Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Gobrecht Dollars
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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1841 1841
Original $1750 Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Mintage of 173,000 and very scarce in mintage as none were saved by the banks of that era. Q. David Bowers comments that, "In circulated grades: The mintage of 1841 was fairly high, but the availability of circulated specimens belies this. In general, fewer circulated 1841 dollars appear on the market than do those dated 1840, although nearly three times as many 1841s were struck. The explanation for this is not known." One might consider the 1841 date to be underrated at current pricing levels. This lovely AU58 example offers bold frosty cartwheel luster and is perfectly original. Strike is complete with rounded stars while both obverse and reverse dies are lightly clashed. Blemish wise, there is one bag mark in the right obverse field immediately to the right of the drapery. A quality offerings that has lots of appeal beyond the marginal GFRC images. The example is essentially untoned with some faint gold at the rims during bright light viewing. An important offering from the Missouri Collection with close to mint state device features by at half the cost.
Seated $1 1842 1842
Original $795 Original Crusty Gray Patina, Early Issue, Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection. A third year of issue strike with mintage of 184,618. Surfaces are fully natural and cover with thick crusty gray patina. Strike is uniform with no point of weakness. Conservatively graded and housed in 2013 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. From the Saco River Collection.
Seated $1 1842 1842
Original $1050 Original Gun Metal Gray, Mirrored Fields, Typical Strike, Missouri Collection. The 1842 date sports a relatively high mintage of 184,618 for early Liberty Seated dollars. This surviving example is strictly original with medium gray patina that becomes darker at the stars and reverse legend. When viewing under a light source, the mirrored fields are activated and offer reflective golden gray coloring that is pleasing. Strike is a tad weak at the top of Liberty's head and on the stars 8 through 13 along with some reverse device weakness. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A nice original piece from the Missouri Collection.
Seated $1 1844 1844
VF35 raw
Original $745 Double Die Obverse, Misplaced Date, Original Gray, Burchs Creek Collection. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gun metal gray patina. This is a better variety with obvious die doubling along the right shield edge and above the scroll along with a misplaced top loop of 8 digit in the lower gown. Blemishes are to a minimum with only a minor rim anomaly at 2:00pm that needs to be pointed out. Mintage is only 20,000 pieces.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Original $1250 Low Mintage Date, Double Die and Misplaced Date Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Hammered Strike, Missouri Collection. A low mintage of only 20,000 and the first year of limited Seated dollar strikes at the Philadelphia mint. Q. David Bowers comments on the 1844 low mintage date as follows, "The year 1844 was notable for the first of low-mintage silver dollars of this design. Scant supplies of silver bullion continued to be one of the main problems facing the mint, and the situation was not made easier by the fact that many United States silver coins were shipped to Europe and Asia in payment for import transactions. Only one delivery of silver dollars was made this year; that of 20,000 pieces on December 31st." This surviving example, from the Missouri Collection, is accurately graded as the AU50 level. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that harbors shades of rose and blues also. Crisp steely luster is evident when viewing under a light source. Strike is complete and blemishes are to a minimum. All 1844 Seated dollars were struck from a single die pair. The obverse is doubled at the shield and scroll and there is an extra misplaced digit in the lower gown folds. Housed in newer NGC holder.
Seated $1 1845 1845
EF45 raw
Original $1200 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray, Burchs Creek Collection. A strictly original example with thick crusty gray patina. Off the market for years and now being offered in raw condition for those who still collect and store coins in Dansco albums. Essentially blemish free with solid rims. Mintage is a meager 24,500 pieces. Accurately graded and desirable.
Seated $1 1846 1846
Choice $725 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, CAC Candidate, Seal Beach Collection. A strictly original example with uniform gun metal gray patina that should have a decent chance for CAC approval. Strike is nearly full with only stars 10 and 11 having unconnected centrils. This is a top quality specimen with no blemishes and so typical of the coins found in the Seal Beach collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 33168850. My images have typical light reflections that produce a dark area at Liberty's head and upper body. The toning on this lovely seated dollar is uniform and attractive.
Seated $1 1846 1846
AU50 raw
Market Acceptable HOLD
Light Gray, Bold Devices, Maine Collection. Housed in Wayte Raymond album for decades and fresh to market. Obverse is toned a light to medium gun metal gray with some darker shades at the stars and date. The reverse is a pristine even steel gray with bold eagle. Strike is better than average with nearly all star centrils defined along with all eagle feathers and claw details. I believe this piece was wiped a long, long time ago and has retoned while in the Wayte Raymond album. The obverse exhibits some subtle rose and blues under bright light while the reverse features some soft gold coloring. Priced at slightly under PCGS guide EF45 money.
Seated $1 1846O 1846-O
Original $3750 Eye Appeal, Proof Like, Virginia Collection. An above average example after reviewing Heritage Archive sales results for past five years. This attractive dollar is even white with reflective proof like fields. Mint frost throughout Liberty's gown and reverse eagle wings is evident with little disturbance other than a blemish on the lower leg/knee. When rotating under light, the fields and main devices reflect light without any marks or disturbances that would detract. Definitely a special inclusion into an advanced set dollar set. The images indicate the dollar is lightly toned but this is not the case. Again the dollar is even white with PL fields and uniform color. Housed in old NGC holder.
Seated $1 1849 1849
Original $1450 Better Philadelphia Date, Original Surfaces, Mottled Gray and Copper Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A strictly original example of the 1849 Seated dollar date from the Missouri Collection is considerable eye appeal. Mintage is a low 62,600 with low survival rates. Obverse displays light gray-brown fields and deeper blues at the rim while the reverse is a combination of gray-brown and aquamarine coloring. Residual steely luster is quite apparent when viewing under a light source. This is a well defined representative of the No Motto design with satiny devices and some faint obverse chatter on Liberty and lower left field. Housed in a PCGS old green label holder. The last auction appearance took place during August 2013 as part of the Heritage sale of The Midwest Naval Officer's Collection of Early Dollars. Fairly price for the overall blance of eye appeal, strike and original toning.
Seated $1 1850 1850
Open 5
AU Details NGC
Market Acceptable $2250 Rare Low Mintage Date, Reflective Gun Metal Gray-Blue Surfaces, Attractive Overall Appearance, Missouri Collection. A rare date in the Liberty Seated dollar series with a mintage of only 7,500. The 1850s begins a timeframe when Seated dollar production plummeted at the Philadelpha mint. Q. David Bowers calls out this fact and provides a potential reason for the mint moving to strike small sized gold dollars rather than the unpopular heavy silver dollars. He states the following, "The production of Liberty Seated silver dollars at the Philadelphia Mint hit an all-time low in 1850. The reason for this is not clear in government records, but I believe the explanations are simple. To expand on the commentary given under 1849, the following seems to be a likely scenario: The gold dollar, introduced in 1849, was popular in government circles and at the Mint, and saw extensive use by the public. At the same time, the silver dollar was not popular and was widely criticized. The year 1850 saw a tremendous production of gold dollars, amounting to 481,953 at the Philadelphia Mint alone, a quantity far greater than had been made of any Liberty Seated silver dollar. It seems to me that the Treasury was trying to promote the new gold dollar as the coin of choice of this denomination, and to minimize the silver dollar." This surviving example currently resides in a newer NGC holder with AU Details designation. GFRC has chosen to assign a Market Acceptable quality rating as the overall eye appeal and coloring is acceptable coupled with an abscence of any mechanical cleaning. In other words, this piece has no hairlines whatsoever. Surfaces offer a steely reflective luster along with gun metal gray patina. There are a few scattered field ticks but none distracting. Struck with Open 5 obverse die along with bold repunching under the 0 digit in the date. Not every Liberty Seated dollar collector can locate and afford a strictly original example of the 1850 date in AU condition. A problem free AU55 example will be a $3500 to $4500 expenditure depending on eye appeal. This offering, from the Missouri Collection, provides similar eye appea but at a substantially lower price.
Seated $1 1859 1859
AU Details NGC
Cleaned $700 Ver Scarce Date, Old Cleaning, Reflective Surfaces, Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Mintage of 255,700 but most were shipped to northern China for international commerce. Q. David Bowers states that, "In circulated grades: the vast majority of the mintage of over a quarter million 1859 Liberty Seated dollars went to the Orient, where they were soon melted. Examples of this high-mintage date are scarce today in all grades." The surviving example offers bold high end AU details but has been cleaned. There are hairlines throughout the obverse fields and below the eagle on the reverse. Surfaces have retoned an even gray during in hand viewing while a light source exposes strong golden hues. Strike is complete. The darker toning streaks on the reverse appear to be from typical rubber band contact. In summary, a rare date due to low surviving population that is priced consistent with the surface conditions. Housed in newer NGC holder. From the Missouri Collection of Liberty Seated dollars.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
VF35 raw
Cleaned New Price
Light Gray, Old Clean, Hanes Park Collection. Surfaces are retoning nicely after a long ago cleaning. The obverse offers darker gray shares while the reverse remains mostly light silver gray. Reverse strike is well executed while the obverse has stars that lack connected centrils. Ample device details remain at this grade level. There are no blemishes to discuss as the surface and rims are all mark free.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original New Price
Original Flashy Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Union Bridge Collection. Ok, I need to make a confession...this is the first mint state Seated dollar handled by GFRC. I've sold several mint state Trade Dollars and now moving quickly into Liberty Seated dollars as so much fun to explore new denominations. This piece is a fitting start though well known to be a common date in high grades after several bags of 1859-O and 1860-O date examples were released by the U.S. Mint from their banks vaults. One immediately appreciates the bold flashy luster that is strictly original. I doubt that this dollar has ever been dipped as the frosty luster is bold. The assigned MS62 grade is to be expected due to some bag marks as is seen on most mint state examples. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original $940 Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection.
Seated $1 1865 1865
Choice $3500 Civil War Date, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Later date Liberty Seated dollars offer an important historical window United State monetary policy and the dependence of bimetalism. Q. David Bower, in his well known book, Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia", indicates that during 1865 (final year of the Civil War), specie payments remained in suspension with no 1865 silver coins of any denomination placed into circulation on the East coast. Amazingly, most of the mintage of the 1865 silver dollar is believed to have been exported to Central and South America. Bower's points out that low mintage of 46,500 and many being exported leads to modern day rarity with circulated specimens being very scarce. He adds in the fact that the 1865 date is a rarity in mint state. Now let's examine the specimen being offered.... First impression is that of classic Seated dollar appearance that collectors strive to acquire; gun metal gray with blue hues. Surfaces are free of major distractions with a few field ticks that are fully toned over and of no comnsequence. Under bright light, the fields are steely blue with gray. Strike is complete. Clearly a solid example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and accurately graded. This is a GFRC owned coin as I liked the overall appearance and rarity.
Seated $1 1870 1870
Choice $1450 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Mirrored Surfacres, Fully Struck, Port Matilda Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia struck Seated dollar is worthy of special consideration by collectors of the series. Eye appeal is high given the combination of classic gun metal gray-blue toned surfaces, mirrored fields and a complete strike. In hand viewing sees uniform gray surfaces with darker shades surrounding the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing exposes a different perspective that is so pleasing. The obverse toning melts to reveal lightly mirrored fields covered with transparent aquamarine blue patina. The reverse is essentially identical to the obverse with coloring most prominent around the legend and denomination. Rims are sharp with minimum wear. Blemish wise, there is one mark in the right obverse field to the right of the arm that can be seen on GFRC images. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Seated dollar offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider for a date set. Please note the lighter shaded area on left obverse is lighting reflections during photography and not on the dollar piece. Toning is uniform throughout obverse and reverse.
Seated $1 1871 1871
EF45 raw
Market Acceptable $525 Original Gray, Southern Maine Collection. A wholesome Liberty Seated dollar with strictly original surfaces and light wear. Both the obverse and reverse are covered with a pastel gray with intermixed rose hues. The reverse has some verdigris spots which are best left untouched as part of the coin's legacy. From the Southern Maine collection and off the market for decades.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 raw
Cleaned $435 Unobtrusive Chopmark, Cleaned/Retoned. Fields are toned an even ebony/gray and cover an old cleaning that is more noticeable on the reverse. There is a double character chopmark across Liberty's upper body. The 1875 date is the most affordable Carson City issue. Please email if there is interest and to discuss.
Trade $1 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
AU58 Details ANACS
Cleaned $1600 New November 25! Popular Doubled Die Reverse Variety, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Retoned, Faint Hairlines Under 10x Loupe, Accurately Graded. Popular 1876-CC Doubled Die Reverse die variety at an attractive pricing level. Newly consigned to GFRC in the hopes of locating a serious Trade Dollar collector who will appreciate the bold reverse die doubling without breaking the bank. Grading is accurate and designated AU58 Details. Surfaces are covered with a deep gun metal gray-blue patina that is secondary toning. Under the toning, faint hairlines are seen with careful inspection. This past cleaning results in reflective fields that are a bit too active to be original. Die doubling on lower reverse is bold with second olive branch distinct from the final rendering. Housed in new ANACS gold holder with standard ring insert. Not a perfect coin but perfectly acceptable for the double die reverse variety.
Trade $1 1877 1877
EF45 raw
Choice $285 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Philadelpha Strike, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A wonderful type coin with great eye appeal! Surfaces are steely gray with overlaid aquamarine and blues that perform so well under bright light. There are no distracting blemishes throughout major devices or the fields. The reverse rim does have two tiny compression points that are mentioned for 100% accuracy. A common date but in an uncommon state of preservation and perfect for a Whitman or Dansco album.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
VF30 raw
Choice $165 Original Gray, Southern Maine Collection. A perfectly original example with medium gray patina. Surface are blemish free. Accurately graded and an ideal example for a Dansco or Whitman album type set. Off the market for decades.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Choice $2375 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, Conservatively Graded . A superior 1877 San Francisco struck Trade dollar graded PCGS MS63+ with CAC approval.   NGC and PCGS have graded 373 Trade Dollars at the MS63 or 63+ level, while CAC has approved only 15 of those 373; s 4% rate.  This offering from the Winesteven Collection is one of those 15. As a remaining collector at heart, here at GFRC, I'm in love with this 1877-S Trade dollar due to the perfect balance of frosty cartwheel luster, a balanced strike and no question originality even if the surfaces are untoned. A perfect original specimen that warranted a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation even at the strong asking price. If seriously interested, then please contact me to discuss the offering and the price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Original $235 Original Gray, Maine Collection. Toned a uniform light to medium gray. The fields and device are fully blemish free but there is a minor rim anomaly on the obverse at 11:00. Offers welcomed.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Market Acceptable $165 Ebony Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Value Priced. Surfaces are toned a uniform ebony gray with residual luster and golden hues appearing under bright light. Grading is accurate as the surfaces have limited wear and are full EF45 or better. I don't believe this piece is strictly original and have assigned a market acceptable quality rating. An interesting Trade Dollar type coin possibility at a value price.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
AU50 raw
Choice $315 Choice Crusty Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, The Way a Strictly Original Trade Dollar Should Look!. I'm in love with this 1878-S Trade dollar as so darn crusty original and a case study in the appearance of completely unmolested silver surfaces. A no question AU example that has acquired thick gray-gold patina. Rims and fields are blemish free. A superb piece for fans of United States west coast history or a Dansco type set.