Gobrecht, Liberty Seated and Trade Dollars

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There are 17 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 25, 2023

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Liberty Seated Dollars
Seated $1 1842 1842
Choice $950 New May 7! Choice Original.. Gray and charcoal patina covers both sides of this early-date Seated dollar, with the deepest shades evident at the rims. Strike is typical, with a few of the star centers soft. The coin of the realm in this era was the half dollar, produced into the millions, while Seated dollar mintages were apt to be much smaller, in this year less than 200,000 pieces. This example is far better than usually seen, and a walk through any large coin show will quickly reveal washed out, white examples. CAC has certified 112 pieces in all grades. The CAC price guide value is $760 in VF35, $1,050 in EF40. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.3 (2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated $1 1843 1843
Choice $825 New May 10! Deep Gray Toning, Steely Fields, Unspoiled and Attractive. 1990s ANACS grading brought the popular small white holder and accurate assessments. As a result, many of these holders have been left alone and still actively trade in the marketplace. Case in point is this naturally toned 1843 Seated half with crusty gray patina. Under that "skin" are steely fields which present themselves well under a bright light. In particular, the gun metal blues on the reverse are quite attractive. Abrasions are limited to one hidden contact mark to the right of the cap, otherwise the fields are close to pristine. Let's remember that we are discussing an EF coin that has seen circulation. Overall, a thoroughly pleasing type set possibility with perfect originality.
Seated $1 1844 1844
Choice $12500 Rare Grade, Doubled Die Obverse, Golden Coloration, Partially Mirrored Fields . Consignor Price Reduction - Only 20,000 1844 dated Seated dollar were struck with a doubled obverse die which easily validates this offering as a circulation strike. With 10x, four stripes on each of the vertical shield lines is easily confirmed. This is a challenging date which is seldom offered at the Mint State level. PCGS population report indicates nine at grade with four finer. Light golden toning is evident on both sides with darker shades at the date and a horizontal toning band on the reverse. Partially mirrored fields result in reflective luster under angled lighting. A lovely example for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. This piece has proven difficult to photograph leading to the decision to employ the PCGD TruView for proper presentation.
Seated $1 1846 1846
Choice $3650 Superbly Preserved, Rose-Gray Obverse Patina, Pristine Steely Fields, Fully Struck. An attractive and well preserved 1846 Seated dollar that warrants attention. Steely fields issue notable reflectance under angled lighting. This a fully choice example with intermixed mottled aquamarine, rose, and gray shades on the obverse while the reverse sports patches of olive surrounded by midnight blues. Fields are essentially unabraded and most pleasing during a 10x inspection. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Please note that the images emphasize greenish shades while the coin in hand will exhibit strong rose tones.
Seated $1 1847 1847
Choice $1775 New May 22! Classic Steely Gray Surfaces, Bold Reflectance, CAC Approval. It must be recognized that early Seated dollar were struck based on tendered bullion and not generally intended for circulation. 1847 date silver dollars mintage amounted to 140,750 and a high enough quantity that renders the issue as a type coin. This well preserved survivor exhibits old time surfaces with steely gray patina including peripheral olive toning. Fields are brilliant steely and perfectly original. A strong example that is worthy of consideration. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated $1 1849 1849
Choice $1450 Semi-Scarce Date, Partially Mirrored, Reflective Luster, Choice Original. The 1849 Seated dollar date is semi-scarce with a mintage of 62,600. Of course, locating strictly original examples is a challenge as many marginal pieces have been certified. This lovely example was purchased at the 2022 NH Coin Expo for inventory as it met my standards for a premium piece. Fields are partially mirrored resulting in moderate reflectance under angle lighting. Original gen metal gray-blue shades are intermixed on both sides. There is one ancient line to the right of the right facing arm that does not bother me at the grade. The key to purchasing Seated dollars is the strict originality with natural coin coloration. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated $1 1859O 1859-O
Choice $600 New May 7! Choice Original, Mountain View Collection.. Collectors wishing to acquire a Liberty Seated half dollar on a budget might ponder this strictly original 1859-O lot. Antique gray toning is consistent on both sides. Regardless of extensive time in circulation, this heavy silver piece did not suffer any field abrasions or rim bumps. An unquestionably wholesome example for those that need a No Motto Seated dollar in their circulated type set. CAC price guide is $524 with close to none approved until attaining the VF25 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC green bean.
Seated $1 1860O 1860-O
Original $3350 Near-Choice Original, New Orleans Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Full description will be added if not sold at the Spring 2023 Whitman Baltimore. This piece is immediately available via price list.
Seated $1 1863 1863
Choice $2050 Choice Original, Wisconsin Collection.. Consignor Price Reduction. Seated dollars circulated little at the time of issue, meaning that most survivors cluster around the XF/AU range. A check of the PCGS population report reveals that only 11% of the 1863 Seated dollar population resides in grades below VF. The present example thus represents an uncommon opportunity to acquire a scarce Civil War-dated piece at a more affordable level. This coin exhibits pleasing contrast between the medium-toned central figures and the surrounding, more deeply shaded fields. The “circulated cameo” look is popular among collectors, and, combined with the condition rarity, will create substantial bidder interest. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated $1 1869 1869
Choice $3650 New April 20! Choice Original, Island Lake Collection. If searching for a With Motto Liberty Seated dollar as a proof type, this 1869 dated specimen should warrant consideration. Mintage is only 600 though the survival rate is sufficient in the PF62 and PF63 grades for type. Fields radiate considerable amounts of reflective luster given the heavily polished dies. The lower obverse and upper reverse has a faint gold patina that is mostly transparent. A 10x check of the fields revealed a combination of die polish line and some faint hairlines which are consistent with the certified grade. The overall visual presentation is quite pleasing and consistent with the premium quality of the Island Lake Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Seated $1 1870CC 1870-CC
Original $29500 Sharp Mirrors, Brilliant Reflectance, Golden Patina, Storied Obverse. The 1870-CC Seated dollar date is unquestionably scarce with a mintage of just 12,462 pieces. This newly consigned piece is clearly proof like throughout both sides, although PCGS has not made such a designation. Lovely champagne-gold toning covers both sides. The overall strike is sharp which lends to a cameo effect when viewing under a bright light. Only light weakness exists at Liberty's head and the surrounding stars. A 10x review revealed some light field hairlines mixed in with faint die polish lines. The obverse die (OC-1) has an interesting numismatic story as it was used to also strike the ultra-rare 1870-S dollars, of which just 9 pieces are verified. The following "historical context" quote taken from Heritage Auctions June 2018 sale where this piece sold for $39,600. "After striking a limited number of silver dollars in Carson City -- making the present example one of the first coins struck at that historic mint -- the die was pulled and sent to San Francisco. The San Francisco Mint lacked an 1870 silver dollar obverse die for ceremonies and mementos planned for laying the cornerstone at the new "Granite Lady," which was nearing completion. The festivities required examples of all denominations. Correspondence between San Francisco Mint Superintendent A.H. LaGrange and Carson City Mint Superintendent Abraham Curry suggests that the two mints cooperated to obtain the needed 1870 obverse. Indeed, die markers on this 1870-CC OC-1 example match those on 1870-S dollars as viewed in Heritage's photographic archives." Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder.
Seated $1 1871 1871
Gem $15400 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Partially Mirrored Fields, Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection is back with a gem 1871 Motto Liberty Seated dollar offering that should garner considerable attention. Fields are partial mirrored with the associated reflective luster that explodes during bright light assessment. Surfaces are entirely pristine and unabraded which further enhanced viewing. The in-hand green and rose shades are transparent to the underlying luster. Please don't be fooled by the GFR images, this piece is far from a dark patina with full access to the mirrors with angled light. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 17 at grade with only five better at huge pricing premium to the offer example.
Trade Dollars
Trade $1 1874 1874
Gem $3550 New May 7! Gem Original, Osprey Collection.. Pleasing rose and maroon patina blankets both sides of this GFRC-rated Gem example, with deeper shades at the rims. Central figures are outlined by more intense color that clings to the recessed points. The strike is typical, with Liberty's head a touch soft. The overall eye appeal is strong, and, combined with a low CAC population, this coin will attract significant attention. CAC has approved 41 pieces in all grades, with 17 coins finer. The CAC price guide value is $3,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1876S 1876-S
Gem $5000 Remarkable Preservation, Glowing Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Wicked Good Eye Appeal. Consignor Price Reduction - One must see this amazing 1876-S Trade dollar to appreciate its remarkable preservation state as GFRC images are woefully inadequate. Yes, the Osprey Collection is back with another gem offering. This 1876 San Francisco Trade dollar was likely struck from Nevada mined silver. Most of the five million plus struck found their way to the Orient with few gem survivors. Let's start the description by pointing out that a micro mint frost is uniformly present across devices and fields. This metalized "skin" reflects a frosted sheen and swirling cartwheels. Obverse toning is a pretty light orange surrounded by transparent olive. Faint gold is seen on the reverse. A few micro ticks of no consequence located in the fields. Bottomline? This is a marvelous offering for a highly advanced collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with CAC approval.
Trade $1 1877 1877
Choice $845 New May 25! Tougher Philadelphia Strike, Golden-Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. This 1877 Philadelphia struck Trade dollar is all that one could ask for when CAC approved. Both sides are covered with a golden-gray "skin" that screams originality. Surfaces are well preserved and choice. Bright light inspection exposes frosty golden luster with some cartwheel action. This piece is so appealing that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is hereby made! Priced a tad below the CAC price guide. Housed in new large font NGC holder with edge view insert.
Trade $1 1877 1877
Choice $565 New May 20! Steely Gray and Rose, Unquestionably Original, Perfect for Type. The having the same "common date" pricing structure, the 1877 Philadelphia mintage only one third of its San Francisco counterpart. So yes, the Philly strikes will be a bit more difficult to locate. Adding the need for choice original surfaces and the scarcity increases quickly. This new purchase was added to inventory for its unquestionable originality and light golden gray patina. Under a bright light, the obverse reveals some subtle rose. The residual luster is crisp and best described as steely-frosted. The upper obverse is weakness struck but originality is the trump card in my book. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder.
Trade $1 1878S 1878-S
Choice $380 New May 20! Inexpensive Type, Natural Olive-Gray Toning, Excellent Surfaces. Classic circulated eye appeal is readily available with this 1878-S Trade dollar. Beautifully preserved at a mid-circulated grade with olive-gray patina and steely fields. Bright light viewing shows the fields shifting to light blues resulting in a nice cameo effect. Great as an inexpensive type coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.