Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1842 1842
AU55 NGC
2577897020
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 1842 1842
EF40 PCGS
24712631
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
VF30 PCGS
28613814
Original $525 New June 7! Three Obverse Cuds, Thick Crusty Original Toning, Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Nicely Graded, StoneCold Collection. An offering of the 1842 OC-4 die pairing with three notable obverse rim cuds. Thick crusty patina covers both sides. Toning is a combination of gray-olive and rose colors and will fluctuate based on lighting conditions and viewing angle. The three obverse rim cuds are well defined. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) edge view holder. Another original duplicate offering from the StoneCold Collection.
Seated $1 1843 1843
EF40 ANACS OWH
2316718
Market Acceptable $395 New July 3! Light Gold and Peripheral Rose Toning, Ancient Cleaning, Fully Retoned, ANACS Straight Grading, LaSalle Collection. This 1843 Liberty Seated resides in ANACS old white holder with barcode. Surfaces are toned a golden gray with peripheral rose. This piece has seen an ancient non-mechanical cleaning and has completely retoned. ANACS believed this piece was market acceptable enough for a straight grade given that most Liberty Seated dollars found in all TPG holders will have seen some type of cleaning or enhancement. This is why CAC approved Liberty Seated dollars trade at a strong premium. Fairly priced for the preservation state.
Seated $1 1844 1844
PR53 PCGS
10025439
Original $9500 Very Rare 1844 Proof Strike, Uniform Gray-Gold Patina, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Faint Wear, Accurately Graded. Very rare offering of an 1844 proof strike with PCGS estimating 10-15 known. PCGS has only graded three specimens with light circulation. Those graded are a PR40, PR53 (this example), and PR58. There are no known Cameo graded 1844 proof dollars. This specimen is a no question proof with appropriate diagnostics. Surfaces are entirely original and covered with mottled gray-gold patina on both sides. Strike is hammered as to be expected for proof strike. Fields offer sharp reflective luster under a light source. Attributing an 1844 proof dollar is straightforward. All 1844 circulation strikes are found with a double die obverse. Doubling is easily seen in the vertical shield lines. Misplaced 18 digits in the lower gown folds are an additional attribution point. For a complete summary of the 1844 circulation strike die pairing, please visit the new online Osburn-Cushing reference book on Liberty Seated Dollar die varieties at www.seateddollarvarieties.com. Business strikes are labeled as OC-1 in the reference. Proof strikes (OC - P1) have no shield die doubling and most importantly, have the reverse of 1840 die defects on AMERIC(A). All proofs struck from 1840 through 1854 were accomplished with the same reverse die with consistent die defects on AMERIC(A). Again, the details can be found by accessing the online Osburn-Cushing reference. A quick visit to CoinFacts and review of surviving population indicates none certified at the PR60-PR61 grades, three in PR62 and a lone PR63. There is a single auction record of $20,900 for one of the pieces graded PR62 dating back to January 1996. An NGC certified PF63 specimen brought $25,300 at the Bowers and Merena Boys Town sale during March 1998. After careful consultations with the Peak Collection consignor, we've decided to offer this example at an attractive $9500. Please call for a complete description as this dollar was difficult to photography under autumn low sun angle. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important numismatic offering from the Peak Collection with less than 15 reported.
Seated $1 1844 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 1844 1844
AU50 NGC
3608278007
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 1846 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 1846O 1846-O
AU53 NGC
2025538003
Original $2650 Original, Mirrored Surfaces, Reflective Luster, Rose Gray Patina, Average Strike, Missouri Collection. The first New Olreans issue of the Seated dollar denomination with a mintage of 59,000. Bowers indicates that, "In circulated grades, the 1846-O has always been relatively easy to find below Extremely Fine but above that grade level, better pieces are quite rare. I suspect that this issue circulated widely and saw use in the channels of commerce up and down the Mississippi River Valley, especially riverboats (which numbered in the hundreds) and casinos. Relatively few must have been melted or exported. As the first branch mint silver dollar and as an issue of the New Orleans Mint, the 1846-O has always occupied a place of affection in collectors' hearts." This surviving example is very pleasing under a bright light. Mirrored fields produce sharp reflective luster that activates a thin layer of rose gold patina intermixed with sky blue coloring. In hand, the toning appears to be mostly rose-gray. Strike is typical for the date with stars 8 through 12 lacking connected centrils. Let's remember that this was a substantial sized coins to strike at the New Orleans mint. Overall eye appeal is pleasing. The dark spot in the right obverse field is verdigris on the surface. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s timeframe. Another important Liberty Seated dollar offering from the Missouri Collection. I like this piece a lot and priced accordingly.
Seated $1 1848 1848
MS63+ PCGS
35427924
Choice $17500 Low Mintage Date, Three Finer at PCGS, Steely Reflective Luster, Pewter Gray and Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A low mintage earlier date with only 15,000 piece struck. The offering is the sole PCGS certified example at the MS63+ grade level with only three finer. An impressive Liberty Seated dollar with steely reflective fields and active cartwheel luster. Obverse toning is primarily pewter rose with embedded orange will appear during bright light viewing. That orange coloring is much more predominant throughout the reverse under the same lighting conditions. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking full definition and some softness on the upper left facing eagle wing. Surfaces are choice for a dollar sized coin. There are a few stray contact marks on the obverse that are fully toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A condition census offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated $1 1848 1848
AU55 PCGS
25318414
Original $2750 Low Mintage Date, Near Choice Original, Steely Reflective Luster, Mottled Toning, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes have a tiny mintage of 15,000 coins, and survivors are scarce at all grade levels. This original example is a nicely detailed with slight rub on the high points. Surfaces are covered with mottled accents of gold, golden-brown, cobalt-green and lavender patina on both sides. Under a light source, the fields provide ample steely luster that is expected from well preserved surfaces. Scattered small abrasions are noted in the upper obverse fields and on Liberty's upper body. PCGS has only certified 24 examples at the AU55 grade level and many of those are considered marginal when viewing CoinFact auction images. A near choice offering from the Missouri Collection that is housed in PCGS 2014 generation holder. Accurately priced for the quality with a firm asking price.
Seated $1 1850 1850
Open 5
AU50 NGC
3515519004
Market Acceptable $2250 Rare Low Mintage Date, Reflective Gun Metal Gray-Blue Surfaces, Attractive Overall Appearance, Details Grade, 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 1850O 1850-O
F15 PCGS
37060232
Choice $675 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Philadelphia Collection. Second year of New Orleans mint Seated dollar issue with low mintage of 40,000 pieces; most circulating in the Mississippi Basin. There are rumors of some pieces being melted by bullion dealers. Most survivors are well worn and this offering is probably typical. Removed from circulation and placed into a reactive environment where the surfaces grow a thick layer of crusty gray patina. As a result the surfaces are well protected and choice. There are two ancient marks in the right obverse field worth nothing otherwise the surfaces are well preserved and attractive. Removed from a Library of Coins of album where it probably resided for several decades at a minimum. Freshly graded in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Consigned from the estate of an early LSCC club member; The Philadelphia Collection.
Seated $1 1853 1853
AU50 PCGS
4225952
Original $1675 Better Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A pleasing 1853 Liberty Seated dollar with steely fields and light gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, the obverse reveals embedded rose and blues along with residual luster. Reverse is also steely with uniform gray shades. Strike is complete with well impressed devices and stars. There is one rim bump on the reverse adjacent to the arrow heads mentioned for accuracy. Limited wear and fairly graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder.
Seated $1 1855 1855
VF30 Details raw
Cleaned $1600 Rare Philadelphia Date, Higher Circulatied Grade Filler, Cleaned & Corroded, Philadelphia Collection. One of the rare Philadelphia dates with tiny mintage of 26,000. Circulated examples are infrequently seen in the marketplace. Current pricing structure could be seen as a value situation for collectors. This 1855 offering was plucked as is from an old Library of Coins album. The obverse has been cleaned with corrosion spots throughout the fields. The reverse is close to original but with some faint tooling through and below the denomination. Obviously a filler coin that requires appropriate discounting. I believe the offer price is low enough to entice a collector to acquire as a filler until a better specimen can be located. Consigned from the estate of an early LSCC club member; The Philadelphia Collection. Fairly priced.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
VF25 raw
Cleaned HOLD
$300
Long Ago Cleaned, Retoning Dull Gray, Typical Strike, Mostly Unabraded, Philadelphia Collection. Surfaces have seen a long ago cleaning and now retoning. Obverse is a dull light gray while reverse is mostly untoned with golden shades at the periphery. Priced accordingly and ideal for a value level Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the Philadelphia Collection and plucked out of old Library of Coins album.
Image Available Soon 1859-O
P01 PCGS
33538256
Choice HOLD
$350
New July 12! Only 1859-O PO01 CAC Approved, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Osprey Collection. Honest wear. Only one of four No Motto Seated dollars at the Poor 01 grade level with CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1859S 1859-S
F12 raw
Cleaned $595 First Year San Francisco Production, Old Mechanical Clean, Potential Filler For Dansco Collection . The first year of San Francisco production of the Liberty Seated dollar denomination. Mintage of 20,000 with most being exported. This survivor has been obviously cleaned with obverse hairlines. Surfaces are a dull gray as a result. Suitable as a filler within a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the Philadelphia Collection and plucked out of old Library of Coins album.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
AU58 NGC
3602867010
Original $1325 Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. Essentially a twin to the 1864 NGC AU55 Seated dollar also being consigned by the Missouri Collection. Thick crusty gray-brown patina covers both sides. Luster is muted, as to be expected, since the toning is so thick. Bright light viewing exposes gold hues that are a testiment to the strict originality for this well preserved 1860 New Orleans strike. Most high end AU and mint state 1860-O dollars are found with bag marks due to a release of several bag by the Treasury during 1962-1964 timeframe. This example is obviously not part of that release as the surfaces are essentially blemish free and a pleasure to inspect with a 10x loupe. Strike is 100% executed and frankly, it is difficult to discern any wear due to the thick toning. This could very well be a mint state example that has been conservatively graded. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Another excellent offering from the Missouri Collection to consider by those who are fans of crusty originality with respect to their Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated $1 1860O 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.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
VF30 PCGS
83915204
Original $460 New June 7! Popular New Orleans Date, Original Surfaces, Gray-Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, StoneCold Collection. An original 1860 New Orleans strike with just honest wear and accurate grading. Obverse is covered with a gray-rose skin while the reverse is an even light gray. Rims are blemish free. A few micro field ticks are of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another strictly original duplicate offering from the StoneCold Collection.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
EF40 NGC
1871015002
Choice HOLD
$4000
New July 21! Scarce Grade, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Gray Patina, Reflective Fields, . A disputed mintage of 12,462 or 11,758 exists today for the first year 1870 Carson City Seated dollar date. The surviving population is reasonable leading to general availability for collectors. Most survivors will have extensive wear. At the EF or better grade level, this date is scarce when choice. The Murphys Collection is a no question choice original specimen with steely gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, the gray patina melts away to expose mostly unabraded reflective fields. There are a few tiny obverse contact marks on Liberty that are ancient and blend in well with the toning. A desirable example that should not last long on the GFRC price list. The Murphys Collection consignor did some soul searching in letting this piece go but more home improvements projects bring about a need for capital. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Off the market for over 15 years with no CAC attempt.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
VG08 raw
Cleaned $950 Initial Carson City Seated Dollar Date, Cleaned, Retoning Light Gray, Philadelphia Collection. Mintage of 12,462 for the initial year of Seated dollar production at the Carson City mint. The discovery of the Comstock Lode during 1859 brought about the need to refine and mint silver locally resulting in the construction of the Carson City mint. The first 1870-CC dated dollar were struck on February 10, 1870. Many were shipped by wagon train to Reno, Nevada and were heavily marked during transport. This surviving example is ideal as a filler for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Surfaces are reflective from an old cleaning. rims are unabraded as are the fields. There is one arcing contact mark above the obverse shield. Both sides are retoning a light gray leading to decent eye appeal in a bookshelf display. Consigned from the estate of an early LSCC club member; The Philadelphia Collection. Fairly priced.
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.
Seated $1 1871CC 1871-CC
VF30 raw
Original $5000 Rare Date, Thick Crusty Original Patina, Strong Devices, Filed Obverse Rim Bruises, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. 1871 Carson City Seated dollar production was limited to a tiny 1,376 strikes. Q. David Bowers estimates that 85 to 125 probably exist in circulated grades today. Acquisition of an 1871-CC example is a prized moment for most collectors. GFRC is pleased to be offering a raw example graded Very Fine 30 with steely surfaces. Surfaces are original with thick crusty reddish-gray and brown patina. Obverse right field and Liberty's mid section have a few scattered micro ticks while the reverse is just plain crusty and blemish free. The issue, with this example, is several obverse rim bruises that were filed down towards maintaining a planar rum across the entire periphery. These rim file marks are most noticeable by stars 1 and 2. Minor filing is also seen by stars 9 and 11 through 12. Housed in a custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades. From the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1871CC 1871-CC
VF25 raw
Market Acceptable $5500 Series Key Carson City Date, Uniform Light Gray, Ancient Clean, Retoning, Philadelphia Collection. Lowest mintage of any Liberty Seated dollar and always in demand by collectors. Locating choice example is an ongoing challenge as all are locked up in collections. This 1871-CC Seated dollar offering is part of the Philadelphia Collection and resided in a Library of Coins bookshelf album for decades before being consigned to GFRC. When evaluating the Philadelphia Collection, I thought long and hard on whether to send this piece to PCGS as it has seen a long ago clean with nice gray retoning. Technically, this dollar has been cleaned but the eye appeal and coloring is in the GFRC Market Acceptable category. This offering remains in raw condition as when removed from the album. GFRC images accurate capture coloring and smooth surfaces. Rims are completely unabraded. Easily grading VF25 and priced at essentially half of the $10,000 PCGS VF25 Price Guide. Consigned from the estate of an early LSCC club member; The Philadelphia Collection.
Seated $1 1872 1872
VF25 raw
Choice HOLD
$375
With Motto Type, Crusty Original Gray Surfaces, Perfect Rims, Minimal Abrasions, Accurately Graded. A 2019 FUN show purchase to help an elderly gentleman exit this piece at a fair price. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina. Minimal abrasions other than a bag mark in the upper right obverse field. Rims are perfect. An inexpensive With Motto type coin for a Dansco set.
Seated $1 1872CC 1872-CC
VF35 raw
Market Acceptable $3000 Market Acceptable Eye Appeal, Gray Patina with Gold and Rose Hues, Old Light Cleaning, Scattered Micro Ticks, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars. During 1872, Carson City Liberty Seated dollar production nearly doubled to 3,150. Q. David Bowers suggest that present day survivors totaled 150-200 pieces. This date saw heavy circulation with many seen at the Good and Very Good grade levels. The offered example, from the New Jersey Collection of Seated Dollars is toned a light to medium dull gray resulting from a long ago cleaning. Embedded gold coloring is seen under a bright light with even residual mint frost surrounding the date digits. Outside of the protected date area, the balance of the coin has seen a light cleaning with very faint hairlines. Blemishes are limited to several tiny reverse bag marks with rim integrity being all there and mark free. A Market Acceptable quality rating has been assigned as the retoned gray coloring is acceptable though the surfaces are dull. Housed in custom Capital Plastic holder for nearly two decades and an opportunity to acquire a rare date Carson City dollar at a value price. If purchasing two or more of the New Jersey Carson City strikes, the Capital holder will be included in the purchase.
Seated $1 1873CC 1873-CC
VF25 PCGS
37060897
Choice $23500 Carson City Key Date, Choice Original, Natural Gray Patina, Clearly Superior to All Auction in Past Decade, Philadelphia Collection. Ex. Kam Ahwash. The only known dies. Rarity-4+. The 1873-CC Seated Liberty dollar brings a low mintage of 2,300 pieces and status as the rarest Seated dollar issue from the Carson City Mint. The 1871-CC date has a lower mintage of 1376, but the 1873 issue has a lower survival rate. There is speculation that many 1873 dated pieces were melted later in the year to provide bullion for the new Trade dollars. This is a remarkable offering that has been stored in the estate of an early Liberty Seated Collectors Club member for decades and is being brought to market by his daughter. The Philadelphia Collection includes seventeen Seated dollars with the 1873-CC being the finest condition. A choice example that is heads and shoulders above those VF25-VF30 offerings seen at major auction during the past decade. Crusty gray patina covers both sides and is well captured in the GFRC images. All major design elements are bold at the assigned VF25 grade level. Fields have light contact marks that are ancient. A substantial offering that should capture the attention of advanced Liberty Seated dollar and Carson City Mint enthusiasts. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 style holder. The original Kam Ahwash handwritten flip insert is also included.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1873CC 1873-CC
EF45 PCGS
27461035
Choice $2250 Scarce Carson City Date, First Year Issue, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Ex. Bill Cowburn Collection. First year issue with mintage of 124,500 with most heading to China for West coast commerce payments. A semi-key date that is scarce is all circulated grades. This strictly original example is covered with pleasing gun metal gray patina. Under a bright light, surfaces present a steely appearance as one would expect from naturally toned silver. Fields are free of significant blemishes with a bagmark near the left facing eagle wing being the only item to mention. Strike is well executed and complete. Fairly graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Part of a large Trade dollar set offering from the Cumberland County Collection with important Bill Cowburn pedigree. Bill's Trade dollar articles can be found in older Gobrecht Journal issues.
Trade $1 1874 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 1874CC 1874-CC
AU53 PCGS
3752418
Original $1250 Historical Carson City Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Creamy Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Fairly Graded. A fairly large mintage of 1,373,200 for a Carson City date. Most of the mintage went to China and heavily circulated as part of Oriental commerce. Chopmarked 1874-CC dollars are always available due to long stays in the Orient. This survivor retains most of its frosty luster including active cartwheels under a light source. Strike is completely executed on both sides. Areas of mint frost are easily detected within the lower reverse, throughout the legend and surrounding the obverse stars. Obverse fields have stray hairlines during 10x loupe inspection and account for the assigned grade. Toning is a light creamy gold with bolder shades on the obverse. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990.
Trade $1 1875CC 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 1875S 1875-S
MS62 PCGS
82665363
Original HOLD
$1150
New June 1! Single Chop Mark, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Abrasion Free Surfaces, Pleasing and Fairly Graded. If in the market for a chop marked Trade dollar, then this 1875-S example with a single well placed chop mark might be for you. The host coin is quite pleasing with frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Fields are essentially unabraded with just two faint obverse bag marks of no consequence. The single chop is placed in the center obverse and shallow enough to preclude reverse deformation in the corresponding area. As a result, the reverse is 100% as struck. I've not been able to establish the country of original for the chop but will be in consultation with Shanghai agent Harry Zhang to verify if of Chinese origin. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Chop Mark" listed on the label. A lovely example with frosty eye appeal and no distractions. Should not last long at the asking price as so popular when this attractive.
Trade $1 1875S/CC 1875S/CC
AU55 PCGS
27461046
Original $2750 S/CC Die Variety Rarity, Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Traces of Peripheral Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Ex. Bill Cowburn Collection. The 1875-S/CC is the only major Trade dollar die variety recognized by PCGS and listed in a standard Red Book. Intended as a regular 1875-S production issue but now a significant rarity due to S mintmark being punched over poorly effaced CC mintmark. GFRC is pleased to offer an affordable AU58 specimen from the Cumberland Country Collection that was previously source from Bill Cowburn at the time of his untimely passing. This example offers frosty cartwheel luster emanating from mostly untoned surfaces. Under a bright light, there is a hint of peripheral gold on both sides. Strike is typical with some weakness at stars 5 and 6. Obverse fields have some micro chatter with one line in the left field that requires mentioning. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. Please note that there is no rose coloring on the lower obverse or reverse as per the GFRC images. This piece is essentially untoned and frosty.
Trade $1 1876 1876
VF25 PCGS
34415902
Original $2250 Extremely Rare 1876 II/II Die Pairing, No Auction Records, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Steely Fields, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. An extremely rare 1876 Type II/II design hub pairing that is without auctions records. In the new Whitman Mega Red Book, Bowers lists the die pairing without pricing estimates and indicates extremely rare in the footnotes. Most surviving 1876 Trade dollars will be found with Type I/II design hub. GFRC is most excited to handling an example of this major die variety rarity that has nice original surfaces. A light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, steely fields comes to life with light gold coloring on the obverse. Fields have a few scattered micro ticks but well within the range of what can be expected at the VF grade level. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Obv 2 Rev 2" specified on the label. A major die variety offering from the Cumberland County Collection. Please that the GFRC images illustrate light rose coloring on the lower obverse and reverse. This coloring is an artifact of the photography process and not on the coin. This piece is even light gray.
Trade $1 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
AU58 ANACS
5279254
Cleaned $1600 Popular Doubled Die Reverse Variety, Uniform Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Retoned, Faint Hairlines Under 10x Loupe, Details Grade, 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 1876CC 1876-CC
Double Die Reverse
EF45 PCGS
14986367
Original $1750 Popular Doubled Die Reverse, Original Surfaces, Steely Residual Luster, Light Silver Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. Within the 1876 Carson City date is a popular Double Die Reverse variety wih rotational die doubling within the olive branches and at the denomination. The Cumberland Country set piece for the 1876-CC date is that die variety. The variety is listed within CoinFacts and the Whitman Mega Red Book. This example has nice original steely surfaces with residual mint frost surrounding the motifs on lower reverse. Under a bright light, the surfaces are reflective with a substantial amount of luster that one would expect from a higher graded coin. Surfaces are strictly original with a thin layer of silver gray patina. Strike is complete with additional die doubling visible within the eagle feathers. Let's call this one as being slightly undergraded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. The PCGS label reads, "Doubled Die Reverse" in bold lettering. Please note that the GFRC images suggest some rose and green hues on this piece. These are photography artifacts as the Trade dollar in hand indicates unform light silver gray coloring.
Trade $1 1876S 1876-S
MS64 NGC
2644244005
Choice $2250 Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Near Gem Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Mirrored Fields, Type I/I, Saco River Collection. During 1876, trade dollars were produced in high volume at the San Francisco Mint and were struck primarily from Nevada silver. Resulting mintage was 5,227,000 coins. Most coins were shipped to the Orient for commerce purposes while a few were circulated domestically, particularly before the demonetization act of July 22, 1876 took effect. The gorgeous example obviously did not reach the Orient and instead saw careful preservation for today's collectors to enjoyed. Die pairing hubs are Type I/Type I and typical for the date. A close inspection of this important Saco River Collection offering revealed mirrored fields and bold reflective cartwheel luster. The semi transparent rose-gray patina does not limit the luster. Rather bright light viewing exposes underlying rose, gold and sky blue shades. Fields are mostly blemish free with a few scattered micro lines needing to be mentioned. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Please give this lovely 1876-S trade dollar some special consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. From the Saco River Collection.
Trade $1 1877 1877
MS64+ PCGS
34936763
Gem $3375 Gem Original, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Blue Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Typical Strike, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Osprey Collection. GFRC is incredibly proud to be offering this gorgeous 1877 Philadelphia struck Trade dollar. Upon initial inspection, the vibrant cartwheel luster and copper gold coloring jumps out and grabs your attention. Let start with a review of the obverse. Copper-rose toning covers most of the obverse center with a transition to sky blue at the star and date punch. Reverse coloring tilts more towards copper-gold with embedded aquamarine. Sky blue and orange-gold intermix at the peripheries. These colors are transparent to the underlying frosty luster. Fields have a few scattered micro ticks of no consequence. Finally, strike is typical with some weakness at the upper obverse stars. Overall, this 1877 would best fit into a collection of superior eye appealing toners. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A splendid eye appealing offering from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877 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.
Trade $1 1877CC 1877-CC
EF40 PCGS
32476500
Original $1150 Popular Carson City Trade Dollar Date, Near Choice Original. Steely Fields, Residual Reflective Luster, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. A reasonable mintage of 534,000 with most intended to be shipped to San Francisco and then exported to the Orient. However, some pieces were released in Nevada and immensely disliked by local merchants. This surviving example is well preserved with gray obverse patina and residual reflective luster during bright light viewing. The reverse is covered with residual golden mint frost throughout the legend, denomination, and surrounding lower eagle devices. The mint frost validates the strict originality. Strike is well executed. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Trade dollar duplicate from the Murphys Collection.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
MS62 PCGS
10883606
Choice $1150 New June 27! Semi-Proof Like Fields, Swirling Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Faint Golden Shades, Well Preserved, Osprey Collection. Semi-proof like fields are the highlight of this choice original 1877-S Trade dollar. Both sides are equally reflective with no visual distractions. A thin layer of golden patina covers the obverse while the reverse is faintly toned with gold overall and violet at the denomination. The GFRC images amplify the coloring. Just imagine sharp reflective luster through a transparent layer of golden shades. This is how this 1877-S Trade dollar will appear on arrival. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and fairly graded. Fields have some faint chatter that is consistent with the assigned grade. Overall, a quality Trade dollar offering from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
Chop Mark
AU58+ PCGS
80251736
Choice $950 New July 17! Single Chop Mark, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Reflective Luster, Light Toning, Osprey Collection. The only PCGS AU58+ graded 1877-S Trade Dollar with chop mark certification. This choice example offers steely reflective luster and light violet toning that is a bit amplified by GFRC photography. Cartwheels are vibrant during bright light inspection. Fields are unabraded. A single chop mark is well hidden in the obverse wheat stalks. It is difficult to imagine how this heavy silver dollar was transported to the Orient, certified and then returned to the United States without abrasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. More great offerings that we have come to expect from the Osprey Collection.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
AU58 NGC
3659918002
Choice $950 Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Gold and Peripheral Blues, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. A high mintage common date offering but with superior toning and eye appeal. If adding an 1877-S Trade to a type set or full date and mintmark set, then this offering should be immediate scooped up. Surfaces are somewhere between steely and reflective and produce huge amounts of brilliant luster under a light source. Then there is the gorgeous toning that consists of rose-gold with peripheral blues at the rims. Rose is predominant on the obverse while gold is mainly seen on the reverse. Strike is completely executed. There is faint rub on Liberty's right facing breast there the grading is accurate. Eye appeal wise, this piece is superior to MS60/MS61 graded examples and worthy of the asking price. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A most attractive offering from the Cumberland County Collection that should not last long. Once viewed in hand at the FUN show, this piece will be gone.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
EF45 raw
Original $200 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.
Trade $1 1877S 1877-S
VF30 raw
Original HOLD
$150
Original Crusty Gray, Honest Wear. 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 1878CC 1878-CC
EF45 PCGS
20736928
Choice $4350 Series Key Date, Steely Residual Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gold Peripheral Toning, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. The Trade dollar series key date with mintage of only 97,000 pieces. Trade dollars were discontinued on February 22, 1878 by decree from Secretary of Treasury John Sherman. At the Carson City mint, 56,000 were struck in January 1878 and another 41,000 in February. Of the 97,000 pieces struck, a portion of the mintage was part of the 44,148 undistrubted dollars to be melted on July 19, 1878. This Carson City date is rare in Good through Very Fine and very scarce in EF and AU grades. This example is perfectly original with choice surfaces. Residual steely luster is prominent on both sides. Light gold patina is seen at the peripheries. Regardless of spending time in circulation, the fields are surprisingly mark free and choice. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a large Trade dollar set offering from the Cumberland County Collection and worthy of consideration. An ideal key date cornerstone for anyone anticipating the construction of a Trade dollar set.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
AU50 PCGS
82136077
Original $325 Thick Crusty Original Patina, Steely Fields, Medium Gun Metal Gray Toning, Fairly Graded. Thick crusty patina covers both sides. Toning is mostly gun metal gray. Under a light source, residual steely luster is evident and still peeks through the crusty toning. Obverse fields have a few fully toned over lines that are mentioned for accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An inexpensive example for those seeking a fully original crusty Trade dollar as type coin.