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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 333 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 22, 2019

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 1863 Indian 1863
AU58
PCGS
37055034

Choice $130 New June 17! Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. Though GFRC does not handle a host of Indian cents, there is a certain "look" that is conducive for CAC approval. This 1863 has that appearance. Satiny luster is consistent on both sides as is the light copper colored toning. Surface are fully unabraded and pleasing. A quality example with a faint hint of rub on the Indian's cheek. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely AU58 graded duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Lincoln 1C 1909S Lincoln 1909-S
AU58
PCGS
20882645

Choice $265 New June 17! Lincoln Semi-Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A valuable semi-key date in the Lincoln cent series. Low mintage of only 1,825,000. Uniform brown patina on both sides with remaining satiny luster on the reverse. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. An AU58 graded duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection that deserves a new home in another advanced collection.
5 Cents
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
MS64+
NGC
4631859010
LM-13.1
Gem $2150 New July 21! Pure Capped Bust Half Dime Eye Candy, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Muti-Color Patina, Gem Original Surfaces, Osprey Collection. An exceptional first year 1829 strike from the LM-13.1 die pairing. Eye candy is the best approach to describe the vivid gold-orange, rose, blues, violets and pink shades on this lovely gem. Brilliant frosty luster is equally impressive during bright light viewing. Let's also mention that both sides are deeply impressed with full devices. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A splendid offering from the Osprey Collection that was carefully hand picked at the 2019 Summer FUN show. Worthy of the finest Capped Bust Half Dime collections.
Capped Bust 5C 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU58
PCGS
84786335
LM-13.1
Choice $520 New June 17! First Year Issue, Steely Luster, Semi-Transparent Light Gray Toning, Well Struck CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Colletion. A thoroughly pleasing first year of design strike with luster that is between steely and frosty. Regardless of the luster's texture, active cartwheels are present during bright light viewing. Choice surfaces are toned a light gray. Strike is well executed. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. If building an AU58 centric Capped Bust half dime date set or a type set, this lovely AU58 example is worthy of your attention. Yet another AU58 graded duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection.
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 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 1833 Capped Bust 1833
AU55
PCGS
34377560
LM-1
Choice $335 New June 26! Mirrored Surfaces, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Crisp Reflective Luster, CAC Approval. An impressive 1833 LM-1 Capped Bust half dime is that poorly presented by GFRC images. This offering has mirrored surfaces covered with thick golden-gray toning. Regardless of the toning, the fields are crisply reflective under a light source. Reverse has ebony highlight on the eagle. Strike is fully executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1839O Seated 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
14939490

Choice $325 Popular No Drapery Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Super Originality. A perfectly natural 1839 New Orleans strike with crusty gray-blue patina and chioce original surfaces. Strike is complete and borders on a hammered designation if the lower right field stars were a tad sharper. Substantial eye appeal for collectors of thick crusty surface originalility. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder wth CAC approval. Holder contains D.L. Hansen Collection blue label. CAC approval rewards the accurate grading and originality.
Seated 5C 1844 Seated 1844
AU58
NGC
4715859007
V-3c FS-301
Choice $450 New June 10! V-3c Repunched Date, Pretty Blue-Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 1844 Philadelphia strike come with several different repunched dates. V-3c features bold repunching below the 8 and 4 digits. This variety is also listed as FS-301 (Cherrypickers) and recognized by PCGS. This near gem original example features bold repunching under the date digits and rich frosty luster. Intermixed blues and rose coloring are amplified by the luster and active cartwheels. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. The NGC label does not call out the variety. An eye catching offering from Jim Poston that will definitely please the new owner.
Seated 5C 1844O Seated 1844-O
Small O
EF45
NGC
91261017
V-2
Choice $1450 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 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 1847 Seated 1847
AU58
PCGS
27594054

Choice HOLD
$270
New June 25! Lightly Mirrored Fields, Faint Peripheral Gold, Fully Strike, Above Average Eye Appeal. A choice original 1847 Philadelphia struck half dime that is most pleasing. Fields are lightly mirrored and produce considerable reflective cartwheels luster on both sides. Strike is complete and surfaces are unabraded. Peripheral gold on the obverse and pastel blues on the reverse nicely frame the mostly untoned centers. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1848O Seated 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1849O Seated 1849-O
EF40
PCGS
36678099
V-1
Choice $825 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 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF35
NGC
3813167001

Choice $235 New July 4! Rarest With Arrow Date, Well Struck, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Jim Poston Consignment. The most challenging Liberty Seated half dime With Arrows issue with a mintage of 660,000. This offering, from Jim Poston, features unabraded surfaces covered with thick crusty gray patina. An ideal candidate if building a circulated date and mintmark set with emphasis on strict originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and fresh CAC approval. Fairly priced for the superior preservation state.
Seated 5C 1858O Seated 1858-O
MS64
NGC
22199301

Gem $700 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 1861 Seated 1861
MS63
PCGS
36886259

Choice $375 Thick Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. What a lovely 1861 Liberty Seated half dime with thick frosty luster and active cartwheels. Obverse is mostly untoned other than some peripheral light gold. Pastel rainbow shades cover the entire reverse along with bold underlying reflective luster. Strike is essentially complete with only a touch of weakness at the upper left cereal wreath. GFRC images accurate capture overall eye appeal and reverse colors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval. Another quality offering from Jim Poston.
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 1872 Seated 1872
MS60
PCGS
14832142

Gem $445 New June 10! Gold CAC Beauty, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Center, Peripheral Gold, Jim Poston Consignment. A perfect Liberty Seated half dime type coin for those wishing to have a little more in their collection. Gold CAC approval is a differentiating factor for this gorgeous 1872 Philadelphia strike. How or why this coin was graded MS60 is beyond my explanation. Rich frosty luster immediately jumps out when viewed under a light source. The center aquamarine is framed by a thick peripheral ring of burnt gold. There are no abrasions too. Was this another PCGS "mechanical error" where the label was improperly generated? Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval. Super eye appeal arrives with this lovely 1872 half dime from Jim Poston; it is worthy of consideration.
Seated 5C 1873S Seated 1873-S
MS65
PCGS
84379355

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.
10 Cents
Capped Bust 10C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
STATESOF
VG08
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 1821 Capped Bust 1821
VF20
PCGS
27611350
JR-3
Choice $300 JR-3, Better R4 Die Pairing, Choice Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The JR-3 Large Date die pairing is a better Capped Bust dime die pairing. It was previously listed as an R-6 in the JRCS reference book but now degraded to R4 rarity. A thoroughly wholesome example with choice original surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS 2013 Gen 4.6 holder along with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
G06
PCGS
33946754
JR-1
Choice $2600 Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Sharp Rims, CAC Approval, Important Opportunity. The Capped Bust dime denomination key date with small mintage of 100,000 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation and a result very low survival rate in VF20 or better. Nearly all survivors will be found at the AG03 through F12 grade levels. CAC has approval twenty-nine (29) total with only only eight higher than F12. A popular date indeed. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original G06 example with just honest wear and gray patina. There is nice contrast between the darker grade fields and lighter main devices. Rims are complete on both sides along with sufficient remaining device details at the assigned grade level. There are two ancient micro lines on the obverse mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A special offering from the Osprey Collection that warrants special consideration. Please note that the white lines on the obverse are holder scratches. There was insufficient time to edit out all of these lines but be assured that they are on the holder and not the coin.
Capped Bust 10C 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 1829 Capped Bust 1829
AU55
PCGS
30170161
JR-6
Choice $635 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Better JR-6 Die Pairing, Small 10C, Thick Crusty Patina, Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, Frosty Reverse Luster. If you like your silver coinage with thick crusty surfaces, then this 1829 JR-6 Capped Bust dime should be considered. Obverse coloring is crusty aquamarine with golden highlights at the peripheries. On the other hand, the reverse is lightly toned with a thin layer of gray-gold. This allows frosty luster to be readily enjoyed during bright light viewing. Strike is well executed and complete on both sides. JR-6 is a better die pairing and listed as an R-3 rarity. Housed in 2014 PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 10C 1831 Capped Bust 1831
MS64
PCGS
35587394
JR-5
Choice $3250 New June 2! Near Gem Original JR-5 Example, Fully Struck, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. If an advanced Capped Bust dime collector, then please treat yourself with the purchase of this marvelous 1831 JR-5 dime. A stunningly original near gem with frosty cartwheel luster and naturally toned surfaces. Both sides exhibit light gray-rose centers that are surrounded by thin peripheral gold. Strike is essentially hammered and so pleasing on a closed collar Capped Bust dime. I'm thoroughly impressed with this offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted to catch customer attention. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A wonderful 2019 Summer Baltimore new purchase and new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust 10C 1832 Capped Bust 1832
AU50
PCGS
34198426
JR-2
Choice $515 Choice Original, Pretty Olive Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading. A conservatively graded 1832 JR-2 dime to consider. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with a thin olive-gold patina. Residual luster is available under a moderate sight source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC captures the overall eye appeal including hammered strike and choice original surfaces.
Capped Bust 10C 1834 Capped Bust 1834
Large 4
EF45
PCGS
10826782
JR-1
Choice $465 Large 4, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original, CAC Approved. A splendid closed collar Capped Bust dime offering with gold and sky blue peripheral toning. GFRC images accurately captured the based gray coloring and blemish free surfaces. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend and is also evident in protected device areas. This is one of those offerings with well above average eye appeal and priced at a premium. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. Why not spend a bit more for a great Capped Bust type coin that will please for years to come?
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
MS63+
PCGS
24705262
JR-3
Choice $2650 New June 25! Well Preserved Natural Surfaces, Rich Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Peripheral Gold, Full Strike, Ideal Type Coin. An ideal Capped Bust dime type coin candidate. This 1835 strike is perfectly balanced at its assigned MS63+ grade level. Strike is hammered with rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and elevated reverse devices including claws and arrow feathers. Frosty surfaces radiate huge amounts of cartwheel luster. Coloring consists of peripheral gold with aquamarine below the date. The GFRC images accurately capture this pieces overall beauty. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. One of only two graded at the MS63+ level by PCGS. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion during the submission process.
Capped Bust 10C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF35
PCGS
27925639
JR-3
Choice $285 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina. A slightly better 1835 variety that offers choice surfaces and is strictly original. Obverse toning is a combination of base medium gray on main devices and fields coupled with some ebony coloring by the date and left bust. Wear points are toned gray/gold. The reverse is toned gun metal gray/blue with the blues becoming dominate under bright light. This piece is entirely blemish free and choice. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1837 Seated 1837
Large Date
MS63
PCGS
21789571
F-101b
Gem $3000 New June 28! Large Date, Gorgeous Gem, Swirling Frosty Cartwheels, Light Steel Gray Patina, So Difficult to Part With, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. One of the pride and joys of my reference collection other than the core Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set. A gem MS63 example with brilliant frosty luster that turn to swirling cartwheels under a light source. Light metal gray patina dresses up this gem nicely. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Purchased March 2001 and the F-101b plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book. Yes, I've price this one high and don't care if it sticks with me until the 2019 August ANA show. It will be gone once type collectors see this piece in the GFRC case.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS66+
NGC
2037607021
F-108a
Gem $5775 Partial Drapery, Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. The F-108a Partial Drapery die variety that results from a clash of the E in DIME near the elbow along with heavy reverse die clashing on the right reverse. NGC decided to not list the Partial Drapery designation on the brown EPN label claiming the obverse clash mark was too weak. I discussed this directly with NGC prior to the November 2013 Eric P. Newman sale since the "extra drapery" clash mark is visible but muted by the thick patina. To set the record straight, this high grade mint state example was struck from the partial drapery dies and during the correct die state. This gorgeous example has satiny luster and a hammered strike. Gem surfaces are smooth and covered with thick crusty olive-gray, lilac, and chestnut-brown toning. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. This piece brought $6756 at the November 2013 auction. Sold into the Tenafly Collection during mid 2017 and now back on the market.
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 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
27514044
F-113
Choice $355 Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original example of the 1838 F-113 die variety with bold reverse die flaw between ONE and DIME and struck from eroded dies. Surfaces are choice and covered with a uniform gun metal gray/blue patina. Under bright light, the patina becomes transparent and exposes pretty blue fields and a light rose main device while the reverse becomes mostly deep rose. No blemishes whatsoever were found during a close 10x loupe inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
AU50
PCGS
24172926
F-104
Choice $400 Large Stars, Strictly Original, Choice Surfaces, Diagnostic F-104 Die Crack, Accurately Graded. A wonderfully toned 1838 No Drapery dime with residual frosty luster under a light source. Surfaces appear to mostly gray during in hand inspection. When adding a slight source, the coloring shifts to rose-gold with speckled blues. As shown in the GFRC images, the coloring is strong on the obverse than the reverse. The F-104 diagnostic die crack through the left base and into the shield is bold and easily seen with a loupe. A late die state example with considerable die erosion on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1838 Seated 1838
Large Stars
AU50
PCGS
35646086
F-113
Choice $425 New July 4! Reverse Die Flaw, Choice Original, Light Gray with Pastel Aquamarine-Gold, Fully Struck, CAC Approved, Jim Poston Consignment. The 1838 F-113 die pairing is easily attributed by a combination of significant obverse die wear below the date and ending at Liberty's foot coupled with reverse die flaws between ONE and DIME. This most attractive example is fully struck with light gray patina that contains embedded pastel aquamarine-gold and rose shades. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with fresh CAC approval. Another quality offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 10C 1839 Seated 1839
MS64
PCGS
34972577
F-101
Choice $1350 New July 21! Near Gem Original No Drapery Type, Splendid Frosty Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Above Average Eye Appeal, Newtown Collection. A splendid 1839 No Drapery F-101 offering with substantial bright light eye appeal. As usual, GFRC are woefully inadequate in capturing the vivid frosty luster and multi-color patina. Let's start with the toning. Upper obverse is toned an even rose with transition to orange-gold at the upper left periphery. The lower obverse, and especially the date area, are toned aquamarine blue. Reverse toning is mostly aquamarine-blue with a patch of intermixed rose from about 12:00 to 3:00. Bright light induced cartwheels are vibrant and enhance the toning. Surfaces are unabraded and pleasing along with a full strike. Accurately graded based on luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown 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 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28645438
F-105b
Choice $6500 Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, Vertical Crack Die State, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The F-105b middle die state for the marquee 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse Die variety in F-105c terminal die state. During the F-105b middle die state, the obverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving upward in between the 18 digits in the date and then through the right shield, Liberty's midsection, and ending at her shoulder clasp. Stars 8 is boldly repunched and Star 10 to a lesser extent. Significant radial die lines behind Liberty's lower gown are present. The 1839 Pie Shattered Obverse is only known in three distinctly different die states; early with no die crack followed by the middle die state with the vertical crack and of course, the terminal pie shaped die cracks. Originally purchased from Brian Greer during July 2000 as a raw AU and still believe this one is crusty AU. Gray-gold patina covers both sides. Conservative grading and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. The F-105b plate coin in The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors reference guide. Probably the finest F-105b example known. From the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
34198695
F-105
Choice $380 Large O, Choice Original Surfaces, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. Large O. Thick crusty gray patina is the highlight of this perfectly original 1839 New Orleans F-105 strike. The reverse is particular crusty but with mint frost visible in the protected areas. Strike is completely executed. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1839O Seated 1839-O
VF35
PCGS
F-107
Choice HOLD
$1250
New July 3! Rare Die Pairing, Huge O Obverse, Small O Reverse, Crusty Original Gray, CAC Approval, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. James A. Stacks Sr. sale held during October 1994 by Stacks. One of the finest known 1839-O F-107 examples. The F-107 die pairing results of the Huge O obverse die being paired briefly with a Small O reverse. This die pairing is much rarer than the F-108 Huge O die pairing. The offered example thick gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides and is unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The 1839-O F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors web-book and in the Fortin collection since 1995.
Seated 10C 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
24166648
F-106a
Choice $695 Medium O, Top 100 Varieties #16, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1840 New Orleans strikes are challenging in original EF or better grades. Three mintmark sizes are available with the F-106 variety resulting from a single Medium O reverse die. This pairing can be located in early (F-106) through late die states (F-106a). Late die states will have a long vertical die crack from STAT(E)S towards the N in ONE. The late die state is listed in the Liberty Seated Dime Top 100 Varieties set. This offering, from the amazing Tenafly Collectio, features natural light gray surfaces and completed diagnostics. Housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with speciality D.L. Hansen holder and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU55
PCGS
06935835
F-101
Gem $29500 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 1842 Seated 1842
AU58
NGC
563028009
F-105
Choice $495 New June 10! Early Philadelphia With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheels, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. The AU58 grade level has become very popular in the past few years due to Everyman Sets. Adding on CAC approval further increases the desirability. This quality 1842 Philadelphia strike was recently consigned by Jim Poston and warrants attention. Surface are no question choice with much mint frost remaining. Moderated rose-gold covers the obverse while the reverse is toned faint gold with darker shades at the periphery. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
MS62
PCGS
21593536
F-105
Choice $3500 Rare in Mint State, Incredible Overall Strike, Perfectly Original, CAC Approved, Newtown Collection. Ex. Birmingham and Florida Collection. A marvelous 1842-O F-105 Seated dime that is once again back in GFRC inventory. This example original surfaced during 2015 from the Birmingham Collection, then into the Florida Collection, and finally settling down for a few years in the Newtown Collection. With the recent purchase of my 1842-O F-101 PCGS MS63 CAC dime, this example is back on the market. A well balance mint state specimen with hammered strike for the F-105 die pairing. The die chip at Liberty's left facing forefinger and the die blog in the right obverse field are the attribution points and bold due to hammered strike. Natural aquamarine and rose toning is consistent on both sides with some blues on the reverse. Obverse luster is a bit soft due to the thicker patina while reverse offers frosty luster with mild cartwheels. There are no abrasions that would hold this piece back from a higher grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 blue label holder (1998-2002) with CAC approval. An important duplicate being divested by the Newtown Collection.
Seated 10C 1842O Seated 1842-O
AU55
PCGS
15571451
F-105
Gem $2250 Ex. Pittman, Gem Original, Well Above Average Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and an important pedigree to consider when evaluating this gem 1842 New Orleans dime. Locating 1842, 1843 and 1845 New Orleans struck dimes in choice AU or better is very changing to improbable. New Orleans mint coinage circulated heavily in the southern states and few survived choice. On a rare occasion that a gem example arrives to market, then a pedigree is typically the reason for the superior preservation state. This 1842-O F-105 example is simply magnificent and so well balanced. Surfaces are strictly original with semi transparent gun metal gray patina on the obverse and bullseye gold and blue toning rings that nicely frame a rose-gray center. Under bright light, the residual luster is readily apparent and exposes all rainbow colors. Strike is complete with rounded stars and complete veins on the reverse wreath leaves. This piece is also blemish free and simply wholesome for the assigned grade. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the obvious originality, eye appeal and accurate grading. A superb offering from the Tenafly Collection that belongs in a subsequent advanced collection. The new owner will be pleased!
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 $1350 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - 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 1842O Seated 1842-O
EF40
PCGS
34823042
F-102a
Choice $750 Superior F-102a Offering, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Top 100 Varieties #22, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A wonderful 1842-O F-102a example to consider given the complete strike and unabraded surfaces and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Light gray patina is uniform and covers both sides. Obverse strike is especially pleasing and contrasts sharply with the shattered and worn reverse. This reverse sees considerable usage and develops numerous die cracks from the rim in the legend and wreath. This late F-102a die state was previously designated "Shattered Reverse #2" by Brian Greer in his 1992 guidebook. The F-102a die state is listed within the Top 100 Varieties set due to the abundance of reverse die cracks. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A gem original offering from the AuburnNY Accordian 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 1845 Seated 1845
MS64+
PCGS
24705269
F-110
Gem $2950 New June 25! Better F-110 Die Variety, Only MS64+ Graded, Gem Original Eye Appeal, Fully Struck, Natural Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. A magnificent 1845 F-110 specimen and the only MS64+ example graded. The gem original quality rating was a foregone conclusion when first inspecting this well balanced offering. Old time natural frosty luster explodes with coloring during bright light viewing. The reverse is so pretty with center rose surrounded by sky blue hues. Strike is complete with bold stars head details and complete wreath leaves. The F-110 die variety warrants an R5 rarity rating in Very Fine or better grade. F-110 captures the third die marriage of Obverse 1 with a reverse die that has heavy die polish lines through AM(ER)ICA. This offering will be added to The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors as the new F-110 plate coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. An opportunity to own a high grade mint state 1845 dime that is also an important die variety specimen.
Seated 10C 1845 Seated 1845
AU55
PCGS
30694453
F-104
Choice $400 Lapped Repunched Date Dies, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. This Tenafly Colleciton offering is the 1845 F-104 plate coin for the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. The F-104 die variety captures late die state dies after being lapped and removing repunching on the 45 digits. This example is choice original with crusty gray-olive patina and no blemishes whatsoever. Held in the Gerry Fortin Liberty Seated Dime Reference Collectio since the late 1990s and sold to Tenafly during late 2017. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the strict originality, eye appeal and accurate grading.
Seated 10C 1845O Seated 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
15736489
F-101
Choice $2450 Rare Date/Grade, Only Three CAC Approved EF45, Last Affordable Grade. The 1845 New Orleans date remains under appreciated in the Liberty Seated dime series. Choice examples in EF45 are very scarce while problem free AU specimens present a huge challenge. PCGS population documents the collector's dilemma; twelve certified at EF45 level, eight in AU50 and then only one each at the AU53, AU55 and AU58 grade levels. CAC approved examples can be counted on one hand! Three EF45s, one AU50 and one AU55. Obviously, this date remains extremely scarce in AU53 or better with EF45 being the last "affordable" grade level. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the three CAC EF45 examples in existent. A choice original example with steely fields that is typical for higher grade specimens. An orange-gold arc covers the right obverse while reverse coloring is mottled gold and deep aquamarine. Strike is typical for the date with strong obverse devices at the expense of reverse wreath leaves. Surfaces are pristine and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder with CAC approval. This is a date that collectors should step-up for and use a lay-a-way if necessary. With only three CAC approved EF45s and one AU50, the opportunity should not be missed.
Seated 10C 1846 Seated 1846
VG10
PCGS
37060221
F-101
Choice $675 With Stars Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal, Newtown Dansco Album Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being the key date for the With Stars design type. Mintage is only 31,300. Most surviving examples are found in lower circulated grades as is the case for this Newtown Collection offering. This example offers choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free for the well circulated grade level. Fields are mostly gun metal gray with golden obverse devices. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1848 Seated 1848
AU58
NGC
2037622097
F-101
Choice $585 Eric P. Newman Collection, Old Paper Envelope Toning, Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green/Eric P. Newman. Mintage of 451,500 with survivals being limited at the upper grade levels. This near-Mint example features attractive toning on both sides. Toning includes combination of sky-blue, copper, champagne, and red intermixed hues. A well struck F-101 example with no marks worthy of individual mention. Housed in the original EPN brown label holder with CAC approval. Offered as part of the divestment of the Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1849O Seated 1849-O
AU50
PCGS
30949630
F-101b
Choice HOLD
$985
Large O, Near Gem Original, Fantastic Strike, Gray-Gold Patina, Fairly Graded, Tenafly Collection. After working with the Liberty Seated dime series since 1988, some coins still manage to blow me away. This 1849-O F-101b Large O is one of the cases and immediately worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Throw caution to the wind and just jump on this exceptional example. Nearly all 1849-O F-101 dimes are found with poor obverse strikes; flat heads and mushy stars. As a whole, the 1849-O date is difficult to locate in choice condition above EF. CAC population report reveals two at AU50, two at AU53 and a lone AU58. This offering is one of the two approved at AU50 grade level and further reinforces its importance. A near gem with bold strike and lovely gray-gold patina. Both sides are entirely blemish free. I'll say it again and please forgive for repetition; JUST BUY IT NOW and afterwards, you will understand why. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. From the amazing Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1852 Seated 1852
EF40
PCGS
24908818
F-102
Choice $205 Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Struck, Fairly Graded, Tenafly Collection. A strictly original 1852 dime struck from the F-102 die pairing. Uniform gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCFS Gen 4.5 holder with blue label. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1852O Seated 1852-O
EF40
PCGS
11702021
F-101
Choice $550 Better Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Dusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Better Liberty Seated dime date with mintage of 430,000. It is possible that many of these were lost to silver arbitrage as the price of silver bullion was higher than face value. Choice original with dusty gray patina. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert. A perfectly original offering from the amazing Tenafly 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
No Arrows
AU50
PCGS
15677642
F-101
Choice $1000 Scarce No Arrows Offering, Choice Original, Rose-Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. 1853 No Arrows dimes sport a small mintage of only 95,000. Production of the heavier weight planchet was terminated early during 1853 in favor of a lower silver weight to solve the silver arbitrage issue facing United States silver coinage. Today, 1853 No Arrows dimes are scarce in all circulated graded with most being known in mint state. This PCGS AU50 certified example offers choice surfaces that are covered with uniform rose-violet and gray patina. CAC approval rewards the strict originality. This is the only AU50 example with CAC approval along with one in AU55 and two at AU58. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1853O Seated 1853-O
With Arrows
AU58
PCGS
33542700
F-101
Choice $2200 Rare Grade, Hammered Strike, Choice Original, Accurate Grading, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Woodlands Collection. 1853-O dimes are a serious challenge in choice AU or better. The F-101 die pairing, though boldly struck, is typically seen with a lack of head details and weakness in Liberty's upper body. Stars 6 through 13 will also show weakness in the centrils and halos around each star. The F-101 reverse is a leftover die from 1852-O (F-102). It was used on a limited basis in 1852 and still produced strong detailed strikes during 1853 with full denticles. CAC has approved only twenty-one 1853-O dimes in all grades with five at the AU58 level and only four in mint state. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. CAC approval recognizes the balance between originality, strike, luster and overall eye appeal. Another important offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
MS63
PCGS
32198409
F-106
Choice $1200 New June 10! Left Foot Of 1 Broken, Thick Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Full Strike, Newtown Collection. Surface finishes for 1854-O dies are wide ranging. Some will be found with partial proof like fields while others will have a frosty textured or sandblasted appearance. This choice original New Orleans struck example fails in the latter category. The obverse is heavily frosted while the reverse less so. A dirty light gray patina cover both sides and screams originality. Obverse strike is from a weakly hubbed die with missing flag and left foot on the 1 digit along with partial stars 1 thru 3. Accurately graded and CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
34941544
F-102
Choice $1225 Popular Shattered Obverse Terminal Die State, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Indiana and Grey Soldier Collections. 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. 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 weakness 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. An important Top 100 die variety from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
MS64
PCGS
21272615
F-103
Choice $1250 Small Date, Fully Struck, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Tannish Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1856 Small Date F-103 web-book plate and in the Fortin Collection since 1990. I really hate to sell this lovely dime as one of the mint state pieces acquired decades ago. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1856 Seated 1856
Small Date
AU55
PCGS
30447897
F-122
Choice $300 Die Scratches Below Date, Hammered Strike, Choice Original, Crusty Olive Gray, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection . On the 1856 Small date F-122 obverse, die scratches are visible between the 18 digits and the denticles directly below those digits. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with edge insert. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading. The F-122 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Formerly from the Gerry Fortin reference collection and now divested as part of the Tenafly Collection sale.
Seated 10C 1856S Seated 1856-S
EF45
PCGS
28586924
F-101
Choice HOLD
$2350
New July 21! Key With Stars Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Golden-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. First year of Liberty Seated dime production at the San Francisco mint with limited mintage of 70,000. Most surviving examples are seen with problems including a fair number that end up being TPG certified. This EF45 graded example is strictly original with choice surfaces. The golden-brown patina is consistent with strict originality and they type of eye appeal that CAC will approve. PCGS has certified only nine pieces at EF45 with few auction apperances in CoinFacts records. CAC has approved only seventeen in all graded and two at EF45 level along with a single AU58 in all AU grades. If searching for a CAC approved EF/AU example, your choices are miniscule and best to acquire this example. Fairly priced for overall quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont holder with CAC approval. Another quality duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection that should not last long on the price list.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
PF64
NGC
685163003
F-101
Gem $4750 F-101 Proof Strike, Rare Early Date, Ex. Pittman Collection, CAC Approval, Watery Mirrors, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Ex. Pittman Collection and off the market since April 2002 in the Gerry Fortin reference collection. A boldly reflective example of the early 1857 proof rarity. Watery mirrored fields offer brilliant clarity and reflectivity. An absolutely hammered strike with all devices being sharply struck and defined in high relief. A transparent thin golden film covers the surfaces on both sides. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed the lightest ancient obverse field lines which account for the assigned grade on this highly appealing Gem offering. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality, overall eye appeal and quality consistent with the Pittman pedigree. An important opportunity for the astute Liberty Seated dime advanced collector to snag a piece of numismatic history. The F-101 web-book plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1857 Seated 1857
AU50
PCGS
19109483
F-106
Choice $175 Perfectly Natural Surfaces, Deep Gray-Gold Patina, Soft Luster, Tenafly Collection. Rich gray-gold patina is 100% natural and validates the strict originality. Strike is typical for the date. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
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 1860O Seated 1860-O
VF25
PCGS
28645590
F-101
Choice $2975 Important Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Newtown Collections. Key Civil War date in a special preservation state. Serious Liberty Seated dime collectors recognize how difficult it is to located choice examples of the 1860 New Orleans date. Mintage is tiny at 40,000 with most being lost and rediscovered in Civil War battlefields. Then there is the Type 1 obverse design hub that has weak relief and wears down quickly. Probably 80% of the surviving examples have some amount of environmental damage or have been repaired enough to be certified by the TPGs. This example is different and offers traditional gray patina that we associate with natural toned silver; it is one of the few I've seen. GFRC originally sold this example into the Newtown Collection after locating privately. Tthe Newtown Collection consigner upgraded this example and then sold into the Outback Collection. Now it is back with GFRC for another release back to the marketplace. If you are a passionate Liberty Seated dime fan, then consider this example even if your coin is a slightly higher grade. The eye appeal should exceed most that are available. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1861 Seated 1861
Type 2 Obverse
MS64
PCGS Rattler
1147057
F-114
Gem $950 Attractively Toned, Rattler Holder, CAC, Typical Strike.. This is a common coin in uncommon condition. Underlaid by even gray toning, rose and blue rim toning rises from both sides, while the obverse right field is graced by streaks of blue and evergreen. Tyoe II obverse, as indicated by the six vertical lines above Liberty in the shield. The luster is satiny, and strike is typical with some weakness seen in the upper portion of the reverse. CAC has certified 21 pieces of this date. Housed in a PCGS 1986-1989 Gen1.2 Ratteler Holder, this piece from the Jim Poston collection will sell quickly.
Seated 10C 1865S Seated 1865-S
VF25
PCGS
35917418
F-101a
Choice $1150 Large Depression Below Shield and on Maple Leaf, Natural Light Gray Patina, Typical F-101 Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. In his Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes, Greer indicates that two F-101a examples were seen with a large depression at the lower left of the shield. To date, no explanation has been offered for this anomaly but a filled die with foreign substance would be a logical hypothesis. Much to my surprise, there is a choice original F-101a example in the Tenafly Collection. Even without the rare die state, this 1865-S dime is really sweet. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray with no abrasions. Strike is typical to slightly better for the F-101 die pair. It would be difficult to locate a finer example at the VF25 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of an advanced collection for sure!
Seated 10C 1867 Seated 1867
MS65
PCGS OGH
4205323
F-102
Gem $4300 Series Key Philadelphia Date, Gem Original, Clashed Obverse, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A tiny Reconstruction Era mintage of 6,000 with few surviving in gem condition. This example is worthy of an advanced date and mintmark collection and will never need to be upgraded as so attractive. Strike is hammered. Both obverse and reverse offer frosty primary devices that are surrounded by heavily polished fields. Obverse has two ticks in the right field. There is a faint micro line to the left of the date punch. Reverse is entirely blemish free. This gem offering is housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder with CAC approval. An important offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1867S Seated 1867-S
EF40
PCGS
15978077
F-102
Choice $885 GFRC Buy-Out and Price Reduction! Challenging Date, Choice Original Gray Toned Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. A choice original specimen with dusty light gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some weakness at the upper head and at the upper left reverse wheat grains. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. This date has a mintage of 140,000 across two die pairings. All 1867-S dime come with a strong mintmark, even in the lower circulated grades. Well struck examples of Variety 102 can be located but the typical strike brings some weakness at the head. This date is not found with significant die cracks due to the small mintage and well maintained dies. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1868 Seated 1868
AU55
PCGS
36240349
F-108
Choice $695 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 1868 Seated 1868
AU50
PCGS
36266047
F-102
Choice $630 Rare Date CAC Approved, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Bold Strike, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another special offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
AU50
PCGS
36240357
F-102
Choice $500 F-102 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Worn Dies, Accurately Graded. An exceptional well preserved 1869-S F-102 example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Mint frost surrounds the legend, reverse wreath and is found inside the gown folds. Residual luster has a steely texture. Reverse die is starting to exhibit die erosion that results in thick "orange peel" fields during later die states. Fully struck without any blemishes worthy of mention. CAC has only approved a total of ninteen (19) in all grades and two at the AU50 level. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another important offering from the the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 10C 1869S Seated 1869-S
EF40
PCGS
25380406
F-101
Choice $385 Small Thin S, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection . An attractive F-101 offering with Small Thin S. Naturally preserved surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. Under a light source, some golden hues emerge. A well struck example with crisp device details and no blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1872CC Seated 1872-CC
AG3
NGC
3430440002
F-101
Choice $1550 Honest Wear, Scarce Carson city Date, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. A well worn but still choice original example struck by the Carson City mint during 1872. Though the 1872 date is the least challenging to locate amoung the big four Carson City dates (1871-CC, 1872-CC, 1873-CC, 1874-CC), finding strictly original and problem free examples is a completely different story. Accurately graded as obverse and reverse rims are partially worn through. Surfaces are toned a natural light gray. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. An accurately graded offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
EF45
PCGS
29200348
F-103
Choice $185 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Nicely Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Cleveland Collection. Repunched Date die variety that is listed as #59 in the Top 100 Varieties Set. Choice original surfaces are essentially blemished free with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is crisply executed. Obverse die was in an early die state when minted this example as the date repunching is bold at the bottom of 7 and 3 digits. Finding a nicer example at the EF45 grade will be challenging as this Tenafly example is so well balanced. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1873 Seated 1873
With Arrows
EF40
PCGS
13676415
F-115
Choice $220 With Arrows Type, Classic Gray-Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Tenafly Collection. Perfect With Arrows type coin for a mid circulated grade types set. CAC approval validates the strict original and accurate grading. Surfaces are covered lovely gray-gold skin on both sides. Strike is typical with blemish free fields and devices. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the amazing Tenafly 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 New Price
$1530
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 1875CC Seated 1875-CC
Below Wreath
MS63
PCGS
31782117
F-106a
Choice $1550 New June 10! Below Wreath, Severely Cracked Reverse Die, Gorgeous Frosty Luster, Motteld Ebony Toning, Near Gem Original, Newtown Collection. This 1875-CC Below Wreath F-106a mint state offering definitely belongs in an advanced collection. Both obverse and reverse exhibit degradation during the F-106 pairing, more so on the reverse leading to the F-106a die state. There is a major die crack within the outer left lower wreath that will continue to advance and lead to a retained cud during the terminal F-106b die state. A second reverse die crack starts at the rim, below the right stem end, and proceeds upward through the lower right oak leaves. This Newtown Collection duplicate example exhibits thick mint frost on both sides. The resulting luster is partially dampened by mottled ebony-gray patina. Obverse strike is complete while reverse has weakness at the upper left wheat grains. Accurately graded and approved by CAC for its perfect originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 10C 1876CC Seated 1876-CC
Type 1 Reverse
AU55
PCGS
13636346
F-111
Choice $655 Misplaced Digits In Gown, Top 100 Varieties #74, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurate Grading, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Woodlands Collection. I've always had a soft spot for the 1876 Carson City misplaced digits variety due to higher grade scarcity and the spectacular nature of the extra digits immediately to the right of scroll end. This one of the highest graded F-111 examples handled by GFRC and a perfect selection for a Top 100 Varieties set. This piece will be difficult to upgrade as choice original surfaces are natural toned and covered with uniform gray patina. Strike is hammered with all major devices being crisply impressed. It appears that Carson City mint employees did manage to properly maintain the dies used to strike F-111 coinage as no later die state rusted or worn dies are known. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval. Strict originality along with full strike and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. Yet another quality offering from the amazing Tenafly collection that will please the most selective Top 100 Varieties collector.
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 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 1 Reverse
MS64
PCGS
21700877
F-107
Choice $1300 Type 1 Reverse, Die Scratch Through Neck, Near Gem Orignal Surfaces, Huge Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Golden Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. The 1877-CC Type 1 Reverse F-106 die pairing offers many die diagnostics and is straigthforward to attributed. The most obvious diagnostic is a long diagonal die scratch that starts above Liberty's facing left breast and ends under her ear. The top loop of an 8 digit has been misplaced in the base, slightly to the left of the pendant. On this Type I reverse, die doubling within the denomination is significant and is obviously at O(NE) D(IME). This near gem original specimen is fully strike and had huge cartwheel luster under a light source. Both sides are covered with light gold patina. Old time quality that is accurately graded to old time standards. Housed in old PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990 along with CAC approval. The 1877-CC Type 1 F-107 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection.
Seated 10C 1877CC Seated 1877-CC
Type 2 Reverse
AU55
PCGS
30447945
F-106
Choice $340 F-106 Type 2 Reverse Web-book Plate Coin, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. The 1877 Carson City F-106 Type 2 Reverse plate coin from The Definite Resource for Liberty Seated Variety Collectors online reference is offered here. A perfectly original specimen with uniform light gray patina. Strike is complete and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Tenafly Liberty Seated Dime collection.
Seated 10C 1878 Seated 1878
Type 2 Reverse
MS63
PCGS
85100427
F-107
Gem $475 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A gem original 1878 Type 2 reverse example previous from the Gerry Fortin Reference Collection and now being offered during the Tenafly Collection sale. Freshly graded an housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and CAC approval. This is an amazingly original specimen with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has typical With Legend design weakness at the upper wheat grains. Under a bright light, the thick gun metal gray patina offers blue coloring at the rims. Locating Seated dimes with this freshness and originality, in today's current market, requires that old time collections be divested. This is the case for this incredible dime. Hurry as this one will not last long.
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 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 1884 Seated 1884
MS65
PCGS
21338416
F-104
Gem $985 Goregous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Aegean-Blue and Rose Patina, Well Struck, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A gorgeous gem with rich satiny cartwheel luster and substantial eye appeal. Coloring is heavy Aegean-blue surrounding inner rose on the obverse and mostly light rose on the reverse with a thin peripheral Aegean-blue ring. Strike is near complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. This is typical for the With Legend design hub and fully strike heads are very scarce and prized. Housed in Gen 4.1 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Purchased at November 2003 NYC Heritage Auction for the all in price of $1035. This offering is the 1884 F-104 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS64
NGC
579502007
F-109
Gem $785 New June 28! Proof Like, Waytne Raymond Bullseye Toning, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, An Amazing Offering, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An absolutely amazing 1884 F-109 dime with fully mirrored fields and brilliant reflective luster. Then add in Wayte Raymond bullseye toning for some gorgeous eye appeal. If a serious Liberty Seated dime collector, then this piece might just become your favorite. GFRC images provides a marginal illustration for bright light eye appeal since unable to capture the brilliant reflective luster and mirrors. This piece simply rocks with swirling cartwheels. Housed in 2000 era NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. In my personal collection after purchase at the August 1999 ANA World's Fair of Money Show.
Seated 10C 1884 Seated 1884
MS63
PCGS
3453809
F-110
Gem $365 Gem Original, Newtown Collection. The Newtown Collection consignor has definitely advanced his collecting skills based on this round of divested duplicates. Offered here is a gem original 1884 that is conservatively graded in current PCGS old blue label holder dating back to the early 2000 timeframe. Is this dime typical of the grading standards before TPG grade inflation? The lovely gem offers bright cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of copper gold patina. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch a weakness at the top of Liberty's head, but let's remember that this is better than average for a With Legend obverse strike. CAC approved and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. How I wish that all MS63 graded dimes could look like this example.
Seated 10C 1884S Seated 1884-S
AU50
PCGS
30718076
F-105
Choice HOLD
$350
Iridescent Rose and Aquamarine Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Massachusetts Collection. A lovely 1884 San Francisco strike with iridescent patina throughout obverse and reverse. Center rose is surround by aquamarine shades on the obverse while the reverse is pastel green with a thin golden ring at the periphery. Well struck for Type 2 Hub dies. The F-105 die pairing can be attributed by a Small S mintmark is that is boldly punched into the reverse die. Housed in 2014 Gen 5.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval. Yet another quality duplicate being released by the Massachusetts Collection as he continues to upgrade his GFRC Open Registry set.
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 1885 Seated 1885
MS65
PCGS
25025400
F-104
Gem $840 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. A gem original example of the F-104 Misplaced Date in Denticles die variety. The top of an extra 8 digit is visible in the denticles directly below the normal 8 digit. This example features brilliant frosty luster and active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is essentially complete with hammered reverse devices but with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Given that most Type 2 obverse hub strikes are generally weakly struck, this offering is above average. There are no surface abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A recently upgraded example from the Newtown Collection that warrants serious consideration for Liberty Seated dime date and mintmark set collectors.
Seated 10C 1885S Seated 1885-S
VG08
PCGS
30446531

Choice $1275 First CAC Approved 1885-S at GFRC, Rare Date, Choice Original Surfaces, AuburnNY Accordian. The last low-mintage key date in the Liberty Seated dime series is unquestionably 1885 San Francisco strikes. Production was a small 43,690 pieces and nearly all went into circulation based on the very low survival rates seen today. This example, from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection, has circulated with honest wear. Surfaces are toned an olive-gray with gold hues under a light source. Locating this date in choice condition, or with CAC approval, will take considerable searching. Actually, this is the first CAC approved 1885-S example to be offered by GFRC! Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
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 1886 Seated 1886
AU58
PCGS
83434235
F-120
Choice $180 Choice Original, Heavily Cracked Reverse, Choice Original, Iridescent Luster, Faint Copper Gold Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection. Current 1886 F-120 plate coin in The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Die Variety Collectors. First identified by Benny Haimovitz during June 2017 at the Orlando Summer FUN show. Obverse die is heavily clashed with clash marks to the left of the left facing hand and also to the right of the drapery. The reverse is substantially degraded with a long heavy die crack in the middle left wreath and other minor radial die cracks throughtout the cereal wreath. An accurate graded specimen with iridescent luster. Well struck also. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC. A quality Seated dime that returns to the market via the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1887 Seated 1887
MS65
PCGS
13210670

Gem $785 Ex. Woodlands Collection, Gem Original, Satiny Aquamarine Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A gem 1887 Philadelphia Seated dime that offers satiny cartwheel luster. Obverse is covered with a layer of transparent aquamarine patina that adds faint golden hues when view under bright light. The reverse is similar with the golden coloring being more dominant at the rims. Strike is 100% complete with bold obverse devices and complete head details. Reverse strike is fully impressed including the pesky upper left wheat grains that are a chronic issue for With Legend dimes. Let's discuss the recent provenance; first consigned by the Birmingham Collection during late 2014 and acquired by the Woodlands Collection. Then sold from the Woodlands Collection into the Tenafly Collection, Now back on the market and should receive strong consideration. It will take patience and effort to locate a more attractive 1887 dime at this grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS64+
PCGS
32192010
F-110
Gem $710 Gem Original, Reflection Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Gold-Aquamarine Colors, Fortin Web-book Plate Coin, Tenafly Collection, . Ex. Woodlands Collection. A superb 1887 San Francisco strike with light mirrored fields and stunning reflective cartwheel luster; atypical for the date. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and 100% original. A bold strike with all devices deeply impressed other than the left ribbon end. Accurately graded at the MS64+ level and eventually will find its way into an MS65 holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Another exceptional offering from the Tenafly Collection. Please note that the PCGS holder is well worn on the reverse side and makes crisp photography nearly impossible.
Seated 10C 1887S Seated 1887-S
MS63
NGC
1612340015
F-103
Choice $300 F-103, Filled Mintmark, Choice Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. An exceptional 1887 San Francisco strike with brilliant frosty luster and rich aquamarine-gold patina. Strike is complete with all devices deeply impressed. The F-103 die variety features a filled S mintmark. Purchased during the 2003 FUN show and residing in Maine bank box since that time. Recent CAC approval. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another high quality offering from the Gerry Fortin reference collection.
Seated 10C 1888 Seated 1888
MS66
PCGS
25688726
F-116
Gem $1450 Gem Original, Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Tenafly Collection.. Ex. Woodlands Collection. What an exceptional 1888 dime! Bold frosty luster accentuates the nearly transparent patina. Eye appeal is high whether viewing in hand or swirling under bright light. In hand coloring is a combination of light pastel colors including aquamarine and gold shades. Add a light source and the fun kicks in. The frosty cartwheel luster is activated with the coloring becoming much more vivid. This piece is fully struck with well defined head details and wheat grains in the upper left wreath. Housed in fresh PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A superb specimen from the Tenafly Collection that belong in another advanced collection.
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 1889 Seated 1889
MS65
NGC
958035003
F-110
Gem $985 Repunched 889, Gem Original, Golden-Aquamarine Patina, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A difficult 1889 Philadelphia die variety with repunching inside the lower loops of 88 and above the tail of the 9 digit. First listed by Fortin. This offering has to be one of the finest examples extant as I've seen few in my collecting career. Gem original surfaces are covered with semi-transparent golden-aquamarine patina. Frosty luster is brilliant with bold cartwheels during bright light viewing. The F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Purchased April 2003 and in the Fortin collection since that time. I really hate to let this one go but all die variety dimes must be eventually sold.
Seated 10C 1889S Seated 1889-S
AU58
NGC
3086443003
F-102
Original $415 Medium S Reverse, Repunched 1, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection. The 1889-S F-102 die variety features a medium S date punch. Only one medium S reverse is known for 1889 San Francisco strikes. There is a minor repunching above the flag of the 1 digit along with a spur on the right foot of AME(R)ICA. The F-102 reverse is in a late die state. Details in the denticles and wreath are very weak with significant amounts of die erosion in the field areas. The Tenafly Collection offers a gorgeous F-102 example with lightly mirrored fields and reflective obverse luster during bright light viewing. The reverse was struck from a frosty die as compared to the obverse. A natural light gray-gold skin covers both sides. Housed in older NGC with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A true value given the AU58 grade level.
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
EF40
PCGS
30932678
F-105
Choice $145 Misplaced Digit in Gown, Choice Original, Olive-Rose and Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Cleveland Collection. A choice original example of the 1890 die variety with a single misplaced digit in the lower gown immediately right of the scroll end. Surface are covered with combination olive-rose and gray patina with additional blue hues under a light source. Probably one of the nicest EF40 examples of the variety seen. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A quality Top 100 Varieties offering from the amazing Tenafly Collection
Seated 10C 1890S Seated 1890-S
MS64
PCGS
11217703
F-117
Gem $1250 Fantastic Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Pretty Copper-Gold Shades, Conservative Grading, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fantastic 1890 San Francisco survivor that will be most difficult to upgrade. Strike is hammered with high relief obverse devices and on the right reverse. The F-117 reverse can be easily diagnosed by a high Medium S mintmark that tilts right. There is a punch defect in the lower loop of the mintmark. The left wreath elements are weaker than on the right. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant and appealing. Both sides are covered with transparent copper -gold patina. Purchased during July 2007 at a Summer FUN show auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. This offering is the 1890-S F-117 plate coin at the online die variety guide entitled The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors.
Seated 10C 1891 Seated 1891
VF30
PCGS
36542560
F-107
Choice $115 Misplaced 8 in Dentciles, Choice Original Light Gray, Top 100 Varieties, CAC Approved, AuburnNY Accordian Collection. The 1891 F-107 Misplaced 8 in Denticles is listed as #94 in the Top 100 Varieties Set and always popular. The top loop of an 8 or 9 digit is visible in the denticles at a point below the 8 and 9 digits. This variety was discovered by Bill Fivaz and remains scarce. This PCGS certified example offers unabraded surfaces and light gray toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label reads, "MPD FS-301, F-107." A fun Top 100 Varieties offering from the AuburnNY Accordian Collection that is completely document. The grading, attribution and CAC approval fees are worth the purchase price let along the dime.
Seated 10C 1891O Seated 1891-O
MS65
NGC
958943007
F-106a
Gem HOLD
$1650
New July 18! Classic Old Album Toning, Gem Original, Peripheral Sky Blue with Rose Centers, Gerry Fortin Reference Collection. A fantastic duplicate from Gerry Fortin's core Liberty Seated Dime set. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view along with CAC approval.
Seated 10C 1891S Seated 1891-S
MS63
PCGS OGH
4843042
F-110
Choice $420 Thick Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Gerry Fortin Collection. Denticles are strong on the F-110 obverse with the denticles below the date being cut down. The Medium S on this reverse could be viewed by the inexperience dealer as being filled with the potential outlines of a Small S. The artifact is actually part of the medium S punch and is previously seen on several 1890-S reverse dies. This F-110 example offers choice original surfaces and vibrant frosty luster. Strike is very well executed and pleasing. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. The 1891-S F-110 plate coin at The Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors and now being offered as part of the amazing Tenafly Collection.
Barber 10C 1892 Barber 1892
MS64
NGC
2632650002

Choice $465 Near Gem Original, Super Eye Appeal, Colorful Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Definitely not your ordinary 1892 Barber dime! This near gem piece has incredible eye appeal consistent with a high grade. Fully struck with brilliant cartwheel luster that dazzles the eyes. Add in rose, gold and blues into the mix leads to superior eye appeal. Technically, this lovely Barber dime has been graded MS64 due to a blemish by Liberty's lips but the eye appeal is MS65+. CAC has agreed with the originality and eye appeal by assigned their green bean sticker. Fairly graded and housed in newer NGC holder. A super offering to consider from the Saco River Collection.
Barber 10C 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
MS65
PCGS
34498888

Gem New Price
$575
New May 26! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheels, Light Silver-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Midwest Collection. A splendid 1898 Barber dime in gem condition and poster child for the appearance of naturally preserved silver coinage. Uniform mint frosty covers both sides and is toned a silver-gray with embedded aquamarine and gold that is accentuated during bright light viewing. Frosty cartwheel luster is active and pleasing. Strike is hammered including sharply elevated rims. Surfaces are in a gem preservation state with no abrasions whatsoever. I like this Midwest Collection offering so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in 2015 Gen 6.0 PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
PR66
PCGS
25243138

Gem New Price
HOLD
$1800
New May 26! Gem Original Proof, Watery Mirrors, Orange-Rose Obverse, Aquamarine-Gold Reverse, Hammered Strike, Fantastic Offering, Midwest Collection. A splendid 1905 proof Barber dime indeed and belonging in a finer collection. Under a bright light, mirrored fields have a watery texture with sharp cartwheel reflections. Obverse toning is a semi-transparent orange-rose with a thin peripheral blue strip at the denticles. If you like the obverse coloring, then be prepared for a spectacular reverse. Aquamarine and gold shades are transparent to the underlying reflective luster. Strike is hammered and most pleasing. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no field hairlines and nothing but pristine surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 holder with CAC approval. A gorgeous offering the Midwest Collection that will please the most selective collector. .
Barber 10C 1905 Barber 1905
MS64+
PCGS
35530651

Gem $450 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 New Price
$390
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 1939D Mercury 1939-D
MS67+
PCGS
82922758

Gem $500 Frosty, Attractive Toning, CAC.. This red and green-toned superb uncirculated Mercury dime makes us wonder if the GFRC "Christmas in August" event has been fast-tracked into spring. Rest assured the August event will take place as scheduled, but in the meantime we have the pleasure of presenting this lovely example with thick, colorful toning. The multi-hued "skin" almost seems like an applied foil that one might peel back, but there is no need as the booming luster easily penetrates the rich layer of color. The strike is complete, although short of the Full Bands designation. From the Seal Beach Collection, and residing in a PCGS 6.0 (2015-present) holder.
20 Cents
Seated 20C 1875 Seated 1875
AU53
NGC
215101002

Gem $765 Gem Original, Steely Gray-Blue with Peripheral Gold, Complete Strike, Undegraded. A superior 1875 double dime offering to consider. Undergraded with steely gray surfaces that transition to burnt gold hues under a light source. Steely reflective luster is consistent on both sides. Strike is hammered and about as good as it gets with bold LIBERTY and highly detailed reverse eagle feathers. Housed in NGC Gen 3.0 Fatty holder with bordered label. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion as so pleasing.
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 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 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 1815 Capped Bust 1815
EF40
PCGS
24561571
B-1
Gem $2500 B-1, First Year Gem, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Reflective Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. A superior 1815 B-1 first year strike with gem original surfaces and eye appeal. The GFRC images should immediately convince you of this fact. Rich gun metal gray-blue patina covers both sides. Under a light source, toning shifts to blue-gold and the reflective fields provide ample luster. Obverse is uniform and complete while reverse is a tad weak on the eagle claws. Honestly, this lovely Capped Bust quarter is conservatively graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This offering is for the advanced collector who will only settle for a top quality premium specimen. CAC approval was never a question here.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
AU50
PCGS
06614422
B-2
Choice $2375 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF30
PCGS
16274292
B-10
Choice $685 Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Olive Gray Fields, Later Die State, CAC Approval . The 1818 B-10 die pairing was previously considered to be rare but recent research suggests an R3 rarity rating as being accurate. This B-10 example is fully choice with blemish free surfaces. I love it when early type coins have the circulated cameo appearance and eye appeal. This is the case here with olive-gray fields providing reasonable contrast with the lighter main devices. A well struck example with reverse die crack through (2)5C and upward into the left shield edge. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 25C 1818 Capped Bust 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice $685 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 1820 Capped Bust 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $645 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. 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. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1822 Capped Bust 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1824/2 Capped Bust 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $3650 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. 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 that deserves a place in an advanced collection. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1825/4(2 Capped Bust 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust 25C 1835 Capped Bust 1835
VF30
PCGS
03999854
B-8
Choice HOLD
$385
B-8, Very Scarce Die Marriage, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Die Cracks ST(ATES), Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A much better 1835 die marriage with speculation that B-8 was struck after 1837 B-3 and B-4. Rarity rating is a challenging R4+ for the die variety collector. This example is perfectly original with even gray surfaces and essentially blemish free for being in circulation. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is more icing on the cake as can't imagine there are that many B-8 examples known with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Running Boar Collection. Yes, there is a strong premium for the die variety and CAC approval. Offers are always welcomed.
Capped Bust 25C 1836 Capped Bust 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $385 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. 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. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Seated 25c 1838 Seated 1838
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
31852877

Choice $285 No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with choice original surface . Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this natural toned Philadelphia strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1839 Seated 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 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
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
35764229
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$485
No Drapery Type, Centered Mintmark, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Titan Collection. A top quality 1840-O No Drapery strike with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, residual luster is attempting to peek through the toning. Strike is typical for the No Drapy design. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC. A quality No Drapery type coin offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25c 1840O Seated 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
21450028
Briggs 1-A
Choice $275 Mintmark Left, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this choice original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval makes this offering even more attractive.
Seated 25C 1840O Seated 1840-O
VF25
NGC
1520629006

Choice HOLD
$285
New July 19! No Drapery, Choice Orignal Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Mintmark Left, Conservatively Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A perfectly original 1840-O No Drapery Seated quarter offering with crusty original gray patina and unabraded surfaces. I see many 1840-O No Draps in my line of business and this example is well above average. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge 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 1841O Seated 1841-O
EF40
PCGS
84305102

Choice HOLD
$400
New July 19! Near Gem Orignal, Aquamarine-Gray and Blue Toning, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. A near gem 1841-O Seated quarter duplicate is being released from the Woodbridge Collection with multiple FRoRs. Aquamarine-gray and blue coloring is accentuated by residual luster during bright light inspection. Eye appeal is well above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1842 Seated 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 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
VF25
PCGS
84743447

Gem HOLD
$245
New July 19! Large Date, Gem Original, Lovely Circulation Cameo Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Woodbridge Collection. One of the nicest 1842-O Large Date Seated quarters that I've had the pleasure of handling. Fully struck with bold devices and gorgeous circulated cameo eye appeal. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Another superb duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
F15
PCGS
27746746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2150 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 1842O Seated 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice $1000 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltineís Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1847O Seated 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
16659861
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Early Die State, Choice Original, Rich Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans Seated quarters will take some patience as collectors are faced with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in mint state. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved 19 examples in all grades. This new GFRC example offers a richly toned obverse with gun metal gray patina and golden gray on the reverse. Surfaces are vewry well preserved and free of any major distraction. Strike is typical with flat head and breasts along with weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the no question originality and accurate grading. An important offering from those attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1850 Seated 1850
AU50
PCGS
18504602
Briggs 1-A
Choice $725 New June 14! Errant 1 on Denticles, Reflective Golden Luster, Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Tenafly Collection. A popular die variety with errant or "misplaced" 1 digit on the denticles direct below the 1 digit punch. The 1850 Philadelphia date is also challenging in higher circulated grades, especially with CAC approval. Surfaces are toned an original light gray with some golden hues appearing during bright light viewing. In terms of blemishes, there is a fully toned over mark in the left obverse field between left arm and star 3. This blemish did not bother CAC due to the overall originality and accurate grading. Strike is well executed for an early date Seated quarter. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with blue label and standard ring insert. An important Top 25 Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1850O Seated 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1851 Seated 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $875 New June 2! Underrated Pre-1853 Melt Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be a challenging pursuit. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates due to pre-1853 silver bullion arbitrage. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be rare. CAC has only stickered 23 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1851O Seated 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice HOLD
$760
Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
28891737

Choice $895 Perfectly Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Bown Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Classic crusty gray-brown patina and ideal for fans of strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded rose and blues. If there is any rub on the high points, it is difficult to discern given the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1853/4 Seated 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
VF25
PCGS
29200375

Choice $395 1853/4 Overdate, Top 25 Varieties #12, Choice Original, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Popular 1853/4 overdate example in middle die state. The undertype is bold with doubled arrow base clear under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are covered with a thin gray-rose patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate offering from the Cleveland Collection's Top 25 Varieties set.
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. 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.
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 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 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF25
PCGS
83519749
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1025 New July 22! Scarce in All Grades, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Above Average Strike, Conservatively Graded. Ex. Iowa Collection. The 1855-O date is notorious for being poorly struck at Liberty's head and denticles below the date. This example offers a better than average strike thought now strong. Surfaces are fully original and covered with crusty gray patina. Grading appears to be conservative based on residual obverse device details. Scarce in all grades, especially choice. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with edge view insert. CAC has only approved eleven examples total with eight better. Just taken back in trade from a long term GFRC client and previously part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1855O Seated 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
MS64
PCGS
13155656

Choice $1400 Above Average Eye Appeal, Thick Frosty Luster, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. CAC approval was definitely warranted for this lovely 1856 Seated quarter. CAC approval recognized the strictly original surfaces covered with thick mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with active cartwheels. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices and motifs. A faint creamy gold skin covers both sides and further validates the originality. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 Seated 1856
AU53
PCGS
31887333

Choice $250 Dirty Light Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Strike, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved 1856 Philadelphia strike with naturally toned surfaces. Both sides are covered with dirty light gray patina. Under the patina, are frosty surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes this luster and shifts the toning to light gold. A fully struck specimen that is accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Titan Collection.
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
MS64
PCGS
21062659

Choice $1200 New June 10! Excellent Mint State Type, Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Classic heavily toned mint state eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1857 Liberty Seated quarter. A silver piece that performs well during bright light viewing with satiny overall luster and bright peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. An ancient grade limiting mark is seen in the upper left field otherwise the surfaces are unabraded. Fairly graded for overall eye appeal and preservation state. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. A lovely mint state Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1858 Seated 1858
MS64
NGC
629270017

Choice $1200 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely CAC-approved quarter is a worthy representative of the No Motto type, with antique silver coloring and occassional dirt attesting to the originality. Well-struck with a couple flat stars to the right and some weakness around the arrow fletching. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858S Seated 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 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 1860O Seated 1860-O
MS61
PCGS
16633583
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1550 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Strongly struck with bright and shining luster. Though numerous wispy abrasions and more significant marks affect the fields, this is a gorgeous O-mint coin in silver-white and peach. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1861S Seated 1861-S
VF25
PCGS
19585858
Briggs 2-B
Choice $2625 New June 14! Scarce in All Grades, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Tenafly Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. 1861 San Francisco strikes are one of the "challenging" dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage was limited to 96,000 strike. Heavy circulation in the western frontier states resulted in a low survival rate. Today, this date is very scarce in all grade and typically found in G-VG. This date becomes a rarity in VF or better. This Tenafly Collection duplicate was original sourced from the Saw Mill Run Collection and is back to GFRC for another sales offering. Surfaces are blemishes free and strictly original. Obverse is covered with a crusty gray patina while the reverse has a thinner gray skin. Strike is bold and well executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4S Gold Shield holder with CAC approval. An important key date offering worthy of special consideration at the asking price.
Seated 25C 1863 Seated 1863
F15
PCGS
20175807

Choice New Price
$295
New May 31! Consignor Buyout & Price Reduction! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Popular Civil War date and difficult to locate in the lower circulated grade range. Light to medium gray patina covers both sides with darker shades that the peripheries. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. Recently purchased from the Watch Hill consignor with price reduction.
Seated 25C 1863 Seated 1863
F12
PCGS
27460964
Briggs 3-C
Choice $250 Civil War Philadelphia Date, Fresh CAC Approval, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina . A strictly original Civil War 1863 Briggs 3-C strike with honest wear and unabraded surfaces. A most pleasing example at the assigned grade level with limited mintage of 191,140. Uniform gray patina is consistent on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder (2012-2014) with CAC approval. A perfect offering for collectors taking the plunge and starting the construction of a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set.
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
PR64
PCGS
32735524
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1025 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, A Near Gem, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Gold, Hammered Strike, Clean Fields, Fairly Graded. 1869 proof strikes were limited to 600 pieces and are listed as Briggs 2-B in Larry's Encyclopedia. This example has been well preserved with near gem original surfaces. The mirrors are bright and reflective with peripheral rose gold decorating the untoned centers. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief devices. The right obverse field has a few faint hairlines that limits the grade on a technical basis but with excellent eye appeal. CAC believed so and rewarded with a green bean. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 1873S Seated 1873-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
83668739

Choice $225 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 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
MS62
PCGS
08787857

Choice $1350 Briggs Plate Coin, Mirrored Obverse, Old Paper Envelope Gray Toning, CAC Approved . Yes indeed, this is the 1874 With Arrows plate coin from Brigg's The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters. I've personally matched subtle die markers with the plates and guarantee the pedigree. A lovely example with violet-gray obverse toning typical of storage in old paper 2x2 envelopes. The patina is fairly thick but reflective luster can still be activated during bright light viewing. An above average strike with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval. An ideal With Arrows type coin or perfect for a higher grade Seated quarter date and mintmark set. Please note the the obverse line from star 4 to the left facing arm is a holder scratch and not on the coin.
Seated 25C 1874 Seated 1874
With Arrows
EF40
NGC
3889675004

Choice $300 New July 19! With Arrows Type, Classic Gray Patina, Choice Orignal Surfaces, Lovely Circulated Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. The Woodbridge Collection consignor hits a home run with this choice original Seated quarter type coin offering. The 1874 With Arrows date is always popular as a type coin or part of a circulated Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. Crusty light gray patina is uniform throughout obverse and reverse with wear points as expected. Surfaces are unabraded. Eye appeal is all there and so pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 Seated 1876
MS62
PCGS OGH
3303305

Choice $495 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely, CAC-approved Seated quarter features soft, pastel tones underlaid by vibrant luster. The strike is typical, with the star centers and arrow feathers not completely brought up. There are no distracting marks and the overall effect is pleasing. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in a Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1878CC Seated 1878-CC
EF40
NGC
3419798001
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$350
New July 19! Popular Carson City Date, Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Gold Patina, Classic Silver Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. Let's start the description for this outstanding 1878-CC Briggs 2-B quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This offering is a near circulated gem with gun metal gray-gold patina and unabraded surfaces. Every EF40 graded Liberty Seated should have this coloring and circulated eye appeal. Under a light source, the golden hues become readily available. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view intert and CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge collection.
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
EF45
PCGS
82972437

Choice $600 Low Mintage Date, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Mintage for 1879 Philadelphia strike amounted to only 13,600 piece. Mint state examples have a huge survival rate (161 PCGS graded MS63 through MS66) as compared to subsequent years. Choice circulated examples are challenging to locate as only a small fraction if the mintage entered circulation. This EF45 survival is absolutely choice with uniform gray-gold patina on both sides. Reverse has darker toning streaks. Strike is typical for the date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed not a single blemish to mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Titan Collection that will please the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1879 Seated 1879
F12
PCGS
32237602

Choice $365 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 1883 Seated 1883
MS64
PCGS
05866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1884 Seated 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 New July 15! Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1888 Seated 1888
F12
PCGS
32875826

Choice $625 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
VG08
PCGS
33105059

Choice $725 Underrated Date, Choice Original Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Fresh CAC approval. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that is always popular. 1891 New Orleans strikes were limited to 68,000 while the mint was so busy strike Seated dime and Morgan dollars. Survival rates in choice condition are anemic. This VG08 graded example is strictly original with choice surfaces and nothing but honest wear. Obverse rims are sharp while there is some slight reverse rim wear at A(MERICA). If not for this rim weakness, this piece would have graded VG10. Blemishes are to a minimum with only two tiny reverse ticks mentioned for complete accurately. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A better date from the West Texas Collection for your circulated Seated quarter date and mint mark set.
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 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 1908S Barber 1908-S
AU58
PCGS
28798095

Choice $1165 Near Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold at Rims, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Let's start the description for this superior 1908-S strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A slightly better date in the Barber quarter series, the 1908-S typically comes sharply struck with nice luster. This example is well above average of the surviving population and a please to view. Both sides offer brilliant or heavy satiny cartwheel luster. Surfaces are unabraided and choice with the barest touch of light golden tone at the rims. Accurately graded as there is a touch of rub on the cheek. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade. This 1908-S quarter last sold at Heritage auction during March 2014 for $2233. Yes, it was the Everyman set craze to aquire top AU58 examples. Prices have returned to normal with this offering being fully priced for the overall quality. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
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 1928S Standing Liberty 1928-S
AU58
PCGS
36823613

Choice HOLD
$185
New June 21! Natural Light Gray Patina, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Satiny Luster, Light Rub, Twin Lakes Collection. Let's start the description for this near gem original 1928-S Standing Liberty quarter with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation if originality is more important that brilliant flashing luster. The offering is absolutely original with unmolested surfaces. Satiny luster that presents crisp cartwheels will be enjoyed during bright light viewing. Toning is a light gray that is semi-transparent to underlying luster. Housed in PCGS 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A most desirable offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
50 Cents
Draped Bust 50C 1803 Draped Bust 1803
Large 3
VF35
PCGS
12760818
O-101
Choice $1400 Large 3, O-101, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original, Peripheral Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded . A gorgeous 1803 Large 3 Capped Bust half dollar offering that will pleased the most selective collector. This piece brings circulated cameo appeal along with attractive aquamarine-gold peripheral toning to the plate. Under a light souerce, the peripheral coloring shifts to yellow gold. Obverse strike is well executed with deeply impressed hair curls while the reverse exhibits some weakness on the right facing wing. This near gem original piece is essentially blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Definitely worthy of special consideration.
Draped Bust 50C 1806/5 Draped Bust 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Capped Bust 50C 1807 Capped Bust 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $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 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1810 Capped Bust 1810
VF35
PCGS
33105066
O-101
Choice $385 Overton 101, Choice Original Surfaces, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Letís start the description for this most attractive 1810 O-101 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? How about choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Toning is a pretty olive-gray during photography and in hand viewing. Under a light source, residual orange gold luster is most evident and pleasing. Fields have a steely texture which I thoroughly enjoy on early Capped Bust halves. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the West Texas Collection that should receive special consideration.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Large 8
VF35
PCGS
22015217
O-104
Choice $435 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
Large 8
VF35
PCGS
26563603
O-103a
Choice $395 New June 15! Large 8, Vertical Date Crack Thru Date, Superior Eye Appeal at Grade, Iridescent Luster, Conservative Grading. A thoroughly attractive 1811 Large 8 O-103a offering that was just repurchased from a GFRC client. Iridescent luster along with center rose-gold and aquamarine lead to substantial eye appeal. The Overton 103a die state is evident due to a bold vertical die crack through the date and die clashing at Liberty's ear. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. A near original offering that should not last long on the price list.
Capped Bust 50C 1811 Capped Bust 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust 50C 1812 Capped Bust 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust 50C 1814 Capped Bust 1814
AU58
PCGS
21743366
O-103
Gem $2355 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 1814 Capped Bust 1814
VF20
PCGS
37971073
O-106a
Choice $695 New July 22! Challenging 1814 Overton Variety, Crusty Gray Patina, Heavy Reverse 106a Die Crack, Jim Poston Consignment. Overton 106 stands out as the scarcest of the 1814 Capped Bust die pairings. This offering is the O-106a late die state with heavy arcing reverse die cracks. Surfaces are choice and covered with a thick crusty gray patina. A no question unmolested example that will please fans of crusty original early silver along with Capped Bust half dollar specialists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from Jim Poston that should garner attention.
Capped Bust 50C 1818/7 Capped Bust 1818/7
Small 8
EF45
PCGS
33260625
O-102
Gem $825 1818/7 Overdate, Gem Original Surfaces, Steely Gray-Gold Luster, Active Cartwheels, Undegraded, Port Matilda Collection. A gorgeous offering of the 1818/7 O-102 overdate with Small 8 date punch. Overdates are becoming quite popular of late. A wonderful example that is undegraded. Steely gray-gold luster is crisp under a light surface. Cartwheels are active due to ample residual mint frost surrounding the stars, date, and reverse legend. When first viewing the assigned PCGS grade, I had to do a double take as this piece is full AU50 and then some. Surfaces are pristine with no distractions whatsoever. Worthy of a Gem original quality rating at the assigned EF45 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder with CAC approval that was definitely warranted. More great offerings from the Port Matilda Collection that deserve special consideration.
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 1823 Capped Bust 1823
Broken 3
VF25
PCGS OGH
4798145
O-101
Choice $525 Broken 3, Gret Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A strong 1823 O-101 Broken 3 offering with uniform gray base patina and darker shades outlining all the devices. Old time toning is consistent between obverse and reverse and was rewarded with CAC approval. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC green bean sticker. Just another quality new offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1825 Capped Bust 1825
EF45
PCGS
33105078
O-105
Choice $375 Attractive Steely Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar offering with steely gray patina on both sides plus darker shades at the periphery. A no question choice original example with naturally toned surfaces. Strike, though not fully complete, is still bold and eye catching. Bright light examination reveals ample residual luster for the grade. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality consignment from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $895 Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning, Port Matilda Collection . A visual striking 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar and better die pairing to consider. I'm a junky for old tiime thick crusty toning on early silver type coins. But the toning must be well balanced between center to edge. This 1826 half immediately drew my attention when opening the latest Port Matilda consignment. A gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering luster borders between steely and satiny with active cartwheels under a light source. Gray-rose center luster transitions to mottled ebony at the peripheries. Obverse strike is complete with nicely rounded stars but the reverse lacks some definition at the denominations. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder and worthy of a GFRC gem quality rating as I love the overall eye appeal and pristine surfaces.
Capped Bust 50C 1826 Capped Bust 1826
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 $295 Choice Original, Light Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty olive-gray surfaces are a testiment to the strict originalty found on this 1829 Capped half. Surfaces are blemish free and choice. Strike is well executed and grading is accurate. A wholesome early type piece that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Yet 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 1831 Capped Bust 1831
EF45
PCGS
33105084
O-113
Choice $450 Challenging O-113 R4 DieVariety, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray and Rose Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. 1831 dated Capped Bust strikes are readily available in the marketplace. Collectors may wish to focus on acquiring the best value for their money. This Overton 113 offers an R4 rarity rating and strictly original surfaces covered with gun metal gray patina on the obverse and rich rose-gold on the reverse. Bright light inspection releases plenty of reverse residual luster as the patina is more transparent than the obverse. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the personal West Texas Collection for fans of crusty original silver type coinage.
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 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
Reeded Edge
AU55
PCGS
12164535

Choice HOLD
$6500
Transitional Design Date, Near Gem Original, Deep Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Fairly Graded, Osprey Collection. 1836 brought the transition to steam power minting equipment in Philadelphia. The 1836 Reeded Edge half was first struck on November 8, 1936. The reported historical mintage of 1,200 has been a source of dispute among Bust Half Nut Club members for years. Their research, as referenced in Dick Graham's A Registry of Die Varieties for Reeded Edge half Dollar, suggests upwards of 25,000 piece may have been struck based on present day TPG population reports. PCGS has chosen to list the mintage at 5,000 in their price guide. Regardless of the mintage disputes, this offering is a near gem original struck at the close of 1836 with new steam pressed and closed collar equipment. In hand viewing reveals deep aquamarine patina with peripheral gold as seen in the GFRC images. Viewing with a light source exposes lustrous surfaces with the texture being between reflective and frosty. Mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Coloring shifts to mostly gold on the obverse and gray-gold on the reverse when swirling under bright light. Strike is essentially complete with only stars 9, 10 and 12 being a tad soft but still showing connect centrils. Reverse strike is complete. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. If in the market for a superior 1836 Reeded Edge half dollar, then your search may have ended here...
Capped Bust 50C 1837 Capped Bust 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
Capped Bust 50C 1838 Capped Bust 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 New June 1! Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Seated 50C 1839 Seated 1839
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
With Drapery
EF45
PCGS
28055651
WB-3
Choice $550 With Drapery Type, Crusty Gray-Brown Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Better Than Average Strike, Running Boar Collection. A partial year type coin during 1839 as mintage included both No Drapery and With Drapery master hub designs. This With Drapery example warrants a choice original quality rating and would easily fit into a circulated date and mintmark set collection. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray-brown patina. Strike is actually better than average as 1839 Seated halves are notorious for weak lower reverse devices. Surfaces are mostly unabraded with only one field mark above Liberty's left facing shoulder needing mention. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 holder with CAC approval. A quality offering at the grade level from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust 50C 1839 Capped Bust 1839
Reeded Edge
AU58
NGC
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 1841O Seated 1841-O
AU58
PCGS
84766502
WB-8
Choice $1295 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 1842 Seated 1842
Medium Date
AU53
PCGS
29360229
WB-104
Choice $470 WB-104, Colonel Green/Eric P Newman, Original Old Paper Envelope Gray Patina. GFRC Consignment Buy-out.... 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.
Seated 50C 1842 Seated 1842
Small Date
MS62
PCGS
50177079
WB-5
Choice $2850 CAC, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Huge Reverse Die Cracks. A highlight of the Seal Beach collection, this CAC-approved, choice half dollar is a coin that will always bring pleasure when pulled from your box. No apologizing here! Smooth surfaces are blanketed by an original "skin" of russet with deeper tones at the rims. The strike is hammered, much better than typically seen for 1842 Small Date pieces. Reverse die cracks are prominent, leading from M in AMERICA and A in HALF toward the center. This is not an inexpensive piece, but stepping up for quality is rarely regretted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) blue label holder.
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
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 1847 Seated 1847
AU50
PCGS
36937409
WB-13
Choice $425 JUST BUY IT NOW Recommendation, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Light Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. There are some silver coins that just have the "look". They scream originality and JUST BUY ME NOW! This piece has steely luster that is pleasing with completely undisturbed fields under a light source. Light gray toning is uniform throughout and further enhances the eye appeal. Can't you tell I really like this offering? Bet you will too! Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that has been through the PCGS and CAC evaluation loops.
Seated 50C 1847O Seated 1847-O
EF40
PCGS
35781650
WB-22
Choice $255 WB-22, Repunched 7, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, Steely Fields, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. A choice 1847 New Orleans strike from the WB-22 single use die pairing. Faint repunching is seen at the bottom of the 7 digit. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Crusty gray patina with ebony highlights covers both sides. Grading appears to be conservative as this piece is close or at full EF45. However, there is reverse strike weakness that could have held back the final grade. There are no blemishes to mention. Overall, a quality 1847-O Seated half that will please the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1853 Seated 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
84191179

Gem HOLD
$450
New June 26! Gem Original, Fully Struck, Steely Fields, Crusty Brown-Gold and Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, . An exceptional 1853 Arrows & Rays Liberty Seated half dollar for circulated date and mintmark set or for type. Steely fields perform well under a light source and emit an unexpected amount of luster for the designated grade. This piece is closer to AU50 than EF45 in my opinion as wear is limited. Strike is completely executed and so pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A special offering that should be carefully consider.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
AU55
PCGS
80563909

Choice New Price
$425
Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Choice Original, Transparent Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded. 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 Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1854O Seated 1854-O
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
28987090

Choice New Price
$550
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 1855/54 Seated 1855/54
With Arrows
VF35
PCGS
36932482
WB-102 FS-301
Choice $625 Popular 1855/54 Overdate, With Arrows Type, Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Low CAC Population, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . The 1855/54 overdate is about two to three times as rare as the normal 1855 With Arrows date. CAC population report indicates only eleven examples approved in all grades. How about that for scarcity? This is the first CAC approved example handled by GFRC and what a why to get started. A crusty original example with thick olive-gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical with weakness on the lower reverse and on the upper stars. There is a mark across Liberty's head that is ancient and completely toned over. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
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 $31500 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
36937417

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

Choice $515 Choice Original, Dirty Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Wholesome and original are probably the best descriptions for this choice 1857 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with dirty gold patina that is more translucent to the underlying frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse toning is crusty. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU55
PCGS
83056238

Choice $535 New July 17! Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Reflective Luster, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Watch Hill Collection. Freshly graded by the Watch Hill consignor and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval before being purchased by the Seal Beach consignor. Part of a larger lot of AU Liberty Seated halves originating from decades of old paper album storage. Excellent bright light eye appeal. Currently offered by the Seal Beach Collection and accurately graded. Will you be the next owner of this tantalizing Liberty Seated half dollar?
Seated 50C 1858 Seated 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original New Price
$310
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 1859 Seated 1859
AU58
NGC
2083886002

Choice $750 Choice Original Eye Candy, Crusty Olive-Gold Toning, Faint Rub. An exceptional 1859 Philadelphia strike and scarcer than its New Orleans counterpart. I've label this piece as choice original eye candy. The crusty olive-gold skins remains transparent to the underlying luster which is closer to steely texture than frosty. Toning pattern is attractive with deep olive centers that transition to burnt gold at the peripheries. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. A special offering that is consistent with GFRC's reputation for eye appealing Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated 50C 1859O Seated 1859-O
AU53
PCGS
28985849
WB-16
Choice HOLD
$415
New July 17! Well Balanced, Perfectly Original, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, An Advanced Collector's Dream Coin, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Newtown Collection. Though a "common date", serious fans of the Seated half dollar series should pay special attention to this well balanced 1859 New Orleans strike. Surfaces are choice and completely unabraded. Light gray patina covers both sides along with embedded gold on the obverse and rose hues on the reverse. Strike is complete with all stars well defined. Lower reverse devices are also completely impressed. Classic eye appeal is readily available and how I would love to build a Seated coinage set with all pieces matched to this gray original appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A superior Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 1861
AU58
PCGS OGH
9851117
WB-101
Choice $750 New July 17! Where's The Rub? Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Seal Beach Collection. Old time conservative grading and choice frosty surfaces are the highlight of this 1861 Seated half dollar offering from the Seal Beach Collection. Whether searching for a type coin, building an AU58 CAC set, or regular date and mintmark set, this offering will fit nicely into all projects. Intense frosty luster approaches a cameo effect during bright light viewing. Strike is complete and so pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. Don't think about this offering too long as it will not last on the price list.
Seated 50C 1861 Seated 1861
EF45
PCGS
20423682

Choice $250 New June 7! Classic Choice Original Gray Eye Appeal, CAC Approval, StoneCold Collection. There is no question that CAC rewards a certain choice original gray patina appearance. After many CAC submissions, "the look" becomes familiar as is the case with this lovely 1861 Seated half. An offering with lots of eye appeal for fans of strictly original silver surfaces. Strike is complete and any blemishes are consistent with the assigned circulated grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) blue label holder with CAC approval. Another duplicate offering from the StoneCold Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
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 1868 Seated 1868
EF40
PCGS
36937427
WB-102
Choice HOLD
$450
Repunched Date, Low CAC Population, Choice Original Surfaces, Thick Olive-Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. 1868 Seated halves are difficult to locate choice with low CAC population. CAC total population stands at twenty after GFRC made two approvals from the Peterson Collection. This WB-102 example is perfectly original with thick crusty olive-gray and gold patina. Strike is well executed on the Reconstruction Era piece. The repunching within the date digits is difficult to see due to heavy verdigris in the loops. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please those that love crusty original silver coinage .
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
MS62
PCGS
34045343

Gem $1650 Gem Original, Soft Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. Yet another lovely Seated half from the Seal Beach consignor, this CAC-approved piece drips with originality, as the antique surfaces attest to nothing except the natural effects of time. A rainbow of color surrounds the figure of Liberty while the reverse is more evenly toned. The strike is complete with only a few hints of weakness in the lower part of the eagle. The eye-appeal is strong, and we suspect CAC did not need much time to approve this example. Housed in a new PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-present) holder.
Seated 50C 1871 Seated 1871
AU50
PCGS
30922688

Choice $385 New June 15! Marvelous Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, CAC Approved. A near gem original 1871 Philadelphia strike with deep gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Strike is completely executed with high relief stars and complete lower reverse eagle devices. At first glance, I assume this piece graded at least AU53 as wear is limited. Then seeing the assigned AU50 graded made me debate whether to assigned a Choice or Gem original quality rating. Choice was selected but this offering is close to gem status. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. Previously sold by GFRC back in 2015 and just repurchased for a second offering. Hurry on this one!
Seated 50C 1872S Seated 1872-S
EF40
PCGS
36937430
WB-1
Choice $400 Better San Francisco Date, Small Wide S, Dirty Medium Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 580,000 and scarcity equivalence with the 1866-S Motto date. CAC population is low at eighteen overall with six at the EF40 grade level. Interestingly, CAC has not certified a single specimen below the VF35 grade level. A well preserved offering hand selected from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection and processed through PCGS and CAC. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Dirty olive-gray patina covers both sides. Residual steely reflective luster is activated under a light source. There is one mark in the right obverse field that is visible in the GFRC images. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC given the old time natural toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 50C 1873 Seated 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
AU53
PCGS
27763484

Gem $750 New July 17! No Arrows, Closed 3, Gem Original, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Completely Struck, Seal Beach Collection. Ex. Grey Solder Collection. Let's start the description for this gem 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 Seated half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why you might ponder after viewing the GFRC images? All one has to do is tilt this silver piece slightly under bright light and the reason will be obvious. Mirrored fields melt the thick in hand toning to reveal gorgeous peripheral blues and rose center on the obverse along with peripheral aquamarine on the reverse. The eye appeal is exceptional and will please the most selective collector. Strike is also complete. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. This offering brings the well known Grey Soldier Collection pedigree. Now being offered by the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876 Seated 1876
MS62
PCGS
2646431

Choice $950 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. This Seated half from the Centennial year exhibits smooth and brilliant surfaces, bright and silver-toned but with just enough antique finish to assure originality. The obverse stars and reverse rim are more deeply toned with shades of russet, crimson, and blue-green. The Wiley-Bugert reference notes strong strikes for this issue, are that is certainly the case here with sharp detail throughout. The CAC certification attest to the overall eye appeal, and next owner will be equally pleased. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder, and from the Seal Beach Collection.
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.
Seated 50C 1877S Seated 1877-S
Type 2 Reverse
MS62
PCGS
28666015
WB-30
Choice $785 Type 2 Reverse, Choice Original Eye Appeal, Pastel Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Newtown Collection. What a lovely MS62 1877-S Liberty Seated half dollar from the Newtown Collection! In hand and bright light inspection is absolutely warranted for this most attractive 1877-S WB-30 example. The GFRC images accurately capture the center to edge color variations during in hand viewing. Under a light source, this piece excels and is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as I'm quickly growing fond of this one. Frosty luster is crisp and brilliant with vibrant cartwheels. The luster interacts well with the pastel aquamarine and gold coloring towards a pleasing viewing experience. Eye appeal is where it is at today in the numismatic hobby and this piece is above average in that category. Strike is also complete with abrasions being limited for the assigned grade level. Housed in a 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and blue/white label along with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1878 Seated 1878
MS62
PCGS
20684986

Choice HOLD
$950
New July 17! Rich Frosty Luster and Cartwheels, Choice Original, Complete Strike, Seal Beach Collection. A most impressive 1878 Philadelphia strike with shimmering frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all devices being deeply impressed. Rose-gold patina is fairly continuous throughout the obverse and extends into the reverse legend. In hand inspection is absolutely warranted as this is a borderline MS63 with no distracting abrasions that justify the assigned grade. CAC approval validated the strict originality and conservative grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection for collectors assembling a mint state Liberty Seated half dollar set.
Seated 50C 1881 Seated 1881
MS64
PCGS
30125049

Gem HOLD
$2480
Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Peripheral Blue-Gold Toning, Fully Struck, Fairly Graded, Newtown Collection. Limited mintage of 10,000 for 1881 Philadelphia Seated half dollar strikes. This survivor has been well preserved given the mirrored fields and brilliant reflective luster. Sun glasses are recommended during bright light viewing as the cartwheel luster is so reflective. Surfaces are mostly untoned with thin peripheral blue-aquamarine and gold rings. The right obverse field has a few parallel lines that are responsible for the assigned grade. Those abrasions did not bother CAC as the overall eye appeal is superior. Strike is complete also as another positive attribute. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another superb offering from the Newtown Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1890 Seated 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 New June 1! Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.
Barber 50C 1892 Barber 1892
AU58
PCGS
28367152

Choice $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 1897S Barber 1897-S
AU55
PCGS
36483853

Choice $3250 Rare 1890s San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gray-Gold Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. 1897 San Francisco strikes are one of the tougher Barber half dollar dates of the 1890's. This date is not as rare as the 1897-O or the 1898-S, but remains challenges as compared to the majority of the dates in the series. PCGS population report indicates thirty-nine certified in all AU grades from a mintage of 933,900. That is 0.004% of the reported mintage as a reference. This lovely survivor offers strictly original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. The only abrasion seen under a 10x loupe is one tiny nick on the upper cheek. Satiny cartwheel luster and faint gray-gold patina are attractive for such a scarce date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A rare offering from the Osprey Collection.
Barber 50C 1905 Barber 1905
AU55
PCGS
34376694

Choice $675 Better Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rose-Gray and Aquamarine Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An eye catching 1905 Philadelphia strike with attractive old album toning. One can easily grow tired of blast white AU graded Barber halves. This 1905 half offers the other end of the color spectrum. In hand viewing results in typical gray patina but adding a light source reveals the old album colors. Under bright light, the obverse is mostly rose with soft blues surrounding the stars and date. The reverse shifts to gray rose coupled with plenty of residual luster. Strike is deeply impressed with the pesky lower right facing leg and arrows being fully defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval captures the eye appeal, originality and accurate grading.
Barber 50c 1908O Barber 1908-O
MS63
PCGS
33918167

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

Choice $415 Choice Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and CAC Approved. A lovely New Orleans strike with strictly original gold-gray toning. Locating choice Barber halves outside of the common Philadelphia dates will take some searching. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Barber half dollar offering.
Barber 50C 1909S Barber 1909-S
AU50
PCGS
28792893

Choice HOLD
$480
New June 23! Low CAC Population, 100% Natural Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster. The only 1909 San Francisco strike graded AU50 with CAC approval; CAC population of one! This date is underrated in higher circulated grades, especially at the AU level. CAC has approved only six pieces in all AU grades. This example features classic naturally toned surfaces and thick crusty gray patina. Under light source, residual frost luster still manages to radiate through the gray patina much to the pleasure of the viewer. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. I'm most pleased to add this piece to inventory.
Barber 50C 1910S Barber 1910-S
F12
NGC
2037691067

Choice $195 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - 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. 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.
Early Commems 50C 1920 Early Commems 1920
MS65
PCGS
83057040

Gem $525 Pilgrim Tercentenary, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. There are always a host of early United States commemoratives on the market. The challenge is locating examples that are truly superior for the grade and offer substantial eye appeal as a differentiator. May I introduce this incredible 1920 Pilgrim for your consideration? This silver commemorative is the definition of originality with brilliant cartwheel luster under the semi transparent toning. Rose, gold and blues are intermixed on the obverse while mottled rose-gold fills the device cavities on the reverse. In hand viewing under a light source is necessary to truely appreciate the exception nature of this Osprey Collection offering. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please forget the price lists on this incredible piece as it would be the highlight of any early commemorative silver set.
Early Commems 50C 1937 Early Commems 1937
MS66+
PCGS
34804283

Gem $900 Antietam Civil War Battle Commemorative, Superb Gem Original, Old Mint Holder Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1937 Antietam Civil War half dollar commemorative is popular with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold. Therefore the surviving mintage distributed to collectors is only 18,028. Most surviving examples will grade in the MS63 to MS66 range. This offering is well above average with old mintage holder paper toning that is quite evident on the reverse. Frosty cartwheel luster is brilliant and swirling when viewed under a light source. A superior example that is fairly graded as MS66+ and approved by CAC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Early Commems 50C 1946 Early Commems 1946
MS66
NGC 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 1844 Seated 1844
AU55
PCGS
33605898

Choice $2495 Circulation Strike, Lightly Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Osprey Collection. A wonderful 1844 circulation strike with obvious doubling in the shield and misplaced top loop of 8 digit in lower gown. Fields are lightly mirrored with obverse emitting crisp reflective luster under a light source. Reverse luster is closer to a steely texture. Both sides are covered with natural silver gray patina. The obverse has embedded rose which is amplified in the GFRC images. Strike is complete. Surfaces abrasions are minimal with none worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is more than warranted as grading is accurate and surfaces are 100% original. More handpicked quality silver coinage offerings from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1846 Seated 1846
EF45
PCGS
24461848

Choice $775 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we believe in stocking natural toned Liberty Seated coinage with choice surfaces. These preservation conditions represent the best possible option for a long term numismatic holding. This 1846 fits those GFRC objectives well. Surfaces are strictly original with a light skin of gray-gold patina. Grading is 100% accurate with some residual field luster remaining. Strike is nearly complete along with the entire dollar free of any significant blemishes or distractions. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality CAC stickered offering for the selective collector.
Seated $1 1860O Seated 1860-O
AU55
PCGS
16855941

Choice $1525 Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Steely Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval was assured on the naturally toned specimen.
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 June 27! Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. 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.
Trade $1 1877 Trade 1877
MS62
PCGS
36163643

Choice $1550 Near Gem Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Multi-Color Patina, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Letís open the description for this near gem original 1877 Trade dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. I'm in love with this offering from the Cumberland County Collection and believe the future owner will also be pleased to have stepped up and made the purchase. This dollar has eye appeal of a higher grade and only one well hidden surface issue that holds the grade back to MS62. At first, I thought this piece was full MS63 due to the vibrant steely cartwheel luster and strictly original toning on both sides. Toning colors are gorgeous. Strike is also complete. In terms of blemishes, there are several ancient toned over shallow lines between the right facing wing and AM(ERICA). If one swirls the coin enough times under a bright light, those lines will appear resulting in the MS62 being technical accurate. Again eye appeal is of a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval rewards all the positive aspects of this coin as discussed here.
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 1879S Morgan 1879-S
MS65
NGC
1553610016

Gem HOLD
$275
Gorgeous Obverse Rainbow Toning, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. A single sided toned 1879 San Francisco strike with beautiful toning. GFRC images accurately capture the obverse colors and validate the lack of abrasions. A definitve gem at the assigned grade level and worth the pricing premium. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Morgan $1 1880S Morgan 1880-S
MS65
PCGS
19858614

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

Choice $725 Tough Carson City Date, Lovely Gold Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. . A lovely 1881 Morgan struck at the Carson City mint. Since GFRC is expanding dual sided toned Morgan dollar inventory, the better Carson City dates should not be excluded. This example offers substantial eye appeal resulting from cartwheel luster and a transparent layer of rose/gold patina. Surface blemishes are consistent with the assigned MS63 grade level. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is warranted given the eye appeal and originality.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS64
NGC Fatty
123043011

Gem $725 Early Generation NGC 2 White Label Holder, Gem Original, Mirrored Fields, Jim Poston Consignment. Rare NGC 2 generation holder with white paper label and white plastic insert. A short lived issue as it become apparent that a plain white label on white plastic was not an ideal solution. This holder is reported to have had a shorter life span than the infamous Gen 1 black insert. Realistically, the NGC holder is driving the asking price but let's not forget the lovely 1881-S Morgan that is housed inside. A gem with mirrored field that emit stunning reflective luster. Obverse has one field abrasion by eyes that holds these piece back from a higher grade. Reverse surfaces are unabraded. Another exciting new offering from Jim Poston.
Morgan $1 1881S Morgan 1881-S
MS64
PCGS Rattler
1127550

Choice $475 Substantial Eye Appeal! Near Gem Original, Typical Mirrored Fields, Jim Poston Consignment. Mirrored fields compliment the orange-rose and blue obverse coloring. Luster is vibrant and swirls under a bright light. Reverse is untoned other than some burnt gold at the lower reverse. Definitely an MS64+ or better at today's grading standards. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 rattler holder with CAC approval. Jim Poston does it again with a tantalizing toner Morgan offering.
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
MS62
NGC Fatty
122079015

Choice $750 Early Generation NGC 2 White Label Holder, Near Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Gold CAC Approval, Jim Poston Consignment. Rare NGC 2 generation holder with white paper label and white plastic insert. A short lived issue as it become apparent that a plain white label on white plastic was not an ideal solution. This holder is reported to have had a shorter life span than the infamous Gen 1 black insert. Realistically, the NGC holder and Gold CAC approval are driving the asking price but let's not forget the lovely 1884-O Morgan that is housed inside. A near gem and blatantly undegraded. CAC recognized this fact and awarded a Gold CAC sticker. Bold frosty luster is consistent with a higher grade. Peripheral gold toning adds charm. Another vintage holder offering from Jim Poston.
Morgan $1 1885 Morgan 1885
MS65
PCGS
3746922

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

Gem $535 Incredible Dual Sided Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded. Radiant luster energies the multicolor patina on this attractive specimen. Coloring is dominated by aquamarine, teal, and rose with some gold intermixed on the reverse. Housed in new NGC holder. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to combination of eye appeal and originality. Overall a very attractive double sided toner for the advanced collector. Price reduction on May 1.
Morgan $1 1885O Morgan 1885-O
MS63
NGC Fatty
123279018

Choice $695 Early Generation NGC 2 White Label Holder, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Gold Toning, Jim Poston Consignment. Rare NGC 2 generation holder with white paper label and white plastic insert. A short lived issue as it become apparent that a plain white label on white plastic was not an ideal solution. This holder is reported to have had a shorter life span than the infamous Gen 1 black insert. Realistically, the NGC holder is driving the asking price but let's not forget the lovely 1885-O Morgan that is housed inside. A choice original example with frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Eye appeal is most pleasing and the lack of abrasions resulted in CAC green bean approval. Peripheral gold toning adds substantial charm even at the assigned MS63 grade level. Another vintage holder offering from Jim Poston.
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 HOLD
$125
Dual Sided Morgan Toner, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Gold Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely dual sided toner 1886 Morgan dollar with vibrant cartwheel luster, aquamarine-gold toning on the obverse and rose-blue on the reverse. Liberty's cheek is essentially blemish free while strike is crisply executed. In hand viewing is recommended to capture the interactions between bold luster and toning. CAC approval validates the overall quality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Morgan $1 1886 Morgan 1886
MS63
PCGS Doily
7303406

Choice $595 White, Frosty, CAC, Doily Holder.. This is a not a rare or expensive coin, but coinnoisseurship can and should be applied across all levels of coin collecting. One can be knowledgeable and choosy regardless of whether the collecting objective is MS63 Morgans or proof double eagles. Regarding the former, the present coin is a worthy example with CAC certification, ample luster, and smooth reverse surfaces that are superior to the assigned grade. Strike is typical, with some but not all detail in the reverse breast feathers. The coin is largely untoned with the barest hints of deeper color in the reverse right field. Slabbed in a PCGS 1989 Gen2.0 Doily Holder, from the Jim Poston collection.
Morgan $1 1887 Morgan 1887
MS64Star
NGC
2118741001

Gem HOLD
$550
Price Reduction 5/7/19 - 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 1889 Morgan 1889
MS64
PCGS
34059707

Choice $220 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Obverse Rainbow Arc Toning, Multi Color Reverse, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. A lovely 1887 Morgan with abundant frosty cartwheel luster and dual sided toning. Obverse sports a peripheral rainbow arc while the reverse is fully toned with gold, rose and blues shades. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another quality offering from Jim Poston.
Morgan $1 1892CC Morgan 1892-CC
MS61
PCGS
11143367

Choice $1700 New May 29! important Carson City Date, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Malvern Collection. A better Morgan Carson City date with mintage of 1,352,000. This 1892-CC offering from the Malvern Collection is most pleasing at the assigned MS61 grade level. Many collectors have come to expect issues at the MS61 grade level; excess marks or subdued luster. I'm sorry to disappoint those expectations as this example radiates crisp reflective luster with active cartwheels. Field are lightly mirrored while the devices are frosty. Abrasions are minimal with just a single mark on the cheek and some light field chatter. Please remember that reflective fields amplify marks leading to lower assigned grades which I believe is the case here. A rose-gold toning arc covers the upper obverse and lower reverse. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Worthy of special consideration as CAC approval validates what my eyes see.
Morgan $1 1898O Morgan 1898-O
MS63
NGC Fatty
123345024

Gem $795 Early Generation NGC 2 White Label Holder, Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Gold CAC Approval, Jim Poston Consignment. Rare NGC 2 generation holder with white paper label and white plastic insert. A short lived issue as it become apparent that a plain white label on white plastic was not an ideal solution. This holder is reported to have had a shorter life span than the infamous Gen 1 black insert. Realistically, the NGC holder and Gold CAC approval are driving the asking price but let's not forget the lovely 1898-O Morgan that is housed inside. A gem Morgan dollar that has been obviously undegraded back in the late 1987 timeframe. CAC recognized this fact and awarded a Gold CAC sticker. Bold frosty luster is consistent with a higher grade. Mottled gray-gold toning is consistent on both sides and validates the strict originality. Another vintage holder offering from Jim Poston.
Peace $1 1922 Peace 1922
MS64
PCGS
80877461

Gem $1600 Gem Original, Exceptional Dual Sided Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Little needs to be said as the GFRC images speak for themselves. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Pure eye candy from the Seal Beach Collection.
Gold
Gold G$1 1852-O
Type 1 Liberty Head
MS63
PCGS
35738613

Choice $5650 CAC Condition Census, Rare in Mint State, Rich Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Grades, Osprey Collection. The 1852-O has the second lowest mintage of any Type 1 New Orleans mint gold dollar and is also the second rarest. Locating choice examples in higher uncirculated grades is very difficult. The CAC population report validates this fact with only three approved at MS63 level and three finer. Rich frosty luster is the highlight of this choice original offering. Surfaces are essentially abrasion free with a few very faint wispy hairlines seen under bright light viewing and nothing else. Obverse die is heavily cracked with die cracks from 9:00 to Liberty's nose and another from star to the bonnet. Coloring is natural medium green-gold. Strike is typical with the reverse DO(LL)AR and 8 digit being a tad weak. Overall, a quality representative of this rare date in Mint State. Freshly graded and housed in Gen 6.0S Gold Shield PCGS holder with CAC approval. An exceptional advanced collector offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$1 1884
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS64+
PCGS
36496365

Gem $1550 New July 18! Lone MS64+ Graded, Mirrored Fields, Rich Orange-Gold Patina, Lovely Near-Gem with CAC Approval . The 1884 Type 3 Princess $1 gold date has a tiny mintage of only 5,230 strikes. This survivor features rich orange-gold toning over proof-like fields. Brilliant reflective luster and cartwheels create substantial eye appeal. Strike is pinpoint-sharp. Technical grading and a few micro hairlines under the bust hold this gorgeous piece back from MS65 grade. Eye appeal is definitely at the gem level. Exceptional quality for this underappreciated date. The only 1884 example to be awarded a PCGS MS64+ grade. How cool is a population of one? Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$1 1886
Type 3 Indian Princess
MS63
NGC
3666729006

Gem $925 Tiny Mintage, Choice Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Super Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading . What is there not to like about this 1886 gold dollar? Let's start with a tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces. Then there is conservative grading and CAC approval at the MS63 grade level. How about frosty cartwheel luster that just radiates off the obverse and reverse surfaces? Bottomline, this is a gem example at the assigned NGC grade and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Gold G$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 1878
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
36835762

Gem $6250 Gem Original, Two in MS63+, Ten Finer, Vibrant Frosty Luster, Bold Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A gem original 1878 $10 Philadelpha eagle strike that offers thick frosty luster. Surfaces are evenly toned a greenish gold with mint frost throughout the fields and devices. Under a light source, cartwheels are active on both sides. Obverse surface abrasions are consistent with the grade. I've assigned a gem quality rating due to the superior eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An remarkable Liberty $10 eagle offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1893
Liberty
MS64
NGC
4236740021

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

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

Choice $1725 Near Gem Original, Crusty Original Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded. If crusty original mint state United States gold is your cup of tea, then this near gem 1897 $10 eagle deserves special consideration. Purchased from an old Sarasota Florida estate that has been off the market for decades and freshly graded during early 2018. A recent CAC submission resulted in the strict originality being rewarded with Green bean approval. Surfaces are covered with a thin crusty skin with the luster being satiny textured along with cartwheel effects. GFRC images accurately capture the surfaces and overall appearance. PCGS price guide jumps dramatically at the MS65 grade level thus this lovely example is at the last "affordable" grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Gold G$10 1901-S
Liberty
MS62
NGC Fatty
248631010

Choice HOLD
$800
New June 3! Vibrant Cartwheels, Rich Frosty Luster, Orange-Gold Patina. Minimal Abrasions, CAC Approval. Before moving ahead with the description, let's call out a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this most attractive 1901-S $10 eagle offering. An ideal $10 eagle type coin given the thick frosty luster, vibrant cartwheels and uniform orange-gold patina. Field chatter is minimal and technically consistent with the assigned grade. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. A numismatic United States gold piece coupled with old fatty NGC holder and CAC approval. Reasonably priced as compared to the generic pieces that trade on eBay and at auctions for a few percent less.
Gold G$10 1909-S
Indian
MS62
PCGS
24154391

Choice $2650 New June 3! Better $10 Indian Date, Thick Crusty Orange-Gold Patina (European Look), Frosty Cartwheels, Minimal Abrasions, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. if a fan of old time crusty original gold couple with rich orange-gold patina, then this better date 1909 San Francisco struck $10 eagle is for you. Mintage was limited to 292,350. Surfaces still radiate frosty cartwheels that are active under a light source. Strike is well executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval. Another superior United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$10 1909-S
Liberty
AU58+
PCGS
35903575

Choice $1625 Sole AU58+ Graded, Crusty Copper-Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Special Old Time United States Gold. Early Indian $10 gold date with mintage of 292,350. The sole example graded AU58+ by PCGS and what a crusty original example it is. Well preserved surfaces presents frosty cartwheel luster that still manages to radiate through the patina during bright light viewing. Essentially a mint state example with one obverse abrasion by star 3. Fully struck with dirty greenish gold eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$10 1926
Indian
MS64
PCGS
37029203

Gem $1450 Excellent for Type, Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Don't I enjoy handling $10 Indian gold when the pieces are so pleasing as this offering. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation since assigning a Gem Original quality rating. Brilliant luster radiates under a light source along with active cartwheels. Surfaces are colored greenish-gold with just a few random ticks that warrant the MS64 grade on a technical basis. But the eye appeal clearly approaches a higher grade. Worthy of special consideration, Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$2.5 1851
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
33131815

Choice $725 New June 3! Early Quarter Eagle Date, Frosty Luster, Pleasing Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, CAC Approved. An early date Liberty design $2.5 quarter eagle. This piece brings substantial eye appeal including thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Toning is a rich greenish-gold. Ideal as an early type coin or for a quarter eagle date set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A superior offering at the MS62 grade level with CAC also agreeing.
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 1902
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
90058495

Gem $595 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Gem Original Eye Appeal, Gorgeous Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Full Strike, Conservative Grading. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation on this gorgeous 1902 Liberty $2.5 gold piece. Why? After handling my fair share of $2.5 quarter eagles, the gems are easily recognized. This one is a no question gem at the assigned grade and quite the value. Cartwheel luster is vibrant and so frosty. That are no abrasions to interrupt the bright light viewing experience including 10x loupe inspection. I'm thrilled to be offering this example for a high grade type set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 holder with standard ring insert. A marvelous $2.5 quarter eagle gem to consider.
Gold G$2.5 1908
Indian
MS64+
PCGS
25637177

Choice $1485 New July 18! First Year Issue, Near-Gem Indian Type Offering, Satiny Luster, Superior Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. This plus-graded near-gem original 1908 example represents the first year of the Indian design on $2.5 quarter eagle coinage. The design elements are fully struck, with just a trace of softness on the eagle's shoulder. Mint State surfaces are well-preserved with greenish-gold patina. Bright light viewing exposes natural satiny mint luster. A pleasing example with outstanding eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Gold G$2.5 1915
Indian
MS63
NGC
4396745019

Choice HOLD
$575
New June 3! Ideal Type Coin, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Attractive and Pleasing, CAC Approval. An ideal mint state $2.5 quarter eagle for a type set. This 1915 Philadelphia strike offers bold satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Full struck with every tiny detail in the Indian's headband deeply impressed. Overall coloring is greenish-gold with some embedded orange. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced as CAC approval premiums continue to climb on United States gold.
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 1851-O
Liberty
VF35
PCGS OGH
6527182

Choice $4475 Early New Orleans Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Copper-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Second year of New Orleans mint issue with mintage of 315,000. This issue is known for being well struck but with many having heavily abraded surfaces. This VF35 example features only honest wear. Surfaces are typical for the issue and covered with copper gold patina. Under a bright light, the obverse still emits some reflective luster that is surprising at this grade level. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. A quality offering from the Osprey Collection that is worthy of special consideration.
Gold G$20 1852
Liberty
AU53
NGC
3750540005

Choice $2350 New July 19! Early Type 1 Date, Perfect for Type, Frosty Granular Luster, Active Cartwheels, Eye Appeal. If building a United States gold type set, Type 1 $20 double eagles always present a quality and pricing challenge. GFRC is pleased to offer a choice original 1852 strike with substantial luster and eye appeal. Frosty luster that is a bit granular, as struck, is so pleasing during bright light viewing. Coloring is a light orange-gold and consistent with those produced for the date. The AU53 grade level plus CAC green bean bring notable balance between overall quality and price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view along with 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 1854
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
37029206
Small Date
Choice $11950 Type 1, CAC Condition Census, Near Gem for Grade, Frosty Luster, Visually Pleasing, Osprey Collection. 1854 Small Date $20 double eagles are substantially rare at the AU58 or better grade levels. Under appreciated as compared to prior 1852 and 1853 Philadelphia strikes. CAC population shows six at the MS61 level with single approvals at MS63 and MS65 grades. This new offering has been freshly graded and approved by CAC after being repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. A most pleasing example with above average frosty luster and few surfaces marks as reported for this date. Frankly, the assigned MS61 grade is not driven by detracting marks and I'm not certain what is the issue holding back from MS62. Luster is vibrant with nice cartwheels under a light source. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one as it will not last the through the Baltimore or Summer FUN shows.
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 1882-S
Liberty
MS62
PCGS
35840160

Choice $2925 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Superior eye appeal is at hand and a good reason to consider this 1882 San Francisco struck $20 double eagle. Surfaces emit bold frosty luster and crisp cartwheels when viewed under a light source. Uniform greenish-gold toning is found on both sides. Obverse strike is 100% complete but at the expense of weakness on the center reverse devices. Scattered field ticks account for the assigned MS62 grade. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great gold from the Osprey Collection.
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 1893-S
Liberty
MS62+
PCGS
37029207

Choice $1900 Type 3, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Light Orange-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. 1893 San Francisco strikes are available given the mintage of 996,175. Those pursuing United States gold on a numismatic basis should always seek the best value point between bullion content and eye appeal. This 1893-S example brings satiny luster and light orange-gold surfaces into play for consideration. Abrasions are consistent with the grade level but not distracting given the pleasing luster and coloring. CAC agreed and rewarded with a green bean. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1904
Liberty
MS65+
PCGS
25529391

Gem $4850 Outrageous Gem, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Orange-Gold Patina, Essentially Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded, Winesteven Collection. The Winesteven Collection consignor is back in a huge way with a newly divested duplicate from his spectacular United States gold type set. GFRC is thrilled to be offering this outrageous 1904 Liberty $20 double eagle that is conservatively graded at the MS65+ level. Yes, this piece could easily be offered at full MS66 level as so well balanced and attractive. Let's walk through the key parameters of luster, color, strike and abrasions for grasping the entire picture and why you should step up with a purchase. Satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels tease the eyes during bright light inspection. Old time orange-gold coloring is consistent with expectations for naturally preserved surfaces. Strike is hammered with high relief stars and deeply defined scrolls, tail and arrow feathers on the reverse. Finally, there are essentially no abrasions on this example. The only break in mint frost occurs at star 9 with a short contact mark. Otherwise, the fields are perfectly clean including Liberty's face. It is difficult to imagine that the Winesteven Collection consignor could locate a finer example but he did much to the joy of the GFRC community. Housed in blue label Gen 4.5 PCGS holder. Since less than 4% of MS65s and MS65+s for this date graded by PCGS and NGC merit CAC approval, those with a green been CAC sticker always sell for a significant spread over the 96% without CAC approval. Therefore the offer price is firm and reasonable given the overall balanced nature of this outrageous specimen.
Gold G$20 1904-S
Liberty
MS61PL
NGC
3443054005

Original $2195 Mirrored/Proof Like Fields, Brilliant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, CAC Approval, Jim Poston Consignment. Proof like United States gold might be considered an under appreciated collecting option. The PCGS price guide does not list PL designation as a separate category. The same is true for CDN. This 1904-S Liberty double eagle exhibits mirrored fields and a fair amount of abrasions consistent with the assigned grade. Unfortunately, proof like fields amplify any surfaces anomalies as compared to those with frosty luster. Strike is hammered with deeply impressed devices on both sides. Overall eye appeal is pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert, PL designation and CAC approval. A noteworthy United States gold offering from Jim Poston.
Gold G$20 1907
St Gaudens
MS64+
PCGS
36894570

Gem $2725 First Year Issue, Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Minimal Abrasions, Conservatively Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of St. Gaudens design issue and a pure gem at the assigned grade level. This gold piece has it all; brilliant cartwheel luster, thick mint frost, complete strike and no distracting blemishes during bright light viewing. Absolutely wholesome and pleasing for the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. More great gold from the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$20 1909-S
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC Fatty
388683007

Choice $1750 Thick Mint Frost, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Greenish-Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Attractive and Pleasing . Thick mint frost is plentiful on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant under a light source. Fully struck with no distracting blemishes surrounding the facial area. Greenish-gold coloring is perfectly natural and validates the strict originality. Conservative grading in my opinion. Housed in NGC Fatty holder that dates back to the mid 1990s. CAC approval during mid February 2019. Fresh new purchase from Florida estate and off the market for several decades.
Gold G$20 1913
St Gaudens
MS63
PCGS
35346186

Choice $2725 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$20 1914
St Gaudens
MS64
PCGS
6515042

Choice HOLD
$5225
New June 15! Low Mintage Issue, Scarce Grade, Choice Original Frosty Surfaces, Rich Orange-Gold Patina. Only 92,500 St. Gaudens were struck at the Philadelphia mint during 1914. This date becomes challenging at the MS63 grade level and very scarce in MS64 as most pieces are tied up in collections. A conservatively graded old time example with frosty textured surfaces that emit uniform luster along with vibrant cartwheels. I love the rich orange-gold patina. A quick check of Collectors Corner for competitive pricing resulted in a freshly graded MS64 CAC example listed at $6250. The GFRC asking price is substantially lower for an early graded example in an old green holder. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. A fresh offering from a new consignor that warrants special consideration.
Gold G$20 1915-S
St Gaudens
MS63
NGC Fatty
315604057

Gem $1800 Gem Original at Grade, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Greenish-Gold Patina, Fully Struck . Let's open the description for this gem original 1915-S St. Gaudens with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Honestly, there was an expectation for CAC Gold bean due to the lack of abrasions and brilliant frosty luster. In hand, this $20 double eagle looks more like a 64 than a 63 in my humble opinion. Greenish-gold patina covered surfaces offer vibrant cartwheels under a light source. Fully struck, in particular with well defined eyes and nose on Liberty's face. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label. Fresh CAC approval. Recently purchased from an old Sarasota collection and off the market for several decades. Yes, the asking price is high, but so is the old time quality. Please check CoinFacts and a 1/18 DLRC record at $1950 for a rattler MS63 with CAC approval as a comparison. This piece is a full MS64.
Gold G$3 1878
Princess
AU58
NGC
4656477006

Choice $1295 New July 19! Choice Original $3 Type, Rich Orange-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. If in the market for United States type gold, the AU58 grade level typically brings reasonable value during purchase and resale. During purchase, choice AU58 examples have minor rub but with mint state eye appeal. During resale, the AU58 collector base is substantial and easy to move duplicates. 1878 is a common date for the $3 gold denomination and also ideal as an inexpensive type candidate. This example offers rich orange-gold patina and frosty luster that pleased the attentive eyes at CAC. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. If you like the images, then this one will be even better in hand.
Gold G$5 1845-O
Liberty
EF40
PCGS
36527145

Choice $1650 New June 6! Early New Orleans Strike, Greenish-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Osprey Collection. A splendid 1845 New Orleans branch mint $5 half eagle strike from a limited mintage of 41,000 pieces. Eye appealing surfaces still radiate frosty luster at the EF40 grade level. Wear is uniform and on the highest relief points. Coloring is somewhere between orange-gold and greenish-gold. A difficult date to locate overall and many times more challenging than the earlier 1844-O. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection.
Gold G$5 1855-S
Liberty
MS61
PCGS
33032664

Choice $24250 Condition Census Rarity, Extremely Rare, Crusty Greenish-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. The 1855-S is for all intents and purposes the first collectible San Francisco half eagle, given the rarity of the 1854-S, Mintage of 61,000 and rarer than 1855 Charlotte and Dahlonega $5 half eagle counterparts. It is obtainable in grades up to AU55 but becomes very rare in AU58 and is extremely rare in full Uncirculated condition. This offering is one of the two mint state examples graded by PCGS. Surfaces are absolutely choice with exceptional satiny luster. Obverse patina is natural rose and orange-gold while the reverse adds splashes of rich orange-gold leading increased eye appeal. Strike is complete with fully defined stars and eagle wing tips. Many times, some of the highest graded survivors for a rare date are just not that attractive with collectors learning to love these pieces for what they are. This is not the case for this lovely 1855-S $5 half eagle offering. Eye appeal and condition census rarity are available together. The only comparable 1855-S half eagle to sell at auction was the Bass II coin sold over twenty years ago for $17,250. Today, that coin would be much more. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A major United States gold offering from the Osprey Collection that belongs in one of the finest collections being assembled.
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 New Price
$1475
FUN Show Price Reduction! 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 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 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 1899
Liberty
MS64
PCGS
37029197

Choice $1200 Near Gem Original, Thick Mint Frost, Nice Cartwheel, Fully Struck, CAC Approved, Osprey Collection. Thick granular mint frosty covers the fields and devices on this near gem 1899 $5 half eagle. A thoroughly pleasing example with frosty cartwheels and no distractions during bright light review. If you United States gold cup of tea is super original surfaces and thick mint frost, then this offering should be a strong candidate. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. Nice job Dan on cherrypicking this one!
Gold G$5 1899
Liberty
MS63+
PCGS
37029198

Choice $975 Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Another attractive 1899 $5 half eagle offerings that is freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Frosty surfaces and resulting cartwheel luster are eye catching and pleasing. Strike is completely executed. The assigned grade reflects a tiny amount of chatter in the obverse left field. Newly repatriated from Europe by the Osprey Collection. GFRC images accurately capture greenish-gold toning and surface conditions. You can shop with confidence at GFRC for quality United States gold.
Gold G$5 1907
Liberty
MS64+
PCGS
25376205

Choice $895 New July 22! Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Near Gem Original, Brilliant Yellow-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck. A gorgeous near gem original 1907 $5 half eagle with brilliant cartwheel luster and yellow-gold patina. Frosty luster is crisp and pleasing under a light source. Strike is complete with high relief stars, hair curls and deeply impressed reverse eagle feathers. Some faint chatter on Liberty's chin holds this one back from full gem designation as the luster is all there for the MS65 grade level. Housed in 2013 PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with edge view insert along with CAC approval. A quality $5 half eagle type coin for the selective collector.
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
MS64
PCGS
36494603

Choice $2500 Wonderful Near Gem Type, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A fully struck 1913 $5 half eagle with deep orange gold patina and excellent eye appeal. This offering is fully detailed and well represents the Bela Lyon Prattís incused Indian Head design for $5 Indians. A near gem original example that is fully deserving of CAC approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS 6.0S holder with CAC approval. Overall, a worthy type set addition.
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.
Gold G$5 1915
Indian
MS64
PCGS
37977821

Gem $2450 New June 3! Excellent for Type, Thick Frosty Luster, Lucious Orange-Gold Coloring, Fully Struck, CAC Approval. A wonderful 1915 $5 Indian eagle with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheel. Ideal as a high end type coin as the eye appeal is all there while economically priced at the MS64 grade level. Surfaces and eye appeal warrant a gem original quality rating and a JUST TAKE ME HOME recommendation. I was most thrilled to cherry-pick this 1915 Philadelphia strike at the Summer Baltimore pre-show. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A United States gold offerings that deserves special consideration.
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