hints of aquamarine that are amplified in the GFRC images. This piece also has a hammered strike that results in high relief devices. Overall an attractive and pleasing example that was worthy of CAC approval. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Barber 25C 1916D Barber 1916-D
AU58
PCGS
81172328

Choice $235 Choice Original, Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Copper golden patina and cartwheel luster are the high points of this lovely 1916 Denver struck Barber half. An attractive example that is fully struck. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Standing Liberty 25C 1917 Standing Liberty 1917
MS66FH
PCGS
28055614

Gem HOLD
$1425
New October 31! Full Head, Gem Original, Distinctive Ebony-Rose and Gold Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. Distinctive is probably the best way to describe this uniquely toned 1917 full head Type 1 strike. I'm not a fan of blast whilte coin in general and like my silver nicely toned. This offering is a Baltimore show new purchase as the toning is simply too distinctive to pass up for inventory. Strike is hammered with bold upper body and every rivet on the shield being deeply impressed. Same for the lower eagle feathers. Toning is a combined of ebony with embedded rose and gold shades. The reverse is gorgeous with with peripheral arc and light gold center. Under a light source, the satiny cartwheel luster comes to life. No blemishes as is to be expected for the assigned MS66 grade. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. For fans of strict originality and old album toning.
50 Cents
Flowing Hair 50c 1795 Flowing Hair 1795
VG08
PCGS
9551645
O-104
Gem $2100 New October 16! Scarce Flowing Hair Type, Gem Original, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Perfect Type Coin, Osprey Collection. 1795 Flowing Hair design strikes were accomplished with nineteen different obverses and twenty-two reverse dies. Mintage is 299,680, a large quantity for early American timeframe and a die variety treasure trove. This new offering is such a sweet piece at the assigned VG08 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light crusty gray patina and entirely blemish free. Strike is uniform on both sides with the reverse being particularly well struck and residual devices being quite pleasing. A perfect Flowing Hair half dollar type coin with considerable eye appeal. From the Osprey Collection's PCGS box of 20.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
$825 Large Stars, 50/20C Choice Original, Even Gray. I've added this transition year Turban Head bust half dollar to inventory for a simple reason, the eye appeal. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The high points, that are subject to wear, have a lighter toning that provides nice contrast. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 under 50C diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and approved by CAC.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1809 Capped Bust 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $200 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Large 8
VF35
PCGS
22015217
O-104
Choice $435 New November 24! Large 8, Lovely Early Date, Choice Original, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Large 8 O-104 die varety with crusty gray surfaces that are choice and no question original. Circular obverse die crack, typical for the O-104 die pairing, is readily evident. Eye appeal is significant at the VF35 circulated grade level. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert along with being awarded CAC approval. A wonderful early Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 New November 2! O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 New December 9! O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
AU58
PCGS
21743366
O-103
Gem $2355 New November 3! O-103, Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Accurately Graded. A marvelous 1814 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering that will please the most selective collector. Rich frosty cartwheel luster drips off the surfaces and is exceptional. A faint natural rose skin covers both sides and validates the perfectly original surfaces. The O-103 die pairing is in a late die state with heavy die metal erosion and severe obverse die clashing. A bold die break from eagle's left wing to the scroll easily identifies the die variety. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with CAC approval. A superior offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $865 Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Surfaces are entirely choice and natural and would please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. However the area surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. It is not every day that I can locate an early Capped Bust half that is so desirable.
Capped Bust 50C 1823 Capped Bust 1823
AU50
PCGS
31973264
O-105
Choice $550 Near Gem Original, Steely Luster, Gray-Brown Patina, Hammered Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, A Most Pleasing Offering. Let's start the description for this 1823 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This awesome example was taken in trade, at Philadelphia ANA, from a leading collector of Capped Bust coinage. Writing the description is turning out to be more difficult that expected as the fields are smooth as glass but not mirrored. The only adjective that seems to fit is steely! A consisten gray-brown patina covers both side with darker shades surrounding stars and legend. Under a bright light, uninterrupted "steely" luster is most evident and exposes some embedded rose hues. In terms of blemishes, the only item holding this piece back from Gem quality rating is an ancient micro line in the upper left obverse field that requires a 10x loupe and some bright light swirling to locate. No other dealer would mention this, especially for a CAC approved example. Bottomline, this is a superior 1823 Capped Bust half that will please the most selective collector. Again it is a duplicate from a sophisticated collector and needs to return to another advanced collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU50
NGC Fatty
142270003
O-112a
Gem $1200 Gem Original, Substantially Undergraded, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Rose-Gold Peripheries, Well Struck. A special GFRC offering! This gorgreous 1826 O-112a Capped Bust half is substantially undergraded as certified and housed in old NGC Fatty holder. CAC review captured this fact with a GOLD CAC bean. One immediately enjoys the frosty cartwheel luster that is most vibrant on both sides. A thin arc of rose-gold coloring at the peripheries validates the strick originality. Strike is also well executed and pleasing. Reverse die is clashed. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder. A marvelous offering to consider for those who enjoy hoarding GOLD CAC approved early type coins.
Capped Bust 50C 1827 Capped Bust 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU58
PCGS
34677224
O-112
Gem $1050 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. In hand viewing is strongly recommended and necessary to appreciate this gorgeous 1829 Capped Bust half dollar. This half is sitting by my laptop as the description is written. The bourse floor overhead lights bring about swirling cartwheel luster that has a satiny texture. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. It is doubtful that this piece saw circulation with grading being conservative. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please trust my experience and eyes on this lovely Capped Bust half. It is a no question gem.
Capped Bust 50C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
EF45
PCGS
35345637

Choice $325 Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
AU53
PCGS
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
Capped Bust 50C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust 50C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust 50C 1833 Capped Bust 1833
VF25
PCGS
26737611
O-103
Original $145 Crusty Original Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodlands Collection. A crusty original example of the Overton 103 variety. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina that one would expect from 180 year old silver that is unmolested. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. The thick original patina warrants CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
50/00
EF45
PCGS
36266068
O-116
Gem $600 50/00, Gem Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. When writing descriptions for individual coins, I will typically swirl the piece under bright to gain a sense of overall eye appeal. When viewing this 1836 50/00 example, I immediately noticed the remaining satiny luster under medium gun metal gray patina. Once under a light source, the gray patina melts and allows gold, blue and brown coloring to emerge. Surfaces are perfect with no blemishes whatsoever. Overall appearance is that of a perfectly preserved original silver piece. A Gem quality rating is listed and deserved. Freshly graded by PCGS after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. CAC submission produced green bean approval as expected. Now housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Burchs Creek Collection and needed to find a new home.
Capped Bust 50C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
Lettered Edge
AU53
PCGS
36266069
O-110
Choice $450 Lettered Edge, O-110, Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Golden Gray Patina, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. A perfectly original late date 1836 Lettered Edge capped bust half with significant eye appeal. Surfaces generate a serious amount of frosty cartwheel luster that is vibrant under a light source. Coloring golden brown on the obverse and orange gold and blue on the reverse. Strike is a bit soft on the left obverse stars otherwise typical with strong reverse devices. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Typical old time quality from the Burchs Creek Collection that was previously housed in old white ANACS holder from early 1990s timeframe. Recently cracked out and freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
Drapery
AU55+
PCGS
85740346

Choice $1325 Drapery, Choice Original, Olive Gray Patina, Golden Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. A choice original example with light olive gray patina during in hand inspection. Adding a light source unleashes golden hues that are bold and more prevalent on the reverse. Fields are lightly mirrored resulting in sharp reflective luster. Strike is typical with a few of the upper stars lacking connected centrils. I'm comfortable with the assigned AU55+ grade as there is faint rub on the left facing breast and lower leg. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Attributing With Drapery 1839 halves is difficult as date positions are very similar between WB-5, WB-6 and WB-7 along with few die markers. The three die pairings are consistently listed as R3 rarity.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
25254244
WB-2
Choice $2800 WB-2, Important No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike. A popular type set coin along with being an important starting point to a Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. GFRC has handled numerous examples with high sales rates. A quick check of the Sales Archive will bear this out. This PCGS EF45 graded example is most pleasing for a variety of reasons. First is the strict originality based on natural gun metal gray patina that covers both the obverse and reverse along with choice unabraided fields. Second is the better than average strike with nearly all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle details being strong. Few have been seen 100% struck. Finally, this lovely example performs well under a light source with fields exposing embedded blues. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. CAC approval captures choice surfaces, strictly originality and accurate grading.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58
PCGS
3417636007
GR-7
Choice $1500 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gold and Brown Patina, Reflective Orange-Gold Luster, Classic Old Time Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. The 1839 GR-7 Reeded Edge half is special due to the absolutely original surfaces and old time crusty mottled toning. In hand viewing showcases typical gray, violet and gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes glowing orange gold luster that is most pleasing. Strike is complete on both sides. The GR-7 attribution is straightforward based on date position and weakness (ST)ATES. I would have assigned a Gem quality rating but there are several tiny field abrasions in the upper left field that limit the rating to Choice. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another superior offering from the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection and important set building opportunity.
Seated 50C 1840O Seated 1840-O
EF40
PCGS
28662857
WB-5
Choice $345 WB-5, Large O, Early Die State, Choice Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A popular date with collectors due to the numerous shattered reverse dies. This WB-5 Large O example was struck with early die state dies resulting in bold obverse and reverse device. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a thin layer of gun metal gray patina. PCGS grading is accurate. Two tiny blemishes were seen with close 10x loupe inspection; a fully toned over line between Star 6 and Liberty and a mark above (A)MERICA, again ancient and completely toned over. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval for eye appeal and originality.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 New December 8! Early New Orleans Strike, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Uniform Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Cracked Reverse, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A wonderful 1841 New Orleans struck half dollar that belongs in a serious advanced collection. This offering is the WB-8 die variety as confirmed by the thick die crack from from left claws down through H(A)LF andf then rim. A no question choice original example with semi-transparent gray patina with embedded gold that becomes pronounced under a bright light. The WB-8 die pairing features a softly struck obverse but with complete device details included all stars having connected centrils and fully rounded. Surfaces are choice and blemish free. Cartwheel luster is closer to satiny texture. Overall eye appeal is well above average and will please the most selective collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is definitely warranted. A premium Liberty Seated half dollar at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1841O Seated 1841-O
VF30
PCGS
19737216
WB-2R
Choice $2850 WB-2R, Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Choice Original, Seal Beach Collection. An important opportunity for the advanced collector of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties. One does not often see a WB-2R Baseball Die Cracked Reverse offering with choice original surfaces and CAC approval. Gray toned surfaces provide balanced contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. The ebony-gray ring between obverse stars and the rim provides additional eye appeal. There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. On the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with much of the foot support area polished out. Strike is uniform with no points of weakness to mention. There are a few tiny blemishes consistent with the assigned grade and acceptable to CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Previously sold into the Seal Beach Collection and back again at GFRC as a top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection of Liberty Seated half dollar die varieties.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
29360229
WB-104
Choice $550 WB-104, Colonel Green/Eric P Newman, Original Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Seal Beach Collection. Originally sold at the November 2013 Heritage auction of the Eric P Newman collection as Lot 34500 and certified NGC AU55 CAC. The thick original toning on this 1842 half dollar is typical of silver pieces within the Eric Newman collection due to storage in old paper envelopes for decades. This piece shows gorgeous blue-gray toning with gold highlights and a few very small shallow circulation marks, none of which detract from the coin's wonderful appearance. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality Seated half dollar offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU55
PCGS
5829129
WB-22
Choice $600 WB-22, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. A perfectly original 1843 Philadelphia struck Seated half dollar with light gray-gold patina on both sides. Seasoned collectors learn how to quickly recognize United States silver coinage that offers unmolested surfaces. This specimen has been well preserved with surfaces that are 100% natural. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils along with Liberty's head and hair curls being deeply impressed. Soft satiny luster is immediately evident when viewing under a bright light. Finally, there are no blemishes worthy of mention. An accurately graded Seated half dollar that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder plus standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s timeframe. CAC approval rewards the originality and accurate grading. Another super offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1843 Seated 1843
AU53
PCGS
32031004

Choice $410 Early Die State, Choice Original, Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. An early die state 1843 Seated half dollar with no diagnostics die cracks. It is well known that most 1843 halves will have some amount of reverse die cracks but not this lovely example. Surface are strictly original and choice. A gray-gold patina partially covers the obverse and reverse while steely residual luster is quite evident under a light source. Strike is complete with all devices being well impressed. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 50C 1844O Seated 1844-O
Double Date
VG08
PCGS
18715996
WB-22
Choice $1195 WB-22, Popular Double Date, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accrately Graded. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - It is always a pleasure to stock the popular 1844-O Doubled Date in stock especially when in mid circulated grades and affordable to a wide range of collectors. This VG08 example features honest wear and natural toned medium gray surfaces. Regardless of the lower grade, the eye appeal is pleasing due to darker hues outlining the stars, legend and major devices. The date doubling is crisp and easily seen without a loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with CAC approval and perfect for the collector who wishes to add this variety to a circulated grade Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. Please note the white lines/haze on upper left obverse by Liberty's face are on the holder and not on the coin. There was too much holder haze to attempt to edit out of the image.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Medium Date
AU55
PCGS
28785188
WB-2
Choice HOLD
$590
WB-2, Colonel Green/Eric P. Newman Pedigree, Original Old Paper Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Highwood Collection. The original toning on this 1846 half dollar is typical of many silver pieces within the Eric P. Newman collection. Patina is crusty gray from being stored in old paper envelopes for decades. This example is choice with no blemishes whatsoever and a hammered strike. All obverse star centrils are connected and the facial and hair details are well defined; same is true for eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, the crusty patina is mildly transparent and exposes residual luster and gun metal gray/blue coloring. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. This piece original sold at the November 2013 Heritage sale of Newman numismatic properties and was offered in NGC AU58 CAC holder. Subsequently, the buyer crossed the half to PCGS at AU55 level with another round through CAC for approval. A value at asking price. Another solid offering from the Tenafly Collection that needs to locate a new home.
Seated 50C 1846 Seated 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $595 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 50C 1848O Seated 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
30864496

Choice $450 Better New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Classic Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. A well balanced and near gem original example of New Orleans strikes during 1848. A better date and a potential prize for collectors attempting an EF date and mintmark set. Surfaces are covered with classic gun metal gray patina and offer residual luster under a light source. Strike is essential hammered with no points of weakness. A careful inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. We all understand the reputation of the Saw Mill Run Collection consignor for offering quality duplicates; this piece is no exception.
Seated 50C 1849 Seated 1849
AU58
NGC Fatty
296850009
WB-9
Gem $1450 New December 8! Double Date, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Iridescent Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold-Dark Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Finest 1849 AU58 Graded?. A spectacular 1849 WB-9 Double Date Seated half dollar with absolutely stunning eye appeal. Cartwheel luster is somewhere between iridescent and frosty and explodes off the surfaces. Peripheral gold and deep blues nicely frame the lightly toned centers. Strike is hammered with every subtle die defect being transferred to the struck coin. Stars are in high relief as are the shield scrolls lines and pretty much else throughout Liberty's gown folds. Micro die rust is visible in the upper right portion of the shield. The 1 digit, in the date, is obviously doubled below the flag and the base. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Yes, there is a strong premium about the guides for this offering but it has to be one of the finest available at the AU58 grade level.
Seated 50C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF45
PCGS
12713539
WB-13
Choice $465 WB-13, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A no question original 1849 New Orleans strike with thick crusty gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with fresh CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

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

Choice $695 Choice Original, Light Golden Brown Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Ex. Pleez B. Seated Collection. Recently upgraded by Newtown and back to GFRC towards finding a new home. A choice original example that is fully struck and offers semi-transparent rose-gray patina on the obverse and more golden hues on the reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45
NGC
2648961009
WB-53
Choice $245 With Arrows Type, Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded. Attributing die varieties for 1854 New Orleans Seated half dollar strikes can be challenging and an exercise in patience. Luckily, this 1854-O WB-53 example is straightforward due to a reverse die crack from rim through (D)OL to olive branch end per Bugert's Federal Register. This specimen is perfectly original with crusty gray-brown patina and nearly complete strike. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the accurate grading and strict originality. A nice Seated half that collectors will be proud to own.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
MS64
NGC
3603607005

Gem $2850 With Arrows Type, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Denver Collection. If in the market for an exceptional With Arrows mint state Liberty Seated half dollar, then please consider this offering from the Denver Collection. A duplicate from a mint state Liberty Seated type set built the hard way; no Philadelphia strikes. Instead the set is being constructed with only branch mint examples. This individual recently upgraded the Seated half dollar With Arrows type and has released this splendid example back to the market. Strike is absolutely hammered with every minute device detail being deeply impressed. Surfaces offer steely cartwheel luster and are covered with crusty brown-gray mottled toning. CAC approval validate the strict originality and huge eye appeal. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Definitely a superior offering that could be an upgrade in many Liberty Seated dime sets. I strongly recommended this example.
Seated 50C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
18662978
WB-16
Choice $495 Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Burnt golden patina and satiny luster are the primary highlights of this pleasing 1855-O half dollar. Purchased directly by Newtown from GFRC and now back on the market. Some strike weakness is typical for the New Orleans mint in the 1855 timeframe. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a single faint line in the obverse right field being visible during bright light inspection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. An eye appealing Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collectors that warrants close inspection. This piece would fit nicely into a new starter date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1855S Seated 1855-S
AU58
NGC
1710014003
WB-3
Choice $32500 First Year Issue, Very Rare AU58 or Better, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. As a first year strike, the 1855-S Arrows half dollar is a scarce issue in all grades due to limited mintage of 129,950 coins. This date becomes rare in lower AU grades and very rare in AU58 and Mint State. PCGS population report indicates only three at the AU58 level with two better; one graded MS62 and another at the MS64 level. High grade rarity is recognized but let's look further at the CAC population report for an assessment of choice example being approved. The findings are significant. Only three at the AU58 grade level and one at MS61; a gold CAC approval. Since it can be reasonably expected that the PCGS MS62 and MS64 specimens have seen CAC review and not passed, then the three AU58 approved examples are the only alternatives for collectors targeting 100% CAC for their complete Seated half dollar sets. This gorgeous example offers transparent champagne toning and satiny luster. Weakness in the left facing reverse shield lines is diagnostic of the WB-3 variety, but other than minor high-point incompleteness on Liberty's knee and scroll edges, all other devices are brought up and sharp. Fields only have a few wispy hairlines for the assigned grade and are quite active under a light source. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality and eye appeal. Let's not forget that this is one of the finest surviving 1855-S Seated half dollars available to collectors. An important offering from the New Jersey Collection of fine numismatic properties. Please call to discuss. Terms are always available.
Seated 50C 1856O Seated 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
26753525
WB-15
Choice $240 Repunched 56, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, A Super Example. A gorgeous 1856-O WB-15 half with repunching on the 56 date digits and heavy die pollish lines above the olive leaves on the reverse. Strike is well executed on both sides with only star 13 lacking connected centrils. Surfaces are naturally toned and blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captures the perfect originality as demonstrated by thick crusty gun metal gray-blue patina.
Seated 50C 1857 Seated 1857
AU58
NGC
3383777008

Choice $515 New October 18! Choice Original, Dirty Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Wholesome and original are probably the best descriptions for this choice 1857 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with dirty gold patina that is more translucent to the underlying frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse toning is crusty. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

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

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

Choice $315 Gorgeous Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. Yes, the 1858-O is common in all circulated grades. What differentiates this gorgeous example from the pack is bullseye toning that covers strictly original surfaces. Let's start with the obverse; a rose center is present and quickly transitions to sky blue surrounding the stars and date followed by yellow gold at the extreme rim. On the reverse, an aquamarine blue center over the eagle shifts to copper gold in the fields and surrounding the legend. Considerable luster remains under a bright light and accentuates the coloring. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with none worth calling out. The reverse strike is weak throughout the eagle wings and claws. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS logo on the reverse that probably dates back to the late 1990s. Another great offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
11248117
WB-11
Choice HOLD
$240
WB-11, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1860 New Orleans strike that has been so well preserved. Surfaces are covered with uniform layer of gray patina with some embedded olive hues if viewing at the corect angle. Under a bright light, the patina melts away and reveals steely residual luster. Strike is typical for the date and mint. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring sert along with CAC approval. A quality offering for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF30
PCGS
26042666
WB-3
Choice $170 Weird Vertical Stripes, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. A crusty original gray example of the 1860-O WB-3 die variety with uniquely hubbed reverse die. The vertical stripes appear to be hand engraved rather than hubbing from a working hub die. These stripes remain me of artwork on hand cut contemporary counterfet dies. But no question here, this is a genuine New Orleans mint strike and well defined by Bugert within his Federal Registers on Liberty Seated halves. Accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Housed in transitional 2013 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Yet another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 50C 1862 Seated 1862
AU53
PCGS
84738735

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

Choice $775 Better Date, Choice Original, Light Golden-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. Recognized as a better date since most 1862 seen will be New Orleans rather than Philadelphia strike. Mintage is a low 253,000. Whenever I run across an 1862 half, attention is paid. In the case of this lovely CAC approved example, the decision to add to inventory was swift. Surfaces are covered with a light gray-gold patina that validates the strict originality. Obverse strike essentially complete while the reverse has a touch of weakness at the eagle's lower left facing leg. Soft satiny luster remains under a light source with some cartwheel effect on the reverse. Blemish wise, there are no issues to mention other than a tiny rim distrubance at 7:30, which is mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with conservative grading.
Seated 50C 1866S Seated 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1871S Seated 1871-S
MS64
PCGS
36683754
WB-8
Gem HOLD
$4400
New December 9! WB-8, Finest CAC Approved 1871-S Seated Half, Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering the finest CAC approved 1871 San Francisco strike extant. A magnificent piece with transparent gray-gold patina to the underlying luster. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and stunning on both sides. Strike is completely executed with well rounded stars, bold center obverse devices and complete eagle device details. Most important are the surfaces and fields which are entirely blemish free including no traces of wispy hairlines in the fields. PCGS grading up the last three months had been loose and allowing some hairlines on large denomination silver coins graded at the MS64 level. This half has been recently graded during the recent conservative timeframe and reflects tighter standards. Eye appeal is superior. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An offering that belongs in one of the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars collections being built. GFRC images are unable to capture the bright light induced luster.
Seated 50C 1875S Seated 1875-S
MS64+
PCGS
36683755
WB-16
Gem $1850 New December 9! Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
EF45
PCGS
26777503
WB-5
Choice $515 WB-5, Small CC, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Decent Strike, Worn PCGS Holder, Accurately Graded, Oregon Beaver Collection. Thick crusty gray brown cover the surfaces of this choice original 1876 WB-5 Carson City strike. Residual luster is evident when viewing under a bright light with the reverse shifting to lovely golden hues. Obverse toning is quite thick and mutes most of the available luster. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and the lower reverse eagle leg and claws being nicely defined. Small CC mintmarks are used for the WB-5 die pairing. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This holder is worn and made the photography process difficult with editing of several holder spots. A strong duplicate from the Oregon Beaver Collection as 1876-CC halves are always in demand and don't last long on the GFRC price list.
Early Commems 50C 1892 Early Commems 1892
MS63
PCGS
36266073

Gem $110 Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Satiny Textures, Pleasing Toning, Susquehana Collection. A superior MS63 graded 1892 Columbian Exposition with CAC approval. Luster is sharp with bold cartwheel effect. Obverse has peripheral gold and blue toning while the reverse is mostly aquamarine-blue with some embedded gold. Just a few scattered contact marks in the obverse field of no consequence. Off the market for decaces and now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Sourced from Bowers & Ruddy by the Susquehana Collection and presently time to sell.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
28367152

Choice New Price
$465
Price Reduction by Consignor - Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. if you like your Barber coinage with old time crusty original surfaces rather than blast white, then this 1892 Philadelphia strike is for you. Obverse is covered with thick uniform gray skin while the reverse has a semi-transparent layer of gold, rose and orange shades. Reverse cartwheel luster is vibrant but obverse luster is muted by the thick patina. Completely struck with no blemishes to mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1896 Barber 1896
VF20
PCGS
29459309

Choice $260 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Above Average Eye Appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted for the strict originality, accurate technical grading and eye appeal of a higher grade.
Barber 50C 1900S Barber 1900-S
AU55
PCGS
26240095

Choice $550 Choice Original, Thick Olive-Gray Patina, Heavy Obverse Die Cracks, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved turn of the century San Francisco strike, Surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that mutes portions of the residual luster. Obverse offers a gray center with olive at the periphery while the reverse is consistently olive toned with darker hues at the rims. Well struck with heavy die cracks at the lower obverse. There are no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Ttitan Collection.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50C 1905O Barber 1905-O
EF45
PCGS
13003676

Choice $695 New November 3! Better Date, Near Gem Original, Steely Luster, Light Gold-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Saw Mill Run Collection. A wonderful 1905 New Orleans survivors with plenty of residual steely luster. Reverse luster offers mild cartwheels under a light source. Obverse is covered with light gray-gold skin while reverse is uniform rose-gold. Once does not often see this amont of residual luster on an EF45 graded coin other than Capped Bust halves. Close to gem original quality rating with a stronger overall strike lefting this coin to the next level. Mintage of only 505,000 with twelve (12) certified by PCGS at the EF45 grade level. CAC has certified with only three (3) in EF45: most CAC approvals are at the mint state level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An exceptional offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Barber 50C 1905S Barber 1905-S
VF30
PCGS
26779703

Choice $265 Choice Original, Gold-Gray Iridescent Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. Spectacular bright light eye appeal is at hand with this lovely 1905 San Francisco Barber half. Obverse is covered with iridescent gold patina that is semi transparent to the underlying residual luster. Reverse is similar with lighter gray toning that shifts to rose-blue under a light source. A well above average offering that earned CAC approval. Another case with GFRC photography is unable to capture the available luster that is seen under a light source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Purchased from a broad based West Coast collection and fairly priced for the quality.
Barber 50c 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

Gem $1150 Gem Original, Light Olive Gray Patina, Luster and Eye Appeal. A fitting partner to the 1908 PCGS MS63 CAC quarter also listed here. This is a gem piece as far as I'm concerned. Surfaces are perfectly original and have a patina to be expected after 100+ years of proper storage. Luster is cartwheel in nature under bright light and a bit attenuated due to the thick patina. Strike is complete and there are absolutely no blemishes. The soft luster is responsibile for the assigned MS63 grade; which is accurate. CAC approval rewards the originality. Fresh to market from a New England collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Barber 50C 1908O Barber 1908-O
AU53
PCGS
20897636

Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1910S Barber 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

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

Choice $695 Super Originality, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Light Rub . A perfectly original and choice 1911 Denver strike for your consideration. Fresh from the Denver ANA and screams originality with its light gun metal gray patina that is completely undisturbed by blemishes. This piece is entirely mark free while the strike is complete. How can you go wrong at the AU58 graded level with just a touch of rub on the cheek under the toning. Housed in early generation blue label PCGS holder with PNG reverse hologram. CAC approval is absolutely warranted and valid for this perfectly original Barber half.
Barber 50C 1915S Barber 1915-S
AU55
PCGS
21892346

Choice $530 Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A choice original 1915 San Francisco half with light gold patina on both sides. Cartwheel luster has a frosty texture and is vibrant. Strike is complete and surfaces are essentially blemish free with only one nano field tick by star 7 that is mentioned to demonstrate that each coin sold by GFRC is thoroughly examined. Accurately graded and housed in old PCGS blue label with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A top quality Barber half offering from Jim Poston.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

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

Choice New Price
$535
Price Reduction by Consignor - Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Gold, Olive and Rose Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. If a fan of natural toned Walking Liberty halves, rather than blast white surfaces, then this 1933-S is for your. Surfaces are choice original and well preserved. A thick layer of rose, gold and olive patina covered both sides. Under a light source, frosty cartwheel luster remains active regardless of the thick patina. Strike is nearly complete with separated thumb and fully formed vertical gown lines. This piece saw limited circulation and then was put away in storage. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another nicely toned offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66
PCGS
84012098

Gem $350 Roanoke Island NC, 350th Anniversary Commemorative, Gem Original Cardboard Toning, Frosty Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal . A gorgeous Roanoke example with original cardboard gold toning at the obverse rims. Frosty original surface luster is readily apparent and will be appreciated by the next owner. A true gem with substantial eye appeal that separates itself from most others on the market. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC Fatty
167917004

Gem $295 Booker T Washington, Superb Gem Original, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Incredible Preservation State . A magnificent 1946 Booker T. Washinton commemorative housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder to consider. A superb gem example with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with rich rose-gold and aquamarine colors while the reverse glows with fiery rose-gold when any light source is added. CAC approval is icing on the cake. For collectors who desire wildly toned coins.
1 Dollar
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848

Choice $775 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Trade $1 1874 Trade 1874
AU58
PCGS
27461036

Gem $1225 Difficult Early Philadelphia Strike, Gem Original, Gray-Copper and Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded . One in hand inspection of this gorgeous 1874 Trade dollar and you will agree that a gem original quality rating is warranted. I'll even double down and issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1874 Trade dollar is so well preserved with gray, copper and gold patina that is accentuated by frosty cartwheel luster. The eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. if you've been searching for a well above average Trade dollar as a type coin, then this offering is for you. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this piece as I suspect it will not be around long.
Trade $1 1875CC Trade 1875-CC
AU53
PCGS
26567547

Choice $1300 New October 31! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Baltimore Show New Purchase. 1875-CC Trade dollar are always a popular item on the GFRC price list and constantly searching for quality examples. Luckily, at the Baltimore show, this choice CAC approved example was located. A perfectly original example with gun metal gray-blue patina and steely luster on both sides. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. A rock solid offering that should please collectors who understand and appreciate the beauty of unmolested silver surfaces. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert along with CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1878S Morgan 1878-S
MS64
PCGS
27710094

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

Gem $285 Vivid Rose, Blues, Aquamarine, Mirrored Surfaces, Cartwheel Luster. Being selective on toned Morgans is standard operating procedure at GFRC. Getting them to photograph properly is a significant challenge with many attempts to remove lighting reflections. I'm finally pleased with these images. Toning is multicolor rainbow with gold, rose and blues on the obverse and aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Many 1880 San Francisco examples come lightly PL as is the case with this example. Under bright light, the PL surfaces accentuate the colorful toning and adds a new dimension of enjoyment. As one would expect from an MS65 graded piece, the fields and main devices are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted.
Morgan $1 1881CC Morgan 1881-CC
MS63
NGC
2565513010

Choice $725 Tough Carson City Date, Lovely Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. . A lovely 1881 Morgan struck at the Carson City mint. Since GFRC is expanding dual sided toned Morgan dollar inventory, the better Carson City dates should not be excluded. This example offers substantial eye appeal resulting from cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of rose/gold patina. Surface blemishes are consistent with the assigned MS63 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted given the eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1883 Morgan 1883
MS64
PCGS
21024141

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

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

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

Gem $665 Monster Obverse Toning, Rose and Aquamarine Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Ex Saco River Personal Collection. An incredible toner Morgan dollars that has been a key part of the Saco River personal collection. At the November 2017 Manchester NH show, I had the privilege of purchasing this amazing toned dollar. GFRC images just begin to capture the dazzling interaction between vibrant cartwheel luster and electric rose, blues and aquamarine coloring. This Morgan is superior to nearly all toners examples seen that I'm making a JUST BUY IT NOW recommedation. There will be years of enjoyment staring at the stunning obverse toning under a light source. I'm already a big fan! Housed 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Ready to find a new home in an advanced collector. A perfect Christmas present for that special collector.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

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

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS65
PCGS
33840408

Gem $295 Gem Original, Dual Sided Golden Brown Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A gem original dual sided toner Morgan with exciting coloring. Obverse is heavily toned with intermixed aquamarine, rose, gold patina while reverse is a more uniform faint gold with diagonal toning streak. Surfaces, including Liberty's cheek, are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Definitely an example for the selective collector.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
NGC Fatty
212395007

Gem $195 Gem Toning at MS64 Grade Level, Bold Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading. A magnificent dual sided toner Morgan dollar in at the MS64 preservation state. This offering is so well balanced with radiant cartwheel luster, pretty rose centers/sky blue rims and a clear cheek. Housed in early NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Frankly, this piece well deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW designation at the asking price.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS64
PCGS
34018288

Choice $125 Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with vibrant cartwheel luster, aquamarine-gold toning on the obverse and rose-blue on the reverse. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. CAC approval validates the overall quality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS64Star
NGC
2118741001

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

Gem $270 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obviously Undergraded, Jim Poston Consignment . 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - Gold CAC approved coins are always in demand, especially by Gold CAC type set collectors. This lovely 1887 Morgan would fit well into a type set collection. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster is quite dominate during in hand or bright light viewing. This Morgan is obviously undergraded as there are too few blemishes to justify the MS64 grade. Housed in first generation PCGS rattler holder. Hurry on this one as Gold CAC approved coins don't seem to last long at GFRC.
Gold
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$1 1889
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
83973646

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

Choice HOLD
$1325
Early New Orleans Struck Gold Eagle, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of 263,000 and scarce at the AU grade level. Surfaces are quite frosty with residual luster that is more evident on the reverse. Fields have faint micro chatter that is common for this date. As a matter of fact, Doug Winter comments specifically that, "Many 1851-O eagles show severe handling marks on the surfaces and it is hard to find a coin that has not been adversely affected by abrasions." Strike is typical with weakness on the radial lines of the stars. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection for GFRC customers to consider.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
4236740021

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

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

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$2.5 1837
Classic Head
AU58
NGC
4486610001

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

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

Choice $650 Early Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold, Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Die Polish Lines, Accurately Graded. Reflective cartwheel luster and a bold obverse strike are the highlights of this lovely 1852 quarter eagle. This lovely gold piece performs well under a bright light else I would not have added to GFR C inventory. Fields are lightly mirrored with a host of die polish lines on both obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum for the assigned MS62 grade level. This example was a no brainer CAC approval due to strict originalty and overall preservation state. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1857-O
Liberty
EF45
PCGS
28237636

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

Choice $915 New November 30! Low Mintage Date, Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Orange Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Let's start this description, for this lovely 1887 gold quarter eagle with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation given the eye appeal and choice surfaces. Vibrant reflection cartwheel luster is substantial and dazzling under a light source. Patina is classic orange gold that is to be expected for a well preserved 19th century gold specimen. Strike is essentially complete with a fully defined reverse but several stars lacking connected centrils. Fields have faint chatter that could explain the assigned NGC grade. Luster is more prominent than expected for the assigned MS61 grade. This piece offers value as I don't see the field chatter as being distracting. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1894
Liberty
AU58
PCGS OGH
1371405

Gem HOLD
$850
New December 8! Gem Original, Swirling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Outstanding Eye Appeal, Undergraded. Another recent new purchase that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1894 $2.5 quarter eagle is undergraded with superior eye appeal. Let's start with surfaces. Fields are mirrored and emit swirling reflective cartwheel luster under a light source. Viewing this lovely gold piece is so much fun! Strike is hammered with deeply impressed devices throughout obverse and reverse. What is the rub? A careful 10x loupe inspection failed to reveal any rub to justify the assigned AU58 grade. My grade would be MS62. A special candidate as a type coin with everything going for it; PCGS OGH, CAC approval, strike and proof like fields and luster. Worthy of the asking price.
Gold G$2.5 1898
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
83905749

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

Gem $675 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Satiny cartwheel luster and a hammered strike are the two highlights of this marvelous 1902 $2.5 quarter eagle. Luster is active and engaging under a light source. Strike is 100% complete with every subtle device detail being completely impressed. Accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approved gold is in strong demand and an ideal selection for a top quality type set.
Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS65
PCGS
12388147

Gem $1025 New December 9! Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Greenish Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Superior Eye Appeal. Wow, what a great gem original 1904 Liberty $2.5 quarter eagle! This offering provide the potential buyer with broadbased balance across all the evaluation criteria used for describing gold coins. Let's start with luster that is swirling cartwheels under a light source. Fields and devices are covered with micro-granular mint frost on both sides. All devices are in high relief due to a hammered strike. There are three micro abrasions with non worth mentioning. Please trust me on this piece as handpicked from a large number of gem original gold boxes at a large wholesale dealer. Housed in old blue label PCGS with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Accurately graded with superior eye appeal. Worthy of a slight premium for the above average quality.
Gold G$2.5 1904
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
85195649

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

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

Choice $440 Choice Original, Great Type Coin, Orange Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely last year Liberty design strike at the Philadelphia mint. Perfect for a type set without breaking the bank! There is plenty of orange gold luster that pleases the eye and an attractive offer price. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading too. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A really nice quarter eagle that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Gold G$2.5 1925-D
Indian
MS64
NGC Fatty
312131004

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

Choice $5750 Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A near gem example with eye catching cartwheel luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and I could easily see this double eagle in an MS61 without question. 1853 double eagle strikes have a lower mintage than their 1851 and the 1852 counteparts but all three dates have similar pricing and overall availability. The 1853 date is rare in Mint State grades and undervalued as PCGS has only graded (3) in MS63 and none higher. This AU58 example with CAC approval is so choice and pleasing. In hand inspection under a bright light will reveal the flashy luster and tickle the eyes. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Please give this double eagle special consideration as I know GFRC customers will not be disappointed.
Gold G$20 1860
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
35319538

Choice $3950 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Green-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Mintage of 577,670 and a well product date. Many surviving examples will be found with acceptable surfaces and minimal abrasions. Case in point is this lovely example with green-gold surfaces and soft frosty cartwheel luster. Strike is completely executed with nice rounded star points and delicate reverse details throughout the ealge, rays and scroll. Abrasions in the fields are limited to a bagmark in front of Liberty's mouth and one line at the lower left reverse. Choice originality won the hearts at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another better date United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that will please the most selective collector.
Gold G$20 1873-S
Liberty
AU58
NGC
3815592019

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

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

Gem $2650 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Attractive Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Competitively Priced, Outback Collection. A superb gem original 1911-D St Gaudens $20 double eagle that offers frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel effects. When inspecting St. Gaudens strikes, collectors typical gravity to Liberty's head and upper body. That focal point should be absolutely free of marks or luster breaks. On this 1911-D, from the Outback Collection, liberty's face and upper body are entirely blemish free and well struck. Please review the GFRC for your own confirmation. Next, let's discuss grade and competitive pricing. The piece is graded MS65+ with CAC approval. GFRC customers, who understanding statistics, can immediately appreciate how this top end MS65 double eagle is within the MS66 distribution. Typical MS66 examples, without CAC approval, are bringing between $3100 to $3600 at major auctions during 2018. The Outback Collection example is competitively priced at $2650 and is a premium MS65+ with CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. A gem offering for those collectors hoping for an exceptional type coin at reasonable price.
Gold G$20 1913
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
35346186

Choice $2725 New December 10! Low Mintage Better Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rich Greenish Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A noteworthy offering as 1913 double eagles sport a low mintage of only 168,780 with MS63 being the last "affordable" grade level for most collectors. This specimen has choice original surfaces with thick greenish-gold patina. Luster is frosty with nice cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are mostly abrasion free and any marks are consistent with the assigned grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the Osprey Collection. This consignor knows his United States gold and continues to bring some great offerings to GFRC inventory.
Gold G$5 1874-CC
Liberty
AU53
PCGS
84228740

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

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

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

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

Gem $1375 Near Gem Original, Orange Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, So Close to MS65. The gorgeous 1893 $5 half eagle is essential at gem level with MS64+ certification and CAC approval. This piece displays substantial orange patina on both sides, with underlying mint frost. Bright light viewing releases attractive cartwheel luster. The surfaces are minimally abraded and exhibit sharply struck design elements. This date becomes very scarce in MS65 and elusive above that level. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. Competitive prices with current CoinFacts CAC approved records.
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
34617943

Gem $835 New December 9! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Blemish free surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this attractive 1899 $5 half eagle strike. Satiny luster is continuous with no breaks on either side. Fields are entirely abraison free with viewing under a light source. A strong candidate with a gem original quality rating. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A strong candidate for a gold type set. Fairly priced for overall quality.
Gold G$5 1902-S
Liberty
AU58
PCGS
29592470

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

Gem $3550 Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster dominates on this gem 1908 Philadelphia half eagle strike. Strike is deeply impressed through obverse and reverse with tiny die preparation anomalies visible inside device recesses. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted for this gem. Another top quality selection from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1913
Indian
MS63
PCGS
26719159

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Osprey Collection. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted.
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